Better bet on the money line! Frank Beamer is going to going to need to call the National Guard to save VT from what is going to happen to them that day!
I appreciate your stats. I think JT is an amazing QB. When his time is finished, he may be undisputed in this discussion. I don't think the stats are a fair comparison though. Would you agree that JT was throwing to a more talented, matured WR group? Finally if you want to talk about dropped balls, I'm pretty sure that we beat MSU and Clemson in 2013 if not for dropped balls.
A bunch of people have suggested Braxton switching to HB/RB. With his biggest drawback being his health/durability, I don't see how he could ever switch to that role and be successful.
My thoughts are that if he is healthy (and that is a big if right now), Braxton will be the starter. I refuse to believe that the only reason he was the starter going in to the 2014 season was because he was the starter in 2013. He was the starter because he was the best player on the roster, maybe the best player in the country. I believe Coach Meyer will play the best person at QB, and if healthy, I think that is Braxton Miller.
Following a recruit and tweeting a recruit is not the same thing. Also, these players are no longer recruits. They are now Buckeyes!
Wish there was a way to put this as a wall paper or gadget on my desktop!
I just started getting a pop up message telling me my browser is out of date. You have to click on it, and it redirects me to a page about updating Internet Explorer, but it isn't a Microsoft page. I'm sure this is more of the same. It only happens the first time I open 11W, and this is the only site. I thought I had a virus at first. Hopefully Google gets it fixed soon.
I know! Can't wait until next season!
Outstanding! Thanks for sharing!
Not trolling for upvotes, but thank you all the same. Just bored, excited, and wishing this season wasn't over! What a ride this last month!
You know that posts in "italics" are meant to be sarcasm, right? Well, you do now.
I see a Flea Flicker coming....
DJ....this is by far your finest piece of work to date! Reading this morning's skully has put me in an amazing mood. I may take some wise man's advice today: "You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning".
I'm going out on a limb here, but I say things get ugly tonight. We have the same D-Coordinator that shut them down the last time we faced off, but our athletes are much better now. I say when the smoke clears the scoreboard reads 54-19 Buckeyes. To quote DJ: "get dumped then, Oregon".
with top ESPN college football analyst Todd Blackledge,
How could you type that with a straight face?
Sorry if I missed this in the rest of the comments, but this has been bothering me. WTF is up with the score box ESPN is using now? I swear it takes up 1/4 of the screen. What happened to the thin one that was at the bottom of the screen? Does this bother anybody else, or am I running out of things to care about before tomorrow night?
I'm assuming that this would be a hypothetical "if all things were equal" question. Obviously if JT had played 10 games straight, you wouldn't bench him for no reason.
Otherwise, I'm still shocked that anybody would pick somebody other than Braxton Miller. One of the best QB's in the country coming in to this season. A Heisman favorite. The past few years, he was the best athlete on the field hands down. I know everybody is going to say: "Barrett is a better passer". Look at the dropped passes Braxton has thrown! *Looks at Corey Smith in the Clemson game* Can anybody say that Braxton has ever had more weapons than Barrett had this year? Receivers couldn't get open! Urban called them a clown show! Now, we have playmakers everywhere! Even Devin Smith, who everybody has said was just a deep threat, is getting open underneath. The WR are making plays! Just like Cardale's first TD against Wisconsin, was that really a great pass? It was a good pass, but it was one hell of a play by Devin Smith to go over the defender and catch the ball.
I love all 3 QB's. We are truly blessed at that position. At the end of each of their careers, we can have a fairer comparison,but right now for me, give me #5 all day.
I have to admit, I was reading this comment (in my half asleep state) and I thought to myself: "What is this idiot talking abou.........oh....sarcasm!" Upvote for you sir!
Are you crazy? No doubt in my mind we would have won it all!
Great post! My only suggestion would be to maybe change "monarch" to "emperor", or maybe even "dictator".
I actually saw Herbie defend us during Gameday on Saturday. They were talking about the call, and he reminded them that if there would have been instant replay that the 3rd down pass to Gamble would have been a completion and there wouldn't have been overtime. He basically said he didn't want to hear anymore about a bad call in that game!
The stats aren't a lot different, that I agree with, except for doubling the TD's his senior year. My main point is Braxton has improved each year, like most players do. There is no reason to believe he couldn't do it again, especially with the development of the talent around him
I think Bar43 made a good point above. Troy Smith was a different player from his junior to senior year. Braxton could possibly do the same. Not to mention the amount of talent around the QB position next year (and this year) is the best its been in a long time. I just hope Braxton is healthy. He is a great Buckeye, and I think some have forgotten just how talented he is.
I don't care if we wear home or away uniforms. Scarlet would be nice, but we've always done OK in our whites.....