They may end up Top 3, but this is not the normal for Bama at this point in the recruiting cycle.
You forget how quickly Matta won a Big Ten Title and made it to a Final Four. That doesn't happen by counting on wins against the little sister's of the poor for 20 win seasons. AGAIN, if the new coach can't replicate what Matta did, sooner than later, he won't be around long. Seeing how arguable the best coach in Ohio State history was just fired.
For the youngsters, it's what have you done for me lately, in RECRUITING. THAT is what Top 10 programs in ANY sport are about.
Whoever the next coach is, his longevity will depend on if his first recruiting class will be comparable to Matta's first class; Oden, Conley Cook, Lighty and Hunter. If not, a search for a new coach will begin sooner than later. As that class was the primary reason for top players coming to Ohio State over the next decade. You build it and they will come, but you gotta build it quickly.
I hope Thad will stay in Columbus and grow his legacy as Early Bruce and Cooper did after they were let go.
Vvery few coaches and ZERO administrators would be in favor of adding 3 weeks to the season.
Tired of going to classes
Fair. It would not be fair to both Burrow and Haskins, not to know who is the REAL #2 QB this year and thus have the inside track to the starters job next year. Not knowing for sure before the season starts would be UNfair to both. In making decisions about their future.
Surely you jest! This WILL NOT be the Kenvin Wilson gunslinger show offense. Urban Meyer is still the head football coach, This will still be Urban Meyer's Spread Read Option Offense, with some tweaks by Kevin Wilson. What you saw in the spring game is NOTHING CLOSE to what you will see in the real world of Big Ten football
Burrow ran more in high school than Haskins. Burrow looks to be the better of the 2 at the read option. We all do remember this is not a Pro Offense, right??. It is THE Urban Meyer Read Option Offense. The QB's might chuck it up for 7 TD's and 700 yards passing in a spring game, but when it comes to big boy football the QB's will be handing it off and running the ball themselves more than they'll be throwing the ball.
Spring games are a fantasy world.
If Jones doesn't like the looks of the competition then Urban better get real busy recruiting another QB for the 2018 class. But using your logic NO QB worth his salt would want to come to Ohio State.....would he??
The 11warriors poll favors Burrows over Haskins 70% to 30%. Looks like Burrows will be the starter for the next 2 years. Then Haskins for 1 year, Martel for 1 year, unless either transfers and Jones 1 year unless he asks to be switched to WR to get on the field, like Gibson did.
The issues that come with the most talented pool of QBs in Ohio State history
Ohio State needs a BIG back for their offense to work as designed. They don't have one and there are none on the horizon.
Remember the name, it will be interesting to see who offers him a scholarship
Why not this scenario. A player, his escort for the weekend, found out about him having marijuana, told a coach, athletic department turns him in.
That was the best piece of coaching I've seen Creen do at Indiana. I saw a high school coach with 600 wins do almost the same thing once. When he told his players to hold the ball in the last 30 seconds of a lop sided win and one of his players took and made a 25 footer as the horn sounded, after holding it for 29 of the 30.
Matta said, The Grateful Dead say, "Trouble ahead, trouble behind, you just keep rolling with it man".
As far as the chatter out there, Matta joked that he doesn't hear it. "I have a couple people I talk to that I consider good friends - my gas station attendant and my Starbucks attendants - and they don't seem to know a whole lot of what's going on.
BEFORE the game in an interview with Paul Keels. Tom Izzo said about the game, "I see the talent Thad has, I know how good of a coach Thad is and his team has their backs against a wall. Those together makes this game a real concern for me."
Izzo also said he sees Ohio State and his team lacking the same thing a TRUE leader.
"major over hall" would have to mean a change in situational play calling. I can't imagine Urban would allow a complete change to the basics of his offense. Not even Mensa originator Tom Herman was allowed to do that.
Wilson will have clean up his ignorant ugly mouth and respect the players or he won't last long on Urban's staff. Urban won't compromise his integrity for a better offense.
The only INT in Pepper's career, in the last game of his career. Coulda played in the Bowl Game to go for his 2nd.
3rd round??? What position does he play in the NFL? The only possibility I see for him is wedge buster on the Kickoff Team, if he has the guts.
Agree Canuk. Too slow to play DB in the NFL, couldn't run down JT from behind. Why do you think he was moved to LB by Harbaugh?. Too small and chicken to play LB in the NFL. Proof was the way he back peddle out of bounds on THE most important play of his career at U of M.
I didn't know Freshman's "intentions" out weighed what coaches wanted.
Paris would be just another little guy. What Ohio State needs at RB is another big bad dude. Zeke, Carlos, Beanie, Mo C, and Eddie. If Bama had not lost their big bad RB in the Title Game, they would not have lost. Some Clemson players obviously wanted not part of tackling him. Demario McCall is the best H-back candidate on the roster, a better position change for Campbell. I can really understand why Glover-Williams wants a position change, he's on the tiny size for Safety.
Wilson was a failure as a head coach. An example of the The Peter Principle. Where one rises to the level of his incompetence. Wilson's greatest success was before he got the Indiana HC job. When he was Offensive Coordinator. at Oklahoma. When they only had 24 losses in 10 years.
Has he learned his lesson from The Peter Principle and not be tempted to be a head coach again?
Coaching depth, Ohio State is behind. Bama's doesn't have as much of the SEC speed as they used to, they've gone for bigger and nastier,.
Will Hinton go back to being being TE coach after he was booted upstairs giving Warriner the easier job of TE coach to go along with his O-coordinator responsibilities?