I don’t know what to think about this team. I could see them making it to the elite 8 and maybe the final 4, but I can also see them going 1-5 and losing the first game of the BTT (Do they even get invited to the big dance if that happens?).
I agree that Dawand should have redshirted last year. I still think it’s in his best interest to redshirt and I would do it this year, unless the team absolutely needs him on the field.
There was a story or thread about it around a week ago. There really wasn’t much discussion on the subject. I was really surprised and agree that he seems to be too talented to play a position that would underutilize those talents. If Ruckert doesn’t catch 40-50 passes in this offense, no TE will. Keep him on the defensive side of the ball.
I love the class projection, but I think the RB spot is a pipe dream. Ttun insiders believe Edwards is a lock to them and it sounds like Pryor is a Georgia lean. It’s way more likely that OSU gets neither back than it is they get both. Hopefully Edwards doesn’t string them along and they miss out on Kiner too. Although if they did land both, they could potentially be elite at every single position on the offensive side of the ball.
This would be the greatest news of the off season! Make it happen!
Thanks for the data and I know everyone is tired of saying it and hearing it, but if the OSU vs. Clemson game has any other person in the world up in the booth completing the reviews, OSU more than likely would have won that game. Yes, osu had their chances and didn’t take advantage of it, but they were also entitled to a fair booth review and they didn’t get it. 10 weeks later and I’m apparently still bitter.
Bengals play it safe and take Chase Young #1. Then my Skins draft Joey B. and we finally get the Haskins vs. Burrow QB competition. Not going to happen but it would make one helluva storyline to follow.
This will be interesting if it happens. Kentucky might have to find another state to poach under the radar guys from, because I think Fickell will make a living on recruiting Ohio guys that were borderline OSU offers. I could see nearly half their roster being Ohio guys who will play us with a huge chip on their shoulder. Michigan might be the fans main rival, but no doubt they will be coming after OSU. It should be fun.
Agreed. Edwards seems to be all Blue. It might be a good idea to focus on Kiner instead of Edwards or they will probably end up with neither. I hope I’m wrong.
I definitely wouldn’t kick anyone off the team for a fight. It might be just a game, but it’s physical and competitive. Sometimes emotions boil over. Suspend the fighters for a handful of games and move on. Nobody should have their life derailed by being kicked off the team for a fight.
I’m with you. Go all out for Kiner. From what I’ve heard from Ttun insiders, Edwards is all blue and staff is wasting effort recruiting a guy who will never come here.
Whoever they get to replace him will struggle to recruit because of the restrictions they have to deal with. They refuse to pay players, recruits have to members of Mensa, and they are so morally superior that each commit must have won a humanitarian award or have documented evidence of saving someone’s life. Two of the three won’t cut it either. I know this is true because I visited the MGo site previously and every single fan says the same thing.
Fortunately for them basketball recruiting is much cleaner than football so they are able to recruit well and become a basketball school.
I’m happy for Joe and I can now officially return to hating LSU after a 2 year hiatus.
Clemson was on the wrong end of a few bad calls and missed calls tonight and I loved it. It was all a part of the espn conspiracy to get LSU the easiest path to the title and it worked. Do I actually believe that? No, but my 77 year old Dad does and I’m going to feed into it all off season. - Them sonsabitches!
I don’t think it’s a coach stud thing. I think this is the way they do it for all of their primary targets. This is the kind of thing that Mattison was talking about when describing the difference between OSU and ttun.
Agreed. He should have redshirted this year. He may not start until he’s a senior. It’s great having the depth though.
He punched his coach? I wasn't aware of that. I read there was some sort of issue, between the two, but I didn't know he punched his coach. Are we sure that's what happened? Did Mindy Drayer provide a drawing of the incident? - Jk. He's good, but probably not worth the trouble.
This has probably already been discussed, but did you see Wiltfong’s predictions for the top uncommitted recruits? When writing about Zach Evans he said A&M is the favorite but who knows what will happen if someone like OSU decides they have a spot for him. - I wonder if this is a possibility? The guy has crazy talent, but baggage. Not sure what to think about him.
Don’t forget about the Zebras. We are 0-1 against them under Ryan Day. Hopefully we can avoid them in Happy Valley and in the playoffs next year.
I saw a thread where they were complaining that this is as good as it gets because of academic restraints and their unwillingness to pay recruits. Then someone chimes in with Juwan Howard is recruiting great, are you saying basketball recruiting is cleaner than football? Crickets.
I really don’t understand how they can be so positive after everything that happens...lose 4 OL, QB, most dynamic WR on the team, TE, and when Nico announced he was returning they were talking about how they will have one of, if not the best offense in the country next year. The one coach they really couldn’t afford to lose, Partridge, jumped ship at first chance and nobody seemed to care or even act like it was a loss. Everything bad that happens to them is deserved. Their delusion is an epidemic up there.
Harbaugh needs to bring Hoke back to develop his talent. I don’t think you can argue that his best team was 2016 when Hoke’s players were all juniors and seniors. They got some talent, similar to Penn State, but not enough to be elite. They are probably looking at 9-3 or 8-4. Warriner is a good OL coach, but replacing 4 guys will be rough. I saw on MGo where they were naming the projected starters and acting like the line will be better. I’m curious how much those guys got to play. I doubt it was a whole lot. One of the major advantages of blowing everyone out is getting your young backups reps. At OSU we’ve seen what a lot of guys can do because they played the final 20 minutes + of most games.
Doesn’t make any sense to me. If he would’ve left this year, scouts could blame the lack of production on being an early entrant but give him credit for his potential. Good luck putting up better numbers next year with a new QB and four new lineman. Just because OSU can do it, doesn’t mean your team can.
That’s crazy. Thanks for the info.
I think there’s a thread regarding other teams, but I can’t find it. I just saw 3 CB’s for Zach Evans to A&M. What the hell is going on? Are schools turning him away? He has to be in the top 5 of all time for CB flips without ever committing somewhere. Anyone know what is going on with the guy?
I thought I read somewhere that he’s already committed to the coaches of the school and Wednesday is the public announcement. Can anyone confirm or am I making this up?