Comment 15 Sep 2019
The top 6 are the best teams so far but they are not in the right order. The Buckeyes 1st team D is dominating everyone like I haven't seen in years. When the offense is rolling on all cylinders, it's very difficult for any defense to stop. This Ohio State team could hang with and probably beat anyone above them. Things will shake out more by week 7 so I'm not concerned with being overlooked at #6. My biggest concern with this team is the dropoff at QB if we ever have to play and win a game without Fields. That's where our Defense could be the difference.
Comment 14 Aug 2019
Fields will be the starter, we all know it. Gunner will need to be ready to go if Fields goes down but hopefully we won't be in that situation. I believe it will take a little time for Fields to settle in and have a great grasp of the offense and get timing down with the receivers but once it starts clicking I think this team has the potential to be the most complete offense we've seen in a long time for Ohio State.
Comment 04 Aug 2019
I think Alford has done a pretty good job as the RB coach. I would give him a B+. Lately, it appears that he's run into a rough stretch with guys who appeared to be locks for Ohio State. These next 3 to 4 months will be critical for him to recover from these blows and still land 2 really solid running backs. Hopefully he and the staff can pull something out of their hat to help recover from the latest misses.
Comment 08 Jul 2019
This Ohio State WR class is insane! I can't think of a better receiver class ever. The coaches are doing some serious work. Welcome aboard Mookie! Go Bucks!
Comment 07 Jul 2019
This has been a fun last month with recruiting for Buckeye fans. Day and his staff seem to be doing a tremendous job getting the positions of need in this class. I really like where they're at with a ways to go until the first signing day. I would love to see them land at least one 5 star RB and a second guy who is under the radar from Ohio. The wide receiver class is unreal and sounds like it good get even better if Mookie Cooper commits soon. Keep up the great work coaches!
Comment 17 Feb 2019
Franklin is like a slick used car salesman. He tells these recruits everything they want to hear and promises them championships at PSU but he can never deliver it on the field in crunch time. I'm convinced they'll never be elite or even great with him as the head coach there. If Fleming is smart, he'll cut through all of Franklin's bs and go to an elite football program like Ohio State. I predict Franklin will be looking for a new job before the 2021 season.
Comment 10 Feb 2019
Tate would agree with you on this too but then he tucked his tail and took his talents to south beach. We'll never see the much anticipated Fields vs Martell competition after all. I'm sure Baldwin is not afraid of some healthy competition and he'll want to prove why he should start over Fields. It may be a long shot but anything can happen. Thanks for sticking around Mr. Baldwin. May the best man win the starting job!
Comment 15 Jan 2019
Isn't this called putting the cart before the horse? Sorry if that analogy has been used but the Fields hasn't done anything yet in the scarlet and gray let alone been determined eligible to play immediately by the NCAA. I'm guessing his odds of winning the Heisman are higher than Haskins were this time last year. Don't get me wrong, I want Fields to take the big ten by storm this year but this is ridiculous!
Comment 15 Jan 2019
I have a hard time believing any respectable NFL franchise that needs a QB would have Murray ahead of Haskins. I'm not saying Murray is going to be a bust but he is so short and doesn't have the arm strength that Haskins does. Running QB's do not last in the NFL because of the hits they take. Haskins fits the mold of a NFL QB with his height, arm strength and accuracy. I'd take him over Murray anyday. Think Haskins has a bright future as a NFL QB if he can stay healthy.
Comment 14 Jan 2019
I hope those 2 guys run a lot faster than Prince! He's an offensive lineman. Lol
Comment 14 Jan 2019
I think somewhere between the time that Tate interviewed before the Rose Bowl and he put his name into the transfer portal, something happened to sour him on staying that we don't know all the details about. He seemed pretty confident in his ability to win the starting job in the spring during those interviews and he was very sure of himself. I think Ryan Day had an honest conversation with him after the Rose Bowl about the direction of the offense and he knew his style play wasn't going to fit Day's QB philosophy vs. Meyers QB system. I think the QB room will be fine when it all shakes out by the Fall. Looking forward to a healthy competition and will be rooting on whoever they determine is the best guy for the job to win games.
Comment 14 Jan 2019
Oh no, the sky is falling on Day! Relax, Fields was a really nice first transfer into the program if you ask me. I'm sure Day has a plan to get another QB for depth. Maybe Ohio State is better off without Martell if he doesn't want to stick around and compete with the other guys to be the starting QB in 2019?
