Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jul 12, 2011.
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Wow, it looks like Urb is reading Bleacher Report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They run an article on Kenny Lacy, and then a thread on Lacy's official offer from tOSU shows up on Buckeye Planet!
Averaging about 250 yds a game on the ground has to be pretty appealing to an OL
I had a question for you all since weve been mentioning the importance of o linemen: in the spread offense that were running, do players being recruited for specific positions matter as much? Like if we're recruiting a guy who's an og, if he's athletic enough can't he play ot as well? It seems like all the guys on our line this year started out at different positions. Was this from the ineptitude of the previous coaching staff, or is it because in this offense if you're athletic enough you can be interchangeable? A lot of guys that played different positions are now excelling at new positions in the span of a year! Coulda guy like Dawson come in and play og and ot and Gardner oc and og? Just wondering if athleticism and versatility are more important in the spread as opposed to a pro style offense, in which a guy usually stays at the same position.
Hope this makes sense and hope to hear some type of answer breaking it down
So long as the QB is getting the ball out of their hands quickly, it does not matter if a 6-4 guard is playing tackle...the rusher simply can't get there regardless. However, there will inevitably be breakdowns or mis-reads by the QB (happened frequently this season) where a tackle who has the feet and long arms to suit the tackle position is necessary to keep defenders at bay to let the QB make a play. Further, deep balls usually take some time to develop and a prototypical tackle helps. It is just simply tough to get around a guy with a big wingspan and athletcic ability. Albeit, long arms and athleticism is far from the end of the inquiry into a good tackle, but it is a great starting point.
You have recognized the trend for sure. Everyone has to re-think their ideas of what the Oline should look like for Ohio State. The days of mountainous road graders are pretty much over. Never has a 40 yard dash time meant anything for an Olineman unless you are looking at Urbs line. He wants a guy who is quick, mean and smart. If you are 6'0 or 6'6, the only thing that matters is that you can get off the ball and make a hole. No doubt in my mind that we will see alot more DE's and DT's moving to Oline if they have an aptitude. The mentality of hitting anything that moves is alive and well. More TE's will probably be recruited and moved over if they can handle the schemes as well.
Now, if a guy as good as Kalis were to have picked OSU, he's getting a scholly and developed. But you have to have a mean streak on the field. Joey O'Connor will be an All American here if he stays healthy. Put it in your data planner if you have one.
I'm not sure the best place to share this, but I think this info might shed a little light on how Coach Meyer recruits.
I would think that the above quotes might be dependent on who might want to commit. Hard for me to believe that he would turn down a big-time recruit that he knows that he wants.
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Also of note, I didn't notice a thread on Max, so I posted this info here.
I agree. The first quote shows there are exceptions to the rule.
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