?? Marshall, Smith, Miller, Thomas... 3 of those guys have great hands 2 of and 3 of them have elite speed. The idea that OSU doesnt have the WR talent to terrify a defense is so absurd I wonder what you are watching???
kiss of death....
Well, you know what they say....
YOU CANT FIX STUPID
I was a member of scout when it was a free website. Stayed with Scout when the split up occured... stayed with scout even though the insider board became VERY cliquish. I stayed for Bill and Nevada.... When scout announced that Bill was going to be focused elsewhere and would be forced to very frequently post, I was pissed a few days later when Nevada announced his contract with scout wouldnt be renewed I was done.
Apparently the folks that run the website realize they are losing a TON of people and have tried to throw a band-aide on things by asking Bill to focus on OSU in hopes that people wont leave. This is final trainwreck in how Fox has run the scout network into the ground. I will be hanging out here. I hope to learn where Nevada lands but this will be my go to website when it comes to the BUCKEYES!
WE had an OSU football player as an intern for a year who was on the team when Meyer arrived. He said looking back, he didnt know how he made it through that first year. Sheer h*ll. Outside in tshirts and gymshorts doing situps, pushups, bear crawl for a hour... then inside for the "real" work out... he said several guys just quit ....weeds out the wannabe's
Tim you make a fatal flaw in your supposition. You cite Alabama as the last team to repeat. This is not true under today's format. NO ONE has repeated. Last year was the first year that CFB had a play off.
A more logical way to examine this is to ask are there examples of programs in D1AA that DO have a playoff who have repeated and is it fairly common or exceedingly rare? Well, we find that it is actually fairly common. D1AA started the NCAA play off format in 1978 and there have been 6 times that a team repeated App State won back to back, to back championships. North Dakota St won it 4 straight years...
This isnt the old days where 1 loss and you were pretty much done.. this is get to the play off's and win. Frankly, its a bit easier under this format than the old one.
LMAO this from the site that reported a recruit dead when in fact that was false??? Please... lol
Absolutely UNTRUE. JT is serving an internship with our office. I can ASSURE YOU it is news to him that he is not with the team. He has NOT quit. He is going to speak with Coach Meyer on Monday. If he is cleared medically he is full go.
Absolutely, positively, categorically UNTRUE.
Your perception does not line up with fact when it comes to the last 5 classes. A deeply flawed way at looking at conference rankings is to look at them on a year by year basis and make conclusions. When evaluating a PROGRAM you have to look at average stars over a 4 year cycle. When you do that kind of analysis what you see is that the B1G has been remarkably consistent. Almost without exception half the conference is landing 4 class averages at 3.0 average stars. What that means it that the B1G is right at #2 behind the SEC in terms of conference overall talent.
A perfect example of this is the 2014 class you click on the conference rankings and see the B1G is #5 and you automatically conclude that the conference again sucked which is a horribly false conclusion. Why? Well for 1 the conference had a smaller average class of 21.8 kids per team. Sec 24.6, B12 24.8, ACC 23.4 which means they have more points even of the conference has the same average star weighting. The B1G came in at 2.98, The ACC and B12 came in at 2.99 with the Pac12 at 3.08 Are you really going to try and sell the idea that .10 of a star is a significant talent gap? REALLY? LOL
The only conference that has a significant gap is the SEC but even its gap is not all that big.
Ive done analysis that shows that over the last 5 classes on paper that OSU and Alabama are virtually tied when it comes to the over all program rankings
I get so tired of this very FALSE assumption. As we speak, the B1G is #2 as a conference in the rankings, Last year the B1G was #5 BUT at 2.98 average stars they were .01 average stars behind the B12 and ACC. The PAC12 was at 3.08. 2013 the B1G was #2 at 3.08 average stars. 2012 the B1G was #5 BUT, if we look at it from average starts (2.94) they had the 3rd highest average stars being a mere .06 average stars behind #2 2011 the B1G is #3 based on average stars at 2.99 behind #2 B12 at 3.03
Those are the FACTS. The supposed gap is basically no existent in terms of the raw talent.
Before you try to say well its top weighted by a few schools, this too is also not true. In 2011 with 12 members, HALF the conference had classes that were 3 stars or higher for their respective classes. 2012 5 teams garnered 3.0 or better with NW just missing coming in at 2.94 In 2013 7 of the 12 teams landed classes grading out 3.0 or higher all but 2 did better than 2.70! 2013 6 surpassed 3.0 with EVERY team doing better than 2.50....
To date, every school in the conference has at least a 2.63 or higher except Minnesota coming in at 2.17. Eleven of the 14 teams have a 2.8 or higher with 9 teams at 2.90 or higher.
The conference is more consistent with both the quality of the recruiting over the last 5 classes AND the depth over every conference not named the SEC.
This thesis that the conference is not recruiting is patently false especially if you look at the rankings from 2000-2007
Not really true. Smith was ranked the #12 QB in the country (rivals) #15 by Scout. He was electric at the elite 11 camp and the guy running it said that Smith was going to be the better college QB. Justin wilted under pressure and consistently made bad decisions with the ball when he had people in his face or around him (pressured)
There is a lot of urban legend that Smith wasnt that highly rated that he really wasnt taken as a QB and its all bunk
He is a world class douche-a-tool
40 times are an absolutely JOKE.
If you believe there is a single NFL player that is even close to Usain Bolt you've lost all sense of reality. Using his World Record time of 9.58 100m has Bolt running a 4.38 40 yards.
keep in mind this is THE BEST sprinter in the WORLD running on a surface specifically designed for sprinting, wearing sprinters spikes, exploding out of sprinters blocks who has trained his entire LIFE to turn in a top 100M time.... Bolt would be so far infront of these guys out of the blocks it wouldnt even be funny.
Times used by the NFL are an absolute joke. There is 0% chance that a guy timed at 4.29 in a combine would even get close to that time in a track meet
Maybe Im off my rocker.... but, I am not buying the PSU hype at all. They beat a bad Iowa team that has a loss to a 2-4 Central Michigan team. They have beaten a dreadful Illinois 2-5 team. Northwestern you say, they are pretty good right? Well, the only conference win NW has is against hapless Minnesota and IU. Oh and Northwestern was up big midway through the 4th quarter and gave up 22 points in less than 9:59 to go.... 9/10 PSU loses that game... true, they didnt lose but beating NW is hardly a "signature" win.
PSU could easily lose 4 of the remaining 5 games. PSU's schedule has been beyond easy... its been tailor made easy... we'll see this weekend if they are legit.
Agree. I think its time we stop referring to Hall as the best back on the team. I never thought that and the way Hyde has been running lately no way on earth would I substitute Hall (healthy or otherwise) for Hyde. I WOULD put him in the slot though in that hybrid spot.
I wonder if part of the reason that Meyer's offense (principly during Tebow era) did not see a lot of success with passing to the outside recievers is due more to the QB's inability to make those reads? One of the big knocks on Tebow is that he is a "line of sight" reading QB. His lack of development in truly reading a defense may have had more to do with the issue than a flaw of scheme...