Meyer has a pretty good track record in talent eval - and I mean coaching talent. As long as Beck satisfies the head coach, all will be fine.
I so much prefer the term "Pledge" to "commitment" because that is precisely what it is. While we are still drooling over the 2016 class and anxiously waiting to see them on the field, we get glimpses of what the 2017 class might be. SENSORY OVERLOAD!!
We have Summer workouts, Fall Camp, and two preseason games to get ready for a BIG test in Norman. That is the game that will tell us all we need to know about the 2016 team.
When the game starts after bed time they can't realistically expect viewership to be high.
There is only one way to win a National Championship with your third string QB and that is to have a third string QB who is better than everyone else's first string.
Sippin' some Tanzania Peaberry that I roasted myself last night. Just the way I like it.
Culinary Arts Major whose favorite snack is Defensive Ends.
This year is going to be downright FUN! With 16 new starters, we have no idea what to expect. I can't wait to see emerges from the crucible!
This appears to be a great get that meets a real need. My concern is class size. With only 6 seniors on scholarship, where are we going to get the room for more than12 to 15 in the 2017 class?
Orlando made the pancake famous, and raised that art to a level yet to be duplicated ...
BUT in 1970 I was at the University of Tampa and we had a Fullback name Paul Orndorf (better known to some as Mr. Wonderful) whom we called "Pancake" Orndorf for his leads blocks that sprang Leon McQuay on some amazing runs. We also had a DE that was pretty good - John Matuzak.
But that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone.
How does Stanford rank above Iowa and Ohio State? They aren't even the best two-loss team! But we will find that out in the Rose Bowl!!!!
It seems to have worked out for Houston when Tom Herman did this same thing.
More quality HCs in the B1G is good for the conference. Competition is why the game is played. Best of luck, Coach. Go Buckeyes!
You may be correct, but my thinking goes like this ...
If UNC beats Clemson, they jump us. I'm pulling for Clemson. Iowa has to beat MSU or both of them finish head of us. Then Florida has to find a way to upset Alabama and make Bama look bad without looking too good, themselves. Oklahoma is in no matter what happens. We will probably be 1st or second team out. In order for an Independent or non-conference champion to get into the playoff, they need to be "unequivocally" one of the top four teams in the country. That puts Oklahoma ahead of any non-conference champion. We might get in ahead of a two or three loss conference champion, but not a one loss champion (like UNC if they win). I am happy with a great Bowl placement. I don't expect the B1G to have 2 teams in, but stranger things have happened. GO BUCKS!!
Let the one who has never had a bad day throw the first stone. We had a bad day against a very good team and couldn't overcome our mistakes - from play calling to execution.
Soooo ... get over it and prepare for TTUN. What this team does now will define it.
I was 20 once and foolish. Still, I'm disappointed. Perhaps no longer captain.
As a fan who is 650 miles removed from Columbus, I am a whole lot less nervous knowing J.T. is driving the Ohio State offense. I love Cardale and really appreciate having him in the bullpen, but it is J.T. time to get everything moving together and in the right direction. Players vote for their captains for lots of reasons, but chief among them is confidence. The team plays with more confidence when J.T. is in.
Will having J.T. at QB result in a better distribution of the football, making everybody else more effective? That's what I'm hoping to see. J.T. seems to have a knack for getting the ball to the right guy at the right time in any given situation.
Here is how I describe the two polls. AP has voters who pay attention and have opinions, but they really don't know a lot about what they opine. Then you have USA Today where the voters really know their stuff, but they don't pay much attention to what is going on. It will all work out in the end as long as we keep winning.
I will preface my comments with a big AMEN to your observation that everyone but Urban knows (thinks they know) what is wrong with his offense.
I have to think Chris Carter is pretty close to the center of the bullseye. "Clunky" is a term that has come up in conversations I have been involved in about this offense since Cardale took over. It just seems smoother with JT at the helm, a testament to but that is an outsider's perspective who doesn't know what the coaches want or see.
The lack of identity is what is (may be) contributing to the awful red zone performance. The fact that Urban is considering using JT as their Red Zone QB suggests the team is more efficient with him pulling the strings.
And I'm giving Urban the benefit of all my years of arm-chair quarterbacking for FREE!
But only because everybody knows Urban can't coach ...
We may not have the BEST team in the country at this moment in time, but we are still #1 until that is taken away by a loss. Those are the RULES! LOL
Devin excelled at making adjustments while the ball was in the air and placing his body between the defender and the ball so that only he could catch it. The only way to keep him from catching it was to interfere. It is those ball skills that I see lacking, especially on the underthrows.