The way I see it is that there are a ton of 4 and 5 star kids who commit late in the recruiting process - at All-American games, NSD, etc. It happens every year. Every year Urban Meyer has landed a very highly ranked recruiting class. While many of these teams are loading up now, sooner or later numbers will be an issue and things will slow down. Look at Ohio State last year - we pretty much had our class wrapped up well before NSD while other teams sky rocketed up the rankings in January and February. Urban will get his. It's just a matter of time. Plus, remember the last three years when Hoke's classes have fired out of the gate hot? Just be patient.
You've obviously never been there
PS- were you being sarcastic or do you really think that it is in poor taste to bring a recruit to a place called Hangover Easy?
That last tweet from Gibson to DeBerry is interesting. Probably should not put too much thought into it, though.
Looks like a very good class. I have met Prince's family and it is amazing to me how highly touted he is already after only playing one year of football. Hopefully he ends up in Columbus.
Holy crap the Beach Boys are awful.
If Urban and company didn't feel that a spot would be available for Lindsey then why would he have visited in the first place? Like I said, I never like seeing players leave but obviously the staff believes that there is more attrition to come.
I won't pretend to know anything about scouting or evaluating player game film but Kilby-Lane's highlights are more impressive in my opinion.
I'm assuming this will be on volume 2?
Never really like seeing guys leave the team but I like where your head is at. It certainly couldn't hurt to add Lindsey. Hopefully it works out for both parties - we get Lindsey and Thompson gets significant playing time somewhere else. Best of luck Jayme.
Hopefully whichever one we land.
UM Basketball Early Entrants 2014 - 2 (so far)
UM Football Early Entrants Since 2011 - 0
Looks like the football team has what we call a little bit of a talent problem..
Yep, pretty much spot on with everything. UM will still be tough, though, with LeVert, Irvin, Walton and this Donnal kid who apparently was good enough to contribute late in the season but they decided it was too late to burn his redshirt. If McGary comes back healthy and they get some contribution from some freshmen, they will be pretty darn good. I hate feeling like we have to rely heavily on true freshman but unfortunately it is the situation we are in. Hopefully they step up right away.
We always have room for improvement, but this is definitely a championship-caliber football team that will win in the Big House against Ohio State
-Devin Gardner, June, 2013.
I would say that that quote is more along the lines of "trash talking."
You are correct, but it does not say that these are necessarily all just pick-6's.
He's changing the date of his commitment to summer instead of April 20th.
Since he has already committed to UNC, what is the point of scheduling another commitment date?
I am not convinced that UM will have all that great of a defense this year (I am not sold on OSU either but I believe OSU still holds an overall talent advantage on that side of the ball). With the exception of the cornerback position (which does have talent and will presumably add even more talent this fall), UM is relatively unproven in a lot of spots. The LB position should be improved but outside of Ryan, who is transitioning to a new role, the group has not been much to write home about. The defensive line has some returning faces and some guys like Clark and Charlton that should be pretty decent if not All-B1G players. But there is also a lot of question marks about the safety position. I would imagine that UM's defense is improved but they weren't exactly lighting the world on fire last year. Like I am with Ohio State, I am not ready to say that their defense should be able to keep them in every game.
He definitely gets a lot of flack. That said, I don't think people badger him because of his skills. It's the effort that people can't stand. At times he plays like the McDonald's All-American that he was and other times (most of the time) he looks like he would much rather be doing something else. That is what is so frustrating and, honestly, it makes it hard to root for him at times.
What exactly are you referring to?
I don't care who it is but hopefully it is someone. It has been a long enough wait.
BD doesn't like One Direction. BD just knows that 99.9% of people here despises One Direction.
As you have stated, it is your ambition to be a great internet troll. So before I weigh in, are you just trying to rile up the fan base or are you really concerned with Urban Meyer's recruiting nearly a year from NSD?
Ah, the one that got away..
Hindsight is 20-20. It's crazy to think about how different things would have been had Pearl not gotten in trouble at UT. Still, I don't think we got a raw deal at all. Thad has had plenty of 3 star guys that have turned out to be solid contributors. As can be seen with the current junior class, he's not a perfect evaluator of talent. With the guys he has coming in next year and the start he is off to for 2015, hopefully Thad is back on track.
Just curious- if I or anyone else for that matter is not happy with commencement speaker choice, am I automatically a part of the "hate our freedomz" crowd you eloquently spoke of earlier (in my opinion you missed a great opportunity to label us as the "they took our jobs" crowd from the classic South Park episode)? Now, I am in no way inciting people to stage a walk out on graduation day but I don't see anything wrong with people being upset with the choice. For the record, I would have felt shafted if Rachel Maddow, Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh were chosen. In today's political world of dissent and
debate name call, I would much rather have enjoyed a famous author or scientist rather than a political pundit. Ultimately, you are right, though. It's just a speech and my ears and mind would be open. I would just rather listen to someone who I looked up to.
Aaron Hernandez is a once in a lifetime ordeal. That is far and away not the norm and, in my opinion, did not happen because of the culture of the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, every single roster in the NFL, and most college rosters including our beloved Buckeyes, have guys with questionable pasts. The Pats have a proven track record of bringing guys like that in and keeping them out of trouble - with one very big outlier.