Is Tate Martell the new
Sam Bruce?James Quick.Stephon Diggs!
yep, perfect timing.
I see you brought it back with more data. Last time I was accused of being a "Michigan Man" (the page no longer exists message) when you took it down. I kind of don't like that message!
Well I look at it like this, as much as I liked Powell and really respect him for all he did as a buckeye...either safety is an upgrade IMO. They learn from the first two games and we might not need to worry about the lack of experience in the secondary. I just don't see Webb starting at one of the true safety positions and expect he will play that 5th nickel DB. I do expect Erick Smith to end up starting next to Hooker.
I do agree the safeties will probably make some mistakes but I also expect the offense to be a bit more consistent than it was last year (because I think Warriner in the booth is that much of a difference to the play calling) and a few mistakes by the defense won't kill this team.
I think Dre'Mont will be fine at 280 playing in either a 3-tech or 5-tech DT position. Kid is strong too. That obviously won't help the lack of a really good nose guard but I think he can be effective for the team being the other inside DL. Hopefully Mike Hill puts it all together, nose guard is scary behind him as much as I do like Devon and Landers. Would be nice if Thompson comes out of nowhere and shows up, but I doubt it!
I also think no matter what we know now, once Nick Bosa shows up anything can happen. He might not take a starters spot this year but he will have guys competing harder by just being there, and that alone could spark someone.
I know Brady Taylor is going to be the backup at center but I can really see Cupp as the next starting center. Kid is like fighting a giant rock, just doesn't move very easily. He seems to look really good at run blocking and getting inside a booth the way he dominates his guy. He is definitely not a tackle, at least not left tackle. It is just nice to think that we will have a guy who is 6'5'' possibly at center.
as a stand up DE, LOL! kid is a player but man did he look slow rushing the passer. Got the sack but it looked very awkward. He is a Slob if there ever was one, and the kind that loves being here and will work hard to do what he can to help the team. Reminds me a lot of Taylor Decker coming in with how he just seems comfortable enough with who he is. Big balls defying MSU like he did, but it paid off.
Well that is why it is great to have a 250 lb tackling machine behind them in Raekwon!
I also think that Hooker is going to be a ball hawk in the secondary and with him roaming around back there it will help the D-line have more time to get pressure. Not to mention I think Erick Smith is more sound as a tackler and will help the run D a lot, if he is ready and healthy.
I agree that Sprinkle and Hill should start but Dre'Mont is really looking good and impactful! There is some talent that can play inside, just need a few games to get rolling. I'm so glad Oklahoma is game 3 and not sooner.
Equipment note 2: don't leave the board out as well. It will warp and the bags won slide...at all!
Birm said that about Dobbins as a "bold prediction" that he thinks can happen if Akers commits to OSU first. Dobbins isn't actively looking elsewhere right now, just that he would consider other options more closely if Akers does commit.
right now Dobbins is in as a texas recruit. And not like Urban has never brought in a texas recruit before (JT Barrett, D. Knox), so the work down there hasn't exactly been fruitless. Just hasn't gotten anyone in the last two classes. That can easily change this year.
I'm pretty sure its what we already know, he withheld information that his players were committing sexual assault on female students. That in itself should be enough, shouldn't require a bombshell.
Art Briles needs Rick Neuheisel to talk to him so we can all know there is nothing to see here.
well I wasn't defending the honor of ESPN, I was just correcting the fact it is an article written by a journalist, not a flashing ad on the front page as the conglomerates opinion.
but either way, fight on Cincy!
you must mean KC Joyner thinks Ohio State will not make the playoffs. I'm certain that is not ESPN's opinion as much as the writer who wrote that article.
and he is wrong!
not every team recruits a full 25 players every year, plus not every conference has a limit of 25 per year and some schools recruit and take 30+ recruits, while others might only take 15-20.
and the 85 is total scholarships allowed, not how many kids get signed per year.
Rashod Berry is another one. Kid is an elite athlete and they thought he would be a TE but now he is running with the DE. I think it is even more rare and amazing when a player can fit in on offense or defense as well as what position. For Darron Lee to be a QB in HS and then transition to OLB is unreal!
this team has a lot of talent, hope they find the absolute best way to utilize it and take another trip to the title!