I really like this and it's all certainly feasible as long as Thomas/jackson/Elflein don;t have amazing combines and shoot up the draft board.Let's hope you are right with these picks, could be just what this team needs to get competitive again.
wow, that's crazy. Hopefully they loosen up the purse strings this year on some good players, but chances are we'll have to grossly overpay to convince people to come here.
The shocking thing about that list is the fact that the Jets, Rams and Chargers all need to fill quite a few holes and have barely any carry over. Hopefully for those three teams they'll walk into decent cap savings this offseason.
Yea i really hope he ends up staying, i think he can be very similar to Alex Smith. Might not have the wheels that some of these other guys have, but we have enough playmakers to make up for that. It will definitely be interesting to see how the next few weeks play out. If i recall correctly, he had a family member that played for Nebraska, right? And his dad is a coach at Ohio U? Perhaps he can just head down 1-71S and play for Fickell?
Let's just hope this is some off-season rumor that has no merit.
Did any of you catch the tweet by Mark Cerimele (@RealMarkCerimel and Jbook retweeted it) this morning about rumors that Joey Burrow could be transferring out? That one, if true, would be very surprising.
Sorry i don;t know how to post that stuff, my computer skills rival that of a rock.
Would this commitment cause any issues with Amir Riep? I thought i read somewhere that had Holmes committed then Riep might look elsewhere, but hopefully we can hang on to him
i think we'll be OK. KJ Hill was playing pretty well before he was hurt and i really like what Binjimen Victor brings to the table. The key will be guys like Johnnie Dixon, James Clark and Terry Mac. This is a crucial off-season for them. Austin Mack will definitely benefit from another offseason/spring to fill out and build some chemistry with JT. Plus with Kevin Wilson, i believe he has quite a few intermediate crossing routes and spacing patterns, so that will definitely help.
Either way there will be some struggles, but i think we will be OK.
I'm just looking forward to watching a good game. I don't really have anyone i'm rooting for and absolutely no clue what the heck i think the score will be. Just rooting for a fun, entertaining game.
On a side note, has BamaMike been on here lately? I'd like to see what his opinion of this game will be. he always seemed to have a good, unbiased opinion of Bama from what i remember.
cool, thank you very much for that info! Have a bunch of family stuff going on today, so now i can time my trip down to the basement for a bit a little better now! haha
Have yourself a great weekend!
Holmes and Okudah commit today during the AA game, right? Anyone know if they have a specific time they are committing? I've been buried at work and barely had time to log onto 11W this week, so if this has already been discussed a bunch of times i apologize.
Also is there a time frame for Sheffield's commitment to a school, or is he just waiting to see how everything unfolds?
With all the talk about JT, Burrow, Haskins and Martell, you almost forget that Collier is still here.
My pick for QB is whoever Urban Meyer and the coaching staff chooses. Last time i checked they know a tad more than i do, although i was pretty good at NCAA on the Playstation 2 back in the day!
if i recall correctly, McFadden came back this week, so i can see them giving him 6-8 carries per game, plus still rotating in Alfred Morris for some snaps. Records are great, but the bigger goal is to get a healthy squad into the playoffs.
Don't we play Oregon in a Home and Away after the TCU series is done? i fell like this was scheduled a while ago but it was something like 7-8 yrs down the road at the time.
For some reason the first name that popped into my head for the Oregon job was Brian Kelly. I have no idea why that is or why Oregon would even want Kelly, but it is a "big" name hire i suppose?
I would like to think that if Schiano gave a pledge to stay two years, Urban would be kind enough to let him take a big-time job like Oregon, LSU, Texas, etc. As much as it would suck to lose GS, having ANOTHER coach from the UFM coaching tree get a really nice gig is just going to add to the lure of coaching at OSU.
Thank you guys, that's exactly who i was thinking of. Damn he was a 2015 recruit?? where the hell have the years gone! haha
What was the name of the recruit we tried to get last year that ultimately went to USC (i think?) who played DE/LB and looked like an absolute freak of an athlete? For some reason i thought it was Werner, but the more i think about it the more i feel like this kid went to USC.
