I'll still take 12-1 any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Good thing for Brax is he has learned how to be a complete receiver: route running, blocking, and catching the ball, and maybe above all, patience. He'll do well in the NFL. Thank you TOSU!!!! GO BUCKS!!!!
Brax definitely made money this week. Happy for him!!!! Watching him run routes (and not even a year plying the trade) is a thing of beauty. With his size, speed, hands and explosion he can be a pro for a long, long time. The only thing that can hold Brax back is the injury bug. 1st rd is not a stretch. One of my fav Buckeyes was Devin Smith. Hate to say it but Brax runs better routes already, dayuum. GO BUCKS!!!!
Very exciting times for a young man who deserves it. What an amazing athlete. Loved the comment "Not a project". Brax clearly has the tools to be a high profile wr. His stock is borderline 1st rd, definitely 2nd. Great reward for an all-timer. Hope Brax's success rubs off on and is emulated by our young qb/wr Torrence Gibson. With his athleticism, speed, etc, could be a Brax clone. GO BUCKS!!!!
Dane Brugler, cbssports.com has on his (January 22) top 50 Big Board 8 Buckeyes: Bosa, Elliott, Lee, Apple, Decker, Thomas, Bell, and Miller (49). Former Buckeyes Spence and Cash also made the list, and Cash was 2 spots ahead of Bell. A lot can happen before NFL draft day in late April. GO BUCKS!!!!
I don't know how to explain this but it appears the safety position (and its worth) is similar to the running back position. Both positions, in the past few drafts have been devalued. RB's I understand to a point, with the emphasis on passing and more passing. Safety devaluation I do not understand. Help. Vonn Bell, by the way, is rated higher than Cash. In fact he is listed in most evals as the #1 safety, and if I correctly recall I believe he's in the low 40's on cbssports.com big board. GO BUCKS!!!!
Lock Haven has had a good reputation in collegiate wrestling. PA's best high school wrestler ever (my opinion) Cary Kolat won 2 ncaa titles there, after he had left PSU. Also, Easton sensation Jamar Billman, another PSU transfer, won ncaa gold. Good spot for Haines.
J.T., in my opinion will play out his 4 years of eligibility. Think about it, records aside, he will be TOSU's 1st 3-year captain, nothing hardly to sneeze at. He could easily end up on the right of Archie Griffin on Buckeye Mt. Rushmore. He will be a true Buckeye legend. What Buckeye captain wouldn't want that? GO BUCKS!!!!
2014 J.T. td stats: 11.5 games: BIG record, 45 td's. 2015 stats: 7 games: 22 td's. With the 2016 offense projected to be more passing than rushing, look for an avalanche of passing/receiving records to occur. For the record the OSU career passing td record is 57, held by Bobby Hoying and Terrelle Pryor. With 2 years remaining J.T. has 45 td passes. I'm guessing that before we enter BIG play he will have surpassed the all-time record. The OSU career td record is 88, held by Braxton Miller. With 2 years remaining J.T. has 67 td's. As a freshman, J.T. was in the Heisman conversation. I believe, with an injury-free junior year, he will be in NYC, and could possibly win it. His passing numbers, including td's should border on the ridiculous. I'm not even going to guess. Numbers could be "Big 12ish", which for the BIG is unheard of. Anyways, the Buckeyes offense will be manned by the greatest offensive Buckeye of all time. GO BUCKS!!!!
The "only" thing lacking in the article, lol, is no mention of probably UFM's best recruit to date, 2014;s Raekwon McMillan. Loved it when he picked our hat over Bama and Georgia. GO BUCKS!!!!
At least he got the job done in the classroom, which will definitely serve him right. Excellent for him.
Mitchell has big time game. Hope to see his minutes increase. Great passer, excellent rebounder, team player. GO BUCKS!!!!
This reading has evoked a lot of good memories. Thank you Candice for sharing. Our children are still our babies regardless their age. Thanks. GO BUCKS!!!!
With Dunn being a 5th year senior I look for him to get a long hard look. Don't be surprised if he outright wins the job. Fellow can block and has the wheels to move the chain. None of the guys has EzE's speed, other than the H-backs, Wilson and Samuel. I believe we will see, at least early in the season, a lot of Wilson and Samuel at tail, just to offset and/or compensate for the perceived lack of long-distance speed. Should be interesting. Here's hoping that senior Wilson remains healthy for the whole season. I believe we could be in for a treat from this speed guy who has added good weight to himself. GO BUCKS!!!!
