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by e0y2e3 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:55 am
by peeker643 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:56 am
e0y2e3 wrote:Oh Boy! We're HERE again!!!
by peeker643 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:05 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Truth: being bald exposes the brain to more radioactive rays emitting from the sun, making the bald man in question a function asshat.
by e0y2e3 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:12 pm
peeker643 wrote:e0y2e3 wrote:Oh Boy! We're HERE again!!!Am I being unfair or singling anyone out in this thread? I'm not trying to. AM I way out of line on what I'm saying?If I am I will apologize directly.
by danwismar » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:21 pm
by JCoz » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:45 pm
@KyleRowland Melvin Fellows and Scott McVey applied for medical hardships.
by furls » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:06 pm
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by furls » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:25 am
by neoleo » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:18 am
by JCoz » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:33 am
by danwismar » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:37 pm
neoleo wrote:Rumors popping up everywhere that Kalis is looking to visit OSU. No way can this be true, can it?
by furls » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:00 pm
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:11 pm
by danwismar » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:20 pm
by e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:21 pm
by furls » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:12 pm
by jb » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:56 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:To be fair, supposedly Kalis never fully recovered from his injury this year and probably should have shut it down per Greene.
by furls » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:28 pm
by e0y2e3 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:49 pm
by furls » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:58 pm
by e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:13 pm
by JCoz » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:28 pm
by furls » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:22 pm
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:25 pm
by jb » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:33 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:New LB slated to visit 1/27 per Greene http://ohiostate.scout.com/a.z?s=145&p= ... id=5222489
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:40 pm
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by jb » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:58 pm
by furls » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:23 pm
jb wrote:e0y2e3 wrote:You can see the turkey and stuffing on that kid from the holidays. Is he faster than Klein?
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:46 pm
by furls » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:37 pm
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:52 pm
by furls » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:08 pm
by jb » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:50 am
furls wrote:Instincts are good on Santos, and he reads plays well, he is just not the type of athlete I really wanted to see in tOSU's back seven. After this year's disaster at LB (caused in large part by a lack of athleticism at the LB position), I really wanted to see more Ryan Shazier and less Storm Klein so to speak.
by e0y2e3 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:56 am
by danwismar » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:15 pm
by e0y2e3 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:31 pm
danwismar wrote:Taylor Decker is out. Reconfirmed his commitment to ND coaches. Blame this one on Bollman and past regime. Kid always wanted to be a Buckeye. They ignored him for a year. Next.
by Bayou Tribe » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:12 pm
by e0y2e3 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:17 pm
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by furls » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:06 pm
by JCoz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:35 am
e0y2e3 wrote:Oh and Cam Williams hosted Vrable recently, will take an official to PSU on the 13th then come back to OSU with his mom so she can meet Urban. Then he'll be deciding.
by JCoz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:19 pm
A DESPERATE NEED FOR OFFENSIVE TACKLESI've been accused in the past of being biased towards Ohio State --NO! SHOCKING! The People's Champion favors the Bucks? Mind. Boggling. -- so I feel the need to say it: not all is completely hunky dory in Buckeye recruiting land right now. The potential of turning Decker could not come at a better time, because the one glaring hole in Urban's recent pillaging of elite recruits is the continued dearth of offensive tackles in this class. Sure, Kyle Dodson and Jordan Diamond visited in December and sure, we like our chances, but both players are still taking visits elsewhere with recent history of buying off recruits and neither will decide until close to National Signing Day. The only other O-Lineman visiting in January is Joey O'Connor, who most see more as a guard. Things are so bad at the position that both Reid Fragel and Darryl Baldwin are apparently switching positions this spring to give us some badly needed depth on the outside. But even with both players switching positions, that still only leaves Ohio State with ten scholarship O-Linemen this spring. It also leaves one of the tackle positions in next year's lineup up for grabs between two recent position changes, enigmatic Marcus Hall (who might be a better guard) and any true freshmen we bring in. Thanks, Bollman. How desperate is our need? Well, the Front Row last week was hit with the rumor that Buckeye boogeyman and thoroughly illogical Michigan commitment Kyle Kalis may be considering a January visit to Columbus. Now, while this is only a rumor, this is a recruitment that I firmly believe is not over, no matter what Kalis says. This is a young man who was committed to Ohio State for months before Coach Tressel's resignation. Then, as we all know, he changed his mind and waffled for a few weeks before buying into Flounder Flintstone's ridiculous