DMAC, read cbssports "prospect rankings" and you will see J.T. Barrett as the 2nd rated qb for the 2018 NFL draft class. Ahead of him is an injured Deshawn Watson (Clemson). GO BUCKS!!!!
OSUBias says it all. Huge mismatch and I'm not being cruel or over confident. Just stating what is. This is one of the worst Nits teams in any era. GO BUCKS!!!!
Congrats to J.T., a star in the making!!!! GO BUCKS!!!!
This kid is good, and mature beyond his years. His mechanics, technique, attention to detail, leadership abilities, are, I'm sure, what most coaches and fans want to see in their qb. I like his running style. He is not reckless and I haven't seen where he has taken an unnecessary hard hit. Young man acts like "he's been there, done that". The sky is surely the limit for J.T.
The PSU team we're facing on Saturday is not your father's Nits team. Those teams were tough and fearless, and led by a Dline coach who is one of the game's best. Thank God we got LJsr on our sideline. No, really, the current Nits team is the worst I have seen in many a year. Their O is severely challenged; running game is non-existent; and the qb, who could be great if he had blocking, has shown recent frustration (sideline pics of him (ttun game) clearly showed disdain with what's happening on the field). I can clearly see a replication of the point total from last year's game, in Happy Valley or not. Nits just don't have it this year. GO BUCKS!!!!
This is the worst PSU team I've seen. Oline is terrible. Hack got frustrated last game against ttun. With the pressure we will put on him he won't have time to set. Hack is known to throw the ball up for grabs. I expect our Dbacks to get at least 3 picks, maybe even turning one of them into a pick 6. Their running game is also non-existent. On the Dside they do have a good Dline and one real good lb'er. But J.T., with his ability to read and scheme should offset that. Plus I trust our Oline to neutralize them. I see us matching last year's point total (63), but holding them to maybe 2 or 3 fg's. Nothing more. By the way, you heard it here 1st: Please remember to inform people before the game that PSU has a top 25 defense. People tend to have short memories whenever we put up huge numbers. So, when J.T. throws 5 or 6 td's this Saturday, national pundits better not say oh he's putting up huge numbers against another inferior D. GO BUCKS!!!!
Agree with Ogama843. Young man is special. For being away from playing a competitive down for over a year-and-a-half, and to have the wherewithal to do what he's doing, game after game, man, this guy is the real deal. The earmark of a good qb: is his ability to read through his progressions and make the right read (check), is to be accurate (check), is to be a leader (check), is to be poised and controlled (check). A red-shirt freshman qb having these qualities at this young age is incredulous. I truthfully do not think that he compares to any of our qb's of the past, even with Troy who won the Heisman. I'm not crowning J.T. yet, but just saying that I think we are witnessing, if he stays on his trajectory, and with his present composure and demeanor I do not see him falling or failing, the greatest qb in the storied history of our program. Ladies and gentlemen this young man is good and is going to be great. GO BUCKS!!!!
J.T. is having a great season, as are our Buckeyes. To the Victors go the spoils. As we continue to win J.T., as The starting qb of The OSU Buckeyes, will surely and deservedly receive national attention. On his current pace he may receive an invite to NYC in December. Remember, the last two redshirt freshmen to win the Heisman didn't have the current cast of outstanding players that J.T. has to compete with, There were no Marriotta (sp), Abdullah, Sims, and on and on. A number of players could win in this year's wide open and outstanding group. J.T. is setting himself up for seasons' to come however. GO BUCKS!!!!
Looking at quarter by quarter points we did not score in the 4th qtr. Moot point. GO BUCKS!!!!
Great reason to score "style points" under the guise of "paying Rutgers back for talking smack". Thanks Scarlet players. Now coach has a reason to allow J.T. to throw 7 td's instead of yanking him after his 5th. GO BUCKS!!!!
Having been reared on the East coast I never tire of the Jersey jokes. Priceless: Q: What do you call a pretty girl on the Rutgers campus? A: A visitor. GO BUCKS!!!!
Excellent attitude adjustment on TP's part, who now, because of his raw physical skills will have a chance to earn a nice pay check, maybe for years to come. I'm happy for him. Playing qb in the League one Must be able to Quickly Process information. I believe that Most dual-threat qb's just can't do that, or are severely limited, especially one's that are run-first. Guys like Cam, Russell, Johnny Football, and our current qb J.T. Barrett are wonderful exceptions. They read through their progressions and are very accurate passers. Open up a can of worms? I'm sure. Braxton and TP are the same guy. Here's hoping Braxton, if he wants to play next level football, will be open to playing the Percy position. He'd be a guaranteed 2nd rd pick.
With all the Scarlet Saturday afternoon one can visualize a Knights future promo screaming "We filled The Shoe", in giving recruits mailers.
