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Austin, TX (via Columbus, OH)

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Comment 20 Jul 2016
Dobbins grew up a UT fan a few minutes away from campus. I think he is just rethinking now that UT is starting to look good again, Okudah/Browning/Hines have not joined him, and he may not be the sole back in the class. Hopefully I am wrong, but in Austin they are pushng for him to go Burnt Orange (and if they have a succesful season as Luginbill predicts I could see him flip). Urbs needs Okudah to sign soon so Dobbins doesnt just hear UT commits talking up the horns to him all day down here.
Comment 29 May 2016

STXBuck...Here are some reasons that graduation rates are important for recruits to look at:  Some schools do not allow football players to enroll in certain degree programs, certain schools limit classes players can enroll in (due to football conflict), in the past schools filtered students towards certain degrees and away from others, schools have been accused of enrolling players in courses that don't lead to a degree/graduation but allow eligibility, lastly, look at the whole UNC Chapel Hill debacle recently.  While all of these things may not impact grad rates they will impact academics and require student athletes to pay attention in order to be able to achieve academic goals. 

Comment 21 Apr 2016

Nice, I only scored an 18 so I would be a terrible NFL QB (not really news).   My guess is that the average is a 40% because people don't realize you need to rush.  The questions are not really that hard, but if you don't pay attention to the clock you definitely can end up in trouble.  I guess I should give my 4 degrees back and ask for a refund, LOL.  In all seriousness, I would bet if NFL scouts took the test they would not make ridiculous comments. 

Comment 04 Apr 2016

I don't think they took the focus out of TX, the difference was Herman was in Houston.  Texas Tom was the connection that we used to rope in the big fish prior to last year...his region was passed on to Beck (Nebraska connections in the state).  I don't really see tOSU making inroads again down here.  Barrett was an also ran for UT, they chose to recruit others over him.  Mitchell family seemed fascinated with tOSU and Dontre seemed to want out of TX (we pulled him away from Oregon late).  Meechy on the other hand was a real surprise and great job by Herman and co. 

Comment 04 Apr 2016

DANZ..  I have been living in ATX for 9 years and have to disagree, Charlie is on loose ground for sure.  Have you listened to sports talk radio?  Do you know any higher up alumni donors?  The donors are not big fans of Charlie, especially the big names, he has lost many of the fans as well.  The late rise in last years recruiting class may buy him another year but I wouldn't bet on it.  Add in the realistic possibility they cannot win more than 8 games this year and unfortunately Strong will be sent packing (hopefully to a D Coordinator post in Cbus).  He has not really been given a fair shake here in Austin, Mack left him a complete mess and bare QB cupboard.  That said, Sumlin is sitting pretty unsteady as well following the transfers, although if he wins 8 games I think he will be back.

Comment 16 Mar 2016

I for one don't think there is any dilemma, tOSU made an offer that was accepted by Sibley.  Sibley has done nothing to cause regret in the coaches, he continues to hold up his end of the agreement, he is a quality young man.  Urban should honor the commitable offer unless Sibley doesn't compose himself like a Buckeye (otherwise Urbs should lose respect from every Buckeye fan out there).  This is not TTUN, there is more to life than winning football games, if the coaches attempt to convey this fact to the young men they recruit then winning will take care of itself.

That said if the staff never promised Sibley they would only take a said # of RBs then I don't see any problem with accepting a third commitment and letting competition sort itself out (as long as the staff is willing to honor 3 commitments if nobody decommits). 

Comment 18 Feb 2016

Infantry, I agree 100%, for all those interested in #s I'd love to see the number of players from these universities who played for the Bengals by decade.  I would bet the #s would show less Buckeyes on the Bengals in the modern decades; surely the numbers would show less UC Bearcats alumni on Cincy teams since 2000.

Comment 18 Jan 2016
Just one opinion but there is way too much talent out there to think that. Burrow, Gibson, and Collier would all have to regress to fall behind a true frosh. Gotta believe there is a BIG learning curve in addition to the speed of the game - and he isn't on campus till fall. But he will compete, and prob see the field as a redshirt soph in 2018.
Comment 06 Jan 2016

I'm all for academics, but what was your major?  Guessing it was not Finance, as its a simple risk/return model with playing unpaid FBS college football vs. NFL money.  There is no reason to be disappointed in players leaving early to play in the league, it's almost more disappointing to see a kid stay who could get drafted in the first 3-4 rounds.  Ask Jaylon Smith and Marcus Lattimore if they wish they could have left school a little earlier.  Sure its nice to see a "loyal" guy stick around, but why waste your body if you don't have to?  Personally, I just feel lucky to see some of these talents play for the team I cheer for.  They can come back and get their degree later if they need it (hopefully that message is conveyed to the early entrants).

Comment 06 Jan 2016
Big difference between a freshman with no collegiate experience trying to learn plays at 2 positions and a 4 year starter and senior trying to learn plays at the H back position (which he is already familiar with due to his time at QB). Not saying he won't learn both poshitions just that the learning curve is gonna be much longer/more gradual.
Comment 28 Dec 2015
Couldn't disagree more. A stronger BIG is always better for OSU, just as a stronger ACC benefits FSU and Clemson. When your conference is viewed to be weak you have far less of a chance of losing and still sneaaking into the playoffs. This year was different in that tOSU lost to the 1 team in conference they couldn't afford a loss to (and late in the season at that). It doesn't take much to see that a stronger conference equates to a stronger SOS and a better chance of making the playoffs. Not to mention the fact that a stronger conference leads to more competitive games that are far more entertaining to watch than 41-7 victories over Purdue and Rutgers. And before you say it, I acknowledge a stronger conference also means a tougher path to the playoff - and more potential losses. But real players embrace competition, they seek it out and thrive on it. A stronger BIG means better recruits, better more entertaining games, and better chances tOSU grads do well in the league. All of that sounds good to me. Throw in a win for Dino (a former Buckeye) and its just gravy.