Urban Meyer Jokes That He'll Start Aaron Craft at Quarterback Next Season

By Jason Priestas on March 18, 2013 at 9:13p

Urban Meyer attended a National Football Foundation banquet in Toledo Monday night and shared a few thoughts on Findlay native Aaron Craft. The Toledo Blade's Dave Briggs has the quips:

Oh, and sorry, Braxton:

The crazy thing is that in most years, Ohio State fans would actually support Aaron Craft at quarterback of the football team, providing Matta would ever agree to allow it to happen. With an incumbent that happens to be the reigning Big Ten MVP, though, we'd prefer to see Craft at safety.


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741's picture

Hell yes - safety.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I'd put Braxton at HB, Hyde at FB and Craft at QB. Pistol.

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GH_Lindsey's picture

Maybe Marotti can bulk him up and we can have another converted white LB to keep Shazier company

OldColumbusTown's picture

Interestingly enough, I believe Craft was all state as a safety his junior year. Or at least a very dynamic player at the safety position. Wouldn't it be something if he didn't get drafted in the NBA and went the Paulus route for one year, playing football?

Colonel Quaritch's picture

He was an all state QB and Division 5 POY in Ohio his junior year.

"The question isn't who's going to let me, it's who's going to stop me." 

Grant Edgell's picture

At one point in the last twelve months Bradley Roby insisted on Twitter that Craft could absolutely play DB, but of course I can't find it now.

AndyVance's picture

To paraphrase some girl's Twitter feed: #swoon.

dubjayfootball90's picture

For me, it is very weird hypothetical putting craft on the football team, especially at safety. I will explain why:
Main reason: Height
Yes, I know he is 6'2", but I am just so used to seeing others tower over craft, being 6'5" and above, that I automatically have it in my head that Craft is so short, like 5'9" or so, mainly because I am always in a football mindset and if people tower over someone that much, he has to be short, not thinking that basketball players are trees..
So whenever we joke about putting craft at safety, I have to go through my progressions, and it happens every time in this sequence:
1) Yea right craft is too short to play safety, everyone towers over him
2) Wait, Craft is about 6'2"
3) 6'2" is a pretty big safety
4) Craft is pretty fast as well and has amazing feet and hands.
5) Yea, Craft would be a sweet safety.
I can never skip directly to #5, I just can't.... But now that I have been through my progressions, Craft would be a pretty sweet safety.

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USMC11917's picture

He'd be great at safety. Case and point, remember that mid court pass he tipped and took the opposite direction on that inbound? Pure safety talent there!

Jhesse17's picture

Screw safety, I'd like to see him play press on the other team's bets wideout. 6'2" 190 is prototypical size for a press corner and with the feet, straight line speed, agility and ball skills he possesses, I am confident that he would be a great corner. Oh, and I'll take Scott at the Harvin position while we're at it.

andyb's picture

do we know his 40 time?  I bet Alex does!

Earle's picture

I dunno. I think he loses the rosy cheek intimidation factor when he puts on a helmet.

Seriously, he has the size, the speed, the hands, the vision. How many years of FB eligibility would he have? Paulus should know.

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bigbadbuck's picture

I think the rosy cheeks are the perfect disguise.  Kinda like a wolf in sheeps clothing. Underestimate him and bam the receiver gets blown up, Underestimate him and 70 yards later he's in the end zone and the Bucks are 7 points the better

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Yeah, safety.  Kind of have a bit of a beast under center already.  Damn, we're blessed to have athletes like Brax and Craft at our great university. 
Didn't a dude from MSU play football for John L and basketball for Izzo?  His name eludes me but I believe he was a WR in football and probably a forward in basketball. 

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Bucks43201's picture

He has NFL CB hips.

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CALPOPPY's picture

And you know, the hips don't lie.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

The crazy thing is that in most years, Ohio State fans would actually support Aaron Craft at quarterback of the football team,

Only when Bauserbomb was starting.

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achillesx's picture

I thought I heard he was going to try out CB...

hail2victors9's picture

How could Craft play anything but defense?  It's his specialty.

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brandonbauer87's picture

I know this is all in jest, but I'd like to see Craft get a shot. I know he's quick but I'm not sure he has the straight line speed. 

Colonel Quaritch's picture

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"The question isn't who's going to let me, it's who's going to stop me." 

shortbus20's picture

Aaron Craft from scout.com    http://ohiostate.scout.com/a.z?s=145&p=8&c=1&nid=5229810   
Craft played football as well for Liberty-Benton as both a quarterback and free safety. On the gridiron his LBHS was regional champions in 2006 and 2009 and the state runner up in 2009. He was an all-state QB in 2008 and 2009 while earning Ohio Division 5 Offensive Player of the Year honor in 2009.
I think he could play safety or quarterback equally well.

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