Comment 11 Jan 2019
I believed that Martell would get his shot this year before news broke of Field's transfer to Ohio State. I was never really high on Tate but thought he would be similar to JT Barrett with a run-first mentality. I followed him on Twitter and he ran his mouth a lot and said some things that were pretty bold. He even sounded like he was going to stay around and fight to win the starting job. I wonder if coach Day sat him down after that and had a good honest conversation with him. I still think he has a lot of maturing to do (as most of us did at that age.) It's too bad it didn't work out for him at Ohio State, but I'm sure he'll land on his feet somewhere and get another shot. Good luck! Next man up!
Comment 05 Jan 2019
I'm guessing that if Day really wanted Grinch to stay, he would have found a way. Ohio State has deep pockets. I'm sure Day will make some really good changes soon to enhance the defensive staff.
Comment 04 Jan 2019
Looks like we get another year of Schiano. Hopefully Day is making the right choices here with who he brings in for D because it has not been impressive the last 2 years.
Comment 04 Jan 2019
No doubt, it's a new Day in Columbus! Adding Fields only makes the QB room a lot better. However, I could see Tate transferring if Fields beats him out this spring. Hope we'll keep him and Baldwin for depth at QB. Keep it going Coach Day!
Comment 03 Jan 2019
Great to hear that Fuller is returning! This is bigger than landing a 5 star because Fuller is really good and has all that college experience at safety. Many 5 stars don't play a lot as freshmen and some never pan out. Our D has the potential to be really tough next season. Welcome back Jordan!
Comment 31 Dec 2018
Comment 30 Dec 2018
I didn't waste my time watching a second of either of those semifinal playoff games yesterday. Want their ratings to tank! Notre Dame was not 1 of the 4 best teams even though they were undefeated. If that's the case, why didn't UCF get in too? Ohio St, Oklahoma and Georgia were all very close. Until they go to an 8 team playoff, do away with conference championship games and take the top team winning percentage from the power 5 conferences and 3 at at-large teams (with no more than 2 losses) and play first round of playoffs at home field of the 4 best (eye test) teams, this subjective 4 team playoff will continue to be boring and you'll get to see 2 or 3 of the same teams every year. They can do it (like in every other college football level) but the powers that be are too stubborn and tone deaf to make it happen.
Comment 29 Dec 2018
I'm guessing Day will push hard to make Grinch a bigger offer to stay and Schiano is on his way out. We know what Schiano can do as the defensive coordinator and having full control but Grinch hasn't been given that opportunity yet. He's young and has strong Ohio ties so I would hope they'll find a way to keep Grinch around. I'm fine with getting a new LB coach. Davis has not impressed. I think Day may replace Coach Stud on the offensive side of things. I like the idea of bringing in the guy from Oklahoma State if possible.
Comment 27 Dec 2018
I think Schiano has done a lot of great things in his last 3 years with Ohio State and he seems like a class act. I also know that his defense has had some awful games the last few years that have cost them a shot in the playoffs (see Iowa and Purdue) after being Big Ten champions the last 2 years. I don't recall seeing Ohio State teams play this inconsistent on defense in a long time and they have a lot of talent out there. I know early departures to the NFL have hurt but you don't see Alabama having games like this each year. Something needs to change and I'm not paid enough to figure that out. Day will have some difficult decisions to make after the Rose Bowl. I'm guessing Davis will be gone and Grinch will be retained with a larger role. I could see Day giving Schiano 1 more year too. Hopefully he'll make the necessary changes to get the Buckeyes back to playing like the tough Silver Bullet defenses of old.
Comment 23 Dec 2018
2020 very well could be Ohio State's best wide receiver class ever. Hartline has done a great job in his first year as the interim coach. Glad Day gave him the full time title. I'm really happy with the 2 receivers from the 2019 class too. I think it's realistic we land 4 of those guys mentioned above in the 2020 class. I would love to see Hartline land Smith-Njigba, Scott, Jarrett and Flemming.
Comment 22 Dec 2018
I think this is a good role for Meyer. I'd also like to see Jim Tressel come in and replace Drake as President. He seems to be doing a fine job at YSU.
Comment 21 Dec 2018
I'd love to pound Iowa in 2020 after what they did to us in 2017. Problem is that most of the guys who will be playing in the next game in 2020 weren't on the team in 2017 to remember what happened. I'm sure the coaching staff won't forget.
Comment 20 Dec 2018
I hope coach Day can lock down the top talent in the state of Ohio each year and get 5-10 Ohio kids who are Ohio State material. I think most of the Ohio recruits grow up following and dreaming of playing for Ohio State. They get what it means to be a Buckeye, The Game and have that midwest toughness. I also would love to see the staff continue to get the rest of the players out of the top 250 most talented players in the nation. I believe recruiting Texas, Florida and Georgia the hardest is where so much of the top talent is because of population and the quality caliber of high school football in those states. Ohio should always be top priority but you still need great talent outside the state to stay competitive for a national title.