Hubbard is a freak athlete. He could be something special. The Dream 14 is still unbelievable to me. This class is just loaded. And it's great to see '15 really picking up steam. It's great to be a Buckeye right now
You're saying he redshirted in 2011? He didn't enroll at Ohio State until 2012.
I thought that Cardale is just a redshirt sophomore. He graduated in the same class as Braxton but spent a year at Fork Union. So he was a yr behind Braxton, then redshirted a year. So 2 yrs behind. He'd be a sophomore this year while Braxton is a senior.
That's quite a few stud linebackers. Hopefully the dream 14 linebacker depth doesn't have these guys thinking twice about coming here.
TTUN has had senior leadership issues for a long time. If the navy seals couldn't do anything about it then Hoke obviously knows they're a lost cause
I think our linebacker corps will get the job done this year. They more than likely won't be up to the standard that had been set 2000-2010ish but I think they'll actually perform better as a unit even with losing Shazier. Darron Lee is freaky athletic and is hungry. Perry will step it up. And Curtis Grant... Well I'm thinking a developing McMillan is > an experienced Grant. This is going to be a SCARY group in a 2 years. Maybe just 1 more until they're near where they should be.
Santonio Holmes was a man among boys! He made Justin Zwick look like Joe Montana.
I am a big EZE E fan but I really hope we learned a few lessons last year and will give the ball to Dunn on 3rd and short. He's going to be the rock of the running back rotation and I hope Braxton doesn't have to run much this year either. I think having this plethora of weapons offensively will help Braxton a ton because we NEED him healthy. I like Cardale and JT but I wasn't blown away by the spring game. I know the offensive lines were a train wreck but still. It is a little nerve wrecking for me at this point imagining Cardale coming into a game in East Lansing down 7 with 2 minutes to go. But hopefully we won't have to cross that bridge. Can't wait to see what Tom Herman has up his sleeve with this entire cabinet full of offensive weapons. We've got all the talent to bring home the "glass" football now we just have to put the puzzle together.
I remember when we had our first BCS win.
I think that we will roll Virginia Tech on the national stage and make a statement. I'm worried about the Penn State game. Do NOT overlook them! James Franklin is bringing some much needed energy into Happy Valley. Obviously talent wise they aren't on our level but this game is at their place and could easily be similar to the Northwestern game from last year. Michigan State should be a great matchup. They lose quite a few starters on defense but this is a November away game and should be a night game. I think it will be a slugfest and I believe our defense will make a statement because I think we all know how good Connor Cook truly is. Then of course we have THE game which is never easy. I think we will play Oregon in the first playoff game while Florida State plays Alabama. We'll see Jameis for the crystal ball! Braxton and EZ-E gonna take us to the promised land!
I agree with you all on the sink or swim for 2014. He's got the talent to succeed now hopefully he can get it done. There is something to be said for sentimental value of a guy that's obviously bled scarlet and gray but at the end of the day, the results on the field are what matters. I'm rooting for him to succeed but I can't say I'd lose any sleep if he gets the pink slip.