I think Coach Meyer typically says what's on his mind, but I also think its somewhat laced with some psychology for his players. He knows that they hear what he says on T.V. He's called out guys for being good and bad many times.
Branson is probably a track guy.
Ballard was so under utilized back then. Now he's a good TE in the NFL.
The offensive line is just painful to watch.
I REALLY miss that defense. In my opinion the 2009 Defense was the best in the Tressel era.
He has all the tools to be a great QB. His size is frightening; it's like having another offensive lineman back there to tackle.
I have a great feeling about Collier. From day 1 he has been all business, and putting in the work. Imagine what year 3 will look like!
As much as it would be nice to see Devin Smith step up, I think we'll have to depend on a new face to be "the guy" to create match up problems. Smith is fast and has good leaping ability, but his size allows him to get pushed around by more physical corners and safeties. I think guys like Michael Thomas and Jeff Greene will have to be a huge factors if we don't want to see repeats of MSU when we face teams with elite, physical secondaries. I think Devin Smith translates as a slot receiver in the NFL.
We seriously need to start recruiting guys like this.
What wins championships is balance and depth. If you have a glaring weakness, chances are you aren't a championship team.
I haven't seen him play so I have no idea what kind of foot speed he has. If he could simply keep and run occasionally just to maintain the threat his arm and accuracy would be crazy if our current offense was modified a bit down to his skill set. That's of course being very optimistic though.
I believe that McMillan will start either day 1 or shortly after. He is already so fundamentally sound. I went back and watched his game film and it is so amazing for a player his age.
Curtis Samuel has next level speed. He reminds me of Ted Ginn the way he moves so fast and effortlessly.
Coach Meyer's revenge for December. I'm stealing your guys and there is nothing you can do about it!
He was certainly good and solid no doubt. Maybe I'm being too critical, but I was really hoping after that monster freshman year he would have developed into an elite talent and gotten drafted. I thought his ceiling was much higher than what was brought out of him at Ohio State. I felt the same way about Alex Boone and J.B. Shugarts.
I disagree with Brewster. He was good as a freshman, but never improved much. Probably not his fault but I don't think he lived up to the billing.
Checkout his highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4sUYo9HC3s), this kid has some potential. He has decent quickness and has a nice touch on the ball. Could save us sometime down the line...cough..Kenny..
Another point about him joining us is his past experience of planning for us. I think it would be safe to say he'll have some good insight into how other coaches in the B1G prepare for Braxton Miller and what they focus on to stop us. He could end up making our offense better.
I like the hire, his defenses at Wisconsin were always solid. His specialty (secondary) is exactly where we need help the most. I am never completely sold until I see a year of our guys under his leadership, but my hopes are pretty high that our young athletes will be making big plays instead of giving them up.
I don't think he runs an auto 4.36; maybe hand timed. Honestly watching his foot form (how his feet contact the ground) I'm really shocked at how he can be so fast. I think a 4.45 auto would be in the ball park, which is still amazing for a QB.
I have probably been as impressed with Brady Taylor as any other recruit we have this class. His highlights are incredible, and his attitude and excitement about being in the program are excellent. I think he will be a great lineman at Ohio State.
The MSU game will probably make or break the season for us. I think if we win that game we will probably be the B1G East champs and in the title game again. TTUN will be better, but I think they are a step behind us at the moment, while MSU is the only team that can match us physically. Luckily for us they lose Dennard and Allen in the secondary.
I put Hyde up there in the top 5 in school history. He is incredibly balanced and was unstoppable late in games. He had a great career; it's unfortunate he didn't get to play more earlier in his career.
1. Archie Griffin
2. Eddie George
3. Beanie Wells
4. Keith Byars
5. Carlos Hyde
Good call. Close to home and a program that will probably be on the upswing. Not to mention this...