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It's ok, it's a Michigan board so what are you supposed to do? No worries, our "lack" of an OL last year worked out pretty well. Our fanbases will talk about anything we can about the other to make us feel better. As it turns out, it's all fun, hell, why be rivals if we can't talk a little junk back and forth.
First of all, I think its awesome a thread can go 60+ pages, lol.
I guess its only natural for Buckeye fans to embrace their current coaches strategy but I would prefer Hoke's strategy even if I weren't a U of M fan. I believe it all starts (or ends quickly) at the line. Whoever controls the line controls the game. I have to give Meyer props on d-line recruiting but when it comes to the o-line he has settled for a handful of in-state four stars backed up by a bunch of three stars and converts from the d-line (hence the title scraps). People who think you can just plug any extra body into a line spot are in for a rude awakening. There's a big difference between an okay line and a really good one.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. -- Mark Twain
Honestly, the team that's won 3 of the last 4 national championships has proven that you can win a NC with a monstrous offensive line and power running game, a beastly defense, and a game manager QB who can take advantage of play-action shots downfield and can make some throws when called upon to do so. Hoke brought in the 2nd-best OL class in 2012 and the best OL class in 2013, the #1RB in the country and 2 other beasts at RB, we've got Mattison coordinating a D that was good even with RR recruits, and we've got two more years of Devin Gardner and undoubtedly more good QBs coming. I think we're in a pretty good place, and we're only getting better.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
Just to complete the story, Cameron Hunt committed to Oregon.
Cameron Hunt, the top recruit in Cal
Yep, since Finnin reaffirmed his commitment to Nebraska, that's all the 2013 OLs.
On to 2014!
Update for the first post, OSU offered Chad Mavety, a 2014 JUCO OL from NY.
Heard Ohio only offered a non-committable offer.
Hopefully Meyer and Warriner read this so they can learn a thing or 2 about the OL and how/who to recruit. "Rude awakening" haha. Just like last year the tOSU OL will be better than yours in '13. Lisle > any of your OL in this class. Boom!
Did you watch the Super Bowl? The MVP's were clearly the Ravens offensive line. Flacco had lots of time and the running back was often three yards down field before touched. Maybe the national championship game? How did the winning teams offensive line look in that game?
Also, you will notice you don't need SEC skill players(look at the skill positions for each Super Bowl team) if you have a dominate offensive line.
Good luck with your converted D-lineman
Well, if you're going by 247...
Derrick Green>anyone in your class. Boom!
not to nitpick because this conversation is silly but according to 247 he is only rated as a 95. the composite on the other hand is a different story
The Bucknut is wrong either way.
In 247's rankings, Dawson is ahead of Lisle.
In the composite, Kugler is ahead of Lisle.
We don't even need to delve into Derrick Green's rankings.
Remember, ohio withdrew the offer to DG or the other rumor or "fact around Columbus" that he was never offered.
Both OSU and UM have had great, top 5 '12 and '13 classes. Which is exactly what the B1G needs desperately. No need for weenie-measuring contests chaps.
Said with love lol.
But aren't you worried about your OL?
Do you want me to provide a link with Green him self saying his offer got pulled ?
OSU fans should be nervous about the future of the offensive line. Especially in 2014 we will only have 3 true tackles who aren't freshman.
This is college, not NFL. Quite different. Bama's D has the most to do with all of their success. Same goes for San Fran and Baltimore
You've seen that oregon offense right? Imagine if they ever had an elite D. That's going to be us. Im guessing they never knocked it out of the ballpark with their OL recruiting. Scraps in other words. Coached well though. Hello Warriner! Speaking of oregon, welcome Dontre!!! Speed, speed, speed, speed with those offensive players Urban has landed. So exciting!! Cant wait to grab Vonn Bell Wednesday
How many did we have last year? 1 that wasnt a freshman? Haha. 12-0. Ive never seen this much talk about OL in my life. Absolutely nothing to worry about. Warriner will fix any problem we have. Just like he did last year
Elite D? Are we talking about the same team that almost gave up 50 to Indiana? You've got a long ways to go before talking about an elite D, and you won't be elite with Fickell as a DC.
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