i know it's hard to believe but not all elite athletes want to be Buckeyes. And that's OK. I'd rather a great athlete make a decision he is comfortable with and works for he and his family then come to tOSU to make us homers happy. And yes, godforbid, some kids feel that TTUN fits them better. It happens, we'll all live.
He visited just to kick the tires. Nothing more. I expect him to go to Bama like pretty much every top DT Has in recent memory.
Thank you. This whole "JT never beat Braxton for the job" talk is nonsense because nothing JT would do in practice would unseat Miller anyway. The job wasn't available. But in game, we can see th offense runs better when JT or Cardale is starting. And no, it's not because of more weapons, it's because they are more accurate and poised in the pocket. I really don't understand why there's any debate.
Yea, this is the one position that I wish Meyer could make a splash at. Just for once I want one of these Julio Jones type guys to commit to OSU. I mean, I know its tough cuz they're not in the south where almost all of those guys come from but ffs, can OSU get one?
Whatever bruh. We all watched that game, we know who won the Sugar Bowl in 2011. It certainly wasn't Arkansas.
I doubt TP will be inducted years from now despite being a Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl MVP.
The most important issue, IMO, is if Gibson and Meyer are on the same page as to what he is to become. If Meyer wants him to become the starting QB at Ohio State, then Gibson needs to be committed to that. I think that requires at least 2 years on the bench. He needs to watch how JT handles the film room and how Cardale absorbs what the coaches are telling him (clearly he got that down pat during the postseason). And most of all he needs to be patient.
But if he and Meyer are on the same page as him becoming a receiver, power to him.
It would be nice to finally see one of these freakish athletes learn the QB job and take control. I still feel like TP would have been way better if Tressel's staff was a bit more new school as far as QB's are concerned.
Eh, I don't know if its a joke. Mariota had over 4400 yards passing, 40+ TDs to 4 picks. That's an outstanding year.
I agree, if the award was given out say after the semifinal game, Zeke is definitely invited to NY.
And that's the problem in and of itself. Once bowl season is under way, coaches don't want their players distracted like that.
Think of it this way: almost all MVP awards in the pros are regular season awards. I'm ok with it. Mariota was the best player in last yrs regular season. Elliot was the best player in the playoff.
Also, having a QB who is consistently accurate helps as well. Cardale was mostly great in a short term, simplified version of the offense. But against the likes of MSU, who will have, by then, at least 13 tapes of Cardale? He'll need to be fluent in the whole playbook. Being dominant offensively is not a guarantee by any stretch.
Meyer should coach him up tho....
And while this is laced with sarcasm, I have a hard time disagreeing with most of it. Quite simply, tOSU probably won't repeat because many of the things that went right last yr won't happen. Now of course, I can counter that with "it's unlike both of tOSUs starting QBs take a personal L before bowl season" but still.
The other element left out of this piece? No mention of the Selection Committee. If they didn't choose tOSU at 4, only Buck fans would have complained. Talking heads would have mostly been ok with TCU over Ohio State.
"Angina Town". I cannot lolllll
He's not going to do that ever tbh. Don't think he's not "keeping his options open". I don't expect to him to leave, for the various reasons already listed in the article. But these ppl who think they're gonna get some big official press release saying he's staying for good? Forget it. You have absolutely no idea what his conversations were like with people trying to lure him away. So yea, until fall camp starts and he's still in Columbus, the rumors will swirl.
I know what you were TRYING to say lolll. They haven't done anything in a long long time but somehow, recruits really wanna play for Butch Jones. They haven't even beaten Florida in 10 years smh
Its amazing how Tee Martin delivered the goods but Peyton is the god there.
As a Brooklynite, I stan so hard for Curtis Samuel. Think he can get to 12+ combined TDs this year?
In todays game, forcing a fg is almost as valuable as forcing a punt.
So you think the evaluation of a defense (or a QB for that matter) should start once the team crosses the 40? Interesting. Now that I think about it, once a team gets inside the 40, I'm thinking "ok, we should get points here", that's how wide open offenses are now.
The run defense is what worries me the most. And lets be real, OSU is lucky that Bama's playcalling got wonky and they didn't keep feeding Derrick Henry. They were running on the Bucks early on but got away from it.
Am I the only person grimacing at that evaluation of Wallace? They said similar things about Gibson at the Elite 11 camp and those are hard habits to break. I hope they find or mold a JT in this new bunch coming in.
I hope they get at least 2 of those top 3 guys. For years I've wanted tOSU to get one of these Cooper/Bryant type WR. Lesser programs get them, OSU should too
I've been low on Cook since the Oregon game.
Breaks Drew Brees' TD record with a bowl game to spare. Braxton never had a 300 yard passing game and we're debating whether he's better than JT, while coming off a second shoulder injury?
Yes, losing the Big 10 title game and the Orange Bowl counts more than winning against Purdue or Illinois or the worst Michigan teams in recent memory during the conf schedule.
The defense gave up 35 and 40 points in those games because the offense couldn't convert third down and keep the ball (on top of the 4 second half turnovers in the Orange Bowl). Not saying the defense is completely unaccountable but we've seen good defenses give up scores after the offense turns the ball over (momentum changes, the defense is tired, etc).
And this whole "they would have played Notre Dame in the title game" stuff? You're making a big leap there. They were undefeated but didn't play in a conf title game, so no guarantees they win that game.
I'm not saying I don't appreciate those 24 wins at all. I do, to an extent. But when looking at the situations that matter the most, in the games that matter the most, he leaves something to be desired.
Braxton is a career 47.8% completion on third down. That is textbook average to below average quarterbacking.
^^^This. Somehow, the offenses struggles let the defense off the hook during that game. I was really disappointed in how they couldn't really lay the wood on Brewer. A second pass rusher has to emerge this fall if Bucks are gonna flirt with repeating.
Braxton completed 64% as a third year starter and was only 50% on third down, the down that matters most. JT on third down? 65%. The games that mattered when Braxton played? MSU and Clemson? Bucks only converted 3 of 23 third downs. That is how he limits your team against the best competition.
Tbh I really don't understand why people can't see the deficiencies in his game.