If I recall correctly, ZS actually retracted the “done deal” statement in a subsequent podcast and stated he didn’t know anything other than UM getting certified mail from USC and a certified letter mailed to USC. Zach grew up in Dublin and everyone almost literally knows everyone else that grew up there so knowing someone that works for the local USPS is pretty normal.
OMG the sky is falling! What could we possibly do with a three star OL? Oh wait two 3 star OL went in the 1st round of this years draft and both were lower rated then any tOSU OL recruit this class. Same thing with the 2018 draft. And for all those who are saying “Urban would’ve never taken a chance on these guys” you are full of sh!t. Brady Taylor, Marcelys Jones, Tim Gardner, Pat Elflein, Branden Bowen, Kevin Feder, Grant Schmidt, Jack Wohlabaugh and Gavin Cupp were all 3 star OL that Urban recruited. How about Chris Olave? Also 3 stars. Sometimes the ignorance on this sight is astounding (I’m not trying to call you out specifically bb1968). Clemson has only signed two 5 star OL since Dabo has been there and still has 2 nattys. The area where the recruiting services are least accurate is the OL. Development is the key not stars. Happy 4th everyone!
Read some of Jordan James’ past articles. You’ll eventually come to the conclusion that he is a complete moron who doesn’t know anything about sports and then wonder how he came to be employed at 247 instead of writhing about how gingerbread house recipes for Martha’s Living.
Give me Paddy Fisher with Malik and Baron on the outside at linebacker. I’ll pass on the rest of this list. The only other player even worth a mention is Taylor and even though he is the Doak winner his pass protection would be a liability for Day’s offense.
Antonio Brown was taken in the 6th round. What do think was his “projected ceiling”? His ceiling is whatever he is willing to work to reach not anyone else’s imaginary limit or ceiling. Because you or anyone else is unable see past that doesn’t mean he cannot.
Trey Smith also comes to mind as a top offensive line recruit that chose Tenn over tOSU.
Technique is extremely important for a quick start in the 40. You can shave a tenth or 2 off with a proper start. If the kid has never had track training or a speed coach 4.6 is quick.
Rumor mill saying the Saints could be interested in moving up to acquire an early 1st round pick.
When did I say technique is based only on effort? Don’t cherry pick my statement mid sentence. You had no response to the beginning of the sentence when I stated he routinely showed a lack of effort in games because you know it is a fair assessment. I agree people learn and develop at different rates but Rashan rarely goes to any move other than a bull rush in passing situations. The fact that he has not developed a spin, swim, uppercut, elbow control, etc. show that in three years he has not developed his technique. That comes down to one of three things; coaching, comprehension or effort. That is a paraphrase from a friend who works for the Buccaneers organization, it’s written in their scouting report on him. I’ve never said he lacks work ethic, I don’t know him and have never been around him, so it isn’t my place to judge. I do, however, know that his lack of progression is a concern and the people in the NFL will question everyone who has interacted with him to determine why that is. That said his athleticism is incredible and if he puts it all together he will be a force.
The biggest issue with Rashan Gary is that he should be the best player in the draft but no one outside of his mother & himself actually believe he is in fact the best. Besides DK Metcalf he might be the most physically gifted athlete in this years class. I don’t know what kind of effort he puts in behind closed doors but he routinely showed a lack of effort on game day in college and from season to season did not show the kind of technical improvement that is expected of someone with his physical gifts. That is indicative that he didn’t put 100% effort into his college career. Perhaps in the NFL things will be different. If his technique and motor (which is not a gift but a testament to a persons effort, drive and will, which are self controlled not genetic “gifts”) were equivalent to Nick Bosa’s then I don’t think there would be any doubt that Gary would be the first player taken in the draft. As physical as football is, it is truly a mental game at its highest levels and to be successful your mentality on and off the field will dictate your success.
I like where your heads at 67. Grass causes cows to fart but it’s actually the feed made from corn (which they don’t naturally eat) that causes them to produce methane. Keep that under your hat though. I like my bourbon & don’t want them to try and get rid of that too.
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Do some serious homework on Kendall Milton btw. My stepfathers best friend (both RIP now) was a scout for the Buckeyes from Earl Bruce to Urban Meye,r until he passed in 2015. Told me Urban to tOSU was a done deal a couple of months before the speculation started. He scouted some of our best running backs (names we all know) before they were big names some even before they hit high school. Used to play me tape of Bo Jackson (who he said was “A running back designed by God”) and compare all the kids he scouted to Bo’s tape. Kendall on film is the closest I’ve seen to Bo. Dale would have loved watching his film and trekking out to Cali to see him in person.
Good to see Bowen getting it in as well after all those surgeries. If he’s healthy and in game shape that is a huge boost to offensive line depth. Plus him and his fiancé are expecting soon so that should motivate him to earn his starting spot back and work on that bigger payday.
Same here. The Saints were the first team I ever chose to root for as a little kid. It makes both sweeter by having so many Buckeyes being major contributors. Even better if they can win it all!
