Yeah I think you're taking too narrow of view. Who was it that convinced Ezekiel Elliott to spurn his beloved Missouri tigers and where his own father had played and instead come to OSU? Obviously it was Urban that made the difference in him ending up at OSU. Now Elliott has become a vocal recruiter as well, but who instills this in these kids? They believe in the program that is built by none other than Urban. The caliber of players at OSU are on a level not seen before that I can remember. They have always have very good first team players, but the depth is unbelievable. C'mon 6 stud qb's at one time, you have to be an awesome closer to convince kids to keep coming in face of the depth chart. Tressel had Pryor and........nobody. Yeah I would Urban is pretty special in recruiting. The facts speak for themselves, quit being so narrow minded.
Why is DT a major issue -- they have added 2 DT commitments this year in Robert Landers and Alabi. Alabi is already a biscuit shy of 300 lbs, he is not going to play DE-- I'm sure they will move him inside. I don't see the hype about Beckner. Go watch Robert Landers video in the state championship game beating double teams and moving all over the line. He beat everyone of those OL at some point in the game and at that level competition. The only head scratcher for me is why OSU never offered Javon Provitt, that dude is a beast. There must have been some other limiting dynamics to the situation that we don't know about I guess.
Trey DePriest turned out to not be "all that" in my opinion. I would take our current group over him anytime.
Mark it down, here is my prediction:
Braxton 2015 QB
Cardale 2016 QB
Barrett 2017 QB
These three are all household names in America and to the NFL scouts already. Each of them will get their shot in the NFL, I think they are having fun in college while it lasts. Go Bucks!
Finally somebody with some sense on the matter of Weber. He's ok but seems to be only a north south runner without any jukes. Add to that he is not big enough move a pile like El Guapo or EZE. He's said to be 5'9 that means he is probably really 5'8. Doesn't seem to have ability to make them miss. In high school he ran the defender over, but that is not going to happen in the BIG. I'm sure he will be star on some level, but if we lose him its not a big deal. I'd rather have another DL or OL than Weber. Load up on rb's in 2016. Thats my two cents.
Well OSU beat the team (Michigan State) that beat TCU (Baylor). So by extension OSU already has beaten the whole Big 12 conference. What more is there to talk about?
Go to a fedex kinkos office location and print it.
Its amazing to read how much all of these players really do care about each other. They are winners no matter what happens in football, but I'm thinking that just maybe their advantage on the field come Thursday. You don't get the same vibe from Saban and bama when it comes to players playing for each other. There is something special about this OSU team. I guess we'll see if that love for each other takes them over the top.
Too fired up?????????? I was at that game, they weren't fired up enough. I remember Alex Boone post game comments about how he saw the quit in his teammates eyes at the half time.
If you're the best as Harris believes himself to be, then you're not afraid of competition from Mike Weber or any other RB that may get recruited. I took it took as if he dissed him and said "Mike Weber who?"
I'm sure Urban has been pushing for a more aggressive defense, but at the end of the game he went over and hugged Fickell as if to congratulate him for a job well done. So that kinda says alot about who Urban was giving credit to for the stellar defense Saturday night. It was Luke Fickell. Never been real high on Fickell as a coach but you have to give the credit to him and Ash for the great job they have done. My that humble pie taste good!
Or does he throw it to Devin Smith. Round and Round it goes, who's got the ball nooooooobody from Bama knows.
I must have it too, I think Doran Grant had a pick late in the game.
Until Collier takes a snap he is redshirting this year!
Why can't we send Luke Fickell to Kansas. At least this would not be such a sad thread.
I'm not worried about Cardale, I'm worried about whether Fickell will have the Defense ready to play! Go bucks
Josh Sweat come on down!
Thats not crazy at all -- I ve wondered why they never did that against Navy. Wisky obviously wants to run the ball, so you would have Lee who can cover if they throw since he has good ball skills. They've also dropped Steve Miller into the flat at times. Not a bad idea at all, I wish we could find out what coaches think about that.
Uh Oh here comes Luke Fickell's rush 3 drop 8 can't cover 5 defense. He's been waiting for a reason to go back to thee old bend but don't break scheme. Now he's got his chance. How about instead of that send a real pass rush and at the same time play not just press coverage but do like Michigan state does, press and bump the wr off of his intended route. Why are we so afraid to play like the great teams do? OSU has the same if not better talent. I don't get it.
That had me busting up!!!
Don't get me wrong I appreciate the Boren brothers at OSU as much as anyone. But is he really the best center? Meyer had previously said Pat Elflein was the best center. Why not play PE at center and move Farris to guard. Boren is just not big enough to push anybody out of the way when we get into the B1G. Also if they ever hope to get a strong run game going this year Meyer can't just go with the friends and family choice at center. He should be a backup on this team IMO.
Well OSU doesn't have physical db's that re-route the wr either. One of coaches earlier this year explained they give the dbs the option when playing press coverage to either 1) bump and try to re-route the wr or 2) or just turn and run with the receiver. OSU dbs generally go with option number 2 from what I ve seen. The problem is Fickell calling for a 3 man rush on third and long which means : No pass rush, a good qb with a strong arm has too much time, and wr's given enough time to come open = dbs look bad. They need to pin their ears back on 3rd and long and send no less than 5 or 6. Make the qb throw the ball before he wants to.
I would feel alot better if I knew Luke Fickell was going to stop with calling the "rush 3 and drop 8 and can't cover 5 bend but don't break defense on 3rd downs". We need a strong jailbreak pass rush on 3rd and long and let Gunner know its coming. Put some fear into him that he's got to get rid of the ball early or else. That's when we'll see Gunner make poor decisions, have poor execution, missed throws, interceptions. Unfortunately I think Fickell is going to rush 3 on 3rd down and give him all the time to sit back and let someone come open. OSU is going to get picked apart and everyone will say its the pass defense. No its lack of good play calling. All the other top teams come at you with a strong pass rush on 3rd and long. Not Fickell. I maybe wrong but I doubt it. Go bucks!
I think Urban's problem is he seems to have pledged his undying loyalty to Luke Fickell for some god only knows reason and his "bend but don't break" defense. Did anyone see the Florida State vs Clemson game last night. That's how a defense should fight in a home game when you suddenly lose your starting quarterback. Florida state has the winner's mentality, sorry to say it, but OSU defense against other top teams doesn't seem to measure up. With the talent OSU has now, they sure seem to play scared against other good teams.
yeah no kidding!