I agree with all of this and I think JT should be the quarterback for this team, but I made peace that Cardale is the starter for this team. I think this is the best way to get JT on the field to please the masses and more importantly improve Red Zone performance.
It seemed to work out for Tebow when he was in Florida, which we are all unfortunately too familiar with.
J.T. brings the element of the zone read in the red zone, and combined that with his touch and accuracy I see no reason why he can't improve upon what we've seen. Cardale's strong suit is getting us to the 20, not so much when we are there. The entire sample size of him starting seems to reflect that.
Not a slight to Joey, he's been great, but I don't think it's far fetched to say Lewis has been our best defensive linemen thus far this season. Also, with all the hype about Hubbard coming into this season I thought it spoke volumes about the guy he couldn't beat out. Very little talk about him, but a lot of production.
Really like this point. Ohio State has 11 4-Star WR's or H-Backs on its roster, and that number doesn't include Thomas, Noah Brown, or Corey Smith. If we can't get consistent production from talent like that by the end of the year, or even now, we seriously need to question the development. This isn't a talent problem, its an experience and opportunity problem.
Indiana's best chance for 42-28 is keeping our offense off the field and they have the running back to just due that. That said, if we split or better time of possession I have a hard time seeing us only putting up 42 points, Indiana's defense is awful.
Agreed. If he starting because of his arm then it time to show it off. The WR's had way to much separation on deep balls today for the points that we put up.
No matter how much I criticized him when he was coaching I will always have a soft spot for him. A great coach and an even better person.
I wish I could think of a scenario where a team lost their star QB to a broken ankle....
RT Christian Kirk. :(— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) September 6, 2015
Not only was he a no-brainer to be a star, but he would have been PERFECT in the #OhioState offense.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) September 6, 2015
TFW youre watching Christian Kirk pic.twitter.com/cZNViLvle3— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) September 6, 2015
Birm, tell us how you really feel about Kirk....
Just the fact that so many players have been mentioned is going to make this a very fun/revealing game.
Disagree, especially right now. One has their black stripe and one of them does not.
Jalin Marshall is not the 4th H, he is more likely to be #1 on the depth chart than #4.
Edit: Didn't see Marshall as the starting Z, but I would still bet on him being at H more often than Z. Was too great of a runner not too.
With the line returning, Zeke, Thomas, Braxton, and Samuel still available we'll need at most one receiver to step up in Blacksburg, I like the odds of that happening.
Prediction: I think this is Dixon's coming out party and stays in the rotation the rest of the year.
Urban Meyer on DEs Sam Hubbard and Jalyn Holmes: They'll be NFL players some day.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 25, 2015
I think we'll be alright.
Vonn Bell is going to be an All-American. RIP to the guy he leveled at 1:13.
Good for him taking the opportunity he had with Burrows and Smith being banged up.
Just when you think you know who this team's playmakers are you see a video full of Gibson, Dixon, and Brown. Only three more weeks!
So would the fans that caught all his passes.
At this rate our receivers could start at QB for most of college football.
I would love some more insight on this situation, what is going to determine his final position? Also, in a recent hurry up didn't Birm dismiss the notion that he would be working with the WR's? With him being a raw QB you would think the staff would have him take as many reps as he can if that is the long term plan for him.
That said I am all aboard the WR train, he has elite NFL potential there with that length and athleticism.
Two highly talented guys that have had injuries slow them down until now: Johnnie Dixon and Marshon Lattimore.
This seems like a good idea in theory, assuming he's healthy, but next year he would still be competing with Marshall, Samual (if he sticks at H when Zeke leaves), Campbell, McCall, and Hill. Point is I don't think the road to PT gets much easier.
That said if he isn't ready for B1G play at 100% I'd throw the redshirt on him.