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Comment 28 Feb 2015

probably a very similar outcome, but a more consistent pass rush. according to ash, that was a very basic defensive play that led to the int.

Comment 09 Feb 2015

He always has the guys hitting their stride in February-March. For this sport, you can't ask for much more than that (and getting top recruiting classes to a "football school")

Comment 08 Feb 2015

seems like he'd be slamming on his brakes too often and then ramping over other cars. unsafe. friends don't let friends let braxton drive

Comment 08 Feb 2015

highly suggest watching while the page is still loading/on slow internet. you can see how he anticipates each defensive player and adjusts from frame to frame. it's incredible. i hope he sees the field somehow this year.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Not necessarily. Russell Wilson transferred to wiscy on June 27th (although he had been granted release from nc state on April 29th). 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I believe he interviewed the day after NSD. I'm not sure he knew he would get it.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

espn absolutely talked about us and in a very good light. 5 stars are usually the guys deciding on NSD, and it's usually only between two schools (often predetermined as well). We actually had lots of players who had us on the table (wariboko, beckner, etc), but we don't watch those because we already know we're not really getting them. Also, many teams have a lot of 3 stars and are hoping to wait for a few 5 stars at the end. On the other hand, teams like bama and us generally have a lot of 4 stars and take the 5 stars that commit early or that we have a great chance with. That strategy means going after lower top tier players that we have a greater chance of landing rather than going after one 5 star and settling for 3 star guys.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

That really sucks for that kid, but early signing period will actually really hurt the B1G and potentially us. Kids often commit to the schools they have the best relationships with and have multiple visits. If we/B1G teams want a kid in FL, TX, or CA, you only really hope to get the official visit (which is usually late in the senior year). Early signing period means less likelihood of the kid visiting at all (think how much closer we were with porter gustin, and how we landed prince and hill). What they really need is more accountability for the teams that pull scholarships. A kid has the right to go to any school he wants, the school should not have the right to tell a kid he can't go there after he's been offered and committed.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

he'll never get a better class than urban, but people have to realize that recruiting is 90% relationships. Since harbaugh wasn't hired til December and wasn't allowed to talk to recruits til January, there really was no chance. I think weber is the first indication that things will get tougher. Harbaugh did go to ttun with cass tech's head coach...

Comment 04 Feb 2015

Completely agree, it was kinda sad how many people quickly forgot what he's done for this program, and I also saw several people saying "he wasn't excited to be on the sidelines" and "didn't look like he cared". I broke my collarbone in my junior year playing lacrosse, and not being able to practice just makes you feel like you're not contributing and that you haven't earned any of your team's success. It really is an awkward position to be in for those who haven't, but it doesn't change your love for the team. I wish only the best for him.

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Birm seemed to indicate alabi (and weber) are potentially being used in some sort of way. I took that (maybe incorrectly) to mean that ttun might be threatening cass tech (or perhaps bribing their coaches with future positions) to make sure they don't come to tOSU.

Comment 03 Feb 2015

I think a lot of that just has to do with how last-minute this was. The majority of them don't switch this late