And that's BEFORE a college strength training program...YIKES!
*Wilbon (thanks, autocorrect)
What did Wilson say? I missed it.
Cannonball helmets. Love it.
Wore the jersey (the $150 version) to the game tonight. Quality was great. Design was even better--I really like the look. Size felt small to me. Too tight through the shoulders and chest. I bought the XL but probably should've went with the XXL. It fit like a fitted T-shirt. Generally Nike stuff runs a little big, so I figured (incorrectly) that the jersey would be even a touch bigger. To me, it fit more like their T-shirts do, which are often too generous in the stomach relative to the shoulders. That said, I really like the look of it. Just wish I could've tried it on for size first, but that's the difficulty of internet ordering.
Fundraising gone out of control. Just seems tacky and desperate. Meanwhile, an actual player can't even accept a granola bar from a fan or booster without getting in trouble. OSU selling their soul for money and using the players to do it with high fives among other things. Just doesn't seem right. Not sure why we should all be compelled to also donate to the university (to the tune of over $1B during the last campaign) when they can just hawk high fives and pregame photos from now on. Sorry, this news is just disappointing and diminishes the brand.
In the same recruiting class? I'm not sure. That would be a big haul indeed. If we have ever had 4 in the past, my guess is they all came from Cleveland Glenville sometime during the Tressel era. Maybe the class of Troy Smith, Tedd Ginn, Donte Whitner and one more I'm not thinking of off the top of my head?
Great update, Andrew. This is a really exciting class. Hoping the appeal of playing with a bunch of other highly-ranked players will pull the last few in who may be on the fence!
Agreed. Not sure if I would feel as let down if it wasn't promised "big news" on the heels on a recent major departure, but still feels like we lost someone.
Birm, you've always handled recruiting with integrity and class, and set the bar for professional conduct in the industry. The Hurry Up is the one thing I am guaranteed to read on 11W every day. I'm sure great things are ahead for you -- and deservedly so -- but your contributions here will be missed. All the best on what's next!
Interrsting article. He definitely has the right perspective and seems like a mature kid. Glad he's bringing his talents to Columbus.
Good color on the family alumni ties, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for sharing.
So we get DPJ??? Pretty please....
Good explanation. That's my understanding of EE calculations as well, but then again, I'm merely a guy who read 11W and message boards a lot.
Best synopsis I've seen/heard yet (unfortunately). Thanks for sharing. I needed the laugh.
Agreed. If we can get our passing game going (starts with pass protection), things could open up very nicely for Zeke. It would become reminiscent of the final three games of the 2014 season.
Fastest article ever after a tweet? Almost like it was whispered to Birm in advance...
Any chance someone could repost / recap what the Tweet said? Looks like it has been deleted.
Yeah, sorry, I should've added the disclaimer: my brain automatically blocks out him and all things that come from TTUN.
I rarely watch College Gameday anymore, but they handled the news of his suspension very well and made some great points on how JT, Urban and the team should respond. Rise to the adversity.
Doesn't look as promising as we would've hoped...
No offense, but if you look at the play calling they chose for Cardale to execute last night, it was the farthest thing from creative, aggressive and unpredictable. Handing the ball off for simple runs into the middle of the pile won't inspire anybody.
Two observations (one good, one bad):
Good: JT is a great runner and gives us the dual threat option that we've needed (I guess the read option isn't dead after all). In fairness, Cardale is not as quick running, but the OC never called those plays for him. Regardless, with JT in the game, the defense can no longer simply key in on EZE.
Bad: our O-line is having a difficult time keeping the defensive line out of the backfield. They tightened it up a bit in the 2nd quarter, but it still needs improvement if they want to be solid against great defenses. The first few series showed it didn't matter who our QB was during passing plays, there was little time to throw.
Happy with the first half. Let's keep the pedal to the floor. Go Bucks!
All you need to know about the guy right here....
For context, the opposing coach lined up his fourth line as starters. In hockey terms, putting your goons out there means you're ready to fight. Torts took offense and removed his first line (to protect them) and matched the move by putting his fourth line out there. The puck dropped and a melee ensued. This video was made to encapsulate the event....