you wonder why they've been terrible for years lol
wonder if this was the spring game
If we were some how able to land him and Porter Gustin I think this might happen to me
Not gonna lie as a Hoban alum, its nice to see Sibley get an offer after they totally overlooked Tyrell Sutton and took Maurice Wells who did absolutely nothing for us years 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.
Any time Urban gets a recruit on campus with their entire family, I like our chances a lot more.
FWIW I saw something that said Dunn to YSU with Pelini Not sure how true that one was.
Crazy to think this tweet was only two weeks ago.
When I committed last summer people looked at me crazy. People doubted my decision.— Carlton Davis III (@Carlton_Lowkey) January 13, 2015
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.
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.
Urbans like Harbaugh the talent just keeps coming in to tOSU
- 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
Just out of curiosity Birm, I actually figured at this point in time Lewis would have a pretty good shot to be the starter opposite of Bosa this upcoming season. If you had to take a stab would you say Lewis, Holmes, or Hubbard our next starting DE?
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.
My guess for the next 2016 commitment is the name of the plant being used as a projectile
good call so we're even more thin there
I'm not sure there's a better coach than Warriner to learn OL under.
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
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.
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
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.
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.