Mike or Birm want to weigh in on this one?
Seeing a slant and crossing route being completed warms my heart. Our short-intermediate passing game the past couple of years hasn't been very good.
JT Barrett is the 1st QB that was handpicked for OSU by Meyer and Herman. Our offense will be more balanced and efficient under Barrett. Braxton made a lot of great plays with his legs that weren't designed. We are going to be just fine. The defense will be much improved this year too.
Barrett is going to surprise a lot of people especially the national media. We will win 10+ games and a bowl game.
Broke my femur in 7th grade playing basketball. That's a tough injury to recover from. Pretty impressed he's such an elite athlete after having that type of injury.
I completely agree. I was kind of hoping (am I wrong for that) Braxton would turn pro. I've said on this site many times before, I'm a huge BM fan but he's an athlete playing QB. JT Barrett came in a much more polished pure QB than Braxton was when he came in. I'm looking forward to the future.
Somebody needs to start getting the majority of the 1st team reps and it sounds like it's going to be JT Barrett.
J.T. having a great year will definitely create problems for OSU next year IMO. What if he leads OSU to the playoffs? Do you bench a starting QB for a whole year to bring back a damaged Braxton Miller? What is the offense is more balanced and efficient under Barrett? Braxton is a legend in Columbus... Are you willing to sit him if it turns out that J.T. is better? I'm just looking at this from a positive perspective. I think J.T. will run our offense just fine and he has plenty of playmakers around him. There could be a QB controversy in Columbus come July 2015.
I thought the same thing... Why is 0 not an option?
I haven't read all of the comments but does anyone else think Braxton coming back might be a bad idea? What if JT kills it and leads us to the playoffs? Do we pull him for a whole year to let Braxton back in?
He got hurt in the first couple games of his senior year so it hasn't quite been that long.
I agree. I think he takes his chances and goes after the money no matter what round he gets drafted in.
Braxton's zone read abilities aren't very good IMO... He just makes up for it with his ability to scramble and make people miss. JT is supposed to be more polished passer and zone read QB.
The article says that Barrett is light years ahead of Pryor and Braxton at this stage. He's technically a sophomore. So let's hope he has a junior year like Braxton and Pryor since that's pretty much the level he's on. With a better passing game tho.
Mariotta is a stud IMO. If Braxton could keep his wheels, but get Mariotta's ability to go through progressions... It would be nasty.
What happened with Tyquan Lewis? During the spring I read he could be the guy to get the reps while Spence was out. Now he isn't even mentioned. Anyone know what has happened?
Not trying to hate on Cardale Jones, but we had to see this coming. JT Barrett played well (IMO) in the spring game and he was supposed to be a more polished passer coming into college. Hopefully he can run the offense efficiently if anything happens to Braxton.
Juaun Jennings from Blackman High School. He's been told they'll give him a couple of years to try QB but he will be moved to DB if he's not in the rotation after 2 years.
At this rate the staff needs to call him at about 10am on NSD.
2015 version of Alex Anzalone.
I get what you're saying, but UT doesn't have an elite QB on their roster and UGA's future QB ran the wing-T in high school. It's not like they have stud QB's on the roster or in the 2015 class. I know UGA has landed a stud in 2016 tho.
Van's dad is a coach on the Titans coaching staff, so I don't think he would need anyone to give him a car. I like your thinking and sarcasm tho.
From what I was told, there was never a plan to commit on his birthday. I think they knew this was going to be a longer process.