STCBurn that is the only line that really stuck with me from this practice update. Jones was one of our least heralded line recruits too...not sure if this means the others will be that much better or if it means recruiting rankings are crap. I'd prefer to believe Meechy and friends will be monsters.
Thanks for the rumor mill. Even though it is just rumors some of us still like to know what other media sites report. If I could upvote you I would to balance out the negatives.
Sadly jersey #s are just a recruiting tool these days. Get used to checking what # guys choose to switch to/from every year. Small price to pay if a # entices a guy more into visits and program consideration. I used to be annoyed by it, but now It only bothers me when they start changing during the season.
How great would it be for the BIG if Floods predictable rough first BIG campaign lead to a replacement by Schiano? Doubtful I know but it would really help and the eastern division would really be a monster. Wasn't he rumored to be in the PSU coaching candidates?
Absolute abomination. tOSU needs to drop Nike and switch to UA. So sick of Nike trying to sell more sh@! at the expense of tradition. I don't believe UA has tried changing any power program jersey and they are now a conference affiliated company thanks to Maryland. Screw Phil Knight.
Ssant I agree something is a little too tech on the site. My mobile phone is having fits trying to view it. Screen keeps hopping all around and everything is a little too tightly packed together. It does look nice but seems harder to use.
As much as it pains me to say it. I prefer the good OH kids tOSU doesn't recruit stay in the BIG-even if that means TTUN. For tOSU to stay at the top they need to play others at the top. And that means a good UM team is a big bonus. If OH kids don't sign with a BIG team then please not the SEC. And if you are going to sign with an SEC team ARK? Really? The state is basically fried M&Ms and XXX advertisements on billboards when you drive through it. What could possibly pull a kid from up north to that place?
LarryP713 Upvote x100 my friend too many fake Buckeyes become the voice of the program. Would love to see these "fans" treated the same as those they harass.
Personally I am excited to see Smith. I actually liked him better than Carlos at the start of 2012. Yes he fumbled but so did Eddie. RSmith just seems to be that explosive run through you type of back with speed. Here is hoping he kicks the old fumblitis and makes my prognostications look good. I told my brother he would win a heisman after Hyde left. My chances seemed alot better in 2012, but I still got a chance right? He's gonna have his hands full beating Elliot though.
Sad to hear about Brown, seemed like a standup kid at the UA game. The story on his father 's stroke and confinement to the wheelchair along with Tony's response really made you want to root for the kid. Here's hoping he can get things figured out and reach his potential.
They are in Div VI and are part of the CCL with Desales (Warren Ball), Watterson, Hartley, and St Charles they comprise the Columbus Central Catholic League Schools. All the teams in the CCL don't need to be in the same division last I remember nor do they always play each other.
I have lived in OH, FL, TX, NY, & MA. Sure racism is all over the country but some parts of the south are way worse than anything we see up north. I don't think racism plays much of a role in recruiting though. If you grow up around something, then its all you know, so why care? Just an opinion though.
The thing I have noticed that keeps football down here playing at a higher level in some regards is the 7 on 7 leagues that are heavily uitlized (texas7on7.com). In essence southern skill players in Texas can play football almost year round due to 7 on 7. Why has Ohio been so slow to adopt this practice? Look at all the QB's coming out of Texas recently (Rg3, Luck, Manziel, Foles, Mccarron, Stafford, Tannehill, Flynn, Ponder, Dalton, Keenum and Brees) and tell me the extra practice Playinfg Football doesn't make them better at...(wait for it)....Playing Football. Texas has been using the 7on 7 summer leagues since 1997 & the midwest has ....not. Time to adapt so we don't need to continue hearing SEC praise for the rest of time.
Amen to that....bout time we see some man coverage, OSU sure has the recruits for it. I'm so sick of seeing all the premier defenses pull it off while OSU is stuck in zone.
Saban just created OSU's main competition by hiring Bo Davis away from USC. You gotta figure they make a run at Johnson also. Hopefully midwest ties count for something.
Unfortunately, the simple answer in this case could be the minority factor. There still are not that many minority head coaches at the BCS level, even coordinators are rare to come by. Here in Texas they have been talking about the under representation alot since the Strong hire. So, Johnson's misfortune becomes tOSU's luck. On another note just saw on ESPN he has had multiple chances to climb the ladder and turned them down.
