Agreed. If the development that happened with this group over the last year continues, I think all 5 have a solid chance (Decker is a for sure, Elflein close). Only thing glaring at this point is Boren being undersized but that can be made up for.
Tough to think of any other than maybe a couple of the OL. Depends how they continue to grow. Other than that I think it's still a toss up for Dontre. He hasn't done as well at WR as Jalin has but has shown the ability to play slot. As we've seen with the Oregon guys, the H back doesn't transfer into the NFL unless you're a well rounded receiver and can block from the slot.
I don't have a Bucknuts account on 247. That being said: There is speculation of Bri'onte Dunn being a YSU Penguin next year. Not trying to start any wild rumors. It was sent to me in a text message. If anyone has a Bucknuts account I'm sure they can find the link.
EDIT: Here is the text I got:
Dunn And Gone? … Multiple sources have informed us Ohio State third-year sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn could transfer to Youngstown State following spring semester (which ends in late May).
As one source put it: “I’d say there’s a better chance he’ll be at YSU than OSU this fall.”
If Dunn does transfer to YSU, he would be eligible to play immediately – since the Penguins are an FCS (I-AA) team – and have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot, 216-pound Dunn had just nine carries for 63 yards as a third-year sophomore for the national champion Buckeyes in 2014.
A product of Canton GlenOak High, Dunn was ranked as the No. 8 running back in the country and the No. 96 overall prospect in the 2012 class, per the 247Sports Composite.
There is definitely plenty of talent to go out there. I do think Jalin is moved to more of a true WR role but also think they will use him as an H back as well. I also think there will be a lot of rotating like there was this year with Jalin being a type of mystery guy.
Shoulder healthy = transfer
Shoulder not healthy = h back and kick returner (omg he would be so sick returning kicks)
Absolutely the best!
I was going to upvote this until you put Kelly Pavlik's name in there. He is hated by 95% of the population here. Since his rise he has been nothing but toxic. I'll upvote it anyway for my hometown though.
Another huge point in the Pelini coming back discussion that weighs in the positives is he gets to send his kids to Cardinal Mooney.
On our way out of the hotel our elevator stopped and an Oregon fan looked at us (decked out in Buckeye gear) and said "Uh-oh, I can't take another ass kicking like last night" I laughed and said "Don't worry, I was at the Ohio State Florida game in '07, I know the feeling"
I didn't meet one Oregon fan in Dallas that was a d*ck... Closest thing to it was the guy at the bar the night before that told me the Ducks would win by 30 (lolz)
I remember walking out of Sun Devil Stadium in 2003 chanting with a gigantic pack of Buckeyes "F*** Trev Alberts *clap* *clap* *clapclapclap*"...
The other night walking out of AT&T Stadium, right behind the gameday crew (Herby, Van Pelt, Tebow, and Corso)... the same type of crowd chanted "Mark May sucks".... Herby and Van Pelt couldn't hold their laughter.
My girlfriend's mom got me a Nike gift card for Christmas... Was planning on getting some new golf gear but that idea is GONE!
Was at the game and I can honestly say I have never experienced an atmosphere like that. I'm still speechless 2 day later. I was also at the 2003 NC game. For the most part, we could not hear the Oregon band the entire game. I may not be able to pay my rent next month but it was worth every single cent!!!!
How did that Wisconsin -4 work out for them? El Oh El
Joey Bosa counted to infinity... twice
Joey Bosa can slam a revolving door
(couldn't choose which one made me laugh harder)
Been wanting this since Urban came here day one. Luke is standing in the way as the LB/Co-DC. He would be a perfect fit as an Ohio guy that can recruit in the South and is familiar with Urban's intensity.
Phoenix, I was at that game as well chanting with the loudest of them. As I said above I don't think it was 100% and agree with GeneralBuckeye down there (v) that just before the scUM game was about the time it was closest to 100%. I do believe however that they had a feeling that they had a strong chance to get him due to conversations leading up to. I didn't throw this up on here to cause the response it has gotten, but only to pass along information that I have been told from some pretty credible sources. Anyone can believe that info or not, that's the good part of having discussion boards like this. I think Fickell and all the other coaches knew that everyone's jobs were in jeopardy if not temporary before that season. The timeline does make sense though and no high profile coach in the right mindset would have taken that job in May. It had to be a interim hire from within. Luckily for us, Urban is the successor.
So he should have coached a team 5 months after leaving another job because of health and family issues, with no recruiting class of his choice, and 2 months to prepare a team he knows nothing about?
Why did Urban not coach in 2011?
- Just left Florida in December of 2010 because of health and family reasons
- Wouldn't have had a recruiting class
- Would have 2 months to prepare a team he had no idea about
Also remember, after Urban took the job he did not coach the team leading up to the bowl game. He sat back, recruited, gathered information, and interviewed coaches.
My timeline seems to be pretty spot on and there is your logic.
The way it was explained to me is that they felt they had a very good shot at Urban (Urban has made it clear this is his dream job) if he could get the family on board. Being in the booth in 2011 did not solve his issues but gave him time to reconnect with his family and get healthy. I don't think anyone can say they knew 100% at that point but I believe all parties thought there was a very high chance.
Urban resigned from Florida in December of 2010... Tressel RESIGNED, not fired, May of 2011. Do some fact checking before posting ;)
I have heard multiple sources close to the program that if it wasn't Urban, they would have rode out the storm with Coach Tressel. Not sure if that holds water but that's what I have heard. Also, have a friend of a friend on Urban's current staff that was with him at Florida. Weeks before he was hired Urban made a call to him and asked him if he would follow him if he relocated to Columbus.
I apologize if I confused you with the title. This has nothing at all to do with Purdue and everything to do with the SEC.