I do disagree with wanting Georgia to win it. Georgia is a recruiting at an insane level with the underachiever stigma I wouldn’t want to see them after a title. Clemson/Bama winning another one doesn’t really change their program all that much
Is there any info on their relationship?
OT but it’s so interesting that the top 5 players in Ohio are all committed to OSU and recruiting for OSU. Washington has 10 blue chips(three 5 stars/seven 4 stars) and only one is committed and the top two may likely leave. Such a difference in cultural around football.
Here is Barton Simmons scouring report from 247. To me sounds like a high floor low ceiling blocking tight end. As more and more teams spread it out teams will try to get smaller in the LB room to help cover. This is the type of player that can take advantage of that. We don’t throw to our TEs so why not make them elite blockers with the ability to still occasionally catch the ball.
Tall, long tight end body with a big catch radius and a body type that is still maturing. Has the frame to be a future offensive tackle but isn’t too bulky to stay at tight end. Has plus feet and fluidity for a long body. Flashes some catch-and-run athleticism. Consistent pass catcher. Sinks hips as a blocker and can lock on to smaller defenders. Finishes blocks. Best suited as a traditional in-line tight end but is comfortable with blocking angles and pass concepts as an H-back. Lacks separation quickness. Not a lot of evidence of rare athleticism. Size is biggest asset. Very competent tight end that has the look of a consistent Power Five starter and a body type that presents some positional versatility.
I don’t disagree with any of that. But still if you are going to stick to UGA being a colossal underachiever in those 3 years it’s hard to argue OSU really accomplished that much more.
The most encouraging thing from Kirby is he was very candid at the end of the year about the offense. He said basically that he sees the problems too and the stuff they say in the media he also is trying to fix. They are certainly trying to change.
I think this is such an interesting take because its widely accepted but who has done more since 2017 OSU or Georgia?
2017 Georgia made the title game after winning the SEC and beating an OU team that crushed OSU and barely lost to Bama, 2018 Georgia lost to Bama in the SEC championship game then to Texas in the Sugar Bowl when most of the team sat out, 2019 Georgia lost a random game to SCAR before losing to LSU in the SEC championship game and then won the Sugar Bowl.
2017 OSU was blown out by OU and Iowa before winning the B1G and Cotton Bowl, 2018 OSU was blown out by Purdue before winning the B1G and Rose bowl, 2019 OSU won the B1G and then lost to Clemson
2019 OSU vs 2017 Georgia
2018 OSU vs 2019 Georgia
2017 OSU vs 2018 Georgia
The biggest difference is OSU played Wisconsin and Northwestern in the B1G championship when Georgia was playing Bama and LSU. Really tough to sat they are colossal underachievers.
The most interesting thing is there is no testing. Being able to associate actual testing numbers with what the film shows is the best way to evaluate. The best example of this is who is better TreVeyon Henderson or Camar Wheaton? It’s almost impossible to say without accurate height/weight/speed
The class with 15 commits has a 280 rating which would have been good for 7th last year. Adding J.T. Tuimuloa and JC Latham would push this class to 299.9 with just 17 commits. Long way to go but this is looking like the best OSU class ever and a likely first ever #1 finish.
Its weird to tweet at recruits but the weirdest type is the people like the VaTech fans pleading to him in the replies to come to VaTech when everybody knows hes going to OSU.
They were about to have a crazy good Dline this is awesome. And they had that money tied up they were gonna spend and now there is nobody left
Maryland and Rutgers doing work. This is how the perception of the B1G changes, a lot of Maryland/New Jersey guys have been going to southern schools.
Wiltfong article about Rutgers competing for a top 25 class
They are still going to take recruits lol it’s just going to be a longer timeline than we see now.
OT but Barton Simmons said 2022 class will be the most effected from the Corona virus. This is the time where coaches mass evaluate players, have camps, and evaluate track times. Without any of that there will be a lot less offers going out than normal. Obviously the elite guys who already earned an offer are still out there but that number is pretty low.
