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EvanstonBuckeye


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

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Comment 26 Jul 2016

Here's the second quote that Scarcella references and is the more damning of the two:

What makes it tricky, they're not having to deal with some of the things we're dealing with and working through, which magnifies it. Those programs as well as others know that and use that against us. We have that conversation with every single prospect. We don't usually initiate it, but it's coming from somewhere.

 Unless Franklin wants to claim that he has been misquoted here, it's clearly an accusation.

http://www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/franklin-full-of-optimism-for-penn-state-football

Comment 24 Jul 2016

Great questions all around. If you're assuming we're good with Grimes (17), Lindsey (18), and Okudah (19), it would seem like we'd be pressed for space and wouldn't take more than one LB (20), possibly the right DT (21) and that's gotta be about it, unless it's someone you couldn't say "no" to (and Holmes or DPJ would fit that bill).

Comment 23 Jul 2016

Astute. We'll keep working other DBs to offset a possible Shaun Wade loss. We'll push hard for Tufele as well.

Comment 23 Jul 2016

I know it will be construed by heresy among some, but if we sign all or most of the guys we want (as is currently the trend), it really doesn't matter if Bama has the the #1 class by someone's computer rankings. I do think that there's a strong chance that the final 1-2 classes this year could both be in the top four or five all time. The Buckeyes and Tide have separated themselves from the pack.

Comment 22 Jul 2016

Morgan Ellison is a very interesting recruit. I think he's going to have a big year and see his recruitment blow up.

Comment 21 Jul 2016

Tricky footing, indeed. I'm guessing the conventional wisdom is it's Dobbins, Akers, or both and if it's Akers, there would probably be a time when both are committed, giving the staff a chance to keep both. Akers has been really hard to read in his recruitment, so he's probably not going to tip his hand too much and give Dobbins cause for concern. As much as Dobbins is watching the staff's relationship with Akers, though, I'm guessing the staff is doing the same thing with JK and Texas. 'Crootin.

Comment 17 Jul 2016

I don't think there's a clear-cut #1 this year, as evidenced by the revolving door for who the various sites have as #1. Doesn't mean there's not a lot of great players, just that there's a lot of quality at the top.