Don't think Wimbush is in - agree that he will go to PSU and do very well there. Think the staff will wait as long as it takes for Gibson and have a contingency plan in place. They've put lots of QB offers out, especially in the past week or two.
I hate the fact I have to wait a whole week to get my next True Detective fix - I didn't decide to start watching Breaking Bad until they were in the midst of season 4 so I binge watched the majority of that show on Netflix. That's the way to go - I also watched all of Lost that way, which ended up being another personal favorite, although entirely different.
The unique thing about True Detective is the format - so after this season it'll be an entirely new storyline with a new car for another 8 episodes. I feel bad for whomever has to follow in McConaughey's footsteps though. He is top-notch and Harrelson not too far behind either. The cool thing about this format is that it allows the show to go after big (cinema) name actors and actresses because the show only requires a 5-6 month commitment. Hopefully they will continue to attract some of the top names.
Had not seen anything re: a spoiler DJ. Care to share? Is there more to what we saw last night in this spoiler? That last scene….hair on my neck was raised up - very eerie.
Also looking forward to watching House of Cards soon. I almost started watching that right before TD but decided to wait. I'll probably catch that series after this.
^This is correct - O'Brien didn't think Wilson could juggle the two and be effective for the football team. So he took his talents to Wisky for a final season.
As an NC State alum, a Wilson who could spend only 1/2 his time on football would have been tons better than having to endure a full Glennon (trust me...I'm an NCSU alum). Many people around the area and program think this was the straw that broke the camel's back for Tom O'Brien - doesn't look good when you tell your starting (record-setting QB) to take a hike and he leads the team to a Rose Bowl, gets drafted by Seattle, wins the starting job, and kills it in his rookie year. Plus his best teams only could muster 8-4 type seasons.
Here's where the story comes full circle...I'm a Tampa Bay native and huge Bucs fan. As if I hadn't had enough of Glennon (statue in the pocket + resembles a giraffe) in the post-Wilson era, he then gets drafted by the Bucs. Gimme a break!
As a Raleigh native, let me assure that one thing they actually did get right was placement. Capital Blvd. is a main drag in the city and not too far from NCSU campus.
Now to Mr. Connery - you answered V - well...I tell you what my friend, V is a Roman Numeral, so despite your best efforts, you've answered the question correctly.
And you wagered...Suck it Trebek.
Those Jeopardy skits were so great!
I wish Wisconsin had gotten Mixon but great pickup for the Sooners. For the B1G reputation to improve, all of the teams in the conference need to start recruiting better. Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Penn State, etc. The conference improvement will help the Buckeyes become a better team as well.
It'll be quite interesting to see where he winds up playing at OSU - I think he prefers (and everyone assumes) he will play CB and that will probably be the case but he is electric with the ball in his hands. Think he will be encouraged to give WR a try.
Another great pickup for the Buckeyes today! Welcome Marshon!
Stud - good speed in coverage, physical tackler. A very welcome and needed addition to this defense. Glad he decided to be a Buckeye!
I am holding out hope that Tony Brown ends up being one of those awesome NSD/late in the recruiting cycle surprises Urban has shown a knack for landing, especially during his UF tenure. I've seen you say numerous times that there's no chance for Brown to Ohio State but until he commits to LSU, I'm going to think that just maybe he commits to OSU in the end. That would be crazy! Unrealistic...yes....impossible....no.
Urban the past two days = UN-BELIEVE-ABLE!!! McMillan and Dixon on consecutive days against the likes of Alabama is just unreal. As far as head coaches go, there is nobody else I'd want recruiting for OSU other than Urban. I'm drinking the kool aid.
Also, thank you Birm for your continued updates and stories, tweets, etc. on all things OSU football recruiting - you've done an awesome job keeping the 11W community and all Buckeye fans as up to date as possible and you do it the right way!
YES!!!!!!! Welcome to Buckeye Nation Raekwon!
Glad to have been wrong on my "prediction"
Gut instinct is still saying Bama for me - I think he wants best path to NFL - can't argue that right now, that's Alabama.
I will say I'm confident that the OSU staff has done absolutely everything in their power to bring McMillan to Columbus so hopefully he chooses the Bucks and if not, best of luck to him wherever he ends up. He seems like a very easy person to root for - has handled his recruitment very well IMO.
Tress = Stud!
Smith the forgotten man? Anybody know if he is in the doghouse (again) or is it an extension of his 1 game suspension to start the season?
Really confuses me as to why he doesn't get carries. I'm not saying take Hall out. He's hot right now. But all we heard in the spring was that Smith was "setting the tone", "a physical runner", etc. etc.
Ohio State 49
Thanks Miles for your contributions to 11W. Good luck wherever you go, and whatever you do, from here!
This is the best Brutus IMHO! Fear the Nut!
Superb writing Ramzy! You really do have a wonderful gift!
That Urban is really good at this recruiting thing
Ecstatic! Welcome to Buckeye Nation Curtis! HUUUUUUGGGGGGEEE pickup!
I just want to see some of the preseason hype translate on the field in the fall. Every year is "so and so" looks great this Spring and then come fall he isn't on the field.
Enough of the negative though - Wilson looks awesome! A dynamic gamebreaker for sure. Don't sleep on the other freshmen though - Marshall, Clark, and Elliot will see the field too I would think.
This offense (and team overall) has a lot of potential but potential is a heavy burden to carry. Should be an exciting and interesting season!
I'm in the "leave them alone" crowd but I can't agree more with this post - I'm open to a change. And everything you said about what kids want is correct - to be good and look good doing it.
Most of the guys wearing visors, arm sleeves, etc. have no need to - they do it because it looks cool. So "cool" jersey combos just enhances the feeling.
As for the people saying we shouldn't be Oregon-esque, I agree, but a few combos wouldn't be bad - again, this is all for RECRUITING! In all honesty, there's a couple of Oregon combos I actually like. (I know, just shoot me)
2012, 2009, and 2010 and 2011 are tied for worst IMO...
Urban I'd wager is on board with a uniform change if it helps recruiting. Unfortunately seems to be the name of the game these days.
I actually think there are some combinations we could make with the past pro combats. Mainly putting some of those helmets with our current jerseys. For instance, I the all red helmet from 2010 may look good with our road white's.
Overall, I'm in the "don't change the uniform" camp but I think it's inevitable. I'm not eager to see it but I will accept it.