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otrain2416

from Akron

Member since 11 January 2012 | Blog

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Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

If we were some how able to land him and Porter Gustin I think this might happen to me

Comment 21 hours ago

I will flat out say I am disappointed with the job Harbaugh has done thus far recruiting. Granted he still has a week or so left, he has some serious ground to make up.

Comment 21 hours ago

Any time Urban gets a recruit on campus with their entire family, I like our chances a lot more.

Comment 21 hours ago

FWIW I saw something that said Dunn to YSU with Pelini Not sure how true that one was.

Comment 23 hours ago

First of all this is wonderful news because as of now we seem to lack depth at DT. Second I'm even more confused how scholarship numbers are going to play out next season with Hale returning.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Big Chris Carter on last years team recruited as an OL switched to DL didn't start but still got snaps. My friend who currently starts RT for Illinois, got recruited as an OL they moved him to DT for a while he rotated in, now he's back on the offensive side of the ball. Is it more common for DT to switch to OL?..yeah. But you're kidding yourself if you don't think these guys of this talent caliber didn't play both sides of the ball in HS.

Comment 26 Jan 2015
  •  O-Line can typically switch between OL and DT.
  • O-Line plays a lot of guys on extra point/FG, I've also seen the more athletic guys on punt and kick off return.
  •  Remember they pretty much play EVERY snap on offense. The only other position to do that is QB, so depth is important.
  • The position is very prone to injury (as well as flipping the double bird to TSUN). Guys rolling on your knees and ankles as well as bad shoulders are common (Dodson). Again need depth.
  • Just crunching quick numbers you need 5 starters, minimum 3-5 backups, and 5+ guys to rotate and play scout team and give your D a good look. So the guys who don't start aren't just dead weight every guy on the team has a role.
  • I do however agree 18 is the upper limit I would keep on a team
Comment 26 Jan 2015

I think the best guess for the front runners at this point is a Chase Ferris/ Jamarco Jones battle. Hopefully Evan Lisle, Kyle Trout,  and Brady Taylor have good offseasons too to improve our depth at Tackle or push for that starting job. Gotta believe Meech and Marcelys Jones provide the depth inside at Center and Guard this upcoming season. I like to see 8-10 guys that could play this season without much of a dropoff.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

We're losing our RT starter Baldwin. We also lost Chad Lindsay (who never played), Joel Hale, Tommy Brown (transferred before season started), and Antonio Underwood graduated. I'm not sure 6 is a bad thing because we seemed to be pretty thin last year depth wise. We can also move Farris back to the DL if things get crowded on the OL

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I actually wouldn't mind rotating OL if we could build the depth to do it without a severe drop off. Remember when we played at UT and Tressel had two different OLs rotating? That was pretty awesome.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Birm- Obviously we want all the recruiting info we can have here, but I really appreciate the integrity you have reporting. You always receive and deliver the information the right way respecting the wishes of the player and his family. Don't think it goes unnoticed

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Pretty crazy we have 5 OL in this class and looking at a sixth. Honestly, I don't mind. As we've seen the last few years Warriner turns OL prospects into NFL starters.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Birm said last night in the hurry up comments that he predicts he'll be an OT verses DL. I imagine we're sitting pretty with him and anyone in the state we want with these bad boys in our trophy case.