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MEMBER SINCE   May 10, 2015

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Comment 7 hours ago

IMO, the article author has some unresolved butthurt over the recruitment of Miyan Williams. Next to Milton, Knighton, and Robinson, Williams was essentially the #4 RB on the staff’s board-but they knew they could slow play him and did so. This, of course, completely freaked out the fanboy/nervous Nellie contingent on 11W.
As for the two preceding years-tOSU got it’s top target n Sampson James, then, imo, upgraded to Crowley after James decommitted. Crowley was the Gatorade PoY at a national powerhouse school-he wasn’t a last gasp space filler. In the 18’ class, tOSU had it’s top target as the first commit in the class-but we all know what happened when he reached campus. 
The bottom line is that Alford has done a very good job of scouting and recruiting the past 3 classes-but injuries and/or off field issues have gone the way things sometimes will. I understand recency bias, but maybe the 11W cub reporter staff should occasionally take a longer view of what they covering in recruiting, instead of loading up on buzzwords and hottakes.

Comment 7 hours ago

I really doubt there is much difference between Wolfe, Hart, and Pugh, but Wolfe already has an offer so Day isn’t going to tank it for an in-state late riser-Pugh, who just decided to switch his concentration from hoops to football.

Comment 20 hours ago

No doubt. During his first 7 years, JT lead the Buckeyes to 3 NC games, winning 1. In 7 years at tOSU Urban made it to 1 NC game, which he obviously won.

Could Urban spit recruiting game better-yes. Could he coach as well as JT-no. Urban obviously made the fanboys happier on signing day, but Tressel got equal/better results on the field.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

6’1 210. Nice. 
I think the corona thing is going that play havoc on the recruiting business this year. Who knows what HS football seasons will look like and late rising/low income players won’t get the exposure that always comes with senior film/exposure. A lot more talented kids might slip through the cracks to local schools-UAB, East Carolina, Fla Int’l, MAC schools etc.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

No, I don’t know Alford personally. I just don’t like seeing people on 11W throwing idiocy and expectations at a situation they know nothing about. These are teenage kids and their families making one of the biggest decisions of their lives. To suggest that there is something that Alford can magically switch up in his approach to make you happy w/ the results is utterly ridiculous. Throwing angst and buzzwords out isn’t going to change things-but it could provide a negative impression to recruits/recruits families who read the board. 
If coach Alford had a dysfunctional relationship w/ the rest of the staff-Warriner, or was clearly doing inappropriate things on company time-ZS-yes, there would be room for criticism. Freaking out b/c a kid loves his grandparents or a S. Fla kid stayed in his milieu-that’s just idiotic and unfair criticism. I love  to talk about the Buckeyes-but like an adult, not a 4 year old throwing fit b/c they didn’t get candy at the grocery store-which is the mentality that gets promoted about recruiting quite often.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

TV revenue is MUCH bigger than gate revenue. Enough that the NFL admitted the sellout/local blackout rule was anachronistic. I think we might see fanless games if necessary b/c the player and owners have too much $$$$ to lose.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

The NFL and big time cfb are such valuable TV franchises that it wouldn’t shock me if they played fanless games If absolutely necessary. The players will want to get paid and the college players won’t want the rust. Would it be exactly the same-no-but people will be desperate for some normalcy being by able to watch football will help.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

Fans are packed ass to teakettle in the stadium. That’s the risk. Players could be tested and social distancing to boot off the field and n an empty stadium.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

Given that both the NFL and CFB make the majority of their $$$$ on TV rights, not playing in the fall might not be an option-get out there and give the people what they want. Fans in the stands are secondary.......