I don’t agree with all of your choices but I have to say I’m always impressed with your objectivity on this list. We have a lot of posters that would just put 90% OSU guys on there.
I'd go 95%. We are gonna go undefeated and win every game by 69+.
How is Outdoorbuckeye not a Mod?
Pay this man!!!
I'd rather win every game by 50+ but have our defense hold everyone to -12 on average
If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness! -Theodore Roosevelt.
Didn’t realize Jon Runyan’s son was playing for Michigan.
Its hard to notice somebody when they spend the entire game on their back when your team plays them.
I Hate Michigan.
It actually isn't his son, old Jon just went back and took a few classes ,lol
I don't think Martinez is the best QB although there isn't really a clear choice at this point. Plus he will put himself in a position of getting injured again.
We may despise ttun but I am expected Patterson to put up numbers that will make him a strong candidate for Big Ten first team qb.
I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!
Could be. What most don't consider is the big difference between OSU and UM is talent at the second level. Speeding their offense is likely to make them a little more dangerous (outside the fact they are really weak at RB) but in doing so they are putting a lot more pressure on their defense in giving the ball back quicker. They got away with just a few dline replacements in the past but with well rested defense most of the time. Their fans will shit when their defensive stats take a hit because more will be required from lessor athletes. I also think because of the RB situation Shea will have to do more with his legs than is safe.
I would take Malik Harrison 100 out of 100 times over the LBs listed.. Just my opinion.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
Really? Maliks good dont get me wrong but all 3 of those guys are ballers. Maybe Malik over Micah, idk
"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller
"Unlike many of college football’s other major conferences, there is no preseason All-Big Ten team."
Makes sense. In the B1G, one earns accolades at the end of the season, rather than being furnished with them prior to the first game of the season (well, except for TTUN).
"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."
It's still kind of dumb IMO. The whole point of preseason awards and rankings is to get fans talking about the season. Who would it hurt to drum up some more interest in the upcoming season?
Objective, fair list.
There's enough talent across the board from the majority of teams in conference for this to be a good discussion. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Good work, Dan. A list like this is very tough with so many unknowns and a propensity for homerism. Hopefully a few more Buckeyes make the final lists, but 15-0 will be much more enjoyable.
Three year starter at tackle, Thayer Munford, not worthy?
Aren't Runyan and Jackson also three year starters? (As someone already mentioned, feels like Runyon has been there even longer than that. Maybe I just remember his recruitment.)
Munford and Runyan are both second-year starters, actually. And to the original comment, Munford was mentioned within the story as a candidate I considered – it's tough to pick just two, and I tried to avoid simply defaulting to Ohio State players unless I truly felt they were the strongest candidate.
What about Shea?
Even worse, they appear to have forgotten about Dre.
“Patterson is going to be the best QB in the conf, Fields hasn’t even played a snap yet that kids so overrated. Shea would have won the Heisman last season if Harbaugh had let him call the plays.”
"If Chase Young is truly bigger than I think he is and taller than I think he is, he would probably have to be the literal Predator because I've seen him with my own two eyes and I personally think he's pretty damn Sasquatchian." - Kevin Harrish
What about her?
Antoine Winfield Jr., the son of Ohio State great Antoine Winfield, who was off to an excellent start last year before a season-ending injury.
So the corners we took in 2016 were Wayne Davis (335 nationally, 33rd corner), Rodjay Burns (769 nationally and 71 corner), and Trey Avery (804 nationally and 74 corner, signed letter of intent, but never enrolled). Winfied was the 1415th player in the nation, and the 128 corner overall. I know hindsight is 20/20, and the other three are higher ranked, but still, seeing the son of a Buckeye legend ball out on another team because we didn’t want him sucks. He wasn’t that ridiculously lower rated, and I know some people wanted him. Just wish Meyer was the same, especially since none of the other three were that highly rated and none panned out.
I agree with your assessment, but the kind of recruiter Urban was he didn't think about legacy but rather higher rated guys or guys that he rated higher. I always feel like guys with NFL (and former Buckeye) pedigrees should get the nod.
The Big Ten should get with the program and add a 3rd receiver. The slot receiver is becoming the norm for most teams now.
Say what you want about Warinner but the man can develop OL. All 4 of TTUN's returning linemen earned at least 3rd team All-Big Ten status last year.
Anyone else get angry every time they read "Micah Parsons, Penn State" or is it just me?
I think I am okay with it because there is a reason they didn't close him. The staff chose to move away from him because of character issues and I have to trust them. Now that he has played a year and has looked good as advertised it stings JUST a little.
I thought it all broke down because of a picture with Herbstreit.
Rondale Moore............ more like Rondale Less, as in I want to see that guy less.
Still salty over last year, I suppose.
throwing a curve ball here, I think White has a higher upside than Fuller and emerges as our best S and takes that 1st team spot
^ best post ever ^
Really interesting that half the B10 schools don’t even have a single student athlete on this list.