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Comment 04 Aug 2017

No, Meyer won a national title with his first full class at OSU in his third year.  The 2013 class that had 5 first round draft picks and currently has 5 fifth year seniors on the team.   If Billy price or T Lewis can get drafted in the first round it would make six from one class.

Comment 19 Jun 2017

EE is the best comparison. He was a three star early in the process and became a four star by the end. Then he turned out to be the best rb in the NFL. I'm not saying Master Teague will be on that level but urban has had success with similar level recruits that they evaluated early. Everyone else catches up later on. 

Comment 17 Jan 2017

What I hear you saying is that Arnette earned the confidence of coaches but Webb has not.  I'm pretty sure that isn't accurate, because Webb started each game at safety and Arnette was the fourth corner in the game.  Webb was only "picked on" when Arnette was unavailable. I'm not saying that Webb was the strong spot in the defense, just that neither guy inspires confidence. 

Comment 26 Nov 2016

Buckeyes fan here. I'm mostly sure that JT got the first down. Because of the camera angle you can't just put the line on top of JT because the angle isn't directly overhead. 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

You are correct it does not.  I guess if I point out errors in your posts you will point to errors in mine.  Fair trade. 

Comment 12 Jul 2016

An anecdote is a story that does not have a basis in research.  Such as "My aunt Mary smoke marijuana and she is a mess." What is posted and downgraded by many is based on research, although not sited, it is still mostly factual.  None of it is anecdotal.

Comment 21 Apr 2016

They didn't mess up, this is the new normal.  You and I may not like the churn in the program but Urb and his staff will bring in 20-25 kids every year. 50%-70% will redshirt.  Every year you will have 30-40 guys with freshman status.  A few of those kids will transfer, medical hardship and leave early. You will always have 9-14 seniors.  This year is slightly extreme because we had so many seniors stick around last year, and so many heavy contributors during their sophomore season in 2014.  This lead to the high number of juniors entering the draft, because they had 25 or more games started at a high level.  We will be having this conversation every year.  Where will they all fit, and why don't we have any seniors on the team?  Who is going to leave early and not be asked back as a 5th year?  It is the present and future of the program.

Comment 17 Mar 2016

DJ, Thanks for the comment.  I do appreciate the WMDs.  I have gotten lost in there at times.  I worked in a treatment facility for Detroit area juvenile delinquents and I heard some of the phrases that you use there.  (four loko was a new one to me though.)  Maybe I just associated the phrases with shocking people.

Comment 15 Mar 2016

98th percentile means that one person in a hundred (there is no hundredth percentile only 99th) runs faster than he does.  I would guess that he is plenty fast enough.  I would bet that time is actually computer timed and not hand timed. 

Comment 02 Mar 2016

Urban doesn't know who is in or out yet.  Spring practice will be a big step in this process.  If a young man finds himself behind one of the freshman on the depth chart it is possible he decides Akron or BG or some other mac school is a better fit for him.  Half a dozen is a lot but I would imagine you would have at least two this spring.  You may have two more next spring. If I was 6th on the depth chart and it didn't look like I would ever play at OSU, I would consider transfering, especially since some of our transfers have played well.  Many are in the league.