Burrow is the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck. The Bengals are not passing on him to then trade back up for a QB who has had 3 major surgeries in 2 years of starting. They are also not going to try and build around a 30 year old Cam Newton who 31 teams were unwilling to give up a 7th round pick for
PSU gets their first blue chip recruit of the cycle in #45 overall OT Landon Tengwell. Add him to the #558 and #719 players in the country
I will offer you clones of the last 6 first rounders and the most recent second rounder and you tell me what you would take.
Jonah Williams, Billy Price, John Ross, William Jackson, Cedric Ogbuehi, Darqueze Dennard, Drew Sample
WIth all due respect Mr.Independence, this scenario would cause most Bengals fans to riot and never follow the team again.
Literally had the best college season in the history of the sport. He is a better prospect than Kyler, Baker, Mitchell Trubisky, Jarred Goff, Jameis Winston, Blake Bortles, EJ Manuel. Have to go all the way back to Andrew Luck in 2012 to find a #1 QB better than Burrow. I will take the best in nearly a decade
Did another draft simulator now that it seems the Bengals are finally done signing free agents. With Vonn Bell being signed it seems like there is no way to reasonably draft a DB on day 2. CBS also just released a new composite ranking for prospects.
2.G/C Cesar Ruiz-Super athletic mauler who is only 20 years old. Plug him into RG from day 1 and he should improve steadily due to his age. After Hopkins is done in Cincy Ruiz would be able to move over to center. Not a lot of value outside of Ruiz at this spot, if they dont want Ruiz they need to trade down. This is a high pick to spend on a IOL but he could make it worth it. Xavier McKinney was here but he is basically Vonn Bell, This also seems like a reach spot for Neville Gallimore, the only other pick I would like here is Ezra Cleveland but that is also a bit of a reach. This pick will be so interesting
3.Michael Pittman WR USC-First time mocking him and this is a realistic pick here. He is 6'4" ran a 4.52 and showed he was a very good athlete at the combine. He was extremely productive at USC. His biggest problem is his initial burst is very slow. However he could be in the position where he is low priority for the defense which is probably best for him. Would be really happy with this pick. Lloyd Cushenberry was available but I dont want to double dip at OIL. Antoine Winfield dropped in this situation but really there is nowhere for him to play with Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates here.
4.Willie Gay LB Mississippi State-Another new name that could be likely and he is somewhat of a boom or bust player. He is essentially a perfect athlete at OLB at 6'1" 245 this dude ran a 4.46 with a 40 inch verticaland an 11 foot broad jump which is one of the best ever for a LB. He was suspended for 8 games this past season for improper use of an academic tutor. When he played he was good but he doesn't have the greatest technique. The dude hits hard, he covers well, and he is a good enough athlete to get by for a few seasons without proper technique. He could turn into a very good linebacker and an onfield comparable I have seen is Vontaze Burfict. Davon Hamilton and Troy Dye were other options
5.Jason Strowbridge DT North Carolina-Another new name. Senior Bowl and combine star. He has the personality and the athleticism to be very good but his size puts him in a tricky spot. He is 6'4" 275 and he may not be big enough to hold up on the inside. He may need to gain weight to play DT in the NFL. For being a great athlete it doesn't show up on tape how explosive he is. However he is a violent dude who wants to be good and the size to fill in to the role. A couple years behind Geno would be the ideal situation for him and this would be an incredible grab in the 5th
This is a much different draft than others but I really like it. The offensive line across the board could be average+ while being able to get a very good receiver in the third who would be a high second in other drafts. Was also able to grab a couple of elite athletes on defense that could benefit from sitting behind the suddenly solid defense.
Why take the elite generational talent at the most important position in any sport ever when you can get Jacob Eason am I right
In the past 2 seasons he has played like 4 games. Pretty tough sell to say he is elite
Beat out Buffalo, Ball State, and Army
What it now lets them do is put Shawn Williams at LB. so in a 4-3 they have 2 “normal” LBs on the field including Williams and now Vonn Bell at SS. You are able to have more cover guys on the field and because they are all great run defenders. Really good set up for the defense without drafting a single player.