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...