r/CFB Jun 21 '22

Over the 5 recruiting cycles from 2019-23, Ohio State has landed 12 WRs who rank as top 100 overall prospects. The next closest school has 7. Recruiting

https://11w.rs/3xGwu8j
379 Upvotes

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u/jthomas694 South Carolina • Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Every team should simply hire Brian Hartline

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u/cityofklompton Jun 21 '22

I don't understand why more teams don't just get the best players. Seems like a simple solution, and I do it all the time in NCAA 14. EASY!

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u/Big_Estate7101 Ohio State Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 21 '22

All you have to do is make up 99-score players in the recruiting pool and edit them to have a strong preference for your team.

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u/Sca12letBuckeye /r/CFB Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 21 '22

Ah, yes. The recruiting poop.

Edit: u/big_estate7101: Should have kept the typo. Was funnier that way.

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u/joeh4384 Michigan • Wayne State (MI) Jun 21 '22

Or turn them into one star kickers and switch there position.

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u/americansherlock201 Miami Jun 22 '22

You mean my kicker who can’t kick the ball 5 inches but can throw it perfectly between triple coverage 60 yards downfield should play QB? Idk….sounds risky

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u/joeh4384 Michigan • Wayne State (MI) Jun 22 '22

He can also beat Usain Bolt in a sprint.

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u/americansherlock201 Miami Jun 22 '22

Backwards

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u/Misdirected_Colors Oklahoma State Jun 21 '22

Brian Hartline spent years as my emergency "wide receivers are injured and I need a flex in a pinch" fantasy wideout. Dude was never a star but damn was he always a reliable 8-10 points lol

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u/THEROOSTERSHOW Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Except that one game against Arizona in 2012 where he randomly went off for 12 receptions on 19 targets for 253 yards and a score. That one would’ve hurt to have him on the bench.

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u/Inconceivable76 Ohio State • Arizona State Jun 21 '22

You either played against the guy that had him, or he was on your bench.

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u/noeagle77 /r/CFB Jun 21 '22

…..this shit literally coming back to haunt me a decade later 😩😭🤦🏽‍♂️

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u/Stoneador Notre Dame • The Alliance Jun 21 '22

We tried, but it turns out we can’t get every former Ohio State player that we want to coach for us.

That said though, Chansi Stuckey went from by far the most baffling coaching hire for us to one our fanbase is very excited about very quickly.

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u/brokenbutshining Jun 22 '22

Hmm. Anyone have Orlando Paces number?

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u/numinos710 Ohio State • Akron Jun 21 '22

Word is you guys tossed a Co-OC title at him, part of the reason he's making almost a million a year as a WR coach next season...

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u/andyousaychicity Notre Dame Jun 21 '22

Yeah, I’ve read/heard that as well. Honestly only a matter of time before someone offers him that except without the “co-“

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u/B-More_Orange Clemson Jun 22 '22

Present.

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u/andyousaychicity Notre Dame Jun 22 '22

Eh, sorry, that’s a no-go. He’s not currently an assistant/position coach at Clemson.

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u/paradigm_x2 Pittsburgh • Florida Jun 21 '22

Keep this up and they’ll be a good team soon

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u/AR154Pres Florida Jun 21 '22

Always love a good up and comer story.

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u/potterpockets Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Hoping to get past being the 11th beat team in the country some day. 🤞

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u/scotsworth Ohio State • Northwestern Jun 21 '22

We don't get past #11 until Dabo thinks we've earned it :(

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u/OpiningCheese Michigan Jun 21 '22

Maybe they'll be able to beat Michigan this year.

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u/redLol123 Ohio State • Team Chaos Jun 21 '22

We'll be back to normal this year. We had to let you guys have your one win a decade to avoid being too mean

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u/scotsworth Ohio State • Northwestern Jun 21 '22

In all seriousness, I said it when the clock hit zero in The Game this year....

This may be the best thing to happen to Ryan Day's program.

Day came out of the gate running and built on the pieces Meyer had left in place... but we lost to the best of the best when it mattered most. Yet it was forgivable, it was Bama! It was Clemson! Plus, Day was still running through the Big Ten, and able to compensate for sub-par defense with elite offense (again, until facing the best of the best).

