I was thinking about checking out the website to see the new coaches but wasn’t sure if it was worth it. What do you think RyanWB?
Careful what you say. I’ve said the same thing in about 5 different threads and got downvoted into oblivion. We will most likely get 4-5 4*-5* CBS in the 2020 class. I’d rather have 5* true freshmen in 2020 than 3* redshirt freshmen
Apparently I’m the only one that sees this but Holtmann is getting severely out coached. Yes, the players aren’t great, but how can you not know how to attack a zone on offense?? We look abysmal against any team that plays zone. On the times we DONT turn it over, we can’t even get a good shot. That is 100% on coaching.
I’d rather have a 5* true freshman than a 3* redshirt freshman every day of the week.
Why do we need a 5th string CB this year? Wait til next year and fill up on high 4* and 5*. It looks right now we have our choice of the top dogs in 2020. There’s 0 chance a 2019 CB (Devonshire) plays next season.
With Arnette staying we don’t need another CB in this class. If they (Hafley) think Devonshire is good enough that’s one thing, but they better not take one just because they need a body
The #7 and #9 corners in the draft? Are you sure they didn’t mean the #7 and #9 corners on Ohio State’s roster??
And the 2018 class was one of the best in the history of college football. And you’re complaining lol
And JT Barrett, Dontre Wilson, Evan Spencer, Curtis Samuel, Curtis Grant, Eli Apple
The two most important things we need to do in order to improve recruiting is win, and play the best players, regardless of class
I respect your opinion but I’m glad you aren’t on staff deciding who to recruit. We finished 13-1 and 3rd in the final poll and fans still aren’t happy. We wouldn’t finish top 10 if 60% of our roster (at least the guys we rely on on saturdays) was from Ohio
I think maybe Mike Doss will get his wish? Honestly I’d be all for it until I hear other names I like better
They are waiting to see which Kroger Billy Davis will be bagging groceries at
Great in theory but not practical. He’s not able to sign anything until the signing period in February. He could verbally recommit but honestly that would mean nothing
And let’s not act like improving Washington State’s defense is some heroic feat. The PAC 12 is by far the worst power 5 conference and I would place it well below some other Group of 5 conferences in terms of offensive firepower. I give him credit for improvements, but let’s not pretend shutting down rotten offensive teams is anything close to shutting down high octane offenses that we will need to beat in order to win conference and national championships
I think we need to give credit where credit is due. Haskins made it to 50 touchdowns for the year, Paris Campbell made it to 1000 receiving yards for the season, and Isaiah Prince made it to 1000 career penalty yards. All 3 of those stats are incredibly impressive
One of the smartest comments of the year. I’ve been saying it in almost every coaching thread, and getting downvoted religiously for it lol. But it’s absolutely the truth. That’s why I refuse to call for Schiano, Davis, or Taver’s head until I know for sure which coach decides who plays. I still think it’s Urban that decides. Let’s be honest, Vince Lombardi, Bill Belichick, and Nick Saban would all look like horrible coaches if they had those 4 guys on the field. And add in Pryor and Wint early in the season. I’m not saying those players aren’t any good, but they cannot be starters on a team with National Championship aspirations
Sounds like he’s gone but I hope he’s not. I think he needs to adapt his scheme a little bit, but he’s one of the best recruiters in the country. If he leaves, we will lose some guys and probably lose others that we lead for currently. 2 years ago Buckeye fans were saying to pay him whatever he wants to stay. He was that valuable. Yes the defense sucked this year, but I think he deserves another year.
For one it’s not the same thing. Coaches have buy out clauses in their contracts that either them or their new school has to pay, so there is a penalty. Do you wanna require the players to pay off their remaining scholarships (from their 4-year grant in Aid contract) to gain immediate eligibility?
Interesting question. I still think there’s a chance IF Fields chooses to come here. Ohio State was his leader at one point and then we weren’t all of a sudden. I never saw a reason why things changed, so I just assumed it’s because we didn’t throw enough (JT was still our QB). Obviously that has changed now so maybe there’s a chance.
Again you’re talking about football. I’m talking about a normal college athlete. At those two schools, he won’t be thought of as the hometown hero and be constantly interviewed by the hometown media. He would be just one of 85 guys. Also, Ann Arbor and Happy Valley are college towns where it’s easier to “get away”. It’s been widely reported by players and recruits that those football programs are more laid back than OSU. Those are the things I’m referring to
Been saying this for awhile but I will repeat since it’s so close now. The decision for Harrison comes down to this...does he base his decision on football or on a normal college experience? If it’s football, it’s clear to him and everyone else it’s Ohio State. If he wants the normal college experience it’s Michigan or Penn State. I hope he picks us but if he doesn’t, I won’t really care because how good will he actually be if football isn’t his top priority?
Yes, but Bama is also guaranteed to play in the playoff basically every year. That is not the case here.
Not sure what you’re talking about. The number to care about is 85. 4 classes of 25 is 100 players. You NEED to have classes that are less than 25 on occasion
Honestly we don’t need any DBs this class anyways. That will make it even more appealing for the 2020 stud DBs to choose the Buckeyes