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Blue Eyed Buckeye


Member since 10 December 2012 | Blog

Class of 2011 The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business MBA
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Comment 26 Jul 2016

I would bet this seals his fate.  It's not good to be a 4th year player without playing time on Urban's team normally; but with Cornell, Dremont Jones, Alabi, Hamilton, Landers, Barrow, Jerron Cage, and Haskell Garrett - Urban has 9 extra reasons to encourage the young man to find a place where he can get playing time.

As with a lot of things in life - it's a long hard arduous climb to the top and once you get there you find the top is covered in slippery material and it's so very easy to slip all the way back down to the bottom.

Comment 23 Jul 2016

I think Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey are locks to commit in August which puts us at 18.

Where does Ohio State go from here?  The program only has 6 seniors departing which means they already have to find 12 underclassmen graduates, injury hardships, and guys they can push to transfer which sure does seem like a lot.  How many more than 18 players can Urban really hope to fit in?

Comment 23 Jul 2016

I think the Wade and Holmes discussions are related.  I get the feeling Holmes and Ohio State right now are "flirting" with eachother but neither quite yet "feels the love."  But with a November 5th official visit planned I wonder if Ohio State is keeping Holmes warm so they can go for a pull-out-all-the-stops recruiting blitz leading up to national signing day should Wade fall out of this class - kinda' like how the staff went all-out on the 2 Maryland commits last year as soon as it became clear the window was open for some flips.

Comment 09 Jul 2016

What I've learned this weekend is I really really want Chase Young in this class.

Imagine, if you will, this scenario in the 2018 season: Nick Bosa wrecking havok as his older brother did from the strong-side DE spot and then on the weak side you have a 50/50 split between a Junior Jonathan Cooper and a Sophomore Chase Young both blasting the left tackle, rotating series-after-series to keep their legs as fresh in the 4th quarter as in the 1st.

Comment 09 Jul 2016
The NFL fills these guys' heads with big ideas to lure them out of college, they absolutely do. You can find dozens of interviews with undrafted players who were given "round 2-3" draft grades by the NFL's board before deciding to declare. Happens all the time. I'll bet the NFL gives 60 people 1st round grades, 100 people 2nd round grades, and 300 3rd round grades - the math just doesn't add up. Then they say "oops didint have all the info undrafted player X our bad" and the player's union doesn't look out for undrafted free agents that won't even last long enough to qualify for an NFL pension so the league just gets away with it. That's why I worry about guys like Jalin Marshall every year. There's all these people trying to fill their head with big ideas, lure them into the draft. The NFL wants as many cheap talented players to declare each year, agents want to lure as many lottery tickets as they can into the draft, and when a player falls through the draft everyone leaves as quickly as they came and then it's just the kid and his broken dreams left to go fight for a roster spot in camp. I completely agree with urban, take away the excuses from the NFL for telling hundreds of college students they will get drafted only to turn around and claim plausible deniability after the fact.