I've been looking forward to your preview of DL prospects because of my interest in Kordell Looney's candidacy. His highlight video impresses; I see him as a potential All-Big Ten talent. Obviously, the caliber of competition he faces is low, but the talent is real. Have you heard anything from your OSU insiders regarding his prospects for an offer? I would hate for Tennessee or some other SEC team to steal him away.
Whisperer, is it too early to talk about other OH prospects in the '16 class? The footage on DT prospect Kordell Looney impresses. Aside from Michael Bennett and Adolphus Washington, the state of Ohio rarely produces 4/5-star DT prospects. I wonder if this kid has such potential (I recognize that the quality of competition may not be sterling. Regardless, his athleticism stands out).
perhaps I'm reading too much into the comments from the players, but I am very concerned about the player's physical health after the Alabama game. Oregon didn't have a physical game with FSu, and will, as a result, be less damaged physically. This is a competitive advantage for Oregon.
Referencing Hitler in college football is incredibly offensive to me as a Buckeye fan and to the people of Alabama.
Please delete this post--and this video--immediately.
Couldn't agree more. Harbaugh will be a phenomenal hire that will elevate TTUN overnight, restore the rivalry (think ten year war part 2), and make the B1G relevant.
It is conceivable that, with this hiring, the B1G will have 3 of the top 5-6 coaches in college football. Add in the PSU recruiting trend under the new guy and the B1G East neighborhood gets tougher overnight to the point where it can hold its own with the PAC12 and the SEC. Give it 2 years tops before we can finally look the SEC in the eyes.
just looking through this old post from February, back when it it's pretty much impossible to forecast who will join the next class of football players. it jumps out at me that, of the 6 names you introduced in this column, 5 earned OSU offers and eventually committed verbally to OSU. either you have mad skills when it comes to eyeing potential OSU football talent, an active connection on the OSU staff, or a combination of the two. either way, keep it coming.
I certainly hope they bring in Harbaugh. The rivalry has lost its luster, and B1G relevancy hinges on the 4 B1G power programs each being regularly ranked in the Top25. Bringing in Harbaugh would indeed spawn another 10-year war (as long as Urban sticks around). Lastly, playing a national-championship caliber TTUN better prepares the B1G champion for a playoff run. Trust me, you don't want a B1G champ cruising through an easy league only to get hammered on the national stage.
Fulton's post-game analyses are gold. There is nothing comparable Re:understanding the strategic decisions behind Ohio State football execution. After reading this, my views on the defensive philosophy and the defensive Cordinators themselves has changed. I now get it, and think higher of the Ohio State football team as a result of Ross' analysis (I was very frustrated). Please keep these coming.
This discussion about perceived slights is irrelevant until OSU improves their suddenly porous run defense. Wisky will run over us en route to the B1G championship if significant improvement is not made immediately. The OSU offense is championship caliber. Need the run defense to match it.
um, walk back from the ledge there Jbucks. you may have noticed that SEC teams exist in talent-rich environments while midwest B1G teams have to get by on a veritable desert. not to mention the inherent advantages of oversigining and non-existent academic standards (SEC West in particular).
it ain't gonna happen for the B1G this year. recommend you delay this request--when PSU and Michigan regain their competitive standing, then the B1G can try to move from Loss column to the Win column more frequently. a more realistic objective would be for OSU to finally beat an SEC team in a bowl game that was not disqualified.
Excellent intro to new names.
any word about phillip hoskins of toledo whitmer? Seemed to have the rare DT frame...