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Comment 30 Jun 2015

I don't want to rain on your parade, but we already have someone like Hall on the roster in Jalyn Holmes.  Jalyn was ranked top 5 in his position coming out.  He hasn't been able to get on the field for two years, so I highly doubt Jalyn will be gone in three.  Terrell Hall will not be gone in three.  To do that he would have to beat out the aforementioned Holmes, Hubbard, Bosa 2.0, Tyquan Lewis, Jashon Cornell, Darius Slade and Maybe even someone like Booker that they are just trying to get on the field more.  It is possible that they move Rashod Berry from TE to DE like they did with Hubbard, especially if Luke Perry commits to the good guys and Marcus Baugh continues to show promise. The log jam at DE will be as deep as any position.  I would be very surprised if Hall does not redshirt.  I believe he will be a very good player.  I believe he will not be gone in three.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Who is the better QB?  Only one year to judge JT with, but the numbers are pretty clear even with that.


Comment 24 Jun 2015

Both classes will be very highly rated, but the best class in UFM's tenure will likely end up being the 2013 class.  Maybe 5 first round prospects from that class alone.  Lee, Munger, Lewis were all rated in the bottom 5 of that class and they will all be starters this year.  (I think Washington slides back to the nose and Munger plays a lot.) 

Comment 24 Jun 2015

One would guess that if the Cavs "renounced their rights"  they would not be able to use the Bird Exemption.  LeBron should not be taking a pay cut.  If anything is true they should pay him more than they are allowed.  Theoretically they should be just fine next year if they can stay healthy.  Gilbert is willing to pay taxes this year because next year he won't even be over the tax threshold, the way the cap is going up.  

Comment 02 Jun 2015

but you can always discipline someone off the team or medical waiver someone to make room for a guy like NCM

I wish I could give you more than one downvote for this.  You make it seem like Discipline and Medical Waivers are some shady way for Urban to screw kids over.  Can you name one guy that was wrongfully kicked off the team for a new recruit? Look through the bottom of the roster and see the kids that get a four year scholarship but who never contribute on the field.  Urb didn't cut Warren Ball for instance even though he might never give them anything.  Bogard had three ACLs go and Reeves was laying on the turf unconsious with a concussion.  Which one of them got screwed over by Urban?

Comment 14 May 2015

This isn't exactly what You asked for, but What I do is to use My profile which has the recent comments section. If someone replies to my comment it will show up on the righthand side of each comment. If you click the reply icon it will take you to the comment and the reply. This helps me keep up with new comments around mine. It serves as a bookmark to get to threads that are older also. 

Comment 20 Apr 2015

A better question is "What happens when Urban brings Hiestand up from tripple A ball to replace Ed Warriner as o-line coach?"  You know if the offense doesn't skip a beat, Warriner will get an interview.  Unless he just isn't slick enough, I see him getting the job. Urban will likely turn the offense over to his current coaches and go get the best o-line coach he can find.  He is familiar with ND and Lou's coaching tree.  Kelley's coaches have an Ohio flavor to them (hiestand has a couple stops in Ohio) and ND coaches see Urban as an upgrade as a mentor/boss. 

Comment 15 Apr 2015

I call BS on that one.  His hands are fine.  Whenever he is facing the QB he does well.  Crossing routes are fine too.  The problem is when he tries to catch with his elbow.  Deep ball against VT, post, and one other catch all went off his elbow, which is neither his hands or the "body" that everyone says he is catching with.  He caught a deep one in the spring practice video with his hands.  I'm hopeful that the coaches are telling him over and over to catch with his hands, because they aren't bad.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

Although Urban wants the best recruiting class in the nation according to the internet sites.  He would rather have the best recruiting class according to him.  He has lost on some highly rated recruits at times but he has also gone against the common wisdom with players and taken some lower rated recruits.  He evaluates talent differently than many, and differently than he used to.  This means that he will never win the recruiting title at OSU, like he did at Florida.  He brings in quality players who are highly rated and the back half of the class are quality players that are not highly rated.  The lowest rated recruit in all of his classes is a stud.  This means that Urban evaluated them correctly and all the services missed on them.  Eichenburg (or however you spell his name) is top shelf, but seems that Michael Jordan is right there with him in Urban's eyes, and maybe the guy from Traverse City, too.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

There is a way to make coaches accountable, but you have to out student athletes by name.  There is a bigger problem with that in that students don't want to be currently taking classes and have it known they will transfer.  When spring semester is done you will know.  If there needs to be attrition by July when the freshman check in, then you will be right. We will know mid May what is happening with the roster.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

True but I don't see it on tape.  4.31 should make angles go away.  He seems to have pretty good closing on screens and ball carriers, but he doesn't seem to be markedly faster than everyone on the field.