WANTED: QUARTERBACKS

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bucks4nuts's picture

They will have to find another guy before the season .. a must .. 

"To The House"

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BodyBuilderBandDaddy's picture

Moving forward the staff should consider some of the following... 

  • Always recruit a hybrid qb/receiver (that really can throw) to play primarily at receiver but provide snaps in practice and so on. Ideally this is our 3rd string/4th string qb. 
  • Target quality 2nd string qb's (sleepers and etc) and promise playing time in many of the blowouts we have. These types of qb's are out there and will be willing to play here. 
  • Still recruit the best of the best each year and play them asap. The new redshirt rules accomodate it. 
  • No more top shelf qb's in the same class (Fields and Baldwin 2018)

I think Baldwin would've stayed this year even if Haskins stayed another year. Because he believed he could beat out Tate. That's a one year wait only. But in this scenario he knows he likely won't beat out Fields. He's led a team to a state championship game and comes from a successful program. Two top end qb's out of the same class are not going to stay. If he would've beat Fields out... Fields would've transferred. 

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BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

Is Danny Clark still in the portal? /s

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yankeescum's picture

I would take Danny in a heartbeat right now.  I always felt like we did him a little bit dirty, especially after that big, beautiful tattoo.  He would have to swallow a whole lot of pride though.  

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Urban took Clark's commitment before he had a chance to properly evaluate him and when Danny proved to be way below mediocre Urban had no choice. At least Chug started at WVU. Clark never saw the field at UK.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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LCT's picture

Chug started at WVU? Did not know that.

I'll take a guy who started at a Big 12 school as our backup any day of the week. This isn't a crisis.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Yes, he started 3 games in place of Will Grier in 2017

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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stuckupnorth's picture

Tattoo was on him. That tat has nothing to do with if someone is able to play. That voting age person is a life lesson.

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buckinpa's picture

Tommy Steven's is a 5th yr senior...

A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow. Gen. George S. Patton

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Did not see the baldwin transfer coming. I figured Fields would start for 2 years, and go pro. Leaving Baldwin to start for 2 years, and Jack Miller having 1 year to start. I say adding a grad transfer backup will be a must. Chuganov will hopefully not have to play

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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buckinpa's picture

Tommy Steven's is a 5th yr senior...so yes he is

A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow. Gen. George S. Patton

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RollRedRoll's picture

What’s wrong with the walk on Dan Vanatsky? We have had pretty good success with QB’s from Ohio. 

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Log Jammin''s picture

How ‘bout Danny Noonan?

I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

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TomD's picture

This may be an instance where consistently targeting a high potential 3+-star QB from Ohio, who has grown up wanting to be a Buckeye, might be a wise strategy.  He is most likely willing to accept a back-up role, especially in his first two years, willingly making other specific and important contributions to the team.  And he more readily accepts that his chance to play may very well come in an unexpected way.  Particular due diligence in recruiting needs to be done to find such a QB.

I understand the necessity for a premier college football program to recruit nationally, especially at the "skill positions," but there is something to be said, especially at a key position such as QB, for recruiting local players who grew up wanting to be Buckeyes.  Players from other parts of the country can also really want to be Buckeyes, but, especially at QB, there may be an advantage to having a specifically-targeted Ohio player on the roster.  Just a thought.

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." - Woody Hayes

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Assuming we need to take a second QB now in the 2020 class, I think this is a good idea. It would have to be someone comfortable with the idea of Miller being the main man, or someone who could possibly change positions. An Ohio player like you describe might fit the bill.

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Log Jammin''s picture

Do you like vacations and sex Silverbullet?

I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

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The Rill Dill's picture

Our 3rd string guy is better than Sugar Shea. Relax

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bobsegersilverbulletband's picture

Yikes! This is not good.His explanation makes me wonder. Is he really homesick or does he just not want to sit behind Fields for 2 years. I'm guessing its the latter.He's already missed a year redshirting and now will lose another by transferring. He's unproven at the college level. Hope this turns out ok for him but he looks like he's on a downward path at the moment.

Bobcat66

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countrybuckeye's picture

Bob Seger is quite the artist, however please leave the soothsaying and mindreading to the prophets and clairvoyants

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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buckny's picture

QBs in the portal who don't have a destination right now per 247...

Kasim Hill, Maryland
Matt Fink, USC
Ross Bowers, Cal
Cade Weldon, Miami
Keandre Wudtee, Oklahoma State
McLane Carter, Texas Tech
Stacy Conner, BYU
Layne Hatcher, Alabama

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Kangarooman's picture

McLane Carter caught my eye. Looks like he won the starting job but lost it due to injury. Would he want to come here to be backup? Thats gonna be the tough question, I guess.

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AC's picture

Layne Hatcher is headed to Arkansas State

emotionally exhausted and morally bankrupt 

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

I vote Keandre Wudtee.

I’ve never heard of him but in the absence of empirical evidence, I’ll always support the all names team.

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AKBuck15's picture

I vote him as well with the Oklahoma State connection with Yurcich being here, I could see that communication happening. 

I am a Michigan booster bud....just spent $182 bucks at Wal-Mart this morning.

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Jay Lawerence's Laugh's picture

Wudtee be worth it tho?

