Fitzpatrick attends one of Michigan's top-notch high school football programs - assuming he goes to Farmington Hills Harrison - and they are not too far from where I live. Our high school team could end up playing his school during cross-over week. I may try to go catch a game to see this young man.
I for one, am exited as hell to hear this! Didn't he have us on his top list and he hasn't visited yet? Watch out, UT! UFM is getting his arms around your boy!!
Bring him here, Urban!
WOW! My kind of women!! She looks HOT!! Any women that can carry that much beer, I am not messing with...
CPLUNK you said: I hate to say it, but we need to spend a lot of time this year rooting for other B1G teams to step up to the plate.
I have been rooting for the entire (yes - even that scUM team) B1G in all non-conference games. I am sick and tired of hearing "the Big Ten is weak" and I want this perception changed - EVEN IF IT MEANS ROOTING FOR TTUN!!!
Chief, I have to agree with you. I don't think Wisconsin has the speed to beat LSU, so they are out. MSU and Ohio State MUST GO UNBEATEN in order to make the playoff is my thought (hell - they may take a 1-loss SEC team over an unbeaten B1G team, I am afraid). The national media and the public will take a 1-loss SEC team over a 1-loss B1G team. I don't agree with it but the rest of the country will feel that the 1-loss SEC team is the better team and will get in.
Unfortunately, until more B1G teams can start beating good OOC schools regularly, we will be looked at as inferior to the SEC...
It wil be very interesting to see: 1) how many teams actually go undefeated and 2) which 1-loss teams get left out of the playoff. This system is still not perfect - only a true playoff system (like the smaller schools do it) would be.
I just wonder how many years Fat Joke-Hoke gets to have average seasons. Dick Rod was on a short leash and Joke isn't doing too much better. And - when he gets canned, I do believe Brandon will be sent packing, too. The lack of butts in the seats cannot all be blamed on Brady Cheeseburger.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahaha! Damn near pissed myself with this post! Thank you!!
Well as 99.9% of the rest of you, my CLEAR number 1 is Ohio State football. I follow it all season long, as the rest of you do.
A distant second is high school football. Ohio HS is #1. I still look up scores from the entire state on the weekends and read articles from the papers to stay up on the talent. Living in Michigan, I follow the HS here, but there is NO COMPARISON to Ohio with the MI football... Clearly third-rate to Ohio HS football.
A close third is Detroit Red Wing hockey. When I was young, I had an AM radio and the only thing I could pick up at night (listening to it to fall asleep) was Red Wing games. They weren't too good back then, but I have had some very nice years to celebrate with them.
Thank you for this article. It was great to read you and all the other posters' comments.
Can't believe I upvoted a Michigan man.... But the Tigers and Indians are my two favorite baseball teams. I grew up in Northern Ohio 20 miles from Cedar Point and I got to watch both teams, love them both.
I want Sweat the most, and a close second is Harris. Don't know why, but I like Gallimore, too. We need a WR or two from this group, but I don't think Kirk will be an OSU commit.
Also worth noting, all "neutral site" games are much closer to Alabama's campus than their opponent's campuses. Is this REALLY A NEUTRAL SITE game??
Actually, I was referring to winning the Super Bowl....
Me too! This young man is a model student athlete for our beloved university. He speaks so very well for an 18-year old.
Exactly - tackling has almost become a lost art. Big Kat was a naval destroyer on that play - blew up the ball carrier with perfect form, wrapping up the ball carrier, too! That is what is lost, too many tackle with "dinosaur arms" now.
Ed should be the first assistant coach to make $1 million per year. He's that good.
I don't think a coach like Warinner could get pro athletes to bust their asses the way he can motivate college men to. The college players want to get to the NFL and they work hard to do it... Yes, they also want a shot at a national title, too, I believe.
I just feel many pro football players do not want to put in the extra effort and pain to achieve greatness.
Preach on!! If we ever were to lose Warinner, I hope we get a prodigy of his to step in. He is the most valuable assistant on this team, in my honest opinion.
You thought Elflein was bad?? Did you watch him in the scUM game? He was a beast, we didn't lose a thing with the suspension of Hall. I think HE SHOULD be listed at the 1st team slot going into camp.
I like the name of the Scarlet Swarm, or even the Buckeye Bullets... But you cannot change the nickname, it's been around a while now.
APACK, unfortunately, many of these young men don't share the extreme affection for The Ohio State University that we do. This, I am sure, is the reason they choose to go elsewhere. We are going after national players now, and even though Ohio State has a national name and it carries power, they just don't feel the "fit" here as they may at other schools.
I know, sounds CRAZY, right? I would love to see us get every football player our staff deems as "must get" players, but it doesn't work that way.
Wisconsin, for sure.
Exactly... This is just how the SEC rolls...
Saw the interview with Malzahn yesterday on ESPN... I found it funny how they asked one question about the Marshall situation then dropped it all and moved on. If this were to happen here at Ohio State, the reporters would have kept asking more about it... But because it is the SEC - all is forgiven...
Last year, Dontre wasn't on the field enough to be considered a "regular". When he came in, everyone knew he would get the ball, or be a decoy. When he lines up as the starter, and gets to play every down, the defense will HAVE TO ACCOUNT for him on every play. This will lead to the defense getting lazy and not accounting for him on occassion. And we all know that a quick-hitter to him with just a little separation can lead to a BIG, BIG PLAY.
Also, I cannot wait to see all the speed we will have to line up out in space. Our receivers are QUICK, and I expect bigger and better this year.
It's going to be another fun season!!
Holy crap! This young man has a very accurate arm while throwing on the run. I would love to see him in Scarlet and Gray!
My son is 15, going to be sophomore this year, and he dreams of an Ohio State baseball scholarship. I am going to show him this site, just amazing!
He loves Ohio State and everything about it... This will whet his appetite.