Up 23-0 in game 1 and up 21-0 in game 2 then put on the brakes. My personal opinion is that Herman put the brakes on with his playcalling. He's got to stay more aggressive even when we have the lead. Great article tho. I'd like to see us run the score up on MSU this year.
After reading the last paragraph, it seems like Fickell had the "bend, but don't break" mentality and Meyer has told him to change it. Looks like there will need to be a lot of improvements this coming year or Ash could be taking Fickell's job.
I honestly think Marcus is quicker and more explosive off of the ball than Noah Spence. The article also read that he was taking reps behind Tyquan Lewis. I'm sure all of this will change as spring practice continues. Another thing to look at is Spence is suspended for the first two games so we are going to need a DE that is ready to play against Navy and Va Tech. I'd give Marcus more 1st and 2nd team reps.
Not going to freak out since it's day 1, but why in the world is Jamal Marcus not working with the 1's? Dude was a monster last year in limited time and played extremely well in the Orange Bowl. I think he's very underrated and not used enough.
Great info Kyle. Not as high on Reeves as you are. I would like to see Apple or Conley in that position. I would definitely be more comfortable with them. Different body styles and types of DBs. I'm ready to see Urban's recruits start going to work in the coming year.
Didn't realize how successful TP was. Obviously for people outside of Columbus and OSU fans, his legacy will always be tainted.
Even though Braxton could hold the majority of the records, I believe he still has to win a bowl game. Take the Dan Marino argument. He holds a ton of records, but never won the Super Bowl and that's why he isn't mentioned with Montana, Brady, Manning, etc. Braxton needs to win a bowl game and hopefully win us a national title.
I didn't read all 51 comments to see if anyone has already pointed it out, but Shelley is easy on the eyes!
How many years will Jones have left after this year? Is he a redshirt junior or sophomore?
We've got a bunch of kids who are studs in their region, but not necessarily studs on the national stage coming in. The national stage guys like Bell, Kwon, and Dixon are the guys that probably expect to play early. I think the other guys know they could have to sit for a year or 2.
In Birm's article from a few weeks back, Kirk said he wanted to visit UCLA, USC, and Oregon in the spring. Hopefully we get an official visit this fall during football season.
Any idea of how many visits he has already taken?
I personally still use the site about the same at work, but I don't visit as much on my phone. It is tougher to navigate through the site on a cell phone. I do miss the column on the side that showed the recent comments from posters.
It would be nice if someone would do a study on the number of players who wouldn't have an opportunity to go to college if they didn't get an athletic scholarship. I'm sick of hearing the argument about getting paid. There also needs to be a study on the number of students who are in college that don't have athletic or academic scholarships. I bet the number is over 50%. The reality is the scholarship that Roby got is about to make him a very wealthy man.
Looking at the list of QB's for the 2015 draft, Braxton made the best decision. He could possibly be a 1st-3rd pick depending on who needs a QB. If he can improve his progressions and ability to read defenses this coming year, he can possibly be a 1st rounder. Excited to have him back.
I like that we are going down into FL and scooping up some kids each year. The staff is doing a great job of bringing in national championship talent. Excited to watch the class of 2015 come together.
I like the black matted helmet, but that's about it.
Did anyone really think Braxton WASN'T coming back? I bet his grade was at least a 4th rounder if not lower. As much as I love having Braxton as our QB, we can all see there are holes in his game. Particularly reading defenses and going through progressions. If he was graded out as an ATH, then I could see him being picked in the top 3 rounds. I'm also happy that he's coming back because that gives JT Barrett an extra year to learn the system and develop.
OSU isn't going to use him in the hybrid role tho. In the article here on 11W, he talked about how the staff didn't want to use him so much like Wilson but more like Corey Brown. He will be more of a true WR than a Hybrid. I'd say they don't want to push him away with the depth we have at Hybrid.
We would have to sign 35 kids every year to keep up with those guys.
Great info Birm... I'm looking forward to seeing how this class fills out. It's fun to watch, but stressful at the same time. Recruiting is everything on the college level.
I agree here. I think if Wimbush called to commit, they'd accept his commitment. While Gibson is the top target, passing on Wimbush wouldn't be ideal considering the staff wants to bring in 2 QBs.
Worst case scenario: Pass on Wimbush, miss on Gibson
Best case scenario: Gibson commits on his visit and helps recruit
Possible scenario: Wimbush commits early, Gibson commits late, Wimbush decommits
I also think if we take 2 QBs, it will be an upper 4* or 5* guy and an ATH playing QB in high school. Both would come in as QBs but the top guy would stay as a QB and the ATH could move to WR or DB.
I've got 1 year of middle school coaching experience and a master's degree. I wonder if my master's would make up for the lack of college experience.
1.) I read there was a new dead period put in place this summer. How many commits and who do you think we land before the dead period?
2.) Who is the Kwon McMillan for 2015? Meaning... Who is the guy the staff will hold a spot for no matter what and recruit the hardest (don't include Gibson unless he is the only guy that fits that spot)?
I'm sure everyone is waiting on my big announcement. I will be making that announcement later today or later this weekend.— Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) February 14, 2014