If Tressel didn't take a kid from Glenville then he was made aware that the kid may be a character risk. I don't have any inside information but the relationship Coach had with Ginn Sr any player with talent would have been offered unless there was a reason.
I think its fairly obvious at this point they are just waiting for Tom Brady to retire so he can coach them.
Cutting down penalties across the board. The constantly shooting themselves in the foot has to stop. To many drives stalled on offensive and were extended by our defense.
Don't forget about Grant Perry who still plays for them.
Not meeting the wide out quota of 4? Is it because the staff isn't sold on who the other 3 should be or are we just out of the running for some of them?
Good read, I was wondering how not having Urb on game day would impact the offense. I have to believe with Day on the sidelines that Wilson will be calling a lot of the plays (which I like) as it he always seemed to have a real feel for the flow of the game.
tOSU would have little trouble affording the extra financial load. If you are worried other programs I would have to ask why? They simply would continue to carry as many players as they could and continue to do more with less as they always have. If this is a concern over leveling the playing field I would have to argue that the current system is just as unfair if not more so than what I am suggesting (and realizing that my voice has no real power). Blue Blood programs have a distinct advantage now and in order for anything to change you would have to keep it that way.
They could transfer at any point but after the sophomore year there would be no penalty. I'm not trying to stop kids from going leaving but they won't face a penalty after a certain period of time, which would still give them a chance to make it at their chosen school. If after 2 years of good standing in the program they feel it would benefit them to go somewhere else then no sitting out. If would be up to the NCAA to decide if a player could play right away if the situation arose such as the one you mentioned.
Now as far as the 85 limit, I have never really understood the purpose especially in regards to the way most "upper" level teams operate. Its not like Indiana is awash with 4 and 5 star players that tOSU passed on or didn't get, so having more scholarships would ease the concerns of the blue blood programs when it comes to depth.
Get rid of the scholar limit (or bump it up to 120) and then remove the transfer penalty after the player goes completes their sophomore year. Rosters will remain stacked and coaches will have time to evaluate if the player is going to play or not, if and when they reach a point where both sides agree it is time to move on then the player can leave and start fresh at a different school.
That was so bad I fired my agent.
Barret does have a pretty long delivery which can lead to passes getting knocked down. QB size is always and issue but Russel Wilson does ok even in the pros without prototypical size.
Way to many things can happen to say that he will never take a snap for tOSU. Like another "undersized" but talented player once said "it's not the size of the dog in the fight it's the size of the fight in the dog". It will be fun to watch it all play out though that is for sure.
I would think the recent change of position for EGW and moving White to WR might have more to do with some other players not coming back than anything else. I wish the young man well, maybe it was him, maybe it was the staff, maybe it was something else either way he is gone. I don't believe that it was ever a package deal that Martell was only coming if Lindsey was coming and the same could be said for Garret, but again you never know until they are here. If I had to guess I would think Wilson would want Bowden in this class and maybe liked him a little more that Lindsey but that is complete and utter speculation and I have no way of knowing if it's true and we have already made room for Harris (along with a few others should they decide). As far as being to small, yeah I don't get that, slot receiver with his speed and ability would not be a concern for me (again not a coach).
He has a nice looking basement.
IMO ttun not being able to run the ball to salt away the game was a BIG factor. Their o line and backs were exposed and that more than anything was why we owned the 4th qtr.