Saunders probably deserves a starting spot if he can keep this up. Burrskins both played well.
Fix the penalties as a team and move on to more B1G play.
There's no points for second place, gentlemen.
Not to bash his play but he was going against the backups to UNLV.
Don't know UNLV's roster, but I'm pretty sure the starters played into the 3rd quarter.
Fortune favors the bold.
That's why ya gotta include the disclaimer of keeping it up
The pick-6 was definitely on Haskins, but the arm talent is much better than Barrett's. The decision making will improve with experience. Very promising future for this offense. Would love to see Saunders earn a scholarship - hit the weight room, son!
It’s obvious that Haskins can make throws that JT can’t. By doing so, he can open up more of the field and stretch defenses. The pick-6 was inexperience but the upside is glaring.
Reminds me of Clemson's Hunter Renfrow - small but damn effective!
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Starting QB has a very tough job - I think we saw a lot more of Haskins today than expected. Some very good and some things to work on.
I liked the way we came out aggressive and never let up til it was out of reach
Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
I thought that we saw that it is definitely Burrows over Haskins. Haskins either wore down very quickly, or something got into his head. It was an amazing thing to watch the changes in Haskins as he continued passing; it became worse and worse, less consistent, etc. Though Burrows was not in the game long enough to see how he does in extended action, he held the slight edge over Haskins for something, and it must be in the maturity area. Haskins was fine for just a few, but then things really fell off. JT, I do have to give him some, there was some improvement apparent. Nothing fantastic though, and I certainly am in the opinion that a change needs to happen to prepare for ranked teams. It should not be that JT gets pulled when we are in trouble, change needs to happen now. I was not in favor of pulling JT before, but I just don't see that he will improve to the passing level that we already have, before we have to face ranked teams.
Haskins started off great because they only removed JT and Price. Every other player was a starter. Play suffered a bit when the rest of the 2's entered the game. I have to respectfully disagree with your "amazing" and "inconsistent" assessments. There are starters and 2's for a reason.
Nicely said Ron - Haskins would play a lot better under different conditions with the 1's for sure
It's burrow not burrows dumbass. U don't even know their names
We knew