The last Buckeye I recall being drafted by the Cowboys was Bobby Carpenter, and they practically ran one of my favorite Buckeyes right out of town.
Great suggestions....spot on.
When the Buckeyes had good teams, they were the ones making the shots down the stretch. No overlords to worry about. They just can't score.
6 down........keep the faith. Hey, Buckeye teams MUCH better than this one could not win in Madison, so let's see what these kids can do.
Lyle playing like a new man. Every game means something for the Tournament....in our out, so let's see how motivated they are.
Just the opposite, joe. I am merely suggesting that before we devote a lot of time to kids in places like Louisiana, who according to recent trends are likely to stay close to home, we scour areas closer to Columbus. Not rocket science, I realize. And no, I am not from my armchair, suggesting to Urban Meyer or Larry Johnson how to do their job -- not in the least. It just seems to me that we put a lot of effort into a few highly touted kids in the deep south - for whom I question whether we ever truly had a shot.
Again we agree, PHI. My question as it relates to the D line is pretty straightforward: Was this a "weak" year at DT in the state of Ohio? In Michigan or PA? Cuz, IMHO, the more we focus on kids in the deep south, the more we are going to whiff on prospects. For every Cam Heyward that we steal from GA or another southern state, there will be 10 who stay close to home as we found out this year. I have been particularly stuck on the D line issue as the kids we have now..... have little PT and if any get hurt, we are back to playing musical chairs by moving kids around between O and D lines. Hard to compete with the likes of Bama when they are recruiting in the 2 - deep, kids who are NFL worthy on the D line -- or supposedly according to the the ESPN - SEC hype machine. Regardless of that, I still see DTs that can either make Kwon's life a joy at MLB...... or a nightmare.
Here's hoping for the best......
Yup. And the D line is thin.....and I don't mean waistlines, lol.
Nobody can argue with you there, 777!
Healthy and 3-deep, yes. Talented? We'll see. I bet 'Kwon sure as hell hopes so.
I agree and let's hope so....since the only, but concerning gap in this year's rock-the-world signee class.... was the clear lack of numbers for the D line.
We got leap frogged by LSU, FSU and Bama in the last 48 hours. Not due to skill players, but presumably, due to OL, DL and LB prospects. We had a great haul, no doubt. But for a team whose Defense was decimated by graduations and early departures to the NFL, we seemed a bit light on the Defensive side of the ball. Assuming that LSU, FSU and Bama took their usual haul in the front 7, the media may have rewarded them for that. I am only speculating for sure........
You could be right, frank. I just am not ready to take touches away from a dynamic runner like Samuel for an unknown (albeit a high school phenom) like Weber -- when I have seen what Curtis can do when he carries the ball at this level. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
I will be interested in tomorrow's write up on this site as it grades the recruiting for the Defense with this class. Lots of reasons to be excited about the skill positions on both sides of the ball....and the O line. And....is the lack of DTs in this class a concern....since it is a major ?? going into next season? If Munger, Sprinkle, and the boys don't stout up, Kwon is going to be run over as if he was caught in a stampede.
The main reason Bama has won 4 of the recent top 7 NCs has nothing to do with "southern media bias" or much of the other crap that we love to console ourselves with. It's because they recruit the front 7 better than anyone in the country --- and it isn't even close.
And...........funny how our fanbase had no issues with "the Committee" last year, did we?
Possibly.....his QBs and coaches lost some faith in Parris. Injuries aside....after his drop and his fumble against VT in the opening game. in 2 separate series he may have gone into a funk or the coaches decided to wait before trusting him with the ball. The in route to him was a sure TD until he dropped it. Great wheels and lots of potential. I really want to see what he can do. Heck, Philly Brown dropped a few too early in his career. On Sunday....he'll be playing in the Super Bowl.
I have never seen Mike Weber play, but I do believe that if C Samuel is not in the starting backfield on Sept. 3, something is wrong.
It isn't just Ferentz. It is whatever the "feel good story is".....the guy who "does more with less":
There will always be a bias against OSU coaches since the expectation is that they better win with their "embarrassment of riches" in talent. Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, on the other hand? It's a better story.
Ha ha....good one.
That's a good call out....but there were others missed by KBD, Lyle and Loving that at the very least, could've tied the game or sustained momentum. While you can't make all of them, the numbers missed really hurt. And if Tate and Giddens can't make half their FTs then their minutes have to be cut because they really can't score any other way. Yes, Tate makes some stranger then true 3s, but aside from that, not much. It's a tough call though as to who plays and how much on this team.
Why? He called it like he saw it.....which was his job to do. The team had plenty of chances to win today and tossed it away at the FT line and in other ways. Those gaffes were not Clark's fault.
Considering the vitriole in these fan forums, what Clark said was tame.
It's been a 3 year trend. Hey, Thad.....you've got a problem here.
Check-mate. And I would guess he represented half the misses at the FT line too. If his game matched his heart, he'd be leaving for the NBA after the season.
In the words of Dan Fouts: "Bad call, bad call" !
Love Tate's passion and motor, but his minutes need to be cut or maxed until his FT % improves. He is a liability out there, motor or no motor.
Disagree with the hate on Loving today. At least he's putting forth effort. His 3s are missing and it's killing this team since our bigs can't score. But I am seeing effort. Putting him in the same bucket as Lyle is not fair.....at least not today.
Yup. And he's a turnover waiting to happen. Biggest liability on the team when he's on the court. He's really in a freefall.