Best players play. If those two players don't earn time, I don't expect to see them. And I'll let the coaches make that call.
I don't think Barrett ran so much in 2014 to keep Zeke healthy. He ran more because the reads often called for the QB to keep it. That may change with the Barrett/Weber combo. Plus we may see more designed runs for other players for the express purpose of keeping Barrett healthy.
I agree and gave you a UV. Can't imagine who would DV your post.
I think the "joke" is that Joker Phillips played WR extremely well at UK. So OSU may be checking into his eligibility statues j/k
But Zach Smith will be on the hot seat if no one from this receiver group steps up.
I'm certainly rooting for Marshon to be healthy so he puts his best on the field, but if his best isn't as good as Ward's or Arnette's then I'm fine with that. The best players should play regardless of recruiting hype, high school, or anything else.
That Krenzel non-TD changed the momentum of that game. OSU was dominant to that point.
OSU was never really in that race after UM hired Chris Patridge.
Totally agree. People seem to overlook him during discussions about the DL - except for the coaches.
That's my pro team. I revel in the Buckeyes and usually bemoan the Jets. But with Bowles and a plethora of Buckeyes, maybe the Jets are making a move.
I always thought that they helped preferred walk-ons get other forms of financial aid. Not the equivalent of a full scholarship, but serious assistance.
Having lived outside the 614 for a long time, I'm impressed by the amount of talent in central Ohio these days. And I really like that Thad seems dedicated to keeping some of those players at OSU.
I was like Mike, I went back to look at the pic after your post JR. Wow, what a difference! The young man is clearly taking this opportunity seriously.
I give you an UV for the post that makes the most sense in this entire thread.
Those are some bold statements and I don't think I agree with any of them. So far as I can remember, Parris Campbell was never recruited to play RB at OSU. Just like Jalin Marshall wasn't recruited to be a QB.
And he didn't play nearly enough to know what kind of receiver he will be. He dropped one very visible pass last year. In the Spring Game he didn't seem to have any issues. The coaches want to see him out there, which is good enough for me.
I like all the picks, but especially Davon Hamilton. He played very well in the Spring Game and the coaches keep mentioning him.
I agree with those who said that Tate starts. He is the soul of the team and he actually improved his offensive efficiency with greater minutes last year. That's tough to do. He seems to be continually adding some elements to his game.
Plus I like bringing offense of the bench with the first sub. If we're going to start Kam, I like the suggestion of making Loving the sixth man. He will never be a lead player, so I see little downside.
IMO, the season hinges on KBD and Lyle. They have the most upside and they must make the next step for the dynamics of this team to change.
Is a combo of Noah Brown and Corey Smith supposed to be a bad thing?
Wasn't that Jim Bollman?
I was a sophomore that season. While Earle's tenure had run its course, Ed Jennings handled it very poorly. Great finale in Ann Arbor though.
Minor point - IU was led by RB Anthony Thompson, not Thomas. Anthony Thomas played for TTUN.
The WSJ? Huh, didn't know they dipped a toe in those waters.
So your assertion prompted me to check out Birm's article at Landof10. Andrew and Birm both cover the Lindsey commitment date, the targets from 2018 who added a fifth star, and Shaun Wade. Those are the areas of overlap as far as subjects. But Andrew does not offer a word for word rehash of any of those areas.
And given that there aren't many spots left in this class, there is a strong likelihood that there will be some overlap because there are only so many players to discuss.
It looks to me like your statement goes too far.
I think he will be an excellent player during his career. Will he have more of an impact than his brother did as a freshman? Joey displaced Adolphus Washington in the starting lineup. That is a big ask from Nick. His brother was one of the most dominant DE's OSU has ever had. Even you compared him to Joey in your reply. I'm content to let Nick have his own career path and let it play out.
He clearly has gifts and was rightly a 5*. But it would be a surprise if he took meaningful playing time from Tyquan Lewis, Sam Hubbard, and Jalyn Holmes. That means he's battling Jonathon Cooper, who played during the spring and trained with the team since January, for the remaining time. Should be a great battle.
Totally agree. The expectations for Nick are over the top because of his last name. There are very talented players at his position who have been in the program and have flashed big talent too.
It will be a major accomplishment if he makes the rotation this year. But that's not a slam on him, that's just how talented this team is.
That's what made no sense to me. He assumed Harbaugh would turn someone on that roster into a competent QB, which is a major assumption. But he has doubts about the ability of a guy with three NCs to develop some skill-position players.
He shoukd regret his pick because it makes little sense.
That's Big Stop Rob!