We're in the dark era for men's bball again. I'd like to say help is on the horizon but I don't see it. Maybe 3-4 years from now.
Only thing that matters: Buckeyes sitting at #5 with 7 commits. 1 (5*) 6 (4*) with an average player ranking of 97.52 and 178.86 points overall.
I'm not falling into that trap again. I figured this past season we would see an improvement with all we brought back and "getting rid of the bad" as Thad said... but nope. Got even worse. And I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel anytime soon. Not really sold on any of these players we have coming in over the next couple of years.
Not every year but the ones they do -- are like Carman tops at their position and 5*. We haven't landed a T like that under Meyer. Cam Robinson #1 OT, #4 overall. Williams, #2 OT, #17 overall and would've likely started at LT for them if Robinson wasn't still there. Carman is on their level talent wise (#1 OT, #7 overall). I thought perhaps Myers was until he got exposed in pass blocking but from all indications Carman is the real deal. He can def come in and start right away esp if he's an early enrollee. LT will be vacant with a bunch of unprovens or ones Meyer had repeatedly said need to get better. I suppose we need to land him first then we shall see.
Not that impressive when we can get 330 yards of O and 24 first downs with Beck/Ed calling the most predictable plays in the world.
Well if you look at recent years of the top tackles in recruiting they've come in and started day 1 at LT. Clemsons done it (Hyatt). Bamas done it twice now in the last 3 seasons (Robinson, Williams -RT tho) Florida has etc etc and Carman has been called one of the most dominant and fundamentally sound LT to come through in recent years. Not a stretch at all.
If we land him, Jackson Carman will likey come in and start Day 1 at LT.
FF is awful. I've watched the first 2 and bounced out of that series.
Vincent is a must.
To be fair, Hoke has won 11 games once in his 4 years (not sure if Hairball can repeat that) and beat tOSU once, not sure Hairball will do that and Hokes 3 losses to tOSU combined came by a less margin than Hairballs 1st game against tOSU alone.
I'd throw Fick in over Ash. Fickell had been around the program forever as a player and coach and did an alright job coaching that one season despite all of the outside noise and best players being suspended. Basically coached a team full of true freshman and 1st year starters to a decent record given the situation. I mean, 6 of the 7 losses were by a TD or less. You add any of the tat 5 to that team for the whole year and a play here or there, the Bucks could've been an 11 win team. But that could've meant no Urban.
Are we talking now, if Urban were to retire suddenly or 5-8 years down the road? If the latter, then def none. Even if it's in a couple of years. Dino is 61, Riley is 63, Chryst 52 in Nov. So a few years down the road they'll all likely be retired or way too old to handle coaching duties at tOSU and just don't see Chryst on that level. And Hairball? Lolz, I rather not have someone who embarrasses the University and me as a fan everyday with all of his antics. His desperation is not a good fit for an established program. He's ideal for the irrelevant like UM or Purdue etc.
No to all of them.
Sucks for Nova, Wisky, even though they hit a rough patch during the year was far better than an 8 seed. I don't know how the hell Minny got a 5. Was a no brainer in picking that 12 over 5 for me. Probably should've been Wisky or UM in their place, with the other being the 7 and Minny being an 8.
Yeah let's hope the visit is a homerun. Unofficials with your parents are always a good sign of real interest. Hopefully he likes what he sees from the staff and school itself.
Our boy Alex put a CB for 5* LB Teradja Mitchell to the good guys and Another fellow put one in for 5* CB Anthony Cook outta Texas to the good guys. I know doesn't mean much, but a tad exciting.
Bracket perfect after one day. Let's hope there aren't any major upsets today. I'm not sure I've ever made it to the round of 32 with a perfect bracket
There's also reports/rumors of Beast Mode coming out of retirement to play for the Raiders. (Would have to be released by Sea).
My 12 over 5 is Mid Tenn st over Minny.
Buckeyes although 17-15 were a few plays and failures to close out games away from being a tourney team this year.
Should have never loss to an 8-20 Florida Atlantic team.
Could have easily won that game @UVA but choked down the stretch and lost by 2.
Lost to Purdue by 1.
Lost to NW by 2.
And shouldn't have lost by 1 to Neb.
Win those 3 B1G games that embarrassing loss to Rutgers wouldn't have happened and it would've given the Bucks 8 wins vs tourney teams. Probably would've been a 7-8 seed, maybe.
Don't see any upsets out of the first batch of games. I forgot to get in the 11W tourney challenge. Sheeeet.
Whoops, figured it would pop up when I was making the thread. Adios Mr. Nice Watch
Unfortunately I think he's gonna be added to the list of recent stud DTs that we miss out on. Him and Wilson playing next to each other? :0
Danny D has the Wolverines winning it all, hopefully only because his son is there.