You don't have to take Smith's word for it. Dwayne Haskins said Dennis was crucial to his development
I should meet up with Hafley for lunch Weds and convince him to stay with the Buckeyes for another
I'm not convinced Melton even stays at LB. He's already at 230-240 and he's almost certainly going to add some weight when Marotti gets his hands on him. Think Melton ultimately projects as a DE whenever he sees the field.
I'm not. Plan for Clemson. A win in that game will do more for recruiting than any in home visit would.
Unless he's going to argue that the 4 game redshirt rule should be retroactively applied to his freshman season at Ole Miss in 2016, in which he played 3 games, I'm not sure what argument he really has. He played 7 games the year he got hurt so too many to qualify for a medical redshirt, so I'd say there's little to no shot Patterson gets a waiver to come back in 2020. Allowing one player to retroactively apply a redshirt to a time when the rule was not in place opens a pandoras box for any player who played in less than 4 games at any point in their career to apply for another year, and I don't think the NCAA will want to deal with that.
He was 6/13 for 100 yards at halftime.
Wisconsin's production came almost entirely on 2 45 yard Jonathan Taylor runs in the first half. Outside of those two plays their offense averaged 4.9 YPP on the game
Hol' up... Wisconsin abused us with the pass?
Jack Coan was 17/33 for 230 yards and no TDs. 5/8 for 76 yards came on the final drive with OSU sitting in a prevent.
So Coan was 12/25 for 157 yards and no TDs prior to garbage time, what game did they watch on Saturday?
Agreed, I think the day 1 WR rotation will be about 6 deep:
Wilson, Olave, Fleming, Gill, Williams, Scott
And then JSN and Mookie getting plenty of mop up time and possibly playing their way into some real PT later in the year. Gill is a wildcard at H because he didn't really play at all this year, so theres a chance for some serious PT for the freshman wideouts.
Well, considering UGA lost to one of the teams on that schedule, I'm going to confidently say they should be excluded from your list
Don't forget Jameson Williams who might be the fastest player in the conference.
He will be the Devin Smith/Ted Ginn deep ball presence that forces teams to never play a single high safety
When it looks like a reach, I'm going to call it that
You mean when you only see 3 stars next to their name on 247?
Let's be honest, you don't have an ounce of the scouting acumen that the OSU football staff does. None of us do. You're not insulting the players, you're actually insinuating that you are a better evaluator of talent than coaches at the number 1 school in the country. You don't sound like a dick, you just come off as arrogant.
If their feelings are hurt, I guess they can work hard and prove me wrong.
I promise no recruits goal is to prove some fans on a message board wrong. They're going to set out to prove the coaches who offered them a scholarship right.
Lejond's 247 ranking is also comical (517 and the 37th ranked Safety). He played corner at The Opening, played corner the entire season opposite Elias Ricks, and is playing corner at OSU. Has offers from pretty much every big name school in the North, South, East, and West, most of whom were offering as a corner. Recorded a 44 inch vert, 4.1 shutte, and 4.4 40 time.
And 247 still ranks him as a safety, and a mediocre one at that.
Julian Fleming - up 1 to 6
Paris Johnson - up 3 to 7
JSN - up 46 to 32
Gee Scott - stayed at 36
Mookie Cooper - down 9 to 50
Darrion Henry - stayed at 61
Clark Phillips - up 2 to 63
Lathan Ransom - down 4 to 81
Kourt Williams - up 12 to 87
Jacolbe Cowan - stayed at 138
Lejond Cavazos - down 12 to 151
Cody Simon - up 15 to 163
Luke Wypler - down 9 to 213 (fucking LOL)
So yeah, minimal movement outside of JSN. Wypler's ranking is comical.
Two coaches from their side come over to our side and all of the sudden the slow inept LB corps from the worst defense in OSU history turn into a murderers row
This was more due to scheme change than player development. Washington was LB coach at UM for one season, so it's not like we really got to see how he was at developing recruits into NFL athletes. Mattison was coaching DL at Michigan, and doesn't even have a position group at OSU. His DL development was not great, but his and Hafley's scheme this year was brilliant.
Our old Oline coach that none of us wanted to see leave after the 2014 championship is now their Oline coach
Convenient that you chose 2014 and not 2015, when there wasn't an OSU fan in the world who wanted to retain Warriner. Firing him and Beck was the absolute best thing to happen to the assistant coaching staff in the last 2 decades.
This is an objectively false statement. The committee takes the 1 seed preference under advisement, but ultimately they get the final call.
I see what the committee honestly trying to do they’re trying to set it up for a Clemson vs another sec team in the title game once again
I think if anything the committee is trying to keep OSU at 1... jumping Wisconsin up to 8 and only dropping UM 1 spot are both boosts to OSUs resume, while dropping Bama all the way to 12 takes a top 10 win away from LSU. The committee has screwed OSU plenty of times, but this certainly isn't one of those times.
Take care of business Saturday and we stay at 1, barring LSU laying a 59-0 style game on UGA (in which case they'd deserve to jump us)
No 1 loss team is jumping Clemson imo. If UGA wins it will be 1. OSU, 2. Clemson, 3. UGA, 4. LSU
Because it comes of as trolling when A. the targets are all listed at the top of the page and B. OSU is considered the leader for a couple of absolute studs and a contender for a few more on the DL, so calling it the biggest concern is like saying WR is a concern in the 2020 class.
I didn't downvote you, but DL recruiting is probably the position group you should be least worried about for 2021.
Height doesn't matter so much as arm length. Jackson's 6'11" wingspan is plenty big to succeed on the outside should OSU choose to use him as a tackle
Coaching and Culture obviously are areas where OSU excels over Michigan, but recruiting is absolutely a factor. Of the current 85 man rosters, OSU has 9 more 5 stars and 11 more 4 stars. That's a 20 man advantage in "blue chip" talent. OSU has consistently recruited at a level significantly higher than Michigan. So while people like Olave certainly matter, the talent gap is definitely there as well.
I’m not sure that the recruiting gap is all that wide
The 247 team talent composite certainly says otherwise. A talent drop off of 120 composite points is fairly significant. OSU has 60 "blue chip" (4 and 5 star) recruits on the roster to Michigan's 40. This is with an entire 4 years of Harbaugh recruits. The recruiting gap is large, and will likely continue to grow.
Montee Ball was out of the NFL in 2 years because he was an alcoholic who showed up to camp 30 pounds overweight and then got cut when he was arrested for domestic violence.
I do agree Dobbins should go get his money though, just saying should he come back for a 4th year, Ball is definitely not the right comparison lol
OSU may be a heavy favorite — 10 points, in some places. But the buzz in Ann Arbor isn’t what it is so often during this week.
Resignation has been replaced with … (slight) hope? At least hope for a competitive game.
Huh? Outside of maybe 2017, they have come into this week fully believing that they would win the game. 15/16/18 were some of the most arrogant hate weeks from their side I can remember in my lifetime.
According to this chart, it's 51-51-5 for 1907, right?. So technically there is not a person alive who has seen more OSU losses vs TTUN than wins.
The only thing that’s really moved the ball at all on our defense is an option QB
Specifically, one that weighs 230+ and can run over a linebacker and fall forward. Clifford wasn't able to do anything with his legs, Levis could because, like Langdon at Rutgers, he weighed 235 pounds and is difficult to bring down.
Patterson barely cracks 200 pounds.I'll be jumping for joy if their offensive gameplan is centered around his legs in a read option game.