I really thought that the defense from the combined minds of Luke Fickell (LB coach for all those dominant corps in the mid-to-late 2000s) and Everett Withers (Who's secondary was always top 5-10 in the nation for interceptions) would be outrageously good. How wrong I've been...
Urban has been focusing on the secondary for the past few seasons.
2012: Armani Reeves (4*); De'van Bogard (4*); Tyvis Powell (3*)
2013: Vonn Bell (5*); Cam Burrows (4*); Eli Apple (4*); Jayme Thompson (4*); Gareon Conley (3*); Darron Lee (3*)
2014: Damon Webb (4*); Malik Hooker (3*)
We should have solid depth in the secondary for a couple years. Armani will have first crack at replacing Roby next year, and Grant will be back too. The safety spots will probably be a toss up between: Tyvis Powell, Ron Tanner, Vonn Bell, Cam Burrows, and Gareon Conley
Exactly my thoughts too.
Yeah, but if the TSUN manages to get the medical redshirt for Devin Garnder then Morris might not have to start for at least 2 more years. Right now, Morris is almost guaranteed to redshirt next year barring any injuries for them.
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This was my first thought too haha
Question: Assuming that OSU doesn't have any transfers, or early draft entries this year. How many more scholarships are left for the Class of 2013?
Yeah, I agree that 4 spots for a win is too much, but it's not completel unjustifiable.
A top-12 team should be able to handle a Cal team that lost to Nevada in week 1 easily. Tedford is also notorious for crumbling in big games, and yet he hung around with Urban and co. for all four quarters. All-in-all it just doesn't look good in the eyes of the voters.
Also after ND, Florida, and Stanford's wins over ranked opponents, it was going to be hard to keep them under OSU.
This is awesome, great addition.