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).
I don't like his delivery either. He reminds me of TP with the way he runs throws. Only in comparison here, but I really like Gibson more. More of polished passer at this point. I wasn't too impressed with the competition Lawson was playing against in the films much either.
I think they take two due to allowing so many preferred walk ons at QB as well. The staff (IMO) aren't putting all faith into Braxton's backups only because of lack of playing time as well as being unproven in action. I personally think they'll take one lower ranked QB and Gibson. I'd love to see Lawson on board, but with his size and ceiling, I'd say he stays close to home (FL, Miami or FSU).
I can almost bet that both, Bennett and Bosa's cars were broken into by my old little juvies I used to work with that were from Columbus. They always talked about, "hitting licks" as they called it. I call it wanting to get your head split by stealing from 6'4+ and 270+ individuals. Not the best way to "come up" if you ask me.
I'm hoping all the rah rah rah turns into production on that side of the ball. Turnovers that lead to points, less missed tackles and above all...lock down coverage (kind of like Cam Burrows who played a whole whopping two effective series against IU). Doran Grant vs NW comes to mind...the rest...well, not so good. May be FAMU and Purdue were ok;-) Vonn Bell's pick vs Clemson was great but him getting beat by Watkins because he thought he had help deep wasn't. Again, perfect examples of the lack of communication in the secondary. I suppose that blame will be on Withers....for now.
This kid can bring the wood. Watch that hit at 1:06 mark or so. WOW! Now I'm not trying to get to ahead of myself, but some of those hits bring me back to the likes of Doss, Whitner and dare I say it...Jack. Oh how that would be nice to see an OSU db just lighting ppl up. Sure would put a smile on my face:-)
As Birm said, there's a long time till NSD next year. I have a feeling these classes are going to keep getting better and there's absolutely NO reason to worry.
This should be the #1 class. They're really good and I wouldn't be surprised to see some getting playing time early in their careers. Especially the fast athletes, linemen and Lbs.
Well it seems as if the Darius Slade visit very much had to do with Malik's decision. It's not a coincidence and I don't think they were planning on taking both. No link necessary...it's Science.
Like the stats...however, Roby isn't even close to many of the greats in OSU history. Let alone the ones Wilk posted above. He's just not that good IMHO. There's been many better DBs and he's not even the best on OSU's current roster as well. There's a reason he sat out against Clemson and it sure wasn't a bruised bone from a game on Dec. 7th.
I really hope he chooses OSU but my gut tells me he's going to stay close for one reason or another. I surely hope my gut feeling is SO off! That'd be cool.
Extremely Happy! And if it gets better on my day off Wednesday...look out! Please bring Malik McDowell to OSU. It would be pretty damn good icing on the cake for this years class. Not that cheap Pillsbury frosting either. I'm talking Cake Boss's finest fondant shit man!