I forgot just how good his stiff-arm was.
What I came to post. I wonder what the preseason odds would be that a late take after a de-commitment would lose his black stripe over two 5-star guards, one that enrolled early and one with the reputation of having the skill-set to play early.
Wiltfong, Gleitman, Lind, and Ellis specifically. Also Penn State Insider Sean Fitz.
He's Penn State bound.
Texas has a lot of momentum and we haven't heard much on Anthony Cook lately- what's the latest?
This is such an overlooked aspect on the situation. Wilson is going to play as fast as he likes because of the depth of the defensive line. The downside of a fast offense is a quick 3-and-out resulting in a tired defense, which is less likely to happen with this team.
For our stronger opponents I see that being the 9 guys: the Rushmen, Sprinkle, Jones, Hill, Landers, and Young (buying the hype). Think this goes to 12 versus the easier opponents adding Hamilton, Cornell, and Cooper.
Strongly agree with this. For how much we value the rivalry the game time doesn't do fans any favors. Tradition be damned, this should be a sports spectacle every year and a noon games don't provide that.
People complain too much about upvotes/downvotes.
Ezekiel Elliot is a POS.
The 11W community is the differentiator of the site, the content is solid but nothing great.
Zach Smith is a bad coach, and the lack of recruiting actual WR's versus athletes is a stupid excuse and also partially his fault.
This seems to be trending to an unpopular opinion, but I love watching the game at The Shoe versus an HD TV, especially if its a big game.
the final call on taking him will come down to Urban.
So Parsons isn't a sure-fire take right now? That is very surprising to me.
Oweh, Parsons, and K.J. Henry are visiting for FNL. Smith is probably a silent commit, and Pope was just CB'd by Birm to the good guys.
This leaves a lot of room for assumption.
Pure speculation, but I think the board is turning out better and/or have higher priority needs than a hybrid LB/DE with the way our defense is currently constructed. Wouldn't be surprised if Urban told him to look around a bit because the situation is becoming fluid.
It's doubtful and no offense to Chatfield, but this would be awesome if this is K.J. Henry related.
His acceleration is phenomenal, I never doubt he'll get 5+ yards nearly every carry. He was very consistent on a per-carry basis last year. Now Alford needs to teach him high knees and before long he'll be busting more 20+ yard runs.
The joy of this surpassed any Buckeye win last year, except beating them again.
The distinction needs to be made: I often get more joy seeing them lose versus us winning but I get more upset when we lose versus them winning.
Andrew has simply done fantastic work- is forthcoming without being to revealing.
This one is Birm's old "eat his shoe" territory or Andrew's new Grinch smile.
Yikes, that is concerning. Not a high ceiling with that kind of speed.
I bet this speaks more too the depth at safety than is does his performance at WR. The former is definitely a bigger need right now by sheer numbers.
Pope vs. Tuliaupupu in a circle drill, winner gets the spot.
A former 11W recruiting employee now at Land of Ten had an interesting forum post about Parson, seemed to indicate it wasn't a done deal if Oweh and Smith were to commit before him. Just to be clear, Parson is a 100% take no matter if/when, correct?
It is actually embarrassing some of the takes on there, but unfortunately none of which is all surprising. My personal favorite on if Butch Jones and Tennessee were in the B1G: "An easy 10-2 season for Tennessee every year. Not to mention Butch has destroyed every Big 10 team that we've faced in a bowl game."
Very Derrick Henry-esque, both in running style and testing results. Physical specimens with one-cut and get up field running styles.
Yep, that ranking came out before he tested off the charts.
This just feels so much like the Akers/Dobbins situation- Teague being Dobbins and White being Akers. Each have comparable running styles, one is rated higher, but both are fantastic backs, and most importantly we are spoiled in our options.
1. Only point I was trying to make, he is Tressel's boss, he deserved some responsibility.
2. Fair point, but I am not crowning Smith for a great achievement here. Urban wanted to get back into coaching, from Ohio, and we had the paycheck and the opening. Would have been more of a large failure than great feat- not like he poached him from Florida.
3. Was it not worth the risk on a 6-6 team? It's the AD's job to forecast and Urban didn't think they would have a bowl ban when he was hired on. Smith took a calculated risk and it didn't pan out, and might have cost us a national championship (biased, but I think we beat Notre Dame).
4. Ohio State's best basketball coach was let go on a Monday afternoon in early June, nearly 2 months after the season. Why then, if they didn't have someone zeroed in? Myself, and a lot of Ohio State's beat, seem to agree with this logic.
I am not 'hating' and no need to talk like I have offended you. Gene did Tressel absolutely no favors when the scandal was underway. Smith has nothing to do with Tressel's actions, he is a grown man an made them on his own. But Smith let the ship sink with little public support. Also, he was Tressel's boss. He was neither naive about it for awhile or he knew as well and came out with no word associated with him.
It may not be this black and white and I am not even saying Smith is a bad AD, I just don't believe him to be great I don't think this is an unfair criticism.