Tatum's rep alone would defeat half the players you could put up against him. Love Doss, but Tatum was made to hit people.
Our OL will rarely look good in spring games. Starters sit and the rest are mixed up between teams. OL is all about a cohesive unit because if one guy messes up or is slow, the whole line is essentially beaten. There's no way around it with our spring game format.
Almost a pipe dream at this point
Nothing is more costly (and co$tly) than losing the support of your base. OSU needs to not forget.
The sweetest swing ever.
My wife works for Aspen in Lebanon and I go there for Dr. Shue. 30 odd years experience and my wife is pretty so makes being in the chair easier.
You're nuts if you think this doesn't happen in Columbus.
That would be my guess
A pretty darn good list. Although, I do think Bosa will get more total tackles then Spence with the 2 extra games.
Maybe one of them, but neither of them will pass Grant.
Mike Bennett is such a collected young man.
Love the greatest sentences link. My favorite passage of any book is, "And he piled upon the whale's white hump. A sum of all the rage and hate felt by his own race.
If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it." - Moby Dick.
Trust me, I'm not saying we should have booted him off the team or something. I'm glad we had Craft for the last four years. But Craft's holes are more glaring than every player you just mentioned. His hole is one half of the game of basketball. He was an average ball-handler, a below average (at best) shooter, could get to the hole but struggled finishing at times, and was an average passer. His defense was so good that we absolutely needed him on the court, but he is not a once-in-a-generation overall player. As a human, yes, a player, no.
As far as criticism of Craft goes, it is not "overly critical" to state truths about his game. Some of our fans are so hopelessly devoted to him that anyone who doesn't say he is amazing gets lambasted. I'm glad we had him, but I'm not devastated to move on. The slobbering over him as a player is unwarranted.
Tebow's team certainly did win those championships. And I don't see how anyone can seriously compare his role on those teams with Craft's role on this year's Buckeyes.
As far as the grading is concerned, if we are looking at whether or not they made slight statistical improvements then I guess this is about right. If we are looking at their overall play compared to what we hoped or expected, that's a different story. Yes Craft and Smith were statistically on par or slightly better than previous seasons, but we were hoping for better. The team needed better. And all things should be graded according to team needs and results. In that area, Craft = C+ and Smith = C- at best. Craft is a great defender, but not a great player. His offense is so ugly to watch at times that it hurts. I'd take Conley over him every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Him being good marriage material doesn't make him a better basketball player. People knock the Craft love because he is below average offensively and never improved on that side of the ball. We spent two years with an offense that was often an eyesore while he was running it. He's a wonderful human and fantastic defender. He is not the Tim Tebow of basketball. Tebow won championships.
It'd be the quietest, most joyless 16 and 9 ever.
He visited the White House with the Gators when they won the title in '08.
Can't overly blame him...
Our season in a nutshell.
The "easy" fix is not to play someone who doesn't know their responsibilities. The question is, did we have anyone who did know what to do? IMO, for whatever it's worth, they should have played Burrows as he couldn't have been any more lost than Reeves was and he has a higher ceiling athletically.
Good write-up, Kyle, and welcome!
So from what I'm reading, Ash is more of a "I'm gonna line my guys up and expect them to make the right read and beat your guys" coach than someone who is constantly blitzing to create havoc... is this correct?
Sometimes watching Craft shoot is painful.
Bingo. Home territory combined with the SEC and recent success would make Florida highly attractive to any coach. Plus, you're near a beach and decent weather all year.
Naw, Notre Dame isn't any more. Top 10, yes, top 5, no.
I don't care who plays as long as they play well.