LTWilliams's picture


Atlanta, Ga (via Ft. Worth, TX)

Member since 11 September 2013 | Blog

DFW>>>ATL>>>The Ohio State University


  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys / Atlanta Falcons
  • NBA TEAM: Dallas Mavericks
  • MLB TEAM: Atlanta Braves / Texas Rangers

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Brent dropped this line during the Clemson/Auburn game this year. I think he's still as sharp as ever.

 “when Bobby Petrino gets off his motorcycle, he’s a good coach.”

Comment 25 Jan 2017

ESPN sticking him with the 3rd/4th best conference game on the SEC Network was an injustice. Sad to see him officially retire. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

I think you're right. The novelty of the first ever playoff probably led to he ratings being inflated. ESPN is unlikely to ever replicate their first year numbers.

Comment 10 Jan 2017

ESPN Hype Machine's other greatest teams ever include 2002 Miami and 2005 USC. 

Comment 07 Jan 2017

Twitter is a fun little headache.

Comment 04 Jan 2017

Right there with you but i've perfected the art of getting lost in wikipedia articles. 

Comment 03 Jan 2017

JT set records in a competently run offense. In that same offense, Cardale Jones won a national championship. Both of those QBs looked like shells of their former selves in 2015. Some of that could be attributed to the losses of Devin Smith (our most prolithic deep threat ever) and Evan Spencer (a solid/reliable pure receiver). Jones, who was in the QB room, stated the QB wasn't the problem. JT is definitely not the most talented QB that we've ever had. He might not even be the most talented QB on the roster right now. But Burrow or Haskins throwing the same laterals and pop passes was not going to make us competitive against Clemson. We could have had the college version of Vince Young on Saturday and we still wouldn't have scored 14 points when our starting RB didn't get a carry until midway through the 2nd quarter.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

This is great point. The number of different coaching styles has to have had an affect on JT. None of really know how each coach runs the QB room, but we see on the field how different the offense has been each season. Herman leaned heavily on the run game, tempo, and vertical throws. By the end of 2016 our base offense was 5 receiver sets, backfield motions, and a slower pace of the offense.  

As an aside, JT is the main reason that we've even been competitive on offense the last couple of seasons. I don't understand the calls for an open QB competition. The entire offense has regressed. Neither Burrow nor Haskins nor any of the recruits would have made our offense function better in 2015 & 2016.    

Comment 01 Jan 2017

Burrow/Haskins won't make the pop passes and laterals any more effective than JT. Any change in direction would have to come at the coaching level. 

JT was probably never going to be high draft pick. OSU, with better coaching, would still give him the best opportunity to reach the league. Especially if we can contend for another championship. 

Comment 01 Jan 2017

Devin Smith and Evan Spencer have not been great pros but they were essential to our championship team. The only pure WR we had in 2015 was Michael Thomas. He is/was great but he alone couldn't replace the lost production.

Comment 29 Dec 2016

A full Group of 5 playoff feels unnecessary. Though I wouldn't mind seeing bowl matchups of the four remaining G5 champs that weren't included in the NY6 bowls. Those bowl matchups would be a bit more interesting than the current scrub games that we're currently stuck watching. 

Comment 22 Dec 2016

Agreed. My boss is a Georgia Tech alum and is excited about seeing his team play Kentucky in what was once a great basketball matchup the gator bowl. I'd assume that feeling is the same for fanbases with lower expectations.