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Comment 23 Jul 2014
There's really only 2 possible candidates for most catches - Dontre Wilson and Devin Smith. I'm excited about the potential of guys like Corey Smith, Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall, Johnny Dixon and even the return of Evan Spencer but those guys have their work cut out just to earn a starting spot let alone actually lead the team in receptions for the entire season. Dontre and Devin however are already established as major pieces of the offense. Dontre underneath and Devin over the top is going to be a major part of Ohio States passing offense this year. The one of them that most improves the opposite part of their game will likely lead the team in receptions.
Comment 08 Jul 2014
Isn't Braxton still recovering from shoulder surgery?
Comment 25 Jun 2014
Did you remove Jamal Marcus and Jayme Thompson? I'm pretty sure we're at the right number now but I'd have to go back and check.
Comment 25 Jun 2014
Shifting players to last years recruiting class only helps you get around the 25 signers per year limit. However there is still a hard cap of 85 total scholarships. That you can't get around with creative math, only by removing players.
Comment 17 Jun 2014
I always laugh when fans get upset with a player for holding out. If Boone wasn't playing well, was chronically injured, or just overpaid then the team wouldn't hesitate to cut him well before his contract is over. It happens all the time and people barely bat an eye. If teams aren't expected to live up to the terms of a contract then why should the players be?
Comment 16 Jun 2014
You pretty much just defined "hater" in sports - Actively rooting against a particular team or player. Unless they're playing against a team your a fan of or if them losing benefits your teams standings then rooting for them to lose just because you don't like them or the guys on their team is what being a "hater" is. Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that. Watching teams you hate lose can be fun but don't get upset when people use the correct word to describe it.
Comment 11 Jun 2014
Bennett has been getting a lot of prase in almost all the early draft stuff I've seen for next year. I think he's a more elite player than even a lot of Buckeye fans realizr
Comment 11 Jun 2014
I would be very surprised if Curtis Samuel was actually our real #2 RB next year. I see him being more of a "novelty" player the way Dontre Wilson was last year. There will be some packages designed for him but he won't be a consistent part of the offense yet.
Comment 21 May 2014
Do you really think that in a lottery with major market powers like Boston and the LA Lakers, and in a draft with several potential franchise players, that they would rig the lottery to give the top pick to Cleveland? That doesn't make any sense at all
Comment 14 May 2014

 I don't mean to be a downer but Eli Apple is not our top cornerback right now.  He's more like #4 - behind Doran Grant, Armani Reeves, and Gareon Conley.  If Apple can rise up past those guys on the depth chart then more power to him, but he's not there yet.

Comment 14 May 2014
Fwiw, SI.com just did a 2015 mock draft and they list Michael Bennett at #16 in the first round. They compare him to Aaron Donald out of Pitt from this year. http://nfl.si.com/2014/05/13/2015-nfl-mock-draft-cedric-ogbuehi/3/
Comment 09 May 2014

I don't think Heuerman really has a shot at the first round.  He's an NFL guy for sure but he's not really the type of super athletic receiving TE that usually goes in the first round.

Michael Bennett has a good shot if he has a good year. With a strong year at nose tackle this year he'll have proven himself at 3 positions along the line, and NFL teams love that kind of versatility

Braxton of course will be heavily debated and needs a to take some big strides.  He has the talent, but it's so hard to tell what QBs will go where - especially this far out from the draft.  

Spence and Decker would be the juniors most likely to make the jump and both of them play positions that have a lot of value in the first round.  If you're a top 5 OT or pass rusher you've got a great shot at going in the first round.

Other guys who could step up to first round level with huge years are Devin Smith and Dorian Grant - They both have all the physical tools that NFL teams look for and they play positions with a lot of draft value.  They've both shown flashes of greatness, especially Smith, but they need to be much more consistent.  If one of them puts it all together and has a huge year he could see himself shooting up draft boards before next spring.

Comment 21 Apr 2014

Darron Lee was a summer commit who had to earn his offer by coming to summer camps and performing in front of the coaches.  Expect to see a couple more guys like that come on the scene this summer as well.

Comment 21 Apr 2014

The Seahawks are a good franchise but I'm not sure this is a great situation for Pryor.  It would have been good for him to go somewhere where he could at least be the backup and perhaps be groomed to take over in the future.  With Russell Wilson being so young and the with the Seahawks having just resigned Tarvaris Jackson, Pryor is likely stuck as the #3 QB for a while, which some teams don't even keep on the active roster.  Unless the Seahawks are unable to resign Wilson (unlikely) then Pryor is unlikely to see meaningful playing time in Seattle.  

Comment 17 Apr 2014

Luke Kuechly is the exception, not the rule.  Most guys from Ohio who go to Cincinnati or Boston College could never crack the 2-deep at Ohio State.

Not to say that is the case for Connor, he  may turn out be a great one.  But Ohio State is not obligated to offer every kid from Ohio  just because they want to be Buckeyes and get offers from some lower tier schools.

Comment 17 Apr 2014

This is disappointing but I can't say I'm surprised.  With the way Meyer kept talking about depth problems at safety this spring I figured some of the guys down the depth chart could be having issues.  Once Bell went out with an injury nearly all the first team reps at Safety went to Powell and Burrows while most other positions continued to rotate guys in.  Meyer has also said several times how he was waiting for Erik Smith to get here and fill out the depth chart at safety which also raised some red flags.

Predicted depth chart at safety:
1st team: Tyvis Powell and Vonn Bell
2nd Team: Cam Burrows and Erik Smith

That is a very young but extremely talented group.  I wonder where this leaves the one other experienced safety on the roster in Ron Tanner.  Hopefully he is able to make an impact as well.

Comment 17 Apr 2014

To be fair this happened frequently under Tressel too.  Guys who aren't fitting in for whatever reason or are unhappy with their spot on the depth chart and chances for playing time decide to move on to another school. It happens every year here and at pretty much every other major program.

Comment 01 Apr 2014

Totally.  If a guy isn't an All American his sophomore year then you bench him for an unproven rookie - that's just good coaching.  Never mind if he's your top returning player at the position and he's been showing marked improvement since last season.  We all know that nobody ever bets better from one year to the next. All good football coaches know that if a player isn't instantly amazing then you just give up on him...

Comment 30 Mar 2014

If you overseas you should check out BTN2Go.com  

The Big Ten Network has and excellent online streaming site and I believe its free for overseas customers

Comment 03 Mar 2014

The problem with Washington as a starter is neither him or Michael Bennett are really nose tackles.  They're more pass rush guys, which is great in certain situations, but I could see them wanting a wider body to hold the point against the run on early downs. I foresee a situation where Tommy Schutt or possibly even Michael Hill is the official starter at nose tackle and Washington instead serves as the all purpose backup rotating in frequently at both DT and DE