Yup. Season just got fun the last 2 weeks. Now that's potentially shot.
Well, lots of hope for 2016 then, because this season is shot.
Someone needs to mail Urban this reminder pronto. Save the season.
"We'll make some assessments...but I don't anticipate there to be any changes...there was a reason Cardale was starting."
And that is a reason we will never know. Possibly one discussed before the season's practices ever began. For sure a reason that must be only apparent to the OSU coaching staff and lost on the rest of the population of the entire world.
Up vote from me for the simple fact that it DOES seem to me that Urban has just basically tried to reshape absolutely everything that was working so well last year to fit Cardale. That's my problem with it. It's like he owes Cardale something. He has gone completely away from a record setting offense to fit Jones instead of grooming the qb's (and not using the B1G season record holder for td's which should be a capital offense) to fit what has worked every year since he has been here. The offense was never a problem. It was always the defense, and when we got that ironed out, we were great. He, with Jones (whining on Twitter and all), have taken the whole thing two steps back. I just hope next year it's back to normal.
Still the wrong overall decision, but no controversy. Urban's deal with Cardale will continue to stand regardless of what happens, so he need not feel pressured.
I'm with you. I have no idea what has gone on behind closed doors and in practice, but I think it kind of sucks how this is shaking out for JT. I have no idea at all how you tell him he can play "mop up" this year and hope he is happy just to be a team player when if he just didn't break his damned ankle in the last reg season game, HE would have led us through the playoffs. Ridiculous.
I also agree that Urban feels he owes Cardale something, or he made a promise to him. That's the only explanation.
I personally don't want to see Cardale throw 70 yard bombs off of his back foot. I don't want to see him throw ANYTHING off his back foot. You step into throws at qb. Back foot throws get you in trouble. My humble opinion means nothing, and I'm aware of that, or JT would have been out there from VT on. To add to the list of qualities that other people have listed above, I'd always been impressed with JT's ability to change the play at the line if need be, and direct action on the field. I just do not think Cardale is there yet from the sample size that the fans like myself have seen. Not to mention he runs (and fakes) the read option much better. That play set is just not nearly as potent with Cardale. Those back-foot bombs into coverage, tho...
I merely meant that I'm not going to change my team alliance because I was rooting for JT to start. Nothing more. Everyone, I just feel bad for the kid, that's all. No need to roast me. Has to be hard for him. Most backups don't ever play meaningful minutes, much less are heisman finalists, then are a clipboard jockey. That's all. K?
I just feel bad for the kid. I mean, if Cardale won it fair and square, that's fine. It's just gotta be rough as all hell going from a Heisman finalist to holding the clipboard. It's probably never happened before. I know I'm the weirdo that's not all like "we have TWO awesome qb's", but I just feel bad for the dude.
And JT officially loses his position due to injury. Way to break loads of OSU records and lose your spot. I know I'm going to draw DV's like flies, but if JT has too much class to be salty, I'm going to be salty for him. He deserves better.
You could also have listed Dave "Snake" Sabo from Skid Row. Still have the Gutiar World from '94 with he, Dimebag, and Ace on the front. Dime and Snake had the Space Ace makeup on. It was then that I realized how much of the music I was growing up on was influenced by KISS.
Mark Dantonio is a bitch..
Probably because of Trayvon. Had a great career for the Badgers.
He suffered a stress fracture in his foot in the summer before his junior year at the Pan Am games. Still, in his final (Junior) year at OSU he put up his best numbers and was NPOTY. Where the injury thing got to him was in the NBA. He was averaging like 25 a game for the Mavericks, and he went down with a nasty ankle injury - and after THAT was never the same. Soon after were all of the trades and hopping around the league that he did. Managed to play in the NBA for 14 years, and have his jersey retired in the Schott though...not bad at all.
I wish the 90's could come back and never leave...
JJ was my first Buckeye hero. First jersey I owned. I was crushed after that scUM loss in the elite 8. Still, so many great memories and games.
Roosters beats the absolute holy hell out of a hack job like Chipotle every day of the week and twice on Sunday. I continue to have only a whopping two #takes that I actually agree with DJ on. OSU athletics are good, and cats are kings. On everything else, he's so off the mark it's almost antagonistic. But hey, it takes all types. Oh, and free content.
1890 was the first year for Ohio State football. Seriously. Connection?
No idea how Beilein recruits so well. He kind of defeats the whole "second tier program" thing that has been an excuse when Thad has missed on big time Ohio talent. Michigan is not Duke or Kentucky either, but somehow Beilein has no trouble getting 5 star kids to commit up there.
And he will not only get a slap on the wrist, but will be doing financially better than 99% of hardworking folks that have never even thought to hit a woman in their life. There are literally no consequences in life for the American pro athlete short of Hernandez killing someone. Hit a woman in front of her kids and threaten someone else? No problem: get PAID. You may turn on a TV somewhere or sell a ticket or jersey, so who gives a shit if you are a horrible human being? If you can get to the QB consistently, consider your debt to society paid, sir.
BOATS AND HOES.
I love cats. I love Ohio State. Other than those two cold hard facts, I am finding that I pretty much disagree with almost every damn one of DJ's #takes he has ever had. I am in no means trying to find fault in another's opinion, or coming close to complaining about a free site, but we just are pretty far away from aesthetic brotherhood. It was pretty funny to see him eat his hat about Manziel, and I wish there was a way to make this happen for most of his rotten #takes.
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