While I really like Okudah, Young, and Dobbins, if you are building a football team and you get a QB like Fields that would do it. Great teams start with the QB.
I am sorry but for something like this who we are fans of go out of the window. I would think if it is 'one of our own' we would not take that into account at all. Some things in life are bigger than the team that we support.
If you are 5 star recruit why would you not have 12 schools on your list? You are telling those teams that you are interested in them and they should not forget about you. That helps the player as well as the school by telling them they should continue to recruit that player and the school knows if they are still in play. Also why would it create more cheating? Schools cannot contact a kid if they are not in the portal so where does the cheating come into play for them? Look at Jonah Jackson this year, he was a good player at Rutgers but he was not highly thought of because of the lack of exposure he got at Rutgers. He comes to OSU to play and is on the national stage starting at guard for the team and will be drafted because of the transfer portal. Rutgers benefited from having him and he benefited himself by being able to go to a school where he could be seen for the next level. One final thing, you mentioned how paying players will cause ticket prices to go up. I am curious how you gathered that conclusion? The things going on is for players to be able to sell their likeness, so a brand could have their name on the back or their own marketing materials. The schools are not paying the players a dime it is the brands that will pay, so ticket prices will not be touched. If Home Depot wants to give Chase Young an endorsement where he does ads for them, that is on the company for making the investment and nothing to do with the fans. If a company wants to give players money, where is the negative for fans in that?
I dont think the students say 'Rip his ****ing shoes off'
I would be willing to bet it was one of those, 'Change the OC and DC or we will change you'.
Yes last year against that TTUN, and I was very very wrong.
A 4-4 front is not the best idea against this team. They have 4 quality WR and to have a LB have to match up against one of those is a losing formula.
No they are setting up Alabama to be left out barring some crazy things happening. First Utah against Oregon would help vault Utah above them but the biggest would be Oklahoma playing Baylor in the Big 12 'championship game'. Both of those teams will have a game for a championship while Alabama sits at home. If something crazy happens then we can talk Alabama but not yet.
This will make no sense but I am confident but more nervous at the same time. This team is playing strong, consistent and confident BUT I am nervous because TTUN is starting to click a little bit more and this is Day's first game against them. Also complacency is a scary thing against them so I am a mixed bag of emotions about this game.
The 4 wins vs top 10 teams kills me as well. Those teams have a combined 4 losses this year. What it tells me is those teams were highly overrated and people will not stop with that argument. But it is all the time and I just heard them say that earlier about those wins. Also their defense is not good at all, I could not imagine Ohio States defense giving up over 600 yards of total offense to a 6 loss team like LSU has tonight.
The in game adjustments this year is something I have never seen when it comes to previous years. That is why the 2nd quarter is the dominate quarter for OSU. The coaches do not wait until half time to adjust they do it on the fly. They see what the other team is doing after a possession or 2 and they correct to play against that. The measurement is that OSU is the best offense in the 2nd quarter in the country scoring 21 points in that quarter where last year it was 11.
I see your point of view but the Buckeye players don't need defending from people. The play on the field does the defending. Maybe it is just me but let them talk it will make it that much better when OSU wins the game.
No I think you have the logic of the site down pretty well. You did forget one other piece, we would whine if they did show up as well. Welcome to the family.
That makes complete sense, I do understand that. Thank you.
My first game at the Shoe was 1998 Michigan State and that whole terrible game. We sat in the south stands and the thing I remember most was how terrifying they were. If you dropped something you can chalk it up to gone forever, also me being so young I was scared of falling through. But I am sure now its a safety hazard but still a great environment. I also remember going behind the south stands and there used to be a gate that you could walk through and go into the stadium. It was the carpet turf but so cool being a kid and walking on the field where so many greats have stood.
I did have a question about the post, you mentioned that they officially enclosed the stadium but wouldn't the traditionalist say that is not correct? The integrity of the horseshoe is still in tack because the south stands do not officially connect to the rest of the stadium. Therefore not officially enclosed? Maybe I am thinking incorrectly but I thought that was a huge sticking point for many people with the renovations.
i am not sure what you expected from them? OSU is going to get the best shots of every team they play and you are saying they did not win in the trenches and have changed it to now it was a draw in the first half. The goal of any team is to break the will of their opponent and they did that. I am sorry but the correlation you make to the first quarter last night to what we will see next week is not clicking for me.
It was such an incredible/crazy moment for college football. Knowing what we know now, that kid broke his dang hip and they dog piled on top of him. What a crazy player and run back he had but couldnt celebrate any of it in that moment.
That is a crazy amount of players turning over in a short period of time. You hear about a couple with a new coach but he is turning over the whole team. I would add though that he kind of did help build the Oregon team, he was the OC for 5 years before being the head coach and Mariotta was specifically recruited by him. He was a visionary when it came to spread offenses before it became cool to do but college football is the spread now so his ideas are not shocking to anyone. Also that Nike thing really helped him get players to go to Eugene.
No, i totally agree with you he is/was a top flight CB prospect. I was just saying Day was not on the staff that recruited him and if he wants to come they need to re-recruit him and go through THEIR evaluation.
Meyer recruited him and Day and Hafley were not on the staff that recruited him. It will be interesting to see what they do with all the talent coming in next year.
They are going to cut the number 1 pick after year 2? What are you on and can I have some?
I love Joe Burrow and what he is doing at LSU. I dont think he would fit with what Day and his offense is but I find myself actively rooting for him every week.
I watched that game as well and I am not sure that what happened would qualify as being Thug U. I saw a lot of confusion by the officials to get the player off the field and he was backing up but they called '12 men in the huddle' which was weird. And we see targeting every single week so that would qualify as Thug U either. I get your anger about your Cavaliers losing a game you shouldn't have but not sure I see the Thug U being Thug U. Also if they were called Thug U that would qualify as 'The U is Back' and they are not.
My vote would be Pac 12 for the following reasons:
I have the option of a whole conference that is completely wide open and really comes down to USC getting the right coach in that system. If they get a decent coach that can close down recruiting on the west coast they could change CFB landscape. Also that conference is so weak a strong coach in that conference could ideally run the table every year.
With the B1G and ACC options, Clemson and OSU are so far ahead of the other teams that I do not see that happening in the near future. Especially in the ACC. With the B1G a team could beat OSU but they still have to run into an Alabama or Georgia and no teams in those conferences could compete against them besides teams that can recruit and develop that talent.
If I based my opinion on the comment section, I would hate Fickell, I would have fired Larry Johnson because he couldn't recruit DTs, and every waking thought that I had would be about TTUN. Also your comment was - Is it just me or is Teague a better all around back compared to JK Dobbins and I was answering your point with my opinion.