It is unfortunate that many of these player sign with dreams and aspirations to only find out that playing time on the field is extremely limited. Urban does a very good job of still taking care of his players regardless of their issue; injuries, family problems, personal trouble. Meyer has another similarity to coach Tressel besides beating TTUNs ass: going to bat for his players no matter what the circumstance.
RIP Chico. IF CTE was involved, then this one hits a lot closer to home. I will echo a comment above about rugby style tackling. More and more teams should look into that style, pro, college, high school, especially biddy league. I know my son's 1-2 grade coaches put a strong emphasis on proper tackling form (without the helmet).
May the Lord grant you rest Chico.
Yep. Brad Daugherty. Brad laughs about it now. I remember the all-star statement, that was classic. Check out the Bird vs Magic documentary on YouTube. I think HBO produced it. Great behind the scene stories.
My pa and I are also huge Bird fans. Hey 7/10, who did he say fly birdie, fly to as he faked and then drained a 3? Confidence personified. No way in hell anyone is blocking that shot with his form.
Best I've seen is Jordan, hands down. I would have loved to see Wilt play. As a pro, he was dunking once and he realized he was forcing the defenders hand down into the rim. He pulled up and just layed it in. Power.
There was a coach who threw a yard marker here once that was a pretty successful guy.
Great to see the interaction. Listen to him Dale, with what he's been through, he will teach you much more than football.
You're right Defiance, it is impossible to speculate what one player would do on another team. It's really hard for me to believe Sanders wouldn't have had more yards running behind a line that blocked so well that he doesn't get touched until he is 7 yards downfield, as opposed to running for his life, juking and dodging defenders and covering 50 yards of ground to eke out a 2 yard gain. Sanders also retired because his desire to not play the game was greater than his desire to play the game, that is a quote from him. Pretty simple, but people always think it's something else.
They were both 2 of the greatest backs of all time.
Would it be unprofessional of him to mention TTUNs lack of 1st round picks as opposed to his? Who am I kidding, of course it's not :)
I feel for Tunsil too, it appears he is easily influenced (more so than your average young man). If he had come to OSU, I feel he wouldn't have had this mess. Urban would have surrounded him with the right people and prepared him for life first as a man, then as a player. The difference between our program and Old Miss is staggering and I could not be happier.
Does anyone else love the fact that Herman had a player drafted last night and TTUN didn't? I wonder how they'll spin the "who has it better than us" statement this time.
GFY is classic, especially when it comes to TTUN. I will be borrowing that one.
Jack and Ragland probably dropped due to medical concerns.
He is THE front runner for NFL Rookie of the Year in 2016. He has a golden opportunity in front of him.
Remind me again, how many 1st round picks did the TTUN have? Recruits are noticing. Glorious time to be a Buckeye fan.
This Tunsil mess makes Bosa look like a genius for taking a social media break.
The Oregon defender in the NC game when Marshall picked the ball off his back with one hand would disagree with you on the ok hands part. This years TTUN game, he also had a spectacular td catch. I really like his game. He doesn't dance around on punt returns, he makes one step and gets upfield quickly. He made some really clutch receptions the past 2 years. He has game speed, not fast time 40 speed, very similar to Jerry Rice (not comparing him to JR). He was making time on Elliott during his historic Bama run. He also is a hard, tough runner after the catch. He was hurt by 2 things at OSU, multiple weapons and a new offensive coordinator. I am pulling hard for him.
I loved the Price is Right mountain climber dude.
I will never forget everything Tressel did for OSU. As one who suffered through the Cooper years, his restoration of our program was truly monumental. TTUN wins, bowl wins, and a NC win; all while doing if the right way (Marcus Hall salute to Tatgate haters). I love Urban and the current state of our program, but Tressel laid the foundation.
True, but their graphics department put together some nice posters of their commitments with Goodell. No italics from phone.
Come to OSU, get a real shot at shaking Goddell's hand; come to TTUN, get a souvenir photoshopped picture of you shaking his hand.
As much as I hate to say it, he would fit nicely in the Patriots offense. Their slot receivers put up monster numbers year after year, and they utilize more than one. I don't think they will have the patience to let him to continue to develop at WR.
Yep and if the player doesn't want to and constantly resists, there's the door. You don't want to work, you won't play. Simple.
Agree Cincybuck, a player must be realistic about his skill set and the level his skills are on. I believe this is what Urban means when he has to de-recruit a player. If everyone surrounding that kid is telling him how great he is, eventually he will start to believe it, unless he is well grounded; and that almost always comes from a good family. It can be a cancer to a team as we saw with this last year's bball team. Glad Matta squashed it quick.
Sorry to hear about your sister. I am at OSU 6 times a year and my charge is always 8-10 bucks. As a patient, I get a voucher that reduces the rate to 2 dollars. Still stinks though.
I had an issue at best buy, called the CSR number and got the pleasure of talking to people who couldn't speak English for 2 hours. I heard "sorry sir, nothing we can do" a million times. They are trained to say this.
Great move. That headline though.