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Comment 29 Nov 2016

I won't say Urban taught Tom Herman everything that Tom Herman knows about recruiting.  I will say Tom Herman had yet, to that point, to recruit at the level Ohio State recruits at.

I won't say that, but I will say, Urban Meyer sure as hell didn't teach Tom Herman everything that Urban Meyer knows about recruiting, I don't care what state the players are in.  I will always like our chances against any head coach in a recruiting battle.

These will be some interesting battles to watch.

Comment 21 Nov 2016

I don't think he can hurt his draft stock by coming back..  That said, I don't know how much he can do to really improve it. 

We know what JT Barrett can do on the field, and we know that off the field he is a natural-born leader.  I don't think he's an NFL QB, unless you build your system to suit his strengths, and I don't know if anyone can do that this day and age, and if you did you'd likely only do that for a first round pick.

I think one thing that could be an X factor is the roster of QBs headed to the NFL this year.  The draft class isn't that rich with talent...  Or at least "known" talent.  His draft stock would be a bit higher just by that measure.

JT's game is what it is, in my opinion.  He's very intelligent, not a canon for an arm, and can get out of the pocket and make plays with his feet.  He's just not the usual NFL QB.

If I'm a GM and I'm looking at him, I'm putting about a 5th round grade on him personally.  He'd have to go to a team where he would be afforded the chance to sit and learn for a while, and hopefully learn from a great coach. 

I think the decision is totally 50/50.  He's kind of where Tebow was when he became eligible that first year.  Tebow couldn't do a lot to improve his draft stock, but he also couldn't do anything to really damage it either.  If Barrett comes back I'd think, with the youth we have on our roster, we'd have to be favored to get back into the CFP, so that may be a deciding factor for him. 

I could see this one going either way, but obviously I'm hoping he keeps himself around another year.