I don't even see the point of Eron's tweet. Schools like Purdue and MSU offer 3 star kids out of Ohio early all the time, in hopes they will turn into 4 star talent later.
Yep, this was a no-brainer. The most dominant offensive lineman I've ever seen.
Coaching from my armchair, I see a few things happening.
It would seem that this rule change will benefit certain positions more than others. RB, LB, TE, WR, CB, S, DT, DE could all benefit from real game reps. QB and OL are riskier because of the risk of QB injury. If we were to play a true freshman QB, it should at least be with the 2nd string OL, if not the 1st.
The end of summer camp will tell a lot about who's ready and who's not. After all, the true freshmen are competing against upperclassmen waiting their turn. There sometimes is a Maurice Clarett or a JK Dobbins, but that's rare.
Putting it all together, I think we might see a situation where most (not all) of true freshmen get a chance in the first two cupcake games. From that point decide who should only play cupcakes and who (if any) will be shelved with eligibility for 2 additional games later on.
For the most part I agree with you, once a kid is a Buckeye, they're a Buckeye, no matter where they're from. We also need to recruit nationally to sift through and find high character players.
But if an Ohio kid is equally as talented, why not take them. They're already familiar with our culture, our traditions and the rivalry. I guess I don't understand the Ohio-last strategy when all players already have national rankings and have attended camps.
I may be offsides, but if our #1 goal isn't scoring, there will be penalties. We need to push forwards so we can sweep the B1G. This coach might be a keeper.
Les Miles wasn't that great of a coach, but I agree with him overall about attitude and effort.
"Just wait until he gets his players" or "Just wait until he installs his system" are warning signs that you have the wrong coach. It's what TTUN fans have been saying for 3 years about Harbaugh. Shoot, pay me $9 million and I'll win 8 games with TTUN's roster. I could use the money.
Great coaches get results quickly. Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer didn't need excuses. They both walked into problematic situations, they both turned things around within 1 or 2 years.
Reading the constant praise for Coach Johnson makes me really wonder what PSU was thinking when they let him walk. Glad they did of course.
I'm still puzzled by this as well. Why didn't PSU just give him a raise to stay? Why was LJSR willing to leave PSU? He had been there for years. In any case, we scored big-time with that hire.
Always good to hear from Coach Meyer. I was also impressed by how tightly knit the WRs are.
I thought the Pepsi for tickets deal was going to do it for them.
How about the TE position?
I think Haskins will be more than ready this season. He's demonstrated he can make all the throws. He's demonstrated awareness in the pocket, throwing on the run and running himself. He has real game experience in high-pressure situations (@TTUN). He'll have the team behind him.
But it's going to be a different game with Haskins. He's very confident and will attempt throws into tight windows, as we saw last season. It's mostly exciting to watch, but a few of those could turn out to be picks.
Funny, I go to the Sport pretty often. Too bad I never saw Sims. Maybe we can get Jamarco to come by.
Michigan's color priorities always confuse me.
I get that their nickname is "Maize and Blue", but their slogan is "Go Blue!" and their team wears blue helmets and jerseys at home.
Why then is practically the whole crowd wearing yellow? Is it a sign of innate cowardice?
"Ohio State is the place to be," Young told Eleven Warriors.
And the 2019 honorary PhD goes to ... Craig Young!
Welcome to the family.
It's bittersweet to both celebrate and mourn a great Buckeye.
Good to see CB rocking it in the coaching world. Hopefully he can make his way back to Cbus.
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FTFY, Jimmy. Just send me a piece of that 9 million salary.
It looks like the people in Israel dig basketball. Good crowd. Not a lot of defense, though.
I was born in 1970, so I can't speak to 1969.
The worst loss in my lifetime was 1998 to MSU/Saban when we were ranked #1.
Getting a graduate degree from UM in exchange for holding a clipboard on the sideline is a pretty good deal.
There's a great article analyzing Haskins on Land Grant Holy Land
The things that really stand out to me are Haskins' quick release, accuracy and velocity His ability to quickly throw the ball downfield on a rope should allow our WRs to catch the ball before defensive backs have time to react. I expect to see more slants, out routes and skinny posts.
He also throws a nice arc pass on deep fade, corner, post and go routes when the WR breaks free.
As for Haskins running, I'm not concerned. He has already shown he can run adequately, but I think we'll see him run more to the outside than to the inside.
It will be interesting to see the crowd makeup for the TCU game. While the game is in Texas, TCU has 1/6 the enrollment of OSU and OSU has the largest CFB fanbase.
Whether it's fiction or not, the most important thing is that TTUN players and fans believe that Woody said it.
I too hope Baldwin is ready and well. He has a similar skill set to Haskins, at least in his HS highlight reel. That would give us insurance this year and two QBs who could start next year. We would just need a decent QB at 3rd string in 2019.