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.
No more excuses about injuries or next year or any of that other bullshit. It's the same situation that has been the hallmark of this team for the past two years; no hunger, no sense of urgency, no rebounding, and no defense. Coach McGuff left UDUB 2 years ago and you see what they've done in his absence. Mike Neighbors has taken McGuff's recruits to the Elite 8 this year. KMitch is a deluxe scorer, but she has no help. What will be different next year? Mavunga will help on the boards and with some inside scoring and interior defense, but until this team makes a serious commitment to the defensive end of the floor, they'll be fun to watch but not a serious championship contender. The "Gold Standard" in WCBB is the UConn Huskies, get up at 11:30AM tomorrow and watch ESPiN 2 and watch some Championship level defense. Then you'll know how far this team has to go and whether or not Kevin McGuff is the coach to take them there, no matter how many AA's he recruits.
No they won't win!! They have no answer for Mercedes Russell or Bashraa Graves inside, they don't rebound worth shit and are indifferent about defense. They depend on KMitch to go out and score 50 every night. This team is mind-boggling in its attitude, just like the Men's BB Team, talented but not hungry. Cait Craft and Asia Doss are liabilities on both ends of the floor and Shalya Cooper is a "me" player, not a "we" player. Waterman needs to get stronger and develop a post game, Hart has no help inside and tires quickly, the bench is non-existent and McGuff makes no in-game adjustments. UT is a Jekyll and Hyde team as well, but if they bring their "A" game, which they've been playing lately, they'll run the tOSU off of the floor.
tOSU has a lot of trouble with DT's for some reason, I'm not at all hopeful on this one either.
If he does commit, I hope he works out better than the last commit from Heights High!!
What's the difference between this situation and OSU WBB Coach Kevin McGuff hiring Mark Mitchell in order to get Kelsey and Chelsea? In the "win now" world of college athletics hiring parents and HS coaches of prospective recruits has become common practice.
This is just not a very good team, they don't play any defense, they can't rebound, the shot selection is horrible, and Alston looks like she'd rather be anywhere than on the floor. I know Coach McGuff makes a splash with recruiting but it takes more than just having good players and rolling the ball out. They should have beaten NU by double-digits, they need a lot of work
He'll go somewhere else too. I don't know why tOSU seems to have such a difficult time recruiting DT's? They recruit every other position well, even kickers, For the past 4 or 5 years we always seem to miss out on the top DT's, hell even Adolphus Washington was recruited as a DE and moved inside. It's a mystery for sure.
He was the OC candidate that most people wanted when UFM was initially hired, he hired Tom Herman who is a member of Mensa, Studrawa stayed at LSU and rest as they say is history!!
Jeff Long is putting his ducks in row at Hog Heaven so he can take the AD job at TTUN when they offer it to him!
Correction: Marshawn Lattimore, I was sneaking on the site at work, LOL. TY for the catch.
Don't forget about Marshon Lynch who's finally healthy!!
There's no market for a middle-of-the-road College HC that never won anything even though he was able to recruit a ton of talent. The whole Johnny Manziel saga has shown every NFL GM that Sumlin is completely incapable of coaching on the professional level.
This just in: Kelsey Mitchell is amazing!! LOL!! On a serious note, we need to see more of Makayla Waterman she was a force in the 2nd half against the UMD Posts.
There's absolutely nothing down this road! Gotta be a better way to spend NYE!