Eh, I agree Ohio State isn’t Alabama but for the past 3 years, the Buckeyes have out-recruited the Crimson Tide. There has been a foundation laid down here, and that comes with an expectation of having a top 5 class every year. Gene essentially stated as much at the introductory press conference for Day. I’m definitely going to give him a pass for 2019 because most of this class wasn’t even his responsibility, but 2020 and beyond needs to start having top 5 classes consistently with an occasional off year.
Anyone is going to be a downgrade compared to Coombs, but man Taver really isn’t living up to any exptectations right now.
I think he’s just too competitive not to coach again. He likes to win too much. I envision that whenever he has cooled off enough to the point where he feels healthy again, he is going to want to get back into the ring. It sucks thinking about it, but that’s my best bet for what will happen.
Yup, at Nebraska (surely a night game because, hey, screw the welfare of the OSU football player) is going to be a tough one with how they improved this season.
Playing at Northwestern is always tough considering you need a weedwacker attached to your cleats to get through the grass.
That schedule is going to be tough next year, there are some stretches where I expect to see the team look tired or apathetic.
People like to rag on Prince but that was very a candid interview from him. You can tell he really cares about his fellow players and coaches.
Bresee has even taken notice. Who knows if it will lead to serious consideration, but Locksley appears to be doing the right things on the recruiting trail already.
If this guy isn’t starting next year and playing 90% of the defensive snaps, there is a problem.
I thought about that, but he’ll never get any serious playing time. So you’d end up with two freshman quarterbacks, and a graduate transfer with hardly any playing time at WVU who is meant to be a locker room guy. That doesn’t sound like a good scenario for the quarterback room.
It is interesting, though, because if Martell starts this upcoming season there is a chance he is a 3 year starting quarterback. That will only leave one year left for Baldwin, assuming he doesn’t transfer. Heck, Jack Miller would have to wait until his redshirt sophomore season to have a crack at the job. It will be intriguing to see how it plays out.
I like Baldwin, but I’d prefer to not only have 2 scholarship quarterbacks next year (bothof them being freshmen, to boot).
Martell can get the job done.
Larry Johnson is the best coach you can have when it comes to potential, but I also think Zach would be concerned Buckeye fans expect an All-American as a freshaman. I think that’s untrue, honestly, considering Chase Young was a top 8 player overall, but then again he isn’t from Central Ohio.
I think about how good this team is going to be next year at least once a week.
Dre’Mont Jones deserved to at least make the third team.
This is honestly one of the worst takes I have ever seen on anxiety. I’d venture to say there is absolutely no empirical data supporting that, and it sure as hell isnt even close to the reason why my anxiety came out of nowhere when I was eight years old (and consequently disappeared for the most part as I entered adulthood).
I don’t think it will hurt too much in the long run, but it’s a shame Urban retired with his lowest rated recruiting class while at OSU. I don’t think that’s something Day can help make up (although getting Harrison would be huge), but as long as he can build on that 2020 class I think OSU will be in a good position every year. The expectation is to have a top 5 recruiting class every year, that’s non-negotiable. I’m glad Gene understands that.
I was moreso responding to your response of the award being a “sham.” I think the media coverage of it was extremely disappointing, but I’m perfectly fine with the winner.
Eh, I think an objective assessment would have had Dwayne closer to second than what the actual vote showed. The biggest complaint is that this was made a two man show when it clearly should have involved Dwayne as a serious candidate.
I’m assuming it’s helpful for Harrison because he knows Day will the be the coach for the foreseeable future, as well as the meat of the coaching staff being retained?
I tried including Jameson in my edit, but the site wouldn’t allow me (shrugs). I think he needs to put on a little weight, and he isn’t as polished as Garrett. I have a hard time believing the coaching staff will play a true freshman just for 9 routes, but I certainly would like to see that type of speed emerge into a playmaker next year.
I agree completely with Andy’s idea of an 8 team playoff.
Unfortunately, they will never use that formula because it doesn’t involve any subjectivity. There is no committee involved. They thrive off subjectivity, it’s what drives the ratings and money. They want people to argue, they do not want this to be an egalitarian model. It’s infuriating.
Haskins is being treated like the Collin Klein in this Heisman debate.
It’s a damn shame that Haskins puts up the best season in B1G history and he gets nothing (individually) to show for it: no Buckeye tree, no awards. He does get to finish third in the Heisman, but I kind of feel for the kid. He deserves so much more credit, but I suppose that credit will come in the form of being the 1st QB drafted this coming spring.
Considering the Perry’s and Zach Harrison are both from Lewis Center, it’s safe to say Harbaugh was down there for Harrison.
I also believe there is a UM commit from Columbus, as well. He committed to OSU to play baseball before accepting a football scholarship from Harbaugh.
I’m already in love with the new stadium and the location.
Damn it, I will not stand for this lack of recognition against Drue Chrisman.