Sigh ... (2005) when Ohio State, hands down, had the best uniform in college football.
Dantonio is an elite developer of talent, but not an elite recruiter. As for PSU, it seems that Franklin's inability to actually coach football has been noticed by recruits around the country. He'll still get some talent because he's a good recruiter and it's PSU... but his on field results are lacking. What looked like it might be a good hire when Penn State lured Franklin away from Vanderbilt has turned into a less than ideal situation in Happy Valley.
Correct, AHH. There are members of this community who seem to believe that unless Jeremy Birmingham says it then it carries no weight. I like Birm's writing/information and I bookmarked LandOf10 specifically so that I can continue to read his stuff... but there are other recruiting writers, like Bill Kurelic, who are very good at what they do and are worth listening to. Kurelic's click through slide show was poorly presented, but the information is of value, imo.
Up vote... I don't know what you're saying, and I'm pretty sure that's your intent, but reading it sure made me smile.
What? I've been less confused reading Nietzsche... I don't mean to be an ass, but are you simply saying that as an Ohio State community we should have learned long ago to NOT count our championships, on the field or off, before the honor is officially bestowed upon us? If that's what you're saying I agree in totality... but it sure is fun counting all the chickens that MIGHT hatch in the 2017 class.
Agree completely on Dantonio over Stoops...
Oh, hands down, Purdue. That football program is an embarrassment to the B1G.
I would take Mark Dantonio over Bob Stoops in a heartbeat
What??? I would be very disappointed if either of these two were the next Ohio State football coach. They're good football coaches, but neither is an elite recruiter and Stoops often gets less with more. Recruiting is the name of the game in college football. Fickell? Let's not start that absurdity again, please. Until he's amenable to leaving the safety of his OSU contract and taking over a mid major somewhere and turning that program into a winner in a few years time he shouldn't be given any consideration, imo. Hopefully this won't be something to concern ourselves with for many years... but when it does happen I hope they go after Herman with an offer he can't refuse.
Meh... not a big Clapton fan. If I could still edit my post at this time I would replace Prince with Clapton. EC is a tremendous talent, obviously, and certainly deserves his spot in the Rolling Stone top 10. He's a great song writer, but the others are more to my liking. I don't think Toni Iommi is a better guitarist than Eric Clapton, but I much prefer his style and his classic riffs in Black Sabbath than I do Clapton's. As I said in my earlier post, these 'greatest ____ lists' are fairly subjective, and while I completely get it that someone would be stunned by Clapton's exclusion, I just like the music produced by the others (with the exception of Prince) far more than Eric Clapton's work. Having said that, I wouldn't argue anyone who thought Clapton belonged at number one on the list. He's certainly deserving of that spot...
Yep... there's an article on 247 right now that says, since the advent of their composite ranking system Ohio State is putting together a class unlike any other they've seen.
Congratulations... and best of luck, Sir!!! I have to confess, when I read your post's title I thought you had some inside dope on Wyatt Davis. But this is good news too...
After reading your article, WN, I took a look, for the first time in a long time, at the Rolling Stone list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Music and art are subjective so these kinds of lists are just one man's opinion, but I think most people would GENERALLY agree that the top 10 guitarists on the RS list all belong in there SOMEWHERE. Where exactly each belongs is debatable.
The RS top 10 is as follows:
10) Pete Townshend
9) Duane Allman
8) Edward Van Halen
7) Chuck Berry
6) B.B. King
5) Jeff Beck
4) Keef Richards
3) Jimmy Page
2) Eric Clapton
1) Jimi Hendrix
The KMP10 list, however, goes like this...
10) Prince (No, I am not now, nor have I ever been a Prince fan in any way, shape or form... but that guy could play the guitar)
9) Toni Iommi
8) Alex Lifeson
7) Ritchie Blackmore
6) Tom Morello
5) Randy Rhodes
4) Jeff Beck
3) Jimi Hendrix
2) Jimmy Page
1) Edward Van Halen
You're right, 11W is certainly more than one person/component... but 99% of the reason I spend as much time here as I do is for the Ohio State football content, and recruiting is a large part of that. Everything else on here; the polls, Skull Sessions, Buckshots, the OSU basketball content, etc., are all fine and I enjoy the time spent perusing that information. But Ohio State football is THE reason the site exists, imo, and recruiting is an essential part of the Buckeye football content.
Ditto, ditto. iPad and Macbook both bookmarked. I spent more time on LO10 last night than I did on 11W... and I feel like a dirty, rotten traitor for it.
