Agreed - but I imagine this is how most 3-star, relatively unheralded recruits announce their commitments. if at all.
Until they have a better option, what can they do?
All he needs to do is get them going in a solid direction and make NC an attractive landing spot for a talented up-and-comer.
Where does that influence show itself? He doesn’t seem to act or coach anything like Tressel
No one will admit it, but I think a lot of people secretly want this "stay home and cancel everything" thing to continue as long as possible
The most frustrating part was that, week after week of obvious underperformance, nothing was done until it was too late.
That would have been better than "I've been contacted by a rock-'n'-roll show"
I really don't know how any "major announcement" ever fools anyone on April 1.
I hope I'm not still logging into my work computer remotely and staring at lines of code for 8 hours every day when I'm retired
I have a feeling many TVs are tuned to the 24/7 news channels 24/7
If the infection rate really is doubling every couple days, there's no reason to think there'd be anyone left to catch it and get over it after another month or so.
China told us a lot of things over these past few months.
Crowley will be fine
It's purely stat based..
not unless they adjust the rating system to account for the current offensive style. Too much talent on the field and the ball gets spread around too much for anyone current to rank, regardless of their skill level
Do they plan to get drafted by teams close to home as well?
I wonder if this is the first ever Tony Toni Tonē reference on 11W
There have been a couple, but pretty few and far between
they never committed
the schools will need to pay for the extra eligibility, not the NCAA.
Bijan never committed. Not publicly least. Of course anything can happen, but I can't imagine a player going to the trouble of having a video produced to announce his commitment only to change his mind
Apples and oranges. Mack is a WR, Ruckert is a TE. They are different positions with different skillsets and different roles in the offense.
Ruckert is and has been an excellent TE for us, and he'll be an excellent TE in the NFL because of what he learned here.
He could have gone to MSU and been a feature of their offense, but he wouldn't have much success at the next level because the NFL doesn't need big, slow receivers.
It's really not about recruiting.
TEs know their role and they know what they sign up for when they come to a school heavy in offensive talent like OSU. They will learn their role well and likely go on to do it for multiple seasons in the NFL. The fans complain infinitely more than the players in regards to how many passes they catch.
If they just want to be a relatively big/slow receiver, they can always go to a place like MSU or Iowa.
If we had any trouble finding success for the thoroughbreds, I think they would use them more as receivers like you suggest.
Good point about Dudley, another who was more of a huge WR than a smaller/athletic lineman.