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Devin Gardner (official thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by OSUBuckeye4Life, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    God love WWH! Totally forgot about that one from his playbook! Totally needed a smile tonight... knew that I was in the right place!

  2. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    With as little as I know about the situation, this seems to be the most reasonable. I really, really liked Gardner and I think we would have been in decent shape to land him with an offer, but I am honestly much more excited about Montana right now.
  3. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor


    I think Woody already knows about the current status of NoD and scUM, but Lord knows, he sure would approve.
  4. wadc45

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

    One insider I trust is ready to start penciling Nick into OSU's 2010 haul...that's good enough for me. Add to that the info the BPRT has been hearing about Nick for almost a year and we all feel pretty good about OSU's chances.

    I've said this before (I think twice now in this thread) but I will say it again:

    I guess I don't understand why OSU fans don't trust the OSU staff enough to offer who they see fit...rather we want to see who else has offered before we get on board. Montana has 7 legit BCS offers...Florida State, Ohio State, Arizona, South Carolina, LSU, Maryland and Stanford. Look at it this way...Les Miles thinks enough of both Montana and Gardner to have offered both you trust him more than you trust JT?

    Now you are getting it...there is no problem putting all your eggs in one basket this early in the game. We are almost a year away from NLOID 2010...this is a different strategy than last year when they went all in on Boyd two months from signing day.

    Agree the fact Fisher likes this kid as well. Add to that Mike Stoops, Jim Harbaugh (a guy who knows a thing or two about playing the position) and Steve Spurrier (another guy who has developed a few QBs in his day) offering and I think Nick's offer list speaks for itself. Nevermind the fact a certain head coach with a propensity for sweater vests has offered as well.
  5. southcampus

    southcampus Go Bucks

    I feel like Jim Tressel's track record of finding recruits speaks for itself. If a kid has an OSU offer, he either has potential unseen by others, or he's already a freak. :osu:
  6. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Regardless, it still pains me to see this thread in this section instead of the main forums. Oh well.
  7. unionfutura

    unionfutura Moderator Staff Member

    If Boyd was a Buckeye

    than the offer would have been issued. Not an opinion.
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  8. ShakerBuck

    ShakerBuck Junior

    cool...if it is good enough for you it is good enough for me, i'm always skeptical in a situations like these. lots of time, and offers have just started piling up

    I trust the coaches. but doesn't mean i always understand the logic. i'm sure they have their reasons. My whole point was that on the surface it seemed like if the talent was equivalent and the chances of landing Gardner were significantly higher, plus the fact that there is more downside to Gardner going elsewhere, seemed like the offer was a no-brainer. there is obviously more too it, and the chances of landing montana must be great.
  9. NightmaresDad

    NightmaresDad Woody Rules!

    Amen, brother!

    How could anyone, after the last three recruiting classes at tOSU, even think about questioning the staff and how they go about recruiting?

    As good as the last four years of Buckeye football have been, the next three or four look even better. IN fact, every year we are distancing ourselves further and further from the rest of the Big Tenleven in regards to talent and depth.

    Re: young Mr. Gardner - it seems he has seen the writing on the wall, and it's a shame that playing for his favorite school won't be something he realizes. But he's making the best decision for his football future, and that's what we wish for all these kids anyway.
  10. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Hold on now Nightmare's dad. Just because Montana is the staff's #1 priority doesn't mean he's going to accept. We'd all be happy with Montana, but until that happens, Gardner might still be holding out.

    On the other hand, if the staff doesn't end up offering Gardner, I hope he goes to a program other than scUM.
  11. ShakerBuck

    ShakerBuck Junior

    I trust the coaches 100%, and think that they are outstanding decision makers. clearly among the best in the business.

    does that mean they never make mistakes? No.

    was offering Maurice Wells instead of Terrell Sutton or Javon Ringer (academics) a mistake? in hindsight, probably.

    isn't the point about these forums discussion? can we not question the reasoning behind a decision without being called out for not "trusting the coaches"
  12. MUBuck

    MUBuck Peach fuzz buzz but beard on the verge

    What's the logic behind that?
  13. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    Gives Gardner more time to develop and wouldn't force him into the lineup his RS Frosh year...
  14. MUBuck

    MUBuck Peach fuzz buzz but beard on the verge

    So Montana gets offered or no in this hypothetical situation?
  15. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    Don't know... But the offer for Montana over Gardner right now means that the staff feels Montana is much more ready to play when they will be asking him to...
    MUBuck likes this.

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