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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?
Comment 18 Apr 2016
I thought Meyer's quote summed up what I saw from Gibson perfectly. "He's a freak," Meyer said of Gibson. "But he's gotta go get the ball. He's 6-4, whatever he is, and he's got a 35-inch vertical jump, and we're going to teach him how to use that thing. He's a very good young man; he's trying really hard. His position was switched; he was a quarterback in high school." GO GET THE BALL! Once he gets that down hell be unstopable.
Comment 18 Apr 2016
I would like to see what Bri'onte Dunn can do with a starters load of 20-25 carries a game. I still think there's something to be said for a fifth year guy who's gone through the trials and paid his dues. It's true that Dunn hasn't done much yet on the field, but in addition to his off the field issues keeping him in the dog house he's also been stuck behind two all time great Buckeye RBS in Elliott and Hyde. But all of that is behind him now and he's got the opportunity to seize the job he's been working for his whole life - it would be wonderful to see that happen. The physical ability has always been there for Dumm and he's been fairly productive with the carries he has received. He seems like the type of brusing back that would only beore effective as the game rolls on. If Weber proves himself to be the better player and demands more time then so be it - I have no doubt big things are in store for him here one way or the other. Its just that we've all been following the ups and downs of Dunns career sincd before Meyer was even the coach here, and it would be awesome to see him go out with a bang his senior year.
Comment 14 Feb 2016
I still can't figure out how Norwell didn't get drafted by the NFL? The guy seemingly has it all on paper: 5 Star recruit with prototype size, multi year starter on some great Ohio State lines, and now a quality starter for a team that made the Super Bowl - but somehow he wasn't good enough to be picked in any of the 7 rounds of the draft? What happened there?
Comment 08 Feb 2016
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.
Comment 07 Feb 2016
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.
Comment 07 Feb 2016
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
Comment 06 Feb 2016

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. 

Comment 06 Feb 2016
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.
Comment 06 Feb 2016
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
Comment 02 Feb 2016
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....