Hopefully zeke gets in Cam Akers ear. "Look man, this could be you standing right here in my shoes if you choose ohio state"
Being an early enrollee should only help in his rehab. If unfortunate situations like this have to exist, there's no better place for him to be than OSU (and asap at that)! If I remember correctly, Barrett came in with a torn ACL and he turned out ok I guess... ;)
Get well soon Jake! Hoping for a speedy recovery for you!
Hands down my favorite recruit in this class. Hes got the potential to be the best buckeye corner to come through in a LONG time, and that's one hell of feat
I think this upcoming season is going to be huge for landing the rest of these big time 2017 recruits. If they see us win another NC, they'll know the dynasty is in full force. Urban will have top 2018 recruits beating down the door at the WHAC.
No update on Riep and Okudah? Silent commits and the EW staff already knows it possibly?
Haha maybe not. I'm just not over the years and years of hearing how great the SEC is. I just think we need to smack em in the mouth one more time to make sure they know it's over
If the SEC looks good in bowl games this year, it will be right back to the same old shit "oh the SEC beats up on each other, they're the best conference so we should take that into consideration when we rank them".
F that. Step on there throats while you got them down. I said in another thread, I want ole miss. They beat Bama, the conference champ, so I want to beat ole miss. Then the playoff committee looks like asshats
If we don't make the playoffs, I say screw the rose bowl. It does nothing for us beating a PAC 12 team. Give me ole miss in the "I don't care what you call it" bowl. I want to pound the team that beat Bama. Make the committee see that SEC is overrated, and maybe next year it carries some weight in the voters minds. It looks good for the big ten and even worse for SEC.
If OK State beats Oklahoma and Stanford beats notre dame after we get done destroying michigan, we should move up to 5. Then michigan st and Iowa play each other, so we could slide right in to the 4 spot
i love the thought of having 2 big ten teams in the playoffs. Would be awesome if 2 big ten teams went in as the 3 and 4 seeds, both pull the upset, and we watch 2 big ten teams play for the championship.
I'd put James Clark in there somewhere. Though we haven't seen it on the field yet, a 10.43 100 meter as a junior in high school is ridiculous. When Demps was listed for the Olympic 100m, I think they said his fastest time recorded was a 10.68. Of course that was the same night that Usaine Bolt ran a 9.8 second 100m (if I remember all this correctly?)
Anyways, I'd want Clark in there.
The differance in this game and last years game comes down to our offensive line. Our guys pretty much had 2 games under their belt last year when we played VT. Now, we have 4 out of 5 starters back that have proven themselves against the best of the best. Oh yea, we have the best RB in the nation too, with (your pick) at quarterback. Bud Foster isn't going to be able to surprise them with his Bear defense.
Prediction- Zeke goes for his 4th consecutive 200 plus yard game and we win 49-17
You have to want the best for the player, but at the same time, I agree with the coach. It wasn't Oregon that groomed this kid into the quarterback he is now, and it's not like he wasn't getting playing time at the school he was at. I'd feel a little betrayed if I were the coach. In my opinion (humbly so), the rule was meant for athletes that came to schools like ohio state, Alabama, etc and never got playing time at that particular school. Then, as a reward for sticking to their comitment and graduatuating, they could pursue their athletic career at another school through this 5th year graduate transfer. What Oregon did was kind of like recruiting proven FCS players to plug in and play. Same thing as Russell Wilson though I suppose. Idk, just seems a little slimy to me
Not sure about the 2016 class, but Donovan Peoples-Jones will be one to keep an eye on for 2017. 5* kid from cass tech. Apparently already has a very good relationship with the osu staff, will be interesting to see his recruitment unfold
FWIW, it appears Tim Hinton made a visit to Craig about 2 weeks ago. That's the last update on his 247 timeline
I believe when Kareem Walker committed to us, he stated that Gary, Guarantano, and himself all wanted to play together. I think we need to get Guarantano locked down ASAP.
With the birth of the new playoff format, I seriously think it's time for Delany to make a push for having bowl games in the northern part of the country. It's very possible this year that TCU could be playing in the cotton bowl as a 4 seed, and the number 1 overall has to go play them in their back yard. Not that I'm afraid of TCU, I just think it's bs
In the hotel lobby this morning zeke and jones were standing outside of where the team ate breakfast and one of the security guards said zeke was really sick this morning and didn't do the presser because of that. Take it for what it's worth
Sorry, I didn't elaborate. I took the picture on my iPhone. New Orleans bound and wanted to put the pic on EW. Any suggestions?
Can someone give me a little quick advice on how to upload a photo from an iPhone to the forums? Thanks in advance
I have the upmost respect for your and everyone else's opinion. I simply said that if you personally did not get nervous about our quarterback taking off running and taking shot after shot, then I would call you a liar. I watch the games with about 30 friends, and we all say the same thing - "don't like seeing Barrett take this many hits". I would never question his toughness or will to win, because that young man puts it all on the line every damn play. I'm saying that he was taking too many hits as our quarterback.
I'll take the dv's. This is what happens when your quarterback takes 20 hits a game. I love the buckeyes and loved watching Barrett this season. But you can't rely on quarterback draws on 3 and 3 time after time! Protect the young man! Enyone who says they weren't nervous when he took off running and was taking hit after hit, I will call you a liar.
Get well JT. We all believe in you!
My perfect (dream) scenario:
Bama beats miss st this weekend.
Then on November 29th, auburn beats Bama, and miss st loses to ol miss.
That would mean they would all have 2 losses in the SEC west and that's before the their conference championship.
Screw em all!!!
Predictions for JT Barrett:
Starts all 12 regular season games, B10, champ, and bowl games
Throws for 2500+ yards and 25 TDs
Rushes for 700+ yards and 7 TDs
All B10 honors and we make our first playoff appearance
I look for this offense to be much more balanced with JT at QB. I think we'll see a lot more bubble screens and short quick throws to get the ball into the hands of Wlison, Samuel, and our other playmakers. Give them a chance in the open field to make 1 guy miss, and they're taking it to the house. I'll definitely miss watching Braxton make defenders look like fools this year, but with JT, I think our offense will be just as fun to watch. I'm really excited to see our offense function as whole, instead of relying on Braxton to make plays and bail us out of bad situations. Time to step up JT