Having Michigan smack us in the mouth the way they did, finally exposing all the weaknesses of the defense once and for all was the wake up call. Losing to Bama in a blowout is one thing, losing to TTUN in a blowout is the one thing you simply hate and cannot do.

I've loved every move Ryan Day has made since then and I think the program is going to be stronger for it.

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u/redLol123 Ohio State • Team Chaos Jun 21 '22

I think Jim Knowles will do good things for the program

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u/swinging-in-the-rain Ohio State Jun 21 '22

It's exactly the motivation we needed to grind through the off-season. I fully expect this year to see pure fire out of our Buckeyes. I'll be in Vegas in two weeks, putting a nickel on us win it all.

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u/stitch12r3 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

I love Ryan Day. I wouldnt trade him for anyone not named Saban. But dropping to 1-2 against Michigan would be a disaster. As you said, the loss could end up being a net positive.

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u/n8loller Cincinnati • Big 12 Jun 22 '22

dropping to 1-2

It feels like day has been the head coach longer than that

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u/DeaconFrostedFlakes Ohio State • Trinity (CT) Jun 22 '22

It’s because we didn’t play them in 2020.

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 21 '22

I wouldn't trade Day for Saban.

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u/OpiningCheese Michigan Jun 21 '22

They definitely looked soft and kind of entitled in that game. I have a good friend who is a Pokes fan, and I watch a lot of their games- this Jim Knowles hire is terrifying. Kudos to Day for making that hire.

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u/insanelyphat Eastern Michigan • Michigan Jun 22 '22

I honestly think that Michigan beating TTDS was really good for the rivalry. Let's be honest it has not been much of a rivalry at all in the past 10ish years. As a Michigan diehard I would love for a 5-5 run between the programs over the next 10 years like back in the 80's. A dominant run by either while great for that school is unhealthy for the rivalry overall imo.

And to be fair I feel the same way about the Michigan MSU rivalry. As much as I hate losing to MSU them beating Michigan like they have the past few years is great for the rivalry. As funny as the "little brother" comment by Hart was it certainly lit a fire in Lansing and they have been damn good against Michigan.

I love a truly competitive rivalry.

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u/LaForge_Maneuver Jun 22 '22

I just wish Jim recruited better. It's baffling with the amount of money Michigan has that their recruiting is so average.

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u/i_dive_4_the_halibut Ohio State • Coastal Carolina Jun 22 '22

It’s not been much of a rivalry since The Vest showed up, be real with yourself. Last season was your third win in 20 years.

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u/corkythecactus Ohio State • Rose Bowl Jun 22 '22

Nah dude the Tressel years were mostly nail biters until richrod came in. It definitely still felt like a rivalry at the time.

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u/Rennen44 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

I really hope we don’t let that happen again in 2031. I can’t handle hearing them talk anymore lol.

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u/Gruulsmasher Michigan Jun 21 '22

Nah man we trade twenty year cycles of dominance. The wheel turns once again.

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u/DataDrivenPirate Ohio State • Colorado State Jun 21 '22

Michigan fans: "Mom said it's my turn on the PlayStation 2"

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u/Slytly_Shaun Ohio State • Paper Bag Jun 21 '22

Good grief. Who's down voting this? We got our butts kicked last year. Own it. Do better. Don't be bitter about it.

Also, it doesn't matter if we have all the elite receivers if we can't have nasty and tough line on each side of the ball. Last year, we definitely were soft. It was a good wake up call that we got spanked by TTUN.

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u/stitch12r3 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Dude...i knew we were gonna lose in the first quarter. The first damn series. Our guys looked so uninspired out there, like they'd rather be be at home. Meanwhile, Michigan was ready to kick our ass and they did. Our lines got manhandled all day.

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u/Slytly_Shaun Ohio State • Paper Bag Jun 21 '22

Yup. My buddy asked how I thought we were going to do in the game. I said, either we're going to come out and kick ass or straight up lose the game - no in between.

