Noah won't be on the team next year, so not really sure the point you are trying to make.
I'm really happy we landed Harris. We have always had the smaller, faster receivers. But with Harris, we get a big, athletic receiver who isn't afraid throw a block for the running back. He uses his size well to shield the DB from the ball and make the catch,and he has the speed to make a difference. Also, I always love to see the Ohio guys come to Ohio State. Welcome home, Jaylen.
We lost 4/5 recruits from two years ago, we brought in guys that are projects and role players last year. Next year, will be much of the same. I don't foresee great improvement in the next year or two either.
Ohio State basketball was just something to make the Football offseason feel a little shorter when we were good. Now we just suck, we will be lucky to sniff the NIT this year given the results so far. Matta made a huge mistake when he made that "we got rid of the problems" speech. Throwing your players under the bus is no way to promote yourself or your program to young kids you are recruiting. Now these results just make him look worse. He is a class guy, he has represented this University well outside of the comments I alluded to earlier. I don't like to advocate for a guy to get fired, but this program has been in steady decline for a while now, and I think this is as good a time as ever to bring in new blood. Let him finish out the season, but let him know it is his last.
With all of the coaching changes, and the incoming recruiting class, this is going to be one of the most anticipated seasons in a while.
I'm glad he didn't live up to the hype in college. Good luck to him at the next level.
Wow, didn't see that coming. The guy was in line for some HC gigs the last couple years and now gets a demotion to a mid level west division team. Good luck to him though, he was a huge part of bringing a NC to Columbus in 2014. We had some great offenses that featured what was the best O-Line in college football with him as the Slob Emperor.
Looking at the roster, I can't disagree. It would be nice to have a guy who is college ready step in. In the likely case that Marshon goes to the NFL, we will have two corners in Arnette and Wade on the roster who were recruited (I believe the rest are walk-ons). That is really scary. I would still rather take a guy at receiver than a possible 1 year corner, who hasn't played high level CFB. Kendall was ranked highly in HS, but didn't stick at Bama and a year in JUCO. Playing at a JUCO doesn't necessarily mean he is ready for the big time (IMO). Either way, your point is 100% valid, we need more bodies at the position. I wouldn't hate on the decision to take him if he want's to come in.
Good luck, Kwon. Thank you for three great years!
Honestly, if he only plans to stay one year, I pass on him in favor of some of the other Buckeye targets. I'd rather have a guy like Jaylen Harris, or Bowden for 3-4 years. We have a stacked DB class this year already, I'm happy adding Okudah and calling it a day, but Darnay Holmes would be extra gravy.
That's not football, and has absolutely no place on the field. Talking a little trash? Fine. A little pushing and shoving after a play? Fine.
Finger blasting an opponent on the field? GTFO. Christian and Ben should be roommates in Tampa so they can go screw themselves.
Kevin WIlson isn't bad either, over 12 years experience as an OL coach. Indiana also had one of the better offensive lines in the conference last year, IIRC. So I wouldn't say bad shape, I think we would be fine. I would rather have both guys though.
Coombs' focus has been the Cincinnati area due to his relationships with high school coaches in the area, and he is doing a great job. We can't lose that by sending him to another state where he has little to no relationships.
Bye bye, Tim. I know it wasn't all your fault the offense struggled so mightily. However, the steps our QBs have taken were in the wrong direction under your tutelage. Good day, sir.
I didn't follow recruiting back then, so I didn't recognize his name when I saw it there. Is there any film of him?
I think Urban showed plenty of anger in his comments. Saying "this will not happen again" and "we will not get used to this". I think everyone on the coaching staff knows that they will be held accountable for this loss and they will feel some repercussions. I have faith in Urban because 3 or so years ago we got beat by the same team and turned around and won a championship. I have faith in him now, I see the fire burning inside him. I believe this will never happen again under his watch.
I definitely do not mean this post as a knock on Harris, but I can't help but feel that his best position in college is going to be at tight end. He has good speed once he gets going, and athletically and physically he is a mismatch for pretty much anyone; but I don't see him ever running routes like Grimes and Victor. I do love his tenacity, he seems to look to make big blocks and plays any chance he gets. If/when he gets here I think he can be a game changer if Smith can develop him into a better route runner and run blocker. There also were a couple of plays where he was fighting for extra yards, but left the ball away from his body. College players will see that and strip it. I know he is a project, that he hasn't played football too long, and I do want him in this class because he has major potential.
10-4, finished third behind teams with 6-7-1 and 7-7 records, the 6-7-1 squad won the chip and beat me in the semifinals. I had at least two more wins than everyone else. The salt is abundant.
Grimes has great size, but his vertical speed is what is going to make him a game changer for us. I feel pretty good about having Victor and Grimes as our 1 and 2 receivers for at least a couple of years.
If we get Harris or DPJ to go along with Grimes, Victor, Brown and Mack, we have five receivers that are 6'2" or taller. Mack and Grimes have some good vertical speed too, I see good things for our passing game next year.
DPJ to Sparty confirmed.
My OSU teams in NCAA CFB averaged that.
I don't know how anyone can dislike Dabo. A first class man, running a first class program. I hope we beat their ass.
Good luck to him, maybe he can help them retain that Champion of Life belt.