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no wonder you guys keep signing these top classes. Why else would recruits go to Cbus....
BTW It's awesome to have these conversations with you buckeyes who come in peace to give your take on the situation and talk football. Reminds me of being back home where I'm surrounded with friendly buckeyes fans. Good work fellas.
Dude, I'm from Lexington, same as you, what do you expect? We're just good, hard working, down to earth "folk"....
This post was edited by RoboBuckeye 18 months ago
Im not arguing your A and B points, but the point of a recruit is not to have these what if clauses/excuses. A recruit should be able to provide depth and play making ability to the team now and into the future, if you resort to either A or B, you missed a golden opportunity to make your team immediately better, and will have to wait for the person who takes his scholarship to pan out, which they might not, which contributes even more to the initial loss in the first place.
Not just that he wasn't happy. Dude was one more surgery away from having robot knees -- never really got a chance to see what he could contribute.
The LB that left basically shattered his ankle in HS and Tress honored his scholarship. He's never been the same and has basically been hurt ever since.
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
I'm not arguing with you either, I'm just saying guys leave for any number of reasons. Yeah, sometimes it sucks when it's a position you're thin, but it happens. There is no chance that every recruit that comes in will contribute or stay 4/5 years. Just nature of the beast. But my point is if they weren't going to contribute, then it really doesn't bother me that they chose to leave. If we bring someone else in and they don't contribute, it's a wash...if they do contribute then it's a win...there is no loss in this instance since they were not in contention to get on the field.
In my defense, even if Braxton decided to leave, I'd wish him well. These are 18=22 year olds, they don't define my life. I love my Buckeyes, but I don't wrap my hopes and dreams around their success. Some act like their favorite team is the most important thing in their life and act like total psycho's over them. I'm not one of those fans.
LOL I worked in Lex for 5 years I built the new court houses, the addition to UK Hospital as well as the ped-way across rose to the other building we done, also built plenty on UK campus like the library
I lived in Georgetown behind Scott Co. High, coach Cronin recruited my son while he was still in little league football, Scott Co likes football ;)
Lexington, OH.....my bad
very small rural town about 45 minutes north of "The Shoe"....
Michigan addressed their only recruiting weakspot today... will the cockeyes be able to?
Couldn't agree more haha!
Looking at the recruiting list, rankings, etc. I think the BUCKEYES will be very happy come NSD.
As for our OL, we don't have a weak OL....evidenced by the rushing yardage we averaged per game. All of our OL are back except for the converted TE that played RT. Now, if we have a bunch of injuries next season, we could be in a bit of trouble, but what team wouldn't be? Same could be said for some of UM's positions as well. What if DGard goes down? What if Braxton goes down? I like our OL, and it is a priority for 2014 as we already have one commit and Trout is said to be a very heavy OSU lean. I look for us to take 5 OL in 2014, so I'm not too concerned. Our actual weakness was at WR/Slot, which we have a couple promising playmakers coming in, if they pan out they could be great. It's a crapshoot.
How many spots do you have in the class for 2014? Will 5 OL end up being a quarter or more of your class?
This post was edited by Wolverines89 18 months ago
It's tough to say...This year we thought we'd have 20 max but then with transfers, NFL EE, etc there's no way to know that number this far off. I am guessing we take 4 or 5 OL and 4 LB next year. So almost half could be taken up by those two positions.
I'd figure he'd redshirt.
Now that we have Derrick Green in the fold and it's hard to argue against our future bowling ball of an offense, the bucknuts are now saying Hoke is neglecting to recruit on the defensive side of the ball . They're in for a surprise.
BUMP for Dan Skipper going to Arkansas
HAHAHAHAHAHA! They didn't want him anyway...
1) "The kid doesn't start for his own HS Team"
2) "We're saving all the OL schollies for 2014 Class"
3) "We're recruiting for speed on the OL...doesn't fit our needs right now"
Take your pick!
We got Bielema-d!
Add in Cam Hunt as well, apparently he's down to Oregon & Cal -- he was a long-shot, though. UM got Magnuson last year, OSU got Baugh this year, but doesn't seem like the B1G recruits the West Coast very well. Not making excuses, I would have liked him on the team, Skipper as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see OSU take a minimum of 5 OL in the 2014 class (got Jones, just offered Trout, wouldn't be surprised to see a few mid-range 3* OL in the class next year just to fill things out).
This post was edited by dukeluke 18 months ago
Did I just witness a Buckeye owning up to Meyer getting scraps at OL? Holy shhhh.... /thread.
Nobody on this board can define the word regression.... but it sure gets used a lot.
Not really a big surprise....The OL coach at Tennessee, where he was committed, went to Arkansas to join BB's staff. So the kid committed to the coach again. Would have liked to have had him at tOSU, but he made his choice, good luck to him, no hard feelings.
This is why dukeluke is by far the best Bucknut who posts over here. The guy is realistic and never starts shit.
Dukeluke, please keep returning to this board, we like you.
Much appreciated! I don't come over here to start things, I just like to come here and talk shop with some rational people. Besides, one of my older brothers is the biggest Michigan fan in the world--we get all of our OSU/Michigan angst out on each other hahah.
Not to mention, Ann Arbor has my single favorite place to eat in the entire world: Zingerman's. My personal theory is that Michigan brings 2*, 140lb WRs to town, and by the end of their visit they've eaten their way up to a 5* 300lb OL. So I could never hate on the University of Michigan or the Ann Arbor area in general.
I'm currently eating a Zingerman's sandwich, not to make you jealous or anything.
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