Have to admit I'll be sad to see the old place go! From high school basketball tournaments to Buckeye wrestling to legendary skull sessions, so many great memories.
How can anyone NOT be excited about the Ben Edwards commitment? The way he attacks the ball and he doesn't tackle, he blows up the ball carrier. Very excited to see him patrolling the backside of our defense daring anyone to go ahead and make the catch!
Great coverage! Led again by Steiber but the team as a whole looked more aggressive and wrestled tough all the way through. Roberts and Heflin really impressed and Steiber may be the strongest person pound for pound in the country.
That's about the average attendance of a typical game at Nippert too. September can't get here quick enough for this game and then schedule sUcK and lets level a beatdown on them.
Respectfully submitted by a defender of our fine southern border.
Put him and Worley out on field together and just watch the receivers get alligator arms. These two bring the pain!
What's up w the little toe, Stevie boy? There is so much negative recruiting in that photo...where do you begin
And they're all three better than everyone except Wisc and Neb. Big should've gone after Louisville! Better than most football and excellent basketball. More importantly it put us IN the sec territory w also the largest albeit in ky but still a decent TV market.
Oh No!! 11W has changed, I guess I'll have to call in to work and request a personal day for the emotional distress.
I'll prob have to spend the rest of the day here at 11W working through this distress w a cold Christian Moerlein (for medicinal purposes only).
Looks great 11W!
I've said it before but Sam Hubbard is going to be a player. A safety in HS at Moeller, LB in college w a outside chance (coach Mick's program) of being a DE at the end of his career. His frame will def add the useful muscle pounds. He's barely scraping the surface of his abilities at this point and led a historically prominant HS team to two D1 state titles. Very excited about him and don't forget Collier, the kids a class act and great family to back him up too.
Very excited about Hubbard. That kid is only scratching the surface and watching him a couple times last year he is seemingly everywhere on the field. His frame and Coach Mick...could be something special.
That 5 yr old have a wrestling offer from Ryan yet? With that type stand up and Ryan coaching him up on the mat can you say UFC champ. Too cool.
Brojim I'm disappointed to see this! Of course, fat, dumb and stupid is no way to go through life, but signing day is a unofficial holiday!!
Hubbard for sure has sleeper superstar potential and its always great to see SW OH represented
Did not expect this. This is about as uninspired as I've seen them.
Hey Steve...I'm sure you've seen tautology in action. You know, when the canary "taut he saw a puddy tat" which of course led to the sanctions when all those guys wanted a puddy TATT. And from what I can now tell Jack Welch and GE were responsible for our players infractions. So, logically ....FIRE GE!
Very nice write up. Looking forward to seeing more on the wrestling!
I know I'm biased but combining the above w the passion of Kerry Coombs has to be a very inspiring message out on recruiting trail.
I remember sitting in the Colerain gym for freshman orientation for one of my kids. Coombs gave the welcome to Colerain speech w/ welcome, excited for new year, this is a great bunch of students etc etc. By the time he was done you had 40-50 year old parents ready to run through the walls we were so pumped!
It appears from outside looking in that Urban seems to be balancing the intensity and proper family/life duties very well so far.
I guess I'm old school but any list has to include Pete Johnson. Playing most of his career in the shadow of the great Archie Griffin his stats took a shot. He was an absolute beast anywhere close to the goal line (not including those 3 times against San Fran in SB) and was the epitome of B1G football - hard running smash mouth!