Agreed Michigain does look good...but I don't know if I take them over this team yet. I am assuming they Bucks beat Maryland somewhat easily, but will be curious to see how they handle PSU. Need to see some offensive growth from the passing game in order to believe this team goes undefeated. If Zeke and company struggle against PSU then I will be worried about TTUN.
Compare the TEs to a program like ND and you can see how TEs might perceive a lack of development.
Couldn"t agree more, I have been saying this hoping some of the people on here with scarlet colored glasses might better understand why a recruit might take their time. Afterall, they only get treated this way 1x in their careers.
Strong will turn it around. He just needs a line to block for whatever poor soul gets to play in the backfield. They had to boot two of their best OL last year and were thin at the position to begin with after Charlie was hired near signing day and had to try to hold onto Mack's leftovers. Now they have two true freshmen starting at OL, one at left tackle. Their line is a siv and consequently it is really hard to pass anything other than 5-10 yard routes. The new O coordinator fixed the deep route play calling and they now put Heard in at QB (after saving him from Sheldon Day and ND's line). This year will be rough but the OL should be good by next season when Charlie's recruits start to mature.
Notre Dame looked pretty damn good. Zaire was really strong and the DL looked great. Granted it was against Texas who has been terrible but their OL should have been improved from last year and didn't look to be against ND. We will see if the Irish are for real against Georgia Tech. If they win there it wouldn't be too much of a reach to think they could be a playoff team.
Anthony Thompson was pretty damn good back in the 80-90s, I believe he took home some serious hardware too.
Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota, Wiscy need to step it up.
"It's starting to look like kids commit to hold a spot then when they get the offer they might want a little bit more decommit & go to what may have been their 1st choice or better choice cause less competition for them. Though when Hall committed he knew who was here including Cooper and that Bosa was going to commit."
That would be smart for kids to do, they are supposed to make the best choice for themselves afterall.
Just found this...1996 was the last #1 class...w/the Big Kat. Apparently 99 and 02 were close, finishing second. Memory lane: http://ohiostate.247sports.com/Article/Past-Ohio-State-Recruiting-Classes-23721
Ford's attitude is possibly stemming from disappointment. Hopefully, it pushes him to improve and possibly earn that committable offer, IF that is truly the issue. I can imagine reacting similarly if I were in his shoes and his age...I mean you have worked your butt off to become a top 100 talent and you still get told your not good enough?! Wow! That's some serious talent in the 2017 class. Best of luck to Mr. Ford, but lets keep the ball rolling for 2017. Has OSU ever had the #1 class per scout or rivals? 247? Anyone know? Birm?
Keep waiting. Never gonna happen... tradition matters at schools that have it. And thank god tOSU is one of those schools.
Agreed, games are more fun to watch when there are two ranked opponents. I'd much rather watch OSU have to beat ranked BIG opponents, but I grew up in the Midwest and appreciate BIG history. Butkus and Illinois, Chicago (Amos Alonzo Stag)Minnesota (past champs), Wiscy (Alvarez), MSU/Nd rivalry(not BIG but classic when theirgood teams), and finally the War between Hayes and his protégé. The games are so much better when the conference champ means something.