He just needs to get off the ball a little bit quicker, and he will get better at that. Also, he’s still growing into his body. It’s scary to think what he might be in a few years
Get him on campus and see what happens. Still not sure how we’ve had trouble landing an elite RB since JK. We’ve shown to consistently have a great running game for a very long time. Now you have a very favorable depth chart, and very good Offensive lineman that have been recruited here the last few years. Great QBs, and WRs. The missing piece is a RB. If a kid was thinking of this as a business decision, it seems like a very easy one. Sometimes kids get nervous about going far away from home, like Bijan Robinson. He may very well be great at Texas, but I think everyone knows OSU would’ve been better for him in the long run. Ehlinger has carried the ball more than the RBs have there the last few years. We’ll see how it plays out.
CB depth is something that really worries me. Wade coming back would really help, but if he doesn’t there’s a big drop off from what we had last year.
Dennis is going to be a stud recruiter. A young guy who can relate to younger recruits/players. He is going to be a great hire. Especially since he’s going to learn under Day
Have to think he’s coming back if all of these OSU media guys are going down there to cover it, right? I’d feel a lot better with him coming back to join Brown, Banks, and Proctor.
CB recruiting the last few years is certainly going to hurt us depth wise the next two years. Have to really hope guys like Watts and Cavazos pan out. 2021 needs to be a DB heavy class
I think If Wade comes back he could go from late 1st round/early 2nd, to top 5-10 pick next year. Okudah, Dobbins, and Young all need to go. None of their stocks will be higher than they are now. RBs don’t last long as it is in the league, Dobbins needs to go get paid. Okudah basically locked himself into the top CB off the board after last night.
Offense is going to be great, as long as we find a workhorse at RB. I hope Teague is the guy, but I feel he’s too stiff at times. Good change of pace guy, but can he be the every down back? I’m looking for Crowley to step up and take that position. The OL is going to be solid. Plug in NPF at RT, and let guys like Vimahi, Jones, and possibly Harry Miller battle it out for that RG spot. Olave and Wilson both return, then I look for Williams, And one or two of the freshman to contribute.
DL is going to be great still. Harrison will take the next step to becoming the next great DE here. Him, Smith, and Cooper will be a great trio. Taron Vincent, Haskell Garrett, and big Tom should be good. Be we don’t have the depth we had this year inside unless a few of the youngsters step up. Linebackers don’t worry me at all. Might even be better if Browning can keep getting better. Pope, Mitchell, and Gant are all ready to go. Let them compete and see what happens. The secondary is what really worries me. Proctor has been good at times, but also is lost at times and takes bad angles to the ball. Getting Wade back would really make me feel a lot better. Banks and Brown would be solid. But again, the DB recruitment the last few years is going to hurt depth back there.
All in all, a team that can definitely make a run at the CFP again. Clemson and Bama are definitely about to lose a ton of players, but they obviously both recruit well so we’ll see how things shake out. I also expect LSU to go back to what they’ve been the last few years when Burrow leaves. A decent program, but not great
I don’t blame the officials for the targeting call, but I think it’s time they changed the rule a little. That absolutely was not targeting. The rule is so dumb. And on top of that, you toss out the guy after you give us a 15 yard penalty? It’s bullshit
I think the OL is going to eat on Saturday. They’re going to mow down Clemsons DL, and really wear them down. I expect Dobbins to have a huge game.
Obviously OSU will be fine without Phillips. But let’s not act like losing a blue chip prospect at a position of need isn’t a big deal. This isn’t good at all. Let’s hope Watts and Cavazos are ready to at least provide some depth next year
The air attack were going to have here in a few years is literally going to be unstoppable. Might not even need to recruit a RB, just go 4-5 wide every play. I’m kidding obviously, but the talent is ridiculous. Especially when you already have two stud freshman WRs in Wilson and Williams.
Am I the only one who thinks Day is going to have a late surprise signee like he did last year with Enokk Vimahi? I think we’re going to have an off the radar guy be a late flip into this class. A guy we’re not expecting...
No. You’re going to need him in the playoffs. You don’t get a crack at the big trophy all the time, So when you do get in, you do everything you can to win. Trust me when I say they’d burn a true freshman’s redshirt in a second if they thought he could help them win a game
I didn’t read the whole thing but I clicked it and he said he’s “100 percent committed”. So don’t get your hopes up. Hes a good kid, I wish him the best. But his grandparents were the ones who made him stay closer to home. He would probably be a buckeye right now if it weren’t for them.
Next person to bring a Julian Fleming flip rumor to this board from an unreliable source needs the ban hammer. I’m sick of it
So some guy on a message board says something and all of the sudden it’s true? Lol
I feel like every time I open these threads it’s about Fleming, Bijan/Knighton, or the past favorite Elias Ricks
Of topic here but noticed TCU had a true freshman QB playing when they beat Texas. And in the postgame interview, Patterson said something along the lines of he’s going to be a great player here. Doesn’t sound like there’s going to be much of a QB competition there. Wonder how Baldwin feels about that
I hope the staff is out pounding the pavement this week, going after guys committed to programs who might be in a coaching transition after the season. Day needs to stop by Salpoint Catholic to see Lathan Ransom, and have a chat with Bijan Robinson. Bijan do you really wanna play in an offense where the QB is the main runner?
Just hope Brownings injury isn’t serious at all. We’re going to need him next week
I can’t see why Holmes would transfer and not just enter the draft. He’ll run the risk of not even being eligible next season if he doesn’t graduate early from UCLA
Every time I try and make sense of the Bijan Robinson and Jaylan Knighton fiasco, My brain just can’t comprehend it. Robinson really hurts, he is having a monster senior season, and looks like the #1 RB in the country. Hopefully between Teague, Crowley, and Chambers we have our future all B10 type back
Be ready to be shocked
I’m don’t wanna keep beating a dead horse here, but I have to say it. Zachary Harrison is going to be a freakin beast here soon. Look at what he’s already doing as a freshman. His speed is ridiculous. He’s only going to keep getting better under LJ. Once he grows into his body fully after another offseason in the weight room, look out. I don’t think he has that fast twitch quickness that Chase Young has, at least not yet. But he’s long, and super fast. He’s going to be a force in the future.
Miller and Strout would be a great pair of QBs to bring in. Let them compete and develop next year, and the better one takes over in 2021