Our receiver class is absurd but take a look at who Clemson is bringing in to play on their defensive line. Can't get the ball to the receivers if the QB is being pressured through the A gap by Bryan Bresee. Fortunately we know that offensive linemen are allowed to hold to their heart's content - i.e. Chase Young.
This is the correct answer. The current system will not allow Oregon to become the next Clemson due to geography. The allure of Phil Knight, the Oregon athletic facilities, the infinite number of uniform designs, and everything else has all been maxed out. If players are all of a sudden able to profit off of their likenesses, it opens the door to Phil Knight spreading around all of those Nike bucks. Lots of schools have big name donors but only Oregon can tell kids that they'll have the full weight of Nike products and it's marketing wing backing them up in National Campaigns. Sure Nike will do the same for a select few athletes at other schools around the country but being at Oregon all but assures that Nike will put it's resources behind you if you are good enough...25 5*s per recruiting class for Oregon would not surprise me.
Media shouldn't talk about transfers. We're fans though so anything is fair game for us.
ESPN is waiting to get their talking points from the NCAA and the NCAA is deciding whether or not this is the hill they choose to die on before rules are passed that allow players to monetarily benefit off of their likeness.
OBJ is definitely not a bagman but Steven Godfrey has a great article about how paying players works.
He said that the cash OBJ gave to him was real cash. Didn't say anything about what OBJ gave to other people.
You absolutely DO NOT take a kid who was forced to sit out two State Championship games and, in all likelihood, punched his own coach. Cancer spreads my friend, and that kid is terminal.
In running back parlance running backs aren't short, they have low centers of gravity. Kudos to whoever game up with that grammatical mental gymnastics.
Until he is implicated in the incredibly disturbing hazing rituals that were going on at Penn State while he was there. Allegedly
Its absolutely rediculous that Clemson can win the ACC using 75% of their playbook at best. It also helped that their rise happened as Florida State and Miami decided to not play football anymore and Beamer retired at VT.
Wild Turkey 101 - Best value out there and readily available. Can't believe no ones mentioned this yet.
So now we have Saban, Leach, Kiffin, Orgeron, Malzahn, and Jimbo all in the same division...the stories are going to write themselves.
Let's take 5 to 10 percent off there
Ohio State's 2021 class currently stands at 203.4 points on the 247 composite. To put that in perspective: Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Indiana, Rutger, and Illinois's 2020 recruiting classes are all 198.7 or worse. Even Iowa's 2020 class is just barely better at 204.3.
We also have 6 of the top 75 recruits in the 2021 class while the next closest program is Notre Dame with 3 in the top 75. Michigan has 1 recruit in the top 75.
Well while Urban Meyer may be gone, the bagmen are just as active as ever and of course, as we all know, while Ohio State pays their players us noble Michigan men are above that sort of riff raff - MGoBlowYourself
That's a Texas-Sized 10-4!
This class is going to fill up quickly. Kids on the bubble better recognize that Ryan Day is continuing the legacy Urban Meyer built and may even be enhancing it before their potential spot gets filled by another top 100 recruit.
I wonder if he only empties half of his bowels at a time in order to not put too much strain on the toilet?
Johnson is such a mystery. He could be Malik Hooker or Isaiah Pryor or anything in between. Hopefully he's closer to Hooker.
Hamilton and Landers were damn good and I can't remember a game last season where we lamenting about how the middle of the line was gashed by the opposing running back. I hope Togiai and Vincent tear it up next season but let's not pretend that Hamilton and Landers more than held their own and were stalwart ambassadors of the program and the Ohio State Football brand. I'm especially going to miss Lander's cowboy hats.
I can't figure out why people are penciling Cooper in as a starting DE. He's never been that good. Meanwhile we have Harrison and Smith who haven't begun to touch their ceilings along with Friday, Potter, and Jean-Baptiste. Cooper's value may be more in his leadership than his talent. Not to say he can't contribute but I haven't seen much out of him to get too excited about his return.
They might be good but there is no denying that we have very little depth at the position. Two injuries in the backfield and we may have to start playing some guys out of position.