Dude has big-time potential. I was in love with the fact that we had 3 top 10 DE's in the same class. With that said, did anyone see that interview with him and Coop at Friday Night Lights? I didn't want to bang on him at the time, but the kid kept talking with a mouth full of chicken strips and it was really pretty gross... Seriously though, how can you blame him for being a little intimidated by the wealth of talent / competition he'd be facing next year. I think it says something pretty good about the state of affairs at OSU when a recruit likes his chances of getting playing time better at Alabama. I wish him the best of luck. If he wants to play for a Natty elsewhere, he'll need it!
That's what I'm trying to say man! If they didn't get another in the top 40, we couldn't complain... But you know they're just getting warmed up. The future's gone from bright to practically embarrassing. I wouldn't want to get too carried away and guarantee too many Natty's, but we are going to be just about main-stays in that playoff for years to come.
Why would that get DV'd? It's just an opinion... DV's for opinions that are different from yours (without bashing the program or any players/coaches are just weak. Save em for the trolls and true idiotic comments folks! We're all on the same team!
You're right about at least one thing; JT > Leak and Cardale > Tebow (at least as a passer and maybe almost = as a short yardage runner). Before I get lambasted for that comment, I know that Tebow was a natural born leader and winner. I guess what I'm getting at is, JT is IMO the better overall QB, but Cardale obviously has the better long ball AND can move the pile in a special way. His 3rd down conversion rate last year was unbelievable. The idea of a 3rd down QB seems a bit like a slap in the face of the guy you have out there on first and second, but that stuff we watched Cardale pull off was real... That was not a dream folks. The biggest negative I've ever heard people bring up when talking about 2 QB systems, is that "neither get in a rhythm". I don't buy it. Bringing in one guy for a play here or there wouldn't foil the others rhythm anymore than calling a running play or two in a row. Bringing in a guy for a series wouldn't foil the others rhythm anymore than the other team going on a long drive, or even a long tv timeout / halftime. That whole "if you have two you don't have one" thing is true most of the time, because it's usually used when neither one of them is awesome. We have two dudes that are awesome, and each in their own way. If Urbs wanted to go with a 50/50 split, I'd be all for it. At least until one outshines the other....
I agree 100%. We just can't go wrong IMO. All three have excellent arguments as to why each should be the starter.
Here's a tidbit for thought: Most of us fans that are in the corner of one of these guys over the other two, are doing so based on a gut feeling about ones abilities being superior to the others. It is my personal opinion that JT Barrett is the best overall QB, therefore giving us the best chance at victory. There are no facts that can back up my opinion. There are countless facts that could be analyzed, but facts are facts.... It is a proven fact, that this team CAN win a national championship WITHOUT Braxton Miller. That doesn't mean that we're not better off with him starting, but it is NOT a proven fact that this team can win a national championship without JT and/or Cardale.
Like you said, I'm glad this isn't my decision. If only one of these guys starts all season, and we drop a game, or heaven forbid, don't make the playoffs, Urban (and the rest of us) could lament his decision for a very long time...
I love y'all, I really do. Buckeye fandom seems a bit like a brotherhood to me. With that said, believe me, I'm not trying to stomp on anyone's opinion, but I can't imagine voting for anyone but Lewis at this point. Holmes and Hubbard seem to have crazy potential, but they haven't even suited up yet. Lewis has valuable experience (NCG experience at that), and another entire off-season with the best strength and conditioning staff in the country under his belt. Holmes or Hubbard would have to be better than advertised to take Lewis' spot anytime soon IMO. You can call me Missouri, cause them boys got to SHOW ME! I guess I'm always rooting for the guy with experience to take the next step (unless there's some kind of off the field issue with them). At the end of the day though, I don't care if it's some walk on that none of us have heard of. If Urban, Fick, Ash, and LJ trust him to start, I'm sure we'll be in good hands! Can't wait for the longest summer in history to hurry up and die already!
Nice pic. Glad those two big ass dudes are on our side.
I'm wishing the best for Dunn, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wishing the best for all of the Bucks. If Weber doesn't cabbage up on some playing time this year, it might be tough to ever crack the legitimate lineup. Next years RB class looks ridiculous. 3 of the top 5 RB's in the country. At the end of the day, I just want the ball in the hands of our most explosive/reliable players... If the 2nd best option at RB behind EZ-E is Dunn, I'll be hootin and hollerin for him like crazy.