Time will tell, but I gotta believe he can & will. I think he's a genuine enough person & recruits & their parents will know that he has their best interests first & foremost. Not to mention we have assistant coaches like L.J. & Hartline who have set him up quite nicely to finish strong. Let's not forget the kids in this class who have already committed. They have been great recruiters in their own right and will push as hard as ever to perhaps sign the best college class of all time. In Day I trust.
I'll be selfish & add Emeka Egbuka to your list. I know we have a loaded WR room, but I think this kid could be even off the charts special. We'd have the best WR room in the country for the next 4 years.
Now that Pepper Johnson is at IMG Acedemy, maybe he can help pay back Saint Nicky for flipping Devonta Smith to Bama by flipping JC Latham to the good guys. You know what they say about paybacks. I think having Pepper at IMG can at least help us recruit there even more down the road I hope.
All very valid questions. I guess my top 2 would be who wins the QB2 spot & what the new look defense looks like with Coach Combs calling the shots. I think if all the running backs are healthy, Sermon,Teague & Crowley will more than suffice for a strong run game, especially with our road graders up front. The development of the freshman WR's will be fun to watch as well. Just give me some football.
i was very impressed with Tyreke Johnson's film. I think he has great potential, exhibits a great attitude and work ethic, & will still have a great future career here. As long as he keeps grinding, his time will come.
Can't wait until he's a Buckeye. His high school tape was the best I've ever seen a running back have, unbelievable, kid hardly ever got tackled. Can't wait to see him in Day's offence to go along with a wealth of talent at WR and whoever wins our QB battle. How can you defend that array of talent.
It'll be interesting to see the remaining team. The WR's & DB's should almost be at least half comprised of former Buckeyes. I would think the QB should as well. Might this be the first time Urban Meyer wins a Coach award? I do realize that Kirk Ferentz is still around, but Urban should have a shot I would think.
The amount & level of ability at linebacker is crazy good. I think we'll try & rotate 7 guys to keep them all fresh and somewhat happy. Here's to hoping the young Bucks will be patient and learn from the upperclassmen and stay away from the portal. Good things will come all in good time for those who put in the work & grind. Looking forward to seeing this unit thrive this year & beyond.
I love hearing things like this about the Buckeyes staff. It's the little things that they do that goes a long way in making recruits feel special and wanted, & it's not just football stuff, but life stuff as well which is ultimately more important. Not only do the recruits get it, but obviously so does the staff. So glad Coach Stud is still here. It wasn't too long ago that some wanted him to be replaced. Seems like Coach Day nailed this decision as well. Who has it better than us? Go Bucks & keep the train rolling.
WOW, film is incredible. To think he is only a freshman and he is playing in a very competitive area and is just manhandling who ever is in front of him is pretty impressive. I can't imagine the Bosa brothers, Chase Young, Zach Harrison or Jack Sawyer being much more advanced. Hope he is next in line at DE.
I wondered the same thing. Could be a combination of QB hurries, tipped passes, etc.
The late, great Todd Bell was also a hell of a safety in the late 70's. He was on the Bears great defenses of the early 80's & was an All-Pro for Buddy Ryans defense. Taken way too soon. RIP
You were correct about K.D. (Kelton Dansler). I lived in his apartment complex in the mid-80's & we became quick friends. Looks meaner then almost anyone I know, but a sweat heart none the less. We played on the same flag football team with several other Buckeye greats including Art Schlichter, Ray Griffin, Al Washington, etc. I took him home for a weekend to Shadyside OH. We went to all the local bars & had too much to drink some how :). I was to far gone to even take my socks off. He took off my socks & threw a blanket over me & gave me 2 aspirins, just an awesome, awesome dude. Some of you may remember him as a bouncer at Mean Mr. Mustards. Kuddo's to a great Buckeye & even better person, well deserved.
I hope Coach Day is booking his flight to Virginia Beach right now.
Good idea, that way 4 out of the top 6 all played for Ohio State. Anybody else ever do that?
Just one. Hopefully J.K. will at least get one.
What's your favorite place? I'll have to try them next time I'm up there, thanks.
Joey Galloway ain't bad either
I thought the exact same thing. I'll never figure that decision out. I'm hoping in retrospect that he wishes he had a do over on that one. Could have played for a championship in Urbans first year.
As long as it leads to a far better defense then we trotted out there last year, I don't care how many formations we have, I just want the Silver Bullets back.
Because he's probably going to red shirt this year. All Conference talk is still a few years away. His time will come.
Yea, and McCall is running with the 5's. Coach Day is making everybody earn their spots and nothing is just handed out. I like it, I think it's great to keep everybody hungry and fighting & scrapping for a spot. May the best man win.
Must not be too much love lost between Chris Orr and Jonathan Taylor.
I sure hope Mitchell gets an honest look, I think he's just the thumper we need in the middle of the defense to wreck havoc on any running back coming his way,
Sounds good to me. As long as we play assignment football & take the correct angles to the ball carrier, I'll be happy.