I'm on that bandwagon and I believe Thad will fix things.
They evaluate players at every position every day. Look at it this way - why would Urban intentionally play the QB who is less equipped to win? It makes no sense to do that. And he changed QBs in 2015 when Jones wasn't playing well. If Urban Meyer says JT Barrett is the QB who gives the team the best chance to win, that's because he does.
Why assume that Urban doesn't do that every season?
I think utilization is about the one calling the plays.
The only team who beat them by a margin like that was UCLA. It's probably a one score game either way and this team is due.
I wouldn't make too much of co-coordinator titles. In many cases that's about salaries and future opportunities. New head coaches are usually former coordinators so an assistant with that goal naturally wants the title - and the money, of course.
But that doesn't mean one thing when it comes to game day responsibilities. Each coach has the responsibility that Urban says he has. Period.
The last time I saw a QB candidate so dismissed that guy came out of nowhere to become the best passer OSU ever had. That man was Joe Germaine. I give Joe Burrow as much chance as Dwayne Haskins to win that job assuming Barrett decides to take the next step.
Really hope to see KJ Hill take the next step in this game. He'd be a wonderful complement to Samuel in the slot, Brown as a possession receiver, and the quickly improving Marcus Baugh.
The ONLY time in his tenure where I thought Urban Meyer flat out made a mistake. Call a TO, get organized. Then kick, go for it, whatever you decide. But there was no need to rush there. Didn't matter in the end, but I'd rather be undefeated
That was not the problem against PSU and UM. Prince struggled with a quick outside step in both games and players, namely Garrett Sickles and Taco Charlton, were in Barrett's face immediately.
Occasionally Barrett will try to keep a play alive that isn't there. But that isn't the main issue.
Jets fans? Not even close.
That's always been my complaint with that loss. Kick it, go for it, I'm good either way. Just call time out and get yourself organized.
Disagree about the PSU offense though. They had hardly been a juggernaut that night. They had one drive with two jump ball long completions. I would trust the defense up 21 - 17.
They need to run him and throw to him even if they stop him at first because the one he pops could go all the way. That's why you stay committed to getting Curtis Samuel the ball.
The Oregon NT that Cardale trucked was 305 as I recall.
Who would dv your comment? UV from me.
I'm a little surprised to read all the comments and not see Zach Smith's name. The guy is obviously a good recruiter, his Twitter battles notwithstanding. But I have doubts about his effectiveness as a position coach. This group didn't develop much during the season.
It's not Barrett's fault that McLaurin hasn't looked like a full time player. Did he only throw good passes to Brown and Hill? These two were the better players at he position.
I have no idea what basis UMinn had to make these suspensions. Sometimes evidence that can't be admitted in court can be used in an administrative hearing. The quantum of proof is much lower too.
That said, the Duke case was terrible for two reasons. Obviously young students were wrongly smeared and nearly convicted. But now every other accusation causes everyone to remember that case. Suspects are viewed as victims. The pressure to keep quiet means that very few false accusations come to light. Still due process is a MUST so everyone has faith in the result.
The problem is that today everyone, liberals and conservatives, assesses results based on their world view and no one trusts that the people involved actually did their job
This when they bring in a NASA scientist to try to prove that what we see isn't real.
If OSU can avoid turnovers, the team's length gives them a puncher's chance. This also would be a nice time for Kam to come out of his shooting slump.
Didn't this Barrett you speak of just win the Silver Football award after going 11-1 and lost that game by just 3 points when his special teams teammates imploded and he spent the entire game running for his life? Because the guy you describe sounds like the QB of some middling team going to the Poulan Weedeater Bowl.
Is this QB of ours perfect? No. But I'm completely comfortable having him lead my alma mater in the CFP.
I'm ok with JT's decision making. He doesn't make the big turnover. That may be the key to this game.
I expect Clemson to start fast and OSU to reel them in in the second quarter as OSU makes it's typical adjustments. But a big second half turnover could be key in OSU's favor. And I love Barrett in the fourth quarter. That's him at his best.
Getting DPJ is a long shot because he's from Detroit and he's been all blue throughout the recruiting cycle. The current state of the OSU passing game didn't discourage Trevon Grimes or Tyjon Lindsey, so let's try not to confuse one issue with another.
Pridgeon will not start and likely won't play.
My bad on his eligibility year. Good catch.