Hitting the Links Is Rich
One big takeaway is that Fox will probably be broadcasting the Ohio State-Michigan game from now on, which probably means that Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will be getting the call. Gus, who was born in Detroit, has always been a Michigan fan.
Also, it's been a while since I've thrown out a really unpopular opinion, but here goes: Jim Delany deserves a lot of credit here, for giving the Big Ten's athletic departments the resources to thrive and burnish our legacies. The Maryland and Rutgers moves have not been popular, and his silence regarding satellite camps was unsavory and preposterous, but it's also time we start demanding more from the coaches and the ADs to start using Delany's advantages for our collective benefit.
Both Morris and O'Korn have two more years left to play. Speight, on the other hand, has three. General consensus has been that one or two would transfer out, but it's actually not inconceivable, if this ends up being a tight race, that we see one player start a majority of 2016 and another take the reins in 2017. This is without a doubt the most fascinating position battle.
I'll predict both start Week 1.
Athlon Sports also released their 2016 All-Big Ten Team, as well.
For those who enjoy soccer and are following the European championships right now, this piece by H&R is a must-read.
I liked this piece. My own expectations are that OSU can kick a lot of behind, unless there are a few injuries somewhere - for the offensive line particularly. However, that caveat tends to apply to all teams and most positions. That's why the season's played.
And, speaking of, I'll throw this in here: one of the top ten recruits in the 2017 class, Ohio State commit Jake Moretti, tore his ACL this week. The offensive lineman will miss his senior year, and may need to redshirt.
Gene Smith talks about Harbaugh, satellite camps, and plenty else. But I had to include this link because of this quote: "[Harbaugh] is an outstanding coach. That's what people lose perspective of. The man can coach, He can get it done. Regardless of his tactics and strategies, the man gets it done, and he's doing it clean." Oorah.
So, you may know a little about Juan Harris, a 6'3", 369-pound defensive tackle out of West Union, Iowa. Harris decommitted from Iowa this past week, which marked the third team he has decommitted from the Hawkeyes. His recruitment has been ... well, no comment on how it's been. But for those who love Mad Libs, BHGP has put together a news release of his most recent decommitment.