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Comment 17 Apr 2019

Not to mention the teams biggest weakness last season (the defense) basically did nothing but lose a few top 3 round draft picks (Bosa / Jones) and return everyone else.

Of course the projections are going to be conservative with this team. 

Comment 17 Apr 2019

It's amazing that fans of such a great, consistently winning / dominant program can be so insecure about everything. There's a constant chip on the shoulder and while I generally find that to be a good thing in most situations I've never quite understood why it's so large with this fanbase. 

I wonder if other fan bases are the same? Honestly. 

Comment 10 Apr 2019

I'm going to try CFB Reddit Streams. That's how I watch all of my NFL / MLB / CBB games. I'm not entirely sure if they'll have spring games on there or not, but I would bet they do .

Comment 03 Apr 2019

Haley's? As an offensive coordinator:

OC, Arizona, 2007 - 12th ranked offense, #5 passing
OC, Arizona, 2008 - 4th ranked offense, #2 passing
OC, Pittsburgh, 2012 - 21st ranked offense, #14 passing
OC, Pittsburgh, 2013 - 20th ranked offense, #12 passing
OC, Pittsburgh, 2014 - 2nd ranked offense, #2 passing
OC, Pittsburgh, 2015 - 3rd ranked offense, #3 passing
OC, Pittsburgh, 2016 - 7th ranked offense, #5 passing
OC, Pittsburgh, 2017 - 3rd ranked offense, #3 passing

Doesn't look too bad to me. 

Comment 03 Apr 2019

The Patriots have actually been one of the worst drafting teams in football for a while now. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that they pick in the upper 20's every year and they trade back constantly and always have like forty 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th round draft picks and not a lot of those guys pan out, but I see this often.

Comment 03 Apr 2019

My comment wasn't entirely serious and yours probably isn't either, but I'd say an NFL offensive coordinator / head coach for the past 11 years probably knows a bit more about evaluating QB play than me and everyone else on this forum. 

But then again, this is 11W, where we seemingly all know way more about who should be starting for the football team than the Buckeye coaching staff. 

Comment 03 Apr 2019

Strengths: Size, short accuracy, quick release, quick passing game, level of competition, protects the ball.

Weaknesses: Deep accuracy, don’t see many NFL throws, one-year starter, doesn’t see coverage, all shotgun, average athlete, can’t extend plays, minus runner, below-average drops/footwork

I think about the only thing I disagree with on there is in the weakness category and it's the "doesn't see coverage" note, but evaluating that is a bit above my pay grade and I'm assuming Haley is a bit more qualified to say that than me.

I don't think there's much denying that whoever was playing QB last season for the Buckeyes was going to be put in a very good situation with a QB friendly offense surrounded by NFL WRs and RBs. Their success had just as much to do with Haskins as vice versa though. I mean... look at how much more explosive the offense became from 2017 to 2018 with essentially the same personnel (aside from Haskins). The "best OL in the country" comment certainly gave me pause (because they weren't even close I'd imagine) but I'm guessing he's talking more about pass protection where they were really good (23 sacks given up in over 560+ passing attempts). Haskins has all of the arm talent and seems to be pretty gifted from a cerebral / mental aspect which is probably the most important thing for a QB to succeed. I think most QBs worth a crap would have put up very good numbers on that offense last season, but we all saw what happened when you've got a top 15 pick running the show. But I also don't think Haskins is some uber safe QB prospect like some do and I've said that multiple times. You're never going to be throwing 10 shallow crossing routes / pop passes a game, or having three 4.3 running WRs being 20 yards wide open deep down the field constantly at the next level. I think sitting a year would be huge for Haskins. We saw what it did for Mahomes. 

 As far as Weber goes... I DO think he'll be a solid rotational guy at the next level and could easily start some games for you. 5-10, 210 lb running backs running 4.47s are a dime a dozen in the NFL though, and I can't say there was ever a time at OSU where I felt like Weber was a special back (like you felt with Wells, Zeke, and Hyde to a degree). I think he'll be solid, but do I think he'll be some huge steal if he's taken in the 3rd round (I'd sort of be surprised if he went that high)? No. 

