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Comment 08 Apr 2020

Basically you put in your card info along with the promo code, and as long as you cancel before September 5th of this year you're not charged a thing. 

Comment 07 Apr 2020

I honestly feel similarly about Sawyer. Clearly a great player with a ton of potential, but the film doesn't really scream #1 overall player in the country to me, but that's why I'm not working for recruiting services I suppose. 

Comment 07 Apr 2020

Another guy I always forget played college baseball is WR Golden Tate. Looked fairly promising too; had a .329 / .388 / .414 line in his only full season as a sophomore playing in 55 games, 13 stolen bases. Toby Gerhart played 141 games at Stanford. Currently John Rhys Plumlee and Jerrion Ealy play both baseball and football at Ole Miss.

But yeah, you're both right. Most of the time it just doesn't happen. 

Comment 06 Apr 2020

I think people get too worked up when highly touted guys aren't playing a ton in year 1 and 2. Dude played over 240+ snaps as a redshirt freshman OL. To me that's not being buried on the depth chart (although I know injuries played a role in his PT). 

I do remember there being some rumblings on why things were so quiet with him, but I think OL needing a year or two to get acclimated to the college game is more so the norm than not. It's tough to come in and play in the trenches as an 18 year old true frosh. They've got to get stronger, some need to put on weight, some need to lose weight, etc. 

Comment 04 Apr 2020

It really still sucks that we did not beat Clemson.  I am over the loss, but when you look at this year's draft its going to be plain to see that OSU was the most talented team in the Country and yet again we didn't get it done. 

People were upset when that 11W article released a few weeks ago saying that multiple position groups were projected to be "worse" this year.

My thoughts? No shit. That was the best and most talented / complete Ohio State team I've ever seen, and they'll be lucky to assemble a team like that once every 8-10 years IMO. They are recruiting at a ridiculous level right now so that sort of stacked team is possible in 3-4 years again, but last year was the year to win it (but I still feel LSU would have been VERY hard to beat. That team was / is absolutely loaded with top NFL draft picks too).  

Comment 04 Apr 2020

I agree with this take. Safety might be the least valued position in the entire league at the moment, and Fuller just seems like a JAG to me ("just a guy") at the next level, because that's sort of what he was at Ohio State. Safeties that run 4.70 aren't exactly going to fly off of the draft board, especially ones without much playmaking ability. 

I think he's absolutely worth a shot in the 5th - 7th range, but I think there's a chance he's an UDFA. Very solid college player, but it's understandable where his draft stock is. 

Comment 02 Apr 2020

Thanks for all of the info here and taking the time, man. There's just so much information out there (and a lot of it conflicting) I'm basically at the point where I'm just trying to find all of the common threads and eliminate anything "non-value added", and I've been borderline obsessed with fixing this since September. I've heard good things about the massage guns. I should probably go ahead and invest in one, because some of those muscles are just flat out difficult to reach via foam roller / lacrosse ball. 

Some good information in the video too. I'm doing a lot of different capsular mobility stretches with the resistance band as is but not that particular one, so I'll add it into the mix. I'll look into that book as well. I see two of my local libraries (closed) have it available, but a lot of good reviews for that and as a year-round active person I'm always in need of fixing something on my body so I'm sure it would come in handy. 

Comment 02 Apr 2020

PT ended about a month or so ago but during the 8 sessions I had we didn't do a single exercise or stretch that I hadn't been doing at home the previous 4-5 months, which was both reassuring and frustrating. They did do 1 session of dry needling, which was honestly pretty brutal (because I'm excruciatingly tight. Said I've got the tightest IT bands they've ever felt). 

I think you hit the nail on the head with the muscle imbalances. In the meantime I'm doing a lot of weighted straight leg raises, side leg raises with bands, clamshells, banded "side shuffles", and basically a lot of glute work, particularly focusing on the glute medius. Hip drops, single leg glute bridges, monster walks, side hip planks with leg lifts, heel drops, etc. I'm sure you're familiar with all of those. Working from home as been nice at the moment because I'm doing PT on myself for about 1.5 hours every other day. 

I've recently added resistance band distraction to my normal stretching routine (about 30 minutes a day), particularly for femoral anterior glide syndrome. I've stretched and foam rolled glutes, hammies, IT bands, quads, and the TFL muscles daily for years. Started using the lacrosse ball to really hammer that TFL muscle area, which is beyond rough. My IT bands feel like hard gravel haha. I've completely stopped hip flexor stretching. Very painful and it's clear they're doing more harm than good in my current state. 

I'm interested to get the MRI results back. I've heard mixed things on having surgery for FAI / labral tears, and as a super active guy it's a bit worrisome as it seems some people never really get that hip mobility back. I've ran my body into the ground over the years with sports and working out, and when you combine that with a sedentary 9 hours a day sitting desk job it's just not been a good combination. 

Comment 02 Apr 2020

I'll give you the short version. 

