That was 2 weeks ago
This is a not an issue. I don't know how much more can be said than what Urban has said. "We will do everything we can to have Braxton ready to start at H-back in the VaTech game. That means he will know all H-Back plays. Just like Nick Vannet will know all TE plays.
ONE thing that is VERY obvious, Braxton will not be expected to play 5 different positions at ANYTIME this year.
FYI, The Ohio State University Public Relations Department, since the National Championship Game, has been planning PR campaigns for Zeke and who ever becomes the starting QB. They would be STUPID not to release information to the media for their athletes that are in the running for the Heisman, Due to attention a Heisman Trophy winner brings to your school and football program. As the season goes along the more and more you will see in the media. Where do you suppose all of the publicity for the past Heisman hopefuls came from?
As long as you don't sell that shirt.
Hey Bud, Michael Thomas dares you to single cover him. Mel Kiper has him as the #1 WR in the up coming NFL draft and he's only a Junior.
JT is the first QB Urban recruited at Ohio State. Urban would not have recruited Cardale. He does not fit Urban's offense.
Ohio State could have NINE underclassmen leave early this year. Thomas is only one of the GREAT young players on this team
Ohio State has SEVENTEEN players on warch lists for annual post season awards. Michigan State is 2nd in the big Ten with 7.
Ohio State could have 3 DB's leave early this year.
There was no problem keeping Zeke "fresh" last year when he was only 50 yard short of Eddie George's record. AND THREE 200+ yard games in the last 3 games.
WHAT???? How many blow outs have you seen? The 1st unit ALWAYS starts the 2nd half. Depending, some usually play the entire 3rd quarter before coming out.
How did Eddie George get 1927yds in TWO games fewer than we anticipate Zeke will get?? 13 vs 15? Ohio State had blowouts in 8 of the 13 games the year Eddie broke the record. Eddie had 328 carries, an average of 25 carries/game and 5.9 yds/carry
Do you know how many rushing yards Zeke had last year? Only FIFTY yards fewer than Eddie George's record. He also averaged 6.9/carry vs Eddies 5.9. Statistically Zeke only has to have SEVEN more carries this year than he had last year to break Eddies record. If he just gets one more carry/game this year, he easily breaks the record.
AND, one HUGE and, The Ohio State O-line will be as good as they were the last 3 games of last season. from day one this year.
If anything keeps Zeke from breaking the record, it will be too many pass plays. OR runs by JT, if he's the QB. Someone at Ohio State will have to decide who will win the Heisman, Zeke or the QB and play accordingly in the games where it won't matter.
They would want a home and home. Ohio State's athletic budget can't afford that. With the Big Ten going to a 9 game conference schedule, which means every other year Ohio State will only have 4 home conference games. Ohio State MUST have 2 home non-conference games every year. The only way that happens is pay schools to play at Ohio State and therefore a home and home agreement is not needed. Before, when there were only 8 Big Ten games, Ohio State ALWAYS had 7 homes games. The Ohio State athletic department still has not figured out how they will pay for all other sports except men's basketball, with only 6 home games.
That is funnier than hell. Narduzzi is trying to tell us there is not another defense in College football like his and no NFL teams runs a similar defense?. I want to know who Narduzzi copied from? His defense IS NOT a VERY VERY unique defense.
The proposition was that Clark was a pro style QB and Urban has never given a scholarship to a pro style QB. My point was Urban has compared him to Alex Smith who ran ALL the plays in Urban's play book. Not as well as Braxton or JT, but Clark is a FAR better runner than Cardale, who is indeed a Pro style QB and Urban would not have recruited him.
If you multiply Cadale' 3 game rushing stats times 4 to equalize them with JT's 12 games. They have close to the same number of carries, The difference is JT average 5.5 yds/rush and Cardale averaged 2 yds/rush.
Urban says JT's arm strength has improved A LOT. Plenty strong enough to throw 50 yard passes. Can't throw em 50 yards on his knees though, but then if you're knee is down it doesn't matter how far you throw it, .
Danny Clark = Alex Smith
This year Alabama''s QB will be worse than the one they had last year.
You can be just as angry this season as last. They currently have ZERO wins.
Since "all eyes" will be on Braxton, Urban will use him as a decoy a lot.
Urban wanted him to be the QB starter too. Before he decided to switch to WR after the first pass he tried to throw hard didn't go as far as it used to..
What this poll tells us for sure. Mark May does not have a vote.
SURELY YOU JEST. You would rather lose JT before the season, get beat by VaTech, then have Thomas break his foot midway through the season, then have someone on the team commit suicide, then lose Cardale against Michigan. Foolishness.
Alabama had an average at best secondary and gave up a LOT of big plays.
The have A LOT of room for improvement. Last year their offense was 97 out of 128.