Injuries can do that
Every big recruit expresses "interest" in Ohio State. They are #blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University, half the time it's their "dream school" and they "definitely wanna visit sometime soon!"
What I'm getting at is just because a recruit makes a trip or says Ohio State is "one of my top schools", doesn't mean it's true. That's why I don't get excited about recruiting until mid January.
Example. Josh Sweat, expressed interest in OSU, one of his top schools, wanted to visit. Planned a visit, came to Ohio State, took in the game vs Virginia Tech and then proceeded to cheer for Virginia Tech...
Don't take every thing they say too seriously.
Sorry if this had been discussed elsewhere. From an interview with TomVH ($):
“My family being able to see me play is really important. My mom is my everything. Whatever she says and thinks is positive; that’s what I’m going to consider. My mom sees what I see and says all the schools I’m considering are good schools. It’s probably going to come down to me and her putting together a pros-and-cons list and figuring it out.”
“He liked Ohio State,” said Mrs. Coney. “He didn’t say too much of the school. I think they didn’t spend a lot of time at Ohio State. I think most of their weekend was at Michigan. I know he met with Coach Johnson because he called me and I talked to Coach Johnson. I’ll tell you the difference (between the Michigan and Oho State visits). When he talked to me about Ohio State it was football, football, football. But when he talked to me about Michigan he just told me about the environment, told me about the academics, told me about the dorms, told me about the campus. I spoke with Coach Mattison it was totally a different conversation. One was about athletics, and then Michigan was all about academics and the people, (and) the environment.”
‘Okay Rashan, let me go see it for myself. (laughter).’
If momma has truly taken over his recruitment, looks like Jimmy and TTUN have the edge. Sucks to hear.
Had to come all the way down here before a mention of Dan Mullen. I'd have to say he's my favorite. He reminds me of Urban in a way. Just a smooth operator.
I have to disagree, I think they had similar paths coming out of high school and are similar players but Shazier was something different and everyone instantly knew who we was. He took great angles and flew all over the field, was a sure tackler as you'll see below and set the tone physically which is something I've seen Darron do at times but not as much as Shazier. Shazier has the speed to edge rush like Lee but also had strength and moves to get around tackles and pulling guards, I don't think Lee has that yet but I trust he will. I know we all like shiny new things (Cardale, Lee) but we can't forget how great players in the past were (Braxton, Shazier).
This man was a dog.
They might win 3 games this year. Honestly I think they smash the first two opponents, Bethune Cookman and Florida Atlantic, then proceed to lose 10 straight. Expect some de-commitments after Florida State beats them and then expect their class to be around 8-9 commits by the end of October. Really hope Sam Bruce makes it up to Columbus, dude looks legit.
Supposed to be cloudy with a high of 52 and a low of 35 the 21st of November. I think it'll be alright to play in. Can't be any worse than Minnesota last year.
But then again, Gene Smith might want to make it a noon game, cold weather in a big game against what probably will be a top 10 team could make or break the season. Probably wants ideal conditions.
Hell, I follow guys careers that transfer out out Ohio State and go to other schools. If the player is a Buckeye, I follow and cheer for him/her. Period.
I absolutely love Darron Lee, but trust he ain't on Ryan 'Damn' Shazier's level yet.
I have a picture saved somewhere of ESPN's top 4 teams around week 5 of the season and I believe it was Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida State and Auburn.... lol
Theres no doubt in my mind that if the playoff system would have been in place the past 10 years that the SEC wouldn't have went on their 7-8 year run or whatever it was. Like I said above, the first year they weren't just put in the national title game, they couldn't win it. The SEC is so overrated. There are great teams all around the country, not just down south.
Larry the Legend 3 hours ago
No doubt, Urban Meyer is a great coach. I'm sure many Georgia fans would take him and his 3 NCs over Richt's resume but I'm not one of them.
Some of the comments on that article are pure gold. Especially from the Georgia contingent. Richt is the perfect example of a man who does less with more. He's always underachieved. Seems like a good man, very poor head coach.
It's funny that the first time the SEC wasn't just handed a spot in the title game, they couldn't win it all. Leading to all of this talking and crying about an 8 team playoff. More teams for them, the better their chances.
URBAN BROKE BAMA!
I feel like Ohio lineman would learn from Kyle Kalis but guess not.
We've got some pretty damn good lineman the past 2 classes, a CB this late from Birm sucks cause that usually means it's 100% certain but it's still the same thing:
Come to Ohio State or lose to Ohio State. Period.
Our defensive line starters and backups would tear up most of the best STARTING offensive lines in America, what do you think they would do against backups and walk ons? You saw that Saturday.
I mean we do still have fall camp.. All the rest of the 2015 class will enrolled and we'll have plenty of updates on here about them an how they are doing.
Hope to hear more from Carp in the future. He was solid today, it was first time hearing him on a broadcast team.
The PST wasn't ready for that banger. And yes I'm still awake.. Hit Canes ad walked home.
DJ, I pray that you're alive. Hope I wake up in enough time for the game. Goodnight
SPRING GAME BAYBAY!!
I understand your concern, but much like Barry Alvarez at Wisconsin, he gave them an identity and doesn't want it changed much, Urban laid the foundation for Ohio State football and I think he would want the same. It's power run first but out of the spread. Texas Tech is an air raid school so like Alvarez they try to stick to what their known for. Kingsbury is not an air raid coach but he is a good coach and a young one. And come 2021, when Urban's son is the Co-OC with Major Applewhite, they'll have the Meyer touch still with the brilliance of the QB guru Applewhite.
Tressel becomes President, Urban becomes AD, Kliff Kingsbury becomes Head Coach.
Best looking 3 headed dog I've ever seen.
No worries 305, you are one of the best when it comes to the social media recruiting coverage. Just didn't know if you saw this or not. Plus like Hov said, there will more than likely be a lot going on. Sometimes scrolling through 100+ comments can get crazy, especially here at Park Street Tavern, where I'm pretty sure DJ is about to do body shots off the bartender.... the male bartender.
Yes his father, Daryl Sr, passed away in 2002 after his battle with Lupus.
^ don't we have this?