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Comment 16 May 2015

We have 8 experienced guys to play the 5 positions (Apple, Conley, Webb, Lattimore, Burrows, Bell, Powell, and Smith). And that doesn't even include Malik Hooker, who's been on campus for awhile, and the incoming freshman who most reports say are game ready as true freshman.  Nothing to worry about at all

Comment 13 May 2015

I've said this a thousand times already and I'll say it again.  The options of schools he can go to are very slim.  The rule states a graduate transfer can only head to a school for a grad program that his current place doesn't offer. Ohio State is the largest school in the country and offers graduate degrees in most disciplines. Braxton would have to find a school that offers a degree that Ohio State doesn't offer.

Comment 05 May 2015

As I said in the forum thread about Ferns, I can say with 99.9999999999% certainty he will either change his major junior year, or quit football.  As a former player and current college coach, I know quite a few guys that have tried both and it is next to impossible due to time constraints. He will either miss a ton of labs or a lot of practices/conditioning sessions and that doesn't even take into account his many co ops that are mandatory. 

Comment 05 May 2015

If this truly is about his intended major and Ohio State not having it, I understand his thinking but he needs to ask more in depth questions.  Petroleum Engineering is one of those majors that will have many conflicts with football.  He needs to find out how many football players have started out majoring in PE and how many actually graduated with that degree.  I would be willing to bet the answer to that second question is zero.  It's admirable he wants that major, but not realistic due to time constraints.  I've had friends try it and it just doesn't work.

Comment 01 May 2015

I love him off the field so I hope you're right, but I don't even think he'll be the starter by the end of the season.  I feel the same towards Tyvis Powell. Both good people and good players, but have more talented guys waiting in the wings

Comment 01 May 2015

I think we have 11 guys get drafted next year with 6 of those being early entrants.

Bosa (early), Decker, Washington, Thomas (early), Elliot (early), Bell (early), Boren, Jones (early), Miller, Vannett, Cam Johnston (early).  Darron Lee may decide to leave early but I don't think he will.  Corey Smith may also get drafted if he has a huge season.

I also see 4 seniors signing as non drafted free agents.  Those guys being Schutt, Smith, Perry, and Bryce Haynes. That would mean 15-16 guys going to the NFL after next season.  But honestly I don't see Schutt or Perry making teams out of training camp.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Good hip hop?  That's the biggest oxymoron I've heard in awhile. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Being a former Ohio State athlete and current college coach, I know the procedures and liability issues.  IF it is his knee, then the wording was incorrect in the article. As someone stated above, medical hardship means you will never play again at that school.  They would not do that for a knee, especially with a talented freshman.  They would just redo the surgery themselves and rehab all over again.  

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Absolutely positively something other than his knee. Most likely his heart or concussion concerns.  Doctors or the university would not be liable if he were to re-injure his knee. However, if they let him play with a life threatening condition and something terrible happens, the school and doctors would lose their shirts. 

Comment 19 Feb 2015

Yes they could, and they are called walk ons.  The problem is that very few people have the grades and test scores to qualify for a full academic scholarship.  And to avoid conflicts of interest, the athletic department and financial aid offices are completely different. In football and basketball, partial scholarships are not given. In non revenue sports, you can combine athletic and academic scholarships if you meet one of the following criteria. 

1. GPA over 3.5

2. Finish in top 10% of your class

3. Have a cumulative score of 105 on your ACT.

if you don't meet one of those requirements, you either get athletic OR academic money

Comment 15 Feb 2015

Tommy John is a very common procedure and most pitchers come back from that in about 8-10 months. A torn labrum is the worst injury that can happen to a baseball pitcher. Usually it is a career ending injury

Comment 15 Feb 2015

I don't wanna damper everyone's mood here but the fact that he's throwing doesn't mean a whole lot without context. What's important is where he's at in his rehab progression. And that important detail is one that no one here can answer.  Keep in mind, this injury happens all the time in baseball.  You can "throw" about 4 months after surgery, but you're not game ready until about 12-14 months if you're a pitcher.  

Comment 11 Feb 2015

It is a big deal because every team in the country would be better if they could take the best players from nearby areas.  Think about it in terms of high schools.  If all the Cincy high schools could come together and form an all star football team, don't you think they'd be better than any high school team in the country?  Recruiting is very rampant in LL baseball, you need these strict districts to keep everything as fair as possible. 

Comment 05 Feb 2015

I am one of the few that think there's nothing wrong with over signing. I have given my reasons many times on this site so I won't bore everyone again.  But Jake, quit digging yourself a deeper hole. If YOU are going to ACCUSE urban of lying and being immoral you need to provide facts to back up your stance.  You don't libel or slander someone without facts and expect to get away with it. We need to have 85 players by August 1.  If he cuts players that don't wanna leave before that date then maybe you have a beef.  Until then, quit trying to ruin someone's name and reputation when clearly no facts exist to back up your claim. 

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I don't know when the offer from Auburn came but what I do know is that Auburn is recruiting some of his friends heavily right now (along with him) and I also believe the hiring of Will Muschamp has something to do with them being in on so many Florida players this late in the game.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

Then thank God you don't have a son being recruited like he is.  What is wrong with him doing what he thinks is best for him?  It stinks for OSU in his case, but other players do that and no one says a word when it benefits the Buckeyes.  And don't give me the usual response of loyalty or honoring a commitment or anything like that.  Most of us over a certain age have broken a commitment at some point.  If not, everyone would have the same job their whole lives.  But what happens?  When you get offered a job that you think benefits you and your family better you take it.  To me, that's what he is doing.