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Comment 29 Jun 2016

I think the kid from Notre Dame will be the blocking tight end this year, but it would be a great way to get Pridgeon, Prince, and Jones all in the game at the same time (assuming there isn't a sliding to guard scenario). I think any of the three would be athletic enough but Pridgeon makes the most sense given that he's least likely to already be a starting tackle (at least in my humble opinion). 

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Liver enzyme increase means liver injury, not liver failure. Other tests determine liver failure. Liver injury ranges from very mild to very severe. See an Internal Medicine Specialist, particularly given how young he is. 

Comment 22 Jun 2016

He was a liability in coverage at the safety position early in the year but solid at run support. The move to linebacker is to make the coverage aspect less important but I don't remember many 5'9" linebackers that are very successful.  I predict that shedding blocks will be a problem, if you can get a solid block on him I think it'll stick for the whole play. The best linebackers break through blocks to make plays like Lee in the Oregon game (and most games but the Oregon game had the most famous example). In the end I think Pepper will be a nickel more than a linebacker but once again his coverage skills are average at best so this may be a problem. 

Comment 17 Jun 2016

With all the big targets visiting this weekend I hope we have as many commits as possible show up as well to bond with the targets and help pull them in. 

Comment 14 Jun 2016

Im really excited about Pryor's potential and it is great to see that he is so firmly committed and also becoming social with his classmates and possibly a leader.

Interesting tidbit I haven't heard elsewhere (but might have missed it in a previous Hurry Up) from Dave Biddle (yes, I know many people on this site dislike him but there is no particular reason to not believe his information in this case) about Tyjon Lindsay.  Biddle says that the parents of Lindsay and Martell had a falling out.  The players themselves are still friends but this could be a hurdle in Lindsay's recruitment.  Also it might be part of Birm's hesitancy to predict Lindsay to OSU.

Around the 3:45 mark:  https://soundcloud.com/dayton-radio/dave-biddle-6-14-16

Comment 14 Jun 2016

We need to lock Okudah up so that he can start really working on his Texas friends and fellow defensive backs.  If I was a top recruit like Shaun Wade I would have to feel great about my chances to shine in a secondary with players like Okudah and Pryor getting my back from the safety position.  Plus both of those guys have great size and have potential to be great in the run game as well  

It is amazing how far the defense has come since 2013 when we had Pitt Brown at safety.  Not meaning to pick on him specifically, but we are getting to the point where the roster will have very few poor options top to bottom, let alone great starters. 

Comment 13 Jun 2016

That tweet seems very sarcastic and a positive for OSU (not so much a positive new development but confirmation of what we already knew). If Lindsay ends up anywhere else I'll be shocked. 

Comment 24 May 2016

Durkin needs to be careful riding Kaindoh to  bring in more talent. The race is far from over and even though OSU doesn't seem to be seriously continuing the pursuit, I guarantee others are and after Maryland loses five games this season other programs will sure look tempting. If Kaindoh does end up trading up, the class can lose other quality prospects like last year when Haskins moved on. 

Comment 16 May 2016

If Myer is as good as all the people who know more about football than I do think he is, he might be able to start for a year at guard replacing Billy Price when he goes pro. This is similar to Michael Jordan playing guard now for the same reason (great run defense, still learning outside pass defense against great athletes). Myers is playing guard in High School so it wouldn't be a transition, and he could play a year slide out to tackle once he got his feet wet for a year. 

Comment 14 May 2016

The problem with situations like this regarding over signing is we know OSU is over the limit, then we find out that players are transferring and think it is because of being over. Meyer on the other hand probably knew a long time ago (prior to signing day) that Schmidt planned on transferring after spring, and probably knew that Felder wasn't going to make the grades. He positions the roster accordingly to come out knowing that but we see the effects before the cause and assume he's processing kids. 

Comment 14 May 2016

So to sum this up: Starkel, a player already in college and primed to be the starter at A&M this year, posted a conversation in which he wasn't directly involved where a high school kid said Starkel was "ass".  From my point of view this is way more embarrassing for Starkel than anyone else. He is whining that a high school kid called him names. You need thicker skin than that to be the quarterback of a power five school, particularly A&M where drama around quarterbacks is so common now it is just expected (everyone knows Manziel and the recent 5 star transfers but remember Kenny Thrill?). 

Do your own job well and it won't matter what anyone says.