Same story for me. The best analogy that I can think of is an infestation. I still have family and friends there, but the infestation of the addicts is like a house being invaded by rodents or cockroaches; can't enjoy it even if you don't see it.
Fred Hoiberg will be the Bulls next coach. Book it.
I hate Isiah Thomas and even I agree with this assessment.
Maybe more intriguing for both teams and the opener to boot.
I agree. We beat Minny 45-17 and PSU 49-10.
Did Gustin fool us? Or was it, rather, just us getting him on campus a little too late in the process, after USC had established some ties? Those are the battles we'll take our chances with and I'd say Kelly, should he visit and keep us in his top two, would fit into the same category. These are elite West Coast players and to be a finalist is saying something and does some PR for us out there. Losing an Ohio player at the last moment, on the other hand, feels like a punch in the gut (see Baker, Jerome, Part 1).
Mack is doing his due diligence and taking trips and seeing campuses, much like Bosa. It sounds like he has said the right words to the coaches to let them know what he's going to say on June 7.
Marlon Humphrey was the same way for Alabama a couple of years back. He was a Bama legacy, yet waited until late January to commit. I wondered the same thing and kept waiting to see the "Is Humphrey wavering?" headline and it never happened. I think Bosa's recruitment will end the same way (not at Bama, of course, but rather following his own schedule).
For all the much-deserved talk about other players and plays, Miller's play was as big as it gets.
As he stated, hasn't really visited other schools. So, while I think in his heart of hearts he knows he's going to be a Buckeye, he has to look around.
Who starts for Bama at QB? it looks like a Coker-Cornwell battle.
You read my mind, BuckeyeCrusader.
I agree. I'm curious, though, to see how this "drop" impacts him as a teen. From what I've heard he's a very hard worker. I feel sorry for the weights he's about to hit even harder.
Keep in mind, too, that once guys are committed, they're less beneficial to recruiting sites as the story lines of "Where will they end up?" and "Are they still looking?" are no longer in play (the headlines that get hits). I'm not so cynical to think that an uneven performance by a player might not impact his rating, but it's pretty consistent that they're no longer hot shit once they're committed.
EDIT: or, basically, what Teddy said above me. Slow-moving this Sunday.
Mike Hull will make an NFL team and do well and some combine freak will wash out within two years.
Always thought "Banned" would actually be a good fake band name, like you were playing under a pseudonym.
Without trying to incite more hostile posts, but rather to elicit some good conversation, it seems clear where our head is at recruiting-wise (cherry-pick the state and cast a wide net for top talent nationally) as well as MSU (strong regional presence that identifies as a very strong #2 option for Midwest talent). How are we defining UM's recruiting approach, though?
Isiah Thomas. Am proud to say I've hated him in every one of his incarnations (player, coach, GM, committed d-bag).
This is the catch of committing early. Your headline, "Buckeyes visit commit Walker" just isn't as sexy as "Craig-Myers re-opens his recruitiment" and people stop paying such close attention. It's one of the reasons, IMO, you'll see kids long-committed to schools take fall trips for a little attention. And, no, I don't think it's diva-esque so much as it's being a teenager.
I'm gritting my teeth as I read this, but am inclined to concede you may be right (this is similar to my conversations with my wife).
My fear is us in late fall, going hard for Justin Layne. Not because he's Justin Layne, but because we missed/passed on the other options. Seems like I've seen this movie before.
Am I wrong, or is Demario McCall not more the slot guy?
Last week, Clay named the Buckeyes as his leader
And yet Birm is guessing he ends up down South. If you choose to love recruiting, it's this craziness you learn to live with.
Total speculation, I know, but I think the play we're going to see from Bell will be All-American play. I think he makes our D dominant this year.
In all fairness to Penn State, it just wasn't going to work out when they hired Franklin. LJ had been interim coach when O'Brien left and it was either his job to have or he was going to leave. Our own situation with Fickell was just different. Their loss.