Sorry, Hovenaut, I agree. I didn't mean to say Browning can't be successful in the middle. Just that I think he would really excell on the outside, which I think his natural position is.
Looks pretty good to me. Only seeing Browning at 3rd string middle linebacker rather than 1st string SS linebacker causes me physical pain. Obviously, I hope I am proven wrong.
I am sorry to see you get DV'ed. I have full respect for JT, but his limitations were evident for all who can see. Top teams openly stated often that the game plan with JT was transparent and absurdly easy to prepare for. The result in the Clemson blowout should be evidence enough that these statements were not purely facetious remarks. And I am equally sorry to see that some hold the Purdue game against Haskins, which to me was more the exception than the rule. Haskins won every other game that season and set every meaningful single-season record in the process. And he did it even though he had the worst OSU defense I can recall seeing helping him. That was not the case in JT's final season.
I cannot disagree with you on this point, 2. Had JT been healthy, Meyer would have ridden him into the B1G CG and perhaps won, but not by the margin needed to make the playoff. If JT plays against Bama, in my opinion at least, we have no chance of winning that game. I personally also think the Clemson blowout and delay in installing Haskins in part also were coaching flaws on Meyer's part. Still, Meyer's coaching acumen to me is outstanding and the culture he installed still resonates with prospective recruits.
I do think that Coach Meyer saved Ohio State from a longer building phase. Instead of going through transition pains under another Coach for several years, Ohio State was winning a national Championship with a third string QB under Meyer. For my part at least, my reverence of Coach Meyer remains undiminished.
Like I said, he clearly needs this. His team has proven an utter failure, no matter the coach mind you, for the better part of two decades. His inadequacies cannot be addressed on the gridiron. Internet trolling is all he has left in a futile attempt to assert some degree of manhood and worth. We should feel sad for him.
Let 'im be. Somehow he has to cope with feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness, which I imagine are considerale.
Thanks, CC. That helps me understand this point better. Happy Easter to you.
Nobody wants to compete with Fields it seems.
I wish Baldwin all the best. Good kid.
I am sorry if this is a stupid question, but isn't there a tacit understanding that injuries are not supposed to drop recruits. If I recall, Cavazos previously was ranked at about .93 in the 247 composite. Would seem pretty crappy and unfair to make an exception for him and drop him to .90. Either way, I think Cavazos will make the experts look foolish when his Buckeye Career is done. We are very luck to receive his pledge.
Day weathered the storm to victory. Fitting gif. +1.
Toafili's tape impresses me. I am surprised he is not ranked higher. If we does end up a Buckeye, I for my part would be very happy.
Agree. He is there as long as he wants to be. It is a classic error often committed in the business world. You go all in on an investment, convinced that it will pay back well. The return is modest and disappointing. But backing out would mean you lose your investment. Try explaining that to the board. So you keep paying in and hope your investment pans out. You focus on the invested money you would lose, not seeing the the cost of carrying on. Many years down the road you are broke and disgraced, convinced that you were just unlucky, blind to your own stubbornness.
They must suffer justice in its most draconian form because of who they are. It is indeed debatable whether that comes in the form of dashed dreams or continuous mauling. I for my part prefer the latter.
Thanks for sharing, LBU. I wonder why Gee isn't ranked a bit higher. If I recall correctly, his ranking actually dropped last time the 247 Composite was updated. A head-scratcher for sure. Not that it is going to make him one bit less deadly when he is in the S&G.
If memory serves, Troy Smith went in the 5th round. Art Schlichter did indeed go as the no. 4 pick in the 1st round. However, Haskins almost certainly will go in the 1st round. Most pundits have him pegged at no. 6, which would be incredibly impressive for a QB that only started for one year.
They are very proud that TTUN is #1 ranked in the country in that field …
Takes guts to humiliate yourself like that before the media after proving the opposite over the last 3 years. Truly a TTUN man: Feels arrogant where he should feel shame.
I think it was said above already, Gary does not seem like he was willing to work as hard as, say, Bosa. That is why TTUN was appealing. Their culture is all about expecting accolades without producing results. OSU is very different in this regard. 7-0 over the last 7 Games is no fluke …
Don't want to use it as an excuse, but some referees were criminally biased against OSU. See TTUN game. Should have been jailed and banned for life as referees for that performance.
Also, I recently rewatched the Game highlights for 2018. Incredible how many calls the refs fabricated in support of TTUN. At least 14 of their points were the direct result of clear cheating. There has to be some sort of punishment where bias is evident. We should not shrug our shoulders and accept this. Maybe $ 500,000 fine and 2 years in prison. Seem harsh? Don't think so.
Nice gif. I remember Josh Metallus saying before that Game that he is the fastest person he has ever seen. He had the angle and everything on Campbell and was smoked like a fine ham.
Only matters where we end the season. I'm guessing it will be higher than no. 5.
I am very glad to hear that Ogunbiyi's mother is recovering well.
That's right. And it is important for reasons of perception as well. We have to demonstrate that no drop-off is forthcoming due to the coaching changes.