Brian Wilson... pure musical genius. It's really that simple.
TTUN, as others have mentioned, year in and year out is the game for which I'm most nervous... but the 1975 Rose Bowl, followed closely by the 2002 National Title game, are close seconds.
Joe Flacco does not belong on this list or any other top NFL quarterback lists. Romo absolutely belongs on the list. He has carried the Cowboys for the entirety of his career. That is a bad football team when Romo is not in the game, despite a dominant offensive line. I'd replace Dalton and Luck with the Brees and Rivers. The fact of the matter is that there are 32 professional quarterback jobs in the world (no, I don't count the CFL) and not even close to enough qualified players to fill them.
Grow up, Smith. You're challenging a guy, again, who actually played football at the collegiate and professional levels while you went no further as a player than half of us on this site... high school. I'm sure Keith Williams knows what he's doing on a football field. This reflects poorly on Ohio State, imo. If your ego needs a boost just look at the championship rings in your dresser and stay off Twitter.
I agree. Burrow, imo, just has "it". He wasn't quite the recruiting darling that the others are/were, but I will be surprised if, after Barrett graduates/leaves, Joe Burrow isn't the starting quarterback at Ohio State. Burrow will only be a redshirt freshman in '16, so when Martell arrives in 2017 Burrow will still have three years of eligibility remaining. Something will have to give. I don't see players as talented as Martell and Haskins sitting for multiple years. The problem with the QB position is that only one guy can start/play, so when you amass the level of talent that OSU has in its quarterback room, well, there will only be one happy guy at the end of the competition. Clark is the forgotten player in all of this and I'm not sure that's fair. What seems like a certainty at this point is that, at some point over the next three seasons, at least one, if not two, of these high profile quarterbacks will have no choice but to CONSIDER a transfer. After Barrett leaves there will be one spot and four highly qualified/capable players to fill it.
I watched it the first day it was available. The thing with these Netflix shows is that it's forever between seasons, and using the term "season" when you're talking about 10 or 12 episodes is a bit much. It'll probably be 2018 before season three... if there's another season at all. I read that the tax incentives to film in Florida have expired and there is extreme concern that production companies and shows like Bloodline will leave the state never to return. Since the fabric of SoFlo is intrinsic in the Bloodline backdrop the article said that the show might just be finished...
The "biggest win in Buckeye recruiting history" is a bit hyperbolic, imo. Ohio State has had numerous huge recruiting gets; Art Schlichter literally could have gone to any school he chose. Chris Spielman, Cris Carter, Terrell Pryor, Vonn Bell and many others were just a fraction below Schlichter on the recruiting spectrum. I hope Wilson comes to OSU, but the biggest recruiting win in OSU history? I don't know about that.
I loved Jim Tressel. I was always the guy who said, if forced to choose between Meyer and Tressel, that Tressel very well MIGHT be my pick... but I was wrong. Urban Meyer is different; He has rock star status throughout the sports world. The attention he brings to Ohio State, a program that was one of the five most storied and tradition laden in all of college football long BEFORE Meyer arrived, gives the Buckeyes an advantage that even Jim Tressel couldn't match. The last time OSU had a coach of this super star magnitude Wayne Woodrow Hayes was walking the sidelines, winning FIVE national title and averaging a B1G championship every other year during his 28 year career.
Weber and Dunn have very similar measurables... around 6' just north of 210lbs. Yes, Dunn is an inch(ish) taller, but "bigger and stronger", in my opinion, isn't quite accurate. I see Weber being a back who will run through you as well as past you. Dunn's had many more years in the OSU weight room than has Weber, but pure, natural strength? I'll take Weber. As for YPC, I guess I don't see the value in Dunn's yards per carry because essentially all of those yards came when the game was over. Weber, for me, has the "it factor". Dunn, in my opinion, does not. I'd prefer to get Weber rolling ASAP rather than watch Dunn use whatever chance he has left to build a resume. I'm not discounting what you're saying at all, I'm just saying I disagree. Whichever back Meyer rolls out there I'll support 100%... I just think it's going to be Weber when all is said and done.
Mike Weber has already won the job, imo. Meyer and Alford might not say so publicly so as to continue to give a young guy like Weber something to chase, and to give Dunn, a multi year player who to this point has done very little, something to play for in has absolute, drop dead last ditch opportunity... but I'll be surprised (and disappointed) if Weber isn't THE guy buy the time conference play rolls around, at the latest.