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Comment 10 hours ago

Yup, I don't buy it either. I believe some schools play dirtier games than others involving boosters or wealthy individuals close to the program. But OSU could have had the best classes in both 2017 and 2018 if it had larger classes. 

Add Robinson, Knighton, and Phillips (and delete Miyan) to the 2020 OSU class and the class would come in at 309.30. Georgia is at 309.05, Bama at 310.39, and Clemson at 311.90. That'd be about as close to a 4-way tie for the top class as you could see. OSU went for more 3* players than I expect they will in future classes now that Day has a proven season under his belt. Just looking at 2021 and where the OSU class is at, the Buckeyes may be the favorite for the top class right now.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

Some of that is because with the 2020 OH RBs the staff basically put most of them on the back burner and never really went all in on any of them. Trayanum seemed to be the one they liked most and even then he felt like he wasn't a priority. It seems like they've at least made Kiner a priority.

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Let's say Edwards goes to UM and Shipley goes to ND, which are both very possible scenarios. Kiner would have to play second fiddle at those places going in too. UM, ND, and OSU are his top schools.

So he'd either need to look at PSU and then possibly some lesser regional schools (unless he wants to leave the region) or compete with another top back at the school he wants to go to. Bama and UGA get a couple top backs in their classes regularly. If you want to go to a top tier school you're gonna have elite competition.

Comment 12 Jan 2020

I don't think anybody questions Evans' ability. But when faced with an A+ talent who has made D- (at best) decisions throughout the year versus an A/A- talent who hasn't been in trouble and has kept his process quiet, I'd take the safer option. 

Comment 11 Jan 2020

Georgia is ranked here about where they should be. They are 13-2, 11-3, 12-2 the past three seasons. They may have choked some opportunities away but they should be ranked top 10 with those results. Not sure who would replace them. There just aren't that many elite programs right now and Georgia recruits at an elite level and performs at the next level down from the top 4-5 programs.

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I don't think it's affected transfers much. These types of transfers have been happening for years, they are just easier for the general public to track now. It is also easier for players to be aware of their options because interested schools won't be viewed as tampering. So there may be some difference but I don't think it's anywhere close to being the seismic shift some assume it is.

Schools like Bama and USC were having former high ranked QBs transfer regularly before the portal when they couldn't win the starting job. The main difference has been the NCAA giving out waivers more often, but those are still not always granted and it's a risk to transfer and bank on getting one.

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I believe the 2021 class got its first big structural ranking back in mid-April. So we're about 3 months away from the 2022 class getting its first meaningful rankings (expanded beyond top-100).

Comment 05 Jan 2020

I'll be pretty surprised if Watts or Cavazos could pass Riep immediately. Love the potential of those guys but I think they will need some seasoning. The reason Phillips was a tough loss was because he was more likely to be a freshman who could compete for a starting role. Riep needs more in game experience but he showed improvement as he got more reps as the season went along.

Comment 04 Jan 2020

I said in another thread recently that it is close to impossible for USC to have a class this bad. The team went 8-4. They aren't typical USC, but the program isn't a disaster either. Look at Miami. Their program is in tatters but managed to put together a top-20 recruiting class. If USC went 2-10 I'd expect them to have a better class than this just due to being USC.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

No chance and we aren't actually in his top 5. That list was a long time ago and then he cancelled a proposed visit and never entertained visiting again. He also started considering Texas A&M in his top schools after that, which wasn't in that top 5 list he made.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

He has a lot to gain from coming back but he flashed enough this past year that he could have been a mid-round pick if he killed the combine (which he has the athletic ability to do). There's no doubt Browning made the right decision to come back but I think some are underestimating the type of athlete he is and how much that is valued by NFL teams. 

Comment 02 Jan 2020

Are we even sure McCall will be back? He's had 4 years and keeps getting passed on the depth chart. I wouldn't blame him if he took his degree and went looking for playing time elsewhere. That's typically what we see happen in these situations

Comment 02 Jan 2020

ESPN just isn't gonna move players around as much as 247. It helps us with a guy like Henry, who 247 buried because of a bad summer camp when injured, but hurts us with a fast riser like JSN. Hopefully he can sneak into 5* composite when its said and done.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

I really like Crowley, he's just a natural RB and very smooth. Chambers also surprised me with how good he looked in limited action, as I expected him to be a bit more of an athlete/project and he seemed ahead of schedule. One of those two would be very good in tandem with Teague, who really excels north to south.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

I don't think people are generally down on Teague. Zeke and JK are probably two of the top 10 college RBs of the past 5-6 years. That's not easy to achieve. Teague could be as effective as Mike Weber, who was a very good college RB, but not quite be at the level of JK. I don't think it's taking shots at Teague to not be convinced he will reach the level of Zeke or JK.

Teague could very well be a 1500 yard RB next season or Crowley or Chambers could emerge and take the position. I'm more in a wait and see approach, yet am confident someone will take the job and run with it or we will have a very talented committee.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

There is no way this will ever happen, nor should it. It will kill college sports rivalries and the conferences that make all schools a lot of money. It also greatly limits who can compete for a title going into each season. OSU won't play Michigan anymore. I too enjoy European football but I can't fathom this working for college football.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

I don't really consider hiring fired coaches "rehabbing" them, if that's what you're referring to. There are more coaches that are standout assistants that don't succeed as head coaches than there are that excel. There are also plenty that get fired in the NFL because the fit wasn't right or the head coach failed.

I don't know that I'd want Al Golden specifically but there are plenty fired coaches that would make great assistants. For example, guys like Ed Orgeron when he was fired at Ole Miss and then returned to being a great assistant. Or say a guy like Will Muschamp gets fired at SC. Plenty of schools would want him as a DC. Almost everyone gets fired at some point, so I'm sure Day will hire some assistants eventually who were fired.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

NPF came to OSU quite light for an OT. He wasn't a plug and play true freshman the way some top 10 prospects are. He needed to put weight on and did that year 1 and in year 2 he competed for the starting RT spot all the way to the start of the season against a 5th year senior who had been a starter in 2017.

There's nothing to suggest that NPF is behind in his development and he should be ready to start year 3. Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers were high end OL prospects too and didn't win starting roles until their 3rd seasons either. Davis got to play a bit earlier due to Knox getting hurt, but he didn't beat him out as a redshirt freshman.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

JK had 1400 yards as a true freshman. He blew up from game 1. He's a special back. Teague is more limited than JK but certainly can thrive in the OSU system. I think we'll be getting a taste of Teague, Crowley, and Chambers next season until one of them separates himself from the others. Even then, I wouldn't be surprised if we get more of a split like we had with JK and Weber two seasons ago.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

I don't think the McCoy situation fit into those parameters, since like you said, Klingsbury wasn't the HC. USC eventually released him from his LOI but that was their call. I believe he actually did normal transfers back and forth and applied for a waiver because he had already enrolled at USC. He wasn't automatically released from his LOI.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

He will go much higher this year, and made the right decision to return. He didn't have a good junior season and he would have been a late round pick.

Comment 30 Dec 2019

The difference between Wade and Arnette is that Wade is likely to be a top-2 round pick while Arnette would have fallen to the 5th-7th rounds. Wade could use the extra year but the difference in those situations likely results in him leaving.