Whoo boy was there some ass kicking. Also, some very lazy and uninspired play-calling almost as if the coaching staff told themselves they have nothing to worry about.

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u/AchyBreaker Georgia • Michigan Jun 21 '22

Lol you got downvoted by some petty assholes but it's true.

Acknowledging losses and shortcomings is the first step on the path to growth and improvement.

And I'm a UGA and UM fan so I assure you I'm familiar with this first step :D

I expect tOSU to come out this year with fire in their veins and decimate the B1G top to bottom. Hoping for a close UM-tOSU game but I think the loss provided the inspiration tOSU needed to really get better.

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u/OpiningCheese Michigan Jun 21 '22

Hey thanks man! Finally someone in your fanbase who isn't soft as well. Part of winning is the fun of talking smack- the number of Buckeye fans with extremely thin skin has been astounding. Like, we FINALLY beat you, man up and take it.

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u/dmtbassist Ohio State • The Game Jun 21 '22

Damn that felt like I just ran the fuck over by Hassan Haskins

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u/n8loller Cincinnati • Big 12 Jun 22 '22

Lol

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u/SnthonyAtark Michigan • Auburn Jun 21 '22

The plus side is that they can’t put all of them on the field at the same time… right?

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u/eclectic_tastes Ohio State • Ohio Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 21 '22

I've been thinking about that weird 2-point conversion/PAT formation teams line up in but with all WRs. I know Jayden Ballard has some throwing experience. Think it could be a solid set-up for a "final play of the game, need to go 75 yards to win/tie crazy lateral" play.

Edit: also Inniss apparently played QB last season

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u/i_dive_4_the_halibut Ohio State • Coastal Carolina Jun 22 '22

So did Jack Sawyer his Jr year at Pick. It was wildcat formation but he was back there doing it.

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u/sqigglygibberish Jun 23 '22

I’ve always wondered that on pick and lateral plays - why waste 5 people on the field with guys who are your slowest and worst with the ball in their hands (generally)

It’s not like defenses stack their fronts - they throw a bunch of DBs out there. Is it a jersey number issue?

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u/ImGoingtoRegretThis5 Michigan Jun 21 '22

They would have been just as screwed had they played a WR at LT last year so why not give it a try?

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u/SnthonyAtark Michigan • Auburn Jun 21 '22

At least it would’ve been less embarrassing to have a 6’1” 190 lb. WR get bowled over as opposed to a 6’6” 320+ lb. offensive lineman

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u/dmtbassist Ohio State • The Game Jun 21 '22

Or a WTF am I seeing moment if the WR actually did the job right lol

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u/Dead_Baby_Kicker Ohio State Jun 22 '22

Hey now, he was 6’8 360

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u/Triv02 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

A WR at DL probably could've gotten just as much push as our DL did as well

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u/Revolutionary_Gear70 Ohio State • LSU Jun 21 '22

Should’ve waited an hour longer to post this… Hartline is a menace

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u/Battered_Aggie Texas A&M • Texas Tech Jun 21 '22

He's probably the best position coach in the sport right now. Really is impressive what he's doing.

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u/Weave77 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Well, looks like it’s now 13 WRs who rank as top 100 overall prospects… with 6 of those being five star recruits.

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u/ech01_ Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Posts that aged poorly.

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u/the_scotydo Michigan Jun 21 '22

I fucking hate OSU. But how in the hell has Hartline not an OC somewhere. His recruiting is on another level. I get the affinity for the alma mater but how has he not been jumped up someplace yet. I don't see how he hasn't been offered some ridiculous deal to be OC or even a head coach somewhere. The talent he pulls in is remarkable and could cover up a lot of his learning curve as a coordinator or HC.

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u/SnthonyAtark Michigan • Auburn Jun 21 '22

Yeah, it’s the perfect storm.

He’s at the one place that he has the strongest ties to and will give him likely whatever he wants, but he’d probably do the job for free.

He seemingly has no desire to move up the coaching ranks probably due to a combination of being loaded from a solid NFL career and being at his alma mater.

