Forum Post 09 Feb 2016
Of course, but I can see the power 5 teams pushing for more.
True, but the 85 limit was made when teams played 11 or 12 games a year. Now with conference championships and the playoffs top teams could play up to 15 games in a season. I wouldn't be surprised to seem then raise he scholarship limit in the near future. Not to 100, buy maybe 90 or so.
I'm pretty sure players are required to do interviews
This reminds me a bit of the Zeke situation after the MSU game. You force a player to do interviews immediately after the biggest loss of their careers, and then everybody is surprised when they're upset about it.
Colts could work out well for him. They need a RB and with Zekes pass blocking skills he'll play early and often for them. Plus Luck makes them an instant contender every year
I just saw where they're making a Training Day tv show. I'd rather just watch the movie again thoughhj
I can't recall Corey Smith ever starting for us. Rotation player yes, but not one of the top WRs
I don't subscribe to the notion that Pridegon is guaranteed a starting spot just because Meyer doesn't usually recruit JUCOs. Heck, Corey Smith was a JUCO and he's been a backup his whole career at OSU. Pridegon is going to have to come in and beat out elite recruits like Jones and Prince who've been in the program for several years. If Pridegon is not here in spring practice that will really put him behind as Meyer always says starting spots are won in the spring. He may very well end up starting, but hes going to have to earn it like everybody else.
What's the word on Evan Lisle? He was a top 100 recruit but seems to be forgotten by many fans. Seems like its now or never for him so hopefully he's working his tail off to earn a spot.
I don't think they brought in a JUCO here because they're disappointed with the other linemen. The looks more like a situation where they just decided Pridegon was too good a talent to pass up
It's pretty rare for OL to move to DL and have a lot of success. More common the other way around
If it were that easy every school would just load up the track team with football players. There's a scholarship heirarchy for multi-sport athletes and football is at the top.
I see that the WR racial bias is still alive and well with fans. This guy was a 4 Star recruit just last year and now he's never going to see the field after one redshirt season? I remember plenty of similar posts claiming that Hartline and Sanzenbacher weren't talented enough to play at Ohio State either. Hmmmm, what do all of those guys have in common....
" one of the worst defenses in OSU history" is a bit of an overstatement. Certainly not the elite defense we are used to but they weren't THAT bad
Surprised not to see more people listing Pryor and the Tat 5. I know we're mostly all over it and the program is still as stong as it ever was, but with so much venom being spewed at guys for dropping passes, inacuratte passes, or doing drugs in surprised there's not more animosity towards the guys who brought down a hall of fame coach.
Bauserman never played when Tressel was the coach. That was the interim year under Fickell. If not for the tategate fiasco he would have remained the career backup he was ment to be.
Lydell "3 yards per carry" Ross is hands down the worst starting RB at Ohio State this century.
A team gets 85 scholarships but 105 guys on the roster, leaving 20 spots for walk ons. A preferred walk on is guaranteed one of those 20 roster spots whereas a regular walk on has to win a spot on the roster in tryouts.
Brian, if your reading these comments I think we would all be interested to know how life and football are going for you now. Your Wikipedia page says you play for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. Is that still the case? Seeing as how this article is about agents, how did they help you with the transition from the NFL to the CFL? Any plans for an NFL comeback? Or perhaps plans for the next phase of your life?
Awesome read. Great to see articles written by former Buckeye stars like B Rolle - yet another reason 11W is hands down the best Buckeye fan site ever!
It's also notable that there's one less first round pick this year than usual, so that decreases the odds. The 32nd pick will actually be a 2nd rounder this year
4th and 1 - Holy Buckeye!
4th and 14 in overtime of the national championship game.
Craig Krenzel for the Win!
Just curious, how many of these guys have you actually seen in person and how much actual film on them have you watched (highlights are not the same as film)?
This thread is giving me a flashback to the Tressel era when people complained every year about him wasting scholarship spots on 3 star DBs every year like Bradley Roby, Malcolm Jenkins, Chimdi Chekwa, Travis Howard, Ashton Youboty, etc etc. Turns out Tressel knew what he was doing, and so does Meyer.