Last September I took a hard fall on my left hip during a flag football game. I woke up the next day with bad hip pain; I couldn't even move my leg past the center line of my body without pain. I thought maybe I just had some form of bursitis from overuse, but I think that could have been when a possible labral tear occurred. It eventually settled down within a few weeks but a month later I woke up in the middle of the night with my left leg "locked". I basically had bad patella tracking issues, which was probably caused from my entire kinetic chain being screwed up from continuing to walk / run with a modified stride / gait the previous month without knowing it. MRI on left knee was unremarkable aside from some "minor chondromalacia". 

It was mainly all knee pain the first few months which I seemed to get under control doing a lot of home rehab (mainly for patellofemoral syndrome) but it came back in January of this year with a lot of hip issues as well. With any sort of hip flexion there is sharp pain in my groin / hip flexors, and I've lost a ton of hip mobility. It seems like classic hip impingement (FAI) / labral tear symptoms and I think the constant knee issues are from my hips being all sorts of jacked up. Did 8 sessions of PT but what they did for me was not going to help the problem and I could tell from day 1. 

Going in Monday for a T3 MRI (in place of the arthogram I was supposed to get thankfully). I'm expecting the above to be the results, but hoping for the best. I just want to be active and healthy again; I'm getting pretty jealous seeing everyone out running around haha. I'll try PT again regardless because I don't love the idea of having arthoscopic hip surgery under the age of 30, even though I'd probably be a good candidate for a full recovery. 

Thanks for asking, btw. 

Comment 02 Apr 2020

I don't think I've ever gone more than 2 weeks off from the gym since I was a kid going on over 2o years.

Like you, I don't think I've missed more than 2-4 consecutive days of working out, either in the gym or running or playing sports, in the past 12 years or so (I'm 29). I mean, I even workout on vacation and always schedule it in some way. It's been brutal, but it was expected. 

I had a pretty decent playground workout routine going; push ups, pull ups, chin ups, inverted rows, cinderblock shoulder presses (lol), resistance bands, etc... but then they roped off the playgrounds of course, so now it's been a bit more of a struggle. The worst thing is I've been dealing with patellar tracking disorder / hip impingement / possible hip labrum tear for the past 7 months or so and I can't run, which I would normally do 3+ times a week, and walking on an inclined treadmill at the gym was basically my only form of cardio I was able to do. So now I'm just shooting a ton of basketball and walking 6-7 miles a day. Ugh haha. 

Comment 01 Apr 2020

I was sort of underwhelmed when I watched Hicks sophomore film since he was getting a lot of 5-star hype at the time, but obviously you've got to love the size and potential at that age. Being 6-4 215 lbs as a sophomore though there is basically no chance this kid plays anywhere other than the front 7 in a few years, so maybe they're waiting a bit to see how he develops physically?  I'm sure an offer will come eventually. 

Comment 30 Mar 2020

And he put up those numbers while playing opposite the best corner in the nation and getting tested every game.

Just from watching the games this year and with no coverage stats in front of me it certainly seemed like teams threw at Okudah more than they threw at Arnette, and when they did throw his way it wasn't successful. So that statistic doesn't really surprise me. Arnette's season in 2019 was right up there with Lattimore's, Conley's, Ward's, Okudah's etc. I know the measureables and makeup are different and Okudah is absolutely deserving of a top 5 pick, but I'm not sure how anyone could Damon's season wasn't just as good.  

Comment 29 Mar 2020

Right. It absolutely happens.

I just think it's funny how 99% of OSU fans think recruits rankings are ALWAYS going to drop and ONLY because they committed to Ohio State, when most of the time the opposite actually happens. 

Comment 28 Mar 2020

How does it make sense that a guy is ranked #1 and not have the 5 star distinction ?

To me, that's how it should be. A player should only get a 5 star ranking if he's that caliber of player. It's just a down year for elite IOL I'm sure. If there aren't any 5 star caliber guards that shouldn't mean the best of the bunch should automatically get handed a 5th star.  

Not that any of that really even matters at the end of the day ha. 

Comment 28 Mar 2020

They also have a tendency to give lower rated commits that commit to the good guys HUGE ratings bump with the only legitimate reason being that they committed to Ohio State. 

Comment 28 Mar 2020

I mean, that was one of the best Ohio State teams of all time. And for sure the best one I've seen in the past 15 years. It's not a stretch to say the 2020 team likely won't be as good. That doesn't mean they won't be good enough to win the division / conference / national championship, but that 2019 team was special.

Comment 27 Mar 2020

I'd rather they keep throwing to all of those 5-star freaks at WR and I think that's what they're intending to do and always have. 

TEs are a very important part of this offense. If OSU had trash at WR and weren't able to move the ball very well I could understand the bitching about not getting the balls to the TEs, but I really don't think it's that big of a deal. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

I saw that. Dude must have grown a solid bit since last season, which I think I heard was the case.

Let's hope he stops growing haha. 6-1 is about the upper limit for a RB if he's in that range now. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

Probably going to use it to pay for this hip arthogram I need to get next week.

Comment 23 Mar 2020

for being a large RB

I don't see Henderson as being a large RB. He's listed at 5-11, 195 but if the picture on his hudl profile is recent at all he's nowhere close to 200 lbs, although I've heard he's put on some weight. I'd guess he played last season around 175-180.

Regardless, he'll be plenty big enough by the time he hits campus.