How ironic that Brady is being compared to the newest Cleveland Cavalier Garland. Hopefully Garland manages to live up to his hype from his HS days with the Cavs (he didn't really get a chance to do that at Vanderbilt due to all the games he missed). But I like that Diebler brings this new recruiting dimension to Holtmann's staff.
If Wade and Okudah both have great seasons they're gone (that's come to be expected at OSU nowadays). The only reason we even got Fuller back for 2019 was because Fuller struggled last year and recognized that he might not be ready for the NFL just yet. The only way Wade returns in 2020 is if he doesn't play as well as expected this coming year.
If Wade has a good season in 2019 (which I'm expecting with Hafley here) he's gone in 2020. Same with Okudah. As far as the rest of the roster goes at corner landing Phillips was huge for us cause our depth there was very questionable as far as being set for the future at that position. Looking at those players Riep is more of a safety than a corner for starters and Cameron Brown is a converted WR. That doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence. Phillips WILL see the field in 2020 IMO because the guys in front of him will be almost as inexperienced as he is going into that season.
In his case he may be seeing regular defensive snaps as soon as next year. There's a good chance Arnette, Okudah, and Wade will all be off to the NFL in 2020. Our depth behind those guys pre-Phillips commitment was questionable at best (with Marcus Williamson being the only corner behind those three who has actually seen live in-game defensive snaps before). We may not need Phillips to see extensive defensive snaps this year but we will need him to be ready in 2020.
I live in Dayton and needless to say it hasn't been much better here considering the excessive rain and of course those devastating Memorial Day tornados.
Sure. And the sigil could be the Big House in ruins with a giant Buckeye Nut sitting on top of it all.
I'd prefer to change the title of this to the Rains of Ann Arbor and make that OSU's new fight song lol.
He was a BPA pick. Picking for need isn't considered a wise practice when you're picking in the top 5 of the NBA Draft. That's how you end up reaching for average at best players at a spot 20 slots higher than where they should've gone.
Garland is a high ceiling prospect no question but his sample size at the college level is extremely small and a little concerning. Culver would've been the more proven choice between the two no question but I do think Garland has the higher ceiling between the two. The biggest questions with him are his health and whether or not Beilein can play him and Sexton on the court together (if it was any prior Cavs coach from recent years I'd say Sexton is on his way out of Cleveland this coming season in light of this pick but Beilein is known for being an innovator who relies heavily on multiple shooters so perhaps he finds a way to make Garland and Sexton work together in the same lineup).
The Suns are a terrible organization with a clinically insane owner who meddles constantly in basketball decisions. This move is quite typical of them. The Wolves got Culver out of the trade so I definitely think they came out the victors there. The Suns traded back 5 spots and then wasted the 11th overall pick on a second round prospect who is already 24 years old. The only decent piece the Suns got out of this deal was Dario Saric (and his presence is overshadowed by them screwing up the 11th overall pick).
Best player is a stretch (remember Zion is part of this draft). But I do think he will be a huge asset to the Cavs if he can stay healthier than he did in college. Hopefully Beilein figures out a way to utilize both him and Sexton on the court together.
I'll give credit to Bosa, he at least learned his lesson from that (and that incident was significantly out of character for him to begin with). He chose to live in isolation for the rest of the year so as not to risk jeopardizing his future (and he was originally rooming with Zeke who was of course a hard partier). But Marshall, Smith, and Wilson were all definitely idiots.
He did get suspended for the first game in 2015 (along with Joey Bosa, Dontre Wilson, and Corey Smith) presumably for weed. I have a hard time believing the program would tell him good riddance though over that. Lots of college football players smoke weed, it's not an uncommon practice.
He went undrafted. One more season at OSU could've changed that (the difference between undrafted salaries versus drafted salaries is significant). Leaving early for the NFL just to go undrafted isn't what I'd consider a smart practice.
Agreed. His decision to leave OSU early is looking stupider by the year considering how many bridges he's burned already in the NFL.
I don't agree with the post above whatsoever but I will say this. Tyler Trent's story was over-exploited by Tom Rinaldi and his team during that game just to create a juicy storyline for Purdue and their motivation to take down the big bad wolf (OSU). That goes to show you how shameless and despicable the people who work for ESPN are.
If that happens it will be the beginning of the end for Harbaugh just like Appalachian State was the beginning of the end for Lloyd Carr.
It's probably a safe bet to say it's PED-related, again. Jalin really needs to get it together if he ever wants to have a shot in the NFL again.
A lot of people circled Purdue last year (myself included) and lo and behold look what happened. Granted we haven't lost to NW since 2004 but I'm still very wary of playing them at Ryan Field during a difficult stretch of the season.
Wisconsin has Graham Mertz now (highly touted recruit on the level of Fields and Lawrence coming out of HS) and Hornibrook is gone so I wouldn't say they have QB "problems" just questions about whether or not Mertz will be as good as advertised. If he is they will be a dangerous team and favored in the West no question.
It's not like Meyer wasn't winning with Tressel's recruits prior to 2014 though (the 2013 team was IMO talented enough to win a Natty but having Everett Withers on staff and completely out of sync with the rest of the defensive coaches derailed that season). This is kind of a weak argument. And people forget 2014 was expected to be a transition year (especially with the team playing without Braxton and replacing numerous players on offense going into that season). The whole new coach needs to have his own recruits in place to win argument is overblown. Good programs like OSU don't leave the cupboards bare for new coaches coming in because they consistently recruit at a high level. That was the case during the transition from Tressel to Meyer (and Braxton Miller also happened to be a perfect fit for Meyer's offense).
Hopefully Day and Hafley seal the deal on this one. We need more corners considering there's a good chance Arnette, Okudah, and Wade will all be gone in 2020.
I don't mind flying under the radar at all but picking scUM to win the B1G in any preseason polls just isn't a safe bet at this point. They haven't won the B1G since 2004 in case anybody forgot (and even that year they were co-champions with Iowa and closed out the regular season with another spanking at the Shoe courtesy of Troy Smith and Ted Ginn Jr.). They're getting the benefit of the doubt solely because of the hype around Harbaugh (which is dying year by year) and their smoke and mirrors brand as the winningest program in CFB history (which has been dying since 2007). Whereas with OSU the headline "Is OSU football headed for the Dark Ages post-Urban Meyer?" is a juicy headline that any sports analyst will spend the entire off-season running with just to make a name for himself. Day has done enough recruiting-wise so far for me to think that we'll be in good hands with him going forward but to the national pundits he's unproven and green. So that's being held against OSU in all these preseason rankings.
I really feel for this kid. Highly touted player coming out of HS and he's just had the worst luck with injuries since he's been here. I was hoping to see him get a chance at starting this year as he has incredible upside and both Borland and Werner are liabilities on the field (though maybe Al Washington's coaching changes that, who knows).
I'm hoping Borland coming back so quickly from his Achilles tear last year was the reason why he was so incredibly slow and lead-footed at times (there's virtually no chance he was 100% healthy in his first game back in week 2 last year). Really think rushing him back onto the field wasn't the smartest move by Meyer and his staff at the time. I get Borland is a captain and viewed as the leader of the defense but coming back from an Achilles is no joke. From what I've heard Hilliard is expected to miss at least half the season due to this injury so it would be interesting to know how Borland was able to come back so quickly last year when his injury happened around the same time in the off-season as Hilliard's did this year.