I believe they want him exactly how he is, 6'1 240, to fill that "bigger H-back" and tight end role. Hate to bring up his name but he is the exact same size as Aaron Hernandez and I remember watching him at Florida, the guy was pretty good in the same role Brown will be in. I don't think he will ever asked to be a deep threat but he has great hands in the short and intermediate game and has shown the ability to lay the wood and also block really well down field when he's asked to. I think he will be one of those 4 year players that is just so invaluable to the team's success that we'll still talk about him years after he leaves.
I've watched every game other than VT about 50 times and I can say with 100% certainty that Noah Brown had some devastating blocks on crack backs and also great downfield blocking this year. I'll try and make either a forum topic or come back and post some gifs on this article later on today after work. But trust me he had a impact, if he didn't, he wouldn't have been playing. His stats won't show it, but he did contribute a lot more than people might think.
I don't even see what's wrong with his avatar? It's white and gold.
Hell yeah!! So happy for KG! That dude is gonna be one hell of a QB's coach one day. Hopefully head coach as well. Sorry Herman but I'm hoping that dude will be back in Columbus in 3-4 years.
"I'll tell ya what man, that Cardale Jones can run over anyone. He should change his name to Truckdale Jones. Wow, a truck on a football field, it's like those monster jam guys. Blows my mind man."
Virginia Tech's defense didn't impress me because they weren't that good. We just couldn't execute.
I don't think this makes any sense. We couldn't execute BECAUSE of their defense. They executed a great gameplan and Bud Foster is one of the best if not the best in the game defensively in college football. That defense was young too, they impressed me a lot and I think our boys will go down there with revenge on their minds and play with a chip on their shoulders but I by no means see a typical Ohio State blowout. Gonna be tough there at night. Could see a 35-10 type score.
Punter from Bama will be playing on Sunday's. Penn State's crowd did more than their defense. Minnesota played hard but it was a damn blizzard out there. And Navy will give everyone fits because they run an offense you barely see and they run it very well.
Matta is a good coach that has had some really good teams. Should he be fired? No, no way. But if this next class comes in combined with the current youngsters like KBD, Tate, Bell, Loving, etc and doesn't at least compete i. March and make it far (Elite 8 and beyond) the next 2 years...then I will say it might be time to look around for a new coach. But just not yet.
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Dude fuck you 865
I think you might have this backwards.
Heart is telling him Rutgers. Hometown school, father played there, has family there, closer to his friends, girl, etc.
Head is telling him Ohio State, smart money is Urban Meyer is going to win at least 2 more titles while in Columbus, has his good buddy Kareem Walker already committed, could be class leader with his friend, makes sense.
Heart does usually win but not as of late it seems. Mike Weber and Damien Harris for example.
What I mean is if Braxton reinjures his shoulder say 6, 7, 8 games in and has to have another surgery, not going to look good and he'll be out past the draft, won't be able to work out or even show teams anything. They'll have to go off film of him from 3 years ago and take a chance on him which most teams won't. 7th round? Maybe Free Agent? Most likely.
But then again Braxton's shoulder could be Brees 2.0 and be better than ever so this convo wouldn't even matter.
I hate TTUN just as much as anyone else. But can we not act like 6th graders when trying to disrespect them, let's leave that to their fan base with the "Oh yeah Suckeyes, Harbaugh is back." "The Fuckeyes are gonna get stomped by Oregon" "Urban Liar is a snakeoi- BLAH blah blah."
SCum, piss and blue, Mishitgan, The Outhouse, etc. It just sounds really dumb. You know what I do to piss them off, I point out the last 12 years, I remind them they've been owned by us and "little brother" the past 8 years, I remind them they don't have the National Championship trophy in Ann Arbor... who is a whore (that one is too traditional to let go of) and they are fans of a Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl caliber team.
Skunkbear is fair game though.
