Well, given the news today in college sports and elsewhere, I think I’ve got a couple of soundtrack offerings that will draw it all together. Stay warm people!! (it’s supposed to be down to the 60s in Los Angeles today… brrrrrrr.)
Tight End, Loose Cannon? Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors broke the news late Tuesday that Buckeye tight end Marcus Baugh had been suspended from the team indefinitely for yet another issue with underaged alcohol usage. While many of us would file this either under “meh” or “college lyfe!!”, it’s important to note that this would be Baugh’s third “incident” while a Buckeye, and his second involving alcohol. He was removed from scholarship last summer, and was removed from team activities in September as well… it will be interesting to see if Coach Meyer believes in a “three strikes and you’re done” policy. Baugh has always been seen as an amazing athlete, but his absence will mean that the other tight ends in the system (Heuerman, Moore, and Vannett) may be asked to bear the burden during the spring and beyond; the 2014 recruiting class does not have a tight end in the mix as of yet.
After a week of “interesting” stories for Buckeye Nation, how about some great news- Texas lineman Demetrious Knox has become the latest member of the 2014 recruiting class!
The one time Texas verbal has been rumored to be a Buckeye lean for a while, and even cited Braxton Miller as his favorite college football player. However, Knox is quite the player himself, and seemed to love the recruiting process, teasing Ohio State fans with tweets like “Even if I end up at UCLA, I’ll always be a Buckeye…”.
That being said, his relationship with Coach Meyer, his family in the Buckeye State, and his desire to be a member of Ohio State’s football team ultimately won the day, and he became the 15th member of this class.
The Bruins were rumored to be the remaining top suitor for the 6’3″, 290 pound lineman from Fort Worth, but his “offer list” reads like a “Who’s Who” of college football elite: Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Texas, aTm, LSU and Miami all sought to have Knox join their team.
Knox is projected as an interior lineman, and is rated as a four star by most recruiting services. By now you know the drill- click through to check out his game film and see what he brings to the Scarlet and Gray. Read More