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F---k the Sporting News. Only 2 Buckeyes? Watch when we have the best offense and best defense in the B10!
I wouldn’t get upset unless they had a Third-Team w/o any Buckeyes. I think Fuller, Harrison, Munford and Hill should be about there.
That was my immediate reaction too, but when you think about it on an individual basis, it's hard to name a specific name that was a clear oversight. Remember, this is based on how it looks right now, so it's mostly driven by last year's performance...and also these are literally the top 4-8 players at each position in the entire country. So you can't just generically say "there should definitely be more than 2 Buckeyes", you gotta give a name and specifically argue "actually, KJ Hill is better than Jerry Jeudy and Justyn Ross".
That said, I'd be stunned if there's only two Ohio State players on this list in December. Okudah is going to have a monster year as the #1 corner and someone like Harrison or Fuller could absolutely take a step forward and make it as well.
We have the best defense in the B1G now? Hope springs eternal I guess.
I base it on finally us not getting hammered with NFL draft hangover. We return 85% of our tackles from last year. 2nd highest of all P5 teams.
Who is going to have a better D in B10 than us?
Well last year we were 7th in scoring, 10th in yards, 11th against the pass and 10th in yards per carry.
So maybe like...one of the many teams above us?
Are you having fun Brutus?
Last year was horrible, but we were young with bad DC.
So you base your opinion only on last year’s results and nothing more?
Frankly, basing performance projections on last year’s results are more reasonable than basing them on our (OSU fans) biased feelings. OSU will probably do better than last year, but expecting national pundits to make that assumption is a little ridiculous. Who would’ve guessed our defense was going to be such a relative shit show last year? I certainly didn’t. I think the change in defensive staff will improve the defense, but it’s entirely possible things will be worse.
Defensive line play was noticeably elite last year for anyone that paid attention to the unit.
LOL. Just admit you visit this site to spew trash against the Buckeyes.
Last year we gave up 407 yards per game. The worst ever in history of tOSU football. But we had one of the youngest FBS rosters.
This year we return the 2nd highest tackle production (85%) in all of FBS.
Deuces are wild! And may they run wild all season!
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
We do have a few guys that could end up on the AA lists that actually mean something - the END of season lists!
Okudah, White, Munford, Fields, Hill, Wade, Fuller... and there could be others.
“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
No Arnette this year?
I imagine this was sarcasm, but I wouldn't rule out that possibility. He has the ability and has shown glimpses of greatness, he just needs to put it all together and be more consistently excellent.
Not so much a knock on Arnette as the writers that chose him as a preseason All-American. Pointing out how ridiculous and meaningless it is to create these lists right now.
A couple of those Clemson picks are undeserving. Xavier Thomas didn’t play enough last year to warrant AA accolades as a true Sophomore, just 3 sacks. I’m not even sure that Ross is the best WR on their team, w/ Higgins there as the older player.
Unless they had a stellar Freshman season like TLaw last year and Taylor a couple years ago, the Pre-season lists should be relegated to Upperclassmen. These picks just scream LOL Clemson good, lets load the list up w/ them bc we are too lazy to research.
One of the biggest snubs on this list is Colorado WR Laviska Shenault. I loved watching this dude play last year, he def deserved a spot over Justyn Ross.
1,100 yds 11 TDs IN ONLY 9 games, whereas Clemson played 15 games.
CFB writer’s Southern-bias really comes through on lists like this. B12 only had 2 players and the P12 4, while Bama had 7 and Clemson 5.
This is supposed to be forward looking though. Ross had 300 yards and 3 TDs in the playoffs last year and should be even better this year. Not a stretch to think he’ll have an amazing year.
I didn’t think that PS AA lists are predictions of the final list. I am pretty sure it is who are the best players in the country to start the season.
You cannot definitively say that Ross is better than Higgins. JR>SO should be the tie-breaker.
In 2021 when Wilson and Fleming or Scott are coming off 1k seasons, I would want to see Garrett get the nod.
Just dig the fact we're already talking preseason.
You're going down, offseason.
I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...
Yep. I've been saying "Bucks play next month" all week.
With all due respect to Coach Mattison any continued improvement for Chase Young will be 100% Larry Johnson, the most underrated coach in America.
I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!
Is he really underrated at this point? He’s pretty much universally acknowledged as one of the best assistants in CFB.
Not shocking, both guys will be in the top tier at their respective positions for sure.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
Bulletin Board Material.
Shit Happens Bum Juice
Hoping both PLAY like All Americans and the recognition will come. Hoping for an AA linebacker (looking at you, Malik) and CB (Okudah) would be great as well.
Show 'em OHIO is here, GO BUCKS!
“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden
This will be the final year in Columbus for both. Enjoy while you can, folks.