I really don't know how the folks who really follow recruiting can keep up with this stuff. There are just so many good players and keeping these names straight has to be so difficult.
On a side note, that would be a bummer if Connor did transfer, i was really happy for him that we worked his ass off to earn the OSU offer.
hahaha sure seems like it!
Are your tickets still available? i have two co-workers looking to go so i can bring this up to them and see if there is interest.
Normally i have a good idea of what will happen each week, but this year has been really weird. Heading into this year i thought we would be around 9-3, 10-2 but would miss out on the Big Ten Championship game. I thought OU and TTUN would beat us and that MSU, NEB and Wisky would all be nailbiters that could go either way. As the season progressed i started getting cautiously optimistic that we were going to run the table, and that was the Friday before the PSU debacle. There are times that this team looks like we could easily beat anyone, and there are times that we look really bad on offense.
The Game is a whole different beast altogether. Typically i'm always leery of what TTUN can do when they just decide to pound the ball play after play after play. I guess the struggles OSU has had against them in the 80's and 90's still resonates in me. To be honest i am not concerned about Speight playing. He'll make some good throws and gives them a shot at a few deep passes, but i would be much more concerned if he was a dual threat guy who could take off and run for a bunch. My biggest fear is the play action to their TE's opening us up. And i swear if Pepper's takes a punt to the house like Woodson i might kick a hole in my TV.
All of this leads me to a 31-28 score. There will be a point in time where we are down 10 and things will look bleak but we'll scrap our way back into it late. A 38 yd FG into the closed end with 2:14 left will decide it,and with that we will always remember the name TYLER FREAKING DURBIN!
It'll be interesting to see who they bring in if/when JK is let go. For me, they need to make the move now and start over. JK has down well in certain aspects, but overall i feel like this team has gotten worse over the past 3-4 years. the constant formation changes in game situations needs to stop. Do that crap during camp when you have 30 some odd players and can tinker away during intra-squad scrimmages. At times i think he overthinks things and tries too hard, but then he compounds the problem by making very odd substitutions. i'm not going to sit here and pretend i know more than him, but that's my take on it. If you held a gun to my head and i had to decide on a new coach, my pikc would be Gregg Berhalter of the Columbus Crew. i know that may sound odd considering the Crew's struggles this year, but he is young, played for the USMNT previously and knows what all that entails, and plays an attacking style of soccer. You can line Yedlin and Fabian Johnson on the outside defense and have them bomb up and down the sideline for crosses into Jozy, Bobby Wood or whoever is up top. You can still keep Pulisic on the wing in the M as well in his natural position. i think he would maintain a consistent style/approach to the game and that would make it a little easier for any new, incoming players to adapt to. when you go from a 4-3-2-1, to a 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2 and have these huge changes like JK requires, i think people spend more time trying not to F up than actually doing good. Either way, the USMNT has quite a bit of work to do if they want to qualify for Russia.
bummer, he picked Oklahoma St. Wrong OSU!!!
I believe the spread is 21, so i will go with 31-10 good guys. I do think MSU will keep it close in the first half and they very well could be winning into the 3rd quarter, but in the end we will come out ahead when it matters the most. Ohio guys like LJ Scott are going to be amped up for this one and we simply cannot overlook the OL/DL of Sparty. i know they have some injuries, but if we can come out early and dominate both lines then we can put this one away early.
I just have this feeling that the game will be slow and ugly like that NW game a few weeks ago. Hopefully i am completely wrong about that!
Imagine what Samuels could do for teams like New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, etc. who usually have a back catching quite a few passes out of the backfield on 3rd down? that would be scary for opposing defensive coordinators.
I was just about to say the same thing. I work with a girl who went to MSU and she said they have been getting offers for tickets for dirt cheap. I'd wait it out and see what you can get closer to game time. I know it's nicer having that all taken care of early, but you should have no problem scoring tix for cheap
I saw it on twitter so wasn't sure how accurate it was, but thanks for the breakdown! +1 to offset that DV.
Hopefully the Browns can pull off the ultimate upset this weekend!