I have no inside info and I'm no guru, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its a duck. Harris is Kentucky-bound, there are just too many signs that point that way; same for Baker to FLA, he's not flipping. tOSU took his commitment for granted and Muschamp and his staff outworked them. That falls directly in the lap of Stan Drayton, who recruits the CLE area!! Weber wouldn't be a bad replacement if UFM can pull it off.
Its as simple as this, how many players has UFM put in the NFL as opposed to Mike Stoops, how many AA's have played for UFM as opposed to Mike Stoops, how many wins does UFM have as opposed to Mike Stoops, it's silly to keep responding to people who post things like this. The difference between a perennial CFB power and a middle of the road SEC team is obvious, but because of Bama, LSU and Florida the rest of the SEC gets to thump its chest too. Before UK fans start comparing themselves to tOSU maybe they should think about finishing higher than 4th in the SEC East, with a bunch of OH athletes that didn't get offers from tOSU.
He won't be there in 2015!!
In the wake of Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley and the Notre Dame Cheating Scandal, do you think Terrelle Pryor and Devier Posey are a little pissed off?
Jalin Marshall needs to see the ball more, better blocking would have yielded better results in the 1st half!! That young man is electric with the rock, he and and the 'Money Train' Curtis Samuel are must see!!
No Buckeye Fan can truly say that they're surprised by this. The real shocker would have been if he'd honored his commitment and actually come to Columbus. You had to know when Mike left that Mickey was gone as well. As with Mike, I wish him well. The train will roll on without either of them.
I agree SM, this space was full of "wait until we see the Diamond Formation and Dontre" at this same juncture last year and we never saw it once during the season. This is just another 'pipe dream' we're operating with a RS Freshman at QB and two other players in Marshall and Samuel who have never been on the field for a regular season snap in a college football game. To believe that they are going to come in and have a package that will be successful is beyond stupid.
Braxton' loss is devasting, but this is still and always THE Ohio State University!! Come money time in November, there won't be any doubts about that fact!!
He's pitching this season for the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League. He's 32 years old and he hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2006.
This post is exactly the reason recruiting has become the debacle it has become, why would any adult resort to following a 17-year-old on any social media platform? Why is every move made by Torrance Gibson or any other 17-year-old child subject to scrutiny from people he doesn't know and don't impact his life in any meaningful way? The reasons for his "Free Meal" are his own business, is it really necessary to obsess over everything this young man does and says. If he comes to tOSU, he does, if he goes somewhere else then fine. Get a life!!
Great Letter Ramzy, but there'll be at least 3 in this Class who have no interest in your sage advice or the advice of anyone and will be gone before the Dream can realized. It's not my hope, but the realist in me knows and understands it will happen. We want them all to succeed, that's why we are Fanatics, but we know what will happen. The Dream will turn to reality very quickly!!
Players who don't want attention don't write recruiting blogs for USA Today, I'm not suggesting that Gibson nor any other player not enjoy the recruiting process, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. what I am saying is that fans who hang on every word and whim of these players, follow them on Social Media and try to read every tea leaf about what they are or aren't going to do should get another hobby.
Don't be fooled by this young man, he seems enamored with the attention of the recruiting process, much like Stefon Diggs a few years ago. Every school he's visited over the past 4 months has become his favorite, he's made the same comments about Auburn, Tennessee and FSU in that time frame. Recruiting is a zero-sum game, which is why I don't pay any real attention until NLOI Day, I just won't be subject to the vagaries of 16-18 year-old children. Gibson will go back and forth and milk this for all the attention he can get. In the immortal words of Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav, "Don't believe the Hype!!"
Welcome to BuckeyeNation Josh!! #Elite15
The writer of this article is getting exactly the type of reaction he was seeking when he wrote it, who the hell has ever heard of the term "Deep-South Buckeyes?" Of course the tOSU is chasing the SEC, they'd won 7 of the last 8 NC's. When your ultimate goal is a Championship, why would you be chasing a team you've dominated for a decade? OSU/Michigan is widely acknowledged as the 'greatest rivalry in sports' so yes the hatred is there on our part. If it's not on the side of TTUN, that's there problem.
I always find it amusing when people who never saw Art Schlichter play comment write articles about him. Playing in a system that didn't maximize his talents, he was still the best QB I've seen at Ohio State.
Have we all forgotten about Jalin Marshall, who's coming back from knee surgery? The competition will be fun to watch. Mr. Scoreboard Operator, get your rest now, while you can. When this offense hits the field there won't be much opportunity to rest.
Following College Football recruiting is always a losing proposition, as was previously stated we're talking about the whims and vagaries of 16-18 year-old children. They are pampered, preened, wined, dined and genuflected to for most of their lives and then asked to make what is up to this point, the most important decision of their lives. Hundreds of thousands of people are hanging on that decision. I trust UFM and his staff and I'll see you all on NLOI Day!! Have a great Summer, I'll be at M&T Bank Stadium watching the Wishbone get snapped and Navy get sunk. It's June 18, 2014 @ 3:23PM and M*ch*g*n still sux!! Go Bucke!!
Let's not blaspheme, Jack Tatum was one of a kind and his like will not be soon seen again. I'm glad everyone is really high on Erik Smith. But before we start with Tatum talk, let's let him play a game or two. Jack Tatum was the best player on the best defense in Buckeye History and the most feared player in football, College and Pro. That's a tall task to live up to!!
I believe this whole thing is garbage, UFM wouldn't spend 10 minutes talking about TSUN, with a room full of recruits. TROLL, TROLL, TROLL.
Congratulations on 'Smooth Jazz' going to Buffalo!!
While James Franklin is having a lot of early recruiting success, let's remember NLOI Day is in February, last time I checked. The score of last season's game with PSU was 63-14 and tOSU will be better on defense this season. As far as the comments of Brandon Wimbush, he committed to PSU, what would you expect a 17 year-old HS Senior-to-be to say. He needs to be concerned about beating out Christian Hackenburg, before he concerns himself with dominating the B1G. All of this May talk is just that, games are still to be played and in the immortal words of the 'Nature Boy', "To be the Man, you've got to beat the Man."
It's Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 1:43PM and M*ch*g*n still sux!! Wake me up on NLOI Day!!
What month of the year is it, again?