I'll pick for the '9ers. I'm in Washington- but Hyde needs some help to share carries.....
I know I'm late to the party, but wasn't the Head football coach quoted saying: “I’ve said this many times: The quarterback is a product of the guys around him,” Meyer said. “And the guys around him are playing pretty good right now.” November 30, 2014, on page SP3 of the New York Times with the headline: For the Buckeyes, a Win and a Loss.
I wholly believe either quarterback would have won the NC, but the fact it was Cardale at least means he deserves to be represented in the conversation. One's success does no nullify the other's. Cant wait to see who trots out Sept. 7th, the beginning of my first full week home from deployment!!! :)
I suppose I personally like JTB more, as I feel he brings more consistency in his distribution- but I feel like CJ stands just as much a chance to start... ultimately, my gut says consistent play will win out this season's games, though I do feel CJ has a higher "ceiling".. TIFWIW...
Oh and BTW, posting from across the Pacific. GO BUCKS
It honestly sounds pretty close to accurate if you consider its a third person retelling the story, if you remove all the conjuecture and assumptions used to fill in the holes & make it PSU board-worthy... From a third person's perspective especially an older uncle of Frank E's; who may just be dismayed at TOSU's "audacity in how his nephew was treated!" Telling a story, probably while drinking at some neighborhood BBQ, around a bunch of Ohio State Haters, wanting to feel socially accepted, or whatever...
Plus, it's old news...
I've said it before, but I feel its reasonable... Barret plays VT for his revenge game- at least first 3 quarters... Miller starts rest of season, with Jones playing most of the 3rd and 4th quarter snaps. Barret will spell/relieve either in the event they are winded or dinged up. Both Miller and Jones get reps and film for pro analysis, both go 1st round 2016 draft. Barret Starts next year spelled by whoever leads the pack from the talented underclassmen QBs who are riding pine this year- soaking in all the experience of this 3 headed hydra spectacle that lay before them.
Everybody wins, Xbrax gets shown love and respect of "starter" position back. Meyer shows he's a man of his word, honoring what he said a while back about miller not losing his job to injury. Jones gets rewarded film time for coming in as "the closer" for the Natty season. And all the recruits who are concerned with log jams at talent laden positions see that this is a TEAM, and we have a coach who finds ways to get his kids involved. (to an extent)
I realize this is not realistic... Just my dream scenario...
I personally opine that it is perfect he is limited to 35 yard passes, even if the staff feels he COULD throw it further... There is no rush to put him in a position that he may over stress his shoulder too soon. Plus, the weakest zone in his pass profile is the intermediate, between the hash throw. 15-25 yards, between the hashes. He CAN make it, but it is definately his least threatened zone- deep bombs out side the hashes? check. deep bombs inside the hashes? check, short passes outside the hashes? check. I can think of a number of passes that didnt have the requisite "touch" necessary to put it over the linebacker or cheated safety, and hit a cross or slant on time. I am looking forward to Brax taking the first snap of the second half in Blacksburg, and starting every game after that. Barret will be the de facto injury relief QB, and DOLO will play third or fourth quarters every game this season. Barrett gets the least time AFTER his 30 mins of revenge in the first half of the VT game, then BRAX takes his rightful place as starter, with King Dolodale commanding the second half of each game this year. Barrett will stand ready for any moment one of those two needs rest, or gets injured. You will have plenty of snaps/film for pro-scouts/analysts, no one QB gets shafted for respect, and two Buckeye QBs go first round in the 2016 draft.
When a pass play breaks down, what do you feel MOST comfortable resorting to? Do you feel more comfortable scrambling north/south to gain field on your own? Or do you prefer to roll east/west to allow receivers time to get open? Would you MOST describe your athleticism a strength in allowing pass plays to develop while avoiding pressure or to gain yardage running? Granted both are valuable in their own right, but with which are you MOST comfortable? O-H!!
Midshipman and Army Cadets still have to maintain physical readiness standards that apply to all service members, so we are disadvantaged in relation to what body type we can put on the OFF/DEF lines, Triple option isn't "gimmiky", its fundamental, execution-based football that utilizes misdirection and flexible, on-the-fly strategy to overcome the disadvantage of athlete body types at particular positions.
"Put on 4 my city" in a silhouette of Ohio atop a city skyline (presumably representative of Dayton or Columbus)
“Putting on” can mean estimably representing one’s city, doing charitable acts, or watching out for the well-being of the people from your neighborhood
#2, Though I agree that none of the designs are striking or stir anything inside my scarlet heart except maybe a solid "Meh..."