Welcome aboard Mr. Browning! You have made a great choice and you will not regret joining the Buckeyes! Boom!!!!
I had a feeling this would happen soon with Werner decommiting the other day after his Ohio State visit. Let's hope we can land 2 blue chip LB's in his place. Browning and Werner would be great.
Here's how I see it playing out this weekend: Alabama over Florida, Clemson squeaks by Virginia Tech, Colorado beats Washington and Wisconsin wins ugly over Penn State. The committee and powers that be would love to have a #1 Alabama vs. #4 Michigan match-up and #2 Ohio State vs #3 Clemson. They ratings will be ridiculous for the championship game for every scenario except maybe a Clemson vs. Michigan (God forbid!) title game. I'm confident that the Buckeyes will be at #2 or #3 at worst next weekend when the dust settles. It would be amazing if it was an all big ten national championship. On the flip side it would be a little unfair we'd have to beat ttun twice but could it get any better than that? Talk about an unbelievable way to end your season.
#1- Beat Ttun Saturday #2- Beat Meatchicken Saturday #3- Beat scUM Saturday and we'll be in. That's all that matters for Ohio State to advance! Go Bucks!!
I would like nothing more than for the Buckeyes to take the Spartans to the woodshed and win by 50 or more after last year's debacle at home! With the weather not looking to good and all this playoff talk, I anticipate it could be a lot closer game than it should. Let's hope the Buckeyes are focused and block out the distractions.
I can see a scenario where Louisville stumbles against Houston on Thursday and Washington loses again to either WSU or in the Pac-12 championship game. Those teams would be out of the picture for sure. Clemson could lose again as they aren't exactly peaking right now. I don't think you'll have anyone from the Big-12 in there either. That sets things up perfectly for the B1G to get 2 teams in this year, especially since the SEC is down other than Bama. Should be an interesting last 3 weeks!
Let's hope the players and coaches are completely focused on beating MSU this week or this playoff ranking talk will be useless! I'm still sore that they beat us at home with all our future NFL talent last year! It cost us another shot to defend our title. We must take care of business these next 2 games and then we should be in a great position. This team has really exceeded expectations going into the season. Let's continue this fun ride! Go Bucks!
This will be the year a new precedent is set with the CFPC selecting a non champion from a power 5 conference which will be the Buckeyes IF they win out. With Ohio State's resume of who they beat and finishing with one loss I believe it will be too hard to justify leaving them out. The Buckeyes will be #2 this week and should not fall below #4 if they win out. It could be a blessing in disguise if they don't have to play in the big ten championship and beat Wisconsin twice in the same season. If the committee leaves the Buckeyes out with only 1 loss, then it's set in stone that you have to win your conference championship and there will never be a good reason to put a team in the playoff who did not win it's conference championship, Period! A lot can happen in these next two weeks with all the teams still alive but I'm optimistic about the Buckeyes chances if they win out. They must take care of business and with the big 12 and pac10 being down the door is open for this scenario to happen.
This will be the year a new precident is set with the CFC selecting a non champion from a power 5 conference which will be the Buckeyes if they win out. With Ohio State's resume of who they beat and finishing with one loss it will be too hard to justify leaving them out. The Buckeyes will be #2 this week and should not fall below #4 if they win out. It could be a blessing in disguise if they don't have to play in the big ten championship and beat Wisconsin twice in the same season. If the committee leaves the Buckeyes out with only 1 loss, then there will never be a good reason to put a team in the playoff who did not win it's conference championship. A lot can happen in these next two weeks with all the teams still alive but I'm optimistic about the Buckeyes chances if they win out.
It's too bad some people have no sense of humor with the Jim Tressel least favorite moment. He was very conservative with play calling and loved the kicking game. Tressel did a lot of great things for Ohio State but he lacked offensive creativity and was not at the level of Urban Meyer when it comes to recruiting and motivating players. I often find myself saying "what would Tress do in this situation" because he played so conservative most of the time and loved a defensive struggle.
Ok, I missed that you said loss and added Urban Meyer era. That makes sense now.
You mentioned this was "our first true road game." I'm assuming you are not counting Oklahoma because their fans weren't nearly as loud or crazy and it was a Big Ten road game? Lot's of good observations made. I think this game was a big confidence boast to our team playing on the road and overcoming adversity. We'll be a better team because of it. Go Bucks!