Comment 02 Apr 2019

Yeah, I did a clean bulk last year and gained about 22 pounds within 6 months but it was an extremely clean diet and it was around 3400 - 3600 calories a day but volume wise it was a ton of food. You couldn't do 8,000 calories a day and keep it clean, but it still makes me cringe to hear about how bad all of this food is for you. It's a dirty bulk and your body certainly won't look as good as if it were clean, but it'll get the job done as far as putting on weight goes. Not the best weight of course, but it's pretty much all you can do if it takes 8,000+ to be in a surplus and you've got to do it in a matter of months. 

Comment 27 Mar 2019

I'm pretty sure he's going to go the Malik Harrison route and head for LB. At least that's what I've seen everywhere and to me that would seem to be his best fit. A 6-4 kid with room to grow into a 230 - 240 pound dude with 10.3 meter speed is intriguing. I wish there was more film on him out there. 

He seems like one of those guys that comes out of nowhere as a redshirt freshman and people are like "who the hell is this kid?" (Darron Lee-esque)

Comment 27 Mar 2019

I agree with McLaurin over Campbell any day of the week if I'm an NFL team. I'd take McLaurin pretty comfortably in the 2nd round all things considered. I'd be hesitant on Campbell until the 3rd at the earliest. 

I heard a stat the other day that was both extremely unsurprising but still pretty crazy in that Campbell had only two catches his entire CAREER that traveled more than 20 yards in the air. I know those short passes / pop passes in space was (smartly) his role in the offense, but not including any work he's done on his own on the side with things like running a full route tree / over the shoulder catches the role he was in at OSU in no way translates to most of what will be asked of him at the next level. 

Comment 26 Mar 2019

I think he'll eventually contribute and be a solid player here, but I'm not sure why anyone was expecting Ruckert to do much of anything last season when he was always going to be the #3 TE at best (and we all know how much OSU loves throwing to the TEs that actually start) and with all of the receiving weapons returning. I wasn't buying the hype.

I don't think he was lost in the shuffle; I think he was just playing a position where almost all freshmen redshirt at the collegiate level on a team that was 6-8 deep at receiver. His time will come; most likely in 2020 IMO.  

Comment 26 Mar 2019

A 6-0, 210 lb WR that runs a 4.35 with a 40+ inch vertical jump has a ceiling as high as "best receiver in the NFL" if he ever figures out the small nuances of the position (which is 95% of being a successful NFL receiver). There aren't many boxes that McLaurin doesn't check (athleticism, solid hands, route running skills, blocking, special teams play, great teammate, intelligent, etc)

I think people have this "grinder" view of McLaurin because he was trashed on this site for years and always seen as more of a glue guy (and that's what he was, don't get me wrong) that had to convince Meyer to offer him a chance... but he is a rare athlete with a ton of potential if he ever puts it all together. Speaking in baseball terms McLaurin has pretty much every tool there is to have as a receiver in bunches. 

Comment 25 Mar 2019

I can't think of many rumors that have ever came up on here that didn't turn out to be true unfortunately. 

Extremely unfortunate news for Babb. 

Comment 21 Mar 2019

not sure what he's shown as a head coach (35-40 all time and 13 of those victories against smaller schools and that was with stud talent like mahomes and webb and baker); or how it will translate to the NFL...  but, yeah, we'll see...  

No, I'm in agreement with you there. I'm certainly not going to write off Kingsbury before he even coaches a single NFL game because the two games are obviously very different, but I was definitely like "... wait. what?" when I heard they were hiring him. I mean... how many times has a college coach been essentially fire only to be swooped up soon after by a pro team? I don't think I've ever seen that. Teams are trying to get themselves another Sean McVay.  

Comment 21 Mar 2019

I know it's always assumed LeBron would have played for OSU if he had to play collegiately, but am I the only one that thinks he almost certainly would have played for a Duke / Kentucky / North Carolina? Growing up wasn't the dude a Cowboys / Yankees / Lakers fan? You know... one of those types? 

As for the thread... I think there would be about a ZERO percent chance Lebron would have played football. Maybe I could see it if he played his senior year in high school and seemed genuinely torn on which sport to play or something, but his mind was focused only on the NBA I'd assume.