I think there's a notable distinction between guys like Maywether or John Rocker who have done things that offend great numbers of people, and guys like Joakim Noah who is really just annoying because you don't like the teams he plays for. If somebody didn't care anything about the Bulls or the Gators then they are unlikely to have a strong opinion on Noah one way or the other.
They had John Rocker on the show last year and he got voted out pretty quick once people realized who he is and what he had done. I think the same would happen to most of the names in this thread
That was my first thought. How in the world did you write a page worth of text on the best OSU D Linemen including honorable mentions and not include The Fresh Prince???
Taylor Decker is not being overlooked. He's listed as one of the top OT prospects for next year and a likely first round pick.
The other senior linemen are Jacoby Boren and Chase Farris. Boren is a warrior but he's provably too small to be a high draft pick, and Farris has talent but he hasn't played enough to really be evaluated yet.
Elflein and Price, the other two members of the slobs, will be a junior and sophmore respectively. While both of them likely have NFL futures, its atypical for guards to leave early. But with big seasons who knows what they might do
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We are expecting Burrows to be the starter at nickleback, right?
Sequels to cult comedy movies are almost always dissapointmebts
What position was EGW playing this game? And do we see him as a DB or a WR at OSU?
Tuf is an awesome name. Is that short for something?
Worth Every Penny
I think Meyer has done a good job with that stuff, even if it doesn't get as much press. Things like leadership seminars and Real Life Wednesdays to prepare players for life after football are just some examples of things he's added to the program to help the players become better men.
OSU had one down season before Meyer came. One. And that was mostly due to off field issues. One down season is not a broken program.
Ohio State didn't go from 6-7 to 12-0 entirely because of Meyers coaching. The team he inherited was loaded with talent. Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde, Devin Smith, Jeff Heuerman, Jack Mewhort, Jonathan Hankins, John Simon, Ryan Shazier, Bradley Roby - the was at least one top level NFL talent at every position. Maybe the depth wasn't quite where it should have been, but the program was far from broken.
Of course the processes of redshirting and grayshirting are different. But from a fan prospective speculating about which players are going to do what are pretty much the same. Just like about half the players redshirt and we speculate who they will be, its been reported in the newspaper that somebody is grayshirting this year so it makes sense to look at who they might be. Nobody is saying that they're not good enough, just that it may be better for their careers to take some time off now.
And I'm sure if Joe Burrow read this he wouldn't really care what I had to say anymore than Brandon Bowen would be upset to read some guy on a website say he could benefit from a redshirt year.
Last time I started a thread I didn't comment on it and people told me I should, so I just got out in front of it this time.
Speculating on who might Grayshirt or Redshirt seems no different than speculating on who will win the starting QB job or who will lead the team in receiving or who will step up at DT.
Speculating on who is going to do what for the team is one of the main parts of following a football team closely. Its the offseason. Speculation is pretty much all we've got untill the fall.
How is it wrong? Nobody is disparaging anybody.
Looking at who may help the team this year and who is likely to need some more time is a natural part of following football. It happens with every single new player we add to the team. Even the Better Know a Buckeye series that 11W publishes has a big section titled "Redshirt?" that speculates on if the guy will play this year or not.
We "talk about who we think isnt ready or isnt good enough to play right now" with every single recruit and if they will redshirt or not. Even the recruit profiles that 11W writes include a section on if they think the guy will redshirt.
This isn't the same as speculating on if a guy is in trouble or gonna transfer. Grayshiriting is really not that big of a deal.
I missed the forum thread on the same artice, but that discussion seems more to be more about roster management and over signing rather than looking at which of our guys may be best serves by grayshirting.
I do apologize if this thread is redundant though.
Grayshiting in no way deems you "irrelevant." Its simply a tool that can help certain guys better prepare for their future. Nobody is trying to push anybody out of the program here. This is no different than speculating on who might redshirt this year, which people do on this site with every single recruiting class.
Why the boo?
So what do you guys think? Does a Burrow grayshirt make sense? What other candidates seem likely?
Forum Post 09 Apr 2015
Marshall playing out wide more makes a lot of sense given Ohio States personnel. Not only so they need to replace 2 key guys at WR in Smith and Spencer, but they have outstanding depth at the H-Back position with Marshall, Dontre Wilson, and Curtis Samuel. Playing Marshall out wide and Wilson or Samuel at the H-Back could allow OSU to get its best playmakers on the field at the same time.
I still expect Marshall to line up all over the place, including in the backfield. Where he spends the majority of the time may largely depend on how the young receivers develop relative to the other options at H-Back. Marshall's versatility will allow the coaches to put him wherever they need in order to get the best players on the field.