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Comment 4 minutes ago

Thought he was a 5* before

In the rivals article, it said there were only 4 new 5*s

I'm sure it's just coincidence they are committed to Bama, A&M, UF and Tennessee


Comment 21 hours ago

I mean I’m not sure that’s true.  Colleges don’t have stability anymore if you’re good.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he has 1-2 good seasons corresponding with Fickell then takes over Cincy if Fickell gets a good P5 gig

Comment 17 Jan 2020

This was the most dominant team I've seen.  It isn't very close either.  Sad the Clemson game happened as we were clearly the superior team. Also LSU ended up being DAMN good as the year ended so that may not have been a win anyway.

Just a bad year to be this good if that makes sense 

Comment 17 Jan 2020

Plenty of options for these kids.  1 could go to Michigan and the other could go to LSU/UF/Bama.  They are both top 10 backs in the country and will basically be a take no matter what

Comment 16 Jan 2020

We badly needed 3 corners

Was absolutely true if Wade left.  We are refilling Arnette/Okudah with Cavazos and Watts.  We refilled Fuller with Ransom.

I think I'm fine with the corner position.  RB I think people are a bit worried because Teague didn't play well towards the end of the season.  It's fair to question it, but he's a different type of RB than JK is and the system in place next year should better be tweaked to his strengths as a RB.  He is a RB very much to me in the Derrick Henry mold.  Not in any way saying he will be that good (or he may be better), but that type of RB can be EXTREMELY effective 

Comment 15 Jan 2020

IMO Jones is the most overrated QB to ever walk through the doors at the Woody Hayes.  He underthrew almost every single TD pass during that run, with Devin Smith bailing him out time after time, and Zeke turning into a superstar.    

Barrett was great in 2014 on deep balls and had plenty of swagger.  We would have had a great chance to beat Bama with him and wouldn't have needed to beat Wisconsin 59-0 if Barrett was healthy.  

I think the revisionists on here need to look back at 2014 game film, specifically Barrett @MSU, who was a top 3 defense that Barrett carved up for 4 quarters with ease 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

JT was THE BEST 19 YEAR OLD QUARTERBACK IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.  Let's make it clear that his 2014 numbers are some of the best numbers ever by a redshirt freshman.  He didn't develop potentially for a variety of reasons, but to indicate that Barrett couldn't play at an elite level and guys who were 2-3 years behind him on scheme development and reps would have been better is completely hypothetical and insulting to what he did in 2014.

You use Tua and Trevor as examples;  Trevor is the #1 recruit basically of all time, and Tua never won a national title as a starting QB (he won one coming in as a backup).  Those aren't the same situation as Joe Burrow who was a low 4* kid.  

Looking back, I wish OSU recruited JJ Watt for DE, even if when he was 19 he quit football and was a pizza boy 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

You indicated there were tons of screw ups by the coaching staff, not a couple of bad personnel decisions. 

Looking back, of course it may have been smart to not start JT in 2016/2017, but JT was one of the top 3 QBs in the country as a redshirt frosh and first time starter.  The worse decision was not being clear on who the starter was in 2015.  

USC only won 1 national title when they were good.  Clemson has won 2 in the last 30 years.  Bama has won a lot, but they skated into a good number of those opportunities (and took full advantage).  If OSU got into the 2015 playoffs they would have won.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Yea if the staff likes him I like him.  It isn't like we are Michigan who the coaches are bringing in the 800th ranked guy and we as fans are just saying to "trust the coaches".  This is a 4* kid who is a damn fine player in Michigan.  Our staff has wanted him a while so I say he can play here.  Maybe he ends up in the slot maybe he never plays.  We've had tons of talented kids who played scout team for a few years and helped our team immensely throughout the weeks, then either stayed and graduated or transferred after that time.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Clark Phillips who we all wanted is that same height.  Honey Badger is that same height or shorter.

The game is changing to bigger corners, but there are still plenty of sub 6' corners who are just fine

Comment 13 Jan 2020

"Level of competition," he said. "At LSU, I'd be tested a lot more. I like competition. I feel like it makes you a lot better. Because of the competition, there's a chance for a better recruiting class and better chance at a national title."

Wonder if that was taken out of context or if he's inferring LSU recruits better than OSU

Comment 09 Jan 2020

Don't know anything about him, but offers (commitable or not) from Bama and UGA should have you higher than the 1972 ranked player.

