Indeed. I was able to take my daughter to that one...was sitting with Alex and Steve Wiltfong, lol.
I mean, Dame was great enough as a natural DB that he HAD to be on the field. I mean think about the defense he was a STARTER in...
I mean he was the first DB of that class to breakthrough because he managed to stay more healthy and he produced far more often than he got beat. And he only got beat by REALLY good guys for the most part.
That said, he has a very Kurt Coleman type of feel to his chances or even a Mike Jenkins... I think he's going to surprise people... I mean he was a Gatorade POY himself! Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard!
Work hard young man! #Rumble
Not having Shazier hurt the defense a LOT.... they should be happy they'll get a better draft pick... they definitely need another stud in the middle...and more pieces to play man coverage.
I could see the concepts working for sure. It depends on the responsibilities they want to dish out, but we have a lot of DTs that can get penetration and even more coming in. Jones, Landers, Garrett, Borrow, the crop coming in can all blow up plays in the backfield. I wouldn't say it would be far fetched to see Jackson at NT, flanked by Landers and Jones at DE while you've got Bosa, Young, Cooper, and maybe Booker coming off the edge? That would be a nasty look with say Tuf Borland and Browning in the middle .
It really makes me appreciate that Shelley Meyer gave J.T. a shout out along with the rest of that departing class. The mental fortitude that J.T. must've had to go down his SR year in high school, get suddenly thrust behind one of the most dynamic players ever at OSU in Braxton Miller, get injured AGAIN and still be a leader while watching his team win a title on the field and then only to be failed repeatedly by this coaching staff and have the divided vitriol of the fanbase as thanks for it...
I mean I love what Urban has done here in his tenure, but since Tom Herman left, the offense has still been disjointed and lacking in versatility and identity. Issues of touches, QB runs, game planning, recruiting misses, etc, etc, were all laid at the feet of J.T. a guy who had been through 3 different offensive concepts, 3 different QB coaches, repeated admitted misses or slow development on the OL and in Zone 6 (too many athletes playing WR, rather than true WRs), and Urban's own unwillingness to really utilize the triple option portions of his playbook and run the damn ball with his RBs and H-Bs or simply stay aggressive slinging the ball...
Is J.T. without fault? Absolutely not, but no QB is. He short-armed guys, under-threw passes, missed wide open guys, etc, but the those were often just crescendos of the entire frustrations of the offense...it's not like we were dominating in every other respect and J.T. was holding them back. I'm sure he wanted to be more aggressive and take more shots, I'm sure he wanted more tempo, etc. But he did give us his guts on the field...
He did play 6 days after surgery; he did carry them PSU in a white out on a sprained MCL; he did lead one of the most epic comebacks EVER; he was the first person Dwayne Haskins thanked in getting him ready to shine against UM; owned TTUN, owned ND, and ended a 7 game skid against USC... and it was a honor a privilege to watch a Buckeye become the best the B1G has EVER seen stats wise...
We're a spoiled fanbase...and I'll be forever grateful for this era's #16. Thanks J.T.!
I'd say that depends on how the eligibility rules change in the next few years. It would be a lateral move (IMO) for him. While yes, Kentucky comes with it's own history and prestige as a basketball blue blood; why not stay at a school that would give him all the resources and thensome, with a marquee football team that will support the basketball team in many ways; the affiliation with LeBron James, etc, etc. He could build OSU basketball in a way that hasn't been seen since Thad decent health and even go beyond that.
Possibly give it 5 years? I mean with Schiano clearly on the way out, he could take over as the DC and HC-in-waiting which would be awesome...having him learn from Urban, LJ Sr, and Kevin Wilson...that's a hell of a understudy.
Well I think that's because they definitely know he's draft eligible and Rosen and Darnold haven't officially declared. Take them out and J.T. being behind Allen, Mayfield, Rudolph, and Jackson isn't really a stretch.
They are having some sort of microphone issues where some cord is either missing or not working. Even Woodbey has expressed frustration with things taking too long. I haven't seen any "red flags" at all, I mean this is a celebration after all. The kid graduated early from HS and is about to begin the rest of his life...it IS kind of a big deal....
I'm curious though with the news that just broke about Oweh and Smith respectively in regards to negative recruiting OSU (and shifu Larry Johnson specifically) and Smith shutting PSU down with that - how has Oweh responded after the basketball game and in-home? I would think now that he knows LJ isn't going anywhere that the pendulum would swing back towards the Buckeyes. Is there any inkling of that or just speculating at the moment?
