Simpson you are forgetting that rankings change quite markedly between May and Feb. But they are looking worse than their normal.
Sadly I can't even find Glenn's catch against Minn online. Anyone remember the diving catch where he bounced up off the astroturf about 5 feet on a 45 yard pass from Hoying?
Man there are only youngbloods on here. No Terry Gelnn against Minnesota diving catch? No Galloway? C'mon!
Why? Respected program in TX and puts the Bucks in front of many recruits for a beatdowm of a "supposedly" premier state program. Recruits would think any TX team is a great schedule bc it allows their families a chance to come to see them play. Add in Baylors snazzy new stadium and there are no reasons not to play them. And please don't bring up the rape nonsense as a reason not to schedule. By that logic PSU and the U would be a no go as well. Legal issues have nothing to do with football scheduling leave that to the courts.
So you are saying...they may not know where they want to go ..or they may. Thats some real crystal ball shit right there my friend...did you just get laid off from ESPN?
Seriously...Herman helped bring a national championship and was responsible for Dale's ascension. Always a Buckeye in my mind. Wish him nothing but the best except against Urbs and co. Thus far the dude has been pretty fun to watch too. Sure his success will make recruiting tougher in TX but there are lots of recruits.
RK84 I don't know about the majority of fans liking them. I would agree the kids like them and so do the younger fans but everyone I know in their 30s was either not a fan or impartial. I didn't care for them myself, but thought it was a good idea to charge up the fans for the home game "blackout".
You do know Wilson coached AP at OU right? Dude has a history of using his running backs. Had two 1000 yard rushers on 1 team in 08.
Buckeyefan67 keep in mind there is another possibility. The kid could have been so elated he typed it up quickly to post...I'm betting all of us made some grammatical/spelling errors in HS. But yes, very surprising an Ohio kid who claims to be a fan miswrites tOSU.
I know Michigan is THE rival, but you really are wearing some scarlet colored glasses. Not everyone likes tOSU and/or Columbus, academics, possible majors, competition, the list goes on. There are much worse programs to play for, and Michigan is one of the top football programs in the region too. Sure they haven't had recent success comparable to tOSU but they have no shortage of NFL scouts hanging around.....even though they end every season with the taste of defeat.
I'd venture that football is more popular per capita in the south than in other regions. I have lived in the midwest (OH), Northeast (NY, MA), and south (FL, TX) and honestly feel that beyond OH, MI & PA the northern states are less interested in football than those in the south. Texans are crazy about the sport, and the south in general seems far more interested in football compared to other sports. Stereotyping here for sure but what else is there to do in AK, AL, LA, MS, TN, SC and small town FL/GA? Obviously you have a few beach towns and New Orleans but little else. I would also guess there is less education, and more civic community pride in the deep south. Football is a way forward in such communities and also a way up the social ladder. It also is the center of many small towns in the south. So I think all of these things lead to increased participation rates per capita and thus skewed numbers of elite players from the south.
It would be interesting to compile numbers in basketball and I bet the lines would be far more even if not skewed with elite BBallers from the north.
Shoot I'm mlst excited to see the secondary. IMO they are loaded and we all know the coaches are great. I have been excited to see what Erick Smith can do for 3 years now. The kid was a monster in the Army All American game and a heavy hitter at Glenville. The injuries hobbled both Lattimore and him when they came into state. We all saw what Lattimore could do this year, now its Smith's turn (tough being stuck behind Hooker on the depth chart).
Man Collier was a class act. Helluva letter that kid penned. Hope he experiences some success going forward, but after reading that letter I don't think he will struggle. Thanks for posting that Hove...hadn't seen it yet.
Eric Glover Williams was moved to zone 6...prob an H.
Eric Glover Williams will prob be a slot guy too.
Elite DTs are equivalent to elite QBs in the NFL. They're quite rare...count the Donalds, McCoys and Richardsons and other big boys in the NFL who dominate and you'll find equivalents in the Rodgers and Bradys. And don't count the DEs.
Buckshot wouldn't you agree all of the teams you mentioned would have been way better with a 1st round talent in the middle? Sure its not needed but it could make things sooooo much better on D.
Dead on Squirrel Master couldn't agree more. I see at least 2 DEs being drafted next year and probably 1 in the 1st round. Landers is the real deal but not THE missing piece in the middle. Its been a long time since we have seen a Hankins or Wilkinson.
Everyone deserves a second chance....hard to judge thise who you know nothing about. Sark supposedly was having family issues and a messy divorce. I would have hired him and not thought twice about it. Obviously, you listen to their side of the story and if it checks out go for it. Three times is probably pushing it, but if the coach checks himself into rehab and admits a problem I admire him for trying to change. Nobody knows timelines or details about either of these guys situations. Alcohol is an addiction that can destroy people, hopefully both coaches succeed going forward.
I would put Riley ahead of both those guys you listed. His main competition for best coach out west is Lovie. If Fleck can show some kind of growth he can grow into something but he has only done it in the MAC. Chryst inherited his players and brought in a good surrounding cast, but similarly time will tell if he is what he looked this year. His recruiting has not been great so I wonder about longevity.
Riley on the other hand has done solid work at the college and NFL levels and is respected by peers. And Lovie has his time with the Bears but turning Illinois around is gonna be tough. Still I would bet Lovie currently turns more heads and garners more respect amongst coaches than Fleck and Chryst.
All I have heard is the liquor bottle incident at a casino deli...its possible he asked them to put it on his tab (he claimed full responsibility and said it was a misunderstanding). Obviously, nobody knows the facts around that incident. If you have other incidents please share as I havent heard many negatives surrounding Vrabel.
If EGW is moved to WR I don't see him being a deep threat. He would more likely be a slot guy ala Anthony Gonzalez, Brax, & the new kid Tyjon Lindsey. All we here about EGW is about shifty feet that make you miss so it makes me think crossing routes, screens and outs.
I think the DL would be a fight between Jones, Wilson and Landers. Landers might be the best DL on the current roster too.
So to point out the obvious...that means he would be just a little behind Okudah and Wade assuming all things were equal and he was a 2017 class guy. Soo, him coming in to a guaranteed spot is highly unlikely. He's probably better off heading to UT or AtM, unless he wants to win NCs.
I don't know that times have changed that much. I am hoping a cap gets put on this class soon. Personally I would like to see Okudah and that is it unless there is another 5 star. I also don't want to see shady roster practices being brought in to Ohio State so I am hoping the coaches are privy to some info we are not. I also will guarantee you will see a lot of annoyed fans if there are shitty moves made by the coaching staff.