Thad Matta has won some big games in his tenure, we're in the NCAA almost every year, have won the BiG Championship and the tournament a few times, this team will really start gelling 2 / 3 s the way through the season. Uconn won the big dance last year and they were ranked what, #7? Let's see what happens over the next few weeks.
Two words to describe this team ... deep bench.
J.T. Barrett set the Big Ten record ... I repeat ... THE all time B1G record for most touchdowns in a single season. As a red shirt freshman. Just try to get a handle on that fact. I love Braxton, he's a human highlight reel the way he runs and he has slung the ball down the field a few times for sure. Braxton is an athlete at the QB position, JT is a QB who is athletic. And Cardale ... he's a monster with a cannon for an arm PLUS if the Wisconsin game is any indication, accurate also. As I posted earlier, what if Cardale continues to play out of his mind and helps the bucks win a NC??? He may be the starter next season, end of story. If someone wrote all the facts surrounding these three guys in a sport novel they would be ridiculed as being totally unrealistic lol.
And if Cardale Jones helps us win a NC?
Jalin Marshall is going to be a buckeye great. This will be a learning experience for him and he will go on to great achievements on the field. Ignore these sociopath tweeters, they are to be despised and pitied.
If you remember, we threw it down the field, we just missed. And this year we hit them.
Something to consider next season coach.
I think I'll install a defibrillator next to the couch when I watch this game.
I know this sounds like a total homer, but I see us in the playoffs for most of the next six years,
JT better mentally, Miller, when healthy, physically. This spring BMill's repair job blew up on a seven yard pass in practice. Any realistic expectation that it won't happen again and he is really going to be able to play the QB position? Time will tell I guess. Love the kid, hope second time is the charm, but regardless he needs to be on the field in some capacity, he is an amazing athlete. Why not work towards getting into the NFL as a WR, he could be a Megatron kind of guy (not as tall as CJ I know) and talk about YAC ... the way XBrax jukes ... man, that might be the ticket.
Not a fan of Franklin either but ... what league did our guy used to coach in?
Just messin' with ya bro.
Win out (so easy to type that ha) and I think the bucks are in. The VT game was a perfect storm, hopefully it will "blow over" when the committee realizes how young the team was and how far JT is coming in a short time.
A 6'4" 190 pound 4 star WR!!!!!
"TAKE CHARGE!" ... until Braxton Miller returns next year.
I KID I KID but honestly I wonder why Meyer assured the media that X-brax (love that kid don't get me wrong) will without question be the starter next season considering how well JT has been progressing and how well he distributes the ball and the accuracy of his passing. How does this affect the psyche of this young man who is laying everything on the line out there each game, is cool under pressure, and is winning one freshman offensive player of the week award after another. I'm interested in what others think about this subject if you care to help me wrap my arms around this situation.
Apparently Urban has stated that Braxton is definitely the starting QB in 2016. I wonder if that is a wise decision and how might that affect JT Barrett, out there every game busting his butt with no chance of retaining his starting position in 2016? Maybe a ploy to try to keep X-brax from declaring for the draft next season? As injury prone as Braxton is maybe platooning the two (which I am not a big fan of) might be a possibility.
Great breakdown Michael, wow, thanks! On a side note, I know centering the ball is a lot harder than it looks, but how do you snap the ball over the head of a 6' 5" QB LOL.
I'm far from a CFB expert, but after we got burned by Moore the first two times I was thinking "double him up and don't let him burn us a third time, make them have to pass to someone else"! Also, I noticed our safeties never seems to have the time to look back at the ball so they never had a chance to break up the pass. Kiel was the real deal though no doubt, some very tight and precise passing at times.
The Braxton Miller / JT Barrett situation IF it is a possibility next season could be problematic. Love X-Brax but don't see how you could bench JT if he continues likes this.
Exciting game and offense was awesome, just wish our safeties and corners wouldn't let WR's streak past them in the open field.
Mind-boggling amazing game by Elliott and I agree with him, I've never seen Rod Smith explode off the blocks like he did tonight.
I must have some dust in my eyes. BUCKS4REAL, my heart aches for you. I don't pretend to understand the nature of the universe, but I really believe she is on to the next adventure and of course you will cherish her memory until such time you will join her again.
I guess Gunner Kiel is technically a "new quarterback" but he's had some playing time was my understanding, but could be wrong about that. The guy is a gunslinger and the bearcats have a really good receiving corp. Hope Heuerman heals quickly, great asset to the team, although as someone else pointed out I think Vannet is a heck of a TE, call it 1A and 1B if you want.
Don't give up your day job TennBuck16. Just kidding, the results of that game was quite a shocker.
Well how about that ... only one B1G team lost this weekend.