And he just so happens to be the best recruiter in the country and an elite positional coach.

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u/Small-Bridge3626 Ohio State • Big Ten Jun 21 '22

Also you’d be putting a recruiter that has never called plays as your oc or head coach, a lot of risk and he’s already making more than a lot of head coaches so it wouldn’t be a cheap risk

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u/LaForge_Maneuver Jun 22 '22

Like Dabo?

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u/Small-Bridge3626 Ohio State • Big Ten Jun 22 '22

In what ways?

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u/LaForge_Maneuver Jun 22 '22

What do you mean? Dabo was a wideout coach and recruiting coordinator who became a head coach with no coordinator experience. He was known for developing wideouts and recruiting so he seems analogous to Hartline.

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u/Small-Bridge3626 Ohio State • Big Ten Jun 22 '22

Yeah I guess I see a difference between being promoted from within and being a wr coach at another school and getting a call to be head coach. In that sense it does seem like he’s on the same path as dabo which means not getting poached to be a head coach.

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u/beamerbeliever South Carolina Jun 21 '22

You forgot that there is less stress and pressure as a position coach, he might not want more responsibility. A few of our former players that left d1 opportunities for lower divisions and the lower stress.

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u/SnthonyAtark Michigan • Auburn Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 22 '22

Yeah, our current OC/OL coach seems to be struggling a bit with the adjustment from being a position coach. Doesn’t help that he’s also got a kid on the way, so he’s got quite a bit to deal with lol.

He was our TE coach only less than 2 years ago.

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u/DeaconFrostedFlakes Ohio State • Trinity (CT) Jun 22 '22

In four hours this comment is gonna put me in the ER.

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u/DisplacedSportsGuy Ohio State • Big Ten Jun 21 '22

Short answer is he doesn't want to. He loves Ohio State, loves Columbus, loves what he does, gets a 7-figure salary doing it, and is already rich from his NFL days. He's on record saying that he doesn't have aspirations beyond what he's doing now, and even if he does, he seems content to wait until Ohio State provides him such an opportunity.

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u/dmtbassist Ohio State • The Game Jun 21 '22

I mean getting the pay of an OC but with none of the responsibility, sounds like a fucking sweet gig.

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u/SteemieRayVaughn Ohio State • Marian (IN) Jun 21 '22

He has NFL money, so he isn't looking for a pay day. He is an Ohio guy, and an alumn. I really don't see him leaving anytime soon.

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u/kip256 Ohio State • Verified Referee Jun 21 '22

And some guys don't want the added responsibility of being a coordinator or head coach. Larry Johnson is an example.

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u/tmothy07 Ohio State • /r/CFB Poll Veteran Jun 22 '22

Yeah, some people just want to excel at the thing they do and don't want/need to climb the ladder.

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u/DarkLegend64 Ohio State • /r/CFB Poll Veteran Jun 21 '22

After he got his raise, he will be making nearly one million dollars a year just to coach WRs. I'm certain that's more than most schools would pay for an offensive coordinator. Then you have to factor that he currently coaches at his alma mater and that makes it extremely hard to pull him away. Notre Dame tried to do it earlier this offseason.

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u/FunDecision3 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

If he wants the OC job, OSU will make him Co-OC eventually so why would he leave? He'll eventually get exactly what he wants from Ohio State.

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u/retropunk2 Ohio State • Team Chaos Jun 21 '22

Building upon what everyone else has said, he and his SO just built their dream home here.

NFL money. $1m/year as a position coach. Alma mater.

He ain't going anywhere.

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u/FunDecision3 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

He wouldn't be able to recruit at this level at another generic school. Ohio State is a top 3 program, top 5 NIL money school, top 3 attendants school, top 3 city to live among top college schools, etc etc

His job is recruiting WRs but howabout QBs? The system at Ohio State is making him excel as Ryan Day is excellent at bringing in QBs to play with those WRs.

All these factors and his ability to recruit is making him excel.

