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themostbrian


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Comment 04 Mar 2015

No offense,... but if you didn't put at least 'moderate' than I wonder how much you've watched this Buckeye team play this year (especially on the road) and how much you've watched of B1G conference play. It's incredibly hard to win on the road in this conference and the Buckeyes have been incredibly inconsistent away from home.

Go Bucks!

Comment 04 Feb 2015

I've been waiting to see a finalized report on who redshirted and who did not. Good call on Jones, though - I knew he played. I'm not sure about Webb or Lattimore. Dixon did play but I've seen reports that he'll qualify for a medical redshirt so I'm keeping him as a redshirt for now.

The other mistake I had was Evan Lisle as a RS freshman - he'll be a 3rd year sophomore next season. I've also updated this with the information gleaned from Urban's press conference - Reeves and Tanner are now highlighted yellow to reflect their questionable status.

So now we'll be at 86 if Dunn transfers and Reeves, Bogard, and Tanner are medical hardships. Still 1 over and still oversigning but much better than 4-5 over.

Thanks for the help - I want this to be as accurate as possible!

Comment 04 Feb 2015

It's really not that simple.

I count 91 based on my own google spreadsheet.

That includes Devan Bogard (who has not officially been declared a medical hardship) and Brionte Dunn (rumored transfer has not been confirmed yet). Guys like Dodson, Chris Carter, etc. have been off my list for a long time. So even if Bogard and Dunn are finished at OSU that still leaves us at 89.

I trust that Urban Meyer and the coaching staff know more than we do about the status of the players (obviously) but bringing things into the light is the only way to ensure that there aren't abuses going on in the background.

When other SEC schools have been in this position (91 on the roster in February) we have kicked and screamed even when there were seemingly legitimate transfers/hardships/etc that trickled out in the following months. We should hold ourselves to that same standard and be completely above reproach on this matter. At this point, I don't think we've met that standard or even come close.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Very possibly you're correct.

But, from what I gather, other folks are talking about it too (the group I mentioned in my update to the original post) so that's why I posted it here asking for corroboration from others - if others are talking about it then it shouldn't be only me who is hearing it.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

My source, for the record, is a close friend of an assistant coach on the team and has been invited to watch closed practices. That's all I can say. And, no, that doesn't mean that this information is true/valid - it just means it's coming from someone who is a lot more likely to know than other people.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Could be you're right. Thus, my question to others about whether this is legit.

My source, for the record, is a close friend of an assistant coach on the team and has been invited to watch closed practices. That's all I can say. And, no, that doesn't mean that this information is true/valid - it just means it's coming from someone who is a lot more likely to know than other people.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Invited to practices sometimes and have a reasonably close friendship (do dinners together) with one assistant on the coaching staff who I won't name.

Comment 10 Jan 2015

Many will not appreciate how massive it is to have Washington for one more year.

Here is an exhaustive list of our returning scholarship players on the interior of the defensive line without Washington:

Tommy Schutt, Michael Hill, Donovan Munger.

Yikes.

Comment 24 Dec 2014

JT.

Simple reason why is because Alabama's defensive strength is in the front 7 and that means it is likely that they either take away or slow down our inside zone read. If this happens, the QB best equipped to throw well enough to open up the run game is JT. Braxton could not make this happen against MSU in the 2013 B1G Championship game and the failure of the passing game is a significant part of why we lost that game.

JT is by far the best of the three QBs at pass accuracy and going through his progressions.