You bring up a good point. For instance e I picked Eddie over Zeke. Given the landscape of football and especially when Eddie played I just felt he had to do more than Zeke did. But Zeke will always be one of my all time favorites.
But my larger point is this. Will Zeke become like Beanie and Carlos due to the extraordinary talent Urban is bringing in? Will Weber be the next Zeke as Zeke was the next Hyde and Hyde was the next Beanie? We haven't seen this level or recruiting before. And to assume Zeke is less than Eddie seems illogical. Future comparisons based on expected performances of these incoming 5 stars might eventually leave out guys like Teddy and Braxton and Chris Gamble etc... it's only going to get harder in the future to pick top 5's and to that I say it's a problem I can deal with. #realworldbuckeyeproblems.
It might be easier naming five Buckeyes who didn't live up to the hype than the top 5 Buckeyes!
Speilman, Archie, Troy Smith, Pace and Eddie. Not necessarily in any order.
Heading to Norman (live in Dallas). RV probably (Rent). Should be interesting to see what tailgating is like with Sooner fans.
...And in other news a coach from Michigan is on another corporate jet flying to a camp in some obscure place wearing khakis and some random Jersey.
Thank you Urban for providing a real platform that OSU athletes can benefit from.
All I got to say is ... Troll Damn Tide
I live in Dallas.A friend of mine graduated from Houston. He never quite got the whole following football because frankly when he went to school at UH they didn't win and no one attended. Now that Houston got Herman he is stoked and followed them religiously last year. So this fall we are planning to RV it to UH/OU and then up to Norman for Buckeyes/OU. Should be a fun few weeks.
Connor Cook in Rd 2 would be a mistake. He has no more upside. He is what he is. Watson next year, RG3 this year. Don't waste a high pick on Cook, it doesn't fit the strategy...
#32 Noah Spense stud)
#65Nick Martin C ND
#76 trade or Kenneth Dixon RB
#77 trade or Jeremy Cash S
Solid and steady contributors across the board and could be effective Browns for most of their careers. Then strike it rich in next year's first and second rounds.
Agree BP -
UM has a bunch of seniors playing this year. They will be sound and hard to continually make big plays on. However OSU has so much talent coming back that could have been starters last year (WR's) and also those who got plenty of experience throughout all of last year that out experience will be slightly less than UM but our skills will still be much better (Think of Worley at LB and Booker. They sat behind Lee and Perry for two years. It is not as if they won't be ready to play. They know the schemes. I am more worried about Sparty then UM next year. Then when UM loses all that senior laden experience when we head back to the Big House in 2017 we will be by far the better team and probably projected in the top 2 in the country. That will make Jimmy 0-3 against Urban and heading back to the Shoe in 2018 staring down 0-4. The only issues I see with the team this year is if we have some lack of leadership or new guys don't gel for some reason. Also what will the dynamic be with Schiano and Fickell? That could be something different as well. I am sure I am wearing scarlet colored glasses but I do believe we are just as talented as last year without as much experience. UM is more experience but less talented and we beat them by 29 last year. Another key will be the running game. If you watched JT/Elliott last year when JT became full time starter the rush set up the pass and if that doesn't happen as well this year then we can see a less dynamic offense.
remember - according to an anonymous NFL Scout, Apple has no life skills and therefor this picture is a reflection of that. The DUDE can't even square up for a picture for god sake (sarcasm font).
What kind of Buckeye fan am I?
Let's me put it this way... My favorite Buckeyes are too many too list but I will always have the Neutron Man near the top, I am not a fire Fickell or Matta or Gene Smith contributor nor do I subscribe to the theory somebody should be fired every time things don't go as expected. Even though they don't get it, I brag to my non-Buckeye friends that I go to a thing called the skull session to hear THE OSU marching band practice for the upcoming game and STILL somehow maintain my man-card. I believe hating Meatchicken is a God given right and in someway a weird gesture of respect to the rivalry something the John Cooper era never figured out. Let me buy a ticket in the A deck, the B deck, the C deck, the D deck the south end zone or on top of the flagpole, I don't care, just let me into the stadium. I wished Hang on Sloopy was played more often than it is.
That's the Buckeye fan I am. What score does that tally up to?
God Bless the Buckeyes, God Bless America and Meatchicken still sucks!
He may be the best QB ever at OSU when all is said and done. I like his headiness and also his decision making skills. Oh he can tote the rock very nicely to keep all D's honest. I am all in on JT and maybe turns out to be the best. I that happens, the Buckeyes have a very good year in 2016!
Psychology is Urbans specialty. Maybe he is playing reverse psych on a kid from Kinthucky and it didn't resonate??? Crickets?? If Kinthucky is his front runner and he has an offer from Bama or TOSU, I don't think psychology will or has ever worked on this kid.
Well damnit.... There you go again with those silly reasoning skills again. + 1 to you sir.
Great point JKH... Most of the malcontents wanted Smith gone as well (now OSU ranked as highest value program NCAA on the planet). Of course they are probably the same folks who wanted Fickell gone (and now Tressel. News to me). These are your front runner faithful. They probably have some Indiana or Michigan or MSU fans in their office and don't know how to defend OSU when they have a down season. So I guess Urban might be next if he doesn't win it all. Thad has the best record of ANY previous Buckeye basketball coach EVER and becuase of some challenges the malcontents want him gone. My only hope is karma doesn't catch up with the front runners and they aren't let go prematurely from their jobs becuase some clown down the hall doesn't see the value they bring. That would suck.
So do you want to see them stagnate or Thad decide he recruited a star system and not players that fit his or a system? Can't have it both ways.presumptively he is trying to change things (who knows until someone speaks) which if correct is better than sitting around watching the same train wreck over and over again.
I am a glass half full guy and think things will work out. However this is unprecedented. Not even when Tressel "resigned" did we have fallout like this as a percentage of the team. I trust in Thad and in Gene Smith but there ouvbht to be a press conference or some statement relatively soon. This looks and feels bad even if the five 5 scorers are coming back. 4 Freshmen leaving is just short of a mutiny.