That would be great to get both back but I have a feeling at least one if not both will leave early. I'm sure Conley is gone
I think the Buckeyes will get their first real test for their young defence and bend a little but not break. Our offense will get going the second time we have the ball and we will have to settle for a few field goals but in the end I like the Buckeyes on the road 34 to 17. Go Bucks!
What he was trying to say is basically Ohio State's defensive players' eyes will light up when they see plenty of Mayfield's hurried passes sailing right into there arms. Go Bucks!
I have a hard time understanding this thinking by some recruits. Why are you "committing" to a school if you still want to look around and take more visits? Don't give a commitment to a school if you aren't completely sure that's where you want to go. Just wait until you are done with your visits. I respect guys who wait until they know for sure, then commit and stop visiting other schools. I can understand doing that only if there is a major coaching shakeup or the school tells you that you will likely lose your offer because they are pursuing other recruits and you aren't a priority for them anymore. I think it only makes sense to commit until you can honor that and stop looking around.
I'd love to finish with Akers, Okudah, Browning and Falo in this class. It's an unbelievable class now at 18 commitments but still have a feeling 1 or 2 more guys decommitt before February. I love the thought of winning a recruiting title but player development and winning a national championship on the field are most important. Keep up the great work coaches!
Incredible! Thanks for the nice write-up on the top remaining recruits! I hope you are right about how this class finishes. I'd be surprised if we get all of those guys but you never know with this coaching staff and the class they're building.this Should be a fun finish!
This isn't the kind of news we want to hear in the off season. It's a shame he won't be there to lead a very young group of running backs. I'm guessing Curtis Samuel will play a much larger roll at RB and it could be RB by committee. Let's hope this is the last dismissal for this year.
While it may not be the best look to ask a kid to grayshirt after they've been committed for almost a year it's still a long time away from national signing day and gives Sibley plenty of time to visit other schools. Like it or not, college football at this level is becoming big business and if you don't get the best players each year, you will not compete for National Championships on a regular basis. It's too bad that scholarships are tight for 2017 and that each school can't have 90 or 95 scholarship players because there are some you hate to see get away. I feel bad for him and respect his loyalty but it's a competitive business and unfortunately these things happen all the time on the current college football recruiting landscape. I trust Meyer and company know what they are doing and are handling things in a classy manner behind the scenes. I believe we'll land another top running back in this class as a result of this news.
I've only been following Ohio State recruiting for about 20 years but what I've learned over this time is too not get your hopes up too high over any one recruit. They're young men who still have a lot of growing up to do and will leave you scratching your head over things they say and do with the recruiting process. Many are like women in how often they change their mind about the schools recruiting them. It's not a done deal until they sign that LOI. It's a huge decision for them so I can only imagine how hard it would be to choose the best school for them to attend the next 4 or 5 years. It's a fun process to watch as a fan but can also be frustrating if you get too wrapped up in it.
Good luck to all the Buckeyes working out for the scouts today. This huge pro day event can only increase our chances with a lot of top uncommitted recruits. Urban and Co has to be loving it. I think Jones, Miller, Marshall and Bell will be the 4 that can help their draft stock the most with solid showings.
I'm guessing the Browns won't be smart enough to draft a Buckeye again this year. On the other hand, it will probably be a blessing in disguise for their NFL careers to not end up in Cleveland. Until the Browns front office gets their act together, I'll feel kind of bad for any Buckeye that gets drafted by them.
Thanks for the great insight Birm! I think your job would usually be a lot of fun. I have a feeling the hardest part is not revealing when you know about a recruit committing before they make it official. Keep up the good work!
It's hard to guess how this year's draft will shake out for the Buckeyes. It depends some on what happens at the OSU pro day. I think you'll see Bosa, Apple, Elliott, Lee, Decker, Thomas and possibly Bell go in the 1st round. I'm guessing Miller, Perry, Washington, Vannett, and Jones are 2nd and 3rd round guys. Powell and Marshall will probably go in 4th and 5th. Also, I'll add that the Browns will probably not be smart enough to pick any of them. Maybe it will be better for their careers that way.