They didn't mess up, this is the new normal. You and I may not like the churn in the program but Urb and his staff will bring in 20-25 kids every year. 50%-70% will redshirt. Every year you will have 30-40 guys with freshman status. A few of those kids will transfer, medical hardship and leave early. You will always have 9-14 seniors. This year is slightly extreme because we had so many seniors stick around last year, and so many heavy contributors during their sophomore season in 2014. This lead to the high number of juniors entering the draft, because they had 25 or more games started at a high level. We will be having this conversation every year. Where will they all fit, and why don't we have any seniors on the team? Who is going to leave early and not be asked back as a 5th year? It is the present and future of the program.
Je'kel Foster was a Juco player who amounted to something. He started here and hit a big shot or two if I remember correctly. I'm just saying..
DJ, Thanks for the comment. I do appreciate the WMDs. I have gotten lost in there at times. I worked in a treatment facility for Detroit area juvenile delinquents and I heard some of the phrases that you use there. (four loko was a new one to me though.) Maybe I just associated the phrases with shocking people.
I have not. Maybe that would help.
98th percentile means that one person in a hundred (there is no hundredth percentile only 99th) runs faster than he does. I would guess that he is plenty fast enough. I would bet that time is actually computer timed and not hand timed.
I just threw up. That's disgusting.
yet the reality is 45 players on roster have four years of eligibility remaining.
This will likely be true in June but is not now. The number is likely closer to 27 right now.
Urban doesn't know who is in or out yet. Spring practice will be a big step in this process. If a young man finds himself behind one of the freshman on the depth chart it is possible he decides Akron or BG or some other mac school is a better fit for him. Half a dozen is a lot but I would imagine you would have at least two this spring. You may have two more next spring. If I was 6th on the depth chart and it didn't look like I would ever play at OSU, I would consider transfering, especially since some of our transfers have played well. Many are in the league.
If he goes to Baltimore I might puke. The unfortunate truth
"Why didn't I just concur?"
SPARQ numbers are not the be all end all. Mike Mitchell had really good SPARQ numbers as well. Personally, I think McLaurin lost out in his battle with Paris Campbell. I doubt you see much of him this year. I could be absolutely wrong, and I am basing this only on playing time last year.
Nothing would make me happier than him going at 25. +1 to all who responded. Thanks
Nice analysis TCM. Miami would be cool. Plus one for all who played. Thanks
Thanks THE, I tried to think of a number where it was difficult for me to choose a side.
I would agree, but dominant corners are as well. Marcus Peters fell all the way to 18 because of character concerns.
The ravens draft at 6 and if they pick him I'm not sure I could root for him ever again. I would be really torn.
I remember Hankins recruitment, and I believe he was a 3* that people in MI thought was too heavy to be effective.
Have you seen the width of his shoulders? There is no way he is 240lbs. I do think he will benefit from MM's strength program
When was the last time there was a 5 star DT on the roster? I don't know the answer, but I would venture to guess that we have not had one during the Tress years or the Urban years. Wilkinson was that type of player, but I don't think they had 5 star ratings then. Each of the last two coaches (Fickell's one year doesn't count) won a title without a 5 star tackle. It will be ok.
For every Cam Heyward that we steal from GA or another southern state, there will be 10 who stay close to home as we found out this year.
So you are saying that we should just recruit 20 southern DTs every year and will get our two that we want?
Three periods, called an ellipsis, do not equal a comma. Please be a little more succinct in the future as it continues the discussion, rather than muddying it.
It is biologically impossible to drink a gallon of milk and not throw up within the hour after. Try it if you don't believe me.