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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2015 Sugar Bowl and watching Zeke run 85 yards through the heart of the south.
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  • NFL TEAM: Detroit Lions
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Comment 20 Apr 2016

I recall Birm once mentioning in a Hurry-Up that there is NFL talent in Pridgeon.  That's obviously hard to project coming from a school of his size, but if there is decent chance of that then you'd imagine he would land a starting spot.  I am all about getting the best 5 on the field so it seems premature that Jones is already permanently set at LT.  This especially since Prince and Pridgeon have more prototypical tackle length (which I think gets overrated, especially at the college level).     

Comment 15 Apr 2016

I can 100% understand why they chose this weekend to why they "dropped" him.  A recruiting pitch to the #1 RB in the nation sounds a lot better when you tell him there is one RB in the class compared too two.  If you want to win championships, which the school and fans essentially asks for, you need the best players to make that happen and if Sibley's spot is filled by a better player then so be it.  No matter how much it sucks for the kid, and I do feel bad for him, its the nature of the business and to be frank you can't have it one way while also asking for the other.  

Comment 14 Apr 2016

I am sure the staff likes their standing with Harris and Akers and since we have limited spots, I am sure worst case they may be ok with just taking Dobbins.

Comment 10 Apr 2016

This team will be better than expected, but still not good in large part due too the bullpen.  I believe this because I think we'll have a surprising good second half.

Come All-Star break, our rotation could consist of Iglesias, Desclafani, Bailey, and the two young studs in AAA Reed and Stephenson.  Now I am not expecting them to live up to their ceiling right away, but on pure talent alone this is an above average rotation with a top-5 upside.  Plus, the cast-offs from the rotation (Read: Lorenzen/Finnegan) paired with Cingrani, Diaz, and Straily could be an above average bullpen as well.  Lastly, I think the line-up is better than given credit for.  Plus with Winker coming up as our future left fielder and Pereza, I think trading Cozart and Bruce could be an addition by subtraction so these guys can get some playing time.

In summation, I think this is a slightly below average team on 2016 with great reason for optimism for 2017.   

Comment 08 Apr 2016

I don't know the last time I did watched one of these videos without getting goosebumps.  It's so easy liking this football team, really awesome video.  Again.    

Comment 06 Apr 2016

I am increasingly confident this unit is going to be an asset this Fall.  Ends seem to make more game impacting plays so it benefits us this group is a little stronger than the interior line.  Hubbard has star potential and Lewis performed great last year and will only improve.  Plus, Holmes in rushing downs should create some havoc as well.

The interior is bit more of a worry, but the shire numbers makes me believe we can find three who aren't liabilities.  Michael Hill performed admirably last year, so if we can find two more who can free up Lewis, Hubbard, and Holmes while filling the gaps during running plays, we will be more than fine.  Plus, little Bosa has 3-Technique written all over him when it comes to passing downs.  I'm not worried about this unit being good, I just hope they can become great.     

Comment 05 Apr 2016

Corner: Conley and Lattimore/Ward.  Safety: Webb and Smith.  

On paper this looks best based on what i've seen the previous season.  There must be something about Hooker that is impressing the staff because it doesn't sound like he is running first team just because other guys are out.  I just don't understand how your starting nickel from last year doesn't crack the starting rotation with the exodus we've seen in the secondary, which is why I believe we see Webb at FS.    

Comment 05 Apr 2016

Not saying you are one of them Barfolomew, but I don't understand why people assume it would be Jamarco that loses the spot to Pridgeon.  By all indications it seems that Jones has outperformed Prince this Spring.  If it's about getting your best 5 on the field and Prince is better than on of the competing LG's, then fine I get that.  But in a vacuum Jones vs. Prince, i'd rather see Jones out there regardless of Prince's higher potential.  We all know how Urban feels about that word.  

Comment 01 Apr 2016

When we were first recruiting him I remember thinking he seemed too flabby to play early.  After looking at the picture above it seems that Mickey changed that in a hurry, which isn't unexpected.  

Bosa gets a lot of the attention of potentially starting at 3-Tech as a freshman and deservedly so, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Burrow taking a lot of snaps there this year.  He was dominant before the injury and if he can gain the strength to handle the rigors of a full season then watch out.   

Comment 31 Mar 2016

If Dobbins and Sibley are still in, then Grimes.  If only Sibley is in, then Harris.  If only Dobbins is in, then Grimes.  

Comment 29 Mar 2016

"Isaiah Prince is doing better and better and so is Jamarco Jones," Meyer said. "Kind of solidified that.

Very comforting to hear that.  As they continue to develop to the end of Spring and with Pridgeon coming in the Fall, tackle may turn out to be an asset.

Meyer also mentioned sophomore Demetrius Knox as "close"

Anyone care to speculate what this means?  Is he close to starting, close to finally progressing, or close to being where Urban wants him to be?  Really pulling for Knox to end up being the starting guard.  Being in the program for three years, his door might close if he doesn't land the job this year.  

Comment 28 Mar 2016

Think you see Gibson or Mack taking a back-up WR spot.  Also K.J. Hill might be listed as the back-up H over McCall, although I can certainly see it happening the other way as well.  Lastly, and purely a hunch, I think you will see Webb as one of the starting safeties this fall.  I think our starting Nickel from last year is going to crack the line-up after three guys leave from our secondary.  Very nice list though '94.  

Comment 23 Mar 2016

Props to Mike Thomas, who will go down as one of the greatest shit-talkers of the Urban Meyer era. It's been a pleasure.

Little change of pace here from Harbaugh, but I am just gonna say Michael Thomas is so underrated both on and off the field.  I don't think his passion for the University gets enough respect.  Originally from California, he goes to Military School so he can enroll at Ohio State.  Then he has the toughest time declaring and almost comes back to school even while being projected as a 1st/2nd round pick and watching his fellow peers all declare.  Plus, for those that follow him on twitter he seems to be actively recruiting and trying to be a role model for young Buckeyes, constantly retweeting and having conversations with recruits and our young players.  He doesn't get the proper amount of respect of what he meant to this team and as an ambassador to this University.

As for Harbaugh, watching him whine like an 8th grader on twitter after last year's beatdown is so enjoyable.  Welcome home coach Harbaugh.   

Comment 22 Mar 2016

All due respect Buckslan, I disagree.  I left off Arnette, who reportedly showed something in bowl practice, then there is also Josh Norwood practicing this spring.  Plus Meyer has given every indication that he expects Jordan Fuller to play when he comes this fall, which brings the number to 10.  On top off that, we have four other DB's coming in this fall.

We have enough for a three deep come fall practice.  Depth is not an issue.