For what it's worth Gleitman crystal balled him to OSU today.
After his brother started as a true freshman and some people suggesting he is further along as a high schooler compared to his brother, I doubt Nick Bosa would be affected by any recruit.
The last linebacker that Fickell had to convince Meyer was fm worth an offer (Daron Lee) worked out pretty well. Hopefully Connor takes a similar trajectory.
I can understand the live or die by every individual recruit mentality in the 2013 class because we really needed players that fit Meyer's system. Now we have great starters returning and exciting depth already in the roster so no individual miss will change much.
Lattimore had hamstring surgery. I think he should be good to go by spring if not already recovered. I also think the plan was always for him to play defense. I know they considered offense but defense was a stronger likelihood.
I doubt Reeves really factors into the competition, he's better at Nickel.
I think it'll come down to Conley, Webb, and Lattimore as the main contenders with Dean as a dark horse. If I had to guess Conley will get the first shot in practice but it's impossible to guess who will blossom and take the job the way Apple did.
Both of those seem like the type of injuries that can range from annoying to career ending. Unfortunately where he falls on the scale is something we probably won't find out for a while. He seems like a great kid so hopefully he his career will be defined by his skills and not his injuries eventually.
New Years Eve seems like the worst possible day for the semifinals. They obviously aren't going to have the games early in the day and people who aren't die hard fans of a team playing will be at bars because that's just what people do on that night. Sure, the bars will show the game but that won't provide the ratings that they got this year.
Plus if OSU is playing I can envision a fight about me refusing to go anywhere and I don't care where our friends are going. That should be fun.
I'm guessing Ferns, though if isn't quick Guarrantano may beat him to it (yes, I know he's not an Ohio resident and so obviously not who Birm means).
To each their own
Those were my two as well.
Lee is playing so well he may be here one more year before the NFL. Baker may start in 2016.
Probably backing up Perry, but he could slide over behind Raekwon, or back up both spots.
Other top kids are going to flock to play with these top rated guys making it even better.
I'm guessing it's a wide receiver. We are set at lots of positions in this class but unless Hill commits we only have one true wide out but receivers are something that you can never have too many good ones.
Also we have been negatively recruited at the position in the past but performed well this year. Other teams used to say we didn't throw enough but with our abundance of quarterbacks we have disputed that notion.
As of right now they have a significant head start on both TSUN and PSU. This year they bring in LJ Scott who is a great prospect and they are becoming more and more balanced rather than relying exclusively on defense.
I can hardly believe I'm saying this without sarcasm, but whatever team can emerge undefeated from the B1G East in the next few years will have a great chance at winning it all. Luckily, it'll be us far more often than anyone else as long as Meyer is here to keep it all rolling.
Awesome! Urban is really taking over Cincinnati with a vengeance.
Anyone who can make the Browns a winning and respectable organization is truly the greatest coach of all time.
But, no I don't think so. Urban seems genuinely happy at this point.
Its just rare and a lot to ask of a true freshman at a position that doesn't really rotate until the game is well at hand.
When I pit any historical OSU team against this current one I always see this team winning because I envision it being like 2007 when Meyer brought his spread against an otherwise sound defense that just hadn't really played spread teams before and they weren't prepared. On the other side of the ball there isn;t anything historic OSU teams can do that the current defense hasn't seen. The old offenses may do these things better, but it would not be surprising and confusing so the edge overall goes to the current team in all of my historical fantasy games.
As an early enrollee who already has some muscle on his frame I expect to see him making some contributions on special teams ext year. I didn't realize he was that tall before.
Are recruiting rankings important? No, but is recruiting important? Definitely. We found players who fit our system and we coached them well.
Also the difference between number one and number three or whatever in recruiting is the difference between getting a 99% on a test versus a 98%, both are still very much an A.
The only similarity to FSU that I find relevant is schedule. FSU played such a weak schedule this year that they could play like crap and still win because of having a huge talent advantage. Our schedule has Virginia Tech, but who knows which Virginia Tech will show up; the third down converting machine with lock down corners that we saw, or the sloppy, confused team that lost without much protest. We also have Penn State in the middle but again they are so inconsistent we could get their best shot like this year, or they could crumble into pieces on their own accord. After that we end with the daunting run of MSU who is always tough, TTUN who will have enthusiasm unknown to mankind, a B1G west champ, and the postseason all in a row. The concern that I have with this is if this team has any chinks in its armor it may be too late before they are uncovered to seriously improve them. In 2013 our pass defense was somewhat of a concern, but didn't really turn into the dumpster fire it ended up being until near the end of the season and it was too late at that point to fix. At this point I have a hard time envisioning what area of our game could be a weakness with this team due to all the returning studs, but it can be hard to turn on the juice when you grow accustomed to skating past weak opponents.
Anyways this is just the paranoid ramblings of a pessimist so feel free to ignore them at your leisure.