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Comment 25 Jul 2016

It's pretty evident, if you watch the beginning of the whole tape.  Josh's first two reps, he sits down well, squares up on the defender and gets his hands inside .... then, he starts to lean, as if he's going to run block and allows the defender to get in on his body and it forces Josh to grab the defender in what would result as a hold.  All he needed to do after first contact was sit down again, kick step and punch .... OSU will coach him up .....

Comment 20 Jul 2016

Interesting that he's planning to "make a silent verbal" to a college by the end of the summer and if he indeed does not make it for FNL, will only be back for an official visit in the Fall for a game ..... Urban may need to pull some of his magic "flipping-powder" out of his pocket on that visit ...

Comment 18 Jul 2016

No worries, TRAPTNMI - I didn't take offense to your post, since kids will make their decisions based on a 1,000 reasons, some of which will make no logical sense, but that's recruiting.  You're absolutely right, in that early playing time will be much easier in East Lansing, than in Columbus, which then begs the question - is he afraid of the challenge ??  Hopefully, he's not and will decide to take up the challenge .... But, he may see the easier route to the NFL by getting on the field early .... to each his own ....

I just gave you an UV for your solid opinion ..... Go Bucks !!

Comment 17 Jul 2016

...... and if you get your ass handed to you by this elite team, you'll be parking cars for a living after football .... either be the best, compete against the best, or you end up being an after-thought ..... Sorry, but I was raised to challenge myself and if he's Buckeye material, that's exactly what he's thinking - if not, then heading to Sparty is the right move .....

Comment 17 Jul 2016

It just goes back to what this young man wants ..... the opportunity to compete on a team where every position is a daily challenge to stay in the starting rotation, a team which challenges for the National title every season, a team where the label "Ohio State" will get you second and third looks by NFL scouts just because they know that you've been coached up NFL ready, a team that has the biggest fan base in the country (with an alumni that just loves to help graduating Buckeyes find employment, wherever they go) and a team that has constantly fostered a "family" atmosphere in the locker room.  Let's not forget, he may also want to play in one of the best stadiums in the country (in front of over 106,000 of the best fans in the land), work in one of the finest athletic facilities in college (and work with the best personal trainer in the country to build that body NFL-ready).  It might be the traditions, it might be involve playing in his home State and it might be so his parents can see him play on Saturdays (either at the Shoe or on national television broadcasts) .....

..... or, he could play in East Lansing (enough said)

Comment 14 Jun 2016

I hear you CowCat .... I'll make sure to flush extra hard from up here in the Nation's capital (Ottawa), so that the sh*# makes it all the way to Ann Arbor ....

..... and yes, with another 6 months to go, the kid might just have the common sense to switch up that commitment .... Of course, he may also have looked at the competition at DE in Columbus and figured his odds of seeing the field would be better with the Puke & Blue !!

Comment 13 Jun 2016

On behalf of Canadian Buckeye fans, I'd like to apologize for Luiji Vilain's total lack of common sense in committing to TSUN .... What makes this an even bigger atrocity, is the fact that JB didn't have to hold a sleep-over with Luiji, or sit in on one of his classes, or even climb a tree with his younger brother, in order to gain the commitment. 

It has also been reported that Coach Hairball managed to keep his shirt on the entire time he visited with the family .... It is truly a sad day in the Great White North ....

Comment 11 May 2016

That photo still cracks me up ..... or is it, that photo is up my crack ??  JH just being JH .... what a tool !!!

Comment 01 May 2016

"It sure is easy for a lot of people with paying jobs to chastise those who would prefer not to play for free anymore" .....  The key word here is "play".  You have to play to get paid, which means make a roster and get on the field.  Mr. Powell will make far more money in front of microphone or cameral, than he will on the field.  I love Tyvis - have since he said his first words in his first interview.  He is an absolute natural for the media and one of the most charismatic Buckeyes to ever wear Scarlet & Grey.  A great person, outstanding team player and a very good college football player, BUT, he is not an NFL-caliber safety.  Whether another year would have made a difference ??  Who knows, but he's come as far as he can in the sport and now should focus on his future in the media, because that's where his God-given talent lies.

Having said the above, I hope I'm dead wrong and he proves me as such .......

Comment 30 Apr 2016

Neither of them is NFL calibre, at this point and both would have benefitted from another year in college.  Frankly speaking, I think Jalin is the better prospect that Tyvis (although I love Powell's personality - one of my favorite Bucks) ..... One more season for Marshall and he would have heard his name .....

If I'm Powell, I'm sending my resume to The Big Ten network - he will be behind a microphone or in front of a camera, well before he ever sees playing time in the NFL.  Sorry, but he is just not NFL ready and I don't believe he'll be able to crack any roster.

