You are putting words in my mouth. I don't follow the Bama program closely enough to call them the same. Similar and same don't have the same definition. I reread my post. The word "same" isn't there. You can infer that I think there are some similarities, which I believe clearly there are. There are also differences.
What I am saying is OSU has 6 seniors and 16 verbals. I do follow CFB enough to know Bama has been in similar situations too and made it work.
I have only heard of a few cases where a former Bama player accused them of forcing them out or wanted a player to greyshirt, and the SEC changed their rules anyways, so it hasn't happened recently.
I have no idea how many seniors Bama has on their roster. I do know they lost 3 quarterbacks this year, and probably expect some attrition and players leaving early this year. You can not deny that is similar as Ohio State. I would assume Bama has more verbals this year than outgoing seniors, which is similar to OSU.
Again, never said Bama and OSU are the same. There are similarities, which is different.
Ohio State is a great place, but coaches have to leave sometimes for salary and aspirations of being a head coach.
OSU is not the place for a first time head coach, which Fickell understands more than any man on the face of the planet.
Hitting a ball 400 feet while tossing it to yourself is pretty elite bat speed.
This is Meyer's 6th recruiting class. The size of recruiting classes before Meyer have nothing to do with the sizes of recent classes. Also, the adding 3 scholarships would only affect one class. Both schools lose players to transfers and injury. Bama has 3 quarterbacks transferring.
If there was ever a year that oversigning in regards to Bama/SEC probably shouldn't be brought up, it's this one. The Big Ten has rules against oversigning, which is reassuring, but the fact is that we only have 6 players exhausting eligibility after this season, and 16 commits.
Simply saying x+y+z+....=85 over 4 years isn't really the best way to gather data, in regards to both Bama and OSU. Both schools have players that leave after 3 years, both have had kids transfer out, both have had medical hardships, both have signed JUCO players that only stay 2-3 years. Both schools are offering scholarships they don't have.
Why were you ticked? The guy with the best average was the same guy who was the best at pinning guys deep. You are operating under an assumption that isn't based on fact. The reason Johnston didn't win is because their actually is another punter in America who excels at pinning opponents,and he was better at it than Johnston,, who is tremendous at it.
Ridiculous at pinning opponents inside the 20, 10, and 5. Led nation in net punting and punts inside the 10.
Instead of complaining, I used Google to find out more about Wishnowsky. I can admit I don't know the strength and weaknesses of punters across the nation.
Sorry for the rant. Drives me nuts when people don't research before they post. Just get ticked without facts to support an argument, which shouldn't be hard nowadays with search engines.
Sports, especially baseball and OSU football. Also Star Wars 8 and 9 are coming. Life is short, enjoy it.
I hope he gets this. Man love for this guy.
Just going by the statistics for missed tackles from a website. Has nothing to do with my view on Peppers compared to others. I understand the difference between missed tackles and missed assignments.
Great point. It's funny how balmy 55 feels in March and how chilly it feels in September, even when you in the same city and are used to it.
If anything it would affect a road team more, and very rarely does a team travel to a different climate late in the season.
No but OSU hasnt faced a quarterback or receiving corps this good either, so it evens out.
There is no aspect of Josh Perry that screams "straight out of the hood". I have to question if you have ever met the man, or been to Delaware County.
You need to follow the Buckeyes a little closer SMH.
I mean he went to Olentangy Liberty. Perry and Darron Lee are from better areas than probably 90% of the roster LOL.
Maybe a haircut like Jamies Winston is what you mean.
Didn't Roby sit out that game? Either way OSU didn't play press man often that year, a lot of Cover 6.
I don't by the cold weather excuse too much. Brett Favre is a Mississippi boy, Bart Starr was from Bama, and Aaron Rodgers from Cali, and they won championships in Green Bay. Tom Brady and John Elway were also from Cali and do OK outdoors. The Buckeyes have had too many players from Southern states do well for me to think weather is a factor.
More metrics. Wishnowsky was second in the nation with 31/54 punts inside the 20 for 57%. Johnston had 23 of 49 inside of the 20 for 47%.
Not sure why you are insisting Johnston was/is better.
Right. But compared to the days of unlimited or 105 scholarships, teams face better competition now in a week by week basis as opposed to 1970. There is a reason you don't see the 20+ game winning streak vs conference opponents as much as you did Woody Hayes and Bear Bryant's day.
Do you have any facts to support your argument? Here are facts. Wishnowsky led the nation in net yardage. He led the nation with 14 punts downed inside the 10. 6 punts inside the 5. There go your better metrics.
Higher average does not mean better punter. Better punters have punts downed inside the 10 or 20. You are right about something. I would rather have the punter who is better at pinning the ball deep too. Which os Wishnowsky*.
Peppers had 4 missed tackles this year. McMillan had 5, Baker 6 and Worley 8.
Wishnowsky leads the nation in net punting at 45.3 and punts inside the 10 with 14. Very deserving choice.
I have lived in the Midwest my whole life, and I have never been to Chicago or New York in the winter, and if someone asked me to, I would probably decline. Chicago is a great city, but I have no use for it Oct-April.
The weather for a bowl game in the South is definitely a bonus for going. If I had tickets for a playoff game in Chicago I would go, but I would spend less money and not stay as long as I would if the playoff game was somewhere warm.
Good point. Also the way OSU recruits nationally. Their are 3 players coming to OSU from Nevada next year. I am not sure OSU would have a huge advantage against a team outdoors in November.
The draft projection linked above had Conley going near the bottom round 1. It didn't have Lattimore in the first round.
Conley has less injury concerns. Both are 1st round talents.
I have seen these ELO ratings before. If I am not mistaken, the ratings they come up with are generally slanted towards recent teams, because generally speaking there is more parity in sports now than in past eras.
Basically teams now face tougher schedules and better competition throughout the season.
Jabrill Peppers. He can do it all.
Samuel and Barkley don't play the same position. Barkley led the conference in yards for the Big Ten champions.
I didn't say Barkley definitely should have won. I merely said I don't find it absurd, like Peppers winning DPOY, which I think literally made me say WTF?