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Yeahhhh except he is a starter...
Taco addressed this yesterday...
"I'm about to set the air straight with all these OSU fans saying I didn't start. 1. I did start 2. Only time I didn't is if we started the game in a 3-4 defense 3. I started in our 4-3 and 5-2 defense and rotated on our 3-4 to rush the passer so get your facts straight 4. Any more questions call my coach..haha :) "
Look, all I've heard is this kid is grossly over rated. Just look at his film. I'm not denying he looks the part but words to describe his play is "Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane." OSU offered "marginable" players on his team (see: Lewis, Roger and Boren, Jacoby) but didn't offer Taco....hmmmm
And that 3* OL you are talking about, I assume Joey O'Connor, go look at his film. The kid is nasty! Or you might have seen him play in one of the all star games (UA or Army not sure which one) the kid dominated.
We are off topic. I was just responding to the dumb post by Maize&Blue about how Michigans coaching staff apparently is WAY better then Urbans and that Urban neglects the oline. Both comments couldnt be more wrong!
So by Bucknut logic if Joey O'Connor was committed to another school he is trash but since he is a Buckeye he is a absolute beast. Michigan's staff overall is better than OSU's no doubt, you may have Urban but our whole staff is lauded for recruiting while only Urban is.
This might be the ignorant thing the entire Bucknut society has tried to fabricate. Is any one of you willing to speak the truth instead of joining in on the mob mentality?
Do you really think Michigan, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Syracuse, Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, Pittsburgh, and Cincinatti ALL offered a kid a scholarship who isn't "good enough to start?" You all can't be that dumb.
You would be wrong about one thing you said. They all can be that dumb and have shown it repeatedly.
Why don't you look at his film?
Jake just ate Taco's Butt, or wait, was that Grady Hope that ate Taco's out of Jake's Butt?
Bama by 38
Yes they can. Never underestimate their stupidity.
See what I mean?
That's a stellar reply. Did you type that at recess or during snack time?
If Joey O'Connor committed to another school I absolutely would still think he is a beast! I was a HUGE advocate of offering Joey O'Connor over Kozan. I don't know where you got this from based on my comments.
Michigan's staff is overall better then OSU's??? Michigan has a good staff, there's no denying that. However, OSU has 3 previous HC's on the staff. Multiple people have came out and said we have one of the best coaching staffs in the country if not the best!
Just when I thought your post couldn't be more idiotic you say this: "Urban is our only recruiter"...Do you even know what you're talking about?!?? Urban has said that one of the main qualifications of a coach on his staff is his ability to recruit. Luke Fickel, Vrabel, Withers, Patoni, etc. etc. have all been recruiting maniac's!
Before you post . Do some research.
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I have already seen this film and I stand by my comments.
I have also seen him LIVE and I still stand by my comments.
That's cool. I will trust the guys who have been evaluating defensive talent for years and getting paid to do so. You know guys like Mattison and Hoke.
You really are an idiot.
Fickel and Vrabel are good recruiters? Those two almost lost a lifelong Buckeye fan and long time commit to their arch rival. Also just because you have 3 former head coaches on you staff doesn't make them good recruiters.
Fair enough. And I will trust those that have been evaluating talent for years and have also seen this kid play for years. You know, since he is in our back yard. Guys like Fickell...Hell, even Heacock, Johnson and Tressel.
Fickell? Really? I wouldn't trust that guy as far as football is concerned.
They've proved so much, you know, going 6-7 in a season.
Noah Spence, Reeves, Adolphus Washington, Jamaal Marcus, Cameron Burrows, David Perkins, Kyle Dodson, Jalin Marshall (just to name a few) are among the players that have said Vrabel, Fickel and Withers were their main recruiters. I am not denying the name Urban Meyer isn't HUGE in recruiting. Just saying that Meyer has said multiple times that in order to be on the OSU staff, they have to be good recruiters.
And yes, 3 HC on a staff is a very BIG advantage!
You're right, why trust a guy who has been a big part of OSU defenses being in the top 10 every year??
I give Tressel the credit for that. Fickel was just riding his coat tails.
I will say that
A. you guys just got pass rush DE last year so you would only spring for top level recruits.
B. The previous staffs would only seem to offer top level talent then wait to offer lower players. At the time you could only get the players you got because of the scandal.
C. Urban has you guys looking nationally so there will be plenty of good players you don't offer in Ohio.
D. From reports Taco is very raw and will need to be worked with but his ceiling is very high.
Say what you will, but this is a very good pickup.
If they lost out on Adolphus, Cam, and Jalin they should be fired, seriously huge Buckeye leans. The others were connected to Urban only. Spence, Reeves, and Dodson wouldn't have even considered OSU without Urban being hired. Actually it is pathetic that they even lost Dodson to Wisconsin in the first place, he was a life long Buckeye fan.
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