Hey Purdue would be top 3 in the "Big Ten QB U" voting on Drew Brees alone
Most preseason polls are a joke. This one is right up there with the worst I have seen.
There is a strong sentiment around here to dismiss Peppers, and I think that's a mistake among us fans. That being said, the contrary is true as well - UM fans making Peppers into a demi-God. Fact is the kid is a great athlete, who is a tweener. His production last year may not have been eye popping but he has the talent to impact the game, and I think Brown will find better ways to utilize Peppers rather than exclusively as a slot CB.
Michigan had a very good defense last year. I wouldn't say it was elite since I had questions around their front seven - especially those linebackers. I think they should have an even better defense this year and should be more athletic all around. Michigan is going to be a real threat with the talent they bring back on both sides of the ball, as long as they have a QB who can do a bit more than Ruddock who was very serviceable for them. What should make you feel confident as a Buckeye fan is what we did to them in AA last November. That was no fluke. Brown will need to make changes on the fly unlike Durkin - who UM fans were stroking off all season prior to that Saturday. Words to live by: Hate Michigan, but never underestimate them.
I am with you 100%. Some people around here make Devin Smith out to be some kind of god-like figure. He was a solid wide receiver who excelled at one thing. Cardale's failures were not to blame because of Smith's departure. All one has to do is put on the tape and his accuracy and decision making was night and day from 2014. i think a lot of this has to do with Herman making everything extremely simple for Cardale during our run last year. Outside the hash throws, one-two reads max. I believe we threw too much at him at the beginning of this year and it overwhelmed Cardale.
I think we as funs love to see things in black and white. Fact is all of these factors contributed into what we saw in the 2015 Buckeyes. There is no single person to shoulder this blame. If Beck was doing such a horrible job, then why didn't his two superiors step in and make any changes? We saw the same offense from Week one until the day after the MSU loss. If Urban was truly worried about what Beck was doing, he should have stepped in prior to Michigan week, where our offense took major steps forward in creativity and effectiveness with both Beck and Warriner in the booth.
Briles has skirted this issue (and many others) for far too long because he built a winning program at a cellar dweller private school. Once the losses start coming this will crash and burn. I despise Briles and think he gets forgotten about because he coaches at Baylor, but this guy is a total fuckbag - pardon my french.
This is tiresome honestly. Every school negatively recruits in some way. Especially if this in terms of Nebraska's WR coach. (which supposedly it wasn't, then whoever that guy from Nebraska is started touting off towards Smith)
Magary is also a UM grad. And quite often a douchenozzle - but thats neither here nor there.
The Stube is at atmospheric levels compared to Tbell. Honestly that location was a clusterfuck the last 5 years anyways. Lines out the door of drunk ass sorority girls puking in the booths. Go back to Canes where you belong peasants.
Arizona would be a fantastic sport for Cardale. Arians has worked wonders with Palmer and Big Ben whom Cardale compares favorably. The Cardinals love the deep ball as well and Carson was elite last season on passes 20+ yards downfield.
Here's my stance for the 0 people who care. I believe if there is smoke on a kid from a credible site/source, then speculation is ok. Like the poster below saying Alabi is in the doghouse. If rivals/247/11W says that, then I believe we should talk about it. Blasting a list of 10 guys who you perosnally don't believe to be up to Urban's standards is uncalled for and irresponsible imo.
Hooker and Erick Smith are absolute ball hawks. They might get beat from time to time, but if they are our starting safeties, we will force a ton of turnovers. Word is Dame Webb might start opposite Hooker however. He should be great in coverage tho.
Let's chill on this...
Let's just say we are going to see a large amount of transfers this summer and especially next winter. Tough conversations will be had. We have a a ton of bodies at WR and Oline. Changes will happen.
Browns will move down from 8. Jack/Ramsey/Tunsil will be gone by 8 most likely. Bosa is a possibility but not sure the team sees him as worth #8 when they could add more picks for that spot.. New Draft is about volume. There isnt a huge drop off from 10-25 honestly.
Goff won't be worth the 2nd pick, he will be worth the first overall. Browns loved Goff, not so much Wentz. Rams are taking Goff, therefor Browns trade down.
Still think someone (Jamarco proabably) slides in to LG once Pridgeon gets in. We didn't land that kid to be our third tackle for two years, that's not Urban's style. Granted we have no real tackle depth outside of Prince and Jones so I am pumped to have Pridgeon regardless.
Not trying to be a dick but ya, Antonio Williams is referenced right in the middle of the article. And started at RB for the Gray team in the spring game...
I would be surprised if Danny actually ends up at OSU come next summer. I would be more shocked if he was at Alabama...
This sounds well and good and all, but the fact is some kids will be told the truth and will end up elsewhere. It happens each and every season and it sucks but it is a necessity to compete at the highest level.
Marcus Baugh will be preparing for he NFL Draft this time next year.
Broadway Joey showed what everyone who has been watching the practices has been preaching. Increased strength and decision making. His deep ball is going to be pretty elite. His spring progression has cemented a redshirt for Haskins I would assume.
Any list of players who will not be playing Saturday?
Kid did play high school football ya know. And tested at numerous combines. He is plenty fast, however I'm saying he isn't Devin who was a one-trick pony with great speed. Austin excels at other areas of the game and doesn't solely rely on his speed... In my opinion his potential is much higher than Devin's.
Man if people are surprised by this they clearly haven't been reading the Hurry-Ups... Why would we be heavily recruiting 2 of the best backs in the country (Akers, Harris) if the staff thought Sibley was buckeye caliber? The best player in the country (Harris) is on campus for multiple days this weekend and the staff loves where they sit with Akers. Best played to nip this in the bud early, and give the kid plenty of time to find other options. You guys know Urban Meyer is our head coach right? He is not going to take a kid just bc he's from Ohio or is a nice guy. This is modern day recruiting, and something necessary to stay competitive whether us fans like it or not.
Sure it's a bit sketchy, but if kids can decommit at the drop of a hat, then I totally believe coaches should have that same right. With no early signing period, this will happen at every school across the country. Where problems creep in is when you start asking a kid to greyshirt or tell him you're full in January, which gives the kid a month to scramble together his options.