I have no issue with Day going after two QBs in this class. The transition from UFM to Day created a little bit of flux in the QB room and he is playing catch up a little bit. I think prospects, Jack Miller especially, are noticing that OSU is a great place to develop and become a better QB. Plus we compete for championships every year. If you don't end up as the starter after a few years, you can transfer and OSU will seemingly do what they can to get you immediate eligibility. So worst case scenario you develop under Day and Yurcich for a couple years and then you transfer and most likely become a starter somewhere else. I think Jack Miller sees that and other recruits will too.
Wow! Torrance Gibson is an athletic freak. His decision making and mechanics may need tweaking, but you can't teach speed and arm strength like that. One of those passes went 65 yards in the air. Pretty good for a high school senior that hasn't worked with Marotti yet. I will also say that his accuracy was a lot better than I was expecting.
I don't understand why this talking point always comes up with good players. Has anybody ever actually done this? Football is not a skill that seems to be kept up by taking years off. In fact it usually drops significantly with time off (i.e. Maurice Clarett).
Ohio State > Michigan State > Baylor > TCU > SMU > Connecticut > Central Florida > East Carolina > Virginia Tech > Ohio State.
So as you can see, Baylor and TCU's skill is somewhere between Ohio State and Ohio State. The playoff has helped eliminate some of the hypotheticals, but clearly not all of it. At the end of the day we went to the playoffs and they didn't, it is what it is.
How many jump passes has OSU attempted under Urban Meyer? Two or three? They have worked, but not as well as I remember them working for Tim Tebow. Maybe it's just the way I remembered things, but I swear the Florida players were always wide open when they did the jump pass.
A little off topic, but still related to the article. Do student athletes get scholarships to go to prep schools like Fork Union Military Academy? I'm pretty sure time spent at prep school doesn't count against eligibility, but it seems like it might if expenses were paid.
I wonder if they are just dropping the ball, or if they are trying to limit resale. Although, I don't know why OSU would care if tickets were resold as long as the seat gets filled.
I wonder how much ESPN currently profits from each cable subscription. Somehow I doubt it is more than $20/subscription. So to me, this probably isn't a bad deal for ESPN/Disney. Plus it is pretty inevitable that TV will be "pay per channel" or "pay per show" in the near future, so this just keeps them ahead of the curve.
I think we need to try and slow down the tempo of the game by running the ball early and often. Hopefully long sustained drives by the Buckeyes will keep the Oregon offense out of sync all night. Another key is eliminating turnovers. They are just too damn good at scoring quickly and changing momentum, we can't afford to give them extra opportunities to do so.
And we lost noah spence
I sure hope you are right. I have occasionally thought the same thing, but just can't get over how nervous I am about this game.
I'm not understanding the over/under side to this question. If this is a yes/no, I would say no to it happening this year.
3-5. Looks like the OP forgot to count one of the losses he had listed. It is good to know that the B1G is currently looking like the third best conference. It will be interesting to see how things finish up.
The hail mary pass with three laterals was an awesome play. Too bad they blew it by going for two.
I'm not saying I completely disagree with your opinion about what will happen in a future event. However, I think it is silly to put down other people for their opinion about what will happen in a future event. Just accept that we are all hoping OSU wins and forget planning to have some sort of "I told you so" kind of moment after the game is over.
I don't think there will be a blatant adjustment of the rankings to create favorable match ups. But if it can be done subtly, I could see it happening.
In Arlington, Mister Days is an okay place to watch the game. For day games it tends to have a less rowdy atmosphere, but I imagine that it will be a different story for night games.