Last class and this class will be stocked full of offensive talent at every position except for the fact they have zero QBs..That might be attractive, and then to be told you can be credited as the guy who brought us back. I don't see the attraction either but Ive seen more talented kids buy into a lot less tempting situations.Tennessee is basically the *ichigan of the sec.
In 2008, Coombs mentored three NFL Draft picks, Mike Mickens (Dallas Cowboys), DeAngelo Smith (Dallas Cowboys), and Brandon Underwood (Green Bay Packers). Mickens was a second-team Walter Camp all-America honoree and UC's all-time leader in interceptions and interception return yardage, while Underwood was a first-team all-BIG EAST performer at safety in his only season at UC. Smith was the national leader in interceptions in 2007 with eight, and ranks second in UC history behind Mickens. The defense finished 31st in the nation in total defense (321.9 ypg) in 2008.
Coombs' first campaign as a member of the UC staff yielded instant results. The 2007 defense, led by his ball-hawking secondary, led the NCAA with 26 interceptions and 42 takeaways. That season, Coombs coached all-BIG EAST safety Haruki Nakamura, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft.
One of the most celebrated prep coaches in Ohio, Coombs compiled a 161-34 (.826) record in 16 seasons at Colerain. His 2004 team posted a 15-0 record and won the state's Division I title with a 50-10 win in the championship game. Over his last seven seasons at Colerain, the Cardinals won seven league titles while compiling an 86-8 (.915) record.
Coombs' 2006 team went 13-1 and was ranked No. 1 in the final Ohio Associated Press poll and No. 18 in the USA Today national rankings.
His success at Colerain emphasized a defense he personally coached. In 2006, the Cardinals posted six shutouts and yielded just over a touchdown per game.
Coombs has mentored Ohio Division I Defensive Player of the Year award winners in 2004 and 2006, including former UC defensive tackle Terrill Byrd, who was also the national high school Defensive Player of the Year in 2004.
Coombs guided Colerain to 10 playoff appearances and seven undefeated regular-season records. The Cardinals won the Greater Miami Conference title and advanced to the regional finals of the state playoffs in each of his final seven seasons.
I could see him becoming Braxs security blanket and really racking up some receptions in a year where we are going to be slinging the rock all over the yard.
Pete Carroll is one of the best players coaches around and will get the best out of Pryor. Wilson like every QB is only one snap away from being sidelined all season. Insurance policies are always good to have.
Yea we had a nice long run on top flight WRs.What makes it more impressive is we were a running based team. Hopefully we can get back to having a superstar at WR this year,no knock on Philly or Fields I just feel out of the group of Wide outs we have on our roster a couple will develop into Game breakers and more then likely high round draft picks.
Joey Galloway ran a 4.18 forty yard dash man. I didn't just make that up either it is pretty widely known. Maybe we could make 2 speed categories and give Galloway first gear and Ginn second? Just irks me a tad seeing one of my favorite WR of all time not even getting mentioned when he is one of the greatest Buckeyes in History.
I almost know for a fact we will improve our passing D this year, but I am a little worried about how much we are going to sacrifice against the run.Shazier,Roby,Barnett,and Bryant were all a huge part of why we didn't give up and big runs most of the season. I have faith in the staff to make the proper adjustments and we will find out early what kind of tackling team this is going to be against the #1 rushing offense in Navy.Luckily we get them the first week with extra time to prepare because playing them in the middle of the season could have been a nightmare.
Yea was just kind of joking that heading into the end of the year we finish in the top 3 and once the dust settles we would be #1 in the B1G in actual football instead of recruiting. My bad Im the one with the wondering mind I just seen what you wrote and thought damn Id like our season to look like that fuck the recruiting class. Wasn't you it was me.
Which Teddy knows what he is talking about?
That Teddy there is a hater that tries to make teddyballgame look bad. Ignore it or look foolish.
I feel like you just wrote out the resume of our upcoming season right before we enter the first playoff.
Gibson,Harris,Hilliard,and Kirk all packaged up together might take Les Wexner himself to bag something up.
Top 20 minimum just off the strength of the brand. I'll guess between 5-10 with a shit ton of excitement at the end.Just last year LSU had four or five 5* kids about to pick them in January. It sucks to be behind the 8ball early but its going to make for a downright thrilling photo finish.
We would be very very fortunate to end up with that class above. That is probably being about as optimistic as possible. But yeah guess we should all feel foolish for expressing concerns over our current recruiting momentum because Miles projects us to land like 12 top100 kids.We just need a couple leaders to make this "their" class and get the pendulum swinging back in our direction.
The way we completely dismantled and shut down *ichigan before the spring game I would have thunk we were better then a 6-6 record.
Yea that really caught my attention too. I think if the position battle is even close it should go to the younger guy who will likely improve more as the season progresses. We hear all offseason about how the youth is going to play because they have too then we have the deer telling us how he is going to lean on the same guys he has been leaning on the last couple of disappointing years.
Its ok folks we are allowed to express our frustrations out loud on a message board Im fairly certain that is what it is here for. Everyone acting all nonchalant like we are right on schedule is slightly lying to themselves. We are usually right up in the top ten with all the other top programs out there. No doubt we are tOSU and we will be fine in the end but we shouldn't crucify people expressing legitimate concerns because this so far is a really abnormal year not only for tOSU but for Urban Freakin Meyer. Was a lot of talk just a couple of months ago about how this could be Meyers best class ever and I guess hypothetically it still could be in the end. But so far it does seem a tad alarming when a lot of our top targets are rescheduling left and right and a lot of the top programs were getting big commits for their spring games while we lost one of our best recruits. It almost seems like there is something going on behind the scenes that we are not privy too yet.
Franklin has never accomplished anything of significance as a coach in his lifetime but all of a sudden he is great because he has a few 4* recruits committed? psu will be respectable but I wouldn't be throwing around the word "great".
Indeed he does my ginger brother indeed he does. Kid really knows how to distribute the ball to the playmakers and seems to make all the right decisions. Then when shit breaks down he commences to breaking ankles and scrambling for a explosive play. REAL DEAL HOLYFIELD.
Whoever DVed our boy Teddy for this funny gif needs to go to the hospital to get checked for vaginal tearing and maybe seek a trauma counselor.
Here is Murrays short version Junior Highlights.
GameTime you fucking knocked it out of the park with the mention of Kyler Murray. Easily the best dual threat QB in my mind and dominating at the highest level in Texas HS football (going for 3rd straight state title). Kid is a leader has an accurate good arm and he can run with the best of them and honestly I think he is going to be more dangerous then Johnny Foosball. Only reason the kid isn't the number 1 overall recruit in the Nation is his size. But we are learning every year more and more that size can be overcame. I imagine if Allen wins the starting job at Ta&m that Murray will have to look into some different options if he is smart. Herman and Meyer should be all over this kid and hopefully the interest picks up.