this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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- Timothy Gardner
- Mike Mitchell
- Jayme Thompson
- Frank Epitropoulos
- Jamal Marcus
- Najee Murray
- Joey O'Connor
- David Perkins
- Se'von Pittman
- Luke Roberts
- Ricquan Southward
- Noah Spence
- Blake Thomas
- Brian Bobek
- Tommy Brown
- Jeremy Cash
- Conner Crowell
- DerJuan Gambrell
- Kenny Hayes
- Ejuan Price
|1 week 22 hours ago||Win football games.||
Win football games.
|1 week 2 days ago||I believe you're thinking of||
I believe you're thinking of Reid Fragel.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||A good chunk of those players||
A good chunk of those players were guys who comitted to Luke Fickell/Jim Tressell prior to the implosion. There is always going to be a huge number of transfers when a class experiences a coaching change. Look at the fallout from Rodriguez's classes under Hoke. Quit a few of these guys, like Mike Mitchell, Jamal Marcus, Noah Spence, David Perkins, and Jeremey Cash, were blue chip players at positions of need who would have seen the field.
Gardner was arrested before he arrived on campus and never joined the eam.
Mitchell's father has a terminal illness and he asked to leave the team to be home with him and took a year off of football. He will re-enroll at Texas Tech and live at home.
Transferred after a red shirt season due to injury.
Left the team to focus on his medical degree, stayed enrolled at Ohio State.
Academically ineligible, transferred to Akron. Would have been starter in 2014 with Spence's suspension.
Suspended indefinetely for a, "violation of team rules".
Multiple knee injuries, transferred to Colorado State and quit football.
Transferred to Bowling Green, was arrested, re-transferred to ISU.
Transferred to Akron after, "off field incidents"
Transferred to Harvard(!) to focus on academics.
Left during the school year for "personal reasons", hasn't rejoined another university.
Lifetime ban from the Big 10 for two failed drugs tests for ecstacy. Likely to play for Eastern Kentucky this hyear.
Quit football after a training camp injury that left him with a high risk of paralysis.
Transferred to Minnesota.
Transferred to Akron after not earning a starting spot on the O-line.
Transferred to Duke, All-American and likely to be drafted when he leaves.
Quit football after having two microfracture knee surgeries.
Kicked off the team after arrest for assault.
Left the school, transferred to Toledo, never saw the field due to an arrest.
Asked to be let out of his LOI, never joined the team.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||The "unofficial" times they||
The "unofficial" times they announce are hand timed by someone from the NFL. The "official" times are the actual electronic timing data. Just goes to show why hand timed 40's are worthless.
If you're fast you're fast, but 100 meter dash is more sprinting mechanics at the top end of the run than the first 40 yards. Also the clock starts when the gun goes off, not when they start to move.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Gesicki was 50/50||
Gesicki was 50/50 Buckeye/Penn State, and BOB was his lead recruiter. Buckeyes still don't have a TE in this class. If there was an odd man out in their number crunch, it would be Smith. This feels like they told him his spot isn't guaranteed anymore with Gesicki back in play.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Uhhh, Frank Clark?||
Uhhh, Frank Clark?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I dream of a day we don't||
I dream of a day we don't have to sit here making bullshit moral high ground arguments to reassure each other Michigan football is still special.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I think Borges is still stuck||
I think Borges is still stuck on the pre-Walsh idea that you HAVE to run to set up the pass. No matter what.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Great. Let them more off the||
Great. Let them more off the clock before they score. This is an abortion.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Huh?||
I would hardly call the 49ers and the Seahawks shitty organizations with shitty QB's. Both made deep playoff runs when he was with them, both were thin at WR, and in both cases he failed to seperate himself from the other WR's on the roster. They aren't high passing attempt teams, but neither were the Jets when Braylon was with them on their 2009-2010 playoff runs and played pretty well. If there is something wrong, it's with Braylon.
|2 years 17 hours ago||"So, you are saying||
"So, you are saying essentially that a bouncer at a bar like you probably should judge cases of violence against women?"
No, the police should, and did in this case, and it's a rare day to see charges actually pressed unless there is some visible physical damage and we don't really have any evidence of that. No, he should have struck back at her, and no, she should not be held blameless for striking out at him in the first place.
