Zeke's national championship game would be on my list, behind only Zeke's game against Bama and Cardale's game against Wisconsin. Tough to pick one to drop, but would drop Shazier's 20 tackle game against Indiana off the list.
Good list and fun topic in off season. My takes.
I'll take Justin Fields over Dwayne Haskins. Haskins was a little better thrower, but Fields was a much better runner.
Wyatt Davis over Andrew Norwell. Davis was an all-American this year, and I have seen opinions from knowledgeable people that he is the best guard ever at OSU.
Great content, But the videos are much better when we can stop and start them. Easier to see what is going on.
Agree 100% with your evaluation of position strength, and likely outcome. Though my Tressel team would start Pryor and Clarrett, but I would still get to your position evaluations.
That is awesome. Never heard that before.
I am expecting to win three Naties in the next two years.
Over on mgoboard, they think this analysis portends good things for their future: https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-football-outsiders-scouts-dwayne-haskins Their hot takes include:
1. Haskins is good, in a way that is likely not the produce of OSU coaching.
a. The ability to read the defense pre-snap and get the ball out quickly is not particularly likely to be replicated in the next OSU QB; Haskins is an outlier here.
b. Just replacing Haskins with Fields is likely a downgrade, before throwing in the costs of a offensive style transition.
2. The gameplan to jam the mesh/crossing routes, use trap coverage and get pressure on Haskins had a chance.
a. Like most inexperienced QBs, Haskins loses mechanics and processing ability when dealing with a turbulent pocket. When Haskins is under pressure at the top of his drop, he devotes his focus to that and not the receivers and the mechanics of the throw.
b. Haskins' pre-snap reads are exceptional for his experience level. You have to be able to shift coverage and give him a look he's not expecting in a very tight window before the snap, or at least before the top of his drop.
Love these. I wish you would provide links to the prior ones at the bottom, as I am sure I missed several of them.
Can you comment on the state of Alabama and Michigan recruiting this year? Neither seems to be doing all that great, particularly Alabama by its usual standards.
Great piece. I very much like that it is written so somebody that knows little about football can follow and understand it.
Agree as to Peaky Blinders. Very good show.
I got bored of the first season, and quit watching before the last two episodes (even though I had read that they were the best).
His highlights video was impressive. His defensive highlights were nearly as good as his TE highlights.
If I understand the 24/7 database correctly, there is not even one crystal ball for Alabama to get a 5* player. Hard to believe.
My read of the question is the type of food (as opposed to a business) that is unique to Ohio. I think Skyline and Buckeyes fit that category the best.
Pretty close to my thoughts (I assume that you mean that Jones is the most important).
The fifth OL cannot be that valuable, as several are fighting for the position.
Alabama has four runs that should make the chart:
2011-14: 13 first round picks
2012-15: 10 first round picks
2013-16: 7 first round picks
2014-17: 8 first round picks.
Why did Sheffield leave Alabama? I have not seen that mentioned in the many write-ups about him (though certainly have not read them all).
It is really very easy to figure out that JT gives us our best chance to win a National Championship this year. Meyer thinks that he is.
I get that this is a message board, and it is fun to argue about who should be starting. But some of the posters in this thread seem to think that they are better able to evaluate the talent than a guy who has won three national championships.
The all-OSU FFL idea is interesting, which started me wondering how other college teams would match up against an all OSU team.
Notables by team (though I surely missed some):
Alabama -- Cooper (WR), Henry (RB), Ingram (RB), Jones (WR), Lacy (RB)
Clemson -- Allen (TE), Cantanzaro (K)Hopkins (WR), Watkins (WR)
Georgia -- Green (WR), Gurley (RB), Stafford (QB), Walsh (K)
FSU -- Benjamin (WR), Feeman (RB), Janikowski (K), Winston (QB)
MSU -- Bell (RB), Cousins (QB), Langford (RB)
USC -- Palmer (QB), Agholor (WR), Cameron (TE)
I like the Alabama tea -- the RBs and WRs are damn good,
That report originally comes from NevadaBuck on Rivals.
I would love to see an article on what these workouts entail. I suspect that there are details that OSU would not want made public, but it would be interesting to know the details that could be released. It seems like a particularly good topic for the of season.
NB had pretty good inside info, which is why there were many paying subscribers there. He broke the Meyer to OSU story months before it was elsewhere, for example. But the articles here are much better. As that board implodes, there will be an influx of posters here. Some will add a lot to the board, while others will be subtraction by addition.