Thanks for the info, always love reading the latest scoop on recruiting
I noticed you took Devante Peete out of St. Thomas Aquinas off the new list. Is this because his interest in the Buckeyes has simmered down or because of new involvements with other receivers who would get priority over Peete? I really like his size (6'5) because it seems like the buckeyes are short on "Red-Zone Threat" receivers (I know this is a spread and speedsters will gain priority over more traditional receivers).
I'm not sure how well the typical red-zone threat fits into this offense's philosophy, but M. Thomas and Jeff Greene seem like the only guys on the current roster who fit that mold and their eligibility will be up in a few years leaving nobody behind them unless Urbz can grab somebody.
Guys like Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans really really helped their respective Qb's this season (J. Winston, J. Manziel) because they could snatch passes out of the clouds, IMO Braxton really needed somebody like that the past few seasons.....paging Michael Thomas
Living in North Carolina, you can't go 2 miles without seeing a Bojangles or Bojangles sign.
I'm okay with that too, their cajun filet biscuits are choice.
I personally love ET as player however I have not watched him much while he has been in Philly. He's definitely a good compliment for the Pacers but a couple of my Sixer-fan friends (who watch the games much more than I), say that he's not as good as advertised. Not sure if they are just asshole Philly Fans or are they correct? Loved his game while at tOSU but I don't watch much NBA until the late playoff rounds. If Stephenson decides to bolt for a paycheck after this season (free agency) then ET could be a good 2nd option if they want to resign him.
Hey let's cut them some slack! They didn't go 6-7 they went 7-6! ;)
Solid. Just curious, if he indeed does become the first QB commit, how does that affect the T. Gibson recruitment? (Obviously he is the crown jewel) Probably a little early to tell?
Looks like he could fit in nicely at the STAR position.
Espin knows they are the most influential sports network and that just about everyone who cares about sports will digest their info through their various outlets. It just sucks that most of the viewers actually believe the crap that spews out of these guys mouths. I can't stand it when I'm having a sports conversation with somebody, and all they can do is reiterate what the talking heads said on SportsCenter/CFB Live/NFL Live etc. Alluding to a post above, just watch a segment of sports center (sike no), it's freaking MTV/TMZ for sports. A bunch of flashy headlines/scripts read aloud by men and women plastered in makeup.
Watch the games, form your own opinions. Avoid their tv station and their website as much as you can.
Sooo if it's not on Espin or Espin.com it never actually happened? #rolltide #wareagle #SECSPEED #SECDefensesCantBeScoredOn #RuleCompliance #Academics #BestConferenceOfAllTime
"You can react to your key and there’s only one speed – it’s full speed. That’s the way we have to play.”
Yes yes yes, can't wait to see Vonn Bell in the secondary once the season rolls around. He already has a nose for the football, I'm sure with some proper coaching he could be a Grade-A ball hawk. Who's the last truly nasty, ball-hawking safety the bucks have had? It has been awhile. Donte wHitner?
Freakin' 6'1 point guard had a double-double, and it wasn't points/assists like one would assume. 13 points 10 boards. R U KIDDING?!
Rebounding Rebounding Rebounding. scUM has a gazillian offensive rebounds. Oh and it would have been nice if somebody besides Lenzelle Smith Jr. would make a 3!
So frustrating, team has me pulling my hair out.
Man this really bites. If/when we see him in the news making plays for Texas/TexasA&M/TexasTech/whoever , it will bite even more.
Fully respect/back his decision though. My mother has been ill for a few years now and I completely understand the itch to want to help. Best of wishes to Mike's father and family.
Down goes Sparty, they've been banged up lately though. No Dawson or Appeling today, and Payne had previously been out for some time too. It must be an aggravating season for MSU fans with all these key injuries. If they're healthy, that roster should run away with a B1G regular season crown.
Shucks, always liked CB. The only thing I have against him is that he often went for the big hit, not the form tackle. AKA Denard in the 2012 game getting sandwiched but still running for a TD. Although when he went down against Wisconsin I think we all realized that he was a critical cog in the secondary.
-Best of luck in the NFL, Go Bucks
Before the week I was looking at the remaining schedule and I'll admit, I didn't have the Bucks coming out with both of these Ws. Now if they could finish strong this regular season they could very possibly end up 3rd in the B1G standings.
Here's the remaining schedule:
vs. #10 ttun
vs. #9 MSU
If tOSU beats the teams they "should" beat and lose to MSU and UM they would finish 24-7 (11-7). There is a huge logjam in the middle of the B1G standings that the buckeyes really need to stay above.
Obviously this team's consistency is a red flag so I'm not getting my hopes up. I miiiight be sipping the kool-aid from these past 2 Ws. They could really disappoint us or excite us. No more football at all, but at least college hoops is heating up. Hopefully the Buckeyes can get hot, that'll hold me over for a few more months.
I was trying to get some studying done in the "quiet" section of the library and this part caused me to chuckle, a few slight glares were cast my way.
Definitely my favorite part, funny read.
I believe someone posted the video in the football forum. Saw it last night
48-38 final, haha when I saw it I was in disbelief...but then I remembered the badgers were playing
It was a tough choice but I had to go with Shazier.
Miller/Guiton are each having good seasons but proved that the offense can be run with either one of them. Mewhort has also been very valuable, along with the entire o-line.
Hyde has been dominant, and has given us what we all were hoping for after last year's breakout. I believe El Guapo is performing better than any other back would perform in his role, however with our stable of backs I think most of that production could be filled. The offense would still put up a lot of points and the team would still have a good chance at being undefeated.
Shazier has been explosive on defense. Behind a solid D-line, he has been able to play all over the field. He wreaks havoc when he blitzes and has some insane closing speed. He has been the MVP simply because without him, the defense would be much less dynamic. The coordinators wouldn't be able to dial up as many blitzes, and losing someone who can make plays sideline to sideline is crucial. None of the other LB's could step into his position and solidify the defense like Shazier does right now.
Hyde has been the most outstanding player so far this year, but Shazier brings more value to the table at the time.
I have a good friend of mine who is an eagles fan so I've watched a few Philly games over the past few seasons and I can understand their dislike for him. I feel like it has sorta become a cultish/funny thing to sh** on Kurt Coleman though (Sorta how we sh** on Bauserman). He was certainly a good buckeye but his game has not transitioned well to the NFL. When I would watch them he was often times out of position, taking poor angles, or missing tackles. Not much of a presence back there at safety. It also seemed that his mistakes had lasting effects on games (busted coverages, missed tackles leading to "explosive" plays) In all fairness, I like and repect the guy, but he just isn't that good.
Likewise again, although I can hardly claim Toledo. But it is my hometown and I visit my family there a couple times every year.
The bias is definite. Mizzou was #14 when they beat at-the-time #22 Florida, and they moved up to #5 after that. Michigan State ranked #22 beats #21 Michigan and moves up to #18.
So #14 Missouri beating the #22 team(lower ranking than themselves) earns them a #5 ranking, while #22 MSU beating the #21 team earns them #18?? What kind of logic is this?
I know none of it really matters for tOSU, as long as they win out they will at worst be playing for a Rose Bowl, but it just bothers me that the voters can be so biased!
I know it's still the meat of football season but I can't wait for some buckeye basketball! How can you not include craft as AT LEAST a second teamer All-BIG?!? I would definitely put him as a first, who else can wreak havoc on opposing PGs like Craft can?