I would have missed The Vest a lot more if we didn't hire Urban. I don't think I've seen a coach exceed expectation in every facet of the game. He recruits better, develops better, motivates better, coaches better, and wins consistently. The last decade of being a Buckeye has been sweet. My gut tells me this next decade will be a little sweeter.
Are you implying UFM doesn't?
Ummm ... they did remove his 5th star after a disappointing single-day showing at The Opening when he left early citing "family issues". I'm entirely sure what analysts are saw that they caused Connell to fall (and later move him back up). From my perspective, Cornell is a heck of a player and a big win for this program, regardless of how many stars they give him. Not only is he going to add depth to a D-line overflowing with talent when he finally gets on campus, but the Cornell-Hilliard tandem is recruiting lights out for the Buckeyes. That's what I care about.
As much as I hope and pray he will have an injury-free season, he is bound to get banged up at some point. I like the progress we are making at WR and TE to help him keep his eyes down field instead of tucking it and running. But it is imperative for this season and for next that we develop and option behind Miller to be game-ready and able to lead the team down the field.
Is this even a question? We're a football school. I could never turn down an opportunity to attend a night game in The Shoe. Especially if it means I get to watch *ichigan get hammered. Again.
I'm Giddy about seeing Braxton, and his improvements, on game day again. I believe Ezekiel will be a suitable replacement and probably provide more big plays than Hyde did last year (that highlight video of him was awful, by the way. I understand he didn't play much last year, but it was the same few plays over and over.) The defense will be wildly improved from last year. Definitely within the nations top 25. The O-line will be the biggest concern but I have faith in Ed Warriner's ability to develops players. By the end of the season, it will be a completely different group than what we will see in game one.
This thread sparked many, many good laughs. Thank DJ and 11W. I can sleep peacefully now.
Among others. Uncle 9er is probably the only one I'll miss.
Just a few hours ago, I believe. The staff posted earlier releasing that he had 10 accounts total and was cited for being a nuisance on many of said accounts.
RBs that win the Heisman only come around once or twice a decade. And they are usually power RBs rather than the smaller speedsters that Urban has been recruiting for the H-back position. Ezekiel is the most likely out of the group you listed.
Over the last 15 years the Heisman Memorial Trophy was held by 12 QBs and 3 RBs. Jump back 25 years and the only other positions to earn the trophy is one CB (Charles Woodson) and one WR (Desmond Howard), both of which played for Michigan. So history tells us that almost every year a QB will win, and if not, a (power) RB. So, it's time to look to our roster and choose a player that fits the billing. I have to look to the future and say if not Braxton, it would have to be either Torrence Gibson or Damian Harris.
He fits the mold. A power back with some jets that can bust open some big plays. I don't see it happening this year but he's only a sophomore so he's has a few years of eligibility left. Maybe I'm sleeping on him. I hope he proves me wrong.
Classy move. I'm glad the BTN isn't run by Rutgers because they probably would have never have thought to do this. I wish Eric the best of luck as a future analyst.
Why avoid 11W on one account when you have nine others to enjoy?
D is the way to go guys! Power in numbers!
Hyde is almost certainly the back up now. And with the playing style that Harbaugh likes, Hyde will be the starter in 2 years time. Wait on it.
Someone called him out for being Johnny_Shane_Utah_Falco yesterday. I knew he had multiple accounts but I have no idea how anyone could pinpoint which accounts have the same creator other than 11W way of tracking IP addresses.
Jinkies! Look what we have here!
I noticed late last night he was giving himself up votes to try and dig himself out of the hole he dug for himself. When that didn't work, Ted Ginn went to a post dating back to early March and started spamming it, earning a single HS per post. Thank you for sorting this out.
Now it reads 93% Ohio State and 7% Michigan. The odds are still in our favor but I don't feel good about the timing. According to Jordan, it's been a long time since he's been on campus. I hope that visit left a lasting impression.
Good route running, really knows how to get behind defenses and rack up the YAC. Thanks for the link, Jordan.
I'm not surprised he is pegged at various positions all over the offensive side of the ball. The man is a top-shelf athlete. I hope he gets drafted by a team that wants him under center. I would.
I want him already. If Urban is giving this kid direct, one-on-one attention already, he must be a real performer. Is there a highlight video out there somewhere?
Unfortunately, this is probably true. Ohio State hasn't been known to develop players under Coach Matta. Thad is a fantastic recruiter and coach. But I wish he would hire some assistants, like Urban Meyer has, that help develop players to reach their full potential.