Per all social media, Curtis Samuel (when originally thought to perhaps be cooling on the Buckeyes) has made a regrettable decision in going to Columbus...
Moves Ohio up to #2 in the 247 Team Rankings.
It's good to see those Tressel sanctions really kicking in.
But yeah, OSU is a big brand and will continue to bring in top players. This also goes to show that if you are not OSU or UM, your recruiting efforts might not amount to much.
But if Gordon Gee hadn't self imposed a bowl ban, they would've been in the BCS Title game instead of Notre Dame and they would've DESTROYED Bama cause Urban is GOD and Braxton is his JESUS!!
I presume you are being a bit facetious, but there was 0% chance that OSU was going to play in the bowl game. I actually do think they would have probably lost a game or two last year had they been playing "for real", just because that sense of "unfairness" and the bowl ban was probably used as a motivational ploy at least once.
I think their record last year had more to do with bad refereeing, blind luck, and a soft schedule. Oh, and the second half of The Game. /twitch
I was. They would not have gotten in over ND, bowl ban or no. ND had just as many lucky breaks, but they played a tougher schedule.
They would have played Notre Dame in the BCS Title game. Let's not forget that after Bama lost to A&M, they were considered shit outta luck, since they would have to leapfrog ND, Oregon, and Kansas State. Luckily for Bama, Baylor and Stanford helped them out. If OSU was eligible though, and rebeat Nebraska in the BTCG, we would have had a ND-OSU title game
we would have had a ND-OSU title game
Agree ... and that would have been an interesting game ... certainly a more competitive game than Alabama vs. Notre Dame.
That said, I truly enjoyed watching Notre Dame get toyed with by Alabama in that game.
Winner of ND-OSU? Not sure ... I lean Notre Dame on that.
You do know they didn't self impose the bowl ban right? The NCAA imposed the ban.
No, the NCAA accepted their self-imposed penalties. Had they chosen to take their bowl ban during the 2011 season, they would have been fine last year
They're always gonna get good athletes. The real battle is in the trenches, and we're winning it on the recruiting trail.
Kid looks alot like Gucci Mane, minus the face tats.
Lot. Two words.
I'm cool with it...
Our 2014 WR are 6'3, 6'3, 6'4
Ohio's are 5'11, 6'0
We can be Bama, they can be Florida.
Also I can't wait until the SEC is no longer the dominant conference.
You are likely going to have to wait awhile. Michigan and Ohio State will be able to compete with the top SEC teams soon, but the rest of the Big Ten is not going to be so good. The rest of the Big Ten is just not recruiting like even bottom-of-the-pack SEC teams.
I think we need to be careful not to sound so arrogant about how us and ohio are going to be so head and shoulders above everyone else in the conference, le me site a few reasons why:
- It's not good for the conference on a competitive level to have 2 great teams and some decent ones and then a bunch of crap ones.
- because if that did happen, our conference bowl record will amount to suckage, not good perception-wise.
- PSU is gonna be just fine if O'Brien stays on as coach, they might have a couple of lean years and go 7-5 or something, but make no mistake, that guy is a good coach and they will be tough to play.
- MSU, I think is a much better program right now than many of us want to give credit to. They get mostly 3 star guys and some 4 stars here and there and find 2 star gems like LeVeon Bell.
-Wisconson, I think hired a coach who will be better than Bielema, Alvarez is still there and that's what matters, I think they will be fine.
- Nebraska is a historic power, you really think they'll be a crappy, middling program for any long period of time?
- I think Northwestern is becoming a really solid program that's been competing well for going on almost 20 years now really.
-Iowa has had some super successful seasons every few years and they will again, no matter how many disappointing seaons they may have in between.
- Purdue has had good seasons every once in a while, like the Drew Brees years, I think this Hazell guy will turn out to be a good coach.
-Because the east division will be stacked at the top, I think that will allow the west divison teams to have a decent chance of flourishing and selling recruits on the chance to face a Mich. or ohio or Penn St. in the BTCG.
-You have other programs that will hit a jackpot here or there,
Have at it, what do you guys think here.
O'Brien is excellent. If he stays, PSU will be at UM/OSU level, and that will be one tough division. Rutgers could be significant as the local B1G school for northeast talent, already showing some recruiting ability.
I agree about the West. The B1G was smart in how they comprised the divisions, because a few of those West teams will step up and fill the power void in that division. I think Northwestern is one of those teams. This is the perfect storm for them, with what should be a good season coming up, which will continue to bolster their recruiting. I don't know what their facilities are like, but if they ever decide to spend some of that endowment money to make them top-notch, they have a very attractive package to offer - academics, location, recent success, and legit shot at CCG every year.
Wisconsin will be intriguing - and I think successful.
Nebraska won't stomach many more good but not great seasons under Pelini, and I think that's exactly what he'll continue. If they bring in the right guy, then watch out for them.
I tend to be an optimist, but really do think the B1G will have 6 (give or take) excellent to very good programs (2-3 in each division) by the time PSU clears their sanctions (I realize it will be a few years after their penalties end to reach full strength).
Won't happen overnight, but it's going to happen.
From dusk till dawn?
in Huntsville on a lake tonight. I dig your country.
to be unaffected by gravity - amazing
That's because they aren't natural...at least I don't think they are. Let me study the gif some more and get back to you.
They're real, and they're spectacular.
what recruits they get more into what crimes they will commit once they arrive.
Less about recruits, more about the crimes. Well said.
They'll get their guys and we'll get ours.
How does this affect our recruitment of Erick Smith? ohio has a small class this year and they could be full at the safety position.
And not a fuck was given. We will just put Peppers on him. The proper seasoning.
Why is this .gif so short?!
Perhaps you could google a longer one.
Not much of an illustrious history of producing college football players. This doesn't mean Samuel still can't be great though. When was the last time NYC produced an All-American?
Jamal Mashburn. Oh wait, you meant football.
Mike Hart is from NY. He was somewhat productive during his college career. Just a little.
Mike Hart is from Syracuse, which is about as close to NYC as Washington D.C.
I'm not saying Samuel won't the next Percy Harvin (which is what every single ATH Ohio recruit thinks these days). I'm just saying that NYC in the past hasn't produced reliable All-American-caliber college football players.
Good grief. Another burner for the dark side.
Osu's planned offense will consist of one center and QB and 9 WRs.
I like your thinking...
Kid is fast but he will get broken quickly if they try to use him like Harvin. Harvin was well put together top to bottom allowing him to take and even deliver hits. This kid can run but he is top heavy. If they want to destroy the kid they will use him like Harvin, if they want him to be productive they will use him like Curtis Samuel.
I should add that Meyer taking credit for Harvin is like a paleontologist taking credit for the dinosaurs. If Harvin was a nobody who flourished under his tutelage it'd be a credit to Meyer. But Percy Harvin was going to do what Percy Harvin does in any system. I'm rather confident he was the top skill position player BEFORE he played for Meyer.