JT Barrett is going to be a better pure QB than Braxton. I'm looking forward to the future with him running the offense.
Actually found out today that Keenan Reynolds dad has been working in the new school I teach at. He left today to head to Baltimore to watch his son play tomorrow. Looking forward to talking to him about the game when he gets back.
Spurrier was keeping it real.
What is the narrative in SEC land? TX A&M is really good? Or USCe was overrated?
I say USCe was overrated, but the media would never make it look like an SEC team was overrated.
@Michael... You said you're worried about our "inexperienced linebackers"... Please explain. We have 2 returning starters. If the game is close, I don't see Fickell subbing in those young guys,
@Jeremy... What do you mean by "shrinking defensive line depth"? I thought we had 10 guys we could rotate in and out. That doesn't include the raw and talented freshmen that came in.
That was 5 years ago against a less aggressive defense and fewer pure athletes on the field. Plus, our offense should become much more explosive this year than it was during the Jim Tressel era.
I went with UC. Gunner Kiel was very highly rated coming out of high school and I think they will try to air it out against a young Buckeye secondary.
I'm going to play 9 holes early Saturday morning then settle in for the game. I'll be ready at 11ct time tho.
I agree 100%. These young QBs have to realize they're the centerpiece to a recruiting class. I'm not saying commit 2-3 years in advance, but at least commit the summer before your senior year and help recruit for your program. Dwayne Haskins needs to come on down too. I'd like to see him commit by the end of his junior year.
I know everyone wants to be a "starter" but I believe with this team you could see snaps at any moment. There's a lot of talent and depth at all positions. Meyer has done a great job of recruiting. The 2014 class was his first true class of building relationships with the kids tho. The future is bright at OSU.
Maybe I read something wrong along the way, but I thought part of the reason Marcus left was because Lewis was passing him. Now Lewis is listed as Bosa's back up. Anybody know what happened?
My source was waaaay wrong...
I was told by someone who knows Van and his family that he wanted to slow down the recruiting process and he wasn't close to a decision. Could have been given the wrong info, but she talked like Van wasn't anywhere close to making a decision.
Dude... Devin Gardner sucks. Not trying to pick a fight and I know your o-line was bad, but Gardner isn't very good either.
As a pure QB... He is good, not great. I agree with that. As a football player, he makes a lot of things happen and causes problems for opposing defenses. I've always thought JT Barrett would be the next Buckeye QB to win a national title. He will have more around him on offense and a better defense. I don't think it happens this year tho.
2 games bother me on our schedule: Michigan State and Penn State. Best case scenario. 13-1 with a loss in the playoffs. Realistic thought: 11-2 with a bowl win.
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.