Skull Session: Brian Hartline's Recruiting Prowess, Ohio State is the No. 3 Team of the Decade, and Kaleb Wesson's Importance

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FitzBuck's picture

Gerd opens with a terrible #take about Arby's roast beef sandwiches, but then things improve quickly. 

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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Blackcoffee's picture

Family Guy doesn't win any Emmys but they can do an excellent take on Arbys
https://youtu.be/XmzYiHoIySk

And Go Bucks!

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cledaybuck's picture

And they were eventually rescued by, oh, let's say Moe.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Whatever the hell coach Hartline is doing, just keep it up because it is most definitely working 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

The thing that’s always made me cringe about recruiting is the notion that coaches can be used car dealers, insincere shills, superficial and fake and playing impressionable kids to ink a sale. Hartline sounds genuine and authentic and building strong  and meaningful relationships beyond trying to sell them on Ohio State. The glimpse we got of him a month or two ago doing the film session with Dixon and McLaurin in which there was real chemistry seems to bear that out. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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unknownmusketeer's picture

I love that he is not giving away anything. Why tell everyone how you are doing things? Those should stay trade secrets.

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IGotAWoody's picture

He's REALLY good at being Brian Hartline!

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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awlinBrutus's picture

A raccoon dog  stand off would last about 5 minutes in the US.sounds like they live in the country, not even a shot gun in the house? Hunting rifle? Looking forward to a boom later.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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iowabuckeyes's picture

A raccoon dog sounds like some mutant creature from the Island of Doctor Moreau.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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blueblazer22's picture

This appears to be regal UK folk, and they had planks of wood rather than shotguns, which ended up working. Odd story, but the picture of the thing is pretty classic. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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Extramedium's picture

I just can't believe I'd never heard of such a creature until this story. At least the racoon suit name in Super Mario 3 finally makes sense

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SouthPacificBuck's picture

Loved this gem: But it absolutely nailed Michigan's position as a fringe top-20 program.

"Day is like a kid who woke up on his 16th birthday to find a Bugatti in the driveway." ~ Tom Fornelli

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PhillyNut's picture

Also love how the school that he left in 2010 is 12 spots ahead of ttun being led by his former assistant. Hmm, so maybe his success there had less to do with him than it did with his assistant coaches and then having Andrew Luck dropped in his lap who had already been thoroughly coached by his own dad.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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iowabuckeyes's picture

But FSU at #4? That’s hysterical. The only school that could rival Ohio State for a claim #3 is Oklahoma.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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blueblazer22's picture

Free Shoes at 4 is comical, but by the criteria established I guess it makes some sense since they have a natty and a Heisman in the decade no? Oregon being top 10 looks suspicious to me as well 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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BucksHave7's picture

This could be the year, Final 4 and CFP in same school year!!!!

BucksHave7

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buckguyfan1's picture

Simplify...

9-0 and a chance to go 10-0...

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iowabuckeyes's picture

We technically did it in 2006-2007 when we made the championship games in both football and basketball. Effin’ Florida. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

 Yes, They call the last 4 teams in the NCAA basketball tournament every year 'The final 4'.

BucksHave7

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Hemi14's picture

Damn......you are one sharp individual, although doubtful bucks19 was making that inquiry. 

Arizona Buckeye

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Bucks19's picture

Let’s double down from our bet last year when you have me Penn State and seven against us last year. 

I say $200 vs your $50 we don’t get to the Final 4. 

Opps.  My bad. That bet never happened because “this isn’t a betting sight “

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Bucks19's picture

That’s all you have for   Not putting your money where your mouth is?

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Dillon G's picture

I think Shef would also just kill it in the 40, being an indoor 60 meter sprinter. He can accelerate.

#walkaway

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brutus360's picture

I agree Dillon G. And no doubt he needs it. Love the take "playing out on the freeway."

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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soldierdad's picture

An insult being termed a good recruiter.  Love it.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

I'm definitely ready for a huge Buckeye #BOOM! Let's start the weekend right.

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

As a guy in a sales role, Hartline learned something I saw in the best sellers early in my career: they are the same person in their personal life as in their professional life. And they believe in their “product.”

Hartline clearly believes in OSU. So talking to recruits about why they should go there isn’t anything special to him. Add in the ability to read people so you understand what they care about when it comes to the product, and you have a great sales person - or recruiter.

As for Wesson, everyone was quick to slam his NBA prospects. But that’s the wrong question. Today’s Skully got it right. Kaleb is the most important Buckeye to this hoops season. So regardless of his flaws, real and perceived, it’s huge that he came back. Period.

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the buckeye swirl's picture

anyone know what time Fleming is announcing?

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Buctor's picture

In another thread someone said some site had it listed at 8PM.  Sorry, don't remember the detail.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Kevin Harrish's picture

Nobody knows. Just sometime today. 247 has the time listed at 8 p.m., but I believe that's just a placeholder.

Buctor's picture

Was a placeholder or wrong.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Buctor's picture

Was quite surprised this is going to be only Coach Holtmann's second season in Columbus.  Maybe his past success here made it seem longer!!

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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airborne12's picture

Buctor, this will be Holtman's third season coming up. He was 25-9 his first season and advanced to the second round, and was of course 20-15 and advanced to the second round this year. It had me confused as well, just worded incorrectly.

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IGotAWoody's picture

I believe he's sarcastically making fun of the writer who said this upcoming season is his 2nd.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Maka's picture

You try the gyro at Arbys? I was hesitant to try it but its fantastic. 

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BrutusB's picture

Opportunity cost is just too high.  If I find myself in an Arby's I'm getting a Beef 'n Cheddar and that's all there is to it.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Which will ALWAYS pale in comparison to Rax's BBC!

On a recent weekend trip to New River Gorge, I was pleased to find out there's still a Rax in Circleville.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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brutus360's picture

I've only gotten the Arby's roast beef sandwiches. Curiosity is gonna make me try something different.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

We now know exactly why there is a gap between Alabama, Clemson and then everyone else...

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cdub4's picture

Still waiting on that link about Bama players getting caught by the NCAA for PED use LOL. Feel free to post it whenever.

Maybe you can explain to the 11W readers why the Bama players got 4 game suspensions for their NCAA violations when PED suspension mandatory 1 year suspensions.

For some reason the Clemson players, Noah Spence, Will Grier, etc all got year suspensions.

Basically, your unsubstantiated claims you keeps posting regarding the 3 Bama players just doesnt add up. Sorry. Just admit you have no clue what NCAA violations the Bama players committed, and you are just assuming.

My educated guess is that it was recreational drugs..hence the reason none of the Bama players are facing 1 year suspensions (like the Clemson players;)

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Recreational drugs are considered PEDs by the NCAA (thank you for making my point for me, BTW). Noah Spence used ecstasy, not a steroid to enhance his performance, and got suspended for one year. All Saban said was that the players violated NCAA rules and he was disappointed in them. It was stated in a Yahoo Sports article that the players failed the NCAA mandated drug test.   

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