tBBC/BBN Roundtable: Signing Day Thoughts

Written February 7th, 2014 by WVaBuckeye

The Buckeyes had a pretty big day this past Wednesday on National Signing Day and we wanted to get everyone’s thoughts about the class. Jeremiah joins us from MOTSAG this week with his two-cents, as well as the gang from 95.5 The GAME, Matt Finkes, Arch Madness, and Adam Sabie.

Which recruit the Buckeyes got signed was the biggest surprise to you and why? 

Concensus great get on NSD

Concensus great get on NSD

  • Jeremiah MOTSAG – For me it is Malik Hooker- no one knew who he was or had even predicted him to OSU when he committed. He was an under the radar player that Coach Meyer swooped in and stole.
  • Archie - Slade because it’s so crazy the fact that he never had an official visit. That’s unheard of.
  • Matt Finkes - Slade because he signed at last minute
  • Adam Sabie - I would have to say that Slade is the biggest surprise.  I mean, the guy didn’t even visit Columbus and spurned MSU! Love that!
  • Ken – Probably Darius Slade. He’d seemed to have had trouble figuring where he wanted to land, but I think that McDowell’s signing(?) with MSU channeled him to OSU. It was a mild surprise to me, but once McDowell went North, it all made sense.
  • Patrick – Darius Slade. Much like last year, and Vonn Bell, there wasn’t much talk of Slade coming here. Good get.  
  • Scott – Darius Slade. Seemed to waffle quite a bit.  
  • Mali- Slade is the obvious choice here (and I’m certain to call him “Jim” at some point), but I’ll go with Jamarco Jones. Sure he was committed to the Buckeyes for a long while, but historically we don’t have good things happen when recruits take last minute visits to other schools.
  • WVaBuckeye -  This should be a tie between Slade/Jones but for me its an easy choice to go with Jamarco Jones. A solid commit for a good while I really am not sure what kept him in Columbus. All real talk had him going to East Lansing, and as you heard what Coach Meyer said, JJ was a must have for this class.

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tBBC/BBN Roundtable: Final Football Thoughts

Written January 31st, 2014 by WVaBuckeye

There have been some pretty good round-tables from us here at tBBC in the past and this series will continue to excite!

I will let you guess who is on the right or left, Jeffy has returned to the middle

I will let you guess who is on the right or left, Jeffy has returned to the middle

We invited our comrades from tBBN to step in and speak their piece each week on the topics at hand. Want to thank each of them up-front before we even get started because they are all busy people in their day-to-days and are most definitely some of the best bloggers around; MOTSAG with Tony and Jeremiah; and Buckeye Empire with Chris and Ryan; as well as the usual suspects from these here parts pardner!

We thought we would tie up some lose thoughts, errr . . , ends on the football season.

What is your favorite memory of this past football season?

Empire Chris - Beating TTUN for the second time in a row, this time in their own house. Even though the game didn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of conference standings, it is still very satisfying to beat the Wolverines on their own turf.

Empire Ryan - Watching the growth of the defensive line, specifically Spence and Bosa.  Those two are on pace to be all-time great guys, and seeing their effort is one of the few positives about this year’s defense.

favorite moment for

Precious Memories

MOTSAG Jeremiah - Beating TTUN….

Patrick - Carlos Hyde’s run against Iowa. He was a beast and carried this team when it needed it most all season (when he was at least given the ball to do so) and that run was just some kind of athleticism to marvel at.

Charles - The awesome showing by OSU fans at Cal and the large number of Cal fans admitting that OSU kicked their butts in terms of the team, the fans, and the band.

Mali - Watching Buckeye Nation embrace Kenny Guiton… even to the point of having some “controversy” when Braxton struggled.

Ken - The emergence of Carlos Hyde as a legitimate, multi-talented football player and as a team leader.

Scott - Beating Michigan. Nothing is as satisfying. (Well, maybe an orgasm. LOL.)

WVaBuckeye - Mine is a tie actually, Kenny G setting  first half passing TD mark and El Guapo almost breaking Eddies single game mark, against none other than Illinois. 

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