4, 5, 6, 7... no need to revisit the prequels.
Orlando Pace, and it's not even close.
My heart says Buckeyes (as always) but my brain says Teighgeaurs or however odd way they're spelling it now. He's a Louisiana kid, it's just so tough to pull them out of state. If anyone can it's Meyer, but I don't think it goes the way of the good guys in the end.
If your argument is the use of capitalization in the THE for THE Ohio State University, that's not so much science as it is English...
I gotta say I feel the boom here. Cmon Hamlin you know your gut is saying Buckeyes
I think honestly there are more seniors than underclassmen that are in danger of not getting drafted. Boren and Farris, I believe, are both being projected 6th or later. I think if anyone that declared early is at risk it's probably Jalin Marshall but with his athletic ability I think he's still projected to be about a 5-6...
I know Tyvis Powell will probably be a later round pick, but I'd say he'll be gone by the 4th. I don't think any of the Buckeye underclassmen are in any danger of going undrafted at this point. That is of course barring a terrible performance in the combine or something stupid off the field.
Von Bell, to me was the best commitment Urban Meyer has landed since he got here. That recruitment was so close, and so down to the wire. It was an amazing get.
Wow, down 30 in the second... That's a beatdown... Come on Thad, RALLY!
This isn't really a fair and full assessment, I mean some of those scum players will get lucky enough to be granted a fifth year, be it for medical hardship, overall redshirt, or otherwise.... Those cats could go 0-5....
After reading that, I say retire #5... The guy may never have won a Heisman, and he may have not been at the helm when we won the natty, but he is one of the foundations with which the title team was built upon. What a classy guy, what an amazing person. Nothing but respect Brax.
He had a lot of that "negative" weight coming into the start of his career... From what I understand he was a favorite target of coach Mick, but I'm surprised too with his early enrollment and things that he didn't make any kind of impact, or at least isn't being looked at as a potential breakout candidate for next year. Something to keep an eye on for sure.
Not to pile on, but IMO anyone who counts on Conley DEFINITELY being back is for sure putting the cart before the horse. I don't think there are any guarantees he will be back at this point as a RS sophomore, especially as well as he played
Sure he could be missing a chance to move up the draft boards big time, but on the other hand there is no guarantee for him that Schiano will know how to use him best and be able to make him a better player the way Ash did...
Not saying it's likely but I'm saying it's a for sure possibility.
I have to say, from 1999-2005 I felt like George Lucas reached into my chest and ripped my heart out, stomped on it, then fed it to his Doberman in front of me, made me want for the Doberman to crap it out, then put it back in my chest...
I felt redeemed yesterday when it was all said and done. I felt like I could finally get past what was a half-assed attempt by George Lucas to make 3 movies that "pass" as Star Wars only by name. I'm not saying eps 1, 2, and 3 had no redeeming qualities, there were parts of them that were excellent, but when you put the good portions and bad portions on a scale it's not even close, those movies did not live up to expectations.
Bottom line, Abrams>Lucas, plain and simple. Maybe it was just that by the time it was time to make eps 1, 2, and 3 George Lucas had lost touch with what modern sci-fi story telling was all about. in 1977, 1980, and 1983 he got insanely lucky to get performances of a lifetime out of the 3 main actors in the originals, maybe he thought he could get lightning to strike twice with the prequels? He didn't. Aside from Ewan McGregor, most of the other performances were so off, especially Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen...
Abrams gave Star Wars fans the movie they wanted in 1999. I'm so grateful as a fan of the series that I got to see what I saw yesterday. Was it absolutely the most perfect movie ever? No... But there are things about all of the Star Wars films you can pick apart.
Pre Ep 7 rankings for favorite movie of the series: V, IV, III, VI, II, I... After seeing awakens: V, VII, IV, III, VI, II, I.
Could have a lot to do with Fickell being happy at Ohio State... That's the most likely idea. I know that the '11 season left a lot of programs black listing him, but I would think by now he's proven he's up to the task.
It's honestly a mixed bag... There could've been so many unforeseen things that caused the offense to be marginal this year. Yes the talent was there, was it misused? Did the players not have the hunger they had last year? I mean, there just is no way to know. The only way that it is fair and makes this place not look like a swinging door of coaches to give Beck one more year and see how it goes.
I think Meyer will be much more active in the offense from here on in. I'm not saying Beck staying is right for the program, just saying it's likely.
I liken the offenses performance against scum to being somewhat like Cardale's performance against the post season teams last year. He did enough to warrant a look as the starter the following year. The offense, I think, did enough against scum to give Beck 1 more year to prove it. Just my opinion though.
It certainly seems like the QB's room is getting awfully full. I just don't see how you can turn down a talent like Haskins. He's a damn fine player, and he's much farther along than Wallace is. It would be a tough call to turn him down in lieu of a DT, DB, or WR that we don't even know exists yet in terms of genuine interest in the Buckeyes. The top dogs at those positions that were once considered to be favoring OSU seem to have moved on.
I see your point, there are much more glaring holes, but man Haskins is pretty legit. It'd be tough if they had to tell him no.
I think so, and at both stops he was very successful... You would think at this point he would be thinking HC or nothing... Why be a DB's coach/Coordinator at another top school when your resume is that impressive?
I have a few outside the box ideas... First if you're looking strictly for a DB's coach, assuming you would make Fickell the "DC" I would look at the following:
1. Donte' Williams- DB's coach at San Jose state. Been there since '13 and has sent 3 kids to the NFL. They were second in passing yards allowed for the season behind UGA...
2. Kevin Lempa- DB's coach at Boston College
If we're talking about a Co-DC I would look at the following:
1. Mike Reed- DB's coach at Clemson
2. Pruitt from UGA like those above however I don't think he would move laterally
3. Kirk Callahan- Florida DB's coach
Those would be my choices just based on the eye test and how well they coached the units they worked with at their respective schools. I'm a big fan of picking a guy who played at a smaller school and was able to coach his players up and make them NFL caliber.
I would be shocked in all honesty if the entire Buckeyes coaching staff returned next year. I could see any or all of Ash, Fickell, and Warinner ending up elsewhere. And good on them for it, hell they've worked their asses off in Columbus, go get yours coaches!
1. Lost early enough to rebound
2. Ran roughshod through the Big Ten
3. Waxed the ass of a ranked Wisconsin team
4. The Big 12 pissed down it's own leg.
As good as the Buckeyes were last year, I still say that the Big 12 declaring "co-champs" (i.e. saying neither team was better than the other) left a terrible taste in the mouth of the CFP committee. They want clear cut, best teams from every conference.
Even though Oklahoma doesn't play in a conference title game, they're still conference champions. That's going to weigh heavily with the CFP. I agree the Buckeyes are the better team, but Oklahoma will be the big 12 champ... That's going to keep them in.
I'm going to say if the Tar Heels win against Clemson, with 1 loss on the season, they're in over the Buckeyes... So at this point I'd say GO TAR HEELS, GO IOWA, GO FLORIDA!
I think we need all three to get in.