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from New Albany, OH

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Comment 18 Jan 2018

That's not how basketball recruiting works.

I assume because you're talking about the early signing period in basketball that's been around and usually leads to a lack of drama on actual signing day.

...but he isn't signed, it could happen. No different than Bazley or Goodwin. 

Comment 04 Jan 2018

The leading guess is that OSU can't have another assistant until 1/9 but still wants to pay him in between now and then. So he's a non-assistant, until then, when his title will change. 

Comment 04 Jan 2018

I was listening to a podcast about hiring exceptional candidates and thought, "speaking of exceptional candidates, I wonder if Grinch is on the payroll yet?" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Comment 16 Oct 2017

They also look better since Urban gave more control to Wilson/Day and we rolled out the RPO/mesh scheme we've been running since the loss. It's amazing what horizontal conflict can do to the vertical passing game. 

Comment 03 Oct 2017
  1. Parris Campbell is Ohio State's best wide receiver. KJ Hill is Ohio State's second best receiver. Neither are losing snaps to a guy coming off an injury who has only flashed against backups and poor competition.
  2. In sets with a tailback, JK Dobbins and/or Mike Weber will always be on the field. Parris Campbell plays wide receiver. He's not taking their snaps. 
  3. Demario McCall, while the GOAT, is simply not good enough to take snaps from any of the H-Backs or any of the running backs. He'll break out next year.
Comment 27 Sep 2017

After Nike EYBL was subpoenaed today, I would not rule out OSU having tertiary involvement. OSU has been heavily involved with recruiting the Nike EYBL slate for years. All-Ohio Red (and their famous alumni), Austin Grandstaff, Daniel Giddens, Mickey Mitchell, D'Angelo Russell just to name a few. 

It would not surprise me if AAU involved people + Nike helped push certain kids towards Ohio State; Ohio State is, in fact, a flagship Nike school (even if it is primarily because of football). Not $100K to go play, but nudges and such things, sure. 

Comment 19 Sep 2017
  • Defenses backing off into cover three to take away what OSU wants to do. OSU fans: "JT can't hit anything downfield"
  • OSU designs gameplan to exploit that exact defense. OSU fans: "it won't work against better talent".

The introduction of RPO and other constraints takes advantage of what JT does best and the talent around him. We can't throw it deep 10 times a game. That's unreasonable.

Smoke screens have been open for years against defenses we've struggled with. This forces them to come up and honor the screen, even if it's just a constraint. This is a definite improvement in the offense and will open up the middle third of the field and downfield opportunities. As the article explains, we built tendencies (bubble trips) AND tore them down within the same game (bubble weak). 

As long as we don't become predictable, this is how the modern spread works. Baker Mayfield anihiliated our defense with this exact gameplan (with more TE/Y-Pop action). Here's how it works with verticals and backside slant: 

Comment 08 Sep 2017

With the plethora of athletes on the roster, there's no need to force the ball to anyone/design plays specifically for anyone. 

If McCall was consistently better in practice than Campbell/Hill or Weber/Dobbins, he'd be playing. These are the same discussions we had Dontre's freshman year. 

Meyer has proven he'll give meaningful time to talented young players if they're obviously better than more experienced players (McMillan, Dobbins). That isn't the case with McCall. 

Comment 07 May 2015

I think the coaching staff probably knows what they're doing tbh