Milk is silent, but milking can be loud.
Recruiting and talent evaluation is an inexact science. Urban and company are among the best in the business at evaluating talent, but even they will occasionally miss on kids - too high, or too low.
Well, when you see a pattern of behavior like this - especially blowing off the academic presentation - it doesn't mean that Hall will necessarily be a lackadaisical student, or have poor practice habits, but it does raise the probability that he won't exactly be John Simonish.
For that reason, I'm less bummed about this defection than I was yesterday. Hall might turn out to be a major stud, but he now looks "on paper" like less of a "sure thing."
Was Mo Clarret committed to Michigan when he wore OSU gear on his visit to Michigan?
The knight that is second from the left, on the horse wearing the black and white checked silks, should play DB for Maryland. That knight looks like he's about 5'7, so he'd fit right into their defensive backfield.
Remy, I am thoroughly enjoying this series and really appreciate the work you're putting into it. Still, I gotta say, when your formula ranks Tupa ahead of Jack Tatum, it tells me that you forgot to add one category to that formula: Bad Ass Dude, which is worth 10 bonus points.
It would be awesome, too, if Farris' buddy and fellow Elyrian, Tracy Sprinkle had a breakout season in 2015 (some of you might have caught this article back in January).
It's easy to forget that, coming out of high school, Chase Farris was a highly rated lineman (top 150 in the country, according to the recruiting sites), albeit projected as a DLman. This is the kind of player, when he "puts it all together," potentially becomes a beast, not just an overachieving senior.
I get that it's mainly a formality, a polite way of ending the dialogue as the player rides off into the sunset. That's fair enough. I guess I tend to be overly fixated on logic at times. I do think that if Hall goes on to be An SEC player of the year, 1st round NFL draft choice type of "big fish that got away," that does effect Ohio State.
Obviously, if Bosa and Cooper are monsters, too, that would mitigate the impact of the loss, but it doesn't usually work out that way. X percentage of 4/5 star guys excel and Y percent do not.
Do you play fantasy football? If so, you know that you want your "picks" to kick a-- and your buddy's picks to flame out. Well, I want Urban's 25 or so recruits to be roughly the best group he could have put together, given his options and the luck of the draw.
I wish the kid well in terms of his health, university studies, growth as a young man, and in his eventual career, possibly including the NFL. I will never get this idea, though, of wishing an opposing player good luck on the college football field for a rival team that might be competing with Ohio State for a playoff spot.
Let's say that, instead of Hall deciding on his own to go elsewhere, it had been a situation where the coaches had been forced, due to scholarship limitations, to offer only 2 of the 3 stud DEs. And, let's say they chose Hall as the odd man out. Well, in that situation, wouldn't we hope that the coaches chose wisely, which would mean that Hall has less than a stellar college football career?
If Jeremy is right that Hall is paying Ohio State lip service by saying that they're still in the running, isn't it lip service when we wish players good luck at Alabama or LSU?
If Ohio State meets Clemson in a bowl game or the playoffs within the next few years, the Clemson QB better have his head on a swivel. I'm not saying that there will be a bounty on the Clemson QB's head or anything like that because . . . you're not supposed to say such things.
When they run option run/pass plays with 2-3 QBs on the field, I will be curious to see how they block for these plays without getting OLmen downfield penalties.
I realize that teams have been pushing the edge on this rule lately with the packaged plays, but no team has ever had this weaponry at play. It's exciting and potentially complicated at the same time.
Back in my day, I had to row my boat to school, against the current, both ways.
If he was going to use nuisance animals, it should be cats versus wolverines, not squirrels.
Well, Michigan does play like a bunch of stiffs.
Good save! I need to eat some 'cue with you some time, especially if you're cooking.
I always hear about these special "high heat" methods (although usually people refuse to share them because "it's a secret"). I've never had the guts to try one myself.
One of the best briskets I ever ate - perfect BBQ texture and everything - was at a little community festival in western NY state. I asked the pit master how long he'd smoked his brisket. He said "five hours" and I was shocked. I asked what his secret was and he said, "If I told you that, I'd have to kill you."
Didn't that celebrity t.v. pit master, Myron something or another, specialize in high heat methods?
BBQ_Fan: How will you salvage things if the unthinkable happens? You're 12 hours into smoking a 14-lb brisket. After checking the fire box at 2 a.m., you go back to sleep. At 5 a.m., you're awakened by a loud noise, look out your window, to see that a pack of wild dogs have knocked over your smoker and are dragging your brisket into the woods.
But that's a two sided coin: because the GIFs are easily found via the Google machine, we get the same freakin' GIFs over and over and over again. When one those broken-record GIFs is Stop Girl, that's okay (because I can never stop gazing at her), but otherwise it gets old.
Hmmm . . . I was all set to join the Coub revolution before you said that.
I currently reside in North Carolina. Whatever the temperature is in Columbus on a given day, it's usually about 3 to 15 degrees warmer here. So, in the winter, if it's 30 degrees in Columbus, it'll probably be like 42 degrees here. And on days with precipitation, I'm more inclined to freeze my a-- off it's 42 degrees and raining than if it's 30 degrees and snowing (remember the Eddie George 314 yards rushing game against Illinois in '95?). So, it's debatable how much better winter here is compared to Columbus.
Meanwhile, the summers here last for like five months and are horrifically hot and humid. it's like living in Bangkok.
Does this mean that Dolo is a bastard?
I'm very excited about the 2015 Buckeye football season because of the possibility of seeing a very dominant shock and awe type of team.
It might not happen, for reasons we've discussed numerous times before - the pull of complacency, potential injuries, etc. - but it would be fun to see this loaded 2015 Buckeyes group be like a 1980s/90s Hurricanes/1995 Nebraska team that gets downright medieval on some fools. If the team is as good as we anticipate/hope they'll be, they'll really be playing against themselves and history most of the time, rather than against the opponents.
Watching the 2015 team pursue that "all time team great" legacy will either be a blast to watch, or it will generate terrible disappoint. Buckeye problems.
Bruce defenders will counter by saying that he ran a 3-4 and that some of his bigger LBs would have played DE on 4-3 teams. And I would say, "okay, but they still needed three dudes on the DL. It's not like he as running out six or seven LBs."
And other programs at the time, most of them also utilizing 3-4, were creating big, dominant DLmen like Chris Doleman, Bruce Smith, Bill Maas, Tony Casillas, Leslie O'Neal . . .
Yeah, I was going to recommend that you test drive a Fusion and/or a Taurus. The Fusion gets pretty good gas mileage efficiency and is really nice to drive. When commuting 100 miles to/from work, you probably have to balance between getting something enjoyable, comfortable, safe to drive versus gas mileage. Other vehicles might do better on gas mileage, but aren't as nice to drive. Of course, the "feel" of a car is totally subjective, so it's good to test drive several different options.