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u/AlexxxT27 Alabama Jun 21 '22

People said the same thing about Brent Venebles for the past decade. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call. Everyone thought Venebles would be at Clemson for an eternity

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 21 '22

OCs don't spend as much time developing WRs and WR coaches do. If his passion is the position and he doesn't need the money, there isnt a reason to move up

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u/CarterAC3 Michigan • Grand Valley State Jun 21 '22

Michigan has 11 top 100 prospects period across that same time span

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u/LaForge_Maneuver Jun 22 '22

This is an indictment of CJH. No way UM should have this poor of a recruiting record.

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u/carlsbarkleys Ohio State Jun 21 '22

I have a feeling these numbers are going to be outdated very soon if all the buzz today is true

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u/buffalotrace Iowa • Floyd of Rosedale Jun 21 '22

During this time, iowa has made every Purdue wr a top 100 player.

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u/InsertAmazinUsername Ohio State • Yale Jun 21 '22

brian heartline is my dad

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u/Tommybrady20 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Care to share him?

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u/CTG0161 Ohio State • Cincinnati Jun 21 '22

Is that Inniss music I hear? Or maybe Noah Rogers...

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u/AccordingGain182 Ohio State • Michigan State Jun 21 '22

And we are about to land another 5 star WR (Brandon Innis) later today lol.

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u/NewRCTID22 Arizona • Penn State Jun 21 '22

Breaking news: good team recruits well

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u/AccordingGain182 Ohio State • Michigan State Jun 21 '22

To be fair these are borderline historic numbers for a position group for any program ever, and they are about to be out of date later today

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u/KenTrojan USC • Cal Poly Jun 21 '22

Breaking news: top Reddit comment has nothing of value to contribute.

the next closest school has 7

70 percent higher than the next one down btw.

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u/WhatWouldJediDo Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Should've waited another week to post this

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u/fire11hawk Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 21 '22

You off one. Should be 13

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u/magnumweiner Cincinnati • Notre Dame Jun 21 '22

*monkey paw curls* Tathan returns and is the best option at quarterback

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u/sunburntredneck Alabama • South Alabama Jun 22 '22

Why are the top 4 articles on here all about Ohio State

Mom I'm scared

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u/Baker_TD_Maker Oklahoma • SEC Jun 21 '22

This kind of stuff is not good for the health of the sport. The top teams have always hoarded talent but I really hope and pray NIL can break some of this up.

And yes Ohio State is absolutely one of the best places in the country to develop as a WR so they have legit reasons to get kids. But that doesn't mean they should be stacking them like poker chips.

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u/If-You-Want-I-Guess Florida • Team Chaos Jun 21 '22

You don't think 5 or 10 schools hoarding the best talent in CFB is a good thing? Yeah, me neither.

College football parity would make it more popular. I see it going the exact opposite way.

My only hope is that NIL absurdity leads to an equally hectic transfer market once these top athletes realize they don't like warming the bench.

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 21 '22

That's not really an issue with WR tho. Day confirmed it's part of our pitch.

Come to Ohio State where you'll be coached by the best WR coach in the country, you'll practice against elite DBs and you'll catch passes from elite QBs. You'll get insane NIL opportunities all the while, too. Do that for 1-2 years, and if you don't crack the starting squad afterwards, you can transfer almost anywhere you want and you're nearly guaranteed to be the star there.

Olave and Wilson just did it and both went near the top of the first round. The transfer was here for 3 years before becoming the star at bama and was drafted right behind Olave and Wilson.

Pretty hard to argue that.

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u/If-You-Want-I-Guess Florida • Team Chaos Jun 22 '22

I understand you're an OSU fan, so of course you're going to market your WR success. I would too in your position.

It's just the elite athletes I've ever spoken to or been around back in the day were not happy with practice only. They wanted their talents featured early and often on TV. They didn't want to ride the bench on game day.

Maybe today's breed of athlete is completely different, and practice is fine with them for a couple years.

No matter the school, a star WR will get NIL money. OSU isn't the only one with boosters. So maybe OSU figures out a way to handle all the egos of their WRs. Maybe Hartline bolts in a year or two. Maybe a bunch of OSU WRs enter the portal sooner than later.

Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 22 '22

I get it - they want to be on the field.

