I voted Tom Crean because having Crean would also mean that we would get to keep Coach Meyer.
Watch out for North Royalton's 2016 PF Omari Spellman. He is relatively unknown now, but he is about to blow up. Very skilled big man.
This is by far my most favorite thing about Urban Meyer led teams...speed! He definitely had the speed with harvin, rainey, demps, deonte thompson, moody and crew. Now he is building it here with zeke, dontre, j marsh, parris campbell and samuel. I enjoyed watching hyde fall forward for an extra 2 yards on every carry, but I enjoy it more when a small, quick athlete breaks a defenders ankles and takes it to the house. Speed over size every damn day of the week and twice on saturdays. Those small players seem to become increasingly harder to tackle when a fresh set of legs run out on nearly every down.
Might not be the popular opinion, but I love watching this kid play QB. Yes that includes him slingin the rock too!
Yeah can't forget about the uber athletic high school teammate of jared sullinger!
Thank you, great post. Speed over size every damn day of the week. Also, I think that a speed player with fresh legs is going to be able to break tackles more than the tired big backs. Florida could legitimately run 3 or 4 rb's. Harvin, rainey, demps and moody. The great part about it is all the backs would run like it was their last carry on every play, and could do so because they would get rotated in and out so much. I think we should do this with hall, hyde, smith and elliott.
So excited to see jalin get on the field. He was my favorite recruit of the '13 class.
ohio state vs pitt
This was the start of the butt-hurt from mark may. What a great game this was!
And i understand that too, but I think he'll be fine if we don't overuse him and rotate the other rb's in when they gain some experience (ie. marshall, elliott). Thomas and rainey never had injury problems fwiw.
I don't really see the similarities between saine and d1. Dontre is pure speed and quickness. He can make something out of nothing in a heartbeat. Saine was a lot bigger and only had straight line speed. He did not have anywhere near wilson's shiftiness and moves. Not to take a jab at you or anything, but I don't particularly agree that he needs to gain a ton of weight. I do think his lower body needs to get a bit stronger, but I don't want him sacrificing speed for weight. Chris rainey and deanthony thomas are perfect example of what the future of wilson could be like. Both rainey and thomas were/are under 180 lbs. and still manage to break/avoid PLENTY of tackles. I don't think urban envisioned D1 being our only rb. IMHO ezekiel elliott=jeff demps, jalin marshall=percy harvin and dontre wilson=chris rainey.
I hope its Eze. He has the most home-run hitting ability. Can't wait to see him in action.
It's this year for me and it's not close. First of all, this year will be my freshman year at the greatest university in the world. Also, one thing the other years did not have that this years team does have is urban frank meyer. Oh and possibly the most exciting player in ohio states history-braxton miller
NoRoNation got the honey jar this past year! Tom Tupa's son is now playing QB for the Miami Redhawks. Proud to call him an aquaintance. Dude is a good kid, with a cannon for an arm.
Jalin Marshall=percy harvin
Ezekiel elliott=chris rainey
dontre wilson=jeff demps
Eggss-actly. Great post. I am 1000000% in agreement with you.
Great post. Been thinking the same thing every time it comes up. At Florida Meyer once had harvin, Rainey, demps, deonte Thompson and Brandon James. None of which were big but they all had speed, quickness and sick moves. Those guys made the offense unstoppable just for how many yards they gained off of missed tackles. Urban is building the same thing here. Marshall, zeke, Jacobs, Jordan hall and hopefully dontre Wilson
We didn't step on anyone's necks last year because the offense was relatively limited and we did not have the playmakers that could take what should be short gains and turn them into big yardage. This year we do with hall Elliott and marshall
I think that Elliott could bring some much needed speed and quickness to the backfield. Would not be surprised at all to see him get a healthy amount of carries next year. Also everyone is forgetting that Jalin Marshall is more than capable of carrying the ball as well. I think the coaches will line Marshall up everywhere, maybe even wildcat qb to take some hits off of Braxton plus Jalin will have the threat of throwing that most other wildcat qb's don't
The only problem with the hyde for heisman talk is all of the carries that he will be splitting. Everyone wondered why urban never had a 1,000 yr rusher before this year. Well it was bc he had so many weapons that he spread the ball too. that will be the case next year. I can see braxton, hyde, marshall, elliott, jordan hall, and rod smith all get a bunch of carries
yep never can have too many game breakers. the best thing about this offense is that it finds ways to use all of this speed and quickness. marshall, elliot timmons, jacobs and timmons could all take handoffs as well as play slot (although i think elliot primarily in the backfield and jacobs usually playing receiver). meyer managed to get the ball to harvin, demps, rainey, moody, deonte thompson and hernandez even in the year that they had a heisman winning qb. meyer will not have a problem finding ways to get these guys the ball.
North Royalton and Brecksville. Only it is normally week 1
Another huge matchup this week. North Royalton (9-0) vs Hudson (8-1). Josh Cribbs and Joe Haden goin to this game. Ben Gedeon plays for hudson, but he wont be able to stop the NoRoNation high powered offense
this team is very well coached. and its good that urban didnt take a knee b4 the half. if devin smith goes all out for a very catchable ball we are inside the redzone. why do you not want him to do that? it is the very reason we hired him. more aggressiveness. i absolutely hated when tressel would play tressel ball. urban has changed the program for the better. just wait until he gets all of his recruits in
Last years O by far. At least this year i have hope that things will change around with Urban Meyer demanding better.
Not to be a nag, but the audio is not very great in this video