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|9 weeks 16 hours ago||I don't think it's||
I don't think it's gamesmanship or lazy recruiting on anyone's part. OSU had him high on their boards, even if his commitment this early may be a little surprising. As for Harbaugh, I think it's clear he's expanding to a more national recrutiing style that doesn't permit taking every in-state kid this early in the process. As has been stated, he's right across the street if either he or UM change their minds.
|52 weeks 14 hours ago||I'm not sure about "the||
I'm not sure about "the Michigan difference" as it was a Michigan player who committed the crime, but you are 100% correct in that I cannot imagine seeing this article on a Buckeye website (for a Buckeye player, obviously).
|1 year 1 week ago||I thought Harbaugh looked||
I thought Harbaugh looked good; authoritative and passionate.
Winston would scare the shit out of me if I had him high on my board. He seems incapable of honesty.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||And if you conducted a||
And if you conducted a survey, you'd find that an overwhelming majority of Buckeye fans hate those three dumbshits above you.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I'd be surprised if OSU would||
I'd be surprised if OSU would not grant Weber his release if he makes it known that he wants out. It's already been a public relations hit for them. If it's smoothed over and he stays, the story will inevitably die down. Were the Buckeyes to put up a fight in the face of Weber wanting out, that would be more costly than just the loss of a top recruit. I haven't heard that he wants out, but, you know, the story is all of 30 hours old and pretty shy on any real statements.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Union Pizza is great,||
Union Pizza is great, especially if you want one destination after game for great pizza and small plates and good beer list. Edzo's, as noted above.
On your way out of game, try Bat 17 for late games, beers, good bar food. Most resembles a college bar with real atmosphere in Evanston.
Found is also very good. It's not the most sports-friendly place in town, but good food, bar, drinks, etc. Right next to Dave's Italian Kitchen. For chi-chi, go to Boltwood. Publican alum with very good food. Might be underdressed, but fuck it, who cares.
On your way south to Chicago, both Ward 8 and Peckish Pig on Howard are great places.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I think Bama (and their||
I think Bama (and their media) would be crowing a bit more if Hand was "blown away" by his visit to Tuscaloosa. I think, as noted earlier, that he's just a kid who is a bit more confident about the whole process and doesn't need to send out the obligatory "best visit" tweets just because some school was showing him love.
I actually thought his Columbus visit was kind of funny; the rivalry needs some kids like Hand, Pipkins, and Bosa who like to stir it up. Not too many, though.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||As a Buckeye fan and 11W||
As a Buckeye fan and 11W frequenter, it would be worse than Webb (who is a stud, but not in-state, though the pipeline connection is there). My question about this would be that Smith and Lattimore are a long-rumored package deal. I don't know UM's space or needs at safety. Do you take Smith to get Lattimore? This is a question, I guess, that both coaching staffs are asking themselves.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Rankings vary, obviously, but||
Rankings vary, obviously, but so far only Sam Hubbard and Dylan Thompson are 3*s on more than one site if I'm not mistaken. I'm guessing Meyer and staff feel like they'll be 4*s when all is said and done. Again, depends on which site you're using.
EDIT: just noticed the Rivals rankings. As with above, I'm guessing they're hoping they move up through camps and next fall.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Interesting that this seemed||
Interesting that this seemed a clear case of Meyer going after a kid who seemed all Blue at various points. Wonder if the fact that he's from St. Ignatius is as important as his skill. He seemed like the odd man out for Buckeyes with the other guys we were eyeballing. As previous posts have noted, though, has to be hard to focus on this with a natty in the mix.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||He will rise rapidly after||
He will rise rapidly after camps. Special player. Woodson comparison is always daunting, but maybe Jalen Ramsey in this year's class. Just more athletic than anybody he locks down on. That would be a big get.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Flavor of the Month?||
Flavor of the Month? Seriously? Florida's Sugar Bowl team was represented by that "fall off" this year.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Hand's recruitment may make||
Hand's recruitment may make Nkemdiche's look pedestrian. He's clearly the Dude in this class (all apologies to Jeff Bridges).
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Pretty good analysis of||
Pretty good analysis of Meyer's strategy and, yes, Ohio kids are noticing and being passed over or slow-played has hurt some feelings of players at traditionally pipeline programs (e.g. Cardinal-Mooney, Trotwood, Glenville). It's a gamble for sure. That said, this will not be a top year for Ohio talent, so look for both Meyer and Hoke to zero in on the top talent (Ferns, Dante Booker) and move on. In this sense, MSU and other B1G schools should do well, though talent will probably be more of 3*-level (for those that swear by stars). As has been said here and elsewhere, it's very early and UM will get theirs.