Has a frame to play corner at least

Comment 09 Jan 2020

Maybe maybe not.  If they are going to fill the 3rd LB spot with someone who recruiting services are calling a safety, then maybe we are done at the position.  We have 1 pure LB, and maybe 1 guy who is the 3rd LB/"Bullet".  We may only be playing 2 traditional LBs going forward so you only need 6-7 on the roster as opposed to 9-11

1 QB

2 RB

3 WR

5 OL

1 TE

Thats 12 bodies

4 DL

2 LB

5 Secondary

Thats 11 bodies

We may need a specialist or two this class (kicker,punter, snapper), but I don't know enough to say one way or another.  

Think you would see another WR and another DL taken so that would be a class of 25 with 4 WR and 5 DL

Comment 08 Jan 2020

Can I ask why we do this almost every single year with the secondary? Last season we thought Arnette was "trash" and before that it was "we have no idea how good Wade and Okudah are because we've never seen them play".

Listen, it's CFB at a place where DBs go in the first round almost annually.  You are going to have replace your entire secondary every 2 years, so you may as well just get used to it and then also get used to the fact that you need to just believe the next guys will be somewhat comparable or better and move on.

Banks was a top corner in his class, as was Riep in his, as well as Lejond and Watts and Johnson etc. etc.  The talent is there, now it's their time to go maximize it 

Comment 08 Jan 2020

He's not rated yet at all by 247.  His ranking comes solely from Rivals who has him as the 22nd best corner.

Would be a good start as he's 6' or 6'1'' based on the websites.  

Comment 07 Jan 2020

Well if you weren't trying to start anything why did you even say a name at all?  Could have just said, this is where it is nice to bank scholarships in the current day and age of recruiting

Comment 07 Jan 2020


Is CJ Stroud a five-star? I wouldn’t be surprised to see his name come up when we start to work on the Top247’s final 32. The Ohio State signee burst onto the national scene with an MVP showing at the Elite 11 Finals over the summer and proceeded to nearly double the production from his junior to senior seasons. Stroud’s rapid ascent continued in San Antonio. There was little if any drop-off from Young and Uiagalelei to Stroud. The Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) product is a natural passer with the ability to locate the ball with zip and touch to all levels of the field. Stroud didn’t run much at the high school level, but he showed some better than average mobility over the course of the week. We were also impressed with his willingness to step up and move within the pocket in the face of pressure. Stroud is currently No. 95 in the Top247. 

 The top-ranked prospect at Under Armour was Julian Fleming. The Ohio State commit has the best combination of on-field resume and athleticism at wide receiver in this cycle. Fleming had the best catch I saw all week, with a diving grab in the corner of the end zone at Monday’s practice. He also had the most explosive offensive play of the game, easily winning out of the slot on a vertical route for a long score. As good as he is, Fleming still has a high upside and room to improve his route-running and overall consistency.

After Fleming the next two best receivers I saw were his fellow Ohio State signee Jaxon Smith-Njigba and LSU signee Kayshon Boutte.

Smith-Njigba had a ridiculous senior season with 2,132 yards and 34 touchdowns in 6A Texas high school football. He was arguably the best wide receiver nationally during the high school season and continued to look like it in All-American Bowl practices before going down with a leg injury mid-week. I could count on one hand the times I saw the Ohio State pledge effectively covered over the course of the week. His burst off the line, ability to separate within different levels of his routes while also winning at the catch point with the ability to make acrobatic adjustments in-air. Smith-Njigba runs with outstanding body lean with his shoulders over his pads, making it tough for defensive backs to get a read on his intent. The pace within his routes is exceptional. He also had some of, if not the most reliable hands I saw during the week. For my money, he is currently the most skilled wide receiver in the 2020 cycle and looks to be the most ready to contribute next season. There isn’t a discernible weakness to Smith-Njigba’s game and he’s among up there with Calvin Ridley as one of the most polished receivers I’ve seen in an all-star setting.

Paris Johnson entered the week as the top offensive tackle and looked the part of a top prospect at the position. Johnson wasn’t perfect and has room to improve, particularly in his pass set technique. He has a rare combination of length and athleticism at the position. The Ohio State pledge did a nice job during the game on Saturday surrendering little pressure off the left side.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

Why would I move on from a game that will haunt me for 15 years?  The only game this reminds me of is 2005 Texas, where a team went on to win a national title and I watched my team completely outplay them.  

Chances to win national titles only come along so often.  Nick Bosa never got the chance, Haskins never got the chance etc.  You can't just say "we will be really talented so we will be there again".  

OSU mistakes aside, a game was taken from us that we did more than enough to win.