So why have the Mods allowed MMan back on the forum?
Same passive-aggressive self-important content.
So why have the Mods allowed MMan back on the forum?
Regarding Spring Practice, Harbaugh announced today that Michigan begins their Spring practice down at IMG in Florida for a week. Creative and fun way to get to work.
Not trying to be catty, but this guy does realize he's on an OSU discussion forum right? Why would we care where UM is holding their spring practice?
I'm not sure actually. I just remember watching an OSU loss to UM as a kid and thinking, "Oh, so this is what hate feels like."
IRT these kinds of threads:
Why do you build (yourself) up, buttercup? Just to let (yourself) down?
Interesting that MSU had 1 top 20 guy and he was turned into NFL quality.
Would be interesting to see what Dantonio could do with OSU and UM level talent.
Weird that they've already taken two DTs in 2016 given they still have a really good shot at Gary. I mean, good for them if they can fit all three DTs in the class, but wondering if their latest DT take was a sign they heard something on Gary that makes them feel less optimistic (would be nice).
Just a FWIW (i.e. not worth making a new thread for it), there's a free post from Kipp Adams on the UGA 247 site that makes it seem like Hardman/Hardman's family are heavy Georgia leans. Might be Bruce or bust at that last WR spot for OSU (which is fine by me, Hardman was always a bit of a reach). Cancelled his Bama visit though this weekend, so looks like it's pretty much down to OSU/UGA (with UGA getting the nod IMO).
The post I'm referring to in case anyone would like to read it. It's free/non-VIP:
No problem Fitz.
I know people don't want to talk about DT recruiting (and we've had enough threads on it), however, I do think that if a person is just a casual OSU fan their assumption might be, "OSU is missing on every DT what is going on?!?!?" Whereas I feel the case is moreso that OSU is at a TREMENDOUS disadvantage given that there just isn't much 4* (forget 5*) DT talent in the Midwest. They're having to travel to recruit any DT in the 4*/5* range, which means they're battling the home state school (and Mom & Dad who don't want the recruit to leave home) in each case. Much bigger challenge than the casual fan might think.
I'm having PB & J sandwiches and a coffee.
I like to live dangerously.
4/5* Torrence Gibson
4/5* Austin Mack
4/5* Binjimin Victor
You suddenly have a whole LOT of tall, athletic WR talent on this team (not to mention all the speedy small guys they already had). Love it! WR depth is legit.
JMI, but I think they have a better chance of keeping Jones than Haskins. The fact that they offered another '16 QB this morning tells me that they've acknowledged Haskins is gone sooner or later.
Someone who follows recruiting more closely than I do could correct me on this, but from what I've seen Jones has less of a relationship built with OSU, so he'd be more likely to stick to Maryland of the two (assuming they do). Most of the to-OSU momentum is based on one big OV and recent renewal of interest between the two.
All's fair in recruiting I suppose.
Considering that Jones and Haskins are top-150 talents from Maryland, you have to think they are Maryland's priority #1 and #2, so it's not shocking that the new staff is going to do everything humanly possible to make sure they stay there. Not to mention they would have to coach against them every year if they choose OSU, so that possibility only rubs salt in their wound.
I heard Dwayne didn't have a certain English credit required to get through admissions here. Sounds like he really wanted to be a Terp.
My favorite part of these (potential) flips are the home fandom's excuses for why the player didn't stick hahah. Haskins is missing an English credit eh?
Maryland definitely trying desperately to keep Jones and Haskins in the fold (or at least delay their decision significantly). Can't blame them, but have to hope it doesn't work.
"There is a strict standard against any [public] recruiting communication/conversation between athletes and recruits, regardless of their relationship," an NCAA spokesperson wrote in response to an inquiry about the social-media issue.
How would one prove that Michael Thomas's conversation with them was about recruiting? I mean, we all can assume it is, but how would one/the NCAA actually prove that?
Also, not to question, but I could swear I've read a few places (may be inaccurate) that the players are allowed to contact the recruits however they like if there's a previous relationship in place. Not saying you're incorrect, just trying to play devil's advocate here.
I remember Warinner posted a picture of him and a recruit on twitter (also a violation) a couple of years ago, and it turned out to be nothing more than a minor violation (of which every program has dozens per year). I wouldn't imagine this Mike Thomas stuff is anything to worry about really.
Does OSU have an interest in Theo Howard?
For those unfamiliar (I was), he's a top100 WR currently committed to UCLA.
I'm not 305 but I'd say he flips to us tomorrow.
I'm 419, but I'd have to agree. Looking good.
Well, it's not like Oregon's defense could get any worse?
Not to mention, if we're being honest Hoke was a pretty good recruiter. Sure, he may have whiffed on that Alex Berger kid, but otherwise he did a pretty good of getting some decent players up north.
Must have missed AJ McCarron being critical about the coaching, and players being entitled.
Could be BVTW. As I mentioned in my post, I try to avoid Alabama talk as much as humanly possible. I'm probably just more in tune to OSU players critiquing the program (as opposed to Bama players critiquing Bama) being that I follow OSU football.
On the one hand, I appreciate that players (or ex-players in this case) are encouraged or allowed to speak their minds about the program without being ostracized.
On the other, it does seem odd that players like Zeke or Vannett here are as vocal as they are with criticism for the program/coaching. Even if they weren't intended to be, I saw both as swipes at the way the program is being run. Is it just a sign of modern day college football? I don't follow Alabama very closely, but I don't feel like you'd hear these kinds of things come out there about Saban/their program from their own players (but maybe I'm giving them too much credit seeing as I don't follow them as closely as OSU).
I think people are forgetting how big a get Raekwon McMillan really was at the time.
#1 LB in the country (around top-15 overall)
From the south (Georgia)
Desperately wanted by Bama and Clemson
Vonn Bell was right up there as well, of course.
As much as I hate to say it, it really does seem like with all of the news outlets trying to find their "gotcha" piece, it does a lot of these guys no good to stick around for more than 3 years if they can go. Of course you can say, "Well, don't do anything dumb and they won't accuse you of anything dumb," but it really did seem like a lot of these guys (Bosa, Hyde, several members of the whole "Tatgate" scandal) had targets on their backs from day 1.
Am I being too much of an OSU apologist? I'm not saying these guys didn't make some dumb mistakes, but it really feels like we live in an age where the media is out there for the next big fish they can take down. The level of moral finger-pointing at the collegiate level seems to be much greater than at the NFL level.
I'll admit it, when he first committed I thought he was a downgrade from Kareem Walker. Having since watched his tape, I think he's easily on the same level. I will also say, not to downgrade Walker (I think he has elite potential), but I like Williams' attitude more. Seems angry and read to prove to people that he's the best RB in this class.