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Comment 09 Jun 2014

I have never read the situation to be a work ethic thing.  He cracked the two deep as a true freshman,  obviously our lack of depth contributed to that, but it still isn't something to overlook.  I don't think Perry moving to Will (if thats what it is even called anymore) say's anything about Johnson's inability to play to there, and more has everything to do with our scheme shift and Perry being a better fit.   My understanding is that the Will now factors in much more in run defense, while the Sam (i.e. walk out backer spot) will be heavily involved in pass coverage.  Given that, shifting Perry makes since.  Beyond that, Lee and Worley are more suited to playing in coverage, as they are much more your hybrid "star" type linebacker which quarters coverage will need.   Granted, it did sound like Lee and Worley both busted thier ass and are earning a shot, that said, I never got the sense in reading spring practice reports that Johnson was in the dog house or anything like that.  Frankly, I would be surprised if you don't see Johnson in place of Lee/Worley in the more traditional looks 4-3 base looks we are accustomed too.  I say that now before the other 3 prize backers from the incoming class are on campus, so maybe you will see Berger and or Booker.  To me, seeing where Johnson sits after training camp will be much more telling than anything to date.  I think it is also worth mentioning that I see our linebackers as a pretty fluid situation right now.  It bears keeping in mind that alot of the scheme that they put in during the spring is all new, although it did seem they were dumbing it down to pair with Urban's effort mantra.   However, I will not be shocked at all if things are very different on day one than they are now as far as our starters.





Comment 18 Apr 2014

My two cents is that he is likely a camp to earn offer situation.  Like a bunch of other guys throughout Urban's tenure, they must camp so the staff can see them live against top notch competition.  Should he camp and live up to his tape and or impress the staff, I would be shocked if he didn't get an offer regardless of the situation with Hilliard, Baker, SKL, etc...  To me, the bigger question is if he waits that long to earn an offer.  The one thing in our favor is many other top regional programs are waiting to offer as well. 

Comment 22 Jul 2013

This has to be a good thing given the context in which it came out. I mentioned last night in the wild speculation thread that I thought it was a good sign we didn't have anything tangible at that point, because if Hyde or any other male for that matter just punched a girl in the face a crowded bar intentionally they would have been arrested or picked up and booked as soon as they were identified. I am not saying he is off scott free or wasn't involved in something he shouldn't have been, but given the lack of charges I was always dubious that this was a case of Hyde cold cocking a girl for allegedly not dancing with him. Again, we have to wait and see what come out but I always guessed the contact with the girl was either incidental or accidental. Also of note, Hyde is scheduled to talk to CPD "misdemeanor" detectives tomorrow, yet another thing that seems to point to this not being as bad as first speculated about. Lastly, fact he wasn't kicked off is also indicative to that end, I think had he been officially charged we would have seen a dismissal like Storm Klein got last year when he was charged for domestic violence.

Comment 19 Jun 2013

Sometimes it is easy to forget the kids the staff brought in during the last cycle, but wow the depth Ohio State will soon have will be awesome. 

Comment 08 Apr 2013

EP I am with you too. I always try to root for the Big Ten when I can, and I really dont dislike this Michigan team. Burke is likeable as is Beilein. Frankly, I would much rather Michigan win instead of Tom Crean or Bo Ryan. Only other B1G BBall squad I would pull for more would be Michigan State I have always liked Izzo. 

In any event, it is also hard to root against Louisville especially with the Ware injury. If Michigan wins then its good for the Big Ten, if Louisville wins it will be  another reminder or where rooting for Michigan gets you. Win/Win.


Comment 12 Feb 2013

Congrats on the great year!! think I speak for all readers it has been a pleasure and we are looking forward to 2013. 

Comment 08 Feb 2013

It really is hard to predict who will make the biggest impact right away as there are so many studs in this class. That said the one prospect I could see coming in right away and performing is Baugh. He isn't talked about as much because he committed so early and totally shut down his recruitment, but I think he could be a really good one right away. 

We dont have anyone at the tight end or on the roster with his sort of athleticism/size. While I really like both Heuerman and Vannet, the don't have the speed that will make Baugh really dangerous. I could see him stepping in day one and being used like Stoneburner. However, he will fill the role better than Stoney who although athletic was really more a traditional tight end. Urban will want to use Baugh in the red zone and as he used Hernandez at UF coming out of the slot/backfield as an Hback.

All that said, I think a number of the freshman will have big impacts either on special teams or in various role/select packages. The other skill players on O (Wilson, Smith, Clark, Elliot, and Marshall) should all see the ball at some point, even if more limited for some. The db class should get some PT but I don't see any of them starting or being major contributors barring injury. The linebackers will have a great opportunity but frankly I hope some of the guys already on the roster step up, especially Curtis Grant. DLine guys should just add depth as we are already strong there, but given everyone will be a first year starter who knows what could happen. Not really going out on a limb with this pick as it seems obvious, but Bosa is probably the guy with best chance to start or have an impact right away. As for second guys up I would go with Mike Mitchell (given his athleticism could see him used in 3 and long spots to rush the QB from the outside LB/Leo spot) or Tyquan Lewis who is a pretty natural pass rusher. 

Could see some other guys step up from last years class, as side from the usual suspects (Schutt, Spence, Washington, Decker). Armani Reeves, Cam Williams, Mike Thomas, David Perkins all jump to mind. 

Comment 26 Sep 2012

Mystery Player Guess - Ethan Pocic. I remember in the spring Alex had feeling that Pocic would be a Buckeye before he decided on LSU, and given his snap commitment shortly following his LSU visit it wouldn't shock me. 

Comment 24 Apr 2012

Great pick up and I will be more than thrilled if this is the only QB they take in this class. I have been very impressed with how this staff is making it a point to bring in top notch talent who are also top notch people. JT certainly fits the mold, and really seems to have his priorities in order. Really excited to see him on Saturdays down the road. Good luck with your senior season, and enjoy it! Welcome to Buckeye Nation!

Comment 21 Apr 2012

Very likely Heuerman might have committed and will wait till Friday to make it official, still more than a bit concerned about Notre Dame. I think Bosa is in just depends on when he announces hopefully sooner than later really don't want to wait until July when he said he was going to announce!

Comment 11 Apr 2012

Some times I wish it did work that way M Man. I think this will be drawn out between Ohio State and Michigan assuming no other teams really jump into the mix. If he is waiting until shortly after his season to decide, it would be really interesting if he ended up coming to The Game before committing. As a tOSU fan I love that the games in Columbus this year I have always thought that close recruiting battles between the two schools  favor whoever is the home team if they are able to win. Time will tell, but either way he seems like a great and mature kid he will be a fantastic student athlete for whoever is lucky enough to get him.