Here's why the 2021 class is shaping up the way it is.
Are you kidding me? Five Top-10 Recruiters? That's insane. Great time to be a Buckeye!
Here's why the 2021 class is shaping up the way it is.
This should silence those who called for his ouster after a down year last year.
Then again another old saying if it's not broke why fix it.
Amen. When the power run game and receivers are performing to the level of last year, it's tough to justify distributing the ball elsewhere. I thought tOSU used the TEs extremely effectively as outlets last year, giving Fields an big target when the defense had the receivers locked down (which wasn't often). Where I would like to see more TE use is in the Red Zone where size/height can create more of a matchup problem than speed.
I have a 12-pack of Charmin Mega-rolls that says Chambers is RB1 or 2 come Sept 5.
Thanks for the clarification, Scooter!
When did McCord pick up his 5th star? Totally missed that news.
You do realize you're advocating for firing the very guy who coached Zeke, JK, and Weber to their success. So he missed on one recruiting cycle. From the looks of it, his backup option--Williams--is coming in with an attitude, work ethic, and physicality to be a good one. Alford's track record so far is way too good to be calling for his ouster.
I can't stand Clemson, but having spent 15 years in SC, I'll give credit where it's due. Dabo has done a great job building Clemson into a top-tier program. He hires good assistants and--for the most part--lets them run their own show. Facilities and academics are top notch and the local area (community and weather) is beautiful--way better than Tallahassee or that dumpster fire, Miami.
Bottomline: Clemson is a great sell for recruits which is why they've been doing so well. We'll be going head-to-head with them on the field and off as long as Dabo's there.
Did folks not see Chambers last year? Granted, reps were in garbage time, but the dude only arrived in the summer and still earned reps. And when he did see the field, he performed well. Make no mistake, Chambers is going to surprise a lot of people by the time fall camp rolls aground. I'm excited for him.
You got that right, Knarcisi. Everybody needs to listen to Day's full presser. Dude is a master tactician AND strategist. Awesome hearing his thought process on moving Wilson to slot. TTUN is royally F#$K'd for the duration of Day's tenure...and that makes me smile Jack Nicholson-style.
It makes you wonder what more the coaches want to see from Browning in practice, because he's definitely the superior athlete. Too many mental errors? Who knows. It's definitely a noggin scratcher.
That first play in the blitz segment reminds me of Sam Hubbard's "sackle" against McSorely and Barkley...
Tv, facts don't support your statement. Only 73 of the 254 players drafted in 2019 were underclassmen. Just because they don't leave after three doesn't mean they don't have pro talent.
I'd just like to see him healthy. Dude has had rotten luck and I hope that turns around for him this year.
Preach, McGrind! Chambers didn't enroll early, yet still earned playing time and definitely made the most of it. He's 6'1" and listed at 215 this year. By the time the season starts, I'll be shocked if he isn't at least 225. Size and stride remind of this one guy who played RB at tOSU in the 90s. I think his name was Eddie something-or-other...he didn't do half bad.
Good evidence of that was Dobbins' sophomore season. He was impatient and often tried to improvise before the blocking scheme had time to execute. Alford and Day emphasized patience and scheme during the offseason and his junior year was killer.
If Teague sees a similar improvement in his ability to understand the scheme and where the holes will develop as Dobbins did between his sophomore and junior seasons, we'll be a very happy fanbase.
Kid's decision-making is lighting fast: a product of knowing the offense, confidence in his receivers, and confidence knowing he can put the ball where it needs to go. Yeah, this dude is special.
Not to mention what a certain Shelley Meyer might have to say about his return to coaching. I'm with you FZ420, unless he receives a miracle cure for that cyst, I think his coaching days are done.
Couldn't agree more. Eleven minutes. That's it. Add up all the time in which a play is actually being run and there are only eleven minutes of play in a football game. The remaining three hours is jammed with commercials and horrendous commentary from the likes of Booger McFarland. I love American football. I was raised a Buckeye and stay glued to the college game, but an Aussie buddy of mine got me into Australian rules football. Much more entertaining from a fan perspective. Almost non-stop action, continuous clock, no pads, and VERY few commercial breaks.
Jordan Glasgow just announced he's glad he's a senior and doesn't have the option to get trucked yet again by Wyatt Davis.
It may sound like it, but trust me...it's not. Unless you mean "cool" as it relates to temperature. Then, yes. It's cool--very cool. Of course, that's from your neck down because there's very little air circulation and the heat rises to the top of the cargo bay. It's 98 degrees from the neck up and sub-zero below. On the plus side, your sodas stay nice and cold:)
Khaleke made it clear what they got at THEIR facility...
There would definitely be some benefits to that from a program stability perspective. That said, I think one gets the most out of this world by helping others to achieve their goals.
College head coaching opportunities emerge so unpredictably, it'd be tough to deny the right opportunity to someone you care about when it presented itself. Day, Addazio, and Hafley are well acquainted with each other, so no doubt, they saw this as a great opportunity for Jeff's head coaching debut.
I hate to see a coach of Hafley's talent move on after one year, but I also understand the need to "strike while the iron's hot" when a great opportunity comes along. A contractual barrier to do that might actually deter assistants with head coaching aspirations from coming to tOSU. It'll be interesting to see how the difference in policy plays out over Day's tenure.
Tough to take (more) time away from K.J. this year. The guy is just flat out money and he earned enough playing time to break Boston's record. But next year, Gill is going to shine. His tangibles are just too good and he's had two years to hone his route running behind Parris and K.J. Hartline will have him ready to go in 2020 and I can't wait to see it.
Dude. Sorry you interpreted this story so negatively. Look, if there's one thing that helps with recruiting, it's consistency and--as evidenced by Stoops to Riley and Meyer to Day--a solid succession plan goes a loooong way to ensuring recruits know the PROGRAM to which they are committing is consistent and stable.
I, for one, think this is brilliant. LJ is your current legendary position coach, but we all know he's approaching retirement. So, for all you potential recruits, allow us to introduce the guy we're grooming as the next elite coach who will be developing you as a player and man. And, oh by the way, here are a few NFL players--including a couple first round picks--who swear by his coaching.
Loved this article. Well done 11W. I'm fired up after watching his video!