My only inside connection I had was a girl I dated when she did her Residency at OSU - and would tell me about the players and their injuries most of which are not divulged to the public. When we broke up - there went my scoops! Biggest one I got was Krenzel undergoing a fairly extensive knee procedure about 3 weeks before the NC. That was never reported.
I know an Ohioan who's currently playing at Clemson. He's obviously biased, but he said Dabo really sells the "family" atmosphere at Clemson - and he said OSU coaches really sold the whole "Nike swag" thing to him. Clemson coaches take a night off each week to watch their kids play youth/high school football - very Christian atmosphere.
That appeals to certain players although winning NC's turns off fans at other schools (looking at you Buckeye fans!). Ha
No mention of Harbaugh? He won a Citrus Bowl for goodness sakes.
You are all a bunch of haters!
If the OL was better, than I would agree you go with Boeckman; however, after 1 quarter against USC it was apparent that OSU needed a mobile QB that could run for his life.
Yea, the Urban at Florida almost cared more about football than his LIFE. That's the kind of drive that makes America so special!
Yikes. I remember he was a big recruiting loss at the time. He seemed to be all Buckeye until the bitter end.
I was there, too. I don't recall anything too wild on the field...we were just milling around, but the one thing I do remember is looking up into the stands and seeing seemingly 1,000's of empty liquor bottles glistening in the sun.
What a glorious time in the history of The Game - I don't go to a lot of OSU games but proud to say I was at the 1987 and the 2002 TTUN games.
I think 11W needs to try to track down that Chris Tarpley guy who "applied" for the OSU job, and get his thoughts on his email being made public. I did a quick google search on the name, and no real obvious person emerged...so not even sure if it's the guys real name, but it would be a great story if you could find him.
I coach youth tackle football - I don't see a lot of big hits. The coaches are a lot more cognizant about CTE issues nowadays. And even more so in high school. They don't even do the Oklahoma drill anymore....it's much more hitting and blocking tackling dummies.
Anecdotally: my kid started tackle football in the 4th grade, I tried to wait until 5th or 6th grade but he was chomping at the bit to start tackle. No regrets......I think most of the hitting is with the OL/DL, too, as they ram each other with their helmets.
At the youth level, you very rarely see the big hit-----mostly just happens when a RB gets in the open and a big, aggressive LB nails him....but there's not a lot of LB's like that.
Any ideas where the shirt Brandon Bowen (the guy in the top photo) can be bought? Or any t-shirt with the big Buckeye leaf.
I covet it.
There's not much we can do about playing teams like MSU, PSU since they're in our division; however, I would prefer to not play them the week before TTUN.
Definitely looking forward to playing teams like Oregon, Tejas, and ND. That's what college football is all about.
It looks like tickets are still available for every home game. I seem to remember when tickets were only available via season ticket holders.
It seems like Chris Partridge's ability to reel in top NJ talent has begun to wane. As a former NJ high school coach, he pulled some top NJ guys like Rashan Gary and the former Browns DB (I forget his name right now but I think he had a VD at TTUN).
Those days appear to be over.
I want to see when the first player skips a Playoff game:
- Playoff games are cool and all, but they don't pay the bills.
- Assume you're Denzel Ward (a sure bet in the Top 10 picks) at the end of the year: it's a no brainer to skip a mid-tier bowl, but IN HIS POSITION what's the big difference between that bowl and a Playoff game?
- Blow-out your knee in a Playoff costs you as much money in the Draft as a mid-tier bowl game....right?
- A NC ring is cool - but most players would value it less than the +$10 million dollar difference between the Top 5 pick and a Round 5 pick.
I don't see OSU getting tied into this (even if the worst case scenario unfolds (which I don't think will happen, but you have to be prepared for the worst). OSU couldn't have covered anything up and nothing could have happened on University property.
Do they find subs on sonar?
I was specifically talking about RB's in their true Freshman years. I don't think Zeke played a lot and I don't think Jim Brown and Ernie Davis were eligible to play their first year back then.
Coaches pulling offers right before the Feb. signing day is a big reason why they now have the early signing period in December. If your offer gets pulled in Dec. (crappy thing to do, but it does happen), the player still has 5-6 weeks to find a new team.
I remember Harbaugh pulling an offer from a highly ranked OL from Illinois a few years ago (I think in Dec) ----giving the kid enough time to find another team (Oklahoma)-----which is a big step up for the kid. This came on the heels of a lot of backlash Harbaugh got the year prior when he cut a kid a week or two before signing day in Feb. He got some serious heat for that one.
I seem to remember it's understood that all offers are contingent on the players progressing to satisfactory milestones up to signing on the line that is dotted. That protects the team from a situation where a kid completely tanks his senior year on the football field or in the classroom.
I don't think it happens a lot because most kids who verbal to OSU keep getting better as their high school years progress, but like we've seen with Danny Clark it does happen (unfortunately). Kid gets the picture when their texts/calls don't get returned very quickly.
I check Mgo a couple times a day namely to read the overly confident TTUN fans' predictions of "another" 11-12 win season, and on the flip side, I like the downtrodden/beaten down posters that complain about Harbaugh and his mediocre recruiting.
When OSU is competing against Tennessee for a recruit, Volnation is glorious when we inevitably beat them for the recruit.
I used to go to Shaggy Bevo. Those dudes are pretty funny.
I'm going to guess that +90% of male sports fans have driven legally drunk at least once in their lives. MoC was doing worse in his prime.
Yea, I wouldn't have a problem putting AD ahead of Reecie as a better RB as a true freshman (but both still below Herschel). AD had another gear that Clarret lacked and he was probably just as powerful.
I like Dayne and Dupree, but Clarret was better than those dudes. Dayne didn't have his quickness and I can't go with Dupree I guess because he wasn't on TV very much in Central Ohio when he played so I didn't see any of this games.
Yea, that 2003 team was absolutely lethal - but they definitely need Reecie. Watching him unravel was one of the saddest things I've ever seen in the sports world.
Other than Herschel, I don't think there's ever been a better true Freshman RB like him. I still don't think I've ever seen a RB with better vision.
I was tempted to buy the 2018 National Championship backpack for $95. It doesn't say anything about Bama on it, has that cool NC logo----and the bag w/out the logo normally costs ~$65. Some very cool other things too, like the OSU game worn jerseys.