I guess I don't care about Urban Meyer as much as everyone else on this board seems to. Trying to use case law regarding domestic violence below to justify why a prosecutor would move forward on this is so ignorant of the realities of law enforcement and the justice system I can't see this going anywhere with you, though.
|2 years 17 hours ago||Having worked security at||
Having worked security at horrible night clubs in my less fruitful years, I've probably seen this same incident play out about 5000 times. Hyde and the girl both acted like immature youths at a night club, mood altered by alcohol. She should not have slapped at him, and he should not have slapped back. I would think Hyde deserves some sort of punishment by their coaching staff, but police would not waste time with an issue like this at any club I worked at. It's not excuseable to strike at someone, but people acting like a real violent crime was committed here or, "THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN SW MICHIGAN" sound like a bunch of neck beards who haven't left mom's basement much. And this certainly didn't deserve the media attention it has received.
|2 years 2 days ago||Tom Herman, who pretty much||
Tom Herman, who pretty much everyone including Buckeye sites believe will be gone for a HC role next year.
|2 years 1 week ago||FWIW, the alleged victim in||
FWIW, the alleged victim in this case left the country on Sunday for vacation. Columbus police are saying they will release the video and any charges after they interview her upon her return. Apparently her absence has been what's keeping this thing from reaching a conclusion.
|2 years 1 week ago||Do you really think someone||
Do you really think someone should be kicked off of a team and lose their scholarship for being named a person of interest? I wouldn't want our coaches handling it differently. Suspend them from team activities until the facts are worked out.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I really hope half the people||
I really hope half the people in these threads are Ohio/MSU trolls trying to make Michgian fans look like half-wit butt hurt morons.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I can tell how many people||
I can tell how many people here have never worked with youths from the communities that college football recruits often come from.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Carlos Hyde is the best||
Carlos Hyde is the best player on Ohio's offense. Great size and speed and he hits the hole like a dump truck. He'd be a monster in a pro-style offense.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Ohio produces well over twice||
Ohio produces well over twice as many D1 recruits as Michigan year in year out, and the state is recruited heavily by all the national players. The 2/3 star players that Cincinnatti can pull in aren't guys who wind up at Ohio State. We always have been and always will be the biggest threat to pluck top Ohio recruits.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Interesting stuff in there.||
Interesting stuff in there. I'm sure everyone will feign outrage, but Gee didn't say anything that every sports writer and commentator has acknowledged as truth. The B1G isn't going to take schools of low academic standards, Maryland and Rutgers was a TV money grab, Ohio can't lock down Cinncinnatti, etc.
The only controversy is that everyone in the NCAA lives a lie that somehow college athletics are an amateur sport.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Gordon Gee for Governor of||
Gordon Gee for Governor of Ohio.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Everybody kills people,||
Everybody kills people, everybody steals, everybody has 22 drinks. You, me, everybody.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||And as others have mentioned,||
And as others have mentioned, LinkedIn has been the only social media platform I can say successfully helped my career. Facebook and Twitter are just too unprofessional by nature.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I'm an engineer and this||
I'm an engineer and this question made me feel really old.
BACK IN MY DAY (10 years ago) college sponsored career fairs are where I had the best luck picking up internships and making connections with potential employers. I work in the engineering department of a very large utility company now, and can say that 95% of the interns we hire are interviewed at college career fairs, and most of them are offered full time positions once they graduate. So really use to the full extent possible the resources at school. You're paying them, after all, for it.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||TIL that some people still||
TIL that some people still think that modern university presidents are anything other than glorified sales people and fund raisers. Wealthy donors love sports as much as the rest of us.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I blame Al Borges. Should||
I blame Al Borges. Should have ran it in.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||He's wearing a single ply||
He's wearing a single ply bench press shirt. I'm no gear expert but it looks like a Katana. Depending on how much you train in the gear, you can probably get 150-250 pounds out of one, especially if you are able to touch the bar below your sternum as he did.
It's impressive; no doubt, but the open age single ply bench press record for his weight class is north of 800. Only two people have ever bench pressed 700 pounds without a shirt in competition, Big James Henderson and Scot Mendelson. And Scot has done north of 1000 pounds with a shirt on.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Yes, all gay people are child||
Yes, all gay people are child molesters.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||The ABC story was horribly||
The ABC story was horribly written (which I assume is why they redacted it), but let's get this straight: Of the three people involved, the one who is accused of committing sexual assault is no longer on their team, one is currently on the team but appears to only be listed on the warrant to have his cell phone confiscated for evidence at this time, and the third was a recruit who did not commit to Ohio.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||There were a lot of rumors on||
There were a lot of rumors on Ohio boards that Pittman was leaving due to some off the field troubles that hadn't fully surfaced yet. It's pretty easy to connect the dots back to him. Hopefully this isn't true.