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Comment 5 hours ago

In 2013, on third down, out of 100 eligible QBs, Braxton Miller was ranked 92nd in QB passer rating. In completion percentage? Doesn't even make the top 99. 50.8 percent completion on third down.

That's just third down overall. On third and 10+ (the same situation Barrett hits Devin Smith for a 34 yard TD), Miller is 82nd passer rating and not even in the top 100 in completion percentage. For context, Jameis Winston led the nation in passer rating in those situations and was third in completion percentage.

So when I say "I don't think Miller could make that throw", I'm saying, Miller has limitations in the passing game. And I think those limitations have been part of tOSU's problem in winning big games. Against the best competition, there comes a moment where the QB simply has to complete a pass, without the run game creating a passing lane, without dancing around. A pass where you have to know where the defense will be and where your receivers will be and probably with the rush bearing down on you. It's those handful of situations that I think Miller hasn't been successful in at a high enough clip.

Comment 6 hours ago

I dunno, with Barrett's accuracy and adequate running ability (not elite but certainly not a stiff), I don't see a reason to bench him next year. That third down throw to Devin Smith, after a demoralizing false start penalty? I don't think Miller makes that throw. We've seen, even in Miller's 3rd yr as a starter, where he abandons clean pockets and can't find receivers who are open.

TL;DR, you have a mobile QB who is a better passer than your senior QB and you haven't won a bowl game with that senior. I say go with the young guy.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

I don't think Spence is really a first rounder. He had zero sacks versus ranked teams last yr. And in 7 games versus teams with winning records, he had 4 sacks. Not saying he won't get drafted but top 32 player in college football? I never saw that from him.

Comment 27 Sep 2014

thing is, if Barrett's gets rid of the ball (he was outside the pocket), he can avoid the hit. Both the coaches and the QB himself is responsible for his health.....But I agree, the playcall is shoddy. give the ball to Smith or Samuel or whoever, not JT....

Comment 27 Sep 2014

I dunno about Barrett sitting next year. He hasn't shown that he can't play. And he's a better passer and a shrewd runner. Why would they switch him out for Miller, who struggles with health and has a ceiling as a passer.

Comment 27 Sep 2014

The stance isn't crazy. Bucks are ranked, at home, going up against a team whose strength is lined up with a Buckeye weakness.

No one is saying Cincy has bettee talent or a better program overall. Just that Cincy knows exactly who they are and Buckeyes are young and figuring things out, which lwaves them vulnerbale to inferior teams.

Comment 27 Sep 2014

But can you fault people for taking the star rating seriously? They see the likes of Bama, FSU, LSU getting the most stars and then they win games/bowls and their recruits get taken in the first or second round in droves.

I agree that offer sheets are a better indicator of potential ability. But it's hard not to get disappointed when you look at a top 100 list and you only see tOSU's logo twice but the likes of Clemson or PSU 5 or 6 times.

Comment 21 Sep 2014

For some reason, nobody wants to say that Bama played well. It's ridiculous really. Sims was throwing bombs, Cooper looked nearly uncoverable. I do think Florida just isn't that good, but if that's the case, Bama still did what they needed to do: score 40+ on an inferior opponent at home, make them turn the ball over.

As for the Bucks, polls shouldn't be a concern for any Buckeye fan right now. The only thing we should be tracking is wins, JT's development/poise and whether any of these guys will show us--consistently--why they were so touted out of high school.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Yea, I'm still happy we have Meyer over Tressel. I still feel Meyer gets better athletes than Tressel and over the long haul, that will eventually bring dividends.

But Herman? Eh.....I'm not seeing it. The first play of the 2nd half (after Va Tech had already beaten up Barrett) he calls a 5 step drop? And the line folds and he gets blasted. They only got bailed out by a defensive flag. The playcalling is suspect at best.

The line needs MAJOR work, possibly benching some guys.

Defensively, the third down stuff is inexcusable. Where's McMillan? Play that guy.

The D-line is up and down. Either they look fantastic or they do nothing. The secondary was up and down as well. They make big plays but they don't do the average stuff to get off the field.

I knew they weren't going undefeated, so in a wierd way, I don't understand why I'm even MAD. I knew they were losing a minimum of 2 games. But it still hurts like a mother....

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Bosa is the only one so far that has really flashed and since he's done it as a freshman, he gets kudos from me.

Spence was the #10 overall recruit in the country. He'll be a third yr starter now. At this point, he really should be considered one of tOSU's top 3 players but he isn't. So when this exec says "overrated", I don't think he's saying "they all suck", he just saying they leave something to be desired. By the way, in the two games Spence played against ranked opponents, he had no sacks.

Washington has improved. Physically he was always ready but I'm curious to see if he can maintain smart play. Earlier in his career he would make a lot of dumb penalties or be caught out of position. Last Saturday there was much less of that. I doubt he's better than a third rounder though.

I haven't watched Bennett as closely as the others so I can't make any proclamation on him.

bottom line is, they will prove themselves against Va-Tech, MSU, Michigan and their bowl opponent. Simple as that. The one player who needs to produce more is Spence. That would put this overrated talk to rest.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

The run game was just fine and then that option crap to the right....what was that?

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Other than QB, the thing that's irritated me the most is tOSU never having a Julio Jones or Megatron type receiver. I'm amazed that other schools, who are "running schools", can recruit these future pros but not tOSU....