I agree that there is a lot we could do with shades of gray. While I didn't mind the all-whites, I thought they looked really clean, I couldn't help but thinking an all light gray set-up would be preferable. And rather than all black - charcoal or other form of dark gray would be preferable, too.
I still love the first 1954 throwbacks. I know they're an "interpretation" not and exact copy but I think they're fantastic. I wish we'd wear them more often. The only thing that can make them better is to make the helmet gray and not white. The other "historical" jerseys weren't very creative or artistic in my opinion. NIKE was weak there. The chrome helmets and gray number jerseys were creative. I like the all-white version the best. The black jerseys were boring, never understood why they didn't go with charcoal or some other darker shade of gray and the red helmet sticker were ugly - I wish those were reflective silver instead. Finally, I agree with almost everyone who says our 2015 national championship jerseys verses Oregon should be our regular home jerseys. In the end, i am thankful though that we are with NIKE and not Adidas.
Mediocre execution. The black outline white modern looking numbers over the gray stripes doesn't look great.
Get some old fashioned numbers (like the ones we used in 2009) and either have a small front number on the right front shoulder OR have the number in the center but not in top of the stripes. Have the stripes around it.
Try a little harder, NIKE.
I am still a fan of Danny Clark. He'll have time to develop behind Burrow and Haskins. With our limited numbers, I'd prefer to take only one QB in this class. Maybe send out a good greyshirt offer or preferred walk-on offer to somebody to be the 4th string QB.
The reason we are considering 2 QBs in this class is because it's highly likely JT will enter a weak NFL QB draft next year (presuming he has a year similar to two years ago). Not because Danny isn't good enough for OSU. If the staff felt like Danny should look elsewhere, I think they'd be upfront with him.
That being said - I think Tate has that "IT" factor that may just separate him from other prospects. I think that it will be awhile before he gets a chance to start here, though. I'm not sure he'd be down with waiting. Mond is really good and has a lot of natural gifts (size, arm strength, athleticism) - and the staff could develop him over 2-3 years.
He saw Mickey Mitchell went to UCSB and realized he made a terrible mistake going to Norman, OK.
I'd play college ball in Santa Barbara. Wouldn't doubt he ends up there.
That soft zone was open all game. ALL GAME.
Outs. Slants. Hitches. Swing pass to EZE.
Had we attacked a little more on 1st and 2nd down, we could've maximized this even more on short yardage 3rd downs.
I hate the 2015 MSU game forever.
I wonder what the Penn State folks (and the Paterno family) will say to this? Seem pretty incriminating.
ESPN article update:
Pretty sure everyone, including JoePa, knew about Sandusky for a long time. Sad.
Les Miles shouldn't be on that list (won with Saban's talent, recruit$ well, but can't develop talent. Good for 2-4 losses year.
Jim Harbaugh shouldn't be on that list (too small a sample, hasn't won anything major).
I'd put , Brian Kelly, Mike Gundy & Art Briles on the list before those two for sure.
Ohio State Athletics:
ALL WE DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN!!!
Who cares if they took steroids and cheated in the actual competitions or not?!?
What I really want to know is if they sold any jerseys or medals so they could pay their bills. No one gets away with making a few dollars on their own achievement in my world!!!!
I appreciate this. Danny Clark is the QB I want in this class. If the staff wants to add another, that's part of competition at a major university. My guess is Danny already understands and embraces that. But just because the staff is searching does mean they don't want Danny or he somehow isn't good. Speculation beyond the observable facts is pointless.
I think they are ultimately a package deal. If the staff want Mond, then I think these two end up at Oregon.
Surprised the Powell has been passed up in favor of safeties no one heard of. Yes, he was prone to some bad angles at times - but he was a key player on a great defense, on a team that went 50-4. He has a knack for making big plays in big games. He's 6'3". He ran a 4.46 at the combine and has a 34.5 vertical. Strange he's lasted this long.
Don't want to take my scarlet colored glasses off! :)
It will be interesting to see how both guys pan out in the NFL. Admittedly, I'm thinking about Perry's value to Cleveland in more than just football terms. Let's say they're comparable in talent (they were only separated by a few picks).
I'd argue Perry has more value to Cleveland as a son of Ohio and as a leader.
It just "seems" that Ohio teams don't value Ohio State players. I'm not saying you take a Buckeye who is a lesser player over a better player from another team. But if they're equal - isn't it good business to take Buckeyes?
I've just always wondered why the Browns and the Bengals seem to under-value Buckeyes. It's not like we are talking about amazing, winning organizations either. Perhaps they're just a little salty OSU rules Ohio? IDK. The Steelers seem to value Buckeyes and it's worked out well for them.
I haven't been that impressed with anyone from Wisky's defense since Chris Borland. I cannot see how Schobert is better than Perry. But perhaps my estimation of him being out of the league in four years is unfair (born of frustration that Ohio NFL teams seem to try to avoid Ohio State players).
Just saw San Diego drafted Josh Perry! Joining Joey Bosa. Maybe I should thank Cleveland for not ruining the young man's NFL future.
Ted Ginn Jr. Has made a nice career for himself as that, too.
It looked to me like he got up, turned, and immediately saw and locked on to Coach Mick. Urban was coming from the side. I don't like it's any big snub from what I saw. Awkward on film after, though.
As a Chiefs fan living in Kansas City, I approve this message. Andy could coach CJ12 up. The offense has enough similarities.
Byron Scott gave management what they wanted with a Kobe farewell tour. That was a commitment to an exhibition season.
Yet, knowing they were gonna lose a lot of games still didn't play DRuss to let him learn and grow. It was mind boggling. Maybe that's what got him fired in the end.
I'm counting Spence as a Buckeye in this draft.
From what I've seen on limited HS tape, Potter and Funderburk are more capable of playing the stretch 4 Giddens thought he should play. I think Thad can play two bigs if that 4 can rebound and step out and shoot.
Would love to see Tate really develop his shot, at least inside the arc, so he could play the 2 & 3 as well. Love his hustle, don't love that we have him at the 4.