Great post and interesting topic, especially since Tressell had such success recruiting Glenville, yet decided to pass on Clark. Obviously, Michigan saw something in him and developed him into the player who was drafted and later flourished in the NFL. Who knows if character issues in high school (not the more serious transgressions referenced above) were a factor or not in us passing, but he's exactly the type of 3* that recruitniks cite when arguing that stars don't matter, even though we know they do.
It's probably unfair due to his massive high school (and middle school!) hype, but Dylan Moses still hasn't wowed me as a college player.
I'm not so sure it won't be Kansas before UCLA. I'm only half-kidding.
Recruiting can be an icky business, but to be able to commit to a college on the same day as all of your boys from your youth football days is really cool. Congrats to them wherever they land!
The USC pick is spot-on. I can't believe they kept Clay Helton.
The connection, that they must be the same since they're both from NJ to one degree or another and both went to Ohio State, is not nearly as profound as the author thinks it is.
Not AE, but it seems Fleming has cooled on PSU. I don't think we've necessarily lost ground with Jarrett; he simply is all over the place.
There has been considerable work put into making Theon likable again. Can't make him smart, though; he's not the sharpest sword.
I agree; it's slimeball shit. If teams want to use the test, that's one thing. To leak it and shame the athletes with low scores is lame.
Great question. That's my theory, though nobody is paying me to enter CBs.
Kid keeps a pretty low profile. Interested to see if the needle moves at all.
Not a knock on our veteran WRs at all, but Wilson could be the best on the team by midseason.
At least two. The '99 and 2000 teams represented a pretty big dropoff from a very strong stretch.
Of course Coop was right, however blunt the assessment. If you looked at the Notre Dame rosters before Holtz arrived, they had the same issue.
I think we land Paris and Carmody, with Fleming being a battle.
I have asked this before- has the all in on Fleming affected our efforts with Jarrett?
If it's an either/or, I'd rather have Fleming. Jarrett is a flake; an enormously talented flake.
TRD, you're the crotchety grandpa I no longer have. Tell us a bedtime story.
I agree. The consensus from everyone (on this board and through college football) is that Burrow is one of the good guys. I think that some Buckeye fans and, especially Burrow-lovers, participate in some Burrow deification in some cases in order to continue the JT argument from the '17 season. That's when the argument gets tricky for me.
Your last point is salient.
It is kind of amazing, however, that though we lament Woody's punch, Earle's 9-3, Cooper's end of November futility, and Tress's involvement in Tatgate, the level of success has rarely faltered and, it could be argued, has steadily improved. We lead charmed lives.
They are consistent, however, in their lack of respect for losses in the 30-point area.
In some ways, the conversation with Miller to take two QBs in a class (whether they be upcoming high schoolers or a transfer) has become easier. Bama, Clemson, and now us have all seen considerable attrition in the QB room. Others will surely follow (if they don't have this issue already). A prospect who cannot handle the suggestion that he won't be the only QB in a class should raise red flags.
The cold reality is that, unless Burrow beats Bama, which I don't see happening this year, LSU fans will be disappointed. Furthermore, with Texas in Austin and Auburn and Florida on the schedule, this could easily be a 9-3 team. I hope that Burrow does well, but I don't see this as a program making quantum leaps with him at QB.
We'll develop Chugunov or the transfer we get well enough to manage a game. It would have been the same if Baldwin had stayed; he was fine in the spring game, but I wouldn't give him a long leash if I put him in against better competition. Let's not make him out to be Haskins just because he transferred.
Just that they're going to have to take more than one QB in his class. I'm sure Miller is aware of the movement of so many QBs throughout college football, but I wouldn't assume that an 18-year old would be completely fine with recruiting his competition in the same class.
One thing the staff will have to do is have a conversation with Jack Miller about the (new) realities of QB recruiting.