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Stellar


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Comment 29 Jun 2016
Like Urban says, a commitment just means you made their top 3. For an out of state stsr with few connections to OSU like Dobbins, that's especially true. The staff is going to have to keep their recruiting efforts up all the way till signing day.
Comment 27 Jun 2016
If we start booting everyone whose not pulling their weight in the Big Ten, pretty soon Ohio State is going to be left all by itself.
Comment 27 Jun 2016
Kyrie ends up as the last man standing among the leagues elite point guards. Usually these Olympic teams have a glut of players at the point, but with Curry, Westbrook, Paul, Wall, Lillard, and Conley all out it looks like Kyrie will have lead duties at point guard mostly to himself. Lowry is a solid second option, but its notable that he wasn't even on the list of 31 finalists that USA Basketball put out a couple months ago.
Comment 25 Jun 2016
I think Luke Fickell at least deserves a mention as a possible head coach after Urban Meyer. By far the longest tenured member of the staff, hes still relatively young and not too long ago we were all looking at him as a future head coach. He wasn't ready for the job when he got thrown into the fire in 2011, but after several years learning behind Meyer he could be ready soon to run his own ship soon. I see him getting a head coaching job at a mid level program in the next few years, and if he's successful he could eventually work his way back to the top job at Ohio State.
Comment 23 Jun 2016
If anybody has earned the time off, its LeBron. Not only due to to his play in these NBA finals and the last five, but also with his strong commitment to USA Basketball for more than a decade. Even if the USA has to send its B squad to Rio, they will still be heavy favorites for gold. Whose the biggest threat to USA this year? Is it still Spain with Ricky Rubio and the aging Gasol brothers?
Comment 12 Jun 2016
I've been relying on streaming for Buckeye games for years. I'm interested to see how the new Big Ten media rights deals impact Ohio State streaming in the future though
Comment 12 Jun 2016
The QB Situation for the future is looking pretty strong. Redshirt Freshman Joe Burrow won the backup job behind JT Barrett, and would appear to be the heir apparent but 2016 recruit Dwayne Haskins arrives in the fall and Urban Meyer called him "the best quarterback, at his age, I've ever seen" so it will be interesting to see how quickly he makes an impact. There are some whispers that JT Barrett could go pro if he has a monster season, so its possible one of those 2 guys is starting in 2017. In the current recruiting class we've got Danny Clark whose been committed since he was a freshman, but the coaching staff doesn't seem satiaifed there and are going hard after other top ranked QBs, particularly #1 Dual Threat QB Tate Martell. As for filling out the current recruiting class, they're probably done on the OL (only 2 in this class but signed 10 in the last 2 classes so not a big need). They'll probably take 1 more QB if its Martell, 1 more RB if its Cam Akers, 2-3 WRs, No TEs, 1 more DT, 1 DE, 1 more LB if its Baron Browning,1-2 mre CBs depending on if they keep Shaun Wade or not, and 1 more safety who's likely to be Jeffrey Okudah.
Comment 28 May 2016

Oh, Plenty.  Of course a high ranking is far from a guarantee of success.  I just think Martell's case is particularly interesting because he doesn't fit the "prototype" mold of most other #1 ranked recruits.  I'll be interested to see what happens with him no matter where he goes

Comment 28 May 2016
I haven't had the chance to really see much of either player. However the fact that Tate Martell is a 5 Star player and #1 ranked dual threat QB at 5'10 says to me that he must really be something special. I've been following recruiting closely for a long time and I don't think I've ever seen a QB as short as Martell is be ranked as high as he is. Considering recruits are mostly ranked on potential and physical measurements, Tate Martell must have really made a big impression on scouts to be ranked so high.
Comment 05 May 2016
I left off shows like Boardwalk and Mad Men since they are no longer on TV. I supposed that doesn't really matter though. Great shows none the less
Comment 04 May 2016
Breaking Bad is phenomenal and totally worth a second watch. However that shouldn't be because you can't find anything else good to watch. We're living in a Golden Age of Television and there's more good TV out there than you have time to watch. For Breaking Bad fans j would particularly recommend Fargo (similar style) and Better Call Saul (prequel). Then of course there are the huge cultural touchstones of Game of Thrones (maybe the best show ever made) and The Walking Dead (up and down but still great TV). Additional dramas on TV now that are worth your time include The Americans, Narcos, Mr Robot, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, American Crime Story, True Detective (season one), Sherlock, Orphan Black, and Vikings. If you're looking for comedy excellent choices include Silicon Valley, Archer, Broad City, Always Sunny, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, Survivors Remorse, Full Frontal and Last Week Tonight. Those are all just off the top of my head - there are tons of other great shows out ther!
Comment 25 Apr 2016
The thing is when, when the entire roster is loaded with 4 and 5 star recruits a lot of really good players are going to get buried on the depth chart. Look at the whole 2013 class as an example, as they are now in their 4th year. That class was absolutley loaded with talent. There were plenty of stars who saw the field quickly and then left early for the NFL (Bosa, Elliott, Lee, Apple, Bell). However now that those guys are gone its not untill their 4th year when there's a whole bunch of other 2013 guys who are looking to finally get their chance at a feature role (Marcus Baugh, Dontre Wilson, Michael Hill, Tracy Sprinkle, Chris Worley) and several more who were top level prospects who are still hoping to fight their way into the starting lineup (Cam Burrows, Evan Lisle, James Clark). Even most of the guys in that class coming back who have starting experience are still looking at 2016 to be their first year as the top leader in their position room (Gareon Conely, Tyquan Lewis, and even JT Barrett). I agree we will continue to see more and more guys leave Ohio State early for the pros, but they are still far from the majority. Most players, even very talented ones, will still be on a more traditional 4 or 5 year plan - and that's a good thing. Talent is great, but there is still lots of value in experience and leadership as well.
Comment 25 Apr 2016
The thing is when, when the entire roster is loaded with 4 and 5 star recruits a lot of really good players are going to get buried on the depth chart. Look at the whole 2013 class as an example, as they are now in their 4th year. That class was absolutley loaded with talent. There were plenty of stars who saw the field quickly and then left early for the NFL (Bosa, Elliott, Lee, Apple, Bell). However now that those guys are gone its not untill their 4th year when there's a whole bunch of other 2013 guys who are looking to finally get their chance at a feature role (Marcus Baugh, Dontre Wilson, Michael Hill, Tracy Sprinkle, Chris Worley) and several more who were top level prospects who are still hoping to fight their way into the starting lineup (Cam Burrows, Evan Lisle, James Clark). Even most of the guys in that class coming back who have starting experience are still looking at 2016 to be their first year as the top leader in their position room (Gareon Conely, Tyquan Lewis, and even JT Barrett). I agree we will continue to see more ans ore guys leave Ohio State early for the pros, but they are still far from the majority. Most players, even very talented ones, will still be on a more traditional 4 or 5 year plan - and that's a good thing. Talent is great, but there is still lots of value in experience and leadership as well.
Comment 24 Apr 2016
Is it possible that this Selby situation is more of a development issue rather than a scholarship issue? When a school offered somebody a scholarship early they are not offering for how good the player is in 10th grade - they're offering for how good they project the player to be several years down the like. However nothing with a verbal offer is guaranteed and its on the player to continue improving. Players need to keep delevoping on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom. Isn't it possible that Silby simply wasn't progressing the way the staff has projected and they decided it would be best for him to have an extra year of development or find other options?