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Comment 22 hours ago

JT shows loads of promise and I fully believe that he will be a very good QB as the coaches begin trusting his passing game more, and as he develops. But people want to forget this was a Navy defense, and for all the raving about their vaunted offense, Navy D is as bad as some of the the worst in the B1G. He will need to keep getting better because the "book" on the Buckeyes and the inexperience of the OL and QB will be titled, "Bring The Pressure".

Let's not forget that the interception wasn't the only flaw in JT's game. He had a line of sight for a TD or at least a first down but decided to pitch it for a loss on the play, and 4 points were left on the field. He had a throw to the flat that was nearly intercepted with a clear path for a Navy TD because he didn't see the defender who had anticipated it.

All in all I like what this kid brings to the table and I anticipate some rapid development from him.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Headline here is quite correct Buckeyes Escape . . .

I don't know what some of you saw but any reasonably good blitzing team will present problems for the O-Line and QB. Navy doesn't have much D and still had us on the ropes for 3 quarters. Lots of close games this year.

Oh and give me more of Jalin Marshall.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Yep, a very good read. I said the exact same thing about El Guapo as Urban did "What’s gotten into this kid?". 
 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Guard Papa Johns, really? Here's another silly ad, "Better players, better team, Purdue"!

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Of course you are correct! And it's not the other unproven parts of this team that is a concern it's the production at the QB position. You can't take a Heisman QB candidate off a team and say they will still be National Championship contenders.

I realize that most people desire to concentrate of the positives in life, but there are times when you need to deal with the realistic. Inexperienced young men are going to make errors and in close games those errors can and will translate into a losses. The Buckeyes will be involved with many close games this year.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

In my mind if this was not a serious concern OSU coaches would directly say that physicians tell them not to rush activity on this kind of rehab. I am hearing too many other quotes not to be concerned.

You have to know that there is something wrong here, and I fear the coaching staff is dealing with issues of how to get the most out of a less than successful shoulder surgery and how to get that shoulder through an entire season.

The reason I am in a funk about this situation is that Braxton is the singular reason I dream of a successful season, B1G championship, and beyond.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I do think this does has to do with Title IX, funding and the Feds. But lets be clear Waters was the "Director" and was well paid to understand the legalities, policies, workings and associated implications of his actions and non-actions within his domain. And at his level I will guarantee you that he was well schooled in Federal and State policies and procedures.

It's strictly business in the end, and you get fired when you don't address problems in an efficient and timely manner or when you make errors in judgement and fail to fix problems that might affect the organization as a whole.

Personally I do have to laugh at "he was working to fix the culture within the band". Sort of akin to George Wallace fixing racism in Alabama but wanting to proceed more slowly.

Comment 04 Aug 2014

I'd give Gibson every chance to play QB in Urban's offense. He has all the skills except a good long ball to stretch defenses. Coach him up or send him to see Whitfield and you might really have something special.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

I guess I am practically alone here but I care more for what is best for the team and their chances for a National Championship.

Why does anyone want to play the greatest rivalry game in sports potentially (very often) right before a B1G championship game and two other playoff games against the best the country has to offer? The players in the GAME themselves have said that everything else pales in comparison. To a man they speak of how emotionally and physically spent they are afterwards. Wayne Woodrow always commented on how difficult it was to get the guys up for more that a couple of games, and that bowl games were often anti-climatic.

To hell with tradition I want my Buckeyes up where they belong, at the top of the college football world, and as often as possible. Do whatever helps them achieve it!

Comment 29 Jul 2014

I am an older man with a business background and I've seen far too many guys like Waters. These inflexible relics refuse to accept that society grows and that many poor behaviors become no longer acceptable.

This pretty much sums up this situation:

Waters had been told to take sexual-harassment training after one case, the report said, but he didn’t. 
 

Comment 28 Jul 2014

These quarterback gurus go back to the foundation and mechanics of playing the position and they are sought out because the athlete wants improvement for the next level. Most coaches on the other hand don't care for changing too much of anything as long as they are winning. (Think it's hard for most of these kids not to fall back into old bad habits during the fast paced pressure of games with QB coaches reluctant to harp on change).