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  1. 9 hours ago, dodsworth said:

    Urban Meyer is an elite coach with 3 national titles at 2 different college programs.

    That takes recruiting, coaching players up and getting everyone on the same page

    to win it all. Things will change at OSU as it did in Florida after Urban left.

    Guys like him don't grow on trees.


    OSU will always recruit talented players but will they have the mindset and attitude

    that Ballard and his staff covet in the years to come? Time will tell.


    Urban is without a doubt one of the best all time, but that program is more than Urban. The system in place and the coaches who took over are leagues better than what Florida was left with once Urban left.


    OSU has one of the great offensive minds as a HC and fully retooled coaching staff on defense, which has been desperately needed. Urban will still be in the background since he's the Asst. AD at OSU, so it's not like he's completely gone, but I look for Ryan Day to rejuvenate the team and keep them at the top like they have been. 


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  2. 1 hour ago, jvan1973 said:

    Highly doubtful the recruiting is as good until the new guy proves himself

    This coaching staff, as a whole, is the strongest it's been since 2014. The top QB recruit from 2017 just transferred in, Ryan Day and the rest of the staff will be fine. Trust me, there are a lot of Buckeye guys like me who felt it was time for Urban to move on. Ohio State won't be leaving the light/top any time soon. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:

    I thought this was interesting and wonder if it will be a thing moving forward in future drafts.


    Chris Ballards' first draft pick was an Ohio State Buckeye (Malik Hooker).  In his two subsequent drafts, he drafted a Buckeye in the second round (Tyquan Lewis and Parris Campbell).  Ballard has drafted a Buckeye every year as a GM, invested fairly high draft-capital in Buckeyes, and his very first draft pick was a Buckeye.  :thinking:


    Will this trend continue in future drafts?  It is obviously a testament to the talent that Ohio State keeps churning out year after year.


    I'm good with it! I'm pretty sure it won't happen since I believe we'll be picking at the bottom of round 1 again, and the foreseeable future, but Chase Young would be an EXCELLENT addition. If he expands on what he did last year, he'll easily be a top-10, probably top-5, pick, so again he's probably not going to be in play for us. 

  4. On 5/1/2019 at 9:27 PM, rock8591 said:



    Pick screams Vernon Gholston all the way.


    In Gholstons defense, he went to the worst scheme possible, especially with the limited football experience he had. Up until he got drafted he only had 4 years of football experience. I know Rex Ryan wanted to keep him away from the Patriots, and as much as it sucks to say this, but I wish Vernon would have went to New England instead because I have no doubts his career would have been better. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, SouthernIndianaNDFan said:


    I can respect that. I saw him several times at ND, but not last year. Interesting that he's making some changes to the physique. 


    I'm guessing he figured he didn't need to carry the little bit of extra weight up top that he had last year. He still looks 315-320'ish, but he looks healthier if that makes sense. 

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  6. 6 minutes ago, SouthernIndianaNDFan said:


    That's awesome man! I'm a huge Irish fan...I would've made an as* out of myself haha. "Can I get an autograph!" (In my Chris Farley voice)


    Yea I don't bother the guys when they are out. I grew up being around professional athletes/race car drivers due to family ties, but I get the temptation at wanting to talk to them. I've not seen him in person before ( I didn't get to a game last year) but he is as big as advertised.

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  7. 20 minutes ago, Scott Pennock said:

    I've read a time or two now that some pundits "think" that our first 4 picks could start for us this year.


    So Rock at CB over whom? Desir, Wilson or Moore?


    Banogu is easy as he'll likely be the SAM and a designated rusher.


    Okereke would likely have to beat out Walker for the MIKE position, which he comes in as a higher pick and better measurables, but, can he call the defense?


    Campbell is easy as well as he'll likely start as the slot receiver on day one.


    If this happens and makes any of Desir, Wilson, Moore II, Adams or Walker back-up/depth pieces then we're in great shape defensively in my opinion!


    Additionally, the 8 position players that were drafted the average RAS Score is 8.225. That is amazing athletic ability added across the board!


    Just thinking about this... Since DL already has a year in the system, do you think it's possible they move him to MIKE, and let him call the defense, and give Okereke the WILL spot? I think Darius could be a heckuva MIKE in our system too. 

  8. On 4/26/2019 at 10:34 PM, ColtsBlueFL said:


    Nah... when you identify a guy (double for QB/s) you want, you get him when your pick comes up. Nothing worse than bypassing that pick for another flashy guy, then waiting and watching as another team snipes him just before your "next" pick.


    He won't sit 3 years though, unless Eli sips from the fountain of youth...


    But watching Eli for at least one year is invaluable...


    Scary to think they could have had Josh Allen and Jones. All I can say is I hope it works out for them, but I don't see Jones replicating Eli, let alone Peyton's career. Regardless if he's had Cutliffe as his teacher/mentor/tutor etc.. he's still so far behind, in my opinion, where Peyton and Eli were at this stage in their life/career as a QB. The kid does seem to have a good head on his shoulders and looks to be a very humble individual but he's going to have to grow extremely fast in order to fill the shoes that Eli is going to leave him and what the Giants, and fans, will expect of him.

  9. 12 hours ago, Irish YJ said:


    Urbs O works, so I can't criticize from a game perspective, but we hear often come draft time how hard OSU's WRs are to grade and project. Regarding Parris, it's not so much that his route tree was limited, it was how much it was limited. 


    Urban liked the JT/Tebow style QB's because that fit his run first/pass option offense, but Haskins completely wiped that scheme away. Day was handed the reigns and the only input from Urban last year was the way they ran the ball, however they couldn't, even with the OL being built to. They were that bad in both run and pass blocking. They were down 1000 yards rushing from 2017 with the transition from Barrett to Haskins.


