I saw this earlier on Yahoo Sports, because I don't really follow recruiting until NLOI Day, but the comments from those people on the Yahoo site were mostly resignation and disbelief that it took this long for this to happen. I don't believe they ever thought he was going there and it doesn't really bother them. I don't go on their fansite until we sand their ass and then it's fun reading their comments and whining, so i don't know what that's like.
He's way too busy telling HS recruits about all of his NFL experience and all the All-Pro players he's coached, meanwhile what they see is every receiver who has started for Zach Smith at tOSU is currently on an NFL roster.
Who's got it better than us!!!
I hate getting into this discussion, but I'm not doing anything pressing today, so this is good. For me it's Wilt Chamberlain and it isn't even close. If your subjective measure for greatness in a team sport is number of championships won, you'll disagree. If it's just individual achievement then there can be no argument. Wilt retired from the NBA 43 years ago and he still holds 78 individual NBA records. The NBA had to change the rules to make the game fairer because of him, they widened the lane and implemented the 3-second rule after the 1960 season, his rookie year, in which he averaged 50.4 ppg and 25.7 rpg. He scored 30-points in 65 consecutive games, he has 7 consecutive 50-point games, and 1 100-point game. The most amazing stat of his career, other than the fact that he never fouled out of an NBA game, is that in the history of the NBA there are 5 games in which a player has scored 50 points and grabbed 40 rebounds, Wilt has all 5.
What you post fails to consider is how the top 10 athletes in each of those individual events would fare if they competed in all 10 events over a two day period. Usain Bolt won the 100-meters and said he didn't run faster times in the 200 because he was tired and the 200 was two days later, could he have run the 1500 the day after winning the 100? The Gold Medal winner in the High Jump was a Canadian, how would he do in the Shot put a few hours after winning Gold? The title of world's greatest athlete was bestowed on Jim Thorpe by the King of Sweden after he won the Decathlon in the 1912 Olympics, so it technically isn't even a sports aphorism. In today's universe every athlete who's popular is suddenly crowned "the greatest of all-time," which is why the phrase has lost its meaning to most people. LeBron James is a magnificent basketball player and may wind up being the best of his era, as were Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, none of the three is the greatest basketball player of all-time and it isn't even close. What Ashton Eaton has done has only been done by two other men in Olympic history, that deserves some consideration.
Kordell Stewart, Antwan Randle-El, and Julian Edelman come immediately to mind, I could probably think of a few others if I tried.
You are 100% correct and many of the smaller religious schools don't have the advantages of the larger schools, but many states do separate the schools. CYO ball is a big feeder as well.
This is what many Ohio HS Football fans have been saying for years. I played at East Cleveland Shaw in the middle 70's and many of our best players were recruited to St. Joseph's HS, Euclid HS lost a fair number of players to both Joe's and Lake Catholic. Ohio is one of the few state's where public and private/religious schools still compete against each other. The playing field has never been level and never will be. With that being said, Massillon has been cheating for decades and it's an open secret. This slap on the wrist by the impotent OHSAA, which only cares about raising money and providing jobs for retired school district employees, means nothing to them.
Ah, I see what you did there. It wasn't even Le Clos.
This isn't the first assessment of Raekwon that says pretty much the same thing, the Draft guys on the NFL Network say the exact same thing. One of them used the classic line,"looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane." The consensus of most observers say that this tOSU team will look great getting off the bus, but can they really play, we'll find out September 3rd won't we?
Lots of angst for a meaningless preseason poll, where would expect a team that lost 16 starters and twelve NFL draft picks to be ranked. The season starts in a few weeks, then we'll know won't we?
John Frank, I never thought he had the requisite speed or size to play TE in the NFL.
The next airing of "B1G Elite; The 2002 Buckeyes" you may want to watch. That team had many flaws and close calls as well. The statement about the 2012 team is definitive and it should be.
My thoughts exactly!!!
Why do we keep seeing pieces like this about Curtis Samuel? Ever since he committed we've been hearing about how dynamic a player he is and how he has to get the ball more and for two years he hasn't gotten the ball very much. If he's really so dynamic and such a weapon why doesn't the coaching staff find a way to get him the ball? We heard similar protestations about Jalin Marshall when he committed and they found a way to utilize him effectively. Samuel returns KO's, I haven't seen him come close to breaking one, someone else returns punts. Is he a RB?, we don't know, is he an H?, we don't know, is he a WR?, we don't know. Time to stop talking about getting him the ball more and actually get him the ball more so we can see how dynamic he truly is.
I'm right behind you!!
"Who's got it better than us?"~ Jim Harbaugh
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.