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What happened to him? I haven't heard anything about him since he enrolled.
@Gametime, thank you so much for making this about cold hard facts. In all the situations that matter the most, JT is better. Bottom line is, with JT, tOSU ran plays in Meyer's system that they could not run with Miller. Anytime you have to put away pages in your playcard, your QB is holding you back.
I expect Cardale to start the season simply because he's healthy going into spring ball. But I'm sorry, when all three QBs are healthy, JT is the best of the three. He is mobile enough and most accurate with the ball (on top of being the best decision maker). I'm so tired of hearing how Cardale changed everything about tOSU's offense, as if there was no deep ball with JT. I seem to remember Devin Smith catching plenty of long TDs from JT.
Not saying I don't want Cardale to be successful, I do. But only because I don't think Miller or JT are capable of giving him a real run for the starting job. Don't be surprised if Cardale's leash is very short during this season.
Trojans have 7 QBs on their roster. Oregon will probably have 6 guys there when the transfers and recruits settle in. Honestly, 4 isn't enough. You want QBs developing through competition, both on the field/practice and in the film room.
I want the guy who stays and says "I'm going to rise above all of these highly touted dudes and be the man."
Woody Barrett looks like a Braxton Clone, which sounds nice but comes with "can he actually distribute the ball and convert on third down with the pass"?
DeWeaver has a JT feel to me. Not the fastest but fast enough, accurate, seems to keep his composure when the pocket was dissolving around him. And yes, with a name like Messiah DeWeaver, it's hard not to root for him lollll
I still really want Haskins over all these guys. Guarantano holds the ball quite a bit, I wonder if he actually knows where to go with the ball more often than not. I did like that he was't a reckless scrambler (at least in these highlights, who knows what the low lights were). I just think Haskins might turn out to be the best of this bunch.
But I'm also not Tony Alford or Tim Beck or Urban Meyer, I'm not a 3 time Natty winner, so really, my opinion is worth as much as gum on your shoe.
I think Urban likes having competition in the QB room. Yes, there's a risk that one of those guys will transfer. So what. Only one can play at a time. You want these guys to compete and that will decide "which guy is the best?" instead of having little depth and going "ok, this guy wins by default".
I know you're probably worried about not having depth in other places (O-line and d-line most importantly). But I trust Urban on this one. He knows how to find ONE guy to get the job done. That's the most important piece of the puzzle, everything else gets hooked on later.
"Lord blimey, they do know how to kill the mood, do Newcastle" lollll
It's interesting that individually the assistants appear underpaid but together they're in the top 10 as a staff.
Meaning there are schools who have one or two highly paid assistants but other guys not getting their fair share. This is probably the issue at Wiscy and other Big 10 schools. There are 3 SEC schools in the top 8 in staff salary. And we wonder why the young energetic minds/recruiters get plucked.
It's not about the def or off coordinators, its those position coaches who also seal the deal on the recruiting trail or have good regional connections. Until Big 10 schools (outside of tOSU) treat their whole staff right, the collective mediocrity will continue.
He wasn't a diamond in the rough. He was a highly touted QB recruit, he's doing exactly what he should be doing, winning and lighting it up.
Finally a big play that these refs didn't erase....
ok third and long, time for minny refs to give them a freebie
they just made that call up tbh
Just ridiculous smh
have to get off the field.....
A lateral? smh
I think some people just want to see tOSU play lights out against a ranked opponent. There's a strange validation in going on the road and killing an opponent in the middle of the 2nd quarter (like Oregon does or FSU did last yr).
Also, the turnovers are alarming. Generally, turning the ball over on the road == loss.
Yea, it's tough cuz these Minny rb's aren't going to put the ball on the turf but also, minny's QB isn't goign to take chances.
People accuse schools of paying players on here all the time. I don't understand why the post got downvoted because I find it funny that people on this site think tOSU (or people connected to tOSU) is above paying athletes.
I was literally asking "why has his recruitment stalled with other schools?" That's it. If his recruitment has been done all this time, why has he not committed already? What is he waiting for?
Not really. Barrett will be a redshirt sophmore next yr, with Burrow and possibly Gibson as either true freshman or redshirted. Then if Haskins or Guarantano come in 2016, we're talking Barrett's redshirt junior year (unless he's gone after next season). They'll be true freshman or redshirts. They won't be ready to play until 2017, when Clark arrives. Barrett's precense shouldn't scare away any player unless they think they should be starting as a true freshman and that usually doesn't happen at big time programs who expect to win.
What JT hopefully does for tOSU is finally show recruits that this program can turn mobile QBs into well rounded QBs whose accuracy and football IQ aren't in question.
Not sure why that post got blasted like that.....
Dare I say $$$$$$ ? Why would schools drop off from him?
I worry about his accuracy and reads. Hopefully JT is here long enough that Gibson gets his film work down and he ups his game because of competition from Collier and Burrow.
You're lookin' at 'em lolll