The secondary was lacking experience for 2020 and its now lacking depth as well. Has there been any rumbling that OSU will look to the grad transfer portal for DB help this fall? Looking at the 247 comp list, there don't appear to be many high level players available.
Good catch on O'Shaughnessy. I forgot about him. I do remember hearing he was supposed to be on scholarship as Chrisman's replacement.
Thats pretty good.
So, if 87 (88) is the current number, it breaks down like this:
WR: 12 (w/Martinez), OL: 17, TE: 5, QB: 4, RB: 5 (w/McCall)
DL: 16, LB: 12, DB: 14, ST: 2 or 3 (McCullough)?)
T: 87 (88)
I count 87 on scholarship and possibly 88 since I still believe younger McCullough was promised his brother's scholarship upon graduation.
After watching his highlight reel, with several long bomb TD passes, why didn't some RPO college offenses recruit CM as a QB? He sure looks like a legitimate CFB dual threat QB (he could probably start as a true frosh QB at Mich St.).
With his game breaking ability, he really needs a chance as a slot/H/wildcat. I hope they look at him there.
Has Wheaton ever visited OSU? Has he publicly stated interest in OSU?
Agree with Mc. Edwards is going to UM so Kiner comes here.
Very much agree that RB and CB are the biggest recruiting needs in 2021. However, I completely disagree with DE as a need.
Junior: Smith, Friday
Soph: Harrison, Baptiste
RF: Stover, Potter
Fr: Cowan (maybe Henry???)
2021: Sawyer in the bag
An 11W writer mentioned that Teague got most of his yards in blowout games. So? He still played against the other team's 1st team defense most of the time. And he played when the opponent knew OSU would primarily run the ball. Coach Alford also stated in an interview that Teague was the fastest OSU running back. Certainly he doesn't have Dobbins lateral quickness. But his speed and strength will work just fine. Looking forward to seeing him get the ball.
Doesn't little McCullough take his brother's scholarship? If so, 88.
I can't imagine that Washington would do that unless he has a good relationship with JJ. I know OSU has been recruiting this kid for quite awhile.
LSU will finish 4th in the West behind Ala/Aub/TAM. May even lose to Texas in Sept at home.
Reading all of the comments here blaming the officiating reminds me of reading the Michigan boards after they lose (and sometimes after they win). Thats what losers typically do.
I'm as disappointed as any that OSU lost. But an offense that has 3 1st half red zone chances and gets 0 TD's and a defense that allows 1) a 6'6 230 lb QB to run 60+ yards for a TD virtually untouched and 2) a 4 play 94 yard drive in crunch time shouldn't blame the officiating for not taking care of its business. That's the absolute truth which some people apparently can't handle.
Hope OSU gets another chance at Clemson next season. Thats what the 247 site is projecting.
Michigan football is not "mediocre". They win 9-10 games a year (if 9 wins is mediocre than Earle Bruce was a blatantly mediocre coach....). However, 9 wins is also not great which is what UM Nation expected when Harbaugh arrived. And what UM Admin expected when they opted to pay him what they are paying him. Based on that, he has been a disappointment.
The team is at 88 scholarships which I outlined the other day in another thread. That number does not include Martinez, Siebert or Saunders.
I count 88 without Saunders, Martinez and Siebert. As follows:
Soph:Gill,Wilson,Williams,Babb,DJones,MJones,Miller,NPF,Wray,Teague,Crowley,Harrison,Baptiste,Williams,Vincent,Young,Johnson, Hooker (18)
Yeah, our backup CBs got playing time this year. However, it doesn't say anything positive that Banks and Brown got a total of 1 snap COMBINED in the Clemson game. And thats also with Wade out for more than half the game.
I fully expect at least one grad transfer CB to join the team this spring.
These stats always crack me up. A sack is also a TFL. See redundant.
Whatever happened to 2021 DT Damon Payne from Michigan? He was supposed to come for a game in October and backed out. Haven't seen anything about him since. Top-40 recruit in 24/7 comp.
Anyone who thinks CJ Walker has been a "solid defender" for us this year doesn't know the game of basketball or hasn't watched any OSU games this year. Go on Youtube and find some OSU highlights or games. its plain to see.
All these comments and not one about CJ Walker. After almost 50 years of watching this program, I'm struggling to recall a worse defender than Walker. He is ABSOLUTELY PITIFUL! How is it someone with his quickness can't move his feet on defense? He seems incapable of anticipating any movement from his opponent. So he gets beat on a dribble drive TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME. Awful. But CH has no choice but to play him since Carton is not yet a true point guard and tends to play out of control on the offensive end.
Other than that, forget last night and move on. Team hadn't played in 8 days after the PSU blowout, then finals week and they were tired and flat on the road. Shite happens.
Look forward to the write up. I've been looking for info on TJ all season.
Regarding the DB section, Oregon is week 2. Also, LSU can't lose their top 4 DB playmakers since Derek Stingley is a Freshman.
Great story. Thanks for sharing! Hope the Bucks can make a path for this guy to stay and succeed.
And a shot out to Raleigh Buckeye. Dude needs to get out of the bible belt. I downvoted his post and down voting it again now.
How soon we forget. It was the CCG performance that got OSU into the 2014 playoff. Even with a "South Carolina type game" earlier in the season.
JF with 40/1 TD to Int is incredible. Total of 2,965 passing yards. Great year.
As great as that was, compare to Burrow: 48/6 with 4,715 yards passing. Just shows what an incredible year Joe had. He even gained almost 300 yards rushing (JF 471).
Hope JF goes to NYC this year. And next year.