I-O. What an awesome, from the heart, letter from a true Buckeye legend. Best wishes to you Brax for the memories while wearing the Scarlet and Gray. Best wishes to you in your bright future in the National Football League and your place in life in general. I know you have a son. And I know you will raise that young fella up to be the person you are. I'm going to invoke a "Woody" here: You are the best football player I've ever seen; but you're an even better young man. God Bless You and Best wishes to you. GO BUCKS!!!!
I'm going to go with redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber, and true freshman receiver Austin Mack (early enrollee). as contributing impactful newcomers. Since UFM has been head coach we have had only 2 true freshman actually receive meaningful offensive minutes (Dontre and EzE). Since attrition is obviously here, there will be opportunities for true freshmen to showcase their abilities. I feel that Austin can be that guy. GO BUCKS!!!!
Happy for Tyvis, a much maligned Buckeye, which is sad because, think about it, without him (end of ttun game(2013 interception of 2 pt conversion attempt; and end of Alabama playoff semi-final endzone interception) we wouldn't be celebrating any of our accomplishments. Thank you Tyvis for your contributions to Buckeye Football. You deserve a bow!!!! Good luck in the Senior Bowl and in your NFL career. One last note: This student-athlete graduated in 3 years (awarded degree last May); now that is difficult to do. A true student-athlete. GO BUCKS!!!!
I will never second guess the effort given by Curtis Samuel. The issue is one of "bulk", and what we ask of our tailbacks. Must have the "base" to consistently block lb'ers and de's who weigh between 225 - 270. EzE excelled at that most demanding task. Weber has the bulk/base to do the same. All of our guys can run, that's a given at this level of football. Blocking is a key ingredient in allowing J.T. to not only purview the field but to go thru his reads and making the best decision possible. A blown block can lead to our leader being "blown up", like in probably getting hurt. I believe Curtis is best suited to helping us out in the hybrid position. GO BUCKS!!!!
Projected starting '16 Silver Bullets:
DE: Lewis, Hubbard; DT: Hill, Sprinkle; LB: McMillan, Booker, Worley; CB: Conley, Webb; S: Burrows, Hooker. GO BUCKS!!!!
Congratulations to our Fiesta Bowl Champion Buckeyes!!!! Great overall team effort. It shows that our reserves have stepped up their game and truly energized and brought to life "The Next Man Up" theme.
Don't be surprised if the Sooners are 1-1 the week we play them. Cougars of Houston play them 1st week of season. GO BUCKS!!!!
What another great piece of writing and recall. A lot has been written about Braxton Miller: some bad, but mostly good. In the face of it all he has been, a class individual personified in every situation. What a quality human being. Thank you Braxton Miller. You are indeed an Ohio State Buckeye legend. GO BUCKS!!!!
I believe with a year removed from his injury and a return to JT-form of '14 will be more than just a silver lining to our Buckeye wideouts. Look for JT to be the ultimate game-manager-changer, and these "inexperienced receivers" blossoming beyond our wildest imaginations. 2016!!!! It's going to Happen. Zone 6 will be Real!!!! GO BUCKS!!!!
Thank you for this series. All of these guys are great. GO BUCKS!!!!
Being tagged the #1 tailback can influence a person's judgment. What turned me away from Walker was the comment offered by a high school coach that the 2nd string back on his own team was a better back. Wow, really? Williams, on the other hand, appears to be grounded and hungry. Glad he's a Buckeye!!!! GO BUCKS!!!!
Add Bosa to my list of expected early departures for the '16 draft. Should be 1st or 2nd pick. GO BUCKS!!!!
Wish all of our Buckeyes well whether they stay or declare. Personally, if a player receives a 2nd rd draft grade and above, obviously they should leave. 3rd rd or lower, I believe it's in their best interest to return. Of the eligible juniors (redshirt sophs) who do you believe warrants a 2nd rd grade? Most of my info is from cbssports.com, and their draft guru's, and they're pretty spot on. They have (no particular order) Zeke, Mike Thomas, Vonn Bell, Pat Eflein, and Darron Lee. Decision time after the Fiesta Bowl game. GO BUCKS!!!!