Haskins, he has a legit shot at being the #2 QB, which is no small measure at tOSU. The most important position has to get that stripe off first.
Go back and reread the prognostications for Berger as a HS Senior and immediately following his commitment.
Kyle Berger, he became the Mike D'Andrea of this era of tOSU Football!!
I'm more concerned about the young man than I am the team or the 'highest paid public employee in the state,' they'll both be fine. Brionte earned his degree and that is a testament to him. I don't know what he did that warranted dismissal and speculation isn't fair, but I wish him the best in whatever the next phase of his life brings him. "Of all sad words of tongue and pen the saddest are these, it might have been~"John Greenleaf Whittier
How many of the currently injured players are anticipated to be "full go" for fall camp?
He was NOT at FNL last year, I was there. He was rumored to attend but didn't show. Torrance Gibson came but not Grimes. It's been almost two years since he's actually set foot in C-Bus.
What everyone seems to not understand is that this came from an unsealed deposition of one individual. All we have is Mike McQueary's version of events. I hope many of you didn't hurt yourselves jumping to conclusions. Sandusky is in prison and Joe Paterno is dead, if Greg Schiano reported what he saw or didn't, no one knows but him. Paterno knew and kept Sandusky around for years.
Tim Duncan's retirement reflects his career, no vanity or fanfare just doing it his way. Duncan had a better career than Shaq, Kobe, or KG and he did it without shameless self-promotion, infidelity, or legal trouble. He didn't fight with fans, star in reality tv shows, or make rap records. He just played the game he loved as well as anyone ever has, Buona Fortuna TD, the NBA will miss you to be sure your like probably won't be seen again.
This whole process of committing without actually committing is the silliest thing in sports. Why not just have an early signing period as they do in Basketball and eliminate this nonsense. Recruiting in CFB has become a "cottage-industry" for the NCAA, the Universities, and the athletes.
How many times over the past two years has this young man been rumored/confirmed to visit? I'll wait until he actually shows up.
You criticizing Ty Lue as LBJ's puppet? You obviously haven't watched the Cavs.
This is all 'fantasy basketball' shit and a media driven narrative in response to the GSW/Durant scenario. The Cavs explored this trade in January of 2016, the money didn't work then and it doesn't now. Boogie will be in his walk year next season and with no guarantee of him signing, why take the risk? I don't know what the situation is in SacTown, but I do know from all reports he is a cancer in that Locker Room, we heard the same things about JR Swish when he came from NY. In his defense however that team is dumpster fire, so reports about him may be exaggerated or just untrue. The bottom line on this one is that the money just doesn't work and as good as David Griffin is, he's have to come up with a really creative solution to pull this one off. But in all fairness, the Cavs were down 3-1 in the Finals to a 73-win team going back to their home court where'd they'd only lost twice all year. So I guess anything is possible! If this is a deal they can make, I'm All IN!!
This is simply a media-driven narrative. As has been accurately stated by many in this thread, the Cavs don't have anywhere near the money to make this deal a reality. If they were going to trade KLove they would have done it at mid-season for Carmelo Anthony. Wade is 34 YO with a significant injury history and arthritic knees. From a business standpoint it doesn't make much sense, from a basketball perspective it make even less sense what do the Cavs need with another ball dominant wing player with a questionable jump shot. There are already issues with shots for other players, DWade would take even more shots from KLove. How many of us would give up $25 million for a friend, really?
Coach Knight wasn't crazy at all, he was one of the two or three greatest MCBB Coaches in history. He graduated players, won championships, and put a ton of players in the NBA. His antics were calculated and not contrived, most every player that played for him loves him still, even Isiah Thomas. Jim Harbaugh is the,"Kim Kardashian" of coaching, he's famous just for being famous. He does the immature and outrageous because it keeps his brand in the news, not because it serves any useful purpose or helps him win.
Can someone please explain why there is so much optimism in 11Warriorland about Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey? Grimes hasn't committed yet and hasn't even visited tOSU in two years, while taking frequent visits to other places and it seems like Lindsey is at Nebraska every other weekend. Every time Grimes is supposed to visit another excuse rears its head, but he has no problem getting to Bama, FSU, even out to SoCal? Same with Lindsey, how many times does he really have to see Lincoln, NE to know what's there? I'm not a "recruiting guy" but I'm seeing either of these players in a Buckeyes uniform next season, despite what anyone's crystal ball is saying.
TY Birm. I don't follow CFB recruiting very closely because I believe its mostly bullshit and commitments don't mean anything. I read your insights and analyses every few weeks, because you seem to have your finger on the pulse of things. I only pay attention on NLOI Day, because that's really all that matters, who signs and where. I've come to think that kissing the ass of a HS Player that most fans don't know and have never heard of prior to getting an offer from tOSU is kind of stupid, but it's a "cottage industry" and more power to those who enjoy it. I'll save my interest for the season. Thanks again for the great job you do!
The D-Line period needs to step up, the praise for Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard is a bit premature. Let's take off our "scarlet-and-gray" colored glasses for a moment and remember that in the Fiesta Bowl, after JB was ejected and without Diesel ND's offense made a lot of hay. I still believe the best RB on this year's team is Curtis Samuel. Coach Stud is another "must step-up" person.
Just wear the alt black unis all the time....
Not hearing much about K.J. Hill, it seemed to be a really big deal when he signed, was he that impressive or was it just a proverbial nose-thumbing to Burt Bielema?
The success of coaches such as Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, Chip Kelly, Mark Dantonio, David Shaw, and others who recruit nationally tell a completely different story.
Damn them Buckeye Mom's are truly special, I'm as big a fan of them as I am of the players. If anyone doubts that tOSU is a special place with special people, they need only read this article.
P.S. Coach Koombs planting the flag at NFL Draft!!!
Why are still chasing the fantasy of Lamont Wade committing to tOSU? He's going to Pitt as have the last few western PA DB's the Buckeyes have pursued. He claimed this past week that he couldn't get a ride to C-Bus, but he's going on a visit this weekend. Those players who want to be in C-Bus, get to C-Bus. Stop fawning over this kid and move on, it's the same as Damar Hamlin last year. He was supposed to be all Buckeyes too, until he committed to Pitt.
RUN TMC is a natural WR and not an H-Back, I believe if he's not getting any reps there's a reason, especially with the lack of depth at that position last season. He needs to work harder in practice, because he's becoming a terror on special teams which we all know is the best way to get PT on UFM's teams.