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Comment 09 Feb 2016

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. 

Comment 09 Feb 2016

And as Harbaugh dreams of new recruiting tactics, like watching Ninja Turtle re-runs with recruits after visiting an ice cream truck.

Comment 09 Feb 2016

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.

Comment 08 Feb 2016

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.

Comment 08 Feb 2016

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.

Comment 07 Feb 2016


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.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

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.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

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.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

"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.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

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.