Urban Meyer is one of the Legends or college football. Everyone knows who he is, and he should revel in who he is and what he has accomplished. He was hired for his accomplishment, his perspective, and his mind. He is an Ohioan, and a former OSU coach who won a NC in Columbus. Nobody would knock him for referring to UM as “that team up North,” and while I think it is a small thing objectively, he should embrace it. Embrace your history and fandom and your roots. Don’t say “Michigan”. People know him and respect him. They will appreciate that he has an opinion and a past. Do it.
He was very good at avoiding a direct hit. He knew how to use his vision and quickness to usually angle his body just enough, and really didn’t get hit hard very often. Not a lot of guys can see and react quickly enough to do that like Dunn did. But his 11k yards on that small frame are really just as more evidence of his vision and intuition and quickness, than anything else.
This is news?
This the least surprising thing I’ve read about him, honestly. So he’s still an immature fool... ok. We knew that already. This is just tying to get people upset and keep him name in the news ahead of the season, to build the hype. Yawn
If a red banner for sales is going to cause you mental or physical anguish, maybe it’s time to take a break?
Whomever is the best LB or SS in the country.
Because he NCAA is allowing it without penalty of sitting a year. This is why that rule existed. College free agency is undesirable in so many ways.
The epitome of hubris. This is laughable, and embarrassing.
Awful news... Thoughts with his family.
And you are advocating for a recalculation of past recruiting rankings based on the stars of transfers. You don’t see any of the follies in that exercise...? I just gave you three on the personnel side. There are “overachievers” as well.
Make sure you account for our five stars Justin hilliard and Jashon Cornell and Baron Browning. Don’t want to overlook those big time boosts to our arguement.
If Fields is running more than 10 times a game, it will mean he is not a very good passer. I don’t care about ability to run; the QB’s job is to pass the ball to the WRs and maybe the TE 5-6 times a season ;). If he can threaten the run, and make something out of nothing, that is great. But chiefly, the QB must be a passer. The RBs are for running. So, again, if Fields is running the ball and rivaling the RBs for yardage, it means that he isn’t getting the passing offense. I’m hoping all in the scarlet colored glasses camp are right, and Fields comes from nowhere to set the world in fire with his magically awesome skills, but I can’t quite buy in without seeing it. If he had even shown something in the spring game, I could make the leap, but... I’m going to watch the games and hope for the best. The kid hasn’t done shit in a meaningful game, ever, and he really didn’t do much in our annual touch-scrimmage either. I’m not good with blind faith, and I don’t know how you guys do it. The best I can do is hope that he gets a lot better in all these practices leading up to the season, but even that is really asking a lot of any QB who had never played outside of garbage time in his one year in college, and is now learning a new system and personnel...
I would guess that Fields will take away a lot of carries from our RBs for the next couple years. He is the real threat to that 1000 yard season for Dobbins.
Competition is at the core of what Urban established here. Day seems to have embraced that as well. I’m not sure a kid who gives up on competing and is down on being part of the team (or whatever semantics people want to use ) fits very well at OSU. It is is kinda the antithesis of what they want to stand for here.
Ummm, we say that too. “Nobody is bigger than the program” and “one recruit/player doesn’t make or break the team” are pretty common refrains.
Did not see this coming... I must have missed his top 10, but I didn’t think Rivals was even in it. Bagmen?
That’s what successful leaders do.
Just because someone says something to a person with a microphone (or typed it on Twitter, or whatever public forum) doesn’t make it 100% true. It doesn’t seem like the whole truth. But Bijan gets to control his story at this moment, and he chose to say what he said. It doesn’t seem as though even the staff knows all of the facts - but I’d that is the case, that they are in the dark about what happened, then it’s better to congratulate the kid and move on. If he doesn’t want to communicate or be open and honest behind closed doors, it wouldn’t be a good fit between him and the program. Good luck kid!
Maybe he looks like Dontre did in college, and it would be great if Drennen became (in college) what Wilson was. But... Dontre Wilson had one of the best HS tapes I’ve ever seen. The kid was amazing, on every play he flashed truly special talent, and against the best HS competition in the country. I still wonder how he didn’t turn into a star before the injuries.
I guess you guys never saw Robert Smith play... too bad.
Seems possible, so I’m hoping too.
Dude, figure it out. This is a forum where people post mindless bs so fast that Spooner keeps having to make new threads despite the complete dearth of information day after day - it’s just whining and debating about the dumbest things. If you want to be a part of it, use your mouse or thumbs and stop bitching that he won’t put a link to the prior useless thread in the current thread. My god, I thought my kids were lazy and entitled!
He’s not Robert Smith. That’s laughable.
Wow, you are clinging to that? Wtf cares? All of them are shit teams! You just want to argue...
I’m pretty sure his eligibility would be long gone if he was a pre-Madonna. But this is crazy season...
He’s a booster who uses his purported wealth to initiate relationships with people in the know. He used to have a pretty good inside connection.