That's a nice compilation of stats, good work JPF. I think the most telling is 1 NCAA tournament win in 4 years. It's hard to not make that sound terrible when a school has the resources that we have
Yep and it's Matta job to bring in the right kids. Seems like ever since we stopped pulling the top talent in Ohio our recruiting in general has been lacking
Man I like most of the moves the Browns made this year, but why couldn't they lock up TP? We signed Britt for the same amount of money per year, but in Terrelle's first year at WR he had a more productive year than Britt has ever had. I mean come on, how do you let him walk unless he really didn't want to stay?
I was the same way, on his highlight tape he was flying. Ran something like a 10.4 100 in highschool
Ehhh, there's a difference between being scared to perform and playing to your strengths. Nobody is expecting him to be a burner. At least if he has a good pro day he can sneak into the mid to later rounds of the draft. You run a bad 40 as a fringe player and you're probably finding yourself undrafted
Man I can't imagine being on the football team that lost to a team where fans call the plays. I mean sure the players still go out there and execute the plays but that's gotta be frustrating
Flag football is the sport of the future!
Tried to negate those downvotes with an upvote, but I personally don't find it ignorant nor do I think it's kids not doing their research. I would say somewhere between 60-70% of the kids we're recruiting didn't grow up as OSU die hards or really fans at all, I wouldn't expect them to understand all of the nuances of being a fan. It would be one thing if they botched up the Ohio State part, but they are simply confusing the order of the word University. No need to be on a high horse, sure it's a bit frustrating but hardly something to be legitimately upset about.
Thanks again for the constant recruiting updates Andrew! Those are some interesting rule changes in high school football. The new blind side block rule seems confusing, but I think this provides a little clarity "The blindside block involves contact by a blocker against an opponent who, because of physical positioning and focus of concentration, is vulnerable to injury. Unless initiated with open hands, it is a foul for excessive and unnecessary contact when the block is forceful and outside of the free-blocking zone".
So you can still technically block someone that doesn't see you as long as you're going in with open hands, as opposed to coming in like a missile and blowing them up with your shoulder from how I interpreted that. It will be interesting to see if anything similar gets applied to the NCAA or NFL
Considering he was just here on a visit I can't imagine he would be committing anywhere besides OSU
I can definitely understand the appeal of staying and getting your degree. However, if someone told me that would be a millionaire in 5 months by going pro, that would be incredibly hard to turn down. If you go in the top 15, which Lattimore and Hooker can do, you're instantly making a ton of money just for your signing bonus, not even to mention your actual contract. Laremy Tunsil lost around 8 million (!) dollars just from dropping 7-8 spots, imagine how much you can lose if you forgo the draft and end up dropping a whole round or two due to injury or a slight drop in play.
Man oh man is mgoblog gonna be sad today. I ventured over there yesterday to see what they were saying about the situation and most of them were VERY confident they were about to get the #1 recruit in the nation. I'm gonna need to go back over and soak up some of those UM tears. I can't say I'm looking forward to Bama getting another super talented RB for their offense though. Oh well, the bigger they are the harder they fall ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I had to log in just so I could upvote this
Best of luck to Kwon, it was a pleasure watching him play. No doubt he was on the reasons the defense has been stout the last couple years. I'm sure he will have a good run in the NFL, but he seems like a guy that will be successful whether the NFL works out or not!
A bit surprised to hear he's leaving the bears. Rookie Jordan Howard (a 5th rounder) had the 2nd most rushing yards in the league this year. I would hope he's getting some big $$
That's ridiculous. Shame on the players, but how on earth did they get away with it for that long? I'm sure they don't have a ton of depth behind the starters, but sitting them for a series probably would have changed their mind on going against the game plan
I'll preface this by saying I didn't watch the game. However from what I've read, the players only went away from the game plan on the first series, maybe the first 2? I can't imagine the coaching staff would keep them out there for the whole first half if they were deliberately going against what they were told. It's my understanding Nelson didn't do much in their first series but proceeded to go off the rest of the first half. I'm not sure if it's just a coincidence that he had a huge game and they went against the game plan early or if that's really what contributed to his big game. Seems like it could be sports outlets taking the coincidence and making a story out of it for clicks if true. Just my two cents
How sure are we that Gill is in? He's on campus all the time and just right down the road, but there have always been rumblings of him taking a look down south. Places like FSU can offer him the ability to play football and baseball, so I'm not sure I would want him to go down into the middle of SEC country. Just my 2 cents. Nice write up though, soon enough this 2017 class will be wrapped up and the recruiting frenzy will start up again!
I interpreted as him saying in the current system, there shouldn't be non-conference champions in the playoffs. On a separate note, he wants it to be an 8 team playoff
I had a feeling the title was going to have something to do with Jack lol. Some top notch puns by the writer, 10/10 would recommend
I don't think it's so much that he's brain dead as much as he's just not a super smart guy. That's not a shot at him, but he's a damn good fighter and doesn't need to be a genius to make his checks
Honestly these two could make an incredible 1-2 punch. Like Darren McFadden and Felix Jones. Akers plays QB in high school, so just think of the wildcat possibilities! If it came down to one of them, I think you keep pushing for Akers. Like others have said, he just looks like an elite, every down back. I think he could come in and compete right away, he already has the size
Completely agree, that was how I viewed it jcam. If he alright has his mind set on OSU, missing one camp probably isn't a big deal for him, or the staff
I'm sure most MAC schools are fine with any kind of bowl game, no matter how old their coach is
That's a good question, and fortunately since he's only a junior to be he has a while to figure it out. You never know what kind of player he will be until you see him in pads on a Friday night. Sounds like if he puts the work in he will be a really good prospect