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Comment 24 Mar 2015
Sadly a lot of top WRs look at the 104 receptions Amari Cooper had last year and think they can be that guy too. Couple #s like that with negative recruiting towards Meyer and his lack of big name WR pro talent, spread offense, and OSUs last 1000 yard receiver (over 10 years ago) and I can see recruiting a top tier WR being tough for Urbs. The Bucks really just need Thomas to blossom and make the college football/national media take notice...it will only take one guy to allow the floodgates to open. Many of today's kids are too young to remember Joey Galloway, Terry Glenn, Cris Carter, David Boston, and even Santonio Holmes. Consequently, I don't think they view Ohio State the same as Bama, LSU, USC, FSU and some other programs who have had more notable wide receivers enter the pros recently.
Comment 17 Mar 2015
NEO by that rationale then OSU is even worse at talent development. OSU only had 6 players taken in 2014, 3 in 2013, and 4 in 2012. ND and OSU recruit about the same level of talent, according to 247 the Bucks actually had higher ranked classes in 2009 and 2010 and the Irish only in 2008. So...yes they develop talent quite well...otherwise why would we keep taking their coaches? Warriner and now the new RB coach both are ND steals.
Comment 16 Mar 2015
Not a domer BUT they do develop talent there quite well. They had 8 guys drafted last year, 6 in 2013, and 4 in 2012. Top that off with a nationally televised program giving kids exposure, tradition, a yearly schedule of top tier programs, and the academics and I don't understand why a kid wouldn't consider them. My brother attended ND before OSU law so I hear all about it.
Comment 15 Mar 2015
I don't think people were lining up to pick the Bucks last year after the loss to VT and close call at Michigan. You can't judge a team based off of it's poorer games...USC has the talent. The question is can they put it all together. I still am very confident this team can do it again next year BUT I think a lot of our fans are forgetting how hard it is to GRIND out 15 victories in a season. Don't sleep on TCU either. And I am sure someone else will emerge, maybe Clemson, ND, AtM.
Comment 05 Mar 2015
TE is all Vannett, Fragel graduated a while back. Did you mean Vannett wasn't dependable? He looked pretty solid last year behind Heurman (NFL TE).
Comment 16 Feb 2015
OSU07ASU10...you guys both have arguments. Although, you brought more of a rational argument to the table than Hills. As a rehab professional I have to say that every case is different and carries its own unique facets. However, IMO Brax has a long/lot of work to do because of his history. That is not saying that he cannot do it, just that the odds are stacked against a quick return. Personally I am hoping he has a great team helping him and that he finds his way back to form asap. I would love to see him leading the squad in 2015.
Comment 31 Jan 2015
Tothehouse I heard that on ESPN, enjoyed it too, thinking the same as you that they screwed up. However, the pundits stated that they had to go in with a tough sell bc the young man was basically all Nebraska. This made me think they were hoping to sell Michigan's academics (far superior rating than Neb) hoping the family placed greater value upon college. I can understand desperately using any tactic when your back is against the wall. They had nothing to lose and needed to differentiate the 2 programs, clearly it didn't work. However, I won't judge Harbaugh's recruiting based off of one mistake. If it becomes a trend, well, then it's open season. Had to present the other side of the story, otherwise it does sound bad/like they insulted the family. It really all depends on how the "we have better academics" was communicated and no one will ever really know besides the people there.
Comment 31 Jan 2015
Meyer may recruit better than Harbaugh but you underestimate the importance of the extra 2 weeks. You also forget that Meyer was not looking at other jobs while Harbaugh was. Knowing Urban Meyer he was already looking at recruiting and the class while he was considering his return. Lastly, I bet Harbaugh will finish strong, top 50 would not surprise me. I may not like UM but I do respect Harbaugh, the man is a proven commodity (saying anything contrary to that involves scarlet glasses). I am looking forward to the upcoming wars between TTUN/Harbaugh and Meyer.
Comment 30 Jan 2015
Gibsons said multiple times he is interested in red shirting at OSU to learn from Brax and grow as a QB. He is a kid and is looking around for the best school that suits his needs. Any school he talks to would be insane to not try and sell OSUs depth chart as a negative. If the young man chooses another school I hope he succeeds there all the same. Just bc we cheer for a team doesnt mean the school is the best for everyone. Personally I think whoever gets him is lucky as he looks like a young TP. He might enjoy the spotlight but everything he says seems to indicate he is looking out for his best interests. Seems smart and grounded when the media isnt painting him as a primadonna.
Comment 25 Jan 2015

Made me wonder if Alex Malzone is still as comfortable and cocky as he was a few months back when he was Brady's golden boy.  Anyone care to check his twitter and let us know?  Longhorns will miss Gentry, but word down here is they are going to flip Kyler Murray from AtM.  Personally, I love seeing a move that weakens the SEC while indirectly strengthening the BIG (although I wish it wasn't UM).

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Both are good prospects, some media push Gibson away from QB but he has the higher ceiling as evidenced by ratings/measurables.  And you gotta love that he has stated openly his willingness to redshirt and learn from those ahead of him.  Maybe we should let Gibson display his abilities for the coaches before stating opinions with little founding.  Urbs is recruiting him as a QB afterall...

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Strange I hear ya.  I live in TX now and definitely hear a bit about the SEC from the Aggs and a few Bamers.  That said I enjoy wearing my colors and smile but I avoid the shit talk...nothing says more to classless fans than a silent smile and "yeah they played well."  Its been fun listening to these same fans tell me how good the team is.  Hold your head high my friend.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Couldn't disagree more.  Herby is a great announcer...objecrive and knowledgeable.  He is not a homer, but too many from the fan base want him to be.  Proud he is a buckeye.