GreatBraffsby: Two questions 1. Which current starters are going to be drafted in the first 3 rounds 2. Can any other team match the skill position talent and depth of Elliott, Thomas, Marshall, Braxton, Samuel, Wilson, Dixon and Campbell?
BG: Bosa. Washington. Lee. Perry. Bell. Vannett. Thomas. Zeke. Elflein. Decker. Braxton. As to the skill guys, that's a pretty solid group and the first five you mentioned are special.
HannibalBuck: Which of the freshmen look like they might be contributors in the future?Are there any that seem to be in over their heads?
BG: Isaiah Prince, K.J. Hill, Torrance Gibson, Joey Burrow, Denzel Ward and Justin Hilliard are the ones I hear mentioned the most. Too soon to write off any of the others.
bloodofabuck: Can you give us your thoughts and/or a breakdown if you will of the Jabrill note? Seems to be a burning topic here and one that most of the members here really seem to enjoy for some odd reason...
BG: I opened it to see what it was because I love the kid's talent. Once I read a few lines and saw what it was, I closed it and moved on. That garbage doesn't hit my radar, but I understand why people like that stuff. It's just not for me.
WBURGBUCKI: Urban Harbaugh Dantonio Franklin please rank in order of most remaining years in the B10.
BG: Very tough to say, because it's the coaching profession and it's highly unpredictable. I believe Franklin is the youngest, and he might be the one guy that could jump to another job, but he seems set on Penn State right now. He is also having the least success, and would be the one guy that needs to up the win total going forward. I believe the other three could be in their spots for a long while, as all appear to have jobs they are very happy with.
internationalbuckeye: Who replaces JT in 2 years?
BG:I think it will be Joey Burrow, but if Torrance Gibson gets moved back to QB full time, Urban might be intrigued with his running abilties.
phatassjungle: How do we stack up against scUM in the outhouse? Score?
BG:I will give out that guess a few days before the game when I see all the factors. Right now, I would have it a tossup game and can see either team winning. I would expect Ohio State to be favored, but the line should be around 3 I would guess. I'm expecting a war that goes to the wire.
mrbigbux: What would you place the odds at for both OSU and Sparty to both agree to move the game to a night game?
BG: It would make all the sense in the world to me, and I can't believe it's not a night game. I just assumed it was the prime time game in the evening. That really shocks me. I guess Michigan State would not agree to do that, but I'm just guessing.
woodyguy: Lattimore looked very good in the Rutgers game... What do you see in his future??
BG: I agree with you 100%. I think he has looked good since he had a few shaky moments early in the Indiana game. I think he will be the nickel going forward, and could play safety next year when Vonn Bell leaves. They could then put Denzel Ward at the nickel.
cjdjbucknuts: Which western division team do you see coming out of that dumpster fire going forward assuming Iowa does this year.Who becomes the best team over there?
BG: I think Iowa is in great shape to win it this year, but there's a lot of football left to be played. Going forward? I can see it being a tossup of average teams over the next decade. Pretty vanilla programs in that group.
jnmbuck: What was your opinion of DeShone Kizer when in HS. Did Ohio State recruit him very hard?
BG: I liked him far more than either Allen Trieu or Dave Berk did, and time will tell who was right. I thought Ohio State should have taken him when QB recruiting fell apart for them that summer. I still like him a lot.
NorthPoleBuckeye: If offered, would Larry Johnson take a HC position or is he content to be an assistant for the rest of his career?
KansasCityBuckeye: Prediction for the Kansas City Royals vs whoever they are playing in the World Series... MVP?
BG: Right now the Royals are up 2-0 and it looks like they are going to win it all. I thought the Mets would win the series behind their pitching, and it might not be over yet. I like the Royals a lot though, and love that they battled back to the World Series after last year's disappointing end. For MVP? I love Alcides Escobar and think he's a stud.
RSH1984: At the same point in the season last year which team would you rather have going forward from here. This years team or last years team and what is the biggest difference?
BG: Interesting question. I think this year's team is more talented, without question. I think this is the most talented team in the country from top to bottom. I did not think that last year at this time. I'm always a sucker for talent.
chex1868: Any insight on Matty Mauk situation? Why was he suspended? Who do you think starts at RB next year for OSU? Will Luke ever take a HC elsewhere? With Texans looking like a disaster if O'Brien and his staff gets canned, what do you think will happen to Vrabel? Does he stay in the NFL? Would he jump back to college to join Luke's staff if he were to get a HC job?
BG: No clue on the Mauk situation. I know his dad has been fighting cancer, but don't know much else. I think Samuel, Weber and Dunn fight for reps in next year's backfield at runningback. Tough call on Luke, because he and his wife love being at Ohio State and living in Columbus. It's going to be tough for him to leave Ohio State, but the lure of being head coach again might be too tough to pass up. Vrabel is perfect for the NFL, but he was surprisingly an amazing recruiter at the college level. I don't think Vrabel jumps back with Luke if that happens to be at a MAC school. Vrabel is VERY highly thought of, so he would land on his feet somewhere.
KentuckBuck: Discussion on Sirius this morning that both Notre Dame and Georgia jobs could also open up this year (Kelly to NFL or USC and Richt canned if he can't win a putrid SEC East)...your thoughts on likely replacements??
BG: I just don't see Georgia firing Richt, but if they do, Kirby Smart would finally leave Alabama and take that job in a second. I've always thought Kelly would take the Giants job when Tom Coughlin retires, but that might not happen for another 10 years or so. (HAHA). Notre Dame would be a dream job for 90% of the college head coaches, so they would get a good one for sure. Maybe Bob Stoops?