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Comment 21 Apr 2016

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.

Comment 17 Mar 2016

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.

Comment 15 Mar 2016

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. 

Comment 02 Mar 2016

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.

Comment 11 Feb 2016

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.    

Comment 08 Feb 2016

I would agree, but dominant corners are as well.  Marcus Peters fell all the way to 18 because of character concerns.

Comment 08 Feb 2016

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.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

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.