notion that Ohio State would get hit with a five year bowl ban and never bring in top recruits. He said as much when he switched his commitment. Remember his comments? • "I can't go there (Ohio State) and take penalties for something I never did. I’m just not sure how long it will take them to recover." No, Kalis didn't do anything and he shouldn't be punished. But is there any question whatsoever that Ohio State is going to be gangbusters under Urban Meyer? • I want a solid, grounded coaching staff with a safe environment. Where there aren't such tough questions." The only tough question left is whether Urban Meyer wins a National Championship in the next four years. • "I want to face the best every day in practice." So where would Kalis be more challenged on a daily basis? At Ohio State against Se'Von Pittman, Noah Spence, Tommy Schutt and Adolphus Washington or at Michigan against Tom Strobel? Here's what Kalis is probably asking himself today: "Can I really go back, even if I want to?" After all, even if Kalis decides to take another look at Ohio State, there are a lot of angry fans who remember his "Open Border" comment when he switched to Michigan. He's built up so much Michigan equity that he probably wonders if Buckeye fans would ever accept him. I know plenty of you reading this right now are probably thinking something along the lines of "#@#$&ing TRAITOR! We don’t want you!” Looking forward to 2013, Brionte Dunn’s cousin Dymonte Thomas is probably thinking the same thing, but we have a lot more time left to get through to him. But despite the anger from fans at two Ohioans spurning the Buckeyes (for now, at least), let's be real here: We accepted Justin Boren with open arms and he PLAYED AGAINST US TWICE! Plus, this class has kids who committed to Penn State, Michigan State and (hopefully soon) Wisconsin. That's how recruiting works. No one will care about things either Kalis or Thomas said in high school after they make their first appearance in Scarlet and Gray. Plus, Ohio State's worst need right now in recruiting is at offensive tackle, where we still don't have a single commitment. Kalis (or any of the other tackles we're chasing) have to have taken a favorable look at our 2012 tackle depth chart? Here you go: 1) Andrew Norwell2) Converted Tight End Reid Fragel3) Converted Defensive End Darryl Baldwin4) Nobody While that terrifies fans like us, to top tackle recruits it screams, “Early Playing Time!” in neon lights. In short, of all the recruits who reconsidered Ohio State since Urban Meyer's arrival, the kid who theoretically should be at the top of the list is Kyle Kalis! Heck, with our tackle situation, fans that were cursing him and calling him a glorified guard six months ago will be back to calling him the next Mike Adams on Signing Day if he actually decides to come back from the brink. And all those nice Michigan fans who make him feel so wanted right now? Well, Kyle should ask his buddy Brionte how that 'love' can turn into racial slurs overnight. You know Thomas saw every N-Bomb thrown his cousin’s way too. Way to stay classy, Michigan. It is also important to remember that Kalis is a 17 year old (who, judging by his virtual anonymity since the summer, has been silenced to the press by his parents) that is in a tough family situation. His parents are divorced and around the time of his switch, the discussion centered on his father wanting him to visit Michigan and his stepfather subsequently calling in to a Cleveland radio station to admit that he and his wife were displeased with the decision. Let me repeat that: His stepfather CALLED A SPORTS RADIO STATION to publically air his wife's disapproval. Remember the uproar that caused when it happened? There's a lot more going on here under the surface than people realize. In the end, does anyone doubt that all of these same points that I just made haven't been brought up with him by his mom and stepfather? Judging by his defiant comments on the All-Star circuit this week, most of his family apparently still want him to be a Buckeye and it hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. Either way, these are only RUMORS around Kalis, but there's a lot of logic on board if he decided to visit. The other thing to remember is that even if he is reconsidering, this will be the most undercover visit in history after the way things went down in the spring. In the end, I don’t know what is fact or fiction in this kid’s case. We’ll find out in the next month if there is anything to these rumors when Signing Day rolls around. I said it on yesterday's Front Row Radio: We need at least two tackles from the Decker/Dodson/Diamond/Kalis grouping in this class for our O-Line numbers to start getting back on track. Our need is desperate, but my rule of thumb still applies: NEVER bet against Urban Meyer, especially on a kid from Ohio. Best bet is that we get Dodson and one of the other Ohioans. If not, O'Connor is a strong back up plan. There's another fresh breath of air in January: When our plan A options don't work out, we have a fall back in place to ensure we still get four linemen in this class! I wish that policy had been in place during the days when Seantrel Henderson’s wannabe rapper dad took up 83 percent of the Front Row conversation and we were left with exactly one lineman on Signing Day. I think Buckeye Nation has a great deal of faith in Urban Meyer and his new staff. I said it two weeks ago: This will be a top five class THIS YEAR and I fully expect a pair of great offensive tackles to be a part of it. Man, do we ever need them.
by e0y2e3 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:24 pm
by JCoz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:42 pm
by jb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:44 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:That's a lot of words to say "yeah, there are a lot of internet rumors around Kalis"
by e0y2e3 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:52 pm
by JCoz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:59 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:JCoz wrote:Thomas?Dymonte (SP?). You know, the guy that will be a five star next year, whose cousin was committed to OSU and who grew up a huge OSU fan? You know, the guy that begged Fickel to offer him so he could accept and be done with it? OSU dragged their feet and now he is verbaled to scUM. Granted Meyer has a whole year to work on him (and for fucks sake we still hadn't offered him until Meyer came on board) but this situation is beyond stupid.
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