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tOSU Recruiting Discussion

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Smudger, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Field is going to be the starter because he's the best player. He's not going to have anything just given to him in my opinion.
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  2. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    So you essentially enjoy players having no power and staying put on one team for their careers, while coaches can come and go as they please? I personally love the aspect of free agency(and love professional sports over college, better talent), but to each his own.

    And not sure how Fields is being handed anything. I guess guys like Clarett, Zeke, Braxton, Beanie(I can go on) were handed their spots too. Or were they just more talented than their peers early on in off season and quelled the competition early? I'd say all earned their PT, like Fields will
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  3. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    The portal thread is probably a better place to debate the impact of transfers.

    The most highly ranked QB in the history this program just became eligible. Seems like that ought to warrants our attention.

    I thought the clearance would come early - but I didn't think this early. Great for the program in every way. And I hope Baldwin pushes him every inch of the way and shines in a backup role in a way we have not seen in quite some time.
    LitlBuck and bukIpower like this.
  4. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Kids have always been allowed to transfer and they should always be. But I like the fact that that doing so means you have to sit out a year before you can play at the new school. That rule makes kids second guess whether they are really making the best decision for the right reasons. This whole free agent concept of transferring and playing right away with the waiver is what I think sucks. It just makes it too easy of an impulse decision. Just my opinion... but I was once a Division I athlete and contemplated transferring and to me, it was way harder than the original recruiting choice. In the end, I decided to stay put because I had way too much invested in my education, friendships, etc where I already was.
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  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Why can't players have the same level playing field as the coaches? Their already not being paid, it sucks a coach can leave with no repercussions, he can leave a school in sanctions and get a new job, while the kids suffer. The playing field should be level, it should be a free agent market, and the players who do the playing should get more power. I've never seen anyone wear an Urban Meyer or Dabo Sweeney jersey
  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Yes. I feel pretty sure that, if Matthew Baldwin outperforms Fields in spring practice, Baldwin will be the starter. I don't expect that to happen, but it's certainly possible.
  7. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Sending out an SOS

    I’ll bite albeit let’s go to the portal thread...
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  8. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Jonah Jackson would really tie the room together
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    NICK STARKEL VISITING OTHER SCHOOLS. I don't think my pipe dream of Nick Starkel replacing Tate Martell at Ohio State is going to come to fruition.

    It looks like Starkel has a list of schools he wants to visit, and Ohio State ain't on it.

    From Josh Newberg of

    Texas A&M quarterback transfer Nick Starkel has informed Noles247 that he has set an official visit to Florida State and Arkansas. After not signing a quarterback in back-to-back recruiting classes, FSU is looking to the transfer portal to fill their needs at quarterback.

    "I scheduled a official to FSU for March 29th weekend," Starkel told Noles247. "I'm going to Arkansas on March 1st. I have spring break in between those two and FSU has spring break, which is the only reason they're so far apart."

    This all makes sense, especially after watching the video that I put in this week's fake Saturday Skull Session.

    Here it is for those of you who missed it:

    If you skip to 19:22, Starkel heavily implies that he would be a Buckeye, and likely be Ohio State's starting quarterback if Justin Fields were not granted immediate eligibility. But obviously, he was. The same day that video was published, in fact.

    And at 26:55, he talks about the Tate Martell "ass my dude" story.

    Entire article:
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    For any of you conspiracy theorists who believe recruiting rankings are often very arbitrary and extremely loosely based in actual analysis, you might not be too far off, especially if you're a loyalist.

    See, Rivals gave a three-star rating to a prospect that doesn't exist simply because some high schoolers created a fake Twitter account for the fake prospect and and claimed he had offers from Alabama and Georgia.

    247 Sports shares the black stain at least a bit, mostly for trusting Rivals enough to automagically import their data into their composite rankings, and they addressed it quickly (while also indirectly vowing to confirm players exist before giving them a composite ranking).

    The most hilarious part about this is the radio silence from Rivals, who seem to just be turtling up and hoping this all goes away, which is absolutely the best way to handle situations like this, I've heard.

    Entire article:

    Also see:
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Time to bump the 2019 thread back from the dead

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  14. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Just watched that kid’s tape. He makes Phillip Rivers’ delivery look pretty.
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  15. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Agreed but it's still shocking that my alma mater is his best offer. Kid can certainly play D1 somewhere.
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