BOOM!! A huge commit. I loved Chris Borland, on and off the field. A big fan. Welcome aboard, Tuf.
Feed Urban all the "fun coupons" he desires.
For anyone interested, aside from the Hyde and Sprinkle cases, I know the Bradley Roby bar incident was missed. Rod Smith has had a number of issues and was ultimately dismissed as a senior. Bri'onte Dunn's arrest is another. And how can we forget Noah Spence? Then there is that time that Jeff Heuerman got a parking ticket at practice ...
Ultimately Urban's track record at Ohio State is pretty good despite these issues, especially when considering the sheer number of kids and their ages.
Ohh myy goddddd! Somebody get me some f***ing pads!
The money isn't exactly guaranteed. At least not all of it. And there's no guaranteed longevity on the life of a NBA player's career either. Who is to say the degree isn't more attractive?
Oh sure, but that would make way too much sense
Braxton deserves to be on the field I completely, wholeheartedly agree. He has single handedly provided life to this program during some improbable times. But what position he chooses to line up at? That's certainly debatable. And generally I wouldn't care but ...
But JT is the man I most want to see behind center. JT just has to be on the field. His talent alone should be enough to put him into contention for the starting spot. But the leadership qualities and intangibles that he possessed are what separates him from the rest, in my eyes.
And with Barrett (or Cardale) at QB, that opens up the skill positions to get a little tricky. Zeke, Dontre, Samuel, Braxton, Thomas, Spencer, etc. What a circus! No defense could effectively defend against that ..
Woody Barrett blew me away. What are the chances he signs with the good guys?
There were just too many great -- incredible -- players on the '14-'15 team. That's why they played as well and overcame as much as they did over the season. But if we are singling out players, JT Barrett was the @#%!ing man from start to finish with VT being the only blip on the season.
Starting workouts as the 3rd stringer, Barrett earned the number 2 spot a day before Braxton tragically re-injured his throwing shoulder, ultimately thrusting the redshirt freshman into a very bright spotlight. And he owned it. He was a leader on this team. He pretty much swept the game MVPs. I don't think anyone fully appreciated the gravity of the season that JT just had as a freshman. The second most productive season by an Ohio State QB or something? JT is my favorite player on this team and he has by vote to take the keys come '15-'16.
Honorable Mentions: Zeekee, Lee, and of course ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Not much in Ohio but football either, if you want me to be honest.
The ignorance displayed by the majority of Alabama fans is something of miracles. How they got that way, I cannot hope to speculate. But I am willing to bet that Finebaum almost certainly lost a few points off his IQ during his time as an SEC radio talk host.
This play is absolutely LUDICOUS! Been watching it over and over and over and ...
Oh, no. We lost him, guys.
I loved the last section about Urban. I'm glad you brought up every member of the staff. It really has been a group effort. Those some pretty top-of-the-line guys bringing a winning mindset to each and every practice for their players. I love the way Urban does his business and I can't name another coach I would rather have lead this program.
I have so much belief and confidence that this team will be the team crowned by tonight's end. 100%.
Just don't play loose coverage. Watkins burned us on the WR screens seemingly every other play. Between stopping big plays from Cooper and slowing down the Alabama rush attack, I feel comfortable that the Buckeye staff has what it takes to roll the Tide.
Anything to rub salt in the wounds
I think the buckeyes will be better represented come January 1st, however Alabama fans have the edge in terms of volume level.
On a slightly different topic, traveling to a different region for the Sugar Bowl presents some perks in recruiting. Clearly the extra distance isn't affecting our fan base's attendance. Watching Urban cross into the nations most fertile recruiting region while on the big stage should make any buckeye giddy with excitement. With the statement Urban is planning to make, what better location to deliver the message?
Cardale is simply just not experienced enough to be a NFL QB. I don't think any team would take a chance on him with such a small sample size. They don't know what they're buying yet. We will have at least another year with the big fella. If we were to lose a QB to the draft this year it will be Braxton.
Not to mention the mountainous linemen were recruiting as of recent