Growing up a Yankee fan with a soft spot for the Tribe I'm glad I'll see both of these teams competing for the AL pennant the next few years. That said, this will be huge for the Bombers given that Marlins basically don't have ANY leverage AND they'll stay under the luxury tax to get him based on what I'm seeing...
Yea they've been trying to trade him for 5 weeks now; he already vetoed trades to the Giants and the Cardinals.
Another early offensive geling period depending on who wins the QB position. I honestly believe that Joe, Dwayne, or Tate could win it based on their talent. From there it's the cadence with the new starting 5 on the OL (I'm predicting LT Prince, LG Jordan, C Knox, RG Davis, RT Munford) and who's more comfortable with what receivers... (For example, Mack would become Haskins goto WR).
I expect the staff to work on the same explosion drills as they did for Weber so that J.K. is able to pull away... he seems to run out of gas on homeruns and I'm sure that's something he'll want to improve on. Zone 6 needs to spend a lot of time on the jugs machines. Too many crucial drops, that when next year's starter is fitting balls in tight windows, these guys gotta come up with balls hitting them in the hands.
I think the secondary has a chance to be even better. With Ward and Webb moving on, I'd honestly like to see Sheffield moved to safety. It's not that I'm not excited by Pryor, Wint, Davis, or the other safeties coming in, but having his size with his play style, I wouldn't be worried about him guarding TEs, but I also think having Arnette, Okudah, and possibly Riep (I think he's underrated) or Wade out there could see this D get back to the ballhawking they had with Lattimore, Hooker, and Conley (I know it's a lot to ask to replace three 1st rounders).
I think we see Harrison, Borland, and Browning as our starting LBs [unless Hilliard has a big spring (he's been great on special teams)]. The Rushmen will maintain their level of dominance, perhaps even be better, especially in the middle.
Ultimately I think the maturation of the 2016 & 2017 classes along with some potentially impact 2018 guys will depend on how far this team goes. It'll only be year 2 of this marriage of offensive concepts, but I imagine we really want to see more Wilson/Day passing concepts executed more often rather than the Urban (turtle) offense. I think by the time we play TCU we'll have it going and have good momentum leading into the trip up to Happy Valley.
Is it safe to say he has Teddy Ginn like speed and acceleration?
Ladies and gentlemen, please say hello to your 2018 Slobs: LT Isaiah Prince, LG Wyatt Davis, C Michael Jordan, RG Josh Myers, and RT Brandon Bowen!
I'm not so sure... I mean Knox is returning and next up behind him is Burrell who also is returning. It seems like the RG is kind of a "break in" spot on the line...I could see Prince moving to LT, Jordan stays at LG, Knox moving from RG to Center (he's only 6' 4"; Haskins is 6'3") Bowen, Burrell, Davis, Pridgeon, Myers battle for RG and I've been impressed by what I've seen from Thayer Munford at RT. He's legit. I think he locks it down next year.
I'll see your group with a guess of LT Prince, LG Jordan, C Knox, RG Davis, RT Munford ; gun to my head I think Burrell seizes his opportunity and grabs the RG spot only under the conditions that Bowen still isn't 100% and he stays consistent on and off the field...If he doesn't I think Wyatt Davis will be the guy.
The rest is excellent!
I'm not really concerned about Alabama tbh. They don't have the resume or the chips to jump us if we win.
And if I'm being honest, I hope Oklahoma & Clemson win; because I would love a rematch with both teams. It would basically be a dream scenario to beat Mayfield in a rubber match in the semi's then take on Clemson for the chip and have JT and Urban avenge their losses to Dabo... In 2014 nobody gave us a shot against Bama or Oregon. In 2017 avenging the misery caused by the Sooners and the Tigers would be the best finish we could hope for.
Football injuries have a status that ranges from: Out (0%), Doubtful (25%), Questionable (50%), Probable (75%) [Chances of Playing] and that comes about after diagnosing the injury and the treatment time table. Coming out with "Probable" on Monday is extremely encouraging.
This sir, is reprehensible and savage...to hell with TTUN...but let's not get to disrespecting the dead or making light of all these sickos getting exposed in the media...
I hope everyone noticed that Ohio State bandana that Emory was rockin too.
Ironically, I believe OSU's graphics department is hiring right now as a type this...
Well when the DL isn't penetrating and they're basically waiting engaged at the line in order to clog the passing lanes. The OL is supposed to get in their chest to keep their arms engaged so they can't get a hand up. That's a employed defensive strategy when penetration isn't the goal, but adding another layer for the QB to get over to neutralize the shallow crossing routes and clog passing lanes.
You see when we did roll out, we usually burned them for big plays.