DJ meant to use sarcasm font right?
Well, I'll just say I have done zero football recruiting. I think Ill trust the judgement of people who do this stuff for a living.
a lot of these kids know each other and have a good relationship with the respective coaching staffs. Clearly good fodder. so cheers from me. But, let these guys have fun. the real world comes pretty quickly. they are what, 17, 18 or 19 years old? I can assure you I was the most confident person ignorant of the real world at that age. So don't read too much and let them enjoy life!
I feel like the reporting on recruiting has been really solid. you really got the sense the staff here thought some things were gonna happen over the last few weeks, and they did.
Personally, I come here for solid information on things I care about but simultaneously ignorant of the details, and feel like I get that. so not to be overly 11w homerish, but from my perspective, good job.
always makes me laugh, always makes me upvote, and I always forget to use it.
UM should absolutely be considered part of the equation. The murderers row aspect is the gravity of the game, independent of record. Every single one of us looks at that game as extremy important. Every coach, player, fan knows that game is special. Following that up with conference chanpionship, then the playoffs in special years, yeah, I think that is pretty awesome experience for 20 year olds to endure. The Game remains.
I love these stories, and personally find them at least as compelling if not more compelling than the negatives. These atheletes all across the country really do a lot of good, paying forward, and grow personally from the experience. Wouldnt it be cool if the national media actually ran a story tabulating the positive impacts from these types of efforts? Hope the little guy continues to get better. Good job Buckeyes.
I up voted to help compensate, first time user error seems forgivable enough to me.
Your post reflects my thoughts pretty well. In a way, 2 and 3 go hand in hand. The incoming freshman are potentially more impactful because the others lose so much? Just a thought. I think most would have to agree with Wiscy at the top. The next 4 or 5 teams, I think requires some serious crystal ball voodoo.
We had some really good classes the last few years. Could it be that is working to our disadvantage with the early recruits worried about playing time this year? That said, I just think these coaches have a a track record of success and know what they are doing. There is still a long, long way to go.
I think it's likely, especially early in the season, that we see a lot from the tight ends. It just seems to me that replacing a lot on the offensive side, particularly the line, would mean you would be purposeful in getting extra bodies on the line, if for no other reeason than just to get some blocking help. That the main two guys are reliable catching and blocking just makes it that more obvious. So I think the coach-speek actually translates to reality this year. Go Bucks!
Can we as a community put the Luke bashing on hold for a while. It's getting really, really old. Meyer made changes on defense. Let's let that play out and re-examine when there is actually something new to talk about. In the meantime, we have some basketball to watch.
This was worth the read just to see the not-so-subtle likeness to our buddy Bert.
Right on. I was thinking the same thing whilst watching the game. A small part of me tried to convince myself that rooting for Michigan was better for conference and by extension, good for us. But I just couldn't do it. And for that, I am grateful. I'll root for the rest of the B1G though.
I wish Coach Withers well, he's a Buckeye! I feel like I never got to see him much though and get to know him.
From the above discussion, I somehow got the impression that he was responsible for play calling on D. Is that true?
Why did Marcus Hall decide to flip two birds in that situation? Because he couldn't go for three!
My non-emotional, rational, adult side would rather that scene had never happened. But right now, I cant think of any better way to express my thoughts towards most of the non-Buckeye sports world than those two glorious fingers.
I live in St. Louis. The amount of crap I suddenly take just minding my own business is ridiculous each time I don OSU gear. Two years ago, they couldn't care less about OSU. The conversations were cordial and more often then not someone would mention us destroying them in the 90's. Now it's as though they all received some sort of gene replacement and feel SEC entitled. Whereas this town, and by extension Columbia, are very smart baseball fans, they are idiot football fans. I would love to remind them of their place in football. I like to point out to Mizzou fans that their success only makes my argument, the SEC isn't that good this year. They just give the confused puppy dog look.
Borland's a great player. I guess Im just biased: Shazier is better and had a far better season statistically.
This is such a cool story. Excellent insider perspective. I just sent this to no fewer than a dozen fellow Buckeyes. By the way, the band has been doing pretty excellent work too. I make a journey to check out the half time performance after every home game as part of my Sunday ritual.
Any 1-loss SEC champion scenario is a viable threat to jump us. All of the remaining options (SC, Bama, Auburn, Missouri) will be top 8 or higher after this weekend. And the University of SEC has won the last whatever NCs. It may be unlikely, but it is definitely possible.
I like that this is based on average rating rather than aggregate. Would be nice to see an average national rank column as well. The recruiting services use an aggregate which clearly can be influenced by number of scholarships available. How many scholarships are still available and how many are anticipated to be available for OSU with players leaving (early NFL, transfer, etc.)? Would love to have that info handy via 11W. Good job Jordan.
Just saw the national rank in (). scotch does that sometimes.
I enjoyed the read. Well done indeed!
I never watch the pre-game, halftime and post-game analysis on the "ESPN family of networks." I definitely do not have audio on for the in-game, particularly the non-primetime games. I no longer go the ESPN B1G blog. In any event, Im watching the game no matter where its televised. They have me by the testicles there. I'll abide by the rest of the suggestions.
Isn't it [P(A) losing OR P(F) losing] AND P(O) winning out?
where P(A), P(F) and P(O) = ALA, FSU, and OSU winning out, respectively.
therefore, probability either FSU or ALA lose and OSU wins = [(1-A) + (1-F)] x P(O)
This is why I love 11W and this kind of post in particular. There is logic imposed from the start. The critique is sound and impersonal. The original poster is responsive to suggestions and puts forth the effort to further research various aspects not originally considered. In other words, an intelligent post that attracts an intelligent fan. Good job!