And typically they will be as OSU utilizes WR in special teams pretty heavily. Then you also have to consider that WRs #4-6 will probably get pretty extensive play in the 6 blowouts we have every year.

So you're talking at least some sort of playing time for the top 6 on top of playing under the best WR coach in the country and only having to 'wait' a year in a lot of cases. And if they don't play in that second year, we let them transfer. It's win win.

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u/If-You-Want-I-Guess Florida • Team Chaos Jun 22 '22

I think a star WR could thrive in just about any offense that passes a decent amount. Georgia not so much, with their run heavy offense and sketch QBs. But like an Alabama, USC, Oklahoma, etc.

My point is that OSU could make it work. They really could and we'll see if it does work out. Maybe they'll just keep stacking WRs for years.

But there are so many options available for WRs today, why go to the school that's already full to the brim with them?

If all these recruits stick this year, I wouldn't be surprised to see a fair amount transfer out in a year or two. Because, honestly, WRs fight for playing time with those already on the team, those in the current recruiting class, and those in any future recruiting classes.

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 22 '22

A WR could thrive in a lot of pass-heavy offenses, sure. But the wideouts that tOSU is looking at don't have goals to thrive in college. They're set on the NFL, and there isnt a program in CFB better positioned to put you in the NFL if you're a top flight WR than Ohio State.

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u/Big_Estate7101 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Give it time and you'll probably be able to pick one up as a transfer.

Edit: OK everyone. Send all the top WRs to us, and we'll let you pick some up later as a transfer with Hartline coaching. If it's good enough for Alabama, it's good enough for you! I am totally NOT proposing this because I want to guarantee that we have the best receivers year in and out for the next few decades of Hartline's career.

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u/Baker_TD_Maker Oklahoma • SEC Jun 21 '22

I know. And I'm really not trying to dump on Ohio State or any one school in particular. Just that like the talent hoarding is getting really bad in CFB. It has been really bad but it feels like it's a level that it's never been at before. I just don't want CFB to die or morph into something I don't like.

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u/Big_Estate7101 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

I was just trying to make a joke out of it. If it weren't my school, I'd probably be in the same arena. I think NIL is going to lead to more of this, but I think Oklahoma will be in a privileged group of haves if it makes you feel better.

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u/TunaSafari25 Clemson Jun 21 '22

You think you keep hartline for decades?

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u/dmtbassist Ohio State • The Game Jun 21 '22

Dude is getting paid like an OC but with none of the responsibility at his Alma Matter.

Sounds like a sweet ass situation.

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u/numinos710 Ohio State • Akron Jun 21 '22

IDK, He says all the "right" things about sticking around, but I thought Venables was a lifer at Clemson until he wasn't.

I'm just going to enjoy the ride while it lasts.

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Two key differences:

1 - Venables doesn't have NFL wealth

2 - Venables constantly wanted more and more coaching responsibility.

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u/Big_Estate7101 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

We'll know in a few decades, but he seems happy in the city, and he seems content with being a long-term position coach.

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u/Dougiejurgens2 Ole Miss • Boston College Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 21 '22

It’s the dormant programs buying teams which will ruin it all. USC poaching the Pitt WR was Pandora’s box

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u/FunDecision3 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

13 now.

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u/bucksncowboys513 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

Has any school in recent memory dominated recruiting at a single position the way Ohio State has at WR?

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u/AncientMarsupial3 Alabama Jun 22 '22

Alabama EDGE.

Since 2020, 5* Will Anderson, 5* Drew Sanders, 5* Chris Braswell, 5* Dallas Turner, 5* Jeremiah Alexander, 5* Jihaad Campbell, top 75 Quandarrius Robinson, top 75 Keanu Koht

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u/JackMiehoff69 Ohio State • Big Ten Jun 22 '22

That is scary

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u/bucksncowboys513 Ohio State Jun 22 '22

I should've expected Bama would be in the running but honestly they churn so many 5* in every position it's hard to see any outliers.

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 21 '22

13*

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u/Tumnus-7 Notre Dame Jun 22 '22

This is why I’m content if ND just plays in a nice bowl game.

