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
Someone needs to make a gif of his Undertaker celebration from over the weekend
"A lot of guys have the option (to wear them)," James said. "I believe they all received them yesterday. It's been something that's been in the works for years now. We finally were able to put together a shoe and work with the Nike football lab to put a cleat on there. It's always a hard process when you turn a basketball shoe into a cleat, so we finally were able to find a shoe that fits the Nike lab football cleat.
"And then we had those guys wear test them yesterday at practice, and for the guys that want to wear them, they can. They have so many shoes, they can decide what they want to wear as well, so. It was just like, great timing, I guess, that it came together when they were playing Michigan in the biggest game of the season."
My guess is that the bigger guys will not be able to wear them because its essentially a basketball shoe with cleats on it. Bigger guys need wider shoes with more support. It seems like its more of a personal preference whether or not they want to risk wearing a brand new cleat or not
Redshirt Senior JaCron Flames - approved for the full face visor with 0% presidential tint
This is great but I still think every hype video should be required to have the Walter White "I'm the one who knocks" intro
Zone 6 has a great opportunity to make a statement this game, especially Noah Brown who has been pretty quiet lately. Last year, Mike Thomas pretty much owned Lewis with several big catches and a few pass interference calls and that is what we need this game. They are going to stack the box and trust their corners to play man, so the opportunities will be there
I remember the story about when Dontre Wilson was visiting and deciding if he wants to flip his commitment from Oregon, they said JT saw him in the weight room and gave an impromptu speech about why he should choose Ohio State. Its funny because back then, JT wasn't even considered the man because he was behind Braxton and Cardale at the time