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
I somewhat remember Jeremy Cash's recruitment ( had just gotten into the whole recruiting world). I believe he and shazier are cousins or related somehow. Point being that had he not committed to play for Tressel, we may have never seen the shazier destroying offenses for 3 years in columbus. Also, on a personal note, my sister had a class with Jeremy Cash and sat by him through it. She said he was a very smart, very nice person to be around. She also said that he was absolutely broken hearted when tress left, and the thing that hurt the most was he didn't even get to play a down under him.
* I stand corrected. After a little research, it appears they were just high school teammates