Yeah I don't get how a kid could have a conversation with him and not feel really uncomfortable.
When I was that age, I thought I was a grown man mentally. Now at 25, I think back at how much I've grown socially, mentally, etc. and can't believe that I thought that when I was in college. I'm sure when I'm 30 I will think the same about when I was 25.
That's what people mean when they call them kids. It's not anything military related like everyone who was in the military tries to bring up.
You know this kid is going to work extremely hard to prove people wrong. Those guys are great to have.
Cardale/JT, Zeke, Thomas, Vannett, Slobs... That means we have established studs at 9 of the 11 spots. That leaves H-Back and #2 WR available for the VT game, and OSU is flush with talented weapons.
Exciting opportunities for Dixon, McLaurin, Campbell, Samuel, and Braxton at those 2 spots... and Lewis/Holmes/Hubbard/Sprinkle/etc. at DE.
Seize the opportunity, fellas.
OSU by 17+.
Holmes/Hubbard/Lewis better be ready to make some plays...
Huge opportunity for some of the younger guys if we want to look on the bright side.
JFC, just posing the question of can the team be back in the playoff with a loss to VT gets taken pretty poorly... I think it is unlikely too, but bigger upsets have happened in college football. Don't respond if you are for some reason offended by the notion that your favorite amateur athletes could possibly lose a football game..
If it happens, I think OSU would need to win out and look good doing it. I doubt a 1 loss B10 Champion gets left out in most every season, especially if its Ohio State and defending champion Ohio State. Also, VT actually being a good team the rest of the season would help too.
I don't think a lot of exposure can be gained at this event anyway. Most people don't really care...
I would be fine with juniors (or RS Sophs) going in the right circumstances (Nebraska has 3 juniors there), but underclassmen in late July have either put zero time or 1 year into the program, so I don't think they would be all that representative of it.
The two you mentioned, 11W and RCF are my most frequented sports sites by a wide margin...
Those tweets are horrifying. Next level stalker.
They really do think they're helping.
People on this site have defended their tweeting of recruits, saying that they believe what they are doing can persuade a kid to choose Ohio State...
Some creepy stuff.
In general, those with a wrestling base can do really well early on in their careers until they learn the nuances of striking and get more experienced in it... Nowadays with the rising popularity, people will just learn "MMA" as a whole instead of jiu-jitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, etc. all separately like it used to be.
It seems like some variation of this needs posted every year... love it.
I try not to use "we" but it happens occasionally... I'm along for the ride and share the happy/sad/mad emotions, but the accomplishments aren't mine, so I try to stay away from "we." I also went to the school, but graduated from a different school... if you're an alumnus, "we" should definitely be allowed.
I don't have a problem with anyone else saying it though...
He's the best open space player on the team, and maybe in the country. Legendary moves in the open field... Stay tuned, you will be re-introduced.
I look forward to anger from people when the decision is made since sides seem to be forming... They're both going to play. A lot.
I personally think you start the potential top 10 NFL draft pick over the system guy, but will be really happy for JT and will support him if he wins the job like everyone should. And again, both will get a lot of PT.
Kids practicing football under the lights.
Wasn't really SI... Braxton gave the info (and an interview) to Thamel so he could break the story.