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Comment 21 Aug 2015

IMO Osu is simply more dangerous with Jones than with Barrett because the defense has to cover more of the field.  I would also think Urban is going to take into account:  1) Jones is most likely leaving for the NFL after this year.  Barrett probably not.  I m sure Urban wants to help these kids get to the next level. Its not his main focus, but if Jones has a great year and becomes a 1st round draft choice doesn't that help Urban and OSU in recruiting? Yes I think so.   2)  Is Barrett s leg really fully healed? I ve never had a broken leg so I don't know.  Barrett puts alot more pressure on the leg because he is more of a runner, going to get hit and tackled more.  Lets make sure there is no recurring injury, sit Barrett this year and then its his team next year.  Again IMO.    

Comment 21 Aug 2015

IMO Osu is simply more dangerous with Jones than with Barrett because the defense has to cover more of the field.  I would also think Urban is going to take into account:  1) Jones is most likely leaving for the NFL after this year.  Barrett probably not.  I m sure Urban wants to help these kids get to the next level. Its not his main focus, but if Jones has a great year and becomes a 1st round draft choice doesn't that help Urban and OSU in recruiting? Yes I think so.   2)  Is Barrett s leg really fully healed? I ve never had a broken leg so I don't know.  Barrett puts alot more pressure on the leg because he is more of a runner, going to get hit and tackled more.  Lets make sure there is no recurring injury, sit Barrett this year and then its his team next year.  Again IMO.    

Comment 17 Aug 2015

I m not sure if you have been paying much attention to the articles on this site and comments about the receivers from the coaches, they seem to have alot of confidence in.... Braxton, Johnnie Dixon, Torrance Gibson.  Those guys all have the speed, just haven't had their chance to play. No one predicted the season that Devin Smith had, don't even try and go there. At this time last season there was some lack of confidence regarding Smith too. 

Comment 17 Aug 2015

How he said it or why he said doesn't matter, his point was OSU stretched the field vertically more with Cardale Jones than they did with JT and that pulled the safety out of the box and opened up running lanes for OSU.  Then whenever Alabama tried to focus on the run they left their cover guys on a one on one island and the bucks took advantage.  With the speed at receiver with Braxton, Johnnie Dixon and Torrance Gibson you have to have someone that can throw deep.  Not an easy decision but its obvious to me which one will start this year.    

Comment 17 Aug 2015

How he said it or why he said doesn't matter, his point was OSU stretched the field vertically more with Cardale Jones than they did with JT and that pulled the safety out of the box and opened up running lanes for OSU.  Then whenever Alabama tried to focus on the run they left their cover guys on a one on one island and the bucks took advantage.  With the speed at receiver with Braxton, Johnnie Dixon and Torrance Gibson you have to have someone that can throw deep.  Not an easy decision but its obvious to me which one will start this year.    

Comment 16 Aug 2015

I agree Cardale Jones should get the nod as starter. When you have a coach like Nick Saban come out and admit that they were prepared for Barrett type qb play but OSU's ability to throw the deep ball was something his talented team wasnt ready for and couldn't adjust to then the answer becomes obvious who should start.  The guy that can throw the deep ball effectively should be the starter.  HELLO!  Let JT make sure he is healthy, learn to throw the deep like Cardale and then it's his team next year.  

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I wish they would get Wallace instead-- he looks like the next coming of 12 gauge.  Either way I'm sure we'll be good.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

Yeah I think you're taking too narrow of view.  Who was it that convinced Ezekiel Elliott to spurn his beloved Missouri tigers and where his own father had played and instead come to OSU?  Obviously it was Urban that made the difference in him ending up at OSU.  Now Elliott has become a vocal recruiter as well, but who instills this in these kids? They believe in the program that is built by none other than Urban.  The caliber of players at OSU are on a level not seen before that I can remember.  They have always have very good first team players, but the depth is unbelievable.  C'mon 6 stud qb's at one time, you have to be an awesome closer to convince kids to keep coming in face of the depth chart.  Tressel had Pryor and........nobody.  Yeah I would Urban is pretty special in recruiting.  The facts speak for themselves, quit being so narrow minded.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Why is DT a major issue -- they have added 2 DT commitments this year in Robert Landers and Alabi.  Alabi is already a biscuit shy of 300 lbs, he is not going to play DE-- I'm sure they will move him inside.  I don't see the hype about Beckner.  Go watch Robert Landers video in the state championship game beating double teams and moving all over the line.  He beat everyone of those OL at some point in the game and at that level competition.  The only head scratcher for me is why OSU never offered Javon Provitt, that dude is a beast.  There must have been some other limiting dynamics to the situation that we don't know about I guess. 

Comment 24 Jan 2015

Mark it down, here is my prediction:

Braxton 2015 QB

Cardale 2016 QB

Barrett 2017 QB

These three are all household names in America and to the NFL scouts already.  Each of them will get their shot in the NFL, I think they are having fun in college while it lasts.  Go Bucks!

Comment 20 Jan 2015

Finally somebody with some sense on the matter of Weber.  He's ok but seems to be only a north south runner without any jukes. Add to that he is not big enough move a pile like El Guapo or EZE.  He's said to be 5'9 that means he is probably really 5'8.  Doesn't seem to have ability to make them miss.  In high school he ran the defender over, but that is not going to happen in the BIG.  I'm sure he will be star on some level, but if we lose  him its not a big deal.  I'd rather have another DL or OL than Weber.  Load up on rb's in 2016. Thats my two cents.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Well OSU beat the team (Michigan State) that beat TCU (Baylor). So by extension OSU already has beaten the whole Big 12 conference.  What more is there to talk about?

Comment 30 Dec 2014

Its amazing to read how much all of these players really do care about each other.  They are winners no matter what happens in football, but I'm thinking that just maybe their advantage on the field come Thursday.  You don't get the same vibe from Saban and bama when it comes to players playing for each other.  There is something special about this OSU team.  I guess we'll see if that love for each other takes them over the top.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

If you're the best as Harris believes himself to be, then you're not afraid of competition from Mike Weber or any other RB that may get recruited.  I took it took as if he dissed him and said "Mike Weber who?"

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I'm sure Urban has been pushing for a more aggressive defense, but at the end of the game he went over and hugged Fickell as if to congratulate him for a job well done.  So that kinda says alot about who Urban was giving credit to for the stellar defense Saturday night.  It was Luke Fickell.  Never been real high on Fickell as a coach but you have to give the credit to him and Ash for the great job they have done.  My that humble pie taste good!

Comment 04 Dec 2014

Why can't we send Luke Fickell to Kansas.  At least this would not be such a sad thread.