I heard your inner Bob Dylan singing out!!!
DT, don't know if you're old enough to remember, but OSU once had a 6'4" forward named Jerry Francis who not only held his own in the B1G, but gave more than a few teams fits as a nightmare of a matchup problem. Tate has similar tenacity and grit as an undersized PF with solid low post skills.
Hopefully the bigger guys Bell covers will mainlybe team mates in practice.
So do you have the link to the article where Dantonio states his reasons, so that I don't independently form an opinion that's also a bunch of bull.
As long time women's team follower I'm quite impressed with coach McGruff's obvious intention to make this program a national powerhouse based on whom he's chosen to schedule. Last year they were amazing as primarily a 7 player team. This year I see a squad that's goin' deep into the NCAAs, after facing a Tom Izzo like schedule playing 12 tourney teams pre-conference.
With these ladies and the haul of talent coach Matta's bringing in basketball's clearly on the rise at TOSU--GO BUCKS!!!
I think you might be pleasantly surprised like I was when I saw a couple clips of Ross from Italy this past season. My guess is that he's less prone to binge since he was returned to his natural 2 guard spot rather than being forced to play PF like at OSU.
I'd love to see any of our guys play in the NBA.
So, what is your exact rank in the morality gestapo? Pryor was a dumb kid that got sucked in by the off-record "perks" of being a football star at The Ohio State University; where mysterious nice cars etc. have magically appeared in the possession of jocks without jobs since Archie and Corny roamed the plains (and players were paid to paint fences white at Darby Dan farms whether they showed-up to do it or not.) The whole 5 yr. ban facade was a matter of protocols for protecting exposed institutional hemorrhoids from engorged NCAA probes. What you're acting like is like the grandma that conveniently forgot when her sorority crew was duped into starring in Girls Gone Wild, back before she became older, wiser and holier than thou.
"Until someone says differently . . . "
Or maybe until he's actually beaten out in a QB competition (which has NEVER happened)!!!
Yeah, like all the muck-ups that cost us the national championship, . . . right? ( :p
Did I miss something? . . . or is there somebody on here that knows of Braxton losing a quarterback competition? . . . EVER IN LIFE?!!! (but, of course I forgot to include the prestigious league of unhired coaches competition--my bad!)
It's great to see Ross work from his natural 2-guard spot. looks like I always hoped he would at TOSU.
It's like the whole state of Ohio has supplanted Miami U, down in Oxford as the new cradle of coaches; congrats to all!!! Talk of Braxton's transfer has gone from mildly nauseating to downright sickening, as the league of coaches-not-named-Urban-Meyer, banter about position changes and logical successors based on their armchair assessments of the QB candidates at TOSU. One recurring flaw in the Cardale vs JT for new starter debate is that it fails to consider that neither of the presumed successors have ever beaten out Miller in a QB competition conducted by Urban Meyer and staff.
Coach Meyer has run a very successful dual QB system at Fla. and the prospect of him doing it again with this year's collection of talent is quite exciting. If it were my decision all three would be utilized, with Braxton taking the first series of each game (health permitting), based on his full body of work at O-State; but, like everyone else not-named-Urban-Meyer, I'll just have to wait and watch and hope that the speculations don't affect Miller's decision to finish what he started at Ohio State.
Quick the snap and sorts through the rubble to locate ball carriers; but don't take my word for it . . .
True, we did let our starting "tight-injury" walk and now he's somebody else's headache (as in repeated concussions). We have 2 decent blocking TEs and the kid from the Cards with comparable speed to Cameron. What I'm seeing is a GM who's in lock-step with his coach, and making solid moves, in keeping with a team-building plan. Go Farmer and Go Browns!!!!!
Uhhh, . . . first team all american says yes. Mike Redd gets big props for 2 years with lesser honors.
"Still, made some pretty inexperienced decisions. "
Yeah, like Jones and Barrett did in last year's game, and you see what bums they proved to be.(LOL)--RELAX
Delivery Room Dr.:Congratulations Mr &Mrs Borland, it's a 'backer!
GREAT!!! . . . we'll call him Tuf! Seriously folks, . . . how can you NOT love havin' a linebacker named Tuf?!!!
I always hoped Troy would be back ; p
UV for "this NC-Ship." Great double entendre use of ship!
Agreed, one more year would only help the kid and the Buckeyes
Two words come to mind--our seniors; Williams, McDonald, Scott, Thompson = not much growth to show for 4 years of "elite" coaching.
I was left to wonder if it was an ACC officiating crew, since the game was figuratively and literally a UNC home game; but with that said, our women's team plays with an intensity that made me extremely proud as a fan / alumnus.
"Do you think he could handle being put in the starting line up from the get go? "
Easily, this kid's Scoonie Penn on steroids!
They reflect their coach's intensity, and I expect a final 4 appearance within the next couple of years after watching how they've competed and won with 7 or 8 players this season.
Wow, how cool is that? . . . Enjoy the upset!