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All maroons are a good look IMO, always wondered why they don't wear them more. Not a huge fan of the heavy use of orange (burnt orange officially I believe) on helmets. These alt helmets look like an even brighter orange than usual if possible. I see in the link they're calling it a metallic orange?
That's the one thing I wonder about with OSU's all-blacks rumor. Are they still going to look like OSU? Hopefully so.
Gerald is #75, having a solid game so far.
A week or so after he got bumped down to a composite 3*. A good reason why when it comes down to it, doesn't really matter to me what OSU's recruits are ranked if they pass the one test that matters: the "Does Urban Meyer Want Them?" test.
+ a tipped pass and an INT. Barrow is beasting right now.
The OL is definitely losing the battle upfront but Wallace has made several poor reads/decisions/throws so far. And right on cue there's an INT.
You could replace DeSoto/Wallace with OSU/Barrett during the VT game and the post would still work. Being that it's their first game of the season, I'm not reading into it much as of now.
As they've explained, Meyer wants Wallace for his freak athleticism. The kid has played predominately WR, I don't expect him to be a polished QB at this point.
I think the Alabama v Wisconsin game will actually be closer than this one. Alabama has no QB to speak of, a lot of unproven guys at big positions. I like Clement to be about 3/4ths as good as Gordon (which is still top notch), Stave to be his usual okay but inconsistent self (i.e. slightly below average QB play), and Wisconsin's defense to be the same decent against everyone but OSU unit they were last year. New coach, but if anyone understands Wisconsin football it's Paul Chryst. Alabama obviously has much more talent, but I think it'll take until the 4th quarter before they pull away.
Meanwhile, TCU is an angry team with 16 of 22 returning starters on an excellent team. Think they beat Minny easy.
One other factor people might not consider: Noah Brown was OSU's best blocking WR, which is HUGE given the offense OSU runs (see: Evan Spencer's role last year and the difference he made [especially on freeing Eze for that 85 yard run] in the Alabama game). Can't be overstated how important a WR who can block well is to the effectiveness of this offense.
Yikes. Crossing my fingers it's not season-ending or something that happened in his family.
Very similar vibe as when the Braxton injury occurred.
Hate to posit guesses, but does make you think it was an injury to someone they deem irreplaceable.
Horrible loss for the Midwest and B1G IMO. If you're ND (obv not B1G but Midwestern/home state), UM, MSU, even Indiana (aka SEC East Champs/his home state), how do you let this kid go to Tennessee? Yikes.
OSU already has Danny Clark and hasn't traditionally taken pro-style QBs since Urban arrived anyway. But the rest of the Midwest? No real explanation for. Although maybe this kid has a connection to Tennessee that I'm not aware of.
Just speculation, but what I've read through various comments is that it was Muschamp. But then again complete speculation, no facts.
A lot of the Auburn fans over on 247 believe it to be DL Coach Rodney Garner who was doing the chewing out. According to them he has a lot to prove given that he has recruited 4 and 5*s on DL and hasn't had a lot of production out of them lately.
Muschamp is pretty much the reason Cowart went to Auburn over UF, so I'd be surprised if that relationship had already soured.
I mentioned it in the other thread, but you have to think the fact that he didn't announce yesterday (with two other guys from his HS that are considered Auburn locks) is good for OSU. Had he committed with them, you'd imagine he would have gone Auburn. Delaying it a bit means he could still be making his own decision, which could be OSU just as easily as it could Auburn. Not to say he HAD to go Auburn just because two other guys from his HS look to be, but it did have that vibe to it.
Still no announcement? Gotta think it helps OSU's chances if he doesn't announce with the two other guys from his HS (who are Auburn locks supposedly).
This is one of those FWIW things, but:
From what I read in the visible/free posts on 247, the perception is that he may visit because his team plays in Steubenville that weekend anyway (visit would be on the 12th rather than the 9th), but according to the 247 writers I wouldn't hold my breath.
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How old would today's recruits have been when MJ was still winning championships - if they were even born by then at all? I don't think they could have been - could they?
Jordan's last championship was in 1998, 17 years ago. Most of the recruits are 17-18 years old, so at best they might remember the less than stellar Washington Wizards Jordan (they would have been around 5-6 years old).
I'm 29, and even my memories of Jordan are largely relegated to highlights/clips I've seen of him.
For those who wonder why OSU struggles landing top DTs:
Look at the top 50 DTs on 247 for the 2016 class -- only around 5 are from Northern states. OSU has #27, but he's from Florida (Malik Barrow). When it's "convince a southern DT to come up north or bust," you're going to be at a natural disadvantage. OSU already landed arguably the top DT prospect from the north for next year (Jerron Cage). I don't see it as an "OSU is whiffing" situation, I see it more as a, "there haven't been a whole lot of elite northern DTs for OSU to recruit" the last couple of years. Recruiting the south is always going to be hit or miss for a northern team, regardless of who they are.
Difference I'd imagine is that MJ is likely not, nor has ever claimed to be, a fan of Michigan haha.
I imagine he'll be playing a lot of Peggle on his phone to keep him occupied during that Oregon State or UNLV vs Michigan slugfest.
This is going to seem irrelevant at first, but watching the new training camp video, has the stripe on the pants away been cut that way at the top? Almost looks cut short/on a diagonal? Or am I just seeing things? Not that it's necessarily a look they're going to wear outside of training camp, but definitely looks like a new touch to me?
Edit: On 2nd glance, they look like the pants OSU has worn with the regular season alternate uniforms the last couple of years. Wonder if they're going to stay for the rest of the regular season?
Lot of metal recommendations here (niiiice), but no Overkill?
For my money, one of the most iconic riffs ever. Just not sure how you'd cut it to fit in the 10 second or so window between the end of 2nd down and the beginning of 3rd down haha. "Overkill" would be a great descriptor for the OSU defense, though!
Wonder if it's one of those Meyer psychological moves: forget about the championships, we're starting from scratch, building our own legacy.
Or, it had nothing to do with him...but I wouldn't put it passed him. He seems very much like an, "each year is a new story, new journey" type of guy.
Such an interesting, healthy mix of personality types. Kwon McMillan and JT give off the air of silent assassins as always, Cardale and Braxton smiling, happy-go-lucky, playful personalities.
Noticed that Stacy Elliott was rocking the black OSU jersey. Nice.
REALLY want to see what Lattimore looks like injury-free. Coming out of HS, he was the type of talent that could be a difference maker. Hoping we'll get to see that sooner rather than later; seems like the ideal fit for either the Nickel CB spot or even Vonn Bell's safety spot (good cover guy, but excels as a playmaker) if need be.
"We are Motörhead and we play rock'n'roll!"
Hope things improve for Lemmy, guy is one of the last remaining, true rock stars.