That sucks. Real likeable player.
Well, the Borens used to be a Xichigan familiy...
Maybe my ears lean towards the glass half full; but I took it the exact opposite...'I've spent the weekend with the local team, and they weren't able to pull me in...but will still give them the home visit...'
I don't mind if it's the 4 best conference champions; and the only way it should be a non champion, is if they go over a champion team (say Stanford, with 2 losses). But, if you're suggesting that tOSU should have gone instead of MSU, you are totally wrong. That's the SEC mentality that put a non conference / division winning Alabama in the BCS championship game. The Buckeyes screwed the pooch in their game against the Spartans...play calling, execution, et al. Are they one of the 4 best teams - Yes; should they be in the CFP - No.
Good points all 76. wrt to your comments...
Powell, if he's fortunate, will be a 3/4 round pick. I like him, but between dropped interceptions, suspect coverage, and missed tackles, I was disappointed this year.
Apple, is probably the most ready of the three, but could definitely use another year. Tackling and coverage was off and on this year.
Marshall, who I really like, but I am dumbfounded as to him even considering entering the draft, unless there are financial issues which are paramount at this time. He has tons of potential, but it was obviously not on display this year, due in large parts the overall offensive dysfunctionality (probably not a word, but I'm going with it).
Bonus - Lee; if his trajectory after last year stayed the same, I'd say, good luck and thanks, young man. However, due in part to offenses possibly staying away from him, and also missed tackles (all year, but the first half of M game at least three), stood out. He could use another year. His athleticism is great, but another year at LB, plus adding a little bit more muscle would only enhance his stock.
If I remember correctly, Collier committed in either May or early June of 2013; so while they may have almost offered by the end of Kizer's senior season, collier had been committed for about 6 months at that point.
If UNC wins, the only team possibly jumping the Buckeyes would be Stanford. Period.
A schematical success....
Bottom line: If UNC beats Clemson, the only team that might jump tOSU is Stanford (providing they win the PAC12). UNC will not jump the Buckeyes, and Clemson will not stay in front of the Buckeyes. I don't know which glass of half empty you're drinking from, but come into the light.
Really like Lee, but he wasn't the same as last year. Watching the Michigan game, he whiffed on at least 3 tackles in the first half; that never happened last year.
It seems a fan of the participation trophy is giving out downvotes, Andy. I got your back...
If you're speaking personnel wise, that isn't the only difference; running backs coach has also changed. Probably not a big factor, but it is a change. Also, Devin Smith and Evan Spencer (deep threat and blocker, not to mention leadership), have not truly been replaced. Throw in the fact that Warriner was given the 'Head' co-OC title, along with his Oline duties. That, along with the fiasco that was QBgeddon, is, in my opinion, the big difference. One QB should have been named the starter coming into fall camp. Also, while at the beginning of last season compared to 2015, the Oline had one returning starter, and Warriner looked like a genius. This season, with only one starter needing replaced, the results are, at best, disappointing. The extra duty of OC took it's toll. There's a lot of blame to share, and Beck definitely deserves a metric-butt-ton, but Warriner should not be excluded by any means
I thought this was a post to get Tressel calling the plays...
I saw the 2010 game...we already have the series lead.
Would'a, could'a, should'a...it's over. The indecision of who the QB was; the play calling (whoever was doing it), the Oline...etc. Not to mention the post championship season 'full of ourselves' scnenario and more all contributed to this loss. Most of us were wishing it away, but saw it coming. Let's move on, and finish the season right...Beat michigan and get a bowl win...then on to next year.
Some people worry way too much what others think.
He'll do whatever he thinks will get him camera time...
Actually, and I'm going to paraphrase here, but I believe Fowler was not talking about tOSU ducking the better BIG West teams, but the fact that the majority of the 'better' teams in each of the divisions do not play each other in cross over games. The 'dig' appeared to be at the B1Gs scheduling overall, not the Buckeyes.
It's not a bad procedure. I've had it on both knees (at the age of 38 and 46). Recovery within a few weeks (and that was without the excellent support that he will receive.
Born and bred a Buckeye, and spent 23 years in the military in SOF units...
1. Florida - (2006) ruined a perfect season and National Championship
2. USC - (1980 Rose Bowl, 'others') ruined a perfect season and National Championship
3. LSU - (2007) ruined a National Championship
4. Clemson - (1978 Gator Bowl, 2014 Orange Bowl) obvious
5. Michigan - because it's michigan
QB at Cambridge, 79-80. School still recovering from almost dropping sports in 78 due to a failed levy. Went 1-18-1 over my Jr/Sr years. Won the last game of my Sr year against Cincinnati Taft. I was toted off the field twice in an ambulance my senior season.