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Comment 07 Feb 2016

I so hope all Buckeye play fabulous today.....I also hope the great performances are followed by a story on non-local news noticing how "Buckeyes" did so well. Go Bucks.

Above it was asked how someone could not love Cam Newton....probably a million answers to that question including one that starts with an R and ends with an ism. It's alive and well in this country. (Sadly)

Comment 04 Feb 2016

The above shows that whatever your interest is, you can find a poll to back that up. Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Cruz....... there's a poll to show how they're killing it. I know a lot of people bash ESPN and I admit that they have SEC love...... but they also have a network and the rights to telecast national championship games and about 5 Buckeyes on payroll getting valuable air time.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

I love the above chart. What concerns me is that in the last 3 recruiting classes we have 14 OL. I seriously hope that our new OL coach is in favor of rotating in back ups. Doing so will keep fresh players on the field, will allow more guys to play, and will yield positive results because a fresh 300 pound guy should block a tired 300 pound DL. This also allows player development, experienced depth, and the ability for an injury replacement to be achieved with a kid who has been there and done that.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Saltydogg, Great point, You're exactly right. Teams that recruit poorly often don't play well on the field because as important as coaching is, having talent to start with is essential. On that network, they said how no team has won a national championship without previously having a top 10 recruiting class. Team with many number 1 recruiting classes just won a national championship. 2 + 2 does equal 4. Bama and Florida state did very well yesterday. I honestly hope we do whatever is necessary to rise to the top in recruiting.

The idea of a NSD party sounds crazy to me but I admit that young people love the attention. Maybe it's worth considering.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

ESPN rankings of the top 75 programs and where they all stand. I would think whoever is AD at Illinois should polish the resume. Several others sucked as well.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

I think this class is an A- for MSU.   9, 4stars & 10 3 stars gets you an A-  ?   HUH ????

Wisconsin  I give the class a B.   3, 4 stars, 22  3 stars and 1  2 star gets you a B  ?   Not good at all !!!!!!!

My final grade for the Minnesota class is a B+.   1  4 star,  19 3 stars  and 1  2 star gets you a B+    Seriously  ????????

I guess by these standards everyone in the top 20 rankings  See  is a solid A++++

Crazy stuff here. OSU gets an A (no plus because we started the day at 2 and ended it at 5) Mich gets an A as well. 15 kids in the espn 300. 2 more than us. Penn State did fine and MSU did fine but neither was near the top 10. SEC had 5 teams in the espn top 10. That's what our league should aspire to. Aside from The Buckeyes and Mich the entire Big ten was piss poor. News Flash, This is why the preseason polls will have OSU ranked top 10 and Mich close behind. I wouldn't expect anyone else (perhaps MSU) to be in the top 25. The big ten did terrible today. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Great job. I'm hopeful that Mr. Pantoni has a great year late 16 thru 2/17 and we finish on top for recruiting. That's a position we should fight towards because finishing below Bama is not where we belong.

What sucks is the Big Ten as a league. It's the big 2 and all the rest again. We finish at 5, Mich at 6, then we get some space before the next 3 or 4 teams. At one point today the SEC had 6 of the top ten spots (espn). As a league our bottom half seriously struggled.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

I think this young man will be HUGE for us. A very important signing. I hope that our coaches keep him well fed and use his massive talents to escalate us to the top in offensive efficiency. I'd love for us to start passing much more and have great receiving stats. It's time to forget about Tim Tebow (running QB) and pass the ball so we continue to have players drafted high.

Comment 01 Feb 2016

Fuller is major important now. Hamlin saved his HS buddies on gas money - so what. Enjoy being on TV twice a year with regional coverage. Enjoy playing for a national championship UHHHH  NEVER.  You could have come to the promised land but C'Bus was too big league for you ? Good luck at Pitt. Didn't they have a great QB about 25 years ago ? 

Please Mr. Fuller, come to Columbus where they play serious football.

Comment 01 Feb 2016

The only thing better than getting one of these DB's would be getting both of them. I'm skeptical though. I think Pitt will land Hamlin but you never know until you know. What Hamlin should remember is that the Buckeyes are always on television and Pitt - sometimes. Huge difference. Also our competition gets good this year so being on national television and grabbing an interception against Oklahoma is a fabulous thing. Wanna become a sensation ? Do it on the biggest stage and THEY WILL ALL NOTICE. You get that here not at Pitt.

Fuller would be fantastic as well. As I previously said, we could get them both. Be a big part of the #2 class or a big part of the #44 class or whatever Pitt might be ranked. This is not about it being convenient for you buddies.

Comment 30 Jan 2016

What sucks is Mich is the front runner for Rashan Gary (#1 in espn 300 DT) and a strong possibility for a TE from California. I don't care if we finish behind LSU but I sure don't want to finish behind Mich. That is a loss because it all starts with recruiting. Hopefully there will be some late good news of some kind. Currently we're reading about '17 and '18 prospects. How about a story about how many spots we have left and who we're hoping to get ? C'mon Buckeye coaches !!!! work until the last minute to get the best new recruits that we can get.

Don't coast...

Comment 30 Jan 2016

Forgive me if I missed something but, TTUN just had a DT from Texas decommit and if I'm not mistaken, we were wanting a DT......

That kid would have a lot of motivation against ttun. I don't know if the kid is really good or not but it seems like something our Def coaches should be considering. He is a 4 star and we're considering kids ranked lower........ Why not take him ?

Comment 27 Jan 2016

K'Von Wallace, a very quickly-rising two-star prospect from Highland Springs, Virginia, added Ohio 


I hope we have plenty of recruits with a higher ranking. Two star kids should be told while we're chasing 5 star, and 4 star options we'll consider 3 stars if we don't land anything better and if at 2:00 pm on Feb 3, we don't get what we want.....we'll be a little more open minded.

Comment 27 Jan 2016

Aubrey Solomon sounds great. I hope we ultimately get him. He's the 7th ranked DT in 2017 class. I'm wondering if we've offered and where we stand with the top ranked DT, number 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6th ranked DT. We should work towards trying to get the best of the best. If you're wealthy, you don't want to buy a good car.... you want and should get a great one.

I hope in next years recruiting we land the number 3 and number 7 DT.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

If Fuller is interested in also playing offense then we should agree. We have nothing to lose. Maybe he can play 2 - 4 plays a game at wr or h back. Obviously at his size he would be fabulous at db, I really hope that we get him. I heard we've slipped to second behind LSU.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

I know 99.5 % of people on this site believe Bruce would be the next greatest thing since Percy Harvin. The answers to all of our prayers. As we're all entitled to our opinion, I disagree. In what you read about the kid, he's 5' 8". So in reality he might go 5' 7 1/4". Either way, I think being so small would make him more prone to injury. If he's going to Miami we'll sit back and watch to see if that's true. I would rather have an athlete or wr who's at or above 6 feet tall. A local kid from Walnut Ridge HS fits that bill. Hopefully we finish this recruiting on a high note.