Agreed. I was just thinking about how much more grizzled he looks already in that pic. Like the process turned him into a full fledged man.... I think he's gonna be just fine. Probably will settle into a double digit per year sack guy within two seasons.... It will be tough for him to show out this season, but he's going to before it's said and done (barring injury of course).
Sparks an interesting thought.... The NCAA should let guys come back if they don't get drafted (or in Bosa's case, don't like where they get drafted or don't sign).... Joey isn't going to get drafted nearly as high next year if he indeed doesn't play this year....
Was just about to put that out there....
I mean, I'm blushing like a school girl. This class is insane.
It's kind of embarrassing....
With the added weight, he might have a lil Boom Herron type game in him as well.
I can't believe my addled brain allowed me to forget about that. Thank you, and +1 for sharing that pic.
I didn't realize he was up to 198lbs.... That highlight of him spinning through a tackle during the scrimmage was a thing of beauty. If that's the Wilson we get this year, he's gonna be special.
Not suggesting anyone here forgot, but this article is a great reminder, and helps put into perspective just how fantastic Barretts freshman campaign was. If he recaptures, and God willing improves on that effort, we'll be celebrating another Buckeye heisman winner....
Hale's lil speech's got ME ready to kick some ass right now!
That's just plain impressive.
Wow, sure am glad everybody set Louisville straight..... Shit, I feel let down too. Y'all seem to be bashin him for "feeling let down". Weird. I mean, I get that Barrett doesn't owe anything to me or Louisville personally, but what is Ohio State football without the fan base? It's nothing. It doesn't exist. Believe me smart guys, Meyer will be talking to Barrett about how this effects his status in the locker room, around campus, and the media (which these days includes social media, or to an extent, Buckeye Nation, ie. Louisville, me, and you turds). He obviously earned himself a suspension (2 games seems right to me). I'm not going to hold it against him, I really admire JT. Young people make mistakes. I'm 38, and still make em. But seriously though, get off Louisville's back for stating how he feels. SMH
All off season we kept hearing people worry about complacency. That problem has been officially solved. If they keep winning while struggling, we're gonna be fine. Michigan State doesn't seem to be doing any better right now anyways.
His sentiment was on point though.
Great stuff. The D was greatly improved last year, but if it improves any amount at all this year, Bucks are repeating for sure. Can't wait.
Mine too. Great football player, awesome all around human. Speilman is the man.
Here's to hoping Lewis makes the leap to stardom. He's got the physical tools. If he has the drive and attitude, he'll break out....
You're weird I guess.... I'ma slap a helmet sticker on ya any damn ways!
McMillan looks like he's built to kill. As phenomenal as Perry and Lee are, Raekwon has the highest ceiling of the three.
Until we're up 3 or more scores, Zeke needs to be on a 20+ carry pace every game. Once we're up big, we can let some of the young Bucks get theirs. People can credit Jones' arm for Zekes performance at the end of the season all they want, I personally think the added touches are what made the biggest difference (all due respect to the slobs). Keep feeding that dude the ball, and he's going to break one (while racking up first downs in the process). He averaged 6.9 ypc last year. Another hand could get him to 7.3ish...
In '03 (only one Tressel lost), I was lured up there expecting to have tickets waiting on me, but of course I got screwed last minute. It was about an hour before kickoff when I found out. I had $300, and was getting laughed at for offering every cent of it. I was about to give up and head for a bar when I got Meatchicken student section tickets for face value five minutes before kickoff. We lost, but I loved sitting amidst the enemy. I believe I held my own quite well....
Last year around "The Game" time, I kept reminding some buddies of the '07 scenario. We lost our second to last game of the year (Illinois), and still made the NCG, ranked #1 no less.... Anything is possible in CFB.
This schedule doesn't set up too well considering the old adage "you're better off losing early". I know we CAN get in with a loss, just not too sure about that if it's one of those down the stretch. Can't wait to find out!
I personally think accuracy, and quick decision making skills are what separates him a bit from Jones. Jones may have the higher ceiling (arm strength can't really be taught), but Barrett is looks more capable right now....