We absolutely need a picture of him with a chef hat holding a tray of pancakes ... Or maybe crêpes.
Wow. They're required to implement a full-scale Title IX compliance bureaucracy over a handful of complaints? And we wonder why tuitions keep rising ...
^ This is #$^*&^% Awesome
I used to be a McDonald's player hater, then I travelled through 4 countries in Central / Eastern Europe.
When you're just off the train, you don't know where you are, you don't speak the language, you're hungry, you want to use a bathroom without cockroaches or poop on the walls ...
... Head for the Golden Arches!! You know what it tastes like, how much it costs (roughly) and you will have a clean bathroom.
And as Harbaugh dreams of new recruiting tactics, like watching Ninja Turtle re-runs with recruits after visiting an ice cream truck.
Total points doesn't mean a whole lot to me. TTUN had 4 more signees in this class. Of course they would have more total points.
What could be useful is to compare the mean and the median to get a feel for the distribution of each class.
Who knows what contributions Jeff made in the team room, on his unit, etc? It wasn't like he was sipping Martinis at home on his couch. He was on the field with the team helping them, so he deserves the ring IMO -- Just like Braxton deserved a championship ring for 2014.
Way to go Buckeyes!
Their team name is "Orediggers".
You don't need to dig much if you're blowing up donkeys with TNT.
We lose players to injuries and transfers every year -- I don't think there's anything fishy going on.
It will probably be someone who wants to play but is likely to remain on the bench if they stay.
Yeah, if he's 320 that brings the average to 310. That's a lot of meat and potatoes. The lightest lineman is 300.
In 2015 we were thin at WR, with only Michael Thomas with proven experience on the outside. With Noah Brown, Corey Smith, Dontre Wilson, Torrance Gibson and possibly Austin Mack in the mix, I think we will be throwing a whole lot more.
Unfortunately Urban's system relies on the QB run threat to be able to run out of the spread with fewer blockers, so JT will likely keep running. As the article states we only have one experienced TE right now, so we might not run as many jumbo formations.
What stands out to me is an OL that averages almost 307 pounds, bookended by a TE that's 6'5" and 255 pounds.
By comparison, Alabama's line averages 313, but they don't run upfield as much as we do.
As long as the OLs do their jobs, JT and the RBs will be riding a luxury, armored SUV down the field.
Five of the players on the list were from the 2002 team. Amazing. It's a tribute to Cooper's recruiting and Tressel's coaching.
Having an influx of out-of-state players is not a knock on in-state players, it's just an affirmation that The Ohio State University is a premier program and university. Once these kids come to campus they and their families are Buckeyes for life. It only helps to grow Buckeye Nation to every corner of the country.
If a better Ohio kid was passed over for a lesser out-of-state kid, I would have a problem with that, but that is not the case. Urban has his eyes on things and maintains great relationships with Ohio HS coaches.
Let's go Bucks! Let's go Bucks!
(boom da da boom da da boom chick-a boom chick-a)
Woody is smiling from above. Way to pay forward!
Urban has a light side too, with the photobombing and such. He's also supposed to be witty and funny in private.
We also have Zach Smith to relate to youth, Mark Pantoni to keep up with social media and technology, and Sammy Silverman and the production crew doing cutting-edge hype posters and videos.
We're cool, dammit.
100 would make it difficult on programs that aren't self-funded like TOSU. I think a few extra scholarships would make a difference, just as losing 3 scholarships for 3 years hurt us.
For example, last year we could have used one or two more true WRs and perhaps one or two more DLs. So upping the limit to 90 seems reasonable.
I'm not too worried about players not being from Ohio. Ohio State is one of the most prominent and televised programs in the country. A bunch of these out of state kids have been Buckeye fans for a while, e.g. Nick Bosa.
"Dance with the date you brought"
We only have a handful of seniors, and I don't see too many of the juniors jumping to the NFL. So it seems like the sophomores, redshirt freshmen and new commits will form the nucleus of the team for the next 3 years, with the next two classes bringing in reinforcements. It looks like 2017 will be focused on DT, RB and special teams.
But I trust in Urban's plan. We don't need to haul in 25 players every year. It's more important to develop the talent on hand.
As for 2 players going off scholarship -- that seems like a reasonable attrition rate (2/85 or 2.4%) given the violent nature of the game and the sometimes boneheaded mistakes a few kids make.
What matters most is making the most of what you have, I.e. not PSU, TTTUN, Georgia or LSU as of late.
Urban has made the most of what he's had. With this amount of talent it could be epic.
10 in state, 15 out of state.
Of the out of state players we went into Maryland's and Rutgers back yard the hardest, nabbing 7 recruits from the DC and NY areas.
Best news of the day. The kid deserves it.
I love how Urban made sure not to say the "M" word at the end. "Our rivals and Notre Dame" LOL.