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Actually losing to State Penn this year or really any other for the conceivable future would be an unmitigated disaster. Absolutely can't lose that game. I don't even want to think about it.
I expect our offense to do well this weekend against N. However, I am very concerned their offense will have a great day against our Defense, as good as it was last week. They seem to be able to put up a lot of points in a hurry.
The Father, The Son... well, it's the
The Holy Trinity... as I see it.
Urban Meyer can allow all the Ohio Kids he wants to go to other BiG schools, provided he takes the recruits from schools like Bama, LSU, USC, Florida State, Florida and Texas. The best play for the Best ! period. We play for National Championships at Ohip State !
Nice Monday edition of Boarding House.
*Today's former player/unnamed source seems pretty much spot-on. Getting more hands on the ball (Spencer, Stoneburner) seems like it's going to be a gradual thing--Braxton is now comfortable with a primary receiver and a secondary option but nothing more. Eventually, he'll be able to figure out the best choice amongst all available downfield receivers but it's going to take time.
*One issue (risk) with the national recruiting approach versus the Ohio (Tressel) approach is whether the player evaluations will be as solid and reliable when they're from distant (out of state) sources. One (perhaps overly-simplified) example: is Urban taking more risk by recruiting a highly-touted guy like Curtis Grant (and relying too much on a few outside sources with a bias) as opposed to recruiting someone like AJ Hawk (not as high profile nationally, but you've got better developed relationships with the player's existing and opposing high school coaches to get more recruiting intelligence). My thought is that I'm always comfortable when an out-of-state recruit arrives from a place with strong high school football (FL, GA, PA, DC area and CA) but I get a little nervous when we're recruiting kids from places like MA and NC.
*Last thought--the talk about high school kids with NFL potential is kind of silly. Let's just focus on whether they'll be decent college players. Bodies change, some kids "max out" early; others are "late" bloomers. Camps and 40-times are nice, but it's still all about guys that make plays ON THE FIELD.
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