The d-line is the key to this whole thing. If you think back to the pre-season going into 2014, we had arguably the best d-line going into the year, this was prior to Spence being kicked off the team. We don't have that kind of line right now. Do I think that Sprinkle and Hill will be serviceable? Sure, but we don't have a game changer up front yet and we need one. We all knew that the misses at DT were going to surface at some point and I think this is the year. However, as a fan there are a lot of bodies that we have no clue what they can do in game situations. There absolutely could be those dominant type players on the interior some where on the roster. I'm just eagerly waiting to see it and until then I will be cautiously optimistic going into the season.
The picture they used is actually a pretty bad photoshop job of a picture of him when he was with the 49ers. The center of the hat is off and crooked. Thank you for pointing that out.
My thoughts exactly.
I called and told my dad that our national title hopes ended when JT broke his ankle.
I was trying as well. The past few years there has been some random site that would stream it, but I can't remember for the life of me what the site was. Nor can I find the forum post from last year either.
I know that people keep saying that Pryor will be a linebacker in college but daaannngg he is impressing in these last few camps. His press technique was darn near perfect. I hope that he doesn't grow too much because he has the legit cover skills that Ohio State requires of their safeties.
I actually think losing to NW is a possibility. Young teams typically will play to the level of their opponent. Meaning that in big games you could expect us to play well as they will get amped, but not as excited to play lesser opponents and you know that Pat Fitzgerald will have is boys ready to play.
Not birm but wint can hit like no other. Players that get added late probably aren't going to get nudged out bc the staff has had plenty of time to evaluate
I take offense at the inaccuracy of icons placed over Fort Wayne, IN. Austin Mack is from there - going to Ohio State. Austin Robinson is from there and is going to MSU. Not every prospect that come out of Fort Wayne goes to ND!
Yes you are correct the Machete order is best! After reading the blog and then doing it last winter I was amazed at how it enhanced the the over-arching storyline.
IIRC he didn't have a position.
Today was great! Thank you for the work you do and the integrity you have when covering recruiting.
I might have missed this, but what position is Ohio state recruiting Hardman to play?
One of my favorite Spielman moments was back when he was still a sideline reporter. He was doing an Ohio State game and I think it was in the middle of when his wife was still battling cancer. They go to him on the field for some analysis of what the Ohio State defense needs to do better to stop the offense. With the camera on him, he is just staring onto the field amped up and frustrated about the linebackers using poor technique and poor angles. It was hysterical.
What a great write up!
I appreciate your signature, and so does Anselm.
fair point about the routes and the hands.
So Jones looks really good on film.
Look Brian Hartline left too early too and is still in the league. It's not the end of the world if a junior leaves and is drafted in the 4th round. With the new rookie salary caps in place they aren't loosing as much money as they would have before the cap was put in place.
It's possible. I remember reading that he was looking for a certain amount of carries his freshman year. My uninformed guess is that he saw the exact same offense that he runs currently and an easier chance to move up depth chart at Michigan (less quality backs to beat out).
Mike Weber looked good last year...
We don't have back ups, only more starters. Looking at you DTs (all bold)
I was just about to make a similar comment.
I agree, I think it is critical for the young guys to have a good bowl practice and good game in order to springboard them into next season, especially Hill.
I think you are correct.
I wanted to watch lindsey's tape but after about 4 and a half minutes of ads I just gave up.... :( I had no idea that someone could rent that much ad space. pretty crazy, and annoying.