As to your second question, I have to imagine guys like Vrabel are pretty rare. Recently retired NFL players with coaching aspirations, no experience (but recommendations from old coaches), and ties to tOSU or current staff sounds like a tall order. Consider how small the pool of recently retired NFL defensive Buckeyes is and it probably is not gonna happen. But on the bright side Vrabel is up a level gaining valuable experience and there is always a possibility he somehow ends up back in Columbus.
Sin City Buck I have been saying this for a while. UT became DBU while under Akina and we will need those Texas HS coaching ties when Herman finally leaves for a better post. I just don't know if Urban has any connection whatsoever to Akina.
I would upvote the hell out of your post if I could. Helping kids grow and learn is what college is all about; why limit the opportunity to a select few? As long as the majority of athletes meet standards I think it is great that tOSU will reach and provide an opportunity to someone to change for the better. I am sure this will open tOSU and other similar universities up for scrutiny, but a noble effort is worth it. That said, it would be great to see some kind of measure of how the "8th grade level readers" do once they are provided guidance and tutoring. From the academic scores I have seen it seems most OSU athletes improve and perform quite well once at college. I personally love to see the high scores and grad rates because in my opinion winning is only worth it when you do it the right way.
Hey DJ thanks for the update on Herman. Living in Austin his name was mentioned yesterday on the radio as someone who was contacted but nothing more was given. Nice to be able to respond to my colleagues at work who only sing the praises of UT. I have been hearing all month that they can BUY any coach because there is no better job out there. Uggghhh.
I am just communicating what was on the radio down here. What did you hear? I haven't found much online besides his name as a candidate. It would be a good move by UT as it protects their borders so didn't seem like that long of a shot.
Best player on the team..couldn't be happier to get him back. Now if we can keep Herman and Warriner and get Brax some more reps with Whitfield the offense should be fantastic. Put me down onthe list of fans with Heisman hopes.
Sad day but best of luck to a great Buckeye at his new post. Hopefully he will flourish in the league and return even better.
NEWS OUT OF AUSTIN,TX IS THAT UT CONTACTED HERMAN TODAY REGARDING THE OPEN OC POSITION ON CHARLIES NEW STAFF. THIS IS DIRECT FROM BUCKY GEIBOLT ON LOCAL ESPN RADIO. LOSING HERMAN AND VRABES WOULD HURT. HERMAN IS tOSU's TEXAS RECRUITING CONNECTION RESPONSIBLE FOR BARRETT, MITCHELL, WILSON AND POSSIBLY THOMAS.
I hope Urbs can get the wallet out of Smiths pocket. If not maybe we can hire Duane Akina from Macks old staff to coach our safeties and solidify another Texas recruiting source.
Hey Jeremy any news on Derrick Nnadi? I thought we had a shot at him after the Army All America game Bucks talked him up. He wasn't mentioned in the talk above about DL possibilities, is he still visiting? Do you think his interest is legit? Thanks for the write up.
While I would love to see Soloman in this class I see tOSU's chances dropping more and more. With Charlie Strong signing at UT Stanford may no longer be Urban's main competition. Charlie mentioned making a priority out of keeping Texas talent in Texas today at UT's intro presser. And if my memory serves me right I believe Thomas was pretty interested in UT earlier in his recruitment. Cross your fingers and hope Urbs pulls another rabbit.
How can you say he is not a good qb? Look at his peers in the BIG, and the NCAA and you can't tell me you would take that many guys over him. Especially consider when he iscompared to the other dual threat guys out there. Either way I think alot of fans will learn to appreciate how good Miller was next year. After the beating he took tonight and the way he threw the ball (while hurt) I would be surprised to see him come back. Another season with a shoddier line protecting him and Meyer running him so much just seems alot to ask compared to the alternative. I would love to see him back but actually think his best option is heading to the draft to collect a check on what will probably be a short NFL career. Short bc a dual threat qb who runs like Brax will not have longevity. He could raise his NFL stock by returning but I think the hits he would take wouldn't be worth it. Either way I am thankful he is a Buckeye...he has been fun to watch.