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Might happen given the cluster eff that is our wr recruiting.
I posit we should go this route than flailing around trying to get kids to visit at this late date.
Can the grab bagging.
Bend over and accept it and go balls out next year.
Stud frosh wr's can play asap.
So to that extent a '14 WR can help asap.
We will be fine next year (barring a rash of injuries).
Philly, Smith, Spencer, Thomas, Marshall and Roby.
This post was edited by cdiddy70 18 months ago
Nope , too valuable to the defense to risk getting injured bs'ing around on offense.
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If this happens, the staff would have to be super confident with the frosh corners to possibly pick up some slack quickly. On the other hand, not such a bad idea as we're paper thin at wide receiver right now. When you're talking about 4 and 5 receiver sets, doesn't leave a whole lot of guys left on the bench. I think next season the offense will need to be more TE/H-Back/wingback focused until the staff gets the elite wideout(s) they covet. Seems the ones currently on the roster are too unreliable at this point and Urban obviously isn't the biggest fan of them or the staff wouldn't be going after a split end as hard as they've been for this class. Being that the receiving corps is still pretty young.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NJJ0711 18 months ago
"Nope , too valuable to the defense to risk getting injured bs'ing around on offense."
The same could be said for Gamble.
Urban doesn't strike me as the type to mitigate risk in this manner.
I'm talking about maybe 10-15 plays a game on offense.
It would be an issue except we have gone 0 for 25 on true WR prospects.
If I were Meyer I had would have speaks with Zach (Spalding) Smith.
He needs to be put on notice.
To quote Tom Berenger from the horrible ESPN movie on Bear Bryant - "I don't care who your grandpa was".
Thanks, I have thought this since the end of the season. Maybe Urban Meyer put that in his pitch to get Roby to stay. Replace special teams reps with WR reps and who knows the possibilities.
I'll challenge the premise our WR recruiting has a problem. We are in on a lot of great prospects who are NOT "plan B" guys.
Any WR problem we have is from the previous coaching staff failing to bring in elite skill position players the past few years at WR. None of WRs last year were offered by Meyer (Epitropoulous, Thomas, & Southward). He missed on Diggs. This is Meyer's first WR recruiting class.
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We only have roby for one more season, he was recruited as a wr! Put him on the other teams best player the whole game, and give him some snaps at wr ala charles woodson! Roby for heisman!!!!!! Worst case scenario the other teams best wr exposing him, and we convince him he should stay for a senior season...god forbid any injury...
That's what I was thinking.
We may have lost the battle......but not the war.
I just don't see the point, Diddy. Next year is going to be Roby's last year and at best he would be 5th on the depth chart behind Smith, Brown, Spencer and Thomas. A guy with one year left in the program isn't going to solve any problems created by recruiting.
WRs and Smith are Diddy's new crusade, just like LB and Mitchell were a few months ago..
Funny how LB and Mitchell worked out
OSU had a dearth of WRs in 2002 and Gamble was needed opposite Jenkins. Plus OSU had another good/great CB in Fox on the field.
This year that imbalance is opposite. Rather than talking about Roby on offense, the staff will want at least one of their potential incoming WRs (Jacobs, Conley) focusing on D.
If Spencer or Philly could double as a CB - that would be the answer.
IMO, Roby will can help us win all 14 games next year as a lock-down corner.
Ask yourselves how many games he can help us win playing part-time wide receiver.
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