Wilson and Marshall - off to the races. Don't think I've ever been this excited for punt and kick returns.
Nothing I can say but great article, I really enjoyed reading it.
Did anyone else watch "Draft Day" and think that maybe the Browns had a shot this year - only to watch the real draft and realize we didn't follow the sage advice of Kevin Costner (drafting a hot shot, can't miss QB)?
You know you're a fan of a rough franchise, when you tell people you're a Browns fan and the general response is "oh, that must be tough."
Sounds like the Virginia Tech weekend is going to be the biggest group of high profile targets that comes all year, which is perfect. What high school senior wouldn't get goosebumps - 100,000+ fans going crazy, night game, national television...I expect at least one of the above names, and hopefully others, to come away from that weekend convinced Ohio State is the school for them.
It looks like Logan Lowery just re-submitted his ballot from last season? It lines up with the final standings after the bowls were played. Not sure if that's because he was just lazy, or thinks pre-season polls are b/s, but either way glad this doesn't count towards who determines the playoff teams now.
Would be interesting if this included newspaper they write for...SEC bias in the media is pretty obvious, but knowing exactly how bad it is would be telling I think.
Congratulations to all the guys - especially Curtis Grant who has not had an easy path to get here.
I think it was well explained by some above, but get used to this picture below as seeing Braxton roaming the sideline with a headset on will only help the young QBs and the team overall this year. Good luck and can't wait until Saturday!
From what I've been reading here lately it sounds like the defensive philosophy this year is going to involve a lot of substitutions anyway to keep our players fresh for the entire game and later into the season, so better the backups get some experience now.
Probably doesn't come as much of a surprise to anyone on 11W given all the comments from the other day - this always appeared like a situation blown out of proportion, and hopefully this just puts an end to it. Krenzel seems like a stand up guy (not to mention a great Buckeye), and doesn't deserve this for volunteering this time.
Looked for some highlights and thought I would share - good article from this site a couple of months ago:
Last thing Meyer would want is a QB controversy, especially considering how hard Braxton has worked to get ready for this season, only to have another setback. I think he's earned enough with his skills and leadership to take back the reigns next year without question.
After the initial shock from Braxton's injury the more I read about J.T. the better I feel about this season - not just his physical abilities, but his character and leadership on and off the field. One thing is certain though - having one of our most talented QBs of all time help from the sidelines will be invaluable to his progression during the season.
Does anyone have a list of freshmen left with their stripes still on?
Good for him - ESPN needed a dose of common sense with their coverage. They do a lot of things right, but getting some perspective every now and again won't hurt their ratings.
The defense, most especially the secondary, was already going to improve this year, and it sounds like they're viewing this as a chance to step up even more, which is great to hear. While I know we would all like the additional offensive cushion, this allows our defense to shine again.
Just a debate - plus what else would I be doing as productive as posing hypothetical questions about the roster 12 months from now??? (meant to be sarcastic)
I tend to think more about how the defense will improve in 2015 regardless of our QB situation enough to make that a great team. Second year under Ash, our recruiting classes from the last 3 years are really starting to come into their own - while it's always hard to lose quality upper-class leadership (who would have thought we'd be talking about our defense improving this year after losing Shazier and Roby?), we seem to have a great group of talented, team oriented guys moving up the depth chart.
Right decision, albeit just a couple days delayed.
I do hope this kid gets his act together though - his football career at Michigan might be over, but he may still have a chance at an education (though probably not at UM at least). Made a very bad, dumb mistake but I hate to see anyone waste their future away over something they did at 19 or 20 years old.
Like you mention - I have to imagine Braxton has earned enough respect from the coaches and his teammates to get the starting job back without question. Plus no coach would want any "QB controversy" to distract the team.
I have a strong feeling Miller will step up big this year as a team leader off the field, mentoring the young group of QBs as well as getting even more "mental reps" in this system.
Whatever happens though, I'm still pumped for the season to start finally!
My fault - I searched the topics, but didn't go back far enough! Sorry, is there anyway to take this down?
Like you mentioned - the polls aren't really supposed to matter anymore, at least when determining the playoffs. Of course it's hard to discount the rankings when they're listed there right next to every team's name during the game, but overall I'm thinking the committee will let the season play out and see how Ohio State develops with J.T. at QB. I'm sure their ranking will drop even if they win by 30 against Navy, but it'll be hard to overlook a team that keeps winning, no matter who is at QB.