I cant believe im saying this but Im going to miss Damon Arnette at corner so much this season! I thought he was amazing last year. I always said if he could stop panicking and groping the receiver, he could be good. I didnt know he would be this good! He'll be good in the league. Lastly, Watching the JK clip made me want to run through a wall!
Our fanbase LOVES to dish on Alfords recruiting the last few years. How ironic would it be if Teague/Chambers/Crowley/Williams had better, more impressive careers than Henderson/Pryor?
Alford has done a tremendous job putting talent on the field. I'll start worrying about him when I see otherwise. Congrats, coach!!
The best guard in college football and all american only equates to the 12th best athlete of last year? We're either extremely talented or offensive lineman named Wyatt Davis don't get the respect they deserve.
That being said, this list definitely highlights how talented Ohio State athletics are.
Did I just read two paragraphs that began "How will the Buckeyes line up at wide receiver" and "who's in line to be a breakout star" without the name Jameson Williams in it??
lets gooooooooo!!! I needed some good news today with all going on in the world. I watched this kids highlight tape a couple days ago then watched it again just now to celebrate!! Excited to see Pryor set the world on fire!
Next year we'll be begging Banks to return like we did with Shaun Wade this year...
Correction: YOU dont see a lot of ready to go, stereotypical OSU RB's out of that group.
I see a very good group that is going to be very very good this year. Do we have a #'s concern? yes. Do we have a talent concern? No..
Really excited to see what JSN gets done as a Buckeye!!
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a lot more of Mckenzie this year now that he's been in the program for 8 months and there will be more of an opportunity. He didn't enroll early so we didn't see much of him this year.
I also think NPF will be the starter at RT however I do believe the RT competition will be a true battle. Competition is one of the key ingredients to player development. The best man will get the job.
That being said, I agree with everything else you said. Good post lol
Exactly! I would say Pope stood out the most of any of the backup linebackers. The only reason I could see why he would be left off the depth chart is high school ratings "stars". Other than that, you could make a case for Pope to start.
Losing a full season isnt easy to come back from. Especially when you havent played any significant snaps since youve been here.
I also expect big things out of him (battering ram). However, I would have felt more comfortable penciling Garrett in as the starting d tackle as he has played in meaningful games on the college level for going on 3 years now.
Interesting that Taron Vincent is slotted to start in this projected depth chart. Not because he isnt talented but because we just havent seen that much from him at this point. Garrett/Jackson/Togai and even Cage have all played more snaps than Vincent at this point..
Our DE's are very, very deep. JJB and Potter would start for over half of the BIG teams this year. Theyll be fighting for 3rd team this year at OSU. We're really in a good place with our ends.. I'm surprised Cowan and Young arent asking to play tackle as the position seems to fit their strengths better and there is a greater opportunity there..
He absolutely was less productive as we went deeper into the season. I just don't think that's going to mean anything once we open up against Bowling Green. I wouldn't be surprised to see Teague get off to a fast start next season. Like you said he's entering his 3rd year and he's flashed as well. He runs very hard and "they say" he's got speed. Day will adjust the offensive run plays to fit his strengths like he does with the passing and his qb's. Alford has done a good job of developing in past offseasons so Teague will be better.
We'll see.. I do want to see who the 2nd back will be. I don't think Teague gets all the carries.
Just curious.. What have you see from Proctor that eases your fears that you havent seen from Banks/Brown?
In general, I like the projected depth chart. I did disagree with Pope not being in next years 2 deep at linebacker. To me, he has shown the most potential of any of the backup linebackers. I think he even had 2 interceptions last season. No way he's not in the 2 deep..