I think Ryan Day is going to be one hell of a coach but lets not forget who did alot of the ground work. Urban created a culture, laid the foundation and we are seeing the benefits.
I dont know about ND going undefeated. That would cause even more problems for the Buckeyes. That would mean they would have beaten #3 Georgia, #21 Virginia, #11 TTUN, plus a bunch of, albeit average, power 5 schools. Plus I know the rankings are bound to change but I just see it as a lose/lose scenario.
I could see something like Georgia slipping up and losing to Auburn or just playing sloppy and dropping a game. That will take care of itself but I want them to beat ND. Even with one loss I don't think ND can get in which leads me to agreeing they should join a conference.
BVic just has that body type that I don’t think can add a ton of weight. But if you look at him now, he def has toned up as far as that’s concerned and strength can come with that.
Any upgrade to their offense with the weapons they have at WR is scary. I will go into every season thinking about the last game of the year, doesn’t matter if they are 0-11 at the time. It means that much.
Respect The Rivalry.
Someone express ship that man his acceptance letter.
QB - Fields
RB - Dobbins
WR - Mack
WR - Victor
H - Hill
TE - Farrell/Berry/Ruckert
LT - Munford
LG - Jackson
C - Myers
RG - Davis
RT - Bowen
DE - Young
DT - Hamilton
DT - Landers
DE - Cooper
OLB - Harrison
MLB - Mitchell/Borland
OLB - Werner
CB - Okudah
S - Fuller
B - White
CB - Arnette Nickel - Wade
Nothing too crazy outside the DL. I could see them rotating 9 guys in truthfully.. I love Davon Hamilton, dude is a monster. BB Landers might just be quick enough off the ball that they could play them both at the same time and have crazy success which I’m expecting week 1. Then Togiai, Vincent, Tyreke Smith, JBB, Tyler Friday, Cornell, Zach Harrison, etc all studs. What a problem to have. I truly think we’ll see a Borland/Mitchell mix a lot. Similar to Grant/Raekwon mixing at MLB. And I expect it to go well truthfully. Another position is TE. Idk what it is but I can see them playing 2 TE’s a lot more than what we’re used to seeing. Just for a few snaps a game nothing crazy but with Farrell/Ruckert potentially up on the line and maybe Berry as a split blocker in the backfield.
Lastly I’m not sure if the defense is truly going to let Fuller roam or what but the bullet position is White’s. I didn’t put another safety in there but if I had to guess I would go with Proctor of course..
Lol if the defense didn’t ball out against this offense after the first scrimmage I would be worried. The 2 main QBs don’t even have a combined year in the system!
I like this one better.
All studs. I am really trying to understand the outrage here. Yes maybe Zamir White and all these other guys Alford has “missed” on could be even better. I’ll trust whoever the staff takes and focus on the big uglies more than RB. They make the biggest difference. Not the RB.
Just my 2 cents though.
If Day is smart, which I know he is, every single Buckeye past to present should be in attendance along with some guys that maybe want to just show up and support/help recruit *cough* LeBron James *cough*
I think hiring Mattison and pairing him with Hafley is basically hiring a master and a student hoping that Hafley learns enough from GM that he can take over in a few years. I hate to think this or even say it but I'm hoping he is doing the same thing (grooming) someone to take over after the legend LJSR retires. That will be the next biggest challenge, replacing, IMO, the greatest DL coach ever to coach CFB.
I think this season will be huge for the future, obviously. If the LBs show out and the defense turns into a complete unit and balls out while having a top 5 offense, there will be championship visions. My only worry with this entire team is the offensive line. Every other unit, even QB, I feel like we are in a great position with. OL will be the key to this team.
The way I see it is this. You have a guy like Brendon that can fill the gaps running the ball but is also pretty good in coverage. I don't think he is going to be used primarily as a LB or a Safety and he probably won't come off the field much. If anything when they use him in the Bullet role you're bringing in a guy like Proctor (who I'm really high on) in his spot deep. I think it's a win/win. The biggest thing to me was keeping the 4 DL. Larry Johnson is a wizard/legend/baller etc and he has developed maybe the deepest DL in the country. Being able to keep them on the field and rotate guys in that likely would be starters most other places is exciting and I can't wait to see it unfold this year. If they really get back to being Silver Bullets then this season could be special. Just need to get Baldwin/Fields ready for everything teams will throw at them and the OL situation figured out. I'm not worried about any other unit on this team, even the Linebackers.
I love Holtmann and I'm excited to see what he can do with next years squad but with that being said the lineups he puts out there sometimes just blow my mind.
Also hate to say it but I'm glad I'm not going to have to watch Woods in that jersey for much longer. He was depth and would have never come close to getting a scholarship had some other recruits jumped at the opportunity.
Niners fan here. The 49ers will more than likely run their card to the table with Bosa’s name on it if given the chance. They will try and sign one of the safeties on the market and definitely go after Justin Houston seeing how Saleh wants a Viper like position on the defense and he fits that perfectly.
If they can have a group consist of:
I would be over the moon excited.
Nah it's a good convo to have from time to time. Same with why we didn't run Hyde in the B1G title game. Why did Pitt Brown start over Vonn Bell. Zeke against Michigan State. Now throw in Brendon White not playing all year.
I love JT, one of the all time Buckeyes. But his skillset held some of the best Buckeye teams we've had recently back. Same with Urban's loyalty to him. That's why Saban is the GOAT. Pull your leader and most established QB Barrett (Hurts) when you feel like he can't win you games for the rising freshman Haskins (Tua).
Best spot? Saints.
Most realistic? Jags.
All of you need to stop and realize how great Kyler Murray is. The Cardinals would be foolish NOT to take him #1. I mean look at what he did in college, his foot speed, his arm. I would take him and not look back. He is a franchise changer, a true leader and won the Heisman. He is great for the league and the Cardinals would be making a mistake not taking him #1 overall...
P.S. I'm a Niners fan ;)
I'd love to see Tyreke Johnson get a crack at that hybrid SAF/LB spot. But if we're being honest I know people might disagree but isn't that what everyone thinks Werner is anyways? He might thrive in that role. Outside of that I think a LB rotation of Harrison/Mitchell/Browning would be amazing for the team. Those are some dudes out there. I like Borland against the Wisconsin's and Iowa's of the world but not really anyone else. Mitchell seems to be a thumper, just needs to be able to be THE man of a defense.
Maybe someone like THIS to complement the outstanding 2019 class in the 2nd year?
Sorry nevermind, I didn't get through the rest of the sarcasm.
Do you know how fast a 4.24 is? Don't drink the bong water my friend.
Trade them a washing machine and I think you could get em
I remember the days of our reception leader barley reaching 400 yards. It's a great time to be a Buckeye. With Day at the helm and a steady dose of Fields/Baldwin/Miller, I think we're not even scratching the surface of what this team could achieve in the future. (Especially since Hartline might be the WR whisperer and many top WRs will flock to Columbus)
If we're talking a DB that can play man in the nickel spot but also asked to be a sure tackler and play the run, I know this might catch some flak but I see Arnette filling that role.
It's simple really. Give me my OL from the midwest, my WRs from Florida, DBs from Texas, QBs from California, RBs from Georgia and my LBs from the DMV. Not that hard of a recipe guys. It's easy!