That's Jim Jackson. His son Traevon Jackson, who currently plays at Wisconsin, was on their AAU team in middle school.
RIP Shane Gandy
Agree with everything you said but certain schools are more willing to take a chance on a kid that might not qualify than others. West Virginia taking Noel Devine as well as SEC schools taking kids they know don't have a good chance of qualifying come to mind.
Also, I don't think Cardale Jones really belongs on that list of players. His quote on Twitter was ridiculous and dumb, but he is supposedly a pretty good student.
You smell that Randy... A shit storms a brewing
Definitely agree with everything you said. I just felt like we were the obvious choice for both after the Wisconsin game where the atmosphere and LBJ impressed them. Now I'm not so sure, both because of this game and because of the lessened scholarship reductions.
Is anyone else as worried as I am about Gesicki and Holley? The game is pretty entertaining and the atmosphere looks pretty crazy. It would hurt to lose both of them to a conference rival.
I understand what you are trying to say but think the situations are completely different. Nobody from what I have seen has argued that Hyde should not be kicked off the team if he did in fact hit a woman, and most have been happy about the immediate punishments for these players actions. Are people happy this happened? Of course not. The only victim in this case is the woman in the Hyde situation, and I'm sure everyone hopes she is ok, which I am sure she will be. She doesn't really affect Ohio State, the reason we are all here. It's not like she won't recover. What allegedly happened sounds terrible, and hopefully the justice system will do its job. I just don't see the comparison to Penn St, as people didn't try to brush this under the rug or allow for this kind of thing to continue in the future.
I voted no. I wish I could have voted "Who cares, he's going to be a doctor"
While down for differing opinions usually irritates the hell out of me, I think it was warranted in this case. I didn't downvote him but I can't blame those that did. This thread is meant to celebrate the addition of a player to this class, one from what I can tell seems like an exceptional young man that is a hard worker and wanted to be a Buckeye. Making one post that he's not excited would be ok. Constantly posting on a thread the player very well might be reading questioning his talents and the coaching staff is guaranteed to get you downvoted into oblivion, especially the way he was doing it.
That said, I am happy you threw him a lifeline. Hopefully, he isn't a troll.
The bottom half of the B1G is just embarrassing. For all the complaints about the SEC and their fans, teams from the bottom half of their conference, especially Kentucky and Ole Miss are far outperforming the lower half of our conference. Vandy has also been doing a good job lately. I don't know if its coaching or what, and it is still early, but hopefully they can turn it around.
Edit: Hovenaut beat me to it, well said. And thanks Jordan, great write up.
Watching a conversation between him and Matta would be epic. Someone needs to make it happen.
The picture of them together is awesome. They already look like part of the Ohio State family. The future looks bright.
Thanks Jeremy, I thought it might be something like that. Is Dilfer the guy that decides? He really seems to care about stuff like that. I remember when Sanchez was coming out of USC and raved about him. One quote was something along the lines that if he and the other quarterbacks went out he would be given the keys for the end of the night. I think he was referring to his leadership but he should have been referring to how he is a terrible quarterback and should be their limo driver.
Jeremy or Miles, can you touch on why Kizer got the golden ticket instead of Harris? Just wandering, as it seemed like most in attendance thought Harris was the best quarterback there including the two of you. Thanks and great job on the summary.
It's not my fault you have a Scottish accent
It's trolling because the question had nothing to do with Ohio State. He brought up OSU himself and whether they would be able to compete in the SEC. Add in the fact that he made it sound like Alabama played all those teams and you get troll tide.
Just speculating here, but I think that low ranking might have been based on what I like to call the worst season ever. I bet Ohio State will be ranked much higher after the perfect season.
Not to mention the amount of money they give to sports that don't generate any profit. I'm pretty sure Ohio State has more athletic programs than any university in the country.
How did BTN rank him as only the fourth best linebacker of the 2000s? There's no way there three better linebackers than him during the decade. Probably Penn State players just because they are known as linebacker u. I'm still pissed that posluszny won that Lombardi award.
Bell isn't currently committed anywhere. In regards to the original question about why Bell is so important, I would trust both the coaching staff, who want Bell really bad, and the staff at this wonderful site over sites such as Rivals. Bell is a big time prospect, and it would be huge to grab a player from the South away from the grips of Nick Saban and Alabama.
*saw you were talking about Thompson, not Bell. My bad.
This year's version of the basketball team is extremely frustrating to watch, even on a night like last night when they pulled out the win. How a college basketball team can be so collectively bad at free throws is astonishing, and the offense makes me cringe almost every possession. While Craft did ok last night, I think it's starting to become clear that Scott has a higher ceiling and runs the offense better. Some of the looks he had for Williams actually looked like basketball in comparison to a lot of the sets they've been running so far this year.
I think he meant beating Alabama and Nick Saban. The state up north has never really been a priority for any OSU coaching staff.
After reading all of the recruiting breakdowns, including this one, I always come to the same conclusion: the silver bullets are going to dominate the B1G for years to come.
Your comment about Notre Dame in bowls is a valid one. As Ramzy mentioned, Notre Dame is able to reach the BCS and other marquee bowl games easier than other teams because of their history and reputation. This usually leads to them playing against superior teams in their bowl games, usually ending with results like last night. I think it's fair to say they need to prove that they can win those games to truly be back among the national elite. I can't even remember their last decent bowl win.
People forget how the refs basically handed Notre Dame the game against Stanford. I refuse to believe that the running back didn't get in the end zone, and think that anyone with eyes not named Lou Holtz would agree. An undefeated season takes a ton of luck, but that game should have an asterisk with it as well.