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Comment 18 Jan 2017

JT's career numbers are great, but with the amount of talent on our squad I believe Burrow could match those numbers. Would hate to see him go elsewhere. IMO he's a bigger, more athletic Joe Germaine. 

Comment 04 Jan 2017

Always glad to have a warrior on the team, but let there be an open competition. We have 3 to 4 supremely talented QBs on our squad. I know they're all proven winners and have demonstrated great leadership at times in their young careers. In the past, Urban has emphasized toughness and certain intangibles in QBs. Arm talent should be just as important of a factor in who is leading the team. 

Comment 02 Jan 2017

I see huge parallels between JT and Aaron Craft. Both are super competitors, great kids, put everything they have into the program. But Aaron had a definite issue with his outside shot that kept him from being elite, and JT has not shown elite passing. 

This is said with all respect to these kids. They have more athletic ability in their little toes than I do in my whole body.

But if it takes becoming a great passing team to win a championship, Urban may need to reassess the top qualities he wants in a QB. He lists toughness, leadership and some other intangibles ahead of arm skill. Arm skill needs to be higher on that list. We simply would not have beat Bama without 12 gauge zinging that ball around.

If JT and Urban feel a QB coaching change could help JT develop a quicker release, better accuracy, and better intermediate and deep ball, than stay and battle to be the best. But make it an open competition with the emphasis on passing. 

Comment 01 Jan 2017

I know the staff grades players after games, but do they actually grade themselves? Warriner and Beck as co-OCs—and any coach involved in game planning—get Fs for this mess: Zero imagination, a complete failure to break tendencies, poor use of personnel, and play calling into our weaknesses. But the killer is the complete lack of in-game adjustments. It's like this group has absolutely no feel for what is happening in real time.

I'm sure Urban is taking this hard, but this is fixable. Find a guy who is creative and confident enough to challenge his thinking with fresh ideas and an attacking mindset. 

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Youth caught up with us tonight, but it's bigger than that. We did nothing to break tendencies on offense today. Play calling is completely unimaginative which has to fall on Warriner. We didn't even attempt to get a running game rolling. We're Ohio State for pete's sake. Pound it and go from there.

In the same breath, I didn't see a physical fire and intensity in our guys tonight like when we took Bama down in 2014. That's on the players.

Looking forward to next year with an angry Urban.

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Still remember him playing with a torn pectoral muscle. Beast of a Buckeye Legend.

Now go change a bunch of young mens lives in the 513, Luke, and maybe pick up that psychology degree while you're there. We're watching and rooting for you always.

Comment 07 Dec 2016

I'm a big fan of Thad and all that he has done for this program. He is, and has been for many years, the epitome of how to operate a class program which I think means he should have this season to fix it. With that said, there are some great points made by many of you in these comments...his lack of timeouts during opposing teams runs, and continuing to play guys who don't concentrate, who play selfishly, and who give anything less than 100% effort is bewildering.