27-17 Ohio State.
- Whoops. Double post.
- Glad to see James Clark re-emerge on a depth chart. Every time his name has been mentioned the past 2 years it's always been a "he's got a LONG ways to go before he contributes here" kind of thing, and I loved his HS film.
- K.J. Hill at H-back is interesting as previously mentioned, but I was also surprised to see Parris Campbell at WR, as I was always under the impression he's been at H-back the past 2 seasons. Excited to see him play.
- Glad to see Warren Ball with some kind of role on this team, even though it appears to just be the blocking back on KR.
- Really looking forward to seeing what Braxton and Samuel do at H and PR.
Landed on it at an awkward angle from what I recall.
I said that would happen a long time ago. Dude was way too awkward and lanky to be a LB. Just seemed out of place.
Treadwell really isn't that speedy of a receiver though. More of a big, possession guy. Any catch I've ever seen Treadwell make he's got a defender already on his back, and his 10.3 career yards per catch tells the same story.
Damn good WR though.
I really don't see that much playing time coming for the true freshman this season. Just too much depth in front of them.
We know that Gibson isn't going to redshirt and I'm guessing Hill isn't going to either, but are they really going to see much time in what is already a very crowded WR rotation (Thomas, Smith, Brown, McLaurin, Dixon, Clark, Greene) and when usually only 2 true WR are on the field at any given time? I'm guessing they're going to do some kind of 3-deep platoon here, or maybe several of these guys aren't going to see nearly as much time as we think.
Weber will play, but with him likely being the 3rd (or 4th... I think Samuel will still basically be the RB2) RB he won't see the field too much.
I think the only DL that maybe won't redshirt is Cornell, but there's really no need for him this season with Bosa, Lewis, Holmes, Hubbard, and Slade there ATM.
The 3 LB will all play special teams, but I don't see Baker beating out Worley for #2 SLB, I don't see Hilliard beating out Booker for #2 WLB, but I could possibly see Conner beating Williams out for the #2 MLB spot.
The 4-deep is set in stone at CB IMO with Apple, Conley, Webb, and Lattimore, but I could see one of the FR CBs playing special teams.
I like redshirting guys. I've honestly never loved the idea of burning a year of eligibility simply to be put on kickoff units, unless they're an absolute standout there.
Philly Brown was way underrated when he was at OSU. He was the very definition of solid and dependable (caught everything after a so-so freshman year).
But a #1 WR in the NFL? Yikes. He's a very solid #3 slot guy.
Very excited to see what Samuel does this season.
I'm going to go ahead and predict around ~1,250 all-purpose yards (700 rush, 320 rec, 240 KR) and 13 TD (9 rush, 4 rec).
I still think he'll be the RB2 that moonlights as an H occasionally. He'll get the 2nd most non-QB carries on the team IMO. H is way more logjammed with Marshall, Miller, Wilson, and Campbell.
Ugh... my worst nightmare when benching heavier weights. I'm sorry dude.
That's one thing I've wondered about. This team doesn't really have a center of the future it seems. Lots of guys with tackle bodies.
I think one of Elflein or Price could make the move to center because they both have experience there, but they're also two of the best guards in the country so it's hard to make a move like that unless they really like the young guys (Lisle / Know) behind them at guard.
I like this and honestly it makes a lot of sense.
It doesn't mean his future at QB is dead either; look at Ryan Tannehill (redshirted 1st year as a QB, caught 101 balls for 1,453 yards the next two years as a WR, then played QB as a JR and SR) or Trevone Boykin. I'm excited to see how his career progresses.
4+? Which has only been done twice? I don't know about that.
If he's the #2 guy behind Jalin I say 16 attempts, but if he's the #3 guy behind Jalin and Dontre I'll say 4.
16 PR, 274 yards, 1 TD
Having 13 players ranked in the top 170 players in the nation is ridiculous (and I'm sure they're overrating some of the guys)... but Michael Thomas should no doubt be in the top 100.
I think that's pretty much inevitable. Or at least I hope so.
Love me some Cedar Point. Used to go almost every year back when I lived in West Virginia, but since I moved down to South Carolina last year I don't know if I'll ever get back up there.
At least I've got Fury 325 at Carowinds. I have to say, Fury > Millennium Force.
Yeah, our people really complaining that OSU only had 9 guys on the list?
I know that the sole purpose of a defense is to try and prevent the opposing offense from scoring, and I know it's popular to like the "PPG allowed" stat more than the "YPG" stat... but I've never really agreed with that.
Points per game allowed is obviously sometimes skewed. Say your special teams gives up 3 TD returns on the year, and your offense throws 4 pick sixes... that's 49 points allowed, and your defense had nothing to do with allowing those scores.
If teams can't move the ball on you (YPG), that to me is the sign of a good defense. A lot of times teams just luck out, or their redzone / goal line defense is above average and they keep teams out of the endzone. Both stats are telling, but I like YPG more.
Noah Brown and McLaurin / Dixon I would assume.
Seems like those negative rumors that come out of nowhere always seem to end up becoming true more often than not. As much as people dislike them on this site I always take them seriously; with as much smoke as there was out there on this one no one should be surprised.
It's going to hurt, no doubt.
I noticed that as well. Brown is strictly an outside WR these days. It also kept mentioning that Jalin Marshall is now a full time WR, which from everything we've been told... he is not.
Honestly, it seems like these "rumors" that come out of nowhere that everyone hates so much seem to turn out legit almost as often as they don't. Especially when it comes to transfers.
i guess we'll see.
Parris Campbell (lots of H-back depth in front of him though with Marshall, Samuel, and Wilson)
Terry McLaurin (out of all of the candidates I think he's most suited to take over that deep threat Devin Smith role)
Marcus Baugh (complete lack of TE depth this year)
Marshon Lattimore (if he ever gets healthy)
The DE position now is absolutely stacked for years to come... there's going to be some really good players coming off of the bench. 2016 is a bit crowded / logjammed.
|LE||Bosa, JR||Holmes, SO||Cornell, FR||Thompson, FR*||Jones, FR|
|RE||Lewis, SO*||Hubbard, FR*||Slade, FR*|
|LE||Holmes, JR||Bosa, FR||Cornell, SO||Jones, FR*||Thompson, SO*|
|RE||Lewis, JR*||Hubbard, SO*||Cooper, FR||Slade, SO*||
I think you're probably going to see a few guys move to DT (Thompson, Jones, Cornell)