The Spring game is less than two weeks away;-) However I'm with many here and having some serious Buckeye Football withdraws.
I'm calling it now...Gibson will be the 2015 classes version of DeShaun Watson. I'm done with even thinking about that situation until he gets on OSU's campus. Until then, he won't be matriculating north to OSU IMO.
The time and effort some put into a thread about a kid who was going to MSU all along is pretty amusing to be quite honest. It was pretty obvious to me that he wasn't going to attend OSU.
Can any staff from 11W give us any info on Jamal Marcus???
Thank you Squirrel Master, Dude of Dudes. I couldn't have said it sarcastically better than you did, for sure!
If the kid says he's dropped OSU, then he's dropped OSU in his order of importance. I see this becoming just like the stuff from last year with DeShaun Watson. I love seeing the optimism...because SO many were last year about him too and we all saw how that panned out. Just because he visits OSU, doesn't mean he'll commit. Let's just keep that in mind. I love Urban and Co. but if last year taught us anything, it should have taught us who follow recruiting not to get your hopes up. Just saying...
D. Grant*, B. Miller, Devin Smith and M. Bennett were going to be my predictions too. I can't see them using any more than one Junior this year. There's too many Seniors that are more than good fits for captain.
After I read this below, I didn't read one word more!
“What Chris Ash is able to do, we’re overhauling it entirely.”
This is pure gold^^^^^^^
I smell something good coming in Mid Summer time...Sweeeeeet!
The tweet will all be a part of the past by all I'm sure, IF Cardale can perform on Saturdays. I'm all good with it if he can put the ball on the money, as it has been stated in practice and then translate that to a game. If Urban says he's a changed guy, then I suppose it's going to be Cardale at the #2 and possibly beyond. It's conceivable to have Barrett as the Texas gun-slinging back up. That's worked out well for OSU in the past. Not to mention that frame Cardale has as well. We've all thought about TP in Meyer's offense (even me who's not a big fan of him) and this could very well be that or better with Jones. If it all comes to fruition.
Oh Gene...don't act like you got Urban to come to OSU and now he's got to "prove" he's worthy of a top 5 coaches salary. Let's get this straight, unless this is some type of ploy between Meyer and Gene to seem like a motivational tool, he should understand that Meyer tells him what to do. Just as he will to the next A.D. when Smith steps down for another job. This is quite amusing to me to be honest.
Not surprised. I had two out of my three sheets with OSU losing to Dayton. Fitting way to end the season if you ask me...
Great article, aside from the bold face statistics there on the right hand side mid page. They were glaring so like the north star on a clear night...made me want to throw up my breakfast. Other than that, fantastic! I hope you're right that Co Coordinating connection is correct. It sure would be nice to see at least a 5 and 5 in those stat columns.
Oh wouldn't that be nice!
I remember going down to New Albany's last game of the regular season and Lee was a heavy hitter at safety. He was even making hard hits on offense too while at QB on runs, tosses and pitches. He's a tough kid! It's tough shoes to fill but I have a feeling he'll do ok.
It's always good for coaches to collaborate with other coaches, especially when they're Tom Herman, Chad Morris and Jake Spavital. This will only help all three football teams to adjust some aspects here and there. I really hope to see OSU utilizing more misdirection as well as more screens with Marshall, EzE, Wilson and possibly Samuel. I would think it's pretty difficult to tackle those guys in space.
I really hope Smooth Jazz flute playing Kenny G gets drafted by the Pats. Would be great for him and well deserved!
Overkill on the head stone, but OSU lost and that's that. This 2014 team doesn't need motivation and it surely won't be Clemson OSU will be playing in the playoffs. So let them relish in their one BCS bowl win...OSU had plenty:-)
Greene and Thomas will be starters by MSU. Bank it!
At least I hope, many of you see why Tim Tebow is not needed at OSU in any capacity. I guarantee that most will still hate on tNCAA, but it's not the NCAA who called the recruit...
I've said it once, I'll say it again....NO TIM TEBOW please! OSU doens't need him. We have the one who made him famous! Enough said...
Sorry, just now saw your reply. Well, Mike Thomas for one, Greene for two and Wilson, Samuel and others besides Smith and Spencer, I feel, will hurt MSU's secondary. MSU lost more than you're anticipating in the secondary and we lost no wrs (OSU actually gained two 6'3+ wrs with the two aforementioned guys). I see OSU being a better wr team in 2014. I'm more optimistic about 2014 then I was about 2013 as far as wide outs.
We'll see how laughable it is if the same "status quo" continues and we read more about, "Did we win?" Personally I feel the new defensive staff additions will compliment Fickell more so than Coombs, Withers and Vrabel. But lets not act like Fickell's doing a knock it out of the park job with the LBs or overall. Since being the head DC, it hasn't been pretty. If this year is a turn around year, I expect him to move on and someone else will take over. His contract is up in 2015 and I can't see Urban keeping him if there's others our there (or in OSU's own locker room) who could do a better job. Which I feel Urban got Ash and LJ Sr. with incentives that we may never know about. For instance, a possible HC or head DC jobs. Just my opinion and hunch btw. No links or what have you.
If I remember correctly, OSU's defense was #3 before the MSU game in sacks in the nation. So this doesn't surprise me. What will surprise me is if OSU is in the top ten or even top five in overall defense in 2014. All that needs done is shoring up the holes that were given up by the secondary. Personally I think OSU's defense will be why OSU wins it all, if they do. The talent is there, it just needs to be tapped into and if that happens, then the skies the limit IMO. Especially with the addition of the 2014 class, which I expect at least two to see a lot of playing time in the secondary (Lattimore and Webb with the potential of Smith too). I'm excited to see what the new coaches on defense bring to the table. It should be an interesting time if you're a fan of good, aggressive, smash mouth defense. I know I'm ready to see it again;-)
I think that infamous tweet will be the reason for Barrett to start before Jones, if that situation arises. I know that Jones is a human battering ram when he was on the field last year, but I don't see him as a starter at OSU unless there's some serious injury situation. I still question his passing ability (despite his Glenville or other highlight films).
Great for them...
It's going to be similar to 2012 in East Lansing. However I could see OSU taking it personal and taking it to a greener MSU secondary (more so than last years). I can see the OSU wr's hurting their dbs this year unlike last year. A way too early prediction, but here it goes: OSU 28-10. With much of that 10 coming late. OSU's defense will be MUCH better and it will resemble what it used to (at least I hope).