November 30th, 2011 at 11:48 AM ^

Meyer, I'm sure, could find a way to make Braxton Miller and Dunn work.  Power inside runs, veer, whatever.  You don't win 2 MNC's and then say "Dunn and Miller...geez, how does that even work?"  And after he gets his Percy Harvin then he'll have Miller, Dunn, and Percy Harvin Clone.  (Fuck!!)  I'm sure he will find a way.  I just hope Dunn likes what he hears on our side more than what he hears from Urban and Co.  Either that or he saw Pipkins on Saturday and decided he wants to live to see 21.


November 30th, 2011 at 12:06 PM ^

I would love for Dunn to come to Michigan.  But all this talk of Meyer not knowing how to use Dunn is turtle poop.  Good coaches will adjust to maximize the talent of their players.  At Florida Tebow just happened to be the best RB.  I am sure if Meyer had a Peterson type back, he would have made use of him.  Tebow just happened to be able to be the power guy from the QB position.

A power back can do just fine in the spread.  Dunn is pretty much a Beanie Wells type back.  Wells did just fine in a Troy Smith led spread.  If Tressel can do it, Meyer will figure it out.   So the question to me is how stubborn is Dunn in insisting he does not want to play in an offense that is publically a spread. 


Spontaneous Co…

November 30th, 2011 at 2:00 PM ^

Very few people are saying Meyer wouldn't know how to use Dunn.  Most, including me, based on recent history, are saying Meyer will choose not to use Dunn like Michigan will.  That isn't because Meyer can't figure out how to, it is because Meyer's preferred system, which has been extremely successful for him, spreads the carries between a QB, a scat back, a WR/ATH and, a traditional back.  The longer he has been at a place the more spread out teh workload has become. 

I don't think Meyer will deviate from that blueprint.  Why would he?  Dunn will gets lots of carries at OSU and there is nothing about going to OSU that would prevent him from making it in the NFL.  However, if Dunn feels he is the best, then he has a better opportunity to prove that at Michigan, while running an offense that will better prepare him for his future as an NFL tailback.  Given those two scenarios, the logical choice is Michigan.  Fighting that logical choice is his clear emotional attachment to a team and school he grew up loving.  What will he do?  Who knows.  Michigan gives him a better chance for more carries, more yards, more TD's, more individual recognition, and, hopefully, more wins!


November 30th, 2011 at 12:14 PM ^

the efforts to recruit Dunn?  Before Fitz started putting in 100+ yard games, Dunn might have perceived a chance to come in and start right away.  Now he might perceive Fitz as blocking him for two years.  On the other hand, Herron is gone at Ohio and he might perceive an opening right away, especially if he buys Urban's cock and bull story.


November 30th, 2011 at 12:46 PM ^

As long as he wouldn't be opposed to it he could RS and only have one year of Fitz potentially being ahead of him on the depth chart. With our depth at RB next year we could RS and still be ok there.

Other wise Hoke and Co. have made it clear that if you come in a win your position it doesn't matter who was ahead of you. Every spot in earned not given every week.


November 30th, 2011 at 12:42 PM ^

Warren Ball is also committed to Ohio State and seems to be much more solid than Dunn. Furthermore, he seems to have a similar build. Does anyone know what they're recruiting him for? Doesn't the fact that they already have a good four star running back sort of emphasize the fact that this might more of a publicity thing than anything else? 

It just seems like OSU can do without Dunn with what they have. I do think letting Dunn go to a rival has a lot to do with it, but it doesn't seem like a necessary move on the surface (beyond the rival/publicity aspects).

True Blue Grit

November 30th, 2011 at 12:46 PM ^

be willing to let Dunn go if it's obvious Dunn just doesn't want to play there because it would free up a scholarship that Meyer could give to a player that fits his offense better.   So, I don't think this is necessarily an "all or nothing" recruiting battle from Ohio's perspective. 


November 30th, 2011 at 1:30 PM ^

Can't post my own stuff, so I thought it kind of fit here.  If I'm reading this right, it looks like OSU just took the top spot for Noah Spence.



 Urban Meyer on line 1 bro. Scarlet and Grey would look amazing on you!
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