Johnson played in the UA game in 2013...and was a top 100 player in the country himself.
I honestly didn't try and leave anyone off the list i put up, more just ran down the roster and picked out most of the names. I hope Clark comes back healthy, and makes an impact. A few of these guys could at least impact ST this year even if they aren't touching the ball in the offense
Top 6 playmakers?
Samuel Wilson Marshall EzE R. Smith Thomas Dunn Ball D. Smith, Spencer, Heuerman, Vannett, C. Smith
That's twice that number, and it excludes Dixon as well as a couple of freshman who will likely RS.
I hope the weapons are there to do what we need to do, but looking at those names should make everyone feel pretty good
I think a top 10 finish is what i want and expect every year.
The talent at OSU is top 5 (maybe even top 3). The coaching is top 5. Yes we are now breaking in a new qb, but so are a lot of other good teams.
This year still hinges on Sparty. If we beat Sparty, it's playoff or disappointment. I think we still have the talent to win em all
Is there any way we get another one of these from Tyvis this year?
Proud alumni of The Woodlands High School. I was pissed when he committed to Bama, since I figured he would go to Texas/A&M. Now he's a Buckeye, not bad
Not to be a buzzkill but I recall buckeye fans laughing when Gardner and co. were doing these activities last year
I just think it's hard when you are in a season to say "yea we suck." Does that make the guys on your unit want to work harder? He can say the same things like "we need to execute better, we need to tackle better" and he was saying those things too, but at some point he is right. If OSU won the National title 6-3, would it be any sweeter than winning it 49-48? I'd celebrate just as much either way. IF OSU wins, I'm happy no matter what, knowing of course everyone can be better
I appreciate the positive vibes and I share them.
It is almost always a team who people have questions about going into a season that surprises and answers the call. FSU and Auburn last year were both question marks going into 2013. Bama in 2012 was "replacing tons on a great defense" and were even better.
I see no reason that i should be a pessimist before games even kick off. I want to see a swagger on D that I haven't seen in a couple years, and a consistently efficient offense.
In the past 12 years, OSU has had 3 perfect records going into bowl games.
Personally, one of the most interesting battles to me is DE when Spence is out. We have to play VT without him, so we need someone who will be able to go out and make plays against a quality OL
Ratings of Conley & Apple?
All 3 of them were 4* guys, and Reeves was a top 10 CB his year in high school. Just because he looked bad at times last year doesn't mean he doesn't have the skillset to be good.
Bosa was a beast last year, but it isn't like he wasn't a stud recruit himself (fringe 5*). I'm happy he is getting some recognition for it of course and hopefully we can tear it up with basically 3 of the top 50 players in college football on our D-line...
Guy should average a double double in the B1G honestly.
I think he can do that, and be a 12/10/2 blocks type of guy. He's never going to fool us into thinking he's Shaq, but he can be a solid contributor. He has shown flashes of downright great play, but those last like 3-5 minutes, then he takes a stupid foul and sits on the bench
Some people are never satisfied and I get that. Urban and you are the same. He wants the #1 class every year just like all of us.
However, we don't go out and sign 35 guys ever. A lot of top schools sign around 10 3* guys every class, with 10-13 4* guys and 2-3 5* with specialists sometimes.
As many have said, if a kid comes to camp, and Urban thinks he deserves and offer, like some of these 3* guys have done, then who are we to disagree?
Also, you say we aren't a favorite for Harris or Burrell, yet we are almost 100% the predictions on 247 for both (34/34 people say Burrell ends up a Buckeye). Richmond isn't that loud on anything, but we are right there with Tennessee, so I don't know why you think we lose out on all these guys, especially when Meyer is the best closer in the game today
This is a theme for you. Say you aren't trying to be negative, then you are extremely negative in your post. Being realistic, then saying we will lose out on all 3 of Burrell, Harris and Richmond is funny to me
My issue with this is that LBJ only signed for 2 years. Let's say you wait on Love, that means POTENTIALLY you may only have both of them for a year. I'm not saying LBJ leaves Cleveland, but would it be the first time?
I assume LBJ stays in C-land for his career now as he sees what he wants but who knows
I don't know who laughed at you, but i think many on here knew Sweat was a 5* talent before the opening, so maybe the blow up happened months ago?
Anyway, hope we get the kid. Other sites are saying it is VT/UGA out in front by a modest margin
I'm pretty sure I saw earlier this week he moved his visit to the 28th? Someone correct me if I'm wrong
I wonder if you can have "Co" coordinators who actually are Co in every form of the word. Gameplan together, then maybe each makes calls series by series, or a rotation of some sort (ie if one guy is calling a great game, he keeps calling etc).
I just don't know if something like that is possible in a major sport where someone has to be blamed for bad outcomes
Maybe Baker isn't afraid of competition, and he thought he had a better chance to be a high draft pick at Florida, where he will play in the SEC, which most would agree is the best and deepest conference.
Maybe Urban wanted him and he got beat out. It happens
The Scum one from 68 is framed in my bedroom. That is the one that I would have been pissed if excluded. Obviously that other 'lose' comes from the many other Michigan losing flowers on the ground
I wish Vrabel or someone on the staff would fix the overpursuit our guys did over and over again the 2nd half of the season. Our D-line never held the edge for reverses and throwback screens.
I just hope the D gets onto the same page this year
Why not? Can play in the SEC and play in his home state. I'm not saying he goes to Kentucky, but Elam stayed there last year as a 5* DT who Bama wanted badly
I have a couple thoughts/comments on this:
1. Would we be rotating during a drive, or would we leave the same 4 guys in throughout one drive, then bring in 4 new linemen for the next drive? I feel that may be effective in quarters 1-3, then leave the best players in in the 4th quarter for the most important drives if need be
2. How many up tempo offenses are we going to see this year? This is one of the reasons why offenses became so up tempo; to wear down defenses. So if your philosophy is to rotate guys, then you are unable to due to the offense dictating substitutions, are we going to be worse off because our guys are used to going 100% for 5 plays, then taking the next 4 off, as opposed to playing to their best when they are tired at the end of a long drive in the 3rd quarter?
Just my thoughts
Never going to knock a kid for going where he wants, but hasn't UNC been under a huge investigation for their athletes not getting an education?
Wish the kid well, but thought that was ironic at the least
OT may be the best move if he puts on weight. There are some 6'6'' or 6'7'' DEs