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?
I'm in 1000% agreement with Oneida54, every Spring we hear the same talk about how this year it's going to be different. We heard it last Spring and we saw the results. It's just like every year we hear how the TE is going to be an integral part of the offense and then they aren't. It's great that in April everyone says they're on the same page and everything is great. We'll see in 124 days at M&T Bank Stadium!!
It's really sad to be 16/17-years-old and have to live your life in a 'fishbowl' with people who don't know you or anything about you dissecting and commenting on every aspect of your life. As Birm so aptly stated, nothing good can come from speculation. EGW is a child, let's allow he and his family some privacy to deal with this situation, which btw isn't unique to HS or athletics. Being a Fan doesn't give anyone the right to invade this boy's life, especially the comments about his family, whom the person that posted probably doesn't know. This is the reason I quit following recruiting with more than a cursory interest. I'll be back on NLOI Day, until then leave these children alone!!
I guess a great NLOI Day video doesn't make for a great player. Kyle Dodson has completely disappeared from the O-Line conversation, wasn't he a must get 3 years ago for UFM?
The Raiders are pathetic, outside of their Front Office deficiencies,one of the main on-field reasons is QB play. TP had his opportunity to start and play and didn't get it done. It's always someone else's fault with him, the fact is that there are many credible football people that said he isn't an NFL-Caliber QB and they were right. I've watched every game of his Raider career, so I've seen what he brings to the table and what he lacks. Despite what you've heard, he's not Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick or a young Michael Vick. He's an incredible athlete with astonishing physical skills, but he doesn't have NFL QB instincts. He has no concept of reading NFL Defenses, throwing receivers open, evaluating route progressions or game management. He's what he's always been, if a guy is open throw him the ball, if not take off and run. I hope the Raiders do trade him, so that the world can see what tOSU fans already know, he is what he is.