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WorthyBuck


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Comment 14 hours ago

I understand fully.  

Not buying m only looking just to get coaching/pointers from NBA people.  they are just going to give him their NBA assessment.  No downside if he does not hire an agent, but by the same token there would be no downside of me putting my name in and getting a report, either. 

Seems to me he is looking for a reason to leave.  Also seems to me he may have an inflated view of his basketball abilities.  

The program is a mess. 

Comment 19 hours ago

Jones a sure-fire first rounder?

Again, would be great for him and OSU.  But that seemly grossly over-optimistic.  

Comment 20 hours ago

13 guys in the first 3 rounds?  

That would be great, but seems very unlikely.  

Comment 20 hours ago

I do not see a ton of high-end NFL guys in that group.  Looks like a bunch of middle and late round guys.  Might have a lot drafted overall, but will be nothing like he 2016 draft with 5 first rounders and 12 in the first four rounds.  

Comment 21 hours ago

He is not guilty until proven innocent.  Has not even been charged yet.  People on the internet speculating that this woman's story may have credibility is not convicting anyone.  He'll get his day in court, if it ever gets tot hat point.  

Comment 19 Apr 2017

Just have to realize that Nevada's "===" means little  more than from what he is hearing OSU leads for the kid at that time.  The old === is about as reliable as the BK 50/50.  

Someone should ask Nevada if he still thinks Jordan Hall is better than Carlos Hyde.  He banned me once for disagreeing with that opinion (which ban was immediately reversed by those who ran that site). Needless to say I do not read anything he writes anymore, let alone pay for it.  

Comment 17 Apr 2017

Correct, Mastro. 

They definetely all know that we recruit the best and that they'll have to earn their spot.  I just think knowing there are others on the roster who are also good players is different in terms of coming/staying than losing the battle for a starting spot and facing the reality of sitting for 2-3 years at least, if not for their career.

For example, if Martel does not win the job in 2018, he is looking at 2020, his 4th year at OSU, as the next realistic possibility of starting.  I just think it is very possible he looks around in that scenario. 

And I see the loser of the Burrow/Haskins battle as a very possible transfer, especially if it is Haskins.  

Its a good problem to have to be forced to choose from such a good group.  But highly unlikely that all of those guys stick around and wait for years for the chance to start, which chance could never come.  Other than possibly Burrow, these are not local guys who grew up dreaming of being an OSU QB. 

Comment 17 Apr 2017

As of today's depth chart, he is the co-backup with a guy who is younger than him (has had less time to adapt and improve at OSU).

Its no knock on Burrow to think Haskins is better.  

Comment 17 Apr 2017

Committing to a place with other good QBs on the roster and sticking at a school after you have lost the QB competition and have to wait at least 3 years before your next legitimate chance to start are two different things.

I'm sure Haskins, Tate, and Jones all thought they would have a good chance to be the starter.  But the mindset is different when you lose that battle and are relegated to the sidelines.  

No way Burrow, Haskins, Martell, and Jones all finish their college careers at OSU.  As someone else said, it's very possible Jones never comes.  More likely that at least two of those four don't finish here than all four.  

Comment 17 Apr 2017

Not sure Tate Martell will want to sit for 3 or 4 years, either, assuming Haskins wins the job in 2018. Heck, if Haskins wins the job in 2018, Jones is also looking at possibly sitting for 3 years.

17-JT

18-Haskins

19-Haskins (or Tate/Jones if Haskins forgoes final two years). 

20-Haskins (or Tate/Jones if Haskins forgoes final year). 

21-Tate/Jones/other

Comment 16 Apr 2017

JT started the only game we lost in 2015.  And he had a wide-open Braxton Miller behind the defense for the winning score, but he missed him.  

Also, he could not have started every game unless we would not have punished him for his OVI.  Funny how that incident is lost on those who point to JT's great leadership.  Not saying that was any more than one dumb mistake by a good guy, but plenty of players go their entire career without being suspended for getting arrested.  

Comment 16 Apr 2017

JT's limitations limit our offense.  He is not good at throwing the ball down the field, due to lack of arm strength, among other things.  He looks great surrounded by elite talent and against inferior teams who are outmatched, where he can just spread it around to wide open playmakers.  And overall he is a good and effective college QB, especially in our program, where his limitations often can be covered by a wide array of talent around him.  

But against better teams over whom we do not have a huge talent advantage, where you need to be able to throw the ball down the field to keep the defense honest, he is lacking.  Clemson was not all on JT by any stretch, but our inability to thrown downfield allowed them to crowd the line.  The reason we beat Alabama in 2014 was Cardale's big arm forcing them to defend the entire field.  

The playcalling may not have been great, either, but maybe they didn't call more down field passing because they knew JT couldn't do it effectively.  I think that is more likely than we just had incompetent coaches who chose to abandon the down field passing game.  

Obviously he is going to be our QB this year, so we're all rooting for him.  But put me in the group who thinks there is a chance our offense may be better off in the hands of another QB who is better in the down-field passing game.  I will be watching to see if JT can be effective against decent competition on thrown that travel more than 10 yards down field.  I have my doubts, but am hopeful.  

Go Bucks!