Do we really need a sarcastic comment everytime a phone adds an S to a name?
I really doubt Saban wants another transfer quarterback after Cocker worked out so poorly.
I love gettin kids from football families. They know how hard they have to work to succeed. Welcome aboard Jack, best of luck to you.
I can't wait to see him flying around today. There's no way linebackers and safety's will be able to cover him if he plays in the slot.
I really hope they leave Cardale in for a long time today. He's non contact, and he needs lots of reps to have as many as Barrett or Miller overall. Also selfishly I'm not very excited to watch walk on quarterbacks. If they are going to take Cardale out, it is a shame that one of Burrows or Gibson isn't enrolled to make their introduction.
I have a very strong feeling that punt and kick return will be improved this year. We had to worry about who would start and get new players ready to go on both sides of the ball last year and I think that took priority over special teams in fall camp. This year we have a lot fewer questions on offense and defense so I think Meyer will devote more time to developing a nasty return game. With Samuel playing a lot of H, and Marshall probably playing both H and wide, I think Wilson should be the punt and kick off return man. He hasn't broken through yet but Wilson has speed and moves. The H is so stacked that he may fall behind Samuel to be third on the depth chart. The return game should be a good way to get the ball in his hands without taking snaps from Marshall or Samuel.
Im actually surprised that Florida in particular is gaining on Judson. Obviously they haven't played a game yet but I think I heard that they will have a pro-style offense which doesn't seem ideal for his set of skills.
I hope he gets an offer. The thing about recruits his age is you have no idea if he will shoot up four inches late or never grow another millimeter. His speed is good enough that I personally don't mind the height but I'm not on the coaching staff so who knows.
Awesome! His ceiling is ridiculously high. The developing DeSoto pipeline is a huge plus as well.
I could see them replacing the chrome helmet uniforms as our alternative jerseys. I think there is some chrome fatigue because we don't seem to play well while wearing them (Illinois being an exception but they are Illinois so they don't matter).
Personally I don't care whether the sleeves have gray or not, but I like how the stripes on the sleeves are large and fill the whole sleeve. It makes them more striking.
In the end this probably comes down to what Nike wants.
Ohio State wins
It seems like Tim Hall usually gives credit but the others often don't.
I have the iPhone app. It's good for listening live or later (they're up for about a week). The only complaint is you have to fast forward through the really terrible music that they play replacing commercials if it is a replay or suffer through the music if listening live.
Having seen him up close on Saturday I was very impressed with Apple's size. He really has great size for a corner. I can't wait to see him go up against big physical wide outs that are used to abusing corners, he is going to neutralize them.
Concerned about Ryan Shazier leaving? Oh hey, here’s a Darron Lee for you. Oh, are you troubled by John Simon going pro? How does a nice Joey Bosa sound? No more Terrelle Pryor? Let’s get you a winning trifecta of Braxton Miller (and his string of conference player of the year trophies), J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.
This paragraph sums up Ohio State so well and explains why we have been relevant so much more consistently than other programs.
It is good to hear that Wade is getting to know other members of the 2017 class. A strong bond with them will be huge for keeping him committed until he gets to sign. The same goes double for Judson in the aftermath of the Dean departure.
Maybe Danny Clark can talk them into getting tattoos. That would keep them committed because no one would want to go through the process of removing a tattoo that covers your entire shoulder unless they had no other choice.
This sounds reminiscent of Malik McDowell.
If he picked us he would have been accused of being a homer by the rest if the country. This predicament keeps leading to him having to either anger us or the rest of the country during every pick he makes. This seems like the one big draw back to an otherwise amazingly fun job.
Great point, the unpredictability we can have with our personnel is really getting to a great level.
Zachary Smith is injury-proofing his position group. When almost everyone can play all three positions it makes it easy to slide them over one way or another when someone isn't available.
I will bet money that Meyer never schedules the spring game on an ACT day again in the future. Recruiting trumps everything else with this staff and the ACT is getting in the way.
I really hope that the statement about Lattimore potentially being medically cleared by next week is true. I'll be happy for whichever corner wins the job, I just don't want someone to win the job without Lattimore having a shot at it due to injury for the second straight year.
Erma's choice of footwear and pants make me wonder if some bus boy that is thrilled to get out of the restaurant for once while still getting paid is going to get chewed out for losing part of the costume somewhere else.
I love hearing the news about Apple. He could be an All American this year and the kind of corner where you just don't have to worry about one side of the field. I can't wait to see it on the field in the fall.
What areas of your game are the strongest right now and what areas are you working the most on improving?
Alford is quickly becoming a favorite assistant coach of mine. He really tells you what he thinks and does it in an entertaining way.
Im thrilled to hear that Samuel is really embracing the new role and working so hard after practice to be good at it. If Marshall really does take most of his snaps at wide receiver, I really like having both Samuel and Wilson at the H. Wilson is a little better at juking and has more experience running routes down field while Samuel is tougher to tackle and has unbelievable top end speed. It seems like a great combination to me.