Ohio, the greatest state in the Union!

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Hovenaut's picture

Thanks for listing here, had posed a question regarding the same in this morning's (Friday) Skully.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

The chances the Buckeyes could get a grad transfer at this late date who could salvage the season if Fields were to get hurt, or even be better than Chugunov with very little prep time, are not very good. 

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CleveState's picture

Very true. It’s why they needed to bring in a young guy.

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CleveState's picture

The problem with the transfer portal is you have to find someone willing to come here to not play. Not sure how many of the guys listed are looking to not play. 

Day failed to bring in a freshmen QB and this is no him. It’s just the reality of it. People were trying to downplay the importance of bringing in a QB but the danger was the unthinkable might happen. I know one person even said what happens if Baldwin transfers and he got mocked on here. Day got himself into this situation and he needs to get himself out of it. 

Right now you are an injury to Fields from having a disaster of a 1st year.

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countrybuckeye's picture

who mocked?

maybe fan overconfidence, but since we SHOULD NOT EVER have the psych profile of a football player (or any sport) to deem their intentions as to their decisions, you just need to embrace the season with the players the Buckeyes are able to place on the field

yeah, I just said it — chill the F out

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

I would think you would try to find someone willing to be content with their place on the depth chart but always trying to improve. I don't think you ever look for someone who is willing to come here not to play.

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Independence Village 22's picture

Kasim Hill would be an intriguing option, could give him some of Tates package plays.

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NHBuckeye's picture

I mentioned Kasim Hill in another thread.  I think it would be a decent option. 

Fields of Dreams

 

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

We’ll get somebody good enough.  I’m sad Baldwin is leaving but the sky is still up there where we left it.

Go Bucks.

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countrybuckeye's picture

damn straight

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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Earle's picture

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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SuperAP3's picture

Ideally, I think you try to sign the 2019 QB from Cali AND get an immediately eligible grad transfer QB for depth. Pretty sure after Baldwin’s departure, we have room under the 85 scholarship limit

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OSUnWV's picture

Colt Garrett , Texas Tech , Im putting money on him coming here . Second guess is Wudtee , simply because of Yurcich

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OSUnWV's picture

I meant Carter , not Garrett

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Sloopy1976's picture

Relax everyone...we can just take a DB and turn him into a QB, like we did with Bellisari. That turned out perfectly! LOL

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countrybuckeye's picture

I like your style

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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MyStereoHasMono's picture

This is what happens when you open your team up to ringers like Fields.  You have recruits who make a decision to come to Ohio State based on certain timelines in their head of when they could realistically take the team over.  People who chose Ohio State as their #1 pick because they wanted to be here.  People who put their time in.  Then someone who would rather be playing at Georgia throws the rug out from under them.  Can't blame them one bit for leaving. 

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Don't get this widespread take at all.  Baldwin committed to a QB-room w/ Burrow, Haskins, Martell and likely a highly-ranked QB coming in behind him.  Burrow transferred, Haskins goes to the NFL and Fields scared off everyone else.

1<4 last time I checked.

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Octobersownlibra's picture

This is just stupidity

Ryan day the goat....and yes I pee on ttun all the time

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You can&#039;t spell chump without UM's picture

Bauserman may have some eligibility left.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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TheAFBuckeye's picture

Any players on the roster that slung it in high school?  That might be serviceable in a pinch?

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

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keith7456's picture

Brendon White played QB that's all I know of.

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stuckupnorth's picture

This my friends is what every high level school is gonna deal with every year. This portal transfer is the norm. Look at generational work ethics and grit. Every cycle get weaker. Everyone wins and if they don’t the back gets petted. This is a microcosm of today’s society. 

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Sloopy1976's picture

Agreed. This is the new normal in college football. QBs come in, don't win the job, then run off to someplace else. With our program alone, you have Burrow, Martell and Baldwin over the past year. Plus we had one (Fields) transfer in. Its crazy. 

I think these guys should tear a page from Haskins' playbook and stick with it. He worked hard, learned the playbook, remained persistent, waited for his turn, then broke out in a major way last year. Now he's about to go to the NFL and get paid. Good things come to those who wait. And say what you want, but these guys who couldn't beat out Haskins or Fields didn't win the job for a reason. As much as I like Joe B, he's not in the same stratosphere as Haskins. 

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O H Y O's picture

I've seen Chug play at WVU when Grier went down with a broken finger. Lets hope to the football gods he will never have to play for us...pleease football gods

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yankeescum's picture

My really, really important vote is with McLane Carter from Texas Tech.  Power to the Lefties!!!  The kid has some wheels, played JuCo ball, and seems like a grinder.  The chance to be first off the bench at Ohio State is not too shabby a thing to offer kids.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Warning: Old School Hot Take.

Keep playing musical chairs with Buckeye Quarterbacks, and I fear we will never again have a rare breed of Warrior lurking on the sidelines, ready to jump into the phone booth and come out Superman.

Coaches traditionally stockpile talent at skill positions. Woody Hayes was a genius at it. So, I don't get all this Portal business. No telling where these young people get transported to. Not to say, naturally, that in today's cut-throat approach to recruiting some coaches sell a lot of hooey. And some young men just don't want to play second fiddle. To anybody. And therein lies the rub.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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