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acBuckeye


Dallas, TX (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 29 July 2011 | Blog

Born in Columbus, family moved to Texas at 3 years old and been here ever since. Dad graduated from Ohio State, so naturally, the choice of my fandom was easy to make.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slinging Ken Dorsey to the grass like a cheap doll, and watching the football flutter helplessly to the turf. Commence celebration.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman, Mike Doss
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Scoonie Penn, Deshaun Thomas
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Apr 2016

To be fair, the NCAA really hammered us b/c Tress lied about knowing. That's the main difference. The original crimes wouldn't have led to a bowl ban, thus allowing us to beat Notre Dame for the 2012 NC..... although Tress likely would've still been our coach. (Not a bad thing at all.)

Also, USC didn't cooperate with the NCAA over the Reggie Bush stuff, and they got the hammer too. So basically what I'm saying is, the NCAA, which used to actually use precedence for their decisions, now gives no thought whatsoever to precedence. They are like a box of chocolates regarding their decisions. You never know what you're going to get. They close their eyes and throw darts at the so-called Penalty Board.

The NCAA has always sucked, but we used to at least know what their sucky decisions were going to be. Now they are anybody's guess. The NCAA has now become terrible at being terrible.

Comment 14 Mar 2016
This is certainly not to say that Barrett is clearly a better player. If he was, he would've been named the starter from day-one last fall. However, as the Buckeyes began to adopt more uptempo elements as the season went along, Barrett's abilities were amplified by this specific philosophy.

As has been discussed ad nauseam already, I believe there were a number of reasons why JT wasn't the starter from day one last year, even though the offense clearly operated more efficiently under his command. I think his recovery from his leg injury was the biggest factor, and how far he fell behind in spring ball and fall camp. Then when he was ready, he admittedly was pressing the issue when he got in, leading to some of those early-season poor showings. Also, Cardale was basically operating an offense that was set up for JT, but JT wasn't ready to run it yet. I don't think this means that one player was better than the other, it was just a reflection of the circumstances that were dealt to the coaching staff at the time. Losing Noah Brown also hurt Cardale's chances to be more effective.

I truly believe that Urbz wanted JT to be the starter all year long, but realized he was playing catch up all during camp, and believed his next best option was Cardale instead of throwing an unprepared JT out there to begin the season. He'd already been through that at the beginning of 2014 (although JT's inexperience was hardly the sole reason for the VT loss.)