Martell is roughly the same size as Johnny Manziel and taller than Kyler Murray, both of which won the Heisman. Modern offenses don't necessarily require a QB to sit in the pocket and look over their linemen - teams can do a lot of things to move guys around and create passing lanes for shorter QBs. Yes height helps but it's not a prerequisite for a successful QB, especially in college.
The idea that QBs have to be 6'3"+ in order to be successful is an outdated concept. Modern offenses don't necessarily require a QB to sit in the pocket and look over his linemen. There's lots of examples of "short" QBs playing at a very high level recently. Kyler Murray just won the Heisman Trophy and he's 5'10".
This one should be subtitled (Part XXV - Complaining About the Assitant Coaches)
Position coaches aren't solely responsible for recruiting the players at their position - recruiting responsibilities are mostly split up by region rather than by position. I often see that misconception when people talk about a position coach's recruiting.
Jenkins was mostly a corner at OSU. It's true the corners were a bit down this year. Hopefully they can make a big leap next year.
Taver Johnsom developed 3 star prospects like Malcolm Jenkins, Donald Washington, and Chimdi Chekwa into NFL players during his first stint at Ohio State
The efforts of students taking the bar exam or going to medical school don't generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the universities or the TV networks where millions of people watch them do it. The efforts of college football players do. The money is there and the people doing the actual work for it deserve a share.
When you're first response is to tell players "Don't play football" you've already lost the argument. Start their own league? How in the world is that supposed to work for a high school kid? Even if they did have the money and resources to attempt that, which none of them do, the NFL has crushed any attempted secondary football league in America so they can maintain their Monopoly. Go to Europe and play in one of those leagues? What leagues? NFL Europe closed over a decade ago. Canada? That has never proven to be a viable path for any high school prospect.
The argument that a scholarship is fair compensation for college football players is totally antiquated. The money in college football has increased dramatically from the old days and as the revenue goes up the people who do the actual work should get a fair share of the pie. Nobody is saying each player should get millions but they should at least get a full cost of living along with their scholarhsip (food, books, transportation, housing, etc) plus the ability to profit from their own likeness (jersey sales, ads, autographs, etc).
There's no path from high school to the NFL without going to college.
They play NFL playoffs games at the higher seeds home field in January, regardless of weather conditions. Only the Super Bowl is held at a neutral site. Why couldn't the NCAA do the same thing? If New England, Chicago, and Green Bay can host playoff games then so can Columbus.
Of course they are. The college system is the only avaliable path. If you want to play football after high school you're forced to do it for free for at least 3 years.
Agreed. They can't keep making moves to add games and increase revenue without reconciling the fact that the athletes aren't paid for their efforts. The extra money that comes in from the playoffs should go towards paying all the players a fair wage. Plus the players should be able to profit off their own likeness, but that may be a different discussion.
I'd rather take our chances in the Midwest against anyone any day. It isn't fair for every playoff game to be in SEC or Pac 12 country
Are we after any other DBs in this class? I haven't seen any names thrown around recently other than Renardo Green who says he's sticking with FSU. There seems to be a bit of a hole at cornerback in this class, especially if we were to lose Jordan Battle.
Since when do dogs eat cats?
That's because Josh Randor, the actor who played Ted, is from Bexley.
The "simple tweeks" aren't so simple because of all the special interests I mentioned. The conferences and TV networks don't want to reduce the number of regular season games because they make money off of each and every one of them. Alabama doesn't want to give up a home game and all the money they make and benifits it brings the university just because you think it's "better for college football."
There is never going to be a championship system in college football that makes everybody happy. There are way too many teams and they all have different schedules, different conferences, and often dramatically different resources. There are also way too many special interests from the universities to the conferences to the bowl cartels to the TV networks to the advertisers to the fans. Plus there's the players themselves and the often overlooked fact that they are unpaid amateur students playing a violent sport that can't be forced to play 15 or 16 games year. No matter what system they come up with people will complain because it will never be even. Ever.
The only reason that marijuana is called a "gateway" drug is because it was wrongly classified as a Schedule 1 drug along with hard narcotics like heroin and cocaine. So of the drugs in that classification of course weed is most likely to be people's first experience because it's by far the most common and avaliable of the Schedule 1 drugs. But for most people their first experience with "drugs" is far more likely to be with nicotine or alcohol than it is with marijuana. Don't kid yourself, alcohol and nicotine are absolutely recreational drugs just as marijuana is. The only difference is that they are classified differently by the government (despite being far more dangerous), but that is now changing.
Nothing good comes from using tobacco, alcohol, or sugar. Plus all of those things actually kill people. Should we ban all of those things? Or should people have the freedom to make their own decisions?
So ESPN is akin to terrorists now? Way to not exaggerate...
Drugs are bad, mmm,kay?
Nah I'm sure they'd rather have Ohio State ratings than a coincidentally matching name.
Good luck with that
Do we seriously need a new thread every time anyone at ESPN says anything about Ohio State that is less than glowingly positive??
Seriously guys, there is no massive media conspiracy against Ohio State