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Comment 02 Oct 2015

Neither guy has played particularly well. JT had better feet and generally made better decisions last year. Cardale is a bigger man with a bigger arm. His under throws let a defender catch up, but they also lead to PI calls. Also he forces a defense to defend more depth of the field, although JT is probably better at forcing the defense to defend the width.

In the end, I want the guy who makes more plays, wherever they are, and doesn't turn the ball over. I will cheer whichever QB that is.

Comment 01 Oct 2015

I understand what you're saying, but Kevin Wilson is a very good offensive coach. Holding his offense under 20 would be a great accomplishment.

Comment 01 Oct 2015

Great post. Nailed the recruiting issue and how OSU plays safetys. That's why they're recruiting hybrid DBs.

Comment 01 Oct 2015

He is playing though. I don't think he's sliding, it's just that Urban keeps recruiting other good players.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

You are right. The key difference is that a pro-style doesn't force the defense to account for the QB as a running threat, which gives the defense back it's numerical advantage. That's big difference from what we've seen from Urban Meyer so far. 

I wonder if this switch isn't due to the fact that he's had a least one QB get hurt every year he's been here. Pro-style QBs generally take fewer hits.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

Yes, on Joe Burrow.

No, on Torrance Gibson. No way that guy signs if he doesn't think he gets a shot at QB eventually.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

Bob Atha was a great athlete. Might have started for a few B1G teams back in the day. But Art, despite his numerous personal problems, was far and away the better QB. It just goes to show that heavy lies the head that wears the crown. Cardale has to get used to that. With the ESPN love and celebrity tweets when you play well and win, comes the criticism and second-guessing when you lose.

I just want to see one of these guys grab the job and run with it.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

If Urban Meyer is interested in pro style QBs, someone better tell Urban Meyer because he's recruiting the likes of Torrance Gibson and Tristen Wallace. I'll admit Danny Clark fits the description though.

That said, I totally trust Meyer to handle this situation. Unfortunately neither QB has played well enough to seize the position. And the back up QB is always popular. Hell, some people wanted Bob Atha I've Art Schlichter and Kenny Guiton over Braxton Miller.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

I guess we have to define "bashing." Saying a guy played poorly or lacks certain skill is not bashing to me. JT doesn't have a big arm like Cardale. Cardale can't run as well as JT. Those statements describe skill sets. Statements like Cardale's first INT last week was awful or that JT threw late several times don't bash a guy either.

In my view bashing describes character rather than quality of play. Neither guy has played well enough to seize the job and it's only natural to talk about that.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

I agree. I don't see fans bashing Jones because they like Barrett. I see fans frustrated because neither guy has played well. I personally think Barrett is better suited to this offense over the long haul, but that's just an opinion not a rooting interest. I will gladly cheer Cardale if I'm wrong. Total Buckeye.

Comment 16 Sep 2015

Not sure why you'd get a dv for this sound observation. Up vote here from a guy who could drop 10 and still look like Joe Aveerage Guy.

Comment 04 Aug 2015

I apologize for not having the time to look it up, but the true measure for Wilson is not receiving yards/game. It's total yards/game. Players like him, along with Marshall and now Miller, impact the game through rushing and return yards too. My guess is those numbers would increase his output.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

In games in which Harbaugh played, he was 2-0 vs. Ohio State. Both wins were against Earle Bruce coached teams, not John Cooper. In 1984, he didn't play because he was injured. In 1985, UM won fairly easily in AA (I was there and the game sucked). In 1986, UM won the prediction game as Matt Frantz missed a last second FG (I was there for that heartbreak too).