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Andrew Ellis

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Member since 24 August 2015 | Blog

I used to work at Abercrombie. So, pretty good folder.

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Comment 19 Aug 2017

I wasn't talking about the past three seasons. I was strictly talking about last season. Don't think anyone can argue that the passing game wasn't a problem in 2016—QB and WRs alike. Outside of Noah Brown against Oklahoma, I think the wideouts definitely underperformed. J.T. clearly had issues too, of course.  

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/01/79305/con-air-ohio-states-wide-receivers-desperately-need-a-difference-maker

Comment 05 Aug 2017

Thanks for the reply. Agree wholeheartedly on Webb being the weak link last year. Mostly agree on Sheffield, but I don't know if it's totally fair to use his departure from Bama against him. Maybe it was solely a talent thing or maybe it was just a bad fit or a combination of the two. Not sure.

As far as "counting on the 5 star freshman who are on the bench to carry your argument" -- not sure what you really mean by that. I even said in the article that the vast majority of the talent is unproven and it's likely unfair to expect too much immediately. That's precisely why I feel Ward is so important. 

I agree that the best is usually the most talented, and certainly the best players are the ones we expect to see on the field the most. But I think this year may be a bit of an odd year for that. I don't think many would argue that Okudah and Wade are probably more talented than Damon Arnette. I also don't think many would disagree if someone were to suggest that Arnette will see the field a lot more than both of them barring something unforeseen.

If we are talking about the projected starters, then I don't think they are anywhere close to tops in the country. If we're talking about talent and recruiting, then I think they are right up there. Maybe saying most talented group in the country was an exaggeration, but I don't think they're that far off.

Comment 30 Jul 2017

Ohio State really likes Herron, but they will sign 3-4 DE this year and then only take 1-2 in 2019 if I had to guess.

As mentioned above, I think we have a pretty good idea who they're going to be.