We have two top-250 players in the country at the DT position. Who cares if we don't get 3? This is an outstanding class and one of the best DT recruiting classes we've had in a very long time!
The interest in more DTs is just being greedy, we aren't needy at DT.
We already have the 6th best DT in the country in Haskell Garrett and no one is talking about Jerron Cage who'se a top-250 national player in his own right. Jerron Cage is the "other guy" and he's higher ranked than any DT in the last 4 years of recruiting.
We're fine at DT this year. I wish Tufele all the best. On to 2018 DT recruiting!
I think Wayne Davis or Josh Meyers is going to win the starting right guard spot this year.
With the talent Urban is recruiting you can't just "wait your turn" to start, 5-stars are going to fight for that job day 1. So I think there's a lot of offensive linemen (and WRs too btw) who need to decide whether they want to be a starter at a place like Cincinati or be a career backup at Ohio State.
Anyone get the feeling about Demario McCall stepping up for Curtis Samuel like you got when Zeke followed up Carlos Hyde?
The NFL draft is the same story every year. White defensive ends and Wide Receivers aren't "athletic and explosive" and will be busts. Meanwhile black linebackers "don't have the instincts" (i.e. are too dumb) to succeed. You hear this crap from ESPN all Spring, then monkey see monkey do fans repeat it on Twitter.
Then everyone gets to look real stupid for their stereotypes when Bosa, Jordy Nelson, Navarro Bowman, etc. take the field.
Keep calling out these bad takes DJ!
I want 3 starting wide outs, maybe 2 rotational guys, and that's it.
If Zach Smith comes back with his "11 guys rotating and none of them getting enough time to develop a relationship with the QB" strategy I'll pull my hair out.
This is why Tyjon Lindsey needs Ohio State way more than Ohio State needed Tyjon Lindsey. When Lindsey vacated his spot Ricky Slade saw a golden opportunity to jump into an uncrowded H-back room at the best program in the world for 5'9" 180lb playmakers.
"Hrm do I want to join the position at the program that made Philly Brown and Jalin Marshall NFL players and just made Curtis Samuel a 1,500 yard player?" Slade thought to himself "why yes, yes I do. Thanks!"
Damn you're right I forgot about Cooper. Those 3 are going to make the Hubbard/Lewis/Holmes rotation look like puppies compared to the dogs we're going to unleash!
Super low-risk signing Max Power. Use the extra scholly to sign him this year. If he turns into the next Mike Webber you're golden, if he never returns to pre-injury form or gets hurt again you give him a medical hardship scholarship and then use the free athletic scholarship to go fishing in the 2018 pool.
Seems very logical to me given how light we are at that position all of a sudden.
and NFL defensive coordinators shrug
Said it before I'll say it again. If I had to pick between Lindsey and Harris I'd choose Harris. This offense hasn't suffered from a lack of small quick guys, our problem has been a lack of effective size players on the outside. Give me a top-250 6'5" guy to add a new weapon to this offense.
That's called a downfield pass, you can find it in the "trick plays" section of the Tim Beck playbook.
Lindsey is now only the 2nd player ranked in the top-100 to commit to Nebraska in the last 6 years. He won't have to worry about competition, that's for sure.
In my life I've always found that when something doesn't smell right it's usually the smell of money.
The Nebraska bagmen must have been out in force.