    To emphasize more on the bolded, because we haven't had a true passing QB since Troy Smith. Cardale gave us a small sample size, but they ruined it the following year with how they played both him and JT. If Michael Thomas had been able to play with Haskins last year, holy sh, he would have been far and away the best WR on the board. Hopefully now with Day at the helm we'll start seeing more traditional passers who have running ability (Justin Fields is going to fit Days scheme perfect) instead of limited passers who can run. 

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  10. 10 hours ago, Calmack said:

    One thing bothers me. Why didn't they target him on go routes? With his speed...... They didn't even try.. Odd 


    Haskins was still green as a QB. They wanted Paris as a safety valve for Haskins.  They ran deep/intermediate routes all the time with Victor, Hill, Mack, and McLaurin, but again, if those guys weren't open Haskins ALWAYS knew where Paris was and used him a ton, obviously. Also, this past year was one of the worst I could remember in terms of OL talent. They couldn't run block at all, again the worst I've seen in a long time, and Haskins had to learn real quick, once they started playing the better defensive teams, that he couldn't hold on to the ball because the OL just couldn't hold up long enough to allow deep plays to develop. They would use the screen game and short game to help open the long game. 


    4 hours ago, HarryTheCat said:

    I didn't watch much Ohio State football, but was this more of a problem with Haskins' accuracy on those routes? 


    His accuracy deep was underrated, however as I mentioned above, he just didn't have the time to allow those plays to develop due to the OL. Ryan Day was fantastic at scheming against teams whether they wanted to play zone or man against them. Crossing patterns and screens were their bread and butter because all their WR's are speed guys. They really didn't need to throw deep anyways because any of the 6 WR's they had playing could beat anyone in the open field. It was scary how athletic that WR group was and we have 4 of the 6 returning this year. 


    4 hours ago, lollygagger8 said:


    I've read and heard people saying that he was misused @ Ohio State. 


    He wasn't. Day knew what he was doing, it's why he's now the HC of OSU. People who say that probably don't understand how bad that OSU OL was. Seriously, as long as I've been a fan, it was probably one of the worst groups I've seen play in a long time. They couldn't run block to save their lives, when that's what they were specifically built for, and then to FINALLY have a great passing QB - to which we haven't had since Troy Smith - they couldn't pass block either. Campbell was a safety valve for Haskins and Day made sure to help Haskins because of the deficiencies up front. McLaurin, Victor, Hill all got to eat too because of Campbell doing all of the underneath work. 

  11. 5 hours ago, Irish YJ said:


    I saw this too and got me hyped. I still can't understand why Urbs didn't give him more deep shots. I know they had other speed options, but this kid has serious wheels.


    Why? Our O-line was garbage. Probably the worst in Urban's time at OSU and probably one of the worst at running the ball too. Ryan absolutely loved crossing patterns over the middle of the field while having a guy like McLaurin, Mack, or Victor stretch the field deep. Haskin's reads were deep and in, and normally the short read was the norm because no zone nor man coverage could limit the crossing patterns. They would hit those a handful of times and start getting the safety's to cheat up and that's where they would catch them deep. Again our OL just couldn't hold up to the to the long developing plays so they had to use the short passing game to open everything else up and Paris just feasted. I'm going to miss watching Haskins and those guys this year. It's amazing they went 12-1 last year with how many deficiencies they had on the OL and the back 7 on D. 

  12. 1 hour ago, FirsTime said:

    I would love to see where everyone's head is at for the 53 man depth chart for week one. I know it's early just for fun too see what everyone is thinking while the draft is still fresh. Don't worry about the practice squad unless you want too. 


    QB - Luck, Brissett 

    RB - Mack, Hines, Wilkens

    WR - Hilton, Campbell*, Pascal

    TE - Doyle, Ali-Cox

    LT - Costanzo, Clark

    LG - Nelson, Patterson*

    C - Kelly, Boehm

    RG - Glowinski, Haeg

    RT - Smith, Barton*

    TE - Ebron, Hentges*

    WR - Funchess, Cain, Rogers


    DE - Houston, Ward 

    DT - Autry, Lewis, Thompson*

    NT - Hunt, Stewart

    DE - Sheard, Turay

    SAM - Banogu*, Adams 

    MLB - Walker, Okereke*

    WLB - Leonard, Speed*

    CB- Desir, Tell*

    FS - Hooker, Farley, 

    SS - Geathers, Willis*, Kindred

    CB(slot) - Moore

    CB -Ya Sin*, Wilson


    K - Grandpa Vinny 

    P - Sanchez

    LS - Rhodes


    Format if you want to copy paste:


    QB - 

    RB - 

    WR - 

    TE - 

    LT - 

    LG - 

    C - 

    RG - 

    RT - 

    TE - 

    WR - 


    DE - 

    DT - 

    NT - 

    DE - 

    SAM - 

    MLB - 

    WLB - 

    CB - 

    FS - 

    SS - 

    CB(slot) - 

    CB - 


    K - 

    P - 

    LS - 


    Ward is not a DE, he's a 3T in our system.

  13. 3 hours ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:

    Gruden trades away Mack and Cooper to have three picks in the 1st round.


    Mayock selects Ferrell, Jacobs, and Abram.


    Good moves?  Bad moves?  A wash?  Jury is out?


    I just shook my head when they took Ferrell over Allen. Don't get me wrong, I believe Ferrell will be good, but I think Allen is going to have a better NFL career and that SOB is in our division haha 

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  14. 1 minute ago, chad72 said:


    I'd take Denver's 2nd and 3rd over Miami's 2nd and 3rd for sure. :) 


    Every year, good players drop out of Round 1, happens all the time!!! So, having more 2nd and 3rd rounders on Day 2 is a consistent luxury, IMO.

    5 picks today would be fantastic

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