Agree. Especially if we are able to land two of the top five RBs in 2015 in LJ Scott and Damien Harris. Scott is a workhorse who has the frame to withstand a B1G season long pounding, essentially the same role as Dunn. If he or Ball cant get on the field consistently this year then their ship has sailed. We have pups that are biters on this team and are about to add more young talent. Tress isnt the coach so there wont be any upper classmen loyalty. The best players will play
I think part of his recruitment was about Michigan NOT landing him. It was safer for Urban to sign him and see if he pans out as opposed to Michigan coming in and landing one of Ohios best players during Urbans first recruiting cycle for the Bucks. Dunn really didnt fit the mold as a typical Urban Meyer RB
Our offense last year was record setting and one of the most integral spots in Meyer's offense was basically irrelevant. Imagine the celing for our offense now that the players who were hand picked for the h back have learned and grown into the position. The ink in the record books won't even have time to dry if they pick up where they left off and Wilson and Marshall become the playmakers the coaches believe they are! Defenses should be worried. Urban has more weapons than an arms dealer!
or after a certain game in November
I'll add one for you. Cannot forget this dude
I agree on Kirk. Thats not saying I wouldnt be ecstatic to add "another" Kirk type of WR
Forum Post 29 Jun 2014
I'm sure Larry Johnson would love to coach him as well. I didnt think we had any chance of landing him a few weeks ago, but his statement shows that he is interested in the Bucks. Now its up to the staff to build on said interest. With Coach Meyer and Coach Johnson recruiting him, our chances are just as good as anyone. Gonna be hard for another school to top that recruiting duo.
His highlight tape is nothing short of remarkable. I can see why analysts are calling him to best defensive player since Clowney. Excellent speed and devastating tackling ability! He even has a one handed grab on offense. Elite athleticism at its finest. I really hope he ends up in Columbus. Regardless, he will be an exciting player to watch.
Another big hitting DB from Glenville. Theres another former safety hailing from there that workes out quite well for usn I think alot of people, myself included, took Donte Whitner for granted when he played for OSU. Ill be sure not to make the same mistake with Smith. Cant wait to watch this kid!
Forum Post 26 Jun 2014
While I want to see Spence,.Washington, Bennett and Bosa decimating the backfield as much as possible, having talented backups will not only decrease fatigue in our starters but risk of injury as well. Getting younger backups more quality snaps will only speed up their development IMO. If the 2s are capable of stepping in with little drop off and if morale stays high, I am ok with it. Something tells me that at least 1 or 2 starters will be on the field at all times anyway. I dont think its gonna be like a line change in hockey
Refer to.Rudy. Able and willing students who are willing to get their heads kicked in so the real team.can get reps without risking injury to scholly players. Best thing about walk on practice squad guys, the coaches dont care if they get hurt...line straight outta Rudy
Guess Ive been in the dark. 16 hr work days will do that I guess. If theres already a thread on this I apologize
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If we keep "waiting for next year," we will be starting true freshmen at tight end. For example, if the next TEs we land are Hausmann amd Farrell, Baugh will be a RS JR when both those guys enroll. We need more depth than that. IMO I see the staff looking for a JUCO player for said depth
I guess "neglect" was a poor choice of words. The point I was trying to make is that maybe the staff recruits other positions a little harder than TE. However, there are far more WRs and RBs out there than TEs so I understand that it makes it a little more difficult to pull in elite guys on a regular basis when the number of such players is relatively low.
You are right when you say Urban has used the TE in his offense in past years. Problem being, the last time he had a great TE in his offense, the current targets were barely in middle school and more than likely have no recollection of them. Urban can show film of how he has used his TEs, but it is over 6 years old. Other coaches are probably quick to point out the lapse in time. Thats one of the few negative pitches they can make.
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I am glad that the Bucks are the assumed favorite. It would be nice if he pulled the trigger soon. Its all good andwell that we are his leader, but its June. The longer the recruitment process goes on, the more nervous I get. Alot of time for other programs to get in his ear. I have faith in our staff though. Lets lock up another top guy from Ohio!
Just watched Denzel Ward's highlights and I'm excited to see where his career goes. Should be a good player after some quality time with Coach Mick. He has killer speed and once he adds some weight, look out. I wonder if he will stay at CB cuz he looked pretty shifting running the football.He could be pretty deadly with his speed and elusiveness on WR screens. As a CB I cant see many receivers blowing by him. Seems like he could also be an exciting return man. Glad to see you bringing your speed and talent to Columbus. Welcome home Denzel Ward!
Tell A.J. Hawk, James Lauranitis, Malcolm Jenkins (shall I go on?) that settling on 3*s doesn't work out. Kudos to the kid for working hard and earning his offer. Its not like the staff offered Ward solely on his camp performance. They got to coach him first hand and obviously liked what they saw. If the staff deems a kid worthy of an offer, I'm pretty sure the fans should be happy with his commitment. Stop obsessing over the rankings and look forward to what this kid can bring to the team
I wrote about my worries on the TE dilemma over in the recruiting forum a few weeks ago. Our depth and inability to land elite TE prospects is unsettling to me. While I agree that we dont need to reach for TEs,the position is the weak link in our armour.
My first thought is the lack of utlizing the tight end is causing the top guys to look elsewhere.Heurman had a pretty good season and I look for him to build on last years performance. If the ball gets tossed to Heurman amd Vannett this year it might turn a couple heads that are committed elsewhere.
I dont understand guys who claim that signing a tight end this season isnt important. After this year, Vannett and Baugh will be the only true tight ends returning on scholarship. Thats one injury away from being a major problem for our offense. Moving a big wide receiver to tight end is not the perfect solution. In our run heavy offense, we need TEs that can adequately block a DE or OLB. I dont see a WR being able to get down in a 3 pt stance and holding his block on a read option play. Having speed and good hands is great in a flex TE role, but not when you have to block a 250 lb DE. If we are going to be a NC contender, each position must have QUALITY depth. If our offense is going to operate at an elite level then we need to right personnel to do so. Gotta get a big body to play that TE spot if we continue to pound the rock like we have been.
Maybe the staff is neglecting thr position and not recruiting those guys as hard as others. Maybe elite TE prospects dont want to be a glorifed lineman since our offense doesnt usually feature the TE. Whatever the case, I hope it gets fixed sooner rather than later.
No way that I would choose a WR over an Ohio LB who is already built like a college backer. Our LB group seems replenished with young talent but you never pass on the top player in our state-not to mention the consensus top player at his position nationally. Kirk is a great receiver, dont get me wrong but Hilliard is as close to "must get" as it comes.
Lets hope this a moot argument and we land both
Hilliard seems like he is all Buckeye and God I hope so. He is an incredible linebacker who would terrorize ball carriers playing along side Raekwon McMillan. That scenario would erase all the memories of poor linebacker play we have faced the past few seasons. When a talent like him is from the great state of Ohio, the staff has got to keep him at home!
As stated at the conclusion of the article, Hilliard would become a major boost in recruiting. If he can help land Cornell and Harris, he is worth his weight in gold (pants) already. Clark is probably a lost cause but Justin can remind him what a big mistake he made every November.
63-14...Dude, dont poke the bear