Almost didnt read this article but glad I did. very good and fun piece..
i've been scratching my head for the last couple of years trying to figure out why Riep doesnt play and why no one is questioning it. He's played well every time i've seen him on the field. Its almost like he's invisible.
Tyreke Smith is going to be a monster for us for the next few years. I'm predicting he'll be a first round draft pick in next years draft.
Also, just from watching tape.. its always looked like Potter was slightly ahead of Harrison in skill. I understand why Harrison gets all of the articles but never understood why Potter doesnt get the same love. Kid can play! Defensive ends will be loaded for a long time to come!
Awesome to see some positive news on Jaylen Harris! I think youre going to see the production from him that most fans think theyll be seeing from Wilson (not a shot just not his time). I'm always more interested in the players that we havent seen for a few years who will be making an impact this year over the newbies who are a year or two or three away from contributing..
Very good day of updates.. I've read several times that Garrett Wilson has had a little trouble getting off the line of scrimmage so far. That tells me he may be a year away from being physically ready to make a major impact. I know the offseason is the time to brag about the new toys but dont be surprised if Jaylen Harris is the receiver to win that spot this year over Wilson.
I didnt mind Giddens short time at OSU. He wont give you much offensively but is strong defensively. As Wessons backup, that would be fine with me. Especially a more mature Giddens..
Listening to the players speak gives more of a perspective on where guys appear to be as far as development and confidence that they can get the job done. Myers, Davis and Bowen sound ready to roll. Alabi sounds confident on the left side but it doesnt sound as if he's all that interested in moving to the right. I'm not sure he'll truly compete for the open right tackle spot. NPF sounds as though he's getting close but not quite there yet. I now believe Bowen wins that spot quite easily if he can stay healthy however NPF will be a very good player for us in years to come. Cupp seems as though he has the furthest to go however I believe he has the right mindset. Keep your nose down and keep working to improve one day at a time..
Just my take from listening to the big men up front...
Not concerned at all.. Olave is a beast. We have a couple of receivers who have been itching to show the nation what they can do. Every other article is about Wilson. I personally believe Williams is the best recruit thats not being written about. He's going to be a stud. Ruckert can be moved to the slot if need be (hes been itching to show his skills). Add the talent Hartline is bringing in next year and we have a very very good receiver core.
This article goes against everything the 11w staff stands for..
Day: "Its going to be a battle."
11w staff: whaaatt!! but but butttttt fields has more stars and didnt come here to be a backup!!! he must be named the starter NOWWW!!!
Very good article! I'm excited to see Vimahi suit up for the S&G as he seems like a very good football player and an even better young man. I am concerned about his body/conditioning as he's away on his 2 year mission trip (depending on where its at). It could be a real challenge for him to get college football ready being away that long. However I also understand some things are more important than football. Glad to have him playing for my favorite team!
I love Wilson's upside and confidence. I think he's going to be a really good receiver down the road. I struggle with the "shiny new toy" articles but its the off season so.. i get it. This article reminds me of the hundreds of articles we read about Jeremy Ruckert last off season. Or NPf, or Okudah or Chase Young, or Trevon Grimes, or Hilliard or Gibson, or Lattimore when they all were coming into their freshman year.
I just want Wilson to work his butt off, continue to improve and when his time comes, be the best version of Wilson that he can be. Go Buckeyes!
I wouldnt think to much of Murray's comment. He's just playing the game within the game. The "sooner" he's drafted the more money he makes...
There isnt a surgery that can fix Mike Mitchell. The word around town was he didnt have work ethic. Surgery doesnt fix that. I remember half of buckeye nation had already penciled him in as our starting LB as a freshman because of his physical ability. It doesnt work that way folks...