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Comment 30 Nov 2016

Looks great.

Half of these highlights are junior year film though, right? Definitely remember seeing a lot of those and i doubt he had 15 INT this year. 

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Feel like the stars would truly have to align for this offense to have a great game against a legit defense like Bamas or even Clemsons (that d-line will do ungodly things to this o-line) in the postseason. They are what they are;  average at best against defenses with a pulse, and below average if anything against top tier defenses. It's not like a switch is going to be flipped 13 games in. The passing game is a complete struggle for this offense. There's a feeling of general relief when passes are even completed, and feelings of doubt whenever it's 3rd and long and a pass must be completed. Bama is not a good matchup IMO. Think it'd very hard for OSU to move the ball on them. 

Comment 29 Nov 2016

 As far as the receivers are concerned if McCall, Mack or Victor were ready and the better option, they would be on the field

This. Why do people not realize this. The best options are on the field and always will be. 

Also agree with another poster that I'd like to see guys like Campbell, McLaurin, and Clark with a legit passing QB before i write them off as being undeserving to see the field. 

Comment 28 Nov 2016

I agree with that as well, especially in a rematch. Ohio State literally could not have played worse and they still had a chance to win that game. But I don't think they'd destroy PSU on a neutral site; that team's playing with some swagger right now. That's all I was saying. It'd still be a hard fought game IMO. 

Comment 28 Nov 2016

It's laughable that people really think QB coaches can make THAT big if a difference with a QB's natural accuracy / anticipation / route progression skills. It plays a role, but a lot of instinctual QB play related things you either have or you don't have, bottom line. Get the greatest QB coach in the world to work with J.T. Barrett and the end product probably wouldn't look dramatically different from what we're seeing now. Barrett's a damn good football player, but gifted passer he is not. He's not ALL to blame of course. The actual schemes are bad, the pass protection isn't great at times, the receivers aren't world beaters, and the play calling does him no favors, but I have no doubt that Barrett himself plays a huge role in the passing games deficiencies 

Comment 26 Nov 2016

Michigan has been the better team all year. Look at the games against common opponents. It is what it is. This team is too young and with too many problems on the offensive side of the ball. 

Comment 20 Nov 2016

Not necessarily in order, but...

1. Passing game. If its bad weather (oh god please no) then I'll be downright terrified because the passing game will be nonexistent. This is a below average / average passing attack going up against the #1 pass defense in the nation statistically, only giving up 137 YPG through the air. They've got to make plays in the passing game, because Michigan is obviously going to force Barrett to beat them with his arm. 

2. Offensive and defensive line play - hard to say what you're going to get with the OL. I think they're an above average run blocking unit, but pass blocking is a whole other story and this will be the best defensive line OSU has seen all season. Can they give Barrett time back there? On the other side of the ball, I'm concerned with how the pass rush can completely disappear for long stretches of time and I don't think they're necessarily built to stop a power running game.

3. Coaching / play calling - never know what you're going to get here. Hoping Meyer doesn't do his ultra conservative offense deal if the game is tight (it will be) or it's anything other than perfect weather out. 

Theres reasons to feel fairly good about this game, and plenty of things to be concerned with. It all depends on which OSU team shows up.

Comment 10 Nov 2016

I think Lattimores and Conleys stats from PFF HAVE to be mismatched. It seems like Lattimore has broken up a TON of deep balls; like way more than 4 have been thrown on him all year. He's got 9 pass break ups which lead the team and almost all of these feel like they were at least 40 yards downfield where as Conley almost seems like a ghost out there and he's never challenged. Those numbers have to be wrong.

I also feel like Ward has given up a good amount of receptions and yards this season? 

- I guess I shoulda clicked on the link. Typo. Should be 14* targets which seeems more right. 

Comment 27 Oct 2016

Well that I agree with and understand. He's a fringe starter / probably a #2 QB his entire career (not that there's anything wrong with that), but I guess the main reason I'm confused is to me there's a big enough gap in QB instincts / accuracy / ability between J.T. Barrett and a mediocre guy like Kessler to not understand the comparison. For a prostyle offense, Barrett isn't winning that hypothetical competition. 

That wasnt me with the downvote, BTW. 

Comment 27 Oct 2016

Are they really though? Is 6 snaps in an actual game really THAT much more beneficial compared to the hundreds of snaps they get in practice every week? I get that it's a different intensity, a different tempo, you've got 100,000+ eyes on you... but I think it's overblown. Getting 10 plays at the end of a game against Bowling Green vs. going against the Buckeye scout team each week is not much different. To me, I'd save the year of eligibility. You never know if you might need that down the line. 

Comment 27 Oct 2016

In no way is Andy Dalton's arm weaker than J.T. Barrett's. 

- Upon second reading, I apologize. I don't think you were making a comparison between the two. 

Comment 27 Oct 2016

Good posts, BUCKEYE3M. 

I agree that coaching is important, but I mean come on... if you have the world's greatest QB coach and give him Taylor Martinez... he's still Taylor freakin' Martinez... "coaching" can only go so far if the mental and physical tools simply aren't there. Beck has been underwhelming in all facets since he's gotten to Ohio State, but as you said... the players are responsible for their own development.

I think my biggest gripe is not putting your players in the best position to succeed as far as play calling goes, and I think that's been the biggest issue. And to me, that's on Urban Meyer. 

Comment 27 Oct 2016

Kessler, the 3rd round pick who's actually played really well for a rookie thrown into a literally shitstorm of a situation (67% completion, 4-1 TD to INT)? Why do people keep saying this?

Comment 27 Oct 2016

they burnt mccall's, victor's and mack's red shirts. USE THEM

And this is why I personally think wasting a year of eligibility for 15-20 garbage time snaps in a freshman season is kinda pointless, but people seem to be all about it because "you're only going to have them for 3 years anyway". Guys leaving for the draft as underclassman is the exception, not the norm. I get that it may cause number problems in the future (like what's happening now) but I really don't see the point in not-redshirting freshmen if they're going to be non-factors all season. If they don't pan out in the future and they're recruited over, they'll find a way to get them off the team to "make room". Everyone gets 4 years and that's it; whether that's leaving as a senior or redshirt junior makes no difference. 

To stay on topic... no, MaCall isn't returning kicks this year. While I'm always the first one to preach the "coaches know best / they're going to play the best guys no matter what" train of thought, I can't help but think Meyer feels like he owes Dontre something, I guess because they worked hard to flip him from Oregon and he's had such a disappointing and underwhelming career? It's amazing that after 40 career games he's yet to really break any sort of big play in any fashion, and yet they try and try to force feed him opportunities when it's clear there's not much upside. I'm not sure it ever happens. 

Comment 25 Oct 2016

He's definitely coming back because he's got nowhere to go this year. He's not going to raise his stock very much next year in this offense (which will NOT do a good job of preparing QB's for the NFL), so I'd understand if he graduates and just wants to give it a shot. But I think there's a very good chance he'd go undrafted or maybe in the 6th or 7th round if he came out early. Look at a guy like Treyvone Boykin and the career he had as a passer at TCU... undrafted. 

I think at the end of the day Barrett is a damn good college football player, but nothing more than a 3rd string NFL QB.