I am not a huge fan of Borland. I am also not a coach. But two completely different coaching staffs continue to play the man. That indicates to me that there is no one better behind him.
I would hate to lose Davis after only one year as a starter. I wonder if he was better than Knox or Pridgeon and they choose seniority over talent (he was a 5 star coming out of high school)?
What are you a snowflake? You get all bent out of shape and resort to name calling if someone has a different opinion than you. I wished I lived in your mind where everything is rainbows and unicorns with all things Ohio State football...
Everything I read it was Greg Schiano who recruited NPF. Schiano's kids went to the same Tampa high school. Zach Smith was the primary recruiter for Wyatt Davis. It has been widely reported by insiders that Stud has been ineffective on the trail. Schiano also was the recruiter for Luke Wypler and Paris Johnson mentioned that he barely spoke to Stud and Urban was his primary recruiter. I don't mind if you go at me but at least come at with me with facts.
Stud was fired from LSU and let go by Maryland after DJ Durkin was hired. The OL was terrible last year. Down vote me all you want but in my opinion he was not a strong hire.
Do you think Stud recruited those two? Most of the OL were recruited primarily by other coaches on the staff. This is the first year that he has been here that you could say the line play has lived up to the talent level.
What about Tyreke Johnson next year? Former 5 star. I never see him playing.
It seems to me that Alford needs to forge relationships with kids earlier in the process and identify if they have a serious interest in Ohio State and fit culture wise.
So if most insiders (and Vegas - 90% odds of coaching) predict that he is going to be coaching next year did his health issues suddenly get better? I guess his cyst went away.....
His reason for "retiring" due to health issues was total BS. Urban most likely will be coaching at USC next fall. CRD needs to start exploring for replacements for Mickey Marotti and Mark Pantoni.
Alabama over the last decade
I really wish Stud would start NPF at tackle. It's hard to believe the number one rated tackle two years ago cannot start on this line. Same thing with Baron Browning at linebacker. Both 5 stars and top 10-12 players overall and not starting. It's not 2003. Recruiting services usually don't miss with 5 stars these days.
SiriusXM's college football morning show had an insider on from Miami's Rival's site. He said the few times he watched Tate in practices he was awful. I think if he stayed at Ohio State he would have likely been passed up by Baldwin (assuming a starting role would help Baldwin overcome his "homesickness").
Wasn't he the guy riding around with Nick Saban when Alabama was picked over Ohio State for the playoffs?
I will give you the recruiting win with Weber (2015) but his development most likely would be used against Alford by other coaches (a 7th round draft choice) and Antonio Williams (2016; washed out of the program). Time will tell with the rest (2017 - 2019).
I'm surprised no one tried to poach Tony Alford away /s/
Can you expound on those recruiting wins? Other than Dobbins there are none. A Graduate Assistant at tOSU could have recruited the others.
Totally agree with you regarding Alford!
To counter that...the recruiter and RB coach of the NFL's leading rusher and the offensive coordinator of the kid that signed the biggest contract in NFL history coach at Texas...not tOSU. I'm sure that was mentioned a few times by Texas Tom, Drayton and Beck.
If you believe recruiting is the best indicator of your ability to win a national championship getting the 18th best running back in the nation isn’t going to make you feel that the future of the position is bright.
How much worse? We are tOSU and are on plan B for the third year in a row.
Check out Alabama 5 star RB's with Natty's - Derrick Henry, Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris, Najeee Harris, and Trent Richardson
You don't win Natty's with just boy scout's. If I recall the staff passed on Micah Parson's because of character issues and I have not heard anything negative about him from Penn State insiders. Micah is going to be a beast this year and next.
I would rather have the big bell cow because we are in the Ryan Day era with less running from the QB. Even though Fields is a running threat because of the lack of depth at QB you gotta believe they would prefer the running back getting most of the yards on the ground. I believe Braxton and JT significantly contributed to the low numbers above. When Zeke started very few carries went to other RB's.
I must be too new to this site...who is NevadaBuck and how does he have inside info?