I agree that with more 5 star commits and higher rated recruiting classes that there will be more early entrants to the NFL draft. But when almost everyone who is on the bubble declares rather than return it makes me wonder if they are leaving out of frustration. I.e. Zeke after the Michigan State game last year when he said "no way im coming back after that game". Hard to blame these players with some of the coaching of late. Id appreciate a culture that encourages kids to stay all 4 years and earn a degree regardless of draft stock. A degree will help a 1st rounder just as much as it will a 4th rounder.
If we have 9 juniors leave every year to get paid we will be like Bob Dylan said: FOREVER YOUNG
Valid points. But consider if we had a returning class like they did i.e we lost Zeke and Bosa (fair as they were our best players) How much different would our team look if we returned Mike Thomas, Jalin Marshall, Vonn Bell, Eli Apple and even Cardale? Would we be in the same spot?
I honestly can't say but its hard to imagine our offense would have been so inept with some experience at wide-out.
With this secondary I hope Urbz has a few people in mind to fill Schianos spot - after next season he will have a shot at whatever coaching job he wants.
I just always thought one of the great things about college football is playing while earning a degree. If guys are already focused on the NFL - sort of difficult to imagine them truly caring about their current, college team or team-mates. Sort of the Roby Junior year-mentality but from day one.
Wants to play one year and go pro?
Am i the only one who is not a fan of this?
Well written and worthy praise of the defense. Fickell will surely be missed.
Some of our issues i believe are due to the youth of this team (amongst other things ie offensive coaching and strategy) The thing that is terrifying is if we lose all or even most of these potential early-draft entries guess what... next year we are REALLY young again.
I was honestly concerned for the safety of Clemsons D-Lineman. With JT throwing bullets into their facemasks concussion protocols really needed to be followed more.
How about they all stay and y'all stfu!
Amazing to rewatch the game and pay attention to how good their defensive front really is. They were immediately in the backfield.
If JTs protection could have held up for just a second or two it seemed several receivers were open and could have been targeted.
I wonder if a lot of JTs hesitation is due to O Line's inability to slow/defend against simple shifts and blitz packages.
uh oh. someone may want to confiscate his clipboard for a few days
I love how he couldn't even finish off ripping his shirt in half.
He gets the rivalry. He will have a huge chip on his shoulder. Pumped to have him on the field.
I think the only reason it matters is if the buckeyes allow it to distract them - as is Harbaughs intent. A lot of talk prior to the game about who will start. Doesn't matter, shouldn't matter. Play our game and win THE game.
Not an excuse but a huge fact was Zeke being hurt last year. If he's healthy - we win.
Come November 26th not only students but the rest of the stadium needs to bring the noise!
How about Victor? I know that pass went incomplete but man that kid is going to be a stud
Buckeyes got back to fundamentals and it was fun to watch:
Less missed tackles
catching the football
JT on point.
We can do Better.
Season tickets in 17A. My group of four stood and cheered the entire game. I can't say the same about many others in our section. I expected, as usual, to be asked to sit down...At least that did not happen. Granted, the students do their part, plus. Fans, Alumni, we can do better, we can do much better. How many of you, who say the place was rocking have been to Madison or State College when the Buckeyes roll into town? I have not seen that kind of environment in the Horseshoe for quite a few years. I remember when Michigan used to come to down and the crowd would get a flag thrown on them for making TOO much noise, of course they no longer penalize a crowd for that, but we need to get back to that point.
We can help our Buckeyes win games!
We can do Better!
Im happy someone brought this subject up. Obviously atmosphere was something important to the bucks this week - McMillain, Tyquan Lewis and others actually attended the student Block O meeting asking for more intensity from the crowd and students a few days prior to Saturday- especially after the buckeyes witnessed the big time atmospheres at Penn State and Wisconsin. One area that we are most definitely losing in is our crowd - last night I felt like the crowd was OK at best but do agree it was the best of the year.
My seats are usually on the West side of the stadium - directly behind the OSU bench. Last night we switched it up and sat on the East side with a good view of our bench. It was amazing to see how EMPTY the club seats were directly behind the OSU bench. By the second quarter it appeared the club seats were about half empty.
My point is this; if we as fans have the right to hold this team to such high expectations and choose to publicly criticize their sometimes short-comings we as fans at least owe it to them when they ask for crowd intensity to deliver. Obviously a loud and intense stadium motivates and leads to a better performance from our team. We owe it to them. The shoe should be on FIRE when UM comes to town. If club seats people want to leave in the second quarter DONT COME- give your tickets to some fired up students who will appreciate the seats and contribute to the atmosphere.