According to UFM and Zach Smith, Jalin is moving outside to make room at the H for Curtis Samuel and Dontre. He said there'll be no more of Samuel getting 10 plays per game. I believe Jalin will thrive on outside and Curtis Samuel will be this year's break-out star. He's dynamic with the ball in his hands. The threat of he, Dontre, and Jalin coupled with Brown and @CantguardMike on the outside will terrify opposing DC's. I just hope Marcus Baugh steps up this season.
If your point is so valid, then why doesn't he just commit? He doesn't because he's not ready and he's not sure, which means things can always change. That's the way it is with CFB Recruiting, it needs an "early signing" period like CBB. I stopped following recruiting after the Stephon Diggs debacle, I read Birm once or twice a month because he's the best in the biz, but I wait until NLOI Day because that's the only day that really means anything. I have no idea what Nick Bosa will do, but neither do you or anyone else at this point but the young man himself. Nothing in CFB Recruiting is definitive until NLOI day. Naming a leader means nothing at any point, neither does a verbal commitment, really.
In the grand scheme of things what does this really mean? So he named tOSU his leader, so did Jarrett Guarantano, before he committed to Tennessee. None of this means shit until NLOI Day!!!
Way too much fuss for a young man who's only played in the 'Spring Game', he made some decent plays against back-ups and also-rans in a practice game and now he's being anointed the 2nd coming of Randy Gradishar? The hyperbole around this team is stunning. I know the Natty is making everyone giddy with anticipation and excitement but let's not go overboard. With the quality and depth at LB on this Team, Connor will most probably redshirt. Give him the annual "Bam Childress" Award and let's wait until Fall before we start with the comparisons to the all-time greats.
I realize that, but I had to speak my mind.
Stop insulting people's intelligence, everyone in the Football Universe knows exactly who this tweet is referencing and why. It's a classless move for an adult and a professional CFB Coach. The reasons an athlete chooses a particular school are very personal to that athlete. As adults why should we question that choice. Jarrett Guarantano and his family made what they feel is the best decision for them, just as Tristen Wallace made what he and family feel is the best decision for them. If you look at both situations in a pragmatic manner, maybe UT was the best move for him. tOSU has more QB's than they can play now and there's talk of Borrow possibly greyshirting, if the situation at UT is more conducive to early PT which it seems to be, then UT is the better option at this point. Maybe he just liked UT better than tOSU and that's his prerogative. We can't be so blinded by fanaticism that we forget what's right. The tweet is beneath contempt and Smith at the very least owes Jarrett Guarantano and his family an apology!!
Nicknames are best when they just flow, contrived and forced nicknames sound like just that. The Silver Bullets are just that and the current D has earned that nickname back. Piranhas are Coach Coombs nickname for his group and the 'Slobs' was generated by Coach Easy Ed. Any attempt to attach buffoonish nicknames to the other units is stupid and a waste of time.
Warriner's been coaching for 30 years, he wants to be a HC now but he's wise enough to know he's in a great situation and he can wait until the opportunity that he feels is perfect for him and his family comes along, he doesn't have to take just any job.
I think the 'title' of the Post is "FAVORITE" player. I could name probably 50 Buckeyes that I absolutely love, but when pressed to name my favorite it has to be Jack Tatum!!
Not only did he set 4 WR in 45 minutes, he did it in the B1G Track & Field Championships @ TSUN!!
I agree 1000%, that's the problem that I see occurring, in the NFL the adage has always been; 'if you have more than one starting QB then you don't have any," this scenario, while its fun to talk about on Message Boards in the euphoria of a NC off-season, is going to come back and bite this team in the ass. I remember the Stanley Jackson/Joe Germaine controversy, as well as the Justin Zwick/Troy Smith situation. Both nearly tore those teams apart as players ended up taking sides. I still feel Cardale should have declared for the NFL Draft, he got some bad advice, but that's another thread for another day. I just hope it doesn't do the same thing to this team, but I know it will. You can't make me believe that two of those 3 guys will be happy with sitting, especially if the one that ends up starting has even one mediocre performance. The fans will go crazy clamoring for one of the others. It's going to be a mess.
Urban's full of shit on this one, he stopped giving the ball to El Guapo and failed to challenge the man coverage deep with our WR's. That's all on him!! They weren't better than us!!
WBB Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer, a HOF'er, said on Monday that the facilities needed to be upgraded to B1G level or they would fall behind in recruiting.
You could make the same argument for many more states even some in the B1G, i.e. MN, IL and IN. Rutgers isn't a Football Power, they don't win very much and the facilities there are shitty, so why would a top flight talent consider going there? There's also no reason to believe it will get much better anytime soon.
Camren Williams has fallen into oblivion at the LB position, just too many strong candidates ahead of him. He's a beast on ST though!!
I agree, he suffered a severe injury but he's been in the program for 2 years. It's time to transfer hype into production if he's healthy. Same for Terry McLaurin.
This is why I stay away from the whole recruiting process and just read Birm every couple of weeks. When you're dealing with children they just don't make sense. Nothing has changed at tOSU for this young man, his primary recruiter and position coaches are still the same. So what is his issue? It's the heat from his HS Coach and the fans in the state he lives in. He should go to TSUN, it may be better for him there, its certainly done wonders for Kyle Kalis and Shane Morris.
He's an H-Back, think of the moves and athleticism of Jalin Marshall combined with the speed of Dontre Wilson. That's Demario McCall!!
In Football I wore #44 because it was the number Leroy Kelly wore and in Baseball I wore 24 b/c I played CF and Willie Mays wore it. In Track it was whatever # the Meet officials gave me.
DJ wrote an article about a week ago, he says Dixon is fine and will be ready for Spring Ball. He's eager to show what he can do and is thankful to Coach Mick and the Strength staff for making him better.
Terry McLaurin, Jeff Greene, James Clark, Noah Brown, Johnnie Dixon and K.J. Hill who may be as polished as a freshman as any of them. Greene is 6'5" and a senior, McLaurin and Clark run 4.3 40's and have soft hands and Dixon was in the 2-deep before his injury. The Receiving Corps has gone from being a "Clown Show" to being a "Freak Show"
I got mine last week, wore to the Office on Casual Friday!! Like an effing Boss!!
I like this thread because we are a 'live in the moment' culture and we sometimes forget about past greatness. Zeke was magnificent this season and it culminated in a NC, but Mo Clarett was just as special and he didn't have the offensive weapons, especially at QB that Zeke had. The '02' NC Game may be the 'greatest' game in school history, considering the way that season played out. Zeke played more games than Mo, as well. Beanie and Guap were also special but they didn't get NC's. As for me I'll just say 4 consecutive Rose Bowl starts, 31 straight 100 yard games and two Heisman Trophies end any conversation about RB preference.
Ain't that the Damn Truth!!!
I don't do the daily recruiting grind anymore, the whole Stefon Diggs saga turned me off. But when I do have a question its nice to be able to log onto the best in the biz!! Thanks again Birm, you're truly one of a kind and Buckeye Nation is fortunate to have you!!