Comment 10 Apr 2016

No disputing the differential in overall talent between a Canadian University and those in the States.  But, there are certainly talented individuals from Canada that can make an impact in U.S. college football.  Mark Dantonio made Michael O'Connor the youngest player he's ever offered a scholarship to, when Mike went to an MSU camp.  As for whether a Canadian could hang with an OSU team (anyone remember a fellow by the name of Tim Biakabutuka and the damage he did in The Game some years ago ??).  How about Brent Johnson (DE) who started ahead of a freshman by the name of Will Smith ??

Comment 26 Mar 2016

Franklin is pure dirt ........ He buried an outstanding QB prospect, Michael O'Connor, in the depth chart, once he arrived at Penn State.  Michael was set to step into Hackenberg's back up role by Coach O'Bien and then Franklin exercised a little revenge.  Michael had been heavily recruited by Franklin for the Vanderbilt program and was pissed that Mike decided on PSU, so once he got the job, Franklin pushed Michael down the depth chart, forcing him to rethink his commitment and ultimately leave PSU.

Michael decided that he didn't want to sit out a year and headed for the west coast of Canada to play for the University of British Columbia (Thunderbirds).  He led the team to a National Championship and was awarded the MVP of the game. 

I love it when a jerk like Franklin thinks he's got the upper hand, only to see a kid like, O'Connor, move forward and now is in a position to write his own ticket in the business community in Canada's most western province.  Michael will definitely make something of himself - Franklin already has ..... a complete asshole ...

Comment 28 Feb 2016

The standing broad jump is your measuring stick for explosive leg power.  The 40 illustrates some of this, but is probably more useful in determining closing ability in open field.  Shuttle runs are more effective for measuring quickness and agility.  Based on Miller, Thomas and Marshall's "average" showing in the 40, their results don't really transfer the same to their on-field performance, as none of them have had much problem running away from defenders in the open field.  I'll take "football" speed over "40" speed any day ........... and I'll take Buckeye speed over SEC speed, any day !!!

Comment 15 Feb 2016

Let's talk a bit of sense here ..... Tougher schedule than this season, 9 underclassmen are gone, key seniors are gone and we have some depth issues to deal with a various positions.  Frankly speaking, with the exception of QB and 2/5ths of the O-Line, the 2016 squad is a walking question mark ....

How quickly these young players form their identity within each of the 9 units, will determine how far the team will go.  I am expecting a two loss season, which although it may be a step back, it will allow us to take two steps forward for the 2017 season ..... JMHO

Comment 14 Feb 2016

I rarely get wound up about recruiting rankings (reminds me of TSUN winning the NC every August or September) .... Obviously, the main focus is on what the coaching staffs can do to bring out the talent they've recruited and translate it onto the field.  We've seen too many two and three star players at OSU go on to have amazing, All-American careers here, so I'll save my excitement for what these new kids can do in the Fall ...........

On the other hand, you can't coach a lineman to be 6'6" and 315 lbs, if he's only 6'1" and 220 lbs, but I'm pretty sure that the OSU staff does an amazing job at finding the right personnel to fit their system and needs .... Go Bucks !!

Comment 10 Feb 2016

I hear that Hairball uses the same sun block that Sea World uses on their Beluga whales .... essentially the same pigment, texture and smell that you'll find on a Beluga whale, although Beluga's are slightly higher up the evolutionary ladder than this tree climbing, sleep over hounding, nut bar ......  Still laughing about having Ric Flair on his circus of twits show ...... Maybe he's auditioning for the ring master job at Barnum & Bailey ???

Comment 09 Feb 2016

Good call, Handsofsweed - that was another true blue tactic that I forgot to mention ..... Anyone want to wager how long the Jersey coach lasts, now that they have Gary and a few of the other Jersey boys with signed LOI in hand ??  You just can't keep adding parents and HS coaches to the mix (The Puke & Blue are starting to sound like a Pop Warner team - wonder who has to bring the oranges for half time ??) ..... Am I the only one who sees Hairball as one very weird cat with deeeeeeep physiological issues ??  How does this fool hold a position of responsibility ??

Comment 09 Feb 2016

I'm confused ??  You mean none of the OSU staff had to take off their shirt, or climb a tree, or do a sleep over, or even drive Haskell to school and sit in as his reading buddy AND HE STILL COMMITTED ??

There's something that just doesn't ring right here ..... I thought Jim Hairball had revolutionized the art of recruiting and that anyone who wants a chance with a top recruit needs to follow the new blueprint ..... You mean Ric FLair (Wooo) wasn't even a factor in his commitment ??  Well that's just crazy talk .....

Comment 07 Feb 2016

Pound for pound, Sweetness, was the greatest running back of all time.  Played hard at only 190 lbs and was well known for his relentless attacking style of running.  Always tough to judge players from different eras, but Jim Brown would have been hard pressed to achieve the same success as modern day backs (going against much bigger defenders, who can run as fast as Brown could) ..... Walter Payton had the skills to play in the modern era ....

Not happy to see Zeke hanging with Brown - wasn't Brown the guy who recommended MoC try to take on the NFL rules about early enrollment ..... turned out to be some poor advice ....