63 OSU 27 Rutgers. J.T. Barrett 29-35, 376 yds, 6 td's, 12 rushes 56 yds; EZE 21-159, 2td's; Michael Thomas 6 receptions, 189 yds, 3 td's, Devin Smith 2 receptions, 95 yds, 1 td (85 yds). GO BUCKS!!!!
Awesome to read this about one of my favorite B-ball Buckeyes. What an athlete! Probably could have been a better db, with his size, quickness, and overall athleticism, than a b-baller. Anyways, it's great to hear that he took care of his academics and is applying this to better the conditions of youth. Awesome. GO BUCKS!!!!
Here's what I don't get: UGA suspends Todd Gourley (Heisman frontrunner) for allegedly signing autographs for a memorabilia company; and FSU adamantly defends Jameis Winston (same memorabilia company with even more signings than Gourley). If I'm Jameis and I get in (more) trouble after leaving FSU I would sue the crap out of them for negligence. All signs point to this guy as having a life full of self-imposed problems. FSU needs to put a stop to the madness by holding this guy accountable. Plain and simple.
If J.T. stat line and wins continue he will be a lock for freshman POY, possibly even cracking a spot on any of the wire services team as an all-American. Would be great. Also, look for Raekwon McMillan to be included with J.T. as a freshman all-American, (2 Buckeyes on 1st team- WOW).
of their 6 remaining games I see them winning maybe 2 (PSU, Indiana). Both games will be back and forth affairs with whoever has the ball last might just win. Nits have zero run game and they heavily rely on the arm of Hack. Ttun's d line should win more than their share of the upfront battles. Hack is known to throw picks. On the other hand Nits do have a decent front 7 who will force Gardner into making his customary mistakes. If Gardner takes care of the ball ttun wins. Against Hoosiers their d will be hard pressed to have enough stops on very good balanced attack. Question is, will weak Hoosier d have enough stops to outpoint ttun?
Guess even with pressure from parents who are graduates of PSU Wimbush saw/felt something that was discomforting about the program. I predicted Wimbush would decommit, but I thought to Stanford. Don't know Nits policy about commitments taking visits to other schools, I do know Franklin frowns on it, maybe this could have forced Wimbush's hand. Another strike against early commitments.
"...they'll see better offenses in the coming weeks than what they've faced so far." Of our remaining league games Bearcats and Terps offenses are 2nd only to Sparty and Hoosiers. Rutgers, Nits, Illini, Gophers, and ttsun are WAY less than Bearcats and Terps. In fact I look for Terps to convincingly beat Nits (hope and pray so to shut Franklin's mouth) and ttsun.
Our d is doing just fine. Stay within the technique and all will be good. Upcoming offenses are not all that. We just have to be in shut down mode. GO BUCKS!!!!
Redshirt year did wonders for Mike's mental preparation. Kid always had the physical skills, he just needed to slow down the mental aspect of being a solid player (both individually and team-wise). He has matured and we're witnessing his outstanding play each week. I believe he has the attributes to be a 1st rd pick in the 2016 draft (redshirt jr year).
How soon people forget. Before Maryland people were saying "wait till we play a team with a decent defense", which, before our game Maryland did indeed have a ranked defense. So, what happens, after we convincingly beat them, now all of a sudden their (MD) defense sucks (lol). In short, we have to play the teams in front of us. BUCKS, keep improving your technique, and the MD game clearly shows that their has been marked improvements.
Gophers win even though Wildcats are looking better. 24-17
Wisky pounds Illini 52-14.
Hawkeyes should beat Hoosiers at home, even though I do like Indy's O. Nonetheless 38-31.
Boilers are playing better, but against Sparty, no way. 45-10
Agree with your assessment of Nits (they're not 4-1 good). Watched Rutgers and UCF games, both of which Nits should have lost, but didn't, that's why they play the game. Ttun front 7 should have field day (Glenville boys Henry and Clark could have career nights). Nits d, in my opinion, similar to ttun front 7, should bottle up ttun line and stuff run game. Subsequently, game may come down to who has the ball last and/or who has the better fg kicker. Nits continue ttun failures 16-13.
Records J.T. could break this season, at his current pace, which I believe, for completions per game will increase rather than decrease.
Single Season passing yards: Currently averaging 270. Including BIG championship and bowl game: 270 x 14 games= 3,780 yards (attainable).
Passing completions in a season: Currently averaging 17.6 completions per game. 14 games he should get to 246 completions.
Passing TD's in a season, he should bust this one open at the seams. He's currently averaging 3.4 TD passes a game, and over a 14 game schedule that would come to 47 TD passes. I think he will come close to that number.
He more than likely will have 14 200 yard passing yard games, counting BIG championship. Probably the easiest prediction of all.
Continue the excellent work J.T. and GO BUCKS!!!!
Devin Smith: 235 yds. GO BUCKS!!!!