Don’t know how much you pay attention to recruiting but the 2021 Ohio class is absolutely ridiculous. The top 15 players have a rating of .9558 or higher right now, with two 5 stars in the Columbus area. Only Florida & Texas top Ohio for top quality players in that cycle. Bringing in Mattison & Washington will lock down the state like Tress did & Day will continue the national approach that Urban instituted. Every cycle will be different but Day doesn’t want to have to fight so hard for local talent, he wants to get them locked in quickly so their can be more attention paid to the elite kids they’re targeting from out of state with homegrown kids being early class leaders similarily to Jalen Gill’s senior season.
Actually this seemed more like Michigan arrogance to me. Milton went out of bounds on Florida’s side and decided on jawing to the dbs for some reason. Your the 3rd string qb & your team is getting blown up. Humble people would keep their mouths shut, but that’s not the Michigan man way.
I find this interesting and a fair barometer of the potential that recruits have. If you do any more of these might I suggest adding the university attended and a spot of proofreading ; ) I’ve never cared for the “voting” on comments or threads & have never partaken in either up or down voting anything but I’m changing that stance, if only momentarily, to show you the interest in this is real and that you did some good work with it.
Imagine a runner of J.T. Barrett caliber with the arm potential of Dwayne Haskins in one package and you have Justin Fields. His natural ability far exceeds any ther qb on the roster if DH departs for the NFL. There is a great deal more to playing qb beyond athletic talent though & many believe Tate possesses those other traits that will make him great at the position. Would be interesting to see that battle in the spring for the starting spot between those two highly rated players. A lot of UGA fans thought Fields should have taken over the starting spot from Fromm the same way Trevor Lawrence got the chance over Kelley Bryant at Clemson.
Where do you come up with your shit? The QS World Rankings have tOSU at the 89th best over all university in the world. Georgia comes in at 431. Times Higher Education rankings have Ohio State at 71 & Georgia in the 401-500 range. The Wall Street Journal put tOSU at 21st and UGA at 54th in America. So who’s ranking UGA a better university than tOSU?
The class is ranked 9 with 15 commits per 247 composite with a 92.24 player average which ranks third. Every school above the Buckeyes have at least 19 commitments except for OU who is eighth. If either Harrison or Wright sign the class is pushing close to the top 5 if they sign both it’s top 3 without any big pickups late (like Petit-Frere). This will be a top 5 class when it’s all over on NSD. Urban is leaving us with an overflowing cupboard including the 2 ever highest rated player average classes of 94.59 & 94.29. If the Senator can score top five classes with regularity then I have little doubt Ryan Day will be able to to so after learning from Urban, one of the best to ever do it.
It’s only a war when both sides put up a fight, if not, it’s known as a slaughter or massacre. If Coach Day continues the success of his predecessor against ttun it becomes genocide.
Nola! Smashing everybody right now. Fairly tough schedule the rest of the way might drop a game at Dallas or Carolina, Steelers will be tough & a great late season measuring stick. If we have home field in the playoffs nobody’s beating us then anything can happen in the SB.
I have a friend from high school who’s son plays for Olentangy as well and they are of the mind that OSU has been his choice throughout the process and that hasn’t changed.
Damn. Weak sauce (for us). Winning a Natty without Bosa seems a long shot because he was the most disruptive force in the college game. He’s going to drop in the draft without coming back and showing on the field he’s still got it, but probably not too far. The second contract for guys like him & Joey are going to be the monster paydays compared to their rookie contracts, but I understand the decision. Good luck to him going forward, will be rooting for him in the league just like I do with his brother. Wish we could get one of them in Nola we could use a major baller on the d-line. Need Cooper to get back healthy and ball out and get some young guys more reps and experience so they’re ready to take it to the next level if we make the CFP. This hurts but is not even close to a death blow for the Bucks.
I’m not very concerned about the D. The improvement from Oregon State to Minny in the back 7 is quite substantial, even if it doesn’t seem quite so. Players are still out of position or don’t have proper alignment but not nearly as often as the beginning of the season. We only have 2 players with significant experience in the back end and only 2 or 3 (if you count Young as experienced) and missing Bosa hurts more than just the pass rush because he was almost never out of position and that sets the foundation for that whole side of the field. At times all of the other ends have gotten out of position and in a high risk, high reward defense that has little room for error, that lack of experience is going to get the D burned sometimes. Week by week they are improving and by the end of the season I think the D could very well hit it’s stride and be the dominant force we’ve come to expect. So if we can still find successful outcomes in the fourth quarter of our upcoming games and be in position to make the playoffs, the D will be able to match up with Bama or anyone else. I will note that Borland does not seem to be the caliber of athlete that we have generally had, but the fact that he is on the field at all after his achilles injury is remarkable and might have something to do with my perceiving a lack of burst and lower body strength. The other linebackers are ultra athletic & when it all comes together for them we could be talking about them as the strength of the defense along side the line
The running game is a concern because without the threat of a run from the quarterback defenses will continue to attack the running backs and disregard Haskins and this likely requires a schematic change that doesn’t appear to have been considered during the off-season. If JT were going against these defensive philosophies he’d average well north of 10 ypc & 100 yds per game. In lieu of a running threat at qb, which renders the zone read almost pointless, perhaps a change to gap blocking most of the time will help generate more push up front. Most importantly IMO, the O-line and tight ends just need to get nastier and go headhunting. They could probably get some pointers from McLaurin & the rest of zone six.