PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Being reported by 247. It makes me wonder if it's committable (doubt it). I would imagine he's below Watson/Barker/Henderson on our board.
I have been saying for a while now that he's my choice at QB if we don't land Watson.
I mentioned in another forum a few weeks ago that I would take Kizer over Barker. I still stand by that. I don't really know much about Henderson, but I think Kizer can and will get better. Barker still worries me playing in Northern Kentucky.
Watson is the clear top choice, but Kizer is not one to write-off at this stage of the game. His recruitment may get interesting this summer once some of the higher rated QB's are off the board.
i have seen him play 2-3 times last year and was not impressed. I think we can do alot better.
No way this is committable...I don't have a single ounce of doubt in my body
Was the LSU offer to Kizer (reported a couple days ago) non-committable?
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
I'd be shocked if it wasn't....Kizer is talented but he's nowhere near Bama or LSU good....not sure he's OSU-Michigan good
Just a question; are you separating Bama/LSU and OSU/Mich into tiers? The way you wrote it you kind of are but I don't think you meant it that way
Probably because he is from our region so we'd give him more of a chance than Bama or LSU would.
Correct, Hayze. You usually tend to "reach" a bit more on kids from your state or region. When you go outside of your pipeline states, it's normally for elite talent. OSU is certainly operating that way right now.
Bama is on another tier than everyone else right now though, ha.
I know as a Nebraska fan I want Kizer as our QB. We need to have a dual threat QB to run our offense. Can't have some flat footed slow moving snail as the QB no matter how accurate the passing is.
You said Nebraska and "accurate passing" in the same paragraph and I can't seem to comprehend it.
I don't come here to read immature snide remarks. You are free to take it elsewhere.
If you don't like it, don't read it. It was funny. Some of us enjoy humor at the expense of other teams. It wasn't even remotely immature. You're free to take your sensitivity elsewhere.
Well, Taylor Martinez isn't exactly a beacon of Quarterback accuracy. Career completion percentage of %59 and a 46-21 TD\INT ratio doesn't scream "Accurate QB".
So snide or not, he was really stating a fact-Nebraska's current QB isn't particularly accurate.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
You mean this isn't accurate?
Credit goes to Huskerboard for both ^^
Says the Nebraska fan on an Ohio State website?
Sorry about the treatment you're getting Nebraska fan. I think a QB like Kizer would fit right into your system. Have you guys ever had a pro style QB? I just can't seem to think of one.
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"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
Just a friendly word of advice, my Husker friend in Badgerland: you may want to follow the example of some great M*ch*g*n fans who contribute regularly to the discussion here (M Man and Hail2Victors9 come to mind) and understand that humorous comments at the expense of your favorite team happen, and should be embraced as an invitation to good-natured repartee.
Otherwise, grow a thick skin, 'cause snarky admonitions aren't likely to fly well with the average member of the commentariat.
Ugh, your On an Ohio State board not a Nebraska board, Who do you think you are telling people to go elsewhere on a board that doesn't support you're team?
I am new to the website but what the heck would anyone not a Buckeye fanatic want to do with this website? I am a huge Buckeye fan and I have absolutely no interest to visit opposing teams websites? What am I missing?
Sometimes it's fun to lurk and watch an entire fan base have a meltdown. I sometimes visit mgoblog and blackshoediaries. However I don't have a user name nor am I signed up and I never engage them. I just watch their tears fill my cup as I feast on their collective misery, anonymously.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes
I could understand creeping on other rival websites for shits and giggles but I think I would keep it on the down low and would not have a give away username. IMO
Some posters that are not OSU fans, such as M Man, Hail, and etc. are pretty rational dudes who don't troll and can some add some insight from the Dark Side to things around here. They also are good sports and take jokes and whatnot in stride.
Don't be so easily offended, Nebraska. I think it was just a little good-natured fun. You know....a joke...kind of.
"Here officer, hold my beer while I find my license."
Wait I only just now realized the Nebraska poster implied that I should leave the OSU board for poking a little (truthful) fun at his team's QB., what a riot.
He should be happy we wont play each other for a while...thank their lucky stars if you ask me...
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
70-31 has that effect it seems.
It doesn't seem right for Bama to be offering the same QBs as Ohio St. considering their offense is a different style. OSU gets mobile (dual threat) qbs and bama gets pocket passers (pro). After all the trash Saban talks of spread offenses (out of fear?) is he trying to join the ranks?
"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"
I honestly think Bama is like the girl who pretends she doesn't like you yet facebook stalks you whenever she is alone. I think Bama is worried about TOSU... Cannot wait to beat them next year!
I was thinking the same thing. I believe Bama is offering in hopes of keeping Kizer from ending up at OSU. LSU on the other hand runs somewhat of a spread and he could be successful in their offense.
Alabama offered a pro style QB today as well. So I think the assumptions being had here are correct.
Talked to a couple of buddies of mine and they are saying that there is NO WAY that this is a committable offer and that it's "Saban being Saban"...
"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got nine guys who better go do it again. Do it a little harder next time." -- Urban Frank Meyer -- I LOVE THIS DUDE!! :)
Saban sees Urban as a threat, he is going to mess in OSUs back yard this year.
While I agree with everyone else who believe it's a non-committable offer, Kizer is a very good, underrated QB, and the offer could become very committable in the near future.
All of the QBs at the top of the OSU board, Watson, Barker, Henderson, Allen, Kizer and Ulmer are continuing to get more and more offers and I personally feel that all of these guys, with the exception of Ulmer, will be off the table by the time OSU comes around and offers more QBs. While I can't find any information to verify this, that's probably why Henderson cancelled his visit last week b/c he knew that he wasn't going to get an offer, at least not yet. And I've also heard that Henderson is becoming less and less interested in OSU.
They need to get off the Watson bandwagon and start offering a couple of these QBs or it's going to come back and bite them in the ass.
I trust that the coaching staff isn't on a bandwagon and that they know what they're doing. They know much more than we do.
We all trust the OSU staff, but all opinions are represented on this site and some feel that the staff should move on to other QB's. I'm not a big fan of putting all my eggs in one basket, but I think the staff will end up with a good QB. I want either Waton, Barker, or Henderson. If we don't get one of those guys I will be disappointed, but I don't think it will hurt our chances of a national title in the next few years. I believe it will put us in a desperate situation for a 2015 QB, but don't think it is extremely crucial for this year.
Oh I understand the opinion, mine is just that we see less than half of what goes on, and I'm not sure the coaching staff should feel the "need" to do anything.
If we miss on a QB this year and next, I would then consider desperation. JT Barrett is going to have the QB spot nailed down for a few years. Missing out on the names above (and Kizer) would be a disappointment, but not a cause for panic. I would even throw out Jalin Marshall as an available QB down the road if needed (at least in certain packages).
No way we don't get a quality QB in this class. Absolutely won't happen. This isn't a punter we're talking about haha.
Urban knows Braxton is a senior in 2014 with Cardale Jones and JT Barrett behind him. At this moment, neither of those guys are proven at the college level so he needs to recruit his pants off to bring in the best possible talent he can get to compete with them for the starting job once Miller is gone.
I agree. If Watson isn't telling the staff something that they like they would have moved on by now.
I know a family that is good friends with the Kizers. Last I checked they said Kizer had offers form everyone in BIG except OSU/scUM. I'm pretty sure he's thinking Big Ten right now. I'll check with them again and hopefully they will have some news.
I think it is important to have a great QB in every class. Brax may be gone after this year if he tears it up, as many are expecting him to (SI cover, anyone?) Training the next generation is critical, and keeping the pipeline stocked is important.
Braxton is not leaving after this year. To think so is nonsense.
Couldn't agree more. I have no idea who would downvote this. He has questionable mechanics and zero accuracy. Love the guy, but he's an NFL receiver and there's no chance he leaves after his junior year.
The non committable scholarship offer is such a strange thing. It's like a girl asking you to go steady only she doesn't want to be seen with you in public and you can't tell anyone about it. To me a scholarship offer means a school wants you to play for their school not that they want you to wait around until everyone else on their board passes and then you can commit. Recruiting sites need to come up with a new term that labels recruits with those kind of offers.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men
Coming up with a new term may not be a bad idea.
That said, while the idea of the non-committable drives me crazy (your analogy was actually pretty good), I understand why teams do it.. Consider this: in the modern era, commitment doesn't mean 100% committed, necessarily. Urban says it means you're in the top 3 for the recruit.
So, if recruits can commit and not really "mean it," it's only fair that schools should be able to do the same.
It's a conditional offer.
The condition is if Bama misses out on every other 2014 pro-style QB. Then they will take Kizer just to keep him away from OSU.
Aren't all 'Bama offers conditional?
Saban's f#$king with Urban...I'd say this makes the Vonn Bell acquisition a bit more of a sting than many of us thought for Bama and I'm sure Tenn. Watch for both these programs to go after OSU targets all year long as well as future recruits too. This is personal now for these aforementioned colleges as well as Wiscy, TTUN, and MSU...it's going to happen. We flipped kids....now they're going to try to flip/steal our recruits. It's on folks!
Urban needs to start offering Bama targets and commits just to poke at Saban...
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