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Iowa (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   June 15, 2013

BA from Ohio State. MA from Alabama. 100% Buckeye.

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Comment 20 hours ago

Why did Tate Martell get a waiver but this kid didn’t? Why did Antonio Williams get a waiver but this kid didn’t? He has a legitimate reason—certainly on par with Trevon Grimes—and the NCAA, in its infinite lunacy and hypocrisy, blocks him while Martell gets a pass because he’s pissed that Fields was brought in. 

Comment 23 Apr 2019

Actually, to be both honest and fair, according to his MGoBlue bio, some of Gary’s best stats were against Ohio State in 2017. 


• Tackles: 11 - Ohio State, 2017
• Solos: 5 - Michigan State, 2017
• Asst: 7 - Ohio State, 2017
• TFLs: 2.5 - (3x) last at Ohio State, 2017
• Sacks: 2 - Ohio State, 2017 

I tried the Wonderlic once. I don’t recall my score but I don’t think I did very well. 

Comment 22 Apr 2019

I see Nester’s and Johnson’s recruitments as similar paths—both long time commits you weren’t happy with Urban’s retirement. Between NPF and Vimahi, we landed on our feet when we didn’t get Carman and Nester. Johnson will be a lot harder to replace if he ultimately bolts, especially if it’s on NSD.

Comment 21 Apr 2019

I am much more encouraged by the defense than the offense. If the new coaches on defense are up to snuff, that group could remind us of the famed Silver Bullets of yesteryear. There’s a lot of talent that was misused last season.

Comment 21 Apr 2019

I’m sorry, tell me again what value your comments have added beyond bitching that no one else’s comments have added value? “Do as I say, not as I do” = the very definition of hypocrisy.

Comment 21 Apr 2019

Odds are Bryant left school. He graduated from Clemson in May 2018, which means he was already a grad student last fall. What would the point be if sticking around on campus when you already have your degree and you’re planning to transfer?  

It also suggests his move was calculated and not unprecedented. By quitting the team before he’d played in five games, it was if he was taking a redshirt and protecting his eligibility. It’s basically the same move Alabama QB Blake Barnett pulled in 2017 and one Tate Martell supposedly contemplated.

Comment 21 Apr 2019

Sorry but when you’re bundled up half the year and don’t get out as much and your skin is translucent from not getting enough sun, you’re not going to be as healthy or look as attractive as girls who are still wearing shorts in October and March. I went to grad school at Alabama and even then, coeds at northern schools didn’t come close to southern girls.

Comment 21 Apr 2019

I say go for both: a transfer to provide immediate depth this season, and Andrade as a project/stopgap inserted between Fields and Miller. After initially striking out in 2018–probably because Tua still had two years—Saban ended up taking Layne Hatcher, a 2-star QB late last spring, having flipped him from Arkansas State in May, so it’s not unprecedented. We have at least one scholarship available. If we don’t have two, odds are another will open between now and the start of fall camp.

Comment 21 Apr 2019

Jarrett strikes me as a guy who’s enjoying the recruiting process and wherever he’s been most recently seems to be the cherry on the sundae. For that reason, if we can get him back on campus, there’s reason to believe he’ll swing back our way. He said there aren’t many receivers like him the B1G and he’s right. Rondale Moore certainly comes to mind but he’s more the exception than the rule.

Comment 21 Apr 2019

Urban did say something about only wanting to allow kids to take their official visits in the spring if they are planning to commit prior to their senior season. From an Andrew Lind article dated 3/3/18:

As a result, expect Ohio State to be rather judicious when it comes to inviting prospects to campus over the next few months.

"We're probably going to try to minimize official visits for people that aren't going to decide for a while," head coach Urban Meyer said, noting those who do come to campus this spring will likely make a decision by the end of the summer. "They forget. [It's] just the way it is. What have you done for me lately?" 

Others, like Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, Florida's Dan Mullen and Miami's Mark Richt, aren't so keen on the changing landscape and are unlikely to host any recruits in an official capacity this spring.

Committing in the spring was originally Zach Harrison’s plan as he took his OVs last spring, then announced he was delaying his decision indefinitely. He then went to AA and State College multiple times on his own dime, which led to all the rumors he wasn’t going to choose OSU.