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Impending Assistant Coach Vacancies

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by bukIpower, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    According to 247, he’s the primary coach responsible for recruiting Zach Harrison, Jeremy Ruckert, and Cade Stover. Or the #1 DE, #2 TE, and #5 OLB nationally. Seems like a decent one.

    Also, Tony Alford was the primary recruiter for Jaelen Gill, Tyreke Smith, Demario McCall, and some no name guy named JK Dobbins.

    All seven of those recruits are either 5* or high 4* commits.

    Edit: Wilson was the secondary on Ruckert, Schiano was the primary, probably due to his experience recruiting the NY area. Safe to assume Wilson played a key role, though.
    lvbuckeye and buckeyeintn like this.
  2. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Does it not count that he was the primary recruiter for Garrett Wilson and Harry Miller since they aren’t QBs? Both 5* commits.
  3. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    It’s hard to say given there is absolutely no way Wilson was the primary recruiter of Harrison (over Johnson) which throws the credibility of those lists completely out the window. You must have missed my previous post on the subject.
  4. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    Somewhat off-topic, but since we're on the topic of recruiting - I'll admit I'm spoiled, but I've been a tad "disappointed" with Alford's recruiting prowess relative to his hype coming from ND.

    Don't get me wrong - he's definitely been 'solid', and we've landed some great players, but with the hype he had coming in I was expecting we would consistently be in the hunt for 5*s / Top 5 RBs.

    However, from the 247 consensus rankings, it looks like we haven't landed any 5* RB recruits in his tenure thus far (Dobbins, Weber, Williams, Gill were all 4*). And a lot of those are local kids who would have ended up here anyways. To be fair, though, the results on the field have been more than satisfactory - and it's hard to compete against honey fried chicken.

    Just some ramblings, not intended as a knock against Alford in any way. Recruiting is hard.
  5. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    I dunno man. Saying Day is an unknown with regards to recruiting is a stretch. Harrison’s recruitment turned positive once Day was announced and look at the WRs that are lining up. And look at Harry Miller’s recruitment, his mom loves Day. There’s a lot of things directly and indirectly tied to a coach regarding recruiting and to say Day is an “unknown” is like something you would say of coaches like Davis coming from the NFL who literally have zero experience.
  6. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    There are signs to be optimistic about, but I still think there are more questions than answers regarding how successful Day will be as the head guy in charge of recruiting- especially when you consider he is replacing one of the best recruiters in the history of college football.

    Is it fair for that to be the bar? Probably not, but this is Ohio State, and he is replacing Urban Meyer.
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  7. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Honestly... on harrison do you really think he had ANYTHING to do? I kept seeing pictures of Harrison with LJ but not Wilson....

    this has kinda been talked about a lot but just because 247/rivals/afka Scout say “primary or secondary” doesn’t mean anything....
  8. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    God, I hate the off season.
  9. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    what’s not to love about the off season.. beats getting in fights over who to fire and why we lost to Purdue by 4 TDs
  10. wadc45

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

    Really like this hire. Certainly isn't the grand slam hire that Raymond would have been but our ST were a train wreck at times this year and Barnes is elite when it comes to that. Highly thought of by DJ Durkin and was basically calling the plays at Maryland last year. Has basically been Durkin's #2 since they were at Florida and Michigan.
  11. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I'll just give you a few examples of the recruiting prowess of Alford:
  12. shetuck

    shetuck What do you need water for, Sunshine?

    Maybe this gets us a good ST coach to fill an immediate need while we wait for Raymond to cook for another year. Maybe Raymond will only make the move if he's AHC, but that title went to LJ, Raymond took a pass. Maybe...
    Steve19 likes this.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Mike Bobo is out at Colorado St. Tony Alford will get a look for that job.

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