OSU signed three Ohio players in the last cycle and has commitments from K Wesson and Goodwin. Matta is definitely focused on Ohio players and is doing just fine.
OK, I'll call you crazy. No way did Urban Meyer care more about players getting drafted than winning an NC. That's just a crazy statement.
A wonderful sentiment, but it actually highlights a common misunderstanding about depression. Mental illness is usually not about circumstances. Kosta may have actually found his place and still also found himself clinically and chronically depressed. That's part of what makes depression so hard to beat.
My hope is that Mr. Karageorge can manage his guilt. It's not his fault. No more than cancer would be his fault.
RIP Kosta and positive thoughts for the Karageorge family.
The clown show comment was in year one. Smith had not made an impact on the WR group yet.
Let's take your original advice and let them sign and then arrive. The rest is pure speculation.
Until Buster Douglas put him on his ass.
Holmes is in that mix too.
And Princeton is awful too, especially since they were the original. Can't ttun come up with anything on their own?
How is taking issue with a position overreacting? Saying only 11 teams can win and OSU isn't one of them is asinine. The writer works for ESPN and wrote those very words. So OSU fans, and anyone else, can attack the logic.
I think the idea that ESPN doesn't regularly post or air opinions designed to tweak OSU fans is pretty ridiculous. But a better argument is to ask why OSU fans are such easy targets. I never click any of that crap for that very reason.
You left out Antonio Williams, but maybe you think it will be all Weber and Dunn. I think Williams will get meaningful carries this season though. Otherwise, I look to positions where depth screams for early PT and for that reason I think all three freshman TEs get a look as do all the DBs. I think we may see Davis before Fuller because he's more of a pure corner, but either way there should still be lots of competition through the summer and into August camp.
You're forgetting Jonathon Cooper too. He has the benefit of a set of spring practices, while Bosa is coming off a serious injury. Put me in the camp that says this year is a redshirt for the younger brother while he gets fully healthy and LJ figures out how he wants to play him. But I think young Bosa has a very bright future.
While Perry has better straight line speed than lateral quickness and he's not overly physical at the POA given his size, Perry was generally in the right spot during the past two seasons. He's a smart guy.
But his athletic limitations should have made him vulnerable to a player with the physical gifts that Booker has. Yet Booker only played mop up.
I think that's because Dante Booker is still learning to harness his athleticism. When he played extensively against PSU, Barkley cut back on Booker's over pursuit time after time. So it may take a few games before he's able to manage that.
Do you mean Jordan Hicks?
Agreed. Burrow's performance in the Spring Game was eye opening because he was under constant pressure yet still able to make accurate throws. That is a rare talent in a redshirt freshman.
Haskins may end up the better QB, but this is by no means an easy choice at this point.
Lol that's what I was thinking.
I would substitute Lewis for Price and add Johnston somewhere (5b?). I think this team will need to take advantage of field position early in the season.
I was and remain a Tressel fan. Even his offenses (football) didn't bother me as much as they did some others. Despite his "Senator" moniker, he could get feisty too ("We have an up tempo defense").
That said...the media hatchet job would not have been possible if Tressel himself did not hand over the the ax. JT made a bad mistake. Forgetting what he knew or didn't know beforehand, he lied on an NCAA compliance document: terrible move.
But despite that...he is a great coach. He re-established OSU not just as a well supported program, but as a winner again. And I will always cheer him when he comes back, just as I did at The Game - 2012 edition.
OSU football has a history that OSU basketball will likely never have. To expect the same performance is to be disappointed alomost every season. But contending for the B1G is a reasonable yearly occurrence. OSU hasn't been a part of that discussion for two seasons. I am a Thad fan, but I recognize that he likely has 2016/17 and 2017/18 to move this program out of the two season doldrums it's been in. Having said that, the program isn't far removed from an Elite Eight trip, so let's all just be like a bunch of little Fonzies and be cool.
It's reassuring to know we have OSU fans who understand how to run half-court offensive sets better than the winningest basketball coach in OSU history. Sheesh
A shooter is always helped by adding a drive to the hoop, but to be fair to Kam he's about the same size as Steph Curry so I don't expect him to dunk over bigs in the half court. But like you, I'd enjoy some fast break dunks.
How about "young?" That's the word I would use. Young teams tend to be less disciplined and less tough.
It was Thad's offense then.
Man do some OSU fans like to bitch. This is a very representative schedule. The only possible complaint could be the home games.
I would like to see OSU improve their team FT % by 10%. My post was only to point out that while OSU was terrible to start the season, they did in fact improve a lot and shot very well to end the season.
And while Chris Jent was Mr. Intensity as a player and had a good looking shot, those qualities did not always translate to an great shooting -%. But I think his influence will be very positive nonetheless.
Nobody complained about Thad's offense in 2011, which was one of the most efficient offensive teams I've ever seen.
Perfect description of the Scott/Burke issue.