It's true though. I remember after Shazier left in 13, reading quotes from some of our linebackers saying his departure gave them a chance to step up in more ways than one.
I was surprised at first, but maybe it's not so crazy. Big, strong guy with functional speed, proved against OU he can make some contested catches. There's a lot to work with there if the right team takes him. Plus I think he's a pretty good blocker. I don't see him going in the top 2 rounds, but 3rd round & later he could be a steal as a #2 receiver. I really hope he ends up in New England.
But also exciting to think the depth in our front 7 next year could come close to matching what Bama has this year.
JT Barrett isn't the best passer, but I always thought he was a great fit for our offense. Our O-line regressed, the majority of our receivers failed to step up, the running game wasn't on the same level as the past 4 years, and the play calling was at times very predictable. If the rest of our offense can get it's shit together, JT Barrett can be a major asset to this team next year. He give's us more options running the ball & he can really extend some plays, just give the man some play-makers. I trust we'll be A-OK, Kevin Wilson was arguably the greatest offensive coordinator of all time late in his stint with Oklahoma.
Don't forget about our historic showings in the NFL draft prior to each year..
If we're talking the greatest overall names to come through the program, maybe: Bo, Lou Holtz/Pete Carroll/Tressel, Urban, Saban
It's Austin Powers kicking mini-me. lol. I know that much.
I spent every summer there since I was a kid, and this needs to happen. That's an Ohio State town, no doubt. Worst time ever to be unemployed, otherwise I'd chip in. Depending on how long this stays open, I may be able to to & would willingly contribute $100
YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS. Now that I'm done jumping around, I may or may not burn a couch.
Seriously? What happened to Vaccaro & Byrd?
I'll never understand how that happened either. Vonn Bell is also doing fairly well for a backup safety last time I checked. I think it's just proof that Ohio State can only beat itself in the Meyer era.
Thank you sir.
I came here to point out this exact same thing. It's like comparing Michael Jordan to Larry Bird/Magic Johnson. Michael Jordan was always great, but came to be considered the g.o.a.t after those two had retired & he surpassed their accomplishments. Saban has just been at this a bit longer, but ultimately I think Urban finishes with the better career. The bowl record in my opinion is already tipped in Meyer's favor. And if the 2017 class is any indication, Urban's recruiting is about to hit the next level of legendary. Lets also not forget a saying that's often seen everywhere: don't try to out Bama Bama. Well I'm not saying they run the same offense at all, but they took notes from us. They've switched their approach to recruiting dual threat QB's, and they run more option plays these days. Some might say they're trying to out Ohio State Ohio State on offense while still running that classic Bama defense. It's only a matter of time..
This guy is basically me as a Browns fan, except I don't have time to watch them get their asses kicked every Sunday. I'm only watching today because I liked Cody Kessler at USC & I want to see if he flashes some NFL potential.
I guess for me it could be ruthlessly harassing my Oklahoma friends with OU crying Jordan memes the entire weekend. That's it for sports related trolling.
I like the GIF of the OU horse holding a gun to its head on the thread about nobody caring anymore. lol. Wish I knew how to post it.
I think you might be right. If Texas beats OU, Charlie Strong might have that job locked down for another year or two. A big requirement for coaching at Oklahoma is being able to recruit Texas, and he's as good as anyone there. If Houston wins out and fails to make the playoff, this might be the way things go down.
I didn't see your prediction. You can take the street cred today.
35-24 Ohio State