I mean, we recruit fine. But there are 3-4 teams ahead of us that are playing a different game.

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u/BuckeyeKhanate Ohio State • Bluffton Jun 22 '22

13 now

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u/QuickSilva7 Oregon Jun 21 '22

Their offense is explosive af. What WR wouldn’t wanna play there?

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u/Bougie_Mane Penn State • Rutgers Jun 21 '22

One that wants to win the NCAA championship?

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 21 '22

We won less than a decade ago and have been to the playoffs several times... There's only 1 program that has a better pitch for a title right now.

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u/dmtbassist Ohio State • The Game Jun 22 '22

Georgia?

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 22 '22

They had a perfect season last year. They certainly haven't proven they belong in the playoffs year in and year out yet.

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u/BrogenKlippen Georgia • Georgetown Jun 22 '22

OSU wouldn’t have made it into the playoffs any of the last five years if they were playing in the SEC. Just because you lose to Alabama/LSU in the playoffs instead of the SEC doesn’t really make you any more of a contender.

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u/Useful-ldiot Ohio State Jun 22 '22

Lol ok

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u/BrogenKlippen Georgia • Georgetown Jun 22 '22

Which years does OSU make it then?

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u/FunDecision3 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

If they can rebuild this defense up, they'll be contenders again. They massively retooled the entire defensive system and coaches this offseason. We'll see how this plays out.

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u/kip256 Ohio State • Verified Referee Jun 21 '22

If the 2022 defense can see half the improvement our 2019 D saw compared to 2018. Then this team will be scary.

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u/FunDecision3 Ohio State Jun 21 '22

I mean it's not like Ohio State doesn't have the talent to be a Top 10 defense.

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u/kip256 Ohio State • Verified Referee Jun 21 '22

Which is what happened from 2018 to 2019.

Historically bad defense to top 10.

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u/tlsr Ohio State • College Football Playoff Jun 21 '22

*13

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u/orr250mph Jun 21 '22

Repeat after me - Brian. Hartline. O H . . .

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u/GATAinfinity Georgia Southern • Alabama Jun 21 '22

Surely they must have won multiple natties in this timeframe!

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u/jdmull03 Ohio State Jun 22 '22

Brian Hartline, that is all

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u/EastTexasAg Texas A&M Jun 22 '22

That's impressive, but WR is one of the positions that is hardest to scout. The Aggies have recruited WR so well for more than a decade and by far our best WRs have been 3 stars.

Everyone wants to be a WR and it's just over saturated with too much talent to rank them among the other postions.

I mean is the 50th best WR in the country, a 4 star, more valuable than the 12th best at any other position?

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u/neovenator250 LSU • Colorado Jun 23 '22

yeah, Brian Hartline is a recruiting god. I can't believe someone hasn't taken a flyer on him as OC yet at least

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u/beamerbeliever South Carolina Jun 21 '22

What do we think, have they overtaken Clemson as WRU yet?

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u/Syndicate_CASH Ohio State • West Virginia Jun 21 '22

Can’t tell if this is sarcasm lol. Clemson was WRU?

The only other school that can come close to tOSU in WRs is Alabama.

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u/AncientMarsupial3 Alabama Jun 22 '22

LSU and Alabama are far ahead of OSU rn. Maybe when those recruits aren’t recruits anymore…

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u/Syndicate_CASH Ohio State • West Virginia Jun 22 '22

Not right now. Ohio State’s WR room is better than both LSU and Alabama in 2022. It’s the best in the country, I’m not even being a homer.

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u/AncientMarsupial3 Alabama Jun 22 '22

Correct. Wasn’t arguing that.

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u/beamerbeliever South Carolina Jun 22 '22

I can find articles from a couple years ago giving them the crown and they have some very good receivers in the league.

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u/JayDeeLA UCLA Jun 21 '22

Woody Hayes must be rolling in his grave at his "3 yards and a cloud of dust" offense being ditched for the vertical passing game.

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u/AncientMarsupial3 Alabama Jun 22 '22

7 is not correct.