I just wanna see the Big 10 go 14-0
I guess I should have stated "it is my opinion and the opinion of several people in the know" that Braxton won't be back as QB. The ONLY way it is a possibility is if Barrett is awful this season, which they don't see happening. Urban will not sit Barrett for a season to appease Braxton's goal of being a QB in the nfl. He would however, welcome him back as an athlete that may play some QB in certain formations.
First off, in no way, shape, or form, is Braxton coming back next year. Add to that, Cardale will most likely transfer after being a backup this season. And I certainly wouldn't blame him. He has the talent to play somewhere, and possibly in the NFL, but he won't get that chance being a backup here. I see us having 4 QBs on scholly next year and the order being
JT, Collier, Burrow, and Gibson
All he's saying is the three starters will come from those 6 guys. More than 6 WRs will play Saturday.
Saw on twitter yesterday that 5 of the top 6 teams in last years final poll had first year starters at QB. Why are OSU fans buying into the national narrative that this season is lost??
I think it all comes down to confidence. He has the talent and the players around him to put up huge numbers and go undefeated this season. But even he has to wonder what it's gonna be like since he hasn't played a game in 2 years. If he starts off well against Navy and Va Tech, he will be a stud. If he struggles, we are in trouble.
0 it is. We will still have more talent than every team we play.
I hate to be "that guy" but this may be good for Braxton's future. The nfl has already said he is a RB in their league, but Braxton wanted to play QB (much like Tebow). Maybe this injury will force the position change, and more importantly, Braxton's mind set about the position change.
We won't need a QB to scramble for first downs cause now we will have a QB that can hit open receivers. I honestly feel like we will be just as good if not better with Barrett in there. And think about this, Miller will be back as a RB and the second half of the season we will have 2 QBs on the field at the same time. I think Urban has already planned a little for that scenario.
I'm a very rational person, but I've also carried drunk/passed out girls plenty of times and it looks a lot like that. Again, I'm not defending Rice at all, I'm just curious if there is more info out there other than this video. If he hit her and it is proven that he did, he should be suspended for the whole year.
Let me start off by saying if he did hit her to knock her out then he should be suspended way more than 2 games. But I've seen that video about 20 times and I've yet to actually see him hit her. I haven't followed the story that closely...did he admit to hitting her? And Josh Gordon is not a good argument. He is a repeat offender that keeps doing stupid stuff.
For me, it comes down to what are you looking for with your decision. Are you wanting to leave early? If so, then OSU is not your destination. That would be Kentucky or Duke. Are you wanting to graduate and get a real job that pays very well? If so, then your decision is Duke. If you want to play for your childhood favorite, then all of us would choose Ohio State. That is why I chose to be a Buckeye. I don't know Kennard, but his decision leads me to believe that he wants one of my first two scenarios. And NONE of us should fault him, or Matta, for that.
Please tell us how Thad "let" him get away. You all need to back up and take off the scarlet colored glasses. I'm one of the biggest Ohio State fans there is, and like my name suggests, a former Buckeye athlete, but if I was a basketball player I'd choose Duke over Ohio State as well
How much time have you spent in a professional locker room Jake?? I've spent 9 years so I think I know what is normal and accepted.
I am saddened by the responses I am seeing here and in some other places. Say it doesn't belong or whatever you want, but the FACT is, this goes on in EVERY locker room in the world in every major sport. It is team bonding and almost everyone takes part in it at some level. Of the thousands of professional athletes currently playing, only one (Martin) has complained about the atmosphere. That should tell you all you need to know.
I'll be honest. I hate it. I guess I didn't see a reason to change things. If there were reasons I don't know about then I will gladly deal with the changes. But I'm not someone that likes to change just for the sake of changing.
It's just the appearance to others that you aren't good enough to play. If you're playing behind an All American it's one thing, but most of the time that's not the case. In this instance, our linebacker and DB play was horrible and everyone in the country knew it. If you are one of those positions and got redshirted, it makes you look bad
I was redshirted my freshman year, and although it sucks watching the game from the sidelines, in all honesty it was the best thing for me. And the best thing for everyone except the absolute studs that will be leaving after their 3rd year. It gives you a whole year to learn the playbook and get stronger and faster. And plus, almost no athlete graduates in exactly 4 years so this allows them to actually participate in their 5th year of school. Aside from the ego hit, redshirting isn't a bad thing
I don't disagree with what he said, but twitter is not the place to say it. Urban won't stand for it
Well that's one more scholarship that will open up
He needs to start for recruiting purposes. The whole country knows our linebacker group is terrible. If the #1 recruit at that position of need doesn't start that will show other recruits in the future they basically have no chance to come to OSU and start as a freshman. I might be wrong, but I know for a fact recruits look at that and they know which schools will play freshman early.
Both true, but it also will weaken the SEC, and more importantly, the perception of the dominance of the SEC.
Not sure why you think Coombs and Withers would be out as well. They are guys that Urban brought in. He was forced to keep Fickell. I think it's a foregone conclusion that Fickell is gone after this season and I think Urban already has a short list of guys to replace him.
Because for all intents and purposes, that may have been our starting offensive line next year. You wanna get them some playing time in game situations together.
I think part of the conservative play calling was due to Urban's respect for Wisconsin's coach. If it was still Bielema I think the pedal is all the way to the floor the entire game