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WV OL Doug Nester (Virginia Tech Signee)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by wadc45, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    There's always a reason, BuckeyeNation27. Still doesn't change that he's been looking for justification by looking at additional schools this late, is all I'm saying. It seems apparent that the Urban factor was the main reason. I'm not debating that.
  2. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

  3. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Just for the record, he started looking around in early September, well before Urban Meyer was out the door.

    To LJB’s point, I had this hot take back in September when he took his first visit to Va Tech. Nester has done nothing but drop lower and lower in the rankings since then.

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  4. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    But well after the rumblings of Meyer leaving at the end of the season, which turned out to be true, began.
  5. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    Blacksburg is a lot more like Huntington than Columbus. Culture shock may have at least a little to do with it.
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  6. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    That depends- in my opinion the rumblings about his exit didn’t pick up steam until he went to his knee clutching his head on the sidelines against Indiana on October 6th.

    There was plenty of talk of him being unhappy with Gene Smith and/or President Drake before that, but not much in the way of him actually leaving.

    My recollection of the general feeling prior to the health stuff was “why would he participate in a press conference he clearly wasn’t happy with if he didn’t want to stick around.”

    Edit: then again, I guess that Ari Wasserman article speculating about Day as the coach in waiting may have come out prior to October 6.

    Edit edit: the Wasserman article was September 22, so still well after Nester’s first visit to Va Tech.

    At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter though. Nester is going to Va Tech and Ohio State will move on.
  7. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Colin Cowherd said on his radio show on Sept 17th that USC would be firing Clay Helton at the end of the season and would be reaching out to Urban Meyer. He said Urban would listen because he's out due to lack of support and was looking to leave OSU at the end of the season. It was talked about on ESPN for most of the day and on twitter that entire week.

    Joel Klatt said something similar a couple days later when saying Helton gets too much blame, but if they were going to let him go, they were going to go hard after Urban Meyer because he isn't happy. Those quotes were everywhere on Twitter as well.

    The USC stuff didn't happen, but I think even that speculation and the subsequent twitter chatter was loud enough for Doug to listen.
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  8. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    He visited Va Tech on Sept 8.

  9. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    He also commented that he was taking that visit, "in case something happens."

    i.e. Meyer leaving.

    That happened and he's flipping to the school that he visited at that time. It looks like he had a plan and stuck with it.
  10. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Okay, you’ve convinced me. I take back my previous conjecture about how this is related to Studrawa. It does seem likely that this is mostly related to Meyer.
  11. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    From what I've read from Marc Givler and Bill Greene, he actually does have a solid relationship with Stud. He was the only one who did. Harry Miller was all Ryan Day and Urban. Ryan Jacoby would've been a Buckeye regardless.

    This is an assumption, but I also think it was concerning to him that there was talk of Stud leaving at one point.

    Who knows really, right?
  12. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Yeah, I feel like I’ve spent too much time on it. :lol:

    Also, probably a little bit of everything contributed here:

    Speculation about Meyer leaving started the wheels turning, Meyer actually leaving started the fire and the Studrawa uncertainty plus Penn State negative recruiting threw gas on the fire.
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  13. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Man that was a hot take, but you were money baby. Money.
  14. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    So it's your fault.
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  15. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I compare it more to Corning.
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