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Comment 02 Jul 2019

It would seem very unlikely that the Saints would go through that effort to protect Ted Ginn Jr. who isn't that crucial of a piece to their offense, and not put in the same wording/effort for their franchise star RB.

Comment 07 May 2019

I think someone compiled a list of all the recent transfers with a breakdown of who did and did not get immediate eligibility. There was a pretty big trend that whoever spent the money to get a lawyer, and challenged the NCAA pretty much got ruled eligible.

Basically, the NCAA isn't going to fight a player if they hint at bringing them to court.  

Comment 14 Mar 2019

Mine was the original name for "Scarlet Fever" used back in the 1500-1600s. I've definitely been mistaken as a hispanic female in the past because of it lol.

Comment 28 Jan 2019

IIRC, Tim Beck was a clear 3rd option after Urban already went after ECU's Lincoln Riley and Boise State's Mike Sanford Jr.

Both those guys were talented, young offensive minds who didn't want to risk being lost in Urban's shadow.

Comment 29 Nov 2018

If Urban truly does part ways with Billy Davis, and Schiano gets hired away... I really hope Urban takes a hard look at UC's DC/LB coach Marcus Freeman.

Comment 28 Nov 2018

I hope Fickell holds out for a slightly better job than Louisville. Location-wise though, it makes sense if Fickell wants to stay close to Ohio/family.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

That would give OSU three different co-DCs because I doubt Freeman or Ash accept any position less than that to come back to OSU.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

No, because I feel like OSU already has too many cooks in the kitchen in the secondary this season with Schiano, Grinch and Johnson. OSU next defensive hire should probably be focused on the LBs/front-7.

Comment 23 Oct 2018

Decent LB coach? Really...

Fickell pretty much coached LBs at Ohio State from 2004-2010 & 2012-2016. In those 11 seasons, how many of those LB corp underperformed? None really come to mind for me.

How many great LBs were produced under his tutelage? AJ Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel, Larry Grant, James Laurinaitis, Marcus Freeman, Austin Spitler, Ross Homan, Brian Rolle, Ryan Shazier, Darron Lee, Josh Perry, Raekwon McMillian... Hell, Fickell even took a fullback in Zach Boren and turned him into a serviceable LB on short notice. That is elite player development.

Comment 17 Sep 2018

I will admit that I am a little worried about the D-Line depth without Bosa.

Larry Johnson Sr. loves to rotate 7-8 guys on the D-Line consistently, which has done wonders for keeping them fresh for the season-long grind. Cooper and Young will be both be way above-average starters, but behind them it gets a little iffy with Tyreke Smith, and Tyler Friday. Not to say those guys can't be good, but it is hard to give true freshmen significant snaps during conference play.

Comment 28 Jan 2018

Fickell has a fantastic eye for underrated talent too. I would not be surprised to see Fickell hit at a much higher rate than the average on many of those 3* guys.

Hopefully we will see Fickell have a similar trajectory as Scott Frost at UCF... Very lackluster 1st season as he re-builds the program, and then a huge jump by season 2.