Nick Bosa! He cannot wait for one extra year and risk the opportunity to play with his brother so he re-classify himself as a 2015 recruit.
Don't worry. Harbaugh just got another instate kid John Kelly...
Totally agree with both of you. I don't watch too much basketball these days but every time when I watch, I could not help myself but wondering what if Russell was born a few years earlier. From his performance at OSU, I strongly believe that if he plays with another big star on the team he would excel instantly and Thad would most likely have got his NC by now. Russell is by far the best player on the team. He plays extremely well in games where there is less competition and/or when he feels less pressure to lead the team. The flipping side is that he plays very poorly in games where there is more competition (e.g. earlier games against MU, UL, UNC etc.) and/or when he feels more pressure to lead the team. Can you imagine if he were on the team with JJ Sullinger or Evan Turner?
On a different note. Russel's jump shots have a very unusual form; he barely jumps when he makes his jump shots and releases the ball on his way up. Would this cause him any major problem when he faces better defenders or when he moves to NBA?
When I watched the OSU-Michigan basketball game on TV ~16 hours after OSU won the NC game, I noticed that the sideline reporter interviewed a "super Buckeye fan" on the stand, who appeared to go on without sleep for almost two days. This fan drove from her home in Georgia to Columbus on Sunday, took a flight to Dallas on Monday standing-by as the flight was overbooked, witnessed the Buckeye glories Monday night, fully enjoyed the post-game celebrations throughout the night, caught a flight back to Columbus on Tuesday, and then went to Schottenstein directly from the airport to watch the basketball game. I believe that the girl wearing the #5 jersey in the picture was the super fan in the Schottenstein arena, understandably yawning from time to time during the basketball game. Did anybody else catch that and verify what I thought?
You guys all got this wrong. She was praising Urban for wining the NC game with his second string quarterback.
ESPN breaking news: Denver Broncos just lost the superbowl in the last play of the game to Urban Meyer-coached Cleveland Browns when its starting quarterback Cardale Jones somehow overthrew his deep-threat receiver and college teammate Devin Smith that was 100 yards away. Smith was so wide open in the end zone as all of the defenders severely underestimated Cardale's arm strength and crowded the field around their 20 yard line.
What is the record for most guys taken in a draft?
I am not 100% sure but I think that it was 14 in one of JT's teams. However, as TraSmith4 mentioned, that record might have been broken afterwards.
What about Eli Apple? I think that he has all the tools to be an excellent CB, and that one additional year of experience and a better on-field performance may be sufficient for him to leave early.
May be for the unprecedented three championship rings (i.e. B1G, Sugar Bowl, and NC) from a single season unless they predicted two more NC in the next two years.
Edit: Though less likely, it may also represent UFM's 3 NC rings.
One more funny moment was that during my daughter's lunch break, she called me and ask me that when we scored the last TD, why we did not try an onsite kick to get 50 pts (TD plus a 2pt conversion). I have to admit that she has not watched much football at all (i.e. may be a total of 8 hours in her life), but she is good on math...
My daughter, who is a high school senior, watched the game with me until the middle of the third quarter when Oregon scored the field goal to close the gap. She then had to go to bed as she had to get up very early next morning for a couple of important school activities. Next morning when she got downstairs to read my text message, she replied that I knew we were going to win so I already put my Buckeye apparel on before coming downstairs. The funny thing was that several of her classmates that she was not very familiar with asked her if she just got accepted by the Ohio State University.
Walker committed to UFM before the NC game started despite the fact that he did not announce his commitment until the half time of the game. So I agree that Walker's commitment might be very different from those of the two 2017 commits from Florida.
Especially when we are the underdog!
Or watch Ohio State as if he goes to a place like Missouri he may not even have a chance to lose to Ohio State.
Help is on the way.
Totally agree. Considering all the events that have taken place with our beloved team, I truly believe that this team has far overachieved this season. This is obviously a credit to UM, his entire coaching staff, and his players. Although I would be ecstatic if we win the game on Monday night, I would be also happy if we get blown out on Monday AS LONG AS we play to our best capability. In this case, even the outcome of the game is not desirable, I would still very much enjoy the game and their efforts, and congratulate them for this wonderful and memorable season. In sports, winning and losing is not the only thing that matters.
Sorry for the misleading post. My message was not meant to argue against your statement (I did fully understand what you meant), but rather make a general statement along the line of their losing starters that unavailability of starters due to injuries, suspensions, and family reasons etc is an integral part of the game, and that one cannot really use that as a reason for the outcome of a game. If anyone wants to use that as a reason or an excuse, we may be even in a better position to do so. For the same reason, if anyone wants to use that as a factor to predict the outcome of the NC game, it would be a push anyway as we have our own unfortunate starter loss as well. Again I should have made my post clearer.
Not to mention the total disrespect of us before the 2002 NC game.
Or to have a false sense of complacency.
As an accidental benefit, you may get double UV......
Because it is analogous to Personal Foul...
Agree. Unless they are going to do something illegally or unethically, if they try to take Cardale out, they may have to pay the same price as several Alabama defender did.
Considering that our first team QB, second team QB, half of our first team DE will be also out of the game, I won't feel sorry to much for them other the general sympathy for losing any starters to an important game like this. In addition, our first team H back may not be 100% recovered from the injury), half of our first team WR (i.e. Smith) may not be at full strength based on the alleged sickness, and our first team TE has not practiced the whole week resulted from the presumed ankle injury. If we are going to win the game, the unavailability of some of their starters cannot be justified as a primary reason as we have lost as many starters as they have.