The only thing that scares me is how Urban and even Braxton himself thought that he was 100% healthy. If they did truly think that then that concerns me because 1) Maybe B doesn't know his body as well as he thought and 2) With an injury like he had, it's tough for QBs to come back from. Brees being the exception. I think Braxton would be great at WR or HBack but whose to say Miller can catch? Or block? Or even if he wants to block, maybe his heart is set on QB? If he can throw and goes into camp and competes that's great, it will just suck if he isn't really healthy enough to play QB and reinjures himself when he could have maybe switched positions, started learning new things throughout then year and contributed. Saving himself from injury and prepping more for the NFL.
How #amaizing would it be for Hairball to lose his first game at TTUN... I usually just go over to MGoBlog to read and laugh but if they lose their opener with their God of a coach, I will be creating an account and getting banned within the hour up there...
There's a reason why Braxton was starting QB last year before he got hurt. If he's healthy enough to play QB, don't expect much difference. There's a reason why Urban started him and it's the same reason why he will start him again. He loves how he runs the offense.
Smith will be replaced by Corey Smith. Just has to work on his hands for the deep ball.
Michael Thomas will stay in his same spot, he isn't a deep ball threat in the same manner as Devin Smith was so he won't "move" anywhere.
Baldwin's spot will be a fight between Jamarco, Lisle and Chase Farris. Think Chase comes out on top.
Vannett will surprise alot of people next year in the offense replacing Heuerman
Bennett spot will be taken by Adolphous Washington and Washington's by Munger but Schutt/Hill will get alot of reps with the defensive line rotation.
Doran Grant's spot filled by Eli Apple. Damon Webb fills for Eli.
Curtis Grant obviously replaced by The Chef, Raekwon.
Steve Miller's spot will be taken by Holmes but I still believe Hubbard plays alot and even takes over the spot given the chance.
Armani's nickle spot taken over by Erick Smith. Dude is a dog and I can't wait to see him flying around the field, big hitter too.
Sleepers: Marshon Lattimore on defense, Parris Campbell in the kick return game. (Not really a sleeper but) Johnnie Dixon on offense.
Does Dante Booker pressure Josh Perry for time?
Cardale already said he is gone next year. Braxton will be gone. Leaving J.T, Collier and then the 2015 duo. If he sits for two years he could be the starting QB. IMO I think he comes to OSU, sits for a year, then switched to WR so he can see the field earlier. That's just me though
The art of knowing BassDropper.
Trying to flip a committed player is just as classless IMO.
Your realize Urban and the staff flipped a good 7 players their first year and have been doing it year after year since they've been here. Flipping happens. This isn't the Tressel era and there's never going to be gentleman's agreements between Urban and other coaches.
I hate Tennessee and Auburn so I don't care very much what either team does. But Butch Jones comes off as a douchebag and so do all Tennessee fans. Go search #VFL on Twitter and you'll see what I'm talking about.
I want Coach Warinner to stay and work with Feder for at least two years. Dude could be a monster left tackle.
I also agree that Braxton should start... You and I are just not on the same page it comes to which position.. Which Braxton's feet, I see no reason why he couldn't be an excellent route runner. And I truly believe that's what he will be come August or whenever he is healthy enough. The only thing that worries me is, what is he to do when it comes to blocking? How's that on your shoulders? Feel like a lot of pressure comes from blocking. It just makes sense that since he is healthy right now, from his abdomen down I guess, he could be practicing running routes and cuts and receiving the touch passes. Idk maybe I'm just a dreamer.
Seeing how the Buckeyes agreed to a night game at their place, I'm assuming Gene Smith wanted them to agree on a night game in Columbus as well before doing it. So yes, it should be.
Good luck to him. Buckeyes are coming off a National Championship season. I could see 2016 being a big haul at WR:
4* Austin Mack
4* Kierre Hawkins
4* Justin Layne
3* Dredrick Snelson
4* Demario McCall (Think he or George Hill go to the H Back/Slot roll)
Also think Urban works on 5* Nate Craig and flips him a couple months before signing day.
This. If I were in his shoes I couldn't wait to take my 5 officials.