He has definitely been underrated for his career at Ohio State. All he does it make plays.
That TTUN attempted locker room "hype" video is very awkward and depressing......in the most wonderful way!
My above point brings me to this point....watching the Bengals draft this year, they clearly did their homework. I think 5 of their draft picks were captains on their respective teams, they coached 4 of them during the senior bowl. They clearly watched tape and spent time evaluating them in person and on tape. Albeit they didn't take a Buckeye (my 7 year old son was so upset), but they did a great job drafting guys who did it on the field rather than in spandex.
Clearly 40 times and combine performances far outweigh all the tape players like KJ Hill put on the field. Why these coaches and GMs continue to draft poorly based on combine results boggles my mind.
Hey coaches....TURN THE TAPE ON!
I know Ohio State won't get Foreman, but him decommitting from Clemson is a huge win. Especially since he will likely end up closer to home at USC and they are irrelevant.
There were a lot of chills during the "Places" video, but nothing gets me going more than Zeke's 85 yards through the heart of the south.
" “HE'LL PLAY 10 YEARS.” This shouldn't really be all that shocking, but it sounds like one season at Ohio State did more for Jonah Jackson's NFL Draft stock and general career prospects than four years at Rutgers.
Jackson started for 1 ½ seasons before graduating from Rutgers and playing a final season at the other end of the Big Ten standings as a grad transfer. “You walked on the field at Ohio State and looked at the offensive linemen and you could pick out the guy from Rutgers right away,” said one scout. “He’s got a horrible body. He’s a little bit behind having been at Rutgers. The beginning-of-the-year film wasn’t as good in a new scheme. But then, by the end of the year, he was playing well, and he did well at the Senior Bowl. He doesn’t do everything pretty, but he’s a good football player. He’s a great, great guy, and he’s got some mean to him.” Started 16 games for the Scarlet Knights, mostly at RG but also three times at center, before moving to LG in Columbus. “I hate Rutgers players, but that Jackson kid, he’ll play 10 years,” said another scout. “He’s a tough (guy) and he’s smart.” From Media, Pa.
I love how they talk about his time at Rutgers the same way they would talk about someone with an injury, like it's completely wasted development time he'll never get back and will have to work to overcome.
And I mean, I'm not sure I disagree with that sentiment."
I know it is comparing to Rutgers, but every recruit needs a transcript for former Ohio State players and how they were developed while being at Ohio State. It is absurd what this program is doing for the development of these kids. Just look at the draft the last few years, as well as what the players are doing once they get to the NFL.
I think there is more to the story that we may never know. But regardless of what it was it is his life and choices and they make sense for him.
Muhammad's reasons were way more transparent, and more power to him for thinking he can go somewhere else and succeed.
I am a UD grad, so I saw what the transfer of Sibert did for his college career. Did he make it to the NBA...no (G League), but he had a pretty great few years at UD and was one of the stars of a team that made it to the Elite 8.
CJ Walker improved a lot during the season as early on I wanted to see way more of Carton. Down the stretch he became one of our more important players with the way he ran the point.
With all that being said, he will not get drafted. But it is a very smart move to go through the draft process and get evaluated and see what NBA teams are looking for. Look how much it did for Wesson.
And looking back at my comment, Tate Martell is not a guy that would be humble enough to call himself out.
I think people can say that they have made mistakes in the past. But I mean how could you question the decision to start Dwayne Haskins who put up the best statistical season for any Ohio State QB though? It wasn't Haskins fault that the defense couldn't stop literally anyone.
I may be reading it wrong and don't know the timing of it as I don't follow these guys....but was maybe Tate Martell calling himself out?
O'Shaughnessy is my hero!
We are comparing Holtmann to Knight now? Come on guys.
I find it funny that people are panicking about a guy transferring that probably wouldn't start next year when we have two TRANSFERS joining the team that are better than said transfer.
I am with you on the only thing is I didn't see this coming. I don't think there is cause for concern, Muhammad was probably leaning toward becoming an off the bench minutes eater/defender when needed.
I actually agree with this assessment. I didn't hate Luther, but I don't think he was going to be a starter next season if Sueing and Towns came in ready to play.
I have to admit at first I was kinda bummed because I love on the ball great defenders. It also made me wonder what was going on with the team.
My second thought was that he thought that he might get lost in the mix with Sueing and Towns being eligible to play next year. There is a reason Holtmann brought in those two guys who can score in bunches (if they are ready). Muhammad was going to lose a lot of minutes IMO, and we really don't know what the relationship was like especially with the suspension mid-season.
When everything went down in 2018 and Urban was suspended I knew he was going to be gone soon after. After a few games and doing some reading on Day I was already convinced he was the next great coach and let all my friends who had ears hear about it. I have to admit, he still surpassed my expectations, and I think he may be better than Urban when it is all said and done.
I would have loved to go, but as I mentioned I was in college (and broke). My buddy had won a bunch of wings from B-dubs so we had a bunch of food and got 2 kegs. I am sure it was ridiculous to be there though.
I will never forget watching the 2002 National Championship. One of the greatest games and times of my college career. We pretty much ruined my friend's apartment after they won. So much fun, such a great game and memory.
During the season I was hearing people down on him because he was not "in game coaching well" during the losing month. I always shrug those people off, because it is ridiculous. Holtmann is one of the best coaches in the nation and we are lucky to have him. We are spoiled in both basketball and football.
I remember when we had the article talking about seeing what Liddell would do in wake of Kyle Young's injury. He took his opportunity and more than ran with it, showing why he was a highly regarded player coming out of high school. I can see him taking the next step next year and being an All Big Ten performer. I had faith and he surpassed my expectations down the stretch. You could see him gaining confidence which I think was the only thing holding him back early in the year. He is going to be a stud.
This take doesn't add up.....I could see some transfers happening soon, especially if Henderson commits to the good guys. I think the only thing that may potentially hold Sermon back from getting the most reps will be when they can start actually practicing again. He will have some catching up to do.
The RB room is filling up fast. There are going to be some transfers soon I believe.