Eric Seger just could not resist injecting politics into his column.
Zeke has great power......and better speed.
Well, we can always run a " Will J.T. stay" story tomorrow. Follow that with "Will12 gauge stay" on Wednesday. That will get us through the bulk of the week.
Seriously, If I were Braxton (and I could throw) or J.T. there is no way in hell I would sit on the bench this fall. Simply would not happen.
The New England Patriots have a culture of cheating. They will do WHATEVER it takes to win football games. Their coach and now their quarterback, has made that very apparent.
With the season getting potentially longer(play offs) we need to get deeper at most positions. Give players less of a beating.Extend their effectiveness when they are in the game. And frankly build next years first stringers.
As to Matta......I have nothing positive to say.....so I will comment no further.
Why does everything need to be so revenue driven ? Ticket prices skyrocketing,parking etc etc. Revenue at an all time high with BTN revenue....Network media revenue.. National Championship revenue...... OSU merchandise sales/profit going through the roof. And that is not enough.
JT....a freshman set umteen passing /scoring records.....breaking some of Braxton's as well as BIG 10 records
JT now has a years experience, that he did not have before.. One can expect a better completion % than last year.....better play making decisions than last year.
To me...the decision is obvious.
I see little benefit for Urban to attend. I see reasons to not attend.
Why does the King go to a event run by one of the dozens of Earl's ?
I could not agree with you more. Too many one and done basketball players at Ohio State.
We need depth that's ready to contribute at all positions. Nice to see it at running back as well.
JT wins it.
As a freshman he was destroying long standing records. Now he has a years worth of experience. I think he may go down as the best QB we have ever had when all is said and done.
He has: good speed and elusiveness...great progression reads....outstanding mental preparation....unmatched accuracy...good leadership skills.....does what it takes to win.
Good for him !
Just what we need.
Having to subscribe to BTN is hard to swallow.Though reading these forums is causing me to weaken...a bit.
And the beat goes ON !
GO BUCKS !
I actually think doing remote camps would be a negative for THE OHIO STATE.
-we have name recognition....no need for brand building
-to recruit people they need direct contact with players...players need to have conversations with coaches.Remote doesn't do that
-as a recruiter you want to talk to who you want to talk to....your time is precious.
I'm pleased that the non starters from last year are getting so many reps. Yes it rests the starters, but t also will give URBAN much more rotational depth and help elevate the teams play to another level.
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Likes the video....not so much the "music" .
I hope he does not injure himself even more seriously in his pursuit to play.Thinking long term, and actually trying to get a degree would be a step in the right direction.
No OHIO STATE score is high enough. The tone for the season will be set.
If you are going to get 10 deep on the OL/DL...the younger players need to get the reps.
If you are going to avoid a major drop of in player talent when Juniors/Seniors decide to move on .......the younger players need to get reps
If you want to find the next 1st stringer.......the younger players need to get the reps
If you want to push the 1st stringers......the young players need to get the reps.
JT has the best accuracy and the best skills reading defenses As a green freshman he smashed countless OSU and Big 10 records.Why would you want someone who has skills that don't surpass these ?
I say play the best qb and let the chips fall where they fall.
Urban is already thinking about the effects on the bodies of his players,given the extended post game season.More players need to share carrying the load.I think we saw the effects of a long season in the Alabama game last year. A number of their players were limited.
My predictions and hopes :
1)Our qb's run less than they did last year.Yes ,they remain dual threat, but they take significantly less punishment this year.
2) We develop a strong running alternatives to ZEKE. Curtis Samuel for speed.....Weber starts his development as our next heavy hitter.