It doesn’t suck but there is certainly a case to call it smoke and mirrors at this point. Heck, Rutgers has a top 25 class but what are the chances that it will still be top 25 when it’s all said and done? I highly doubt they get a top five class when the cycle is complete. They may get a top ten but thats not new news. Harbaugh is already losing with those classes. So, he clearly needs a lot more talent to bridge the gap.
He’s another shane morris and patterson. Itchagain fans have already anointed him a first round pick. He’ll go there after running his punk mouth as a recruit, like so many other itchagain players. Then, he’ll proceed to watch OSU own itchagain from his seat on the bench for three years before taking his turn at getting owned on the field.
Bama seems to start slow and then blow up later.
Doesn’t the ACC have an insane buyout clause now? I thought I remembered reading that after the Maryland departure. Also, I believe ND has some sort of long term contractual obligation with the conference in football too. I under stand it is all fantasy but it seems to me that teams from the B12 are the more realistic candidates here. Texas, to me, doesnt seem that realistic. They seem more likely to continue with their sweet monetary gig in the B12 or keep with their southern heritage and go to the SEC. I could definitely see Oklahoma jumping in the B1G waters, though.
They would also have several recap articles about tatgate and zach smith. Espn would never miss an opportunity to smear the football team.
I disagree that a strong B1G helps OSU. The B1G has been strong since 2014. That didn't help OSU out in 15’, 17’, or 18’. The espn driven “conference strength” has started to change ever since the B1G started playing better. The order is winning percentage, conference championship, and SOS when it comes to playoff selection. If you have the first two, you typically don’t need the third.
That was also the worst offensive line of the urban meyer era, they had zero downfield receiving threats, Freshmen mike weber was at best an average power five rb at the time, and tim beck and ed warriner were calling the plays. Pretty sure that was what dabo was referring to. Not JT’s arm.
No coach purposefully spurns great in state talent. Cooper often said that he wanted a national recruiting strategy and that strategy brought in a lot of elite talent. No matter what, there is always going to be the kid that didnt get offered. There has been a media obsession about “underrated” ohio kids that OSU didnt recruit as if they have 500 schollies to give out every year. I remember ryan brewer being the first one they really gloated over in my lifetime. The reality is that OSU didn't recruit him because there were better options. It’s also why ND, itchagain, and PSU didn't recruit him. He settled for south carolina because they were a semi big time school that was actually interested.
Yes, he played well against osu. His career was very meh aside from that. Less than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,100 yards receiving. Again, not every kid can get an offer. I’ll trade a ryan brewer for a jeff Okudah, chase Young or any number of elite players that have left their home state to play for the Bucks.
I was at my in laws for the msu game and psu in 16. Haven't watched a game there since.
Isn’t it funny how that works? It all starts with their coach and then is trickle down from there. Funny thing, everybody has heard of chase young. I’ve never heard of that clemson lineman (not talking about carmen) and I’ve already forgotten his name.
Thats funny because most of them act like they were never that excited about hoke or rich rod. Its the rationale they use to justify the narrative that harbaugh will bring them back to the same prominence they experienced 100+ years ago. They’ll do the same thing with harbaughs replacement.
I think it was the leaked blue print gattis was talking about.
So play without fans then. I’m assuming by football season test kits would be more readily available. I wonder what the probability would be of testing players before games and playing in empty stadiums. How weird would that be to watch on tv? But at least people have something to watch and distract themselves with.
They may not be the all offense of old but osu never had trouble with that type of oregon team. Now, they are physical and much more talented/better coached on defense. I’d honestly rather have the offensive oriented finesse teams of oregon past.
I get your point about them not being starters last year. These guys were young last year, though. Given the opportunity of another year to develop physically and mentally is a big deal. I believe DT’s will be better because I think guys like Togiai and Vincent have higher ceilings than hamilton and landers had.
I don’t like to throw out the “everyone better than us must be cheating” narrative because thats an itchagain thing. I get it when a guy like saban goes on a run at a place like bama. Established coaches doing elite things at places like FSU, Texas, Oklahoma, or ND is easy to understand. The story line of both dabo and clemson is as different from what has been cfb for decades as it gets. We have a guy who wasn’t even in coaching in the early 2000’s at a place that failed to win 10 games in a season from 1991-2010. Now, they are the class of college football and everyone is chasing them. Its one of two things, something you write a movie about or something you investigate.
This kind of stuff has become the culture of college basketball over the last 15 or so years. For me, thats why its so hard to follow and get into. I hope college football never ends up like this.
Fair enough point about wiltfong and you may be right. Again, not saying i know where the kid is going but not trusting webb at this point. People are always going to react when a kid commits. That doesnt mean another recruitment is over. Sorry if that interferes with your only pro michigan news stance.
Im not being blinded by anything. I really dont care which team the kid picks. It would be nice if he chose osu but i could understand why he stays home too. Im just not going to trust a michigan recruiting guy who admits he is going off of nothing but a gut feeling. It was nothing the kid, his family, or his hs coaching staff said. That doesn’t sound like somebody who is “locked in” it sounds like a guy hoping he is right. I think you’re the one wearing maize and blue glasses here.
Oh no! so a michigan recruiting insider has a strong gut feeling. Welp I guess scratch Edwards then. Oh but wait... I have a strong gut feeling he’ll choose OSU. What do we do now?
If ttun is offering a guy like fickell 5 mil a year, so are other teams. Everybody is acting like tun would be his only option to jump up to major power five ball.
Agreed JP. I’m guessing the mortality rate is a lot lower.
That 100,000 is an estimate for ohio. The official worldwide numbers are only confirmed cases. My understanding is that there are more than likely a significant amount of more cases that havnt been confirmed. Many infected either never showed symptoms or were so mild they treated it like the common cold and never went to the doctor.
Doesnt Young have a high ankle sprain? If thats the case, he will not be back fully healthy this season.
Thats a good way of putting it. Seems crazy to do when you think of it that way.