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LoufromOSU

Boardman, OH (via Youngstown)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being at the 96th Rose Bowl game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Currently Ezekiel Elliott
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd and David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittburgh Penguins
  • MLB TEAM: Pittsburgh Pirates

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I agree whole heartedly...Tressel's last class was ranked in the top 5.  He may not have attacked nationwide like Urban, but I am not sure where this whole "tressel couldn't recruit" theory started amongs fans.  Hoke couldn't win with the recruits he brought in...his best season was with the Rich-Rod built team.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I am more referencing the numbers game.  They haven't backed off some of the other recruits they are in on, so accepting Hamilton was a sign that they believed they had room for everyone and knew not all current commits were coming aboard... but I am just speculating.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I think the fact that they accepted Hamilton yesterday as the 25th verbal was indication the staff knew someone wasn't coming aboard.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

I agree.  Grant ran a 4.32 (probably inflated a bit) back in 2013.

From http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/05/22418/ohio-state-buckeyes-football-40-times-braxton-miller-bradley-roby-ryan-shazier

All-American candidate and cornerback Bradley Roby leads all Buckeyes on the board with a time of 4.26 in the 40. That's blazing, and again, would have been the top time at the 2013 NFL Combine. Quarterback Braxton Miller, second on the list, checks in with a 4.32, with corner Doran Grant matching him. Rounding out the top five are wide receiver Devin Smith at 4.33 and linebacker Ryan Shazier at 4.35.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

I think the report that Noah Brown may be asked to put on weight to move to TE could be an indication that Baugh hasn't gotten himself out of the doghouse.  I would temper my expectations on Baugh.

Comment 16 Jan 2015

Exactly...and its not like he doesn't have a great story to make into a book as well, which I am sure would sell well in buckeye nation.

Comment 16 Jan 2015

Everyone is assuming he would be a top 3 round pick...but its possible that the shine on his star would diminish a bit over the next few months as NFL teams have scant film on him.  They would disect every part of his game and he is already acknowledged to be a project.  Who knows where he would be drafted (I acknowledge teams mess up all of the time and it only takes one...but there have been several early entries who go undrafted as well...my point is we don't know for a fact where he would have gone).

Only time will tell whether this was a wise decision or not, but I cannot state that it was a wrong decision.

While anything can happen, fact is we do not know what the closed door discussions entailed...I imagine Meyer told him he would get his fair shot at starting.  I personally think the NFL should push out the deadline a bit as he was unable to even get an evaluation done and they denied his request for an extension.

There are a lot of good tidbits in this article from Doug L:

http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2015/01/beyond_the_news_conference_ohi.html#incart_2box

Comment 16 Jan 2015

Well, if he doesn't stay on the roster the entire year, he isn't going to make that full amount anyways.  You are acting like he has a guaranteed contract and is a slam dunk to make the team, which he certainly is not.   

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Don't forget Matt Hayes...and why not Dennis Dodd.  I want to make them all cry.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/tressel-snyder-selected-college-football-hall-fame-28111633

I am sure many more articles will be posted soon.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

While he may like that, make no mistake that he left the profession he loved well before he wanted to.  He also lost out on millions of dollars, was shamed publicly (even by member of his own fanbase) for what amounts to a jaywalking ticket in the grand scheme of things.  Did he lie?  Yes.  Was he lied to by the players?  I believe so.  Did others at the university know?  Absolutely.  He fell on the sword for the university.

I think he is fine in his new role, but idiot comments from Gordon Gee that they all landed fine is a bit of a stretch.  No matter how wealthy you may be, losing on multi-millions stings anyone. 

Comment 06 Jan 2015

Depends on if the OC who comes in wants to run the wheels off of the Qb like herman likes to do.  I think Zeke was underused against bama, especially in the red zone early and of course at the end of the game.  

Comment 06 Jan 2015

They play the same position.  I don't think they are going to take Smith, Thomas, or Spencer off of the field to move Marshall so Dontre can play.  Fact is that Marshall has become what Dontre was hyped up to be.  It's good to have depth and all, but that's all dontre should add coming off of this injury.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

From http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/05/22418/ohio-state-buckeyes-football-40-times-braxton-miller-bradley-roby-ryan-shazier

All-American candidate and cornerback Bradley Roby leads all Buckeyes on the board with a time of 4.26 in the 40. That's blazing, and again, would have been the top time at the 2013 NFL Combine. Quarterback Braxton Miller, second on the list, checks in with a 4.32, with corner Doran Grant matching him. Rounding out the top five are wide receiver Devin Smith at 4.33 and linebacker Ryan Shazier at 4.35.

While those numbers may be a bit inflated, Doran Grant is likely the fastest player on the defense this year, but not last year.

Not sure why people still think Dontre Wilson is super fast (buying into the old hype I guess)...he is super quick but I would bet he isn't one of the top 5 fastest guys on the team.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

Did you just say that the offense was one dimensional with Eddie George?  Wow is that revisionist history.  Need I remind you that the 1995 team had Terry Glenn, the best wr in college that year (64 catches for 1,411 yards with 17 TD),  and Rickey Dudley, both of whom were first rounders.  They also had a young Demetrios Stanley as well as Buster Tillman, who were capable college WR.  Bobby Hoying was an excellent college QB (3200 yards with 29 tds).

If you tried to shut down Eddie, they would eat you alive on the outside.  I love D SMith, but come on, Terry Glenn was unstoppable.