I think it is, unless they need him due to injury. Is it something that has to be declared and cannot be retracted at any time?
I asked this question earlier today in todays Skull Session, specifically about Gibson. 6 QBs is a lot of scholarships to commit to that 1 position. I know Gibson is a special athlete that you don't say no to, but can they really afford to have that many on the roster? Also, it appears they are in good shape with a few elite 2016 QBs, and already have Danny Clark in 2017. So, unless there are transfers, you are looking at a log jam for a few years, as there will be a years gap between everyone, with 2 possibly in the 2015 class if Gibson ultimately decides to join.
It did, but the two QBs were very different (Leak and Tebow), and while JT and Brax aren't the same either, they are close enough to where it wouldn't be enough of a difference in scheme that the Defense would have to prepare any differently, IMO.
Has there been a timeline on his recovery yet? Is this something that is 3-4 months, 6-8, 1yr? I think that will determine ultimately if he returns. There's a long time between now and the draft. How many times have we seen players say they are coming back, and then leave? If he's 100% and can throw by the time the pre-draft workouts are taking place, I think he's gone, especially if JT lights it up and the team is successful.
Mr. Tebow also contributed as a true Freshman, and won the Heisman with an insane season as a Sophomore (same age as all of the RS Freshman) in this offense.
Can't wait either-will be my 1st OSU game in person. What's everyone's thoughts on the % of OSU fans in the stadium? 60, 70, 80?
The offense they ran with Kenny was better in my opinion. Maybe not as filled with highlight reel runs, but it had the capability to adapt to the defense, so you couldn't sell out just against the run.
Also, I love the way Urban is treating this as a business, with the "lost 100yds" quote, and challenging the coaches to find it.
I think the poster was referring to my question about possibly having 6 QBs on the roster in 2015 with Brax, Burrow, and possibly Gibson, along with Barrett, Collier, and Jones.
1st thing I thought as I continued to read was how strong the #10 has been. Can't wait to read about #7 and #2. Great Job with these.
Also, it was mentioned in one of the previous #s for a Heisman Winner (forgive me I forget which #), but Andy Geiger made the statement that all Heisman winners were going to have their #s retired. I had asked was that his policy, or a school policy, but no one answered. Does anyone know the policy (if there is an official one) for retiring #s? I would think Troy's #10 would get hung up soon for the 10yr anniversary.
Exactly. Just look at Alex Smith in this offense. He was a mobile QB but not a burner. He was accurate, but never had a cannon. Did I mention he ended up as the #1 overall pick?
The MSU game was always going to be the toughest test this year, so nothing has changed in that way. tOSU will still be the most talented team on the field every week, including the MSU game. If the D shows improvement as we have all heard it has and will, then that game becomes a toss up.
I wonder how Miller claiming he will be back affects the staffs decision on Gibson. I know he's an incredible athlete, and someone you don't say no to. But now there will be 5 QBs on the roster next year already with Braxton and Burrow. So bringing Gibson as a QB first would be #6-that's a huge # of scholarships to commit to the QB position. Also, isn't it strange that Gibson has "heard" Tenn is recruiting him as a WR? It sounds like someone outside of Tenn told him that.
3 3 9 is a burn type of game, similar to guts. I played once with 3 of my uncles, we antied a quarter each, and the pot ended up over $80
i don't disagree that he has a lot to prove. my point is, he is risking everything coming back. if he's 100% healthy come February, why not just enter the draft and throw at the combine and pro day? He has 3 years of game film-that's plenty. He's been extremely productive those 3 years. Yes he has room to grow as a passer, but is the possible growth enough to get him into the 1st or 2nd round? I don't know. However, as injury prone as he has been, he's taking a big gamble that he won't get hurt AND make the leap as a passer. if his goal is to win a conference and national championship, and to go out on his terms, more power to him and you can't fault him for that, and 2015 could be a very special year.
Braxton will not play another game for tOSU. He gains nothing for risking his health for another season.
Update-Guess I was wrong for now. I still don't think he gains much by returning, but could end up risking everything. I'm not a Braxton hater, but if he gets hurt again, especially the shoulder, his career is done as a QB, and if he switches to RB/WR, how many hits will he be able to take?
He's a joke-just spews things to get ratings. SVP and Russillo are actually a good listen, and have a clue about the things they talk about.
I would imagine the master motivator UFM will be using this situation as best as he can to continue the "us agaist the world" attitude.
I see what you did there...very nice
Clarett was drafted. And he was out of Football for more than a year. Granted, it wasn't an injury that kept him out, but he was a 3rd round pick. Braxton has 2 more years of film than Mo C, and none of the character issues Mo had.. If he checks out fine during the pre-draft process, then I would imagine more than one team would spend a 4th-7th round pick on a high risk/high reward player like Braxton.
Braxton is gone. He cannot risk another injury, especially his shoulder. If he gets healthy now, a team will take a risk in the later rounds. If Braxton came back and was reinjured, I don't think anyone would take the risk on a QB with multiple shoulder injuries, and he would have to either sign on as a rookie FA, or change positions. In order to have any chance at guaranteed money, he's got to go into the draft and show's he's healthy in the pre-draft process, and how a team will take a risk on him without seeing him in live action.
yeah that's not good if true.
Thanks for both parts of your comment-I thought I missed something about pasting dictionary definitions too.
I thought it was just me about not remembering exactly what the original injury was. Arthroscopic isn't a big deal at all, I had my knee scoped in high school and was full speed in 3-4 weeks.
Heureman or Vannett- 35yd pass down the seam on a blown coverage.
And risk another set back without ever cashing an NFL paycheck? Because 1 more shoulder injury, and I doubt any NFL team will draft him as a QB. He could change positions, but as injury prone as he has been, I don't see him making it as a RB or WR very long either.
My guess is he came back in large part because of the shoulder, as he would have obviously failed every physical given to him in the pre-draft evaluations.
Lets not forget his troubles his Freshman year. I know across the board, that team had issues, but that's my point about seeing scoring go down with JT in versus Braxton. I'll be the first person to say I think this offense will become unstoppable with a QB who can make all of the throws CONSISTENTLY. Braxton can make them all, but not on a consistent basis. I hope JT is the guy, and maybe it only takes a game or 2 for him to really get comfortable. To think though that the production wouldn't take a step or 2 back though without Braxton isn't realistic
Completely possible-I haven't seen much of Barrett playing to make this type of assumption. I was basing my thought on losing a 3 yr starter, and inserting a RS freshman with no game experience.