Agreed, Rutgers is definitely a top 40 team and the Buckeyes just smashed them. Same for Maryland.
A prime example was his 33-yard touchdown jaunt up the gut after protection broke down on Ohio State's opening drive of the 2nd half.
Protection didn't "break down," it was a screen pass that Rutgers immediately covered up. At that point, J.T.'s options are to throw it to the feet of the running back or tuck it and run. You can't throw downfield since the linemen have already released. It was a great play by Barrett, with some good blocking downfield.
That throw from Barrett to Marshall was the best throw I have seen an Ohio State quarterback make in years. I honestly can't think of another pass like that since maybe Joe Germaine. Hopefully it is a sign of talent and not a fluke, but it was just spot on perfect.
Tevin Coleman is one of the best running backs in the country. I get the sense that Indiana will be able to run on just about anyone that doesn't grossly outmatch it on line talent. Elliot isn't at the same level Coleman is, but I agree that the Buckeyes should no problem running against Maryland.
I don't believe the University is allowed to disclose medical information about students without their consent. If he wanted to keep it under wraps, that's his right.
I think the pass to Dontre Wilson in the flat where he had no one within 20 yards of him upfield is indicative of JT Barrett's lack of passing accuracy. He airmailed that easy throw.
My takeaway is that there will not be a QB controversy in 2015, and it will be anyone's job in 2016.
A good staff like at Iowa, MSU, A&M, or Kansas State can do alot with a little.
Iowa almost lost at home to Ball State. Kansas State almost lost at home to Iowa State. MSU was 7-6 as recently as 2012. Texas A&M has a lot of top end talent, not sure why you added them. I'll take a home loss to Virginia Tech as a low point all day against these others.
Why didn't we throw screen passes? Against that much blitzing and cover 0, the screen game could be huge, but as far as I can remember, the only thing even close to the screen was a late pass to Dontre Wilson that JT Barrett horribly overthrew. Maybe that's why - maybe he just can't throw those passes reliably.
A middle screen or two to Heurman could have been great, but it seems to be a play that we don't have in our playbook.
There was a place where he just got bowled over. I'm sure it was embarrassing for him.
Dude needs to learn to block - he was constantly getting beat on Saturday.
Ohio State - 42
Navy - 35
Disappointing. I'd also rather have home & home with UNC than UNLV. Oregon State is a worthy opponent, especially if the Pac 12 keeps it up the next few years.
Pac 12 is the toughest conference right now. SEC West is probably the toughest division, but the Pac 12 South would smoke the SEC East, and the Pac 12 North would be competitive with the SEC West. The Pac 12's dregs are bad (Cal, Colorado), but there's only two of them. From Utah on up to Stanford/Oregon, they are all dangerous teams.
Do you go to American Junkie to watch games? I mostly watch them at my house, but would love to meet up with some 11W readers (or staff) and catch some of the bigger games there. I was there last year for the B1G Championship and it was a good atmosphere, although not comparable to the #1/#2 Michigan game at Mickey's Hangover back in the day. I miss that place.
Agreed, whether it's just genetics or pain tolerance (or both), Pryor stayed on the field through thick and thin.
I wonder how many of the "general population" students in the dorm are tutors, trainers, assistants, etc.
Elite college basketball players are worth much more than elite college football players. Although football generates a lot more revenue, there are so few basketball players on a team that they end up being worth more per player.
The March survey, from the National College Players Association and Drexel University, said that the projected fair market value of the average college football player is $178,000 per year from 2011 to 2015, while the projected market value for the average college basketball player for the same time is $375,000.
The report also said that football players with the top 10 highest estimated fair market values, like Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, might be worth as much as $547,000, during the year 2011 to 2012.
Basketball players with the top 10 highest estimated fair market values, such as Kansas Jayhawk forward Andrew Wiggins, for instance, might be worth more than $1.6 million for the same year.
The Buckeyes need a new kicker and appear to have found one in rugged freshman Sean Nuernberger.
If "thug" is the new slur for black people, is "rugged" the new slur for overweight people?
He would go higher than 7th round as a running back or slot receiver. Troy wasn't nearly the athlete that Braxton (or Pryor) are.
Don't forget that undersized linebacker out of Miami - I think his name was Ray Lewis. Shazier will need to fill out a bit (he can contact Brian Cushing for assistance, if needed), but he has all the talent and instincts to be a dominant linebacker if he adds some bulk without losing too much quickness.
Don't feel too bad for Hyde - there's debate as to whether Adrian Peterson would even be a first round pick in today's NFL. The first round running backs today would be Marshall Faulk or LaDainian Tomlinson types - dynamic runners who are also very dangerous receivers. The value of a pure RB just isn't there in today's pass happy game.
Gore also didn't play much in college, due to injuries.
Robiskie was a nepotism pick and a reach for the second round. He was very slow on paper and played even slower on the field - like a slower version of Philly Brown. All of the explosive plays for the Buckeyes came from the backfield (Wells, Pryor) or Hartline on deep plays.
Winston has an incredibly slow delivery - I'll pass.
That's insane, I'm a Bills fan too.....I didn't know there were more than one outside NY
There are plenty in Toronto, the true home of the Bills.