Parris Campbell's Redemption Sparks Ohio State's Win Over Indiana In Season Opener

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teddyballgame's picture

Glad he had a short memory.  His eventual TD really turned the momentum

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buckslan's picture

I think he's poised for a big year. That TD was actually the first of his career. Hopefully that will give him some confidence and quell his fears. We need him to make big plays like that.

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tcm1968's picture

Further proof that the Captain thing works. Campbell was on the sideline on the bench with his head slumped over. Both McLaurin and JT got in his face and I could not hear the entire conversation but it was basically "head up. that play is over... move on..... we are going to need you"..

Go Bucks!

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Urbanologist's picture

If only it would have worked on his first drop we would have had a TD instead of a second drop.

Theire is only one truth...

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BrutusB's picture

Ok but to play Devils advocate - Campbell himself is a captain. Hopefully he learns he can't pout like that, as his team needs him. 

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Firmthyfriendship's picture

To play angel's advocate? I guess?- That's why they are a team and co-captains. Not everyone is going to have an A+ attitude at all times. There might be a time when Parris is going to pep JT up after an INT or something. JT said it himself in maybe not those exact words. Interdependence and an expression of trust and confidence. Autonomy and stoicism isn't always what it's cracked up to be.

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JJBuckeye's picture

What was great to see was that he beat his guy, had separation, and JT hit him in stride. That is what we we need from him going into next week. Hope his drops are over with and he has a great year. Go Bucks

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osu992's picture

I'm glad his sample size of potential game changing brain farts is only 2, with one coming when he was...15(?) against VT? So, plenty of time to show they were isolated incidents.

Kids...not literally 15, don't @ me.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

E+R = O

Okay, you missed the last moment.  Don't miss the next one. 

 

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

That touchdown is what got them over the hump... however the drops have got to stop, especially for a guy who is that tenured. I think it was mostly first game jitters but now is the time to put all that in the rear view 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Urbanologist's picture

Paris proved he can run fast and will catch 50% of the passes that hit him directly in the hands. As this is what he did. Redemption?  Whatever you say....

Theire is only one truth...

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Blackcoffee's picture

dude, your harshin my mellow

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Steelydan54's picture

So we feel great about this win?  All our receiver questions are put to rest? JT showed us that he has overcome all that plagued him from last year? What we proved is that we can out athlete lesser teams- again. 

Steelybuck54

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McGrind's picture

Sadly some truth to this...he will catch 50% of the 100% balls thrown his way

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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Firmthyfriendship's picture

Redemption...do something bad..then do something good that makes up for the bad... I'd say that was redemption- for the receivers, pass defense, and coaching. I guess you've never had to redeem yourself before.

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GoBucks10's picture

He's got speed for days...

I hate the offseason.

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BuckeyePat's picture

This is where JT excelled in 2014. Decent throws and receivers got YAC. 

47-3

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Hovenaut's picture

I'll come clean.

I didn't do so here, but I was calling for PC's head after those drops.

Again I am reminded as to why I'm just an armchair critic, and for this I apologize to Parris Campbell.

Way to rise, 21...keep pushing.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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BuckeyeMike74's picture

Yeah.  He can't drop that long pass.  Ever.  I think the drops are in his head.  Which is never a good thing for a guy you expect to be your leading receiver....

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SpringtuckyBuck's picture

This was 2014 JT, which is what we want. When in doubt, use the crossing patterns, jet/toss sweeps, etc. If he can return full time as "The Distributor" & with this year's speed.....wow!!!

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Parris persevered, kept his head, and had a great night. Drops will happen. We are human. How one responds is very telling about maturity and toughness. Parris will work on the drops. Thankfully he has done much to be prepared mentally.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Glad to see Parris bounce back.  He is WAY too talented not to have out there.    

Fields of Dreams

 

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HarbaughsEmptyTrophyCase's picture

Get this guy some stickum! Seriously though, I told my buddies they needed to bench Parris after that wide open drop in the end zone... and then proceeded to put my foot in my mouth for the rest of the game. Glad he could bounce back and wow does he have some speed. I think as the game went on you could tell those buckeye receivers were trying harder and harder to get separation -- I think that was something missing last year, you just didn't see the effort from that group. If I were to grade them it was still a poor showing but it was a start.

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Steelydan54's picture

Well I for one am glad we answered our receiver and qb passing questions- NOT.  I a. Not yet reassured that we are an improved football team-except for defensive line, who saved our bacon for sure. 

Steelybuck54

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cdub4's picture

You can see the explosiveness Meyer raves about. I felt really bad for the kid after the drop. Glad he was able to persevere after that and make a play. He has the tools to put up Samuel numbers IMO.

Ignore nailed up above. E+R=O

I think Campbell is going to have a really good season. First game jitters. Still not worried about him.

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AZBuck LHC's picture

The touchdown play shows how special Campbell can be in this offense! However, the drop in the endzone and another key drop that killed a drive continue to be a concern. I hope he can put those drops behind him and move on to a great season. Stay focused Paris!

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Calgarybuck's picture

Parris should be an RB, will be one in the NFL, no team will take him as a receiver.

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

Here's something for the glass-half-full contingent:

UFM is a results-oriented guy. He loves the guys who buy in, and he will reward them with playing time, and play calls to get them the ball, but those rewards come in the 4th quarter of games that are well in hand.

Campbell has had his share of drops in games, but continues to be a featured player; what that does tell you about how impressive he must be in practice? If Meyer didn't see the potential, and the hard work dedicated to reaching it, I don't think Campbell would be on the field when it mattered.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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dougFresh's picture

So I guess I am not ready let the drops slide.  Kudos to him for making the big play but that was all about speed. Finding the seam and outrunning the Indiana DBs. Nice.

My issue is he is a starting receiver and he dropped a couple balls he should have caught, one that was a sure touchdown and was laid into his hands like a gift.  He isn't an 18 year old freshman in his first game, he needs to make the catches.

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