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Comment 23 Sep 2014

I can't see any expansion being done that doesn't keep the footprint contiguous.  The B1G has done it the way they have for a reason, and I don't see them taking on a school like FSU without bridging the gap first.  Any new addition would also likely have to have AAU membership.  With that being said, I think Virginia, Syracuse, Kansas, or Missouri are the best options (in addition to Notre Dame).  Unless they add two schools in one direction, then I say southward expansion makes the most sense with Virginia and UNC.  Northeast expansion of Syracuse and Boston College would be alright.   Or southwest expansion could include Kansas and Oklahoma.  By the way, I assure y'all that Oklahoma and OK State are not attached, there were huge write-ups in the paper out here speculating further expansion after the last major round.  Quite frankly, the schools who are most nervous are KU and KSU.  If the Big 12 were to be split between the other major conferences there's fear that they'd be left, a la UConn. 

As far as Rutgers/Maryland, I'm in the minority, but I like the additions.  I think they add good mid-level competition and I especially think Maryland has the potential of being a contender in the East in coming years.  You look at their recruiting and they've made their way into a lot of highly rated prospects 'Top 5's.  They offer a lot as a school and location and they happen to be in (and around) one of the more up and coming recruiting beds in the country. 

One last thought, from a basketball standpoint how fun would the additions of Kentucky and Kansas be?  (Or Syracuse/UConn/UNC/Duke)

Comment 19 Sep 2014

To expand upon what some guys have already said, I think it would be cool to have a list of prospective Buckeyes ranked by your opinion of likelihood for them to be a commit.  This could include any players offered or who have shown significant interest to the program.  For example, this year might look something like this:

1) 4* ATH Eric Glover-Williams (247) 5'11" 165 lbs. Canton (OH) McKinley (Commit- 08/25/2013)
2) 4* DB Jamel Dean (247) 6'1" 175 lbs. Cocoa (FL) HS (Commit- 12/01/2013)
3) 4* QB Joe Burrow (247) 6'3" 201 lbs. The Plains (OH) Athens (Commit- 05/27/2014)
4) 4* S Tyler Green (247) 6'2" 189 lbs. Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha (Commit- 06/08/2014)
5) 4* OT Grant Schmidt (247) 6'6" 285 lbs. Sioux Falls (SD) Roosevelt (Commit- 06/09/2014)
6 )2* LS Liam McCullough (247) 6'2" 205 lbs. Columbus (OH) Kilbourne (Commit- 06/10/2014)
7) 4* LB Nick Conner (247) 6'2" 223 lbs. Dublin (OH) Scioto (Commit- 06/17/2014)
8) 4* DE Dre'Mont Jones (247) 6'4" 250 lbs. Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius (Commit- 06/18/2014)
9) 3* DB Denzel Ward (247) 5'11" 170 lbs. Macedonia (OH) Nordonia (Commit- 06/19/2014)
10) 4* OT Kevin Feder (247) 6'9" 305 lbs. Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep (Commit- 06/22/2014)
11) 5* LB Justin Hilliard (247) 6'2" 225 lbs. Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier (Commit- 07/02/2014)
12) 5* DE Jashon Cornell (247) Saint Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall (Commit- 07/02/2014)
13) 3* TE Josh Moore (247) 6'5" 250 lbs. Olathe (KS) North (Commit- 07/25/2014)
14) 3* DE/OT Joshua Alabi (247) 6'4" 245 lbs. Detroit (MI) Cass Tech (Commit- 07/25/2014)
15) 4* WR Aramis "A.J." Alexander (247) 6'2" 222 lbs. Burke (VA) Lake Braddock (Commit- 09/12/2014)  ^^^
16) 4* Lawrence Cager 6'5" 200 lbs. Towson (MD) Calvert Hall
17) 4* Matthew Burrell 6'5" 270 lbs. Fredericksburg (VA) Chancellor ^^^
18) 5* Torrance Gibson 6'4" 195 lbs. Plantation (FL) American Heritage
19) 5* Damien Harris 5'11" 205 lbs. Berea (KY) Madison Southern
20) 3* DB Carlton Davis (247) 6'2" 178 lbs. Miami (FL) Norland (Commit- 08/11/2014)
21)  ...and so on and so forth..

This list would give us an idea of how likely you think it is for us to land each recruit.  It could give us a continuous, fluid look at how the Buckeyes are trending with individual recruits (in your opinion) and give us fans an insider's viewpoint of what to expect.  So after something like Friday Night Lights you could move guys up or down depending on how you felt their visits went.  This could be more of an instant reaction rather than writing up an entire article on every player you encountered. 

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Check out that non-gameday win %!  Nobody tops the Buckeyes.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

After the video plays out click on the top left video preview on the Youtube thumbnail list.  It's the VT 2014 season preview - pretty well done, too.  But click to the 3:00 mark (roughly).  You'll be glad you did.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Is this because Jordan Scarlet(t) will be in attendance now? Some sort of play on his name?  I like the sneaky ploy to get him to flip on the spot!

Comment 05 Sep 2014

After the video plays out click on the top left video preview on the Youtube thumbnail list.  It's the VT 2014 season preview - pretty well done, too.  But click to the 3:00 mark (roughly).  You'll be glad you did.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

I actually have to say, after reading some posts here by VTBUCk and a couple other Virginia Tech fans and visiting The Key Play and seeing what they have to say about their team and the Buckeyes, I'm pretty impressed with their fanbase.  Not too many douche-y comments following the national media narrative about what Ohio State is or isn't.  I think I'm going to enjoy this home and home with them.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Not complaining, but I find it interesting that you call a 25 point win in a shootout style game a beatdown, but a 46 point margin of victory is just a win and more realistic as though you're settling for that option.  It's fun being a Buckeye fan.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

I think Alabama and Penn State are his other two.  He hasn't narrowed the list to three that I've seen.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

Being from Dayton, I always wished Javon Ringer had gotten an offer to play at Ohio State.  I loved watching him play for Chaminade-Julienne. 

Comment 25 Aug 2014

I agree.  But there have been a couple guys in the past two classes that I would've liked to see in Columbus.  Including Trubisky and Zaire.

Also, Nate Davis would've been fun to watch.  I always thought we sort of missed on him.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I assume playing big-time football has always been a dream of yours.  What was your feeling and reaction when you got that first major college offer?  How did you celebrate?

Comment 18 Aug 2014

There are only eleven games scheduled in each of those two years.  We know they play twelve games.  Thus, not set.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Not sure, but I think 305Buck knows the UNC games have been replaced.  I believe there is still an open slot for both years, despite the UNLV and Oregon State scheduling..

Edit: I just double checked and confirmed, as of now there is still a slot open in both 2017 and 2018.
Oklahoma/UNLV in 2017 and TCU/Oregon State in 2018 are the only non-conference teams scheduled for those respective years.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Well, I'm in the Army and a life long Buckeye fan!  I have dual motivators for rooting extremely hard for The Ohio State University in this game.  Plus it'd be awesome to take either my wife or my son to their first ever Ohio State football game!

Note:  My wife and son have lived their entire lives in Kansas.  We plan on going to the 2016 game at Oklahoma and/or the 2017 Nebraska game in Lincoln.  It should be noted that despite a large family with ties to other schools, my son and wife are now die-hard Buckeye fans.  My wife even excitedly watched Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell commit to the good guys with me!