This isn't anything new or unusual. I remember Urban Meyer went to church with Noah Spence's parents. Recruiting is weird.
Frazier was injured most of the year. Didn't see significant playing time until the B1G Title game.
My go-to recommendation for people who want to get into craft beer is usually something from Bell's or Founder's, but since they are from Michigan I would recommend a good Ohio beer for tonight. I know for sure Great Lakes Brewing stuff is available in Virginia, and it's made right on W 25th Street in Cleveland, so look for some of their stuff. They usually have a variety 12 pack that has a few examples of their beers. Edmund Fitzgerald is probably the finest example of an American porter in existence.
I've read your posts for years on Brian's site, glad to see you here.
Best one ever.
Over the past 3 years, to some degree I feel that team has gotten comfortable with the fact that Braxton will be able to carry them through. Now that the illusion is gone everyone has a sense that they need to step up. I'm just as excited for the season without Braxton as I was with him. There are too many elite players on this team to always be calling on #5 to bail us out.
Love me some Olivia Munn...and tight ends.
OL is probably the hardest position to pull guys from outside of the Midwest. Having two 5 stars in state is huge, probably the first time that has happened in recent history.
I think it's generally much less of a problem with a base 4-3 defense like we are going to be playing this year. If you really need beef out there, Carter and Schutt have already proven themselves and are in the rotation.
There's a reason Saban visited him, and offered him before he even offered Lattimore and Smith.
Practices are harder at ANY college. The NFL rules on contact and practices limit things pretty severely, and coach's aren't going to risk injuries as much when league minimum salary is around half a million.
They just showed CJ warming up pregame. Ankle was taped, but he was walking around and catching balls without a gimp. If he's out, it doesn't look like he's going to be out for an extended period of time.
Kenny Guiton is my favorite player on this team.
For sure that is the most encouraging thing I will hear all week. To go from him calling our O-line barely serviceable at the begging of last year to having strong backups going into this year is a testament to Ed Warriner.
Warriner commented after practice the other day and mentioned Dodson as one of the guys solidly in the two deep. He named him right after Farris.
Awesome. Too bad it was filmed with a Razor or something.
Good luck, Luke. In his position, I would have made the same decision.
Players leaving early who don't graduate negatively effect APR. I think around 20, maybe more, players from RR recruiting classes have left for various reasons. Under Hoke they are trending back up and will be back on par with tOSU. Of course, we should make fun of them while it lasts.
Also, if you look to the right, how about Tyvis Powell tearing up the 20 yard shuttle as a redshirt? Not bad for a 6'-4" DB.
Add about 0.10-0.20 to these and I believe them. Roby is the only one who I think is a sub 4.4 guy. I wouldn't be surprised to see him lay down 4.38-4.39 at the combine. A lot of NFL scouts believe Shazier is a high 4.4 guy. Which is still blazing fast for a LB.
Shazier mostly played with his hand in the dirt during high school, so there was more ambiguity as to how he would translate.
So I'm guessing Saban offers him tomorrow? :)
Grant looked really good in the spring game. Once he gets a few games under his belt I think he is going to really blossom.
I bet Saban offers tomorrow now.