The only "What could have been?" that would help this team enough is if D-Russ was still here for his junior season
Solid, grounded coaching staff and a safe environment...Pure Michigan
I am convinced that Nike pushes these college inspired shoe designs onto their least skilled designers and gives them a two hour time limit. Mostly everything Nike does seems pretty well thought out, but these have been pretty bad
I believe the stat was JT's passer rating when throwing to Dontre was the highest of any QB-WR connection in the country
Sucks for Dontre, I was really hoping he would somehow get an invite. Even though I don't think he would post great numbers, just getting his name out there is what he needs. Maybe he can get a practice squad offer and continue to progress his way up.
This is a reality show I could get into. Real Sons of Coaches
That is sort of a mute point because Baugh has only played in 3 games before 2016 and his year was statistically pretty similar to Heurman's junior year. All I'm saying is that I think in the right offense, he has the potential to be a very reliable option
I guess it just depends on your definition of panning out. He has certainly not lit the world on fire, but he is the starting TE for Ohio State and he has not made many negative plays that I can recall. I think he has the potential to be one of the better tight ends that we have seen in awhile, and the last two are both playing in the NFL.
Mike Mitchell was a good one, but it was amazing how many recruits in that class ended up panning out (Vonn Bell, Jalin Marshall, Joey Bosa, Eli Apple, Zeke, Dontre Wilson, Marcus Baugh, JT Barrett, Gareon Conley, Tyquan Lewis, Chris Worley, Billy Price, Darron Lee). So its only right that ONE of them was a bust
Looking back at the spring game last year we were tricked in so many ways. Baugh had like 79 catches, Torrance Gibson looked like a breakout receiver, and Terry Mclaurin caught a deep ball. But, JT did get picked off by Hooker and Lattimore so some things stayed true
There were a lot of things to be amazed by in '15. Like having one of the greatest collegiate rosters of all time and still struggling the entire year.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried about the secondary next year. It seems like there has been a pattern of our #1 CB leaving early and then having our #2 guy step up the next year. Roby - Grant, Grant - Apple, Apple - Conley, Conley - Ward??? Somebody will step up but I won't be surprised to see a pretty big drop off from what we've been used to the last 3-4 years
I wouldn't really call it good news, but I understand what you're saying. I would say that is more of a stale offensive coordinator that lacks creativity. The "They know what is coming and they still can't stop it" is cool when it works, but makes you look foolish when you go 3 and out every drive. Ohio State has the playmakers to run an offense that keeps a good balance and is unpredictable, but I just think we've gotten a little arrogant the last two years
2018 is setting up be possibly more impactful than 2016 as far as the meaningful starters that will be departing. 2016 we had a lot of important positions coming back but next year we will most likely be losing our QB (Barrett), RB (Weber), WR (Brown), OL (Price, Jones), TE (if Baugh returns), LB (Worley), Safety (Webb), and almost the entire DE rotation (Lewis, Hubbard, Holmes). This also doesn't include if Lattimore and Samuel both returned for 2017 and also there are a few players that could have Malik Hooker type of years and jump ship (Hill, Campbell, Ward, Baker, Pridgeon).
This takes "Slap Ass" from Key and Peele to a whole new level. I have a feeling the rest of his teammates do not share this opinion, at least I hope not
If only we had a Sammy Watkins
Sadly, they could give that ticket a 95% off sticker and I still couldn't afford it
Next year's team will be even better than this one
I see people keep saying this and I'm not saying you're wrong, but I am curious as to why you think that? We could lose almost 3/4 of our starting defense to the draft (I don't believe Hooker will stay). I think offensively we could be better but we are also likely losing our biggest playmaker in Samuel
In all, Samuel has 1,546 all-purpose yards this season, second only to Penn State's Saquon Barkley for the Big Ten crown in that category. Barkley has 1,563.
On 100 more plays. But i'll just sip my buckeye flavored tea
Barrett will need to prove he belongs on this list in order for us to go anywhere in the CFP. I would argue that he has not been a great quarterback this year, but he has been a great football player when it counted the most
Not to mention, Hooker (Safety) also had more tackles than Peppers (Linebacker). But wait...Hooker (who doesn't play offense) is tied for Peppers in touchdowns (3) with Peppers (who plays offense)
11W twitter is about to get real hot and spicy tonight...if you're into that sort of thing
Ohio State could make its own highlight tape of just plays that Peppers wasn't able to make a play. Personal favorites being Zeke's block that sent Peppers into a front flip, JT's 41 yard run where Peppers gets stiff armed and out ran, and Curtis's game winner where Peppers over pursues by 5 yards. What a joke