That PSU program has a stink to it that their former coaches just can't shake. I hope this doesn't spiral out of control and cost LJSr his job. Aside from the X's and O's, he is a great mentor for the kids on the team.
For all of the hullaballoo about the quarterback transfers and lack of depth now in the QB room, I am most concerned about recruiting. The above list is impressive, if that is how it turns out, so my concern may be unfounded. However it seems to me that the nightly "Hurry Up" has been highlighting lower rated recruits as of late and verbal commitments of our "targets" to places other than here.
Or the wishbone...
OHIO STATE TARGET JAYLEN CLARK'S FAMILY GIVES HIM UNLIKELY CONNECTION TO COLUMBUS, BUCKEYES
His mom is an alum, how unlikely is that? We're literally everywhere. I was expecting some obscure uncle with a connection to Woody Hayes, or something like that. The fact that "we" didn't know his mom was an alum prior to talking to him is a little alarming.
Our athletic programs could likely be competitive if there was a requirement to only recruit the children and grand children of OSU alums. I would be interested to read an article that highlights all the D1 athletes who are OSU legacies.
Nice to know!
That's his brother's job. The question is: Can he recruit?
Colin: any word on his recruiting chops?
I've spent plenty of time in a bar, but never passed the bar. I could be an attorney though...
This is a BIG get in more ways than one. There have been other basketball players who started playing soccer before transitioning to basketball. I assume he is a legit athlete and will develop into a stud. If we can keep this class together for 2 years... oh boy!
Actually, 11W isn't an OSU site. It is a blog covering OSU sports but with no legal affiliation to OSU. Bosa on GoT most certainly qualifies.... IMHO.
As for his golf prowess, I have no idea. But he better be damn good to justify choosing him over Buckeye legend Jack Nicklaus for a golf tournament.
This made me laugh!
I like that O-Line. Hopefully I like this year's O-Line just as much! : )
In this scenario, we need the slobs to perform like SLOBS. The O-Line in 2014 was pretty robust.
Simply said, whoever improves the most between now and August 31 will be the starter. Keep working boys!
Always Be Recruiting!
I would like to hear Day say:
"That wasn't he best performance from either QB, and not what I expect. Whoever improves the most between now and August 31 will be our starter."
That said, I think all signs point to Fields.
If Fields is named the starter, Baldwin sticks around and bides him time, right?
What happens to Fields if Baldwin is named the starter?
I keep looking for a Diallo decision date, but haven't been able to find one.
What would you think if during a full contact Spring game, Fields keeps it on a read option but gets blown up by Chase Young, and in the process both players get hurt, requiring season end surgery? Would you still say "If you don't like to get hit - go find another sport."
I think the coaching staff should give us a show during the Spring game to make it worth our while and at the same time do their best to make sure we have 85 healthy players when the games count.
The Spring Game is for the recruits to see how crazy our fans get over a team scrimmage. It is also for our football starved fan base to get a taste of what our team could be. Lastly it is to see how the young guys perform under the big lights, with 1,000's of fans in attendance.
At the price point, many will be able to attend who wouldn't normally be able to go.
PS - it also gives the students another reason to party at noon on a Saturday.
Everyone needs to relax... there was an article posted a few days ago predicting this. Kaleb gets to work out in front of NBA scouts against the top players in the country. He'll receive feedback and a list of things he needs to work on, then return to school to continue his development. The process will repeat itself next year, with possibly the same result. This is a great decision on his part.
I see these young kids with bodies like Adonis and I'm amazed at how big they are at such a young age. It has to be extremely hard to tell who has "it" and who doesn't at this age. I have a 10th grader, and all of her classmates are knuckleheads (in a good way). I can't imagine imagine banking the future of my football program on 10th graders.
Well done OSU!
Watched the clip of Dwayne and Coach breaking down film. It is CRAZY how the fumble against the Illini and the TD against Maryland in crunch time was EXACTLY the same defense, same read, but different result.
Is this kid still growing??? If so then there is a chance he reaches 6'14" while playing in the 614.
I thought he would commit on the spot when he was in town. Hopefully the same result, just a bit delayed. Go Buckeyes!