Video: Ohio State Commit Joe Burrow Shines in a 7 on 7 Scrimmage

By 11W Staff on July 13, 2014 at 7:53a

Ohio State's lone class of 2015 quarterback commit Joe Burrow took part in a 7 on 7 scrimmage in Athens Saturday and boy did he look good.

Eleven Warriors member Remy was on hand to capture this footage of Burrows slicing Stebbins on the way to going 9/10 for 205 yards and five touchdowns in as many series. Here's Remy's breakdown:


X-Blow: No. 1 receiver on left side runs a go and No. 2 receiver runs an out. Borrow completed to No. 1 receiver for 25 yards. 

X-Blow: No. 1 receiver on right side runs a go and No. 2 receiver runs an out. Borrow completed to No. 1 for a 15-yard touchdown


Bubble Seam: No. 1 WR runs a bubble and No. 2 WR runs a seam. 22 yard completion to No. 2 WR.

Trips Right Pick: No. 1 WR runs a flat post, No. 2 WR runs a go and No.3 WR runs a bubble. 10-yard completion to No. 1 WR.

X Z-Out: No. 1 WR runs a z-out and No. 2 receiver runs a flag. Incomplete pass to No. 1.

Trips Right X-Blow Fade: No. 1 WR on left side runs a fade. 7-yard TD to No. 1 WR.


Trips Left Seam: Every WR runs seam. Incomplete to No. 3 WR on left, pass interference called (should not have been flagged).

Deuces Lion Post: No.1 WR bubble and No. 2 post. 25 yard touchdown to No. 2.


Deuces Seam: No. 1 and No. 2 on left side run seams. 40 yard TD to No. 2.


Deuces Special: No. 1 on right side runs an out and No. 2 runs a slant. 14 yard completions to No. 1.

Deuces Ram-Fade: No. 1 on right side runs a bubble and No. 2 on right side runs a fade. 26 yard touchdown to No. 2.


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BUCKSOMIES's picture

This kid is a flat out baller.

Killer nuts's picture

3 thoughts:

1.) he stands tall in the pocket and delivers an accurate ball

2.) as a perfectionist I'll bet he wishes he had pass number 5 (the incompletion) back. That guy was open for a while

3.) it must be hard being the D lineman in 7 on 7

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edr4225's picture

This kid has a nice arm 

lets go bucks!!

Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture

Always nice to catch a glimpse at him in a non-drill format, though it obviously wasn't a real game either. He had some nice touch on some of the balls, fitting them into tight pockets or over multiple defenders before dropping it in there. I don't pretend to know much about QB fundamentals, but there seemed like a few times he lost the proper mechanics in his throw, though usually still made the pass.

Also, as KN stated above, I'm sure he wants that throw back. It looked like he almost threw it but was looking for something better and came back to the checkdown too late. 

tl;dr: He shows some great potential, and I'm exciting to see him grow.

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

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FROMTHE18's picture

Definitely some areas to work on but he looks like he could develop into a great QB for us. He clearly can make a lot of the throws, but I'd like to see a bit more zip on the ball. I think he has a nice touch pass game. 

DaveStephens's picture

I still think Joe Burrow, and our 2016 QB commit, is the reason OSU cooled on Gibson.  Not Gibson's perceived attitude or anything else.

The Dude abides.

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Poison nuts's picture

Did we get a 2016 guy? I know about Clark in 2017 but hadn't heard of a 2016 QB committing.

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DaveStephens's picture

Nope, you're right, 2017.  I can't remember the name, so I had nothing to tie it to.  Thanks for the correct.

The Dude abides.

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MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

I was gonna say he looked really calm in the pocket but then I remembered that there weren't any pass rushers.

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Norwalk's picture

It looks like Luke was making the defensive calls. (No sarcasm intended)

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Norwalk's picture

I think I found a position I could excel at...I could be that guy on the d-line taking a knee each play.

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Citrus's picture

I am happy to have a throw first QB in the mix. Runners are great but I miss seeing a guy sling it.

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Hovenaut's picture

Just affirms everything I have read about Burrows, very happy he's on board.

Remy - appreciate all your contributions, you're helping us through the last few weeks of the off season in a big way.

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Thanks Hovenaut. I was there for the scrimmage and figured you guys would like to see Burrow in action.

npeterson5's picture

Is that Armani Reeves at corner? 

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Seeing comments about wanting to see more zip on his throws - I believe Coach Mick's strength and conditioning will help improve that.  Otherwise, I like that he throws a catchable ball (reminds me a bit of Hoying/Germaine), and more importantly that he has a sense of timing to drop it in tight coverage.

That said, the defensive side didn't look that good in these drills, so time will tell, but a lot of good to build on

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mtrotb's picture

What level was the competition down there yesterday?


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Matt Gutridge's picture

DII- Stebbins

DIII- Athens and Sheridan

DIV- Bloom-Carroll and Miami Trace

DV- Alexander

DVI- Belpre

DVII- Trimble and Southern

I believe there were 10 teams. These are the nine I can remember.

TMac511's picture

The workplace blocks YouTube, but I know that Stebbins isn't the greatest of competition. They played in the same conference as I did in high school (Central Buckeye), and they consistently won one or two games per year. Granted, they were in the "big school division," but their football talent is severely lacking.

whiskeyjuice's picture

I like the accuracy. The QB battle will be interesting next year. 

Has the number 2 QB been named yet this year? Is it Cardale?

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

Him1stftballl8er's picture

I don't have a link, but Cardale was the clear no. 2 coming out of Spring ball. I'm sure if you search through 11W archives or even google, you'll find something to confirm. 

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whiskeyjuice's picture

I found a couple July articles but they make it sound like the battle between Cardale and Barrett will go into the fall.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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whiskeyjuice's picture
The following is a link to an article in reference to Herman taking the QB's out for some QB bonding. They went  zip-lining. I think that's awesome to see them get into activities like that outside of football. Definitely better than trying to meet up at the Grown n Sexy!

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture

Thanks for the link! I am surprised I never saw that before. It definitely looks like the guys have the physical part down; if only they can get the mental consistency, any if them could be really special!

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

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whiskeyjuice's picture

I'm also impressed with how Steve Collier looks as a true frosh, his guns show that he has been working out with Marotti.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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BroJim's picture

Nice film. Let's hope he gets better as the season moves forward.

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bdegroff's picture

I thought his last pass was the best of the clip. Otherwise, his receivers were wide open. Its good its early, the defense looked lost. The corner route was good, he led the receiver to the open spot (which was everywhere). Once he learns to keep his throwing arm higher, his accuracy will improve. Looks like a solid recruit!

Rob Reese's picture

Good call.  It also appears to be the pass with the most mustard on it, too.

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Keith Byars is the man's picture

How did Trimble and sheridan look Remy?

Nothing is Impossible!!!

Matt Gutridge's picture

Keith Byars Is The Man, I did not get to see the Tomcats play and don't know what they have coming back from their state runner-up team. Sheridan has work to do, but there were many positives to take away from the seven "games" they played. The Generals tied Athens and forced several coverage sacks.

Keith Byars is the man's picture

Thanks Remy was curious since both these teams have a good tradition of football. The other teams there don't really ring a bell to me as being  strong usually.

Nothing is Impossible!!!

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BiElEmAsDoUbLeChIn's picture

Just watching his demeanor in the pocket and his throwing motion he reminds me a lot of Alex smith!! Urban did wonders with him and he is a good nfl quarterback now! I'll take it!!

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45buckshot's picture

Obviously he might look totally different with DL and linebackers charging at him, but I like him. I'm sure UM3 will keep gunning for a 5* all world Qb, but if we don't get one, I like the guys we have. Somebody in the interview comments compared him to Krenzel; honestly he looks like he throws the ball better than Krenzel ;) but it's a good point: you don't need an all-world Qb to win NTs. With all the other talent UM3 has brought in, we don't necessarily need the best Qb… just somebody who can make the throws to get the ball to playmakers and run enough to keep the defense honest… 

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—G.K. Chesterton

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Soulbowler's picture

Solid skill set. Kinda hard to tell in this environment. But decent arm. Definitely good enough to make most throws. But, like all good qb's it's what's between his ears that makes the difference

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