The Dude abides
First game, Troy Smith Heisman moment, running-running-running-launching-catching-touchdown... you'll never know what kind of history you'll witness. I still get goosebumps. Go while you can before you become apart of the down in front crowd.
Honestly, cmon people its a simple greeting. Get off the high horse, its a simple O-H, I-O... Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, etc etc, as many holiday greetings or any other form of salutations we share, we shouldn't roll our eyes at someone who greets us with enthusiasm. It may be a first-year fan, it may be a decade-long fan, no reason to turn your nose up. Be a homie and just meet love with love.
read what i said concerning the addition of incoming wrs, a question first put forth in your previous response... that pertained to blocking and experience, not the current "6 starters". Its just my opinion regarding Hill, and you can hit me with all the percentages or snarky one-liners you want, but it doesn't change my perception that he has hit his ceiling at Ohio State.
you right, cant believe i missed that, thanks for the good looks
Urban loves WRs that block and has tended to favor more experienced players at the skill positions (in regard to the incoming WR to adding to the rotation). With all the talent returning, I had a hard time fitting Hill into the equation, his hands are reliable but not a burner at the H. He may turn out to be the "sixth man" so to speak. Getting the first rotational reps at the H or at WR. Getting Campell more reps as a true WR, my theory on why he returned, is why hill got frozen out of the two deep. But to be more accurate, he would get an AND/OR at the H or WR if i put some more thought into it.
Shocked Venables doesn't have an HC position...2016 Bryles Award Winner and a Natty...
I totally agree, I just find it so difficult to believe they all passed up NFL money
This is how I see the depth chart playing out for early 2018
Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day will have full control of the offense. If Haskins garners an open endorsement from the staff as the starter following the conclusion of spring ball, Joe Burrow, with no penalty for transferring, will leave the program in search of playing opportunities.
QB: Haskins, Martell
Dobbins and Weber will split starts and split reps throughout the season.
RB: Dobbins AND Weber
H-Back is one of the more difficult positions to predict. I can see Campell's return as a way to polish his skills as a true WR while also seeing time at the H. McCall has less experience, but his potential warrants a higher percentage of repetitions this upcoming season.
HB: Campbell OR McCall
Mack's coming out party towards the end of the 2017 season will have him firmly entrenched as the starter at the X. His route running and reliable hands places him above Victor and his questionable ball security and in-game concentration. Though Victor's presence will be felt in the red zone as a go-to target for Haskins.
WR - X: Mack/Victor
The Y depends solely on the health of Dixon's knees. If he can remain healthy throughout the offseason, His speed and playmaking ability will win him the nod. McLaurin is a great blocker and will gain reps based upon experience.
WR - Y: Dixon OR McLaurin
TE will see a drastic departure from previous years at Ohio State. Wilson's control of the offense will put a focus on athletic, play making personnel with more two TE formations. Berry will be the starter with Ruckert coming in to take reps as a "move".
OL has the most question marks of any Ohio State unit going into 2018. Having to replace stalwarts such as Price and Jones will certainly take place throughout spring and fall camp.
LG: Jordan/Davis or Jones
C: Taylor OR Jones
RG: Knox/Davis or Burrell
James Franklin IRL
WHHHHOAAAAAAAAAAA NELLLLLLLLAYYYYYYYY.... LOVED THE VOICE, LOVED WHEN HE CALLED THE GOOD GUYS
Billy Price, HANDS DOWN. and booker won't be starting or playing if he doesn't raise his game tremendously, there will be a reckoning in the LB corps, it will be swift and it will be harsh. Play those you can rely on no matter the down and distane
I just do not see Ohio State switching to an odd front. They do not have to "work with what they recruit" like in Washington State or they do not traditionally operate/recruit the appropriate personnel to meet the requirements for a 3-4. For a majority of recruiting situations, the coaching staff can go get the players, of elite caliber, to provide impact and depth in the defensive front seven under the traditional 4-3 scheme. It is my firm belief that LJSR has much to say regarding the defensive front played at Ohio State, to take away all familiarity and insight to playing four down lineman seems like a bit of a reach. Let the best position coach in college football work and the coaches, also premier recruiters, fill in a proven system that has proven track record of success and of producing NFL caliber talent.
if you are a proponent of DL rotation then you must support WR rotation as well.... better rested in the game, etc etc
National title or it didnt happen
always an UV for the Bobes
IF it is true, i would welcome it. Replacing Grimes with a healthy body is optimal, especially since he is familiar with the system. Much of our incoming "Impact" players seem to be either recovering from a significant injury or are not "game ready", so I'm all about that action boss.
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME
BECAUSE I SPIT HOT FIRE
TOTALLY agree on traditional for the game, no other uniforms
Too much money to be made, but at least they can be representative of a loyal, steadfast fan base that appreciates a touch of nostalgia from time to time
the concept is here to stay, would love to see the unis harken to my formative years when neck rolls and large shoulder pads were mandatory and linemen had tape from their fingertips to elbows.