Omg, maybe bc I have tried to "block" the Clemson game out of my mind, but I never realized until now just how shell shocked Knox clearly is, getting out of his stance well after basically getting run over by his own lineman on that play. Why on earth run a play to his side? Give a young guy in that game at least a chance to get it together in that situation. I guess that's easy call in hindsight.
Maybe the conference is still awful? This team with all the talent loss, the youth, inconsistent O-line and no real passing game still won against most of the better teams in the conference. Oh, and PSU won the conference.
I've got you covered, I'm up voting everyone here!
Thanks Ramzy. This literary prose will serve nicely as another giant middle finger to shove up so many media assholes.
I think it's fair to expect a press conference and some explanation, presumably that is in the works.
Yet more evidence that DJ is back! All is now right in my 11W world.
Simply a classic read that made my day. Oh, by the way, Rudy can suck it!
OMG, I had to log on, and laugh, that was awesome Kermit!!!
DJ meant to use sarcasm font right?
Well, I'll just say I have done zero football recruiting. I think Ill trust the judgement of people who do this stuff for a living.
a lot of these kids know each other and have a good relationship with the respective coaching staffs. Clearly good fodder. so cheers from me. But, let these guys have fun. the real world comes pretty quickly. they are what, 17, 18 or 19 years old? I can assure you I was the most confident person ignorant of the real world at that age. So don't read too much and let them enjoy life!
I feel like the reporting on recruiting has been really solid. you really got the sense the staff here thought some things were gonna happen over the last few weeks, and they did.
Personally, I come here for solid information on things I care about but simultaneously ignorant of the details, and feel like I get that. so not to be overly 11w homerish, but from my perspective, good job.
always makes me laugh, always makes me upvote, and I always forget to use it.
UM should absolutely be considered part of the equation. The murderers row aspect is the gravity of the game, independent of record. Every single one of us looks at that game as extremy important. Every coach, player, fan knows that game is special. Following that up with conference chanpionship, then the playoffs in special years, yeah, I think that is pretty awesome experience for 20 year olds to endure. The Game remains.
I love these stories, and personally find them at least as compelling if not more compelling than the negatives. These atheletes all across the country really do a lot of good, paying forward, and grow personally from the experience. Wouldnt it be cool if the national media actually ran a story tabulating the positive impacts from these types of efforts? Hope the little guy continues to get better. Good job Buckeyes.
I up voted to help compensate, first time user error seems forgivable enough to me.
Your post reflects my thoughts pretty well. In a way, 2 and 3 go hand in hand. The incoming freshman are potentially more impactful because the others lose so much? Just a thought. I think most would have to agree with Wiscy at the top. The next 4 or 5 teams, I think requires some serious crystal ball voodoo.
We had some really good classes the last few years. Could it be that is working to our disadvantage with the early recruits worried about playing time this year? That said, I just think these coaches have a a track record of success and know what they are doing. There is still a long, long way to go.
I think it's likely, especially early in the season, that we see a lot from the tight ends. It just seems to me that replacing a lot on the offensive side, particularly the line, would mean you would be purposeful in getting extra bodies on the line, if for no other reeason than just to get some blocking help. That the main two guys are reliable catching and blocking just makes it that more obvious. So I think the coach-speek actually translates to reality this year. Go Bucks!
Can we as a community put the Luke bashing on hold for a while. It's getting really, really old. Meyer made changes on defense. Let's let that play out and re-examine when there is actually something new to talk about. In the meantime, we have some basketball to watch.
This was worth the read just to see the not-so-subtle likeness to our buddy Bert.
Why did Marcus Hall decide to flip two birds in that situation? Because he couldn't go for three!
My non-emotional, rational, adult side would rather that scene had never happened. But right now, I cant think of any better way to express my thoughts towards most of the non-Buckeye sports world than those two glorious fingers.
Borland's a great player. I guess Im just biased: Shazier is better and had a far better season statistically.