Agree Patriot, I’d also take Clarett over Wells (no debate in my mind). Wells was really really good at OSU, but Clarett would be considered an all time great if it hadn’t ended the way it did. Clarett’s on field performance has always been overshadowed by him challenging the NFL (failing) and his lengthy list of personal/legal issues.
LSU fans have to be dying. I like it, I like it a lot!
Get on your knees and tell me you love me!
Frame: Tathan Martell
Taking a QB whose still growing
I’d like to see another corner too, but I personally can’t agree with your take on the OL.
So that is 13 total in 2 classes....figuring in redshirts.
That makes it 13 over 3 classes (2018-2020). A lot of the kids in the 2019 & 2020 class will also redshirt (especially since they can play 4 games), so those 13 will be spread out over 3 classes not 2. One of those 13 (Vimahi) is going on a mission, so that really makes it 12 players over three classes. An average of 4 OL per a class.
In Woodsheds defense (if he took it out of context), the commitment pages are often littered with people saying “we will never win championships with all these 3 stars.” The reality is this class is easily a top 5 class, it is contending for the top class nationally and all some people can do is complain. Nitpicking and saying you’d like to see a couple changes is fine, but the people who claim we cannot win championships with classes like this are a little over the top (and will never be happy).
On your take, I fully expect several OSUs commits to get rating bumps in the coming months. I don’t think recruits are penalized for committing to OSU, however I do think lower ranked recruits who commit to Bama and Clemson seem to get a bump. At the same time Clemson has signed a lot of 3 stars under Dabo so my feelings maybe my bias/Clemson hate kicking in...
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There are also people who say whiskey taste like crap...
I thought he was arguing that “OSU recruiting great WRs would lead to TTUNs offense being great this year.” If he could have pulled that logic off I would have been impressed. As it stands, it doesn’t sound like he even made a logical argument. He just said the TTUNs offense will be like a great group of high schoolers at a camp...
He used OSU's top WR recruits to somehow show that Michigan's offense would be unstoppable in 2019.
If someone can logically prove/show this, then they are intellectually superior to the rest of humanity... You’d have an easier time convincing me the world is flat, and I think Kyrie Irving is a loon...
I couldn’t handle Utah... Ireland was the complete opposite, if you wanted food you had to go up to the bar to order. That was more my speed... I spent all of May and June in Ireland for “work” (I mostly golfed, hiked and checked out whiskey distillery’s). One of the greatest experiences of my life, hope you and your wife make it there sometime. It won’t disappoint!
Toured the Guinness factory in Dublin Ireland 2 weeks ago, can’t recommend it enough. It was like Disney World for adults, everyone should go!
I wasn’t talking about for depth, I was saying to potentially compete for playing time if Fields left early. Day and Meyer both said Haskins wasn’t ready to play as a RS Freshman in Days offense. If Haskins wasn’t ready why would we assume Miller or McCord (a true freshman) would be? No knock against either I think they will both be great, but that’s asking something of them that not even Haskins could do. To be clear: I’m not saying another 2020 QB solves the problem, but depending on who you brought in it gives you additional options.
The only way you are going to have a "good backup" is if he is younger than the starter and that's probably never going to even be a junior because a talented junior may leave
So Hoak isn’t a good back up in your opinion?
I don’t think they are currently short handed but what happens if Fields breaks out and goes early? You are left with only Miller and McCord. You’d only have two scholarship QBs on the roster (excluding walk ons who could get a scholarship) and one of them would be a true freshman. There is already talk that they are going to try to restrict transfers going forward and even if they don’t there is no guarantee there will be a great transfer QB available or that he’d want to come to OSU.
I know... I was making dinner and wasn’t paying enough attention, 2020 and 2021! Quasi embarrassing mess up... I’m not saying it’s likely, I just don’t think you can write it off because we have another highly regarded QB. If we used that logic we wouldn’t be having the WR success we are having. Not all of these talented WRs from 2019-2021 are going to play, doesn’t mean you don’t acquire all of the available talent you can. If you are Stroud and Day & Co approach you with the Haskins blue print where he would come in and sit for a couple years before competing down the road, aren’t you going to listen? I think if you’re a kid who hasn’t had a ton of coaching, playing for Day and Yurcich could be extremely appealing. As you said it is extremely unlikely, but from OSUs perspective I think you pursue it unless Miller says he’s out.
Miller recently said that he knows he will have to compete wherever he goes and adding another quarterback to the class won’t effect him. Who knows if that’s how he really feels. I also don’t think McCord will care if they add another QB to the 2019 class. I’d imagine he’s more likely to care about them adding a second QB to the 2020 class. Stroud has had very little coaching (part of the reason his upside is so high), he’s a multi sport star who likely is going to sit a couple years (to develop) wherever he goes. While it is unlikely, if they can get Miller and Stroud it would be the perfect scenario imo. Miller can compete earlier in his career, while Stroud has a very high ceiling that they can develop (could be more than a career backup, which is what most 2nd QBs are).
Jallows ball handling needs to improve (as does his shot), but his decision making is what’s really holding him back imo. A lot of times the game looks like it’s moving too fast for him and it has led to some really bad turnovers. Hopefully having his first full off-season will allow him to put all the pieces together.
They can’t say there isn’t precedent for having OT’s that high either, in 2017 247 ranked Walker Little (OT) as the top player in the country. Same year they had OT’s Alex Leatherwood at #3 and Trey Smith at #5.
While I agree with your premise, Julio Jones can flat out fly. He ran a 4.39 at the NFL combine with a fractured foot. Jones has never lacked foot speed.
I don’t agree with Brohio on Royer, I think he’s a solid player who fits with what the staff is looking for (or appears to be looking for).
However, I don’t think this is even close to what Pantoni is talking about when he says “don’t tweet recruits.” It is not okay to go after a kid on his social media account, but it’s ridiculous to say/assume that people can’t/aren’t going to discuss high school prospects on an Ohio State football recruiting forum. As long as someone isn’t attacking a potential recruit personally or directly, I don’t see why people think it’s taboo to have a discussion about what we like and dislike with a players game. Imo you just have to keep it civil.