Kid is a Buckeye all the way.
Win a national championship, beat Wisconsin, Alabama and FSU/Oregon while putting up good/great numbers and come back to ride the bench behind JT waiting for another injury to get my chance again, or ride my hot hand into the NFL? Real hard choice imo.
I think its highly unlikely both Miller and Barrett go down again next year but if they do, there's Collier, Gibson and Burrow sitting there waiting. And I'm sure Urban & Herman would love to get Gibson in the game during his freshman season anyways.
You think it's extremely likely Cardale wont get drafted if he puts up Wiscy type numbers against Alabama and FSU/Oregon?
This is just a hypothetical, but the kid would be 36/51, 771 yards, 9 TDs and 0 Ints in our 3 biggest games under Meyer, not to mention a national champion and mvp of the game. The kid will be drafted. Mel Kiper said earlier today this years draft class doesn't have a franchise QB, which leads me to believe this is a weak draft class, and Winston may end up returning to FSU next season which makes it even weaker. You really believe Cardale is extremely likely not to get drafted with those numbers against those teams in this QB draft class?
Never said he was, but Harris has been the #1 RB on the staffs board since he decommitted from Michigan, if you think the staff wouldn't accept his commitment if he wants in then I don't know what to tell you.
But Lee is playing a position where he and Worley are the only two players on the team capable of playing that position. If Hubbard is good enough to start his first season as a DE then I wont complain.
Do you think Cardale is risking his chances on one or both of his teammates getting injured?
True, I wasn't knocking you or anything, just pointing out that if his height is correct then our opponent on new years has a pretty good 5'10 starting corner as well.
Not using my scarlet shaded glasses at all, Cardale stated his only dream was to be a starting QB for Ohio State. Putting myself in his shoes I wouldn't want to transfer to go to another school, and have to sit a year when I can go pro from my dream school and get paid to sit and have a chance to learn and start in the NFL.
Alabama's starting corner Eddie Jackson is 5'10 and he's been pretty good for them. With Hubbard, I just don't see him starting after just one year of learning the position when Holmes has been playing the position since high school. And yeah our LB core is going to be insane with Booker getting more pt, and Hilliard, Baker plus Conner coming in. I don't think we have to worry about seeing a Cam Williams anytime soon.
You are correct, but again I ask, where will Cardale get more experience if Barrett beats him out again? By time Barrett leaves Cardale would have graduated. His best bet is to ride his hot hand into the NFL draft. Sitting on the bench does nothing for him.
A few thoughts, I agree that Corey Smith will be a starter next year, kid is very talented and has flashed that at times this year, just needs to learn how to hold on to the ball.
I also think Jones may end up starting at RT, if I recall correctly, I believe Farris moved back to the defensive line against Wiscy.
I would put Jalyn Holmes over Sam Hubbard, simply because that's Holmes natural position and he has played well at times this year when he got in games. I would put Lewis as the backup to Bosa and Holmes starting Viper with Hubbard as back up.
I also think there's a chance Booker backs up McMillan and Hilliard backs up Perry.
Last but not least, I see Webb beating out Conley for that other starting CB spot. Kid is a baller and Conley has gotten embarrassed at times this year. I know growing pains but still, the video of Webb locking down Treadwell sold me on this kids ability to be a lockdown corner at this level.
How will he get more experience if Barrett beats him out yet again for the starting QB spot?
This. Weber committed to the staff before they visited Harris, you can best believe the staff mentioned to him that Weber committed but there's still a spot for him if he wants in. People thinking Weber will scare Harris away need to take a look at Alabama's RB depth, they easily have the deepest RB group other than Georgia.
You serious? If Cardale lights up Alabama and Oregon/FSU he will definitely get NFL looks, especially with his measurables 6'5/250lbs and the strongest arm in college football. He wouldn't be an early round pick but I can see him going in Round 3 to a team who's looking for a solid backup to groom until their starter retires/moves on. Mel Kiper even recently said that there are no franchise QBs in this draft, so why shouldn't Jones test his luck in a weak QB draft class? I hope he stays but if the kid leaves because he won a championship and doesn't want to risk being a backup after that then I wont blame him.
And for everyone saying Jones isn't experienced enough, what good will potentially riding the bench behind Barrett do for him?
Didn't mean to put that first tweet two times.
Imo Haskins is the better passer right now, but Guarantano is the better all around QB and under Meyer/Herman (hopefully) he would be dynamic.
I would prefer Guarantano simply because dual threat QBs always kill it in college, and Guarantano increases our chances with Walker.
College talk with @_KareemWalker— Jarrett Guarantano (@Guarantano18) December 9, 2014
Not at all similar, Meyer simply liked Zeke better than Green. In this case Harris was still the staffs #1 priority, but spots are filling quick and they couldn't wait any longer to see if Harris was coming around. Harris could still end up in this class if he wants to be in.
We are also in on #1 RB and top 10 player Kareem Walker, who happens to be from the same state and good friends with Jarrett Guarantano. They both have spoken before about their desire to play together at the next level.
That's because Herman and Kiffin have two completely different styles of offense. Herman is all about spreading the ball out to multiple playmakers, but most importantly run first. Kiffin's offenses is predicated on featuring your best player, so if that player is a QB or WR they will throw a lot, if it's a running back then they will run a lot. Besides, Herman > Kiffin.
I believe this is what he is referencing.
1. Bama 2. Oregon 3. FSU 4. TCU— Lawrence Cager (@LC1era_) December 7, 2014
really did TCU so wrong it's unfair smh lol I would be mad AF if I was Tre Boykin and the boys— Lawrence Cager (@LC1era_) December 7, 2014
@OSUFOOTBALL_ my man TCU was in the playoff the week before and won their game by 50 points, it's not fair to the school or players— Lawrence Cager (@LC1era_) December 7, 2014
Saban was in before Meyer, he didn't post a picture with Saban.
Sounds like the in home visit with Meyer, Hinton and Drayton went better than the in home visit with Saban and Bama's RB Coach Steele.
Message boards from people who know someone.
Some smoke out there right now that Ohio State may still be the team to beat for Harris. Sounds like it's Ohio State at 1 with Bama making a push.
When it comes to Kentucky, the kid loves the school and the coaches, but he also wants to win and knows he wont win at the home school.
Alabama just has way too much RB depth to overcome and Harris wants to play early. If he were to commit to Bama, he would start off at best 4th or 5th on the depth chart.
When it comes to Ohio State, he loves coach Meyer, and he has the best relationships with our commits. If we can somehow get him back on campus before his announcement, this kid will end up a Buckeye, even if he doesn't get back on campus, he's visited Ohio State tons of times in the past.
A lot of people are nervous about the two November visits to Alabama and rightfully so, but Harris is a football junky and why wouldn't the kid want to see two marquee matchups (Alabama vs. Miss State & Alabama vs. Auburn). In the end, the RB depth at Alabama will push this kid away, especially if he's serious about wanting to see the field early. It's not about being afraid of competition, its about being realistic and doing what's best for his college football career.
Just my thoughts on why there's smoke around Berea that Ohio State is the team to beat.