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The upside to subtraction at Ohio State

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08:10 AM ET 01.24 | Limited to 82 scholarships by NCAA sanctions, the pinch at Ohio State eased a bit with news that Joey O'Connor will transfer and Conner Crowell will not be cleared by the OSU medical staff. That leaves Ohio State with 58 players on the current roster. ... So far, the Buckeyes have 22 pledges to the Class of 2013. That puts them at 80, two under the 82 limit, as they continue their interest in several players, including Kentucky receiver Ryan Timmons. Several recruiting outlets reported Wednesday that Timmons just received his offer from Ohio State. Former Oregon pledge Dontre Wilson plans to visit Ohio State on Jan. 25 and, according to the Dallas Morning News, will host OSU coaches at his home on Thursday night.

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January 24, 2013  08:37 AM ET

And the path to the next NC Game begins.......is anyone out there gonna be a viable opponet this coming year?

January 24, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Way to go, roster management!!!

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January 24, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Processing players in the B1G now huh.

January 24, 2013  10:26 AM ET

what a crock!!!! If these kids are not being allowed to play at tOSU solely to make room for new recruits, then Meyer needs to go now. The B1G has rules to minimize these cases, but I guess there are loopholes.

So far, neither of these kids' stories have been in the fishwrap.

January 24, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Only one deletion? Probably spam at that...

January 24, 2013  10:45 AM ET

Those kids have legitimate issues. I contend that the B1G does not process players!


( turns back and removes serious look from face... walks away with a smirk and then hysterical and crazy mad-man laughter ensues as I turn the corner)

tOSU wins a MNC in 2-3 years if processing is allowed.

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January 24, 2013  01:52 PM ET

no worries, the cold weather excuse is still intact

January 24, 2013  02:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

no worries, the cold weather excuse is still intact

Kaboom!!!

January 24, 2013  02:12 PM ET

lol, O'Connor transferred to be close to home and Crowell transferred because he's not going to play. No one expected O'Connor to transfer, we're already thin at OL and we were looking forward to him. You can't blame a true freshman spending one year away from home and being homesick on OSU forcing him out. He was going to be playing a lot for OSU in the next few years.

January 24, 2013  03:53 PM ET
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And the path to the next NC Game begins.......is anyone out there gonna be a viable opponet this coming year?

Michigan will give the Buckeyes everything they want for the foreseeable future.

Like two freight trains headed toward each other on the same track.

It's going to be fun.

January 24, 2013  06:31 PM ET
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Those kids have legitimate issues. I contend that the B1G does not process players!( turns back and removes serious look from face... walks away with a smirk and then hysterical and crazy mad-man laughter ensues as I turn the corner)tOSU wins a MNC in 2-3 years if processing is allowed.

K-Dawg, I'm pretty sure your time in avi/name change purgatory is up.
While I am a Sparty fan, I've noticed a certain amount of roster management by Dantonio the last couple of years. Looks like there will be some this year too. Of course, it's entirely possible that some kids have already signaled their intentions to leave the program, but when I do the math, MSU has four or five 2013 commitments than available scholarships.

January 24, 2013  06:35 PM ET

Four or five MORE committments

 
January 25, 2013  03:08 PM ET

"The upside to subtraction at Ohio State."

I'm gonna take a guess and say that the upside of subtraction at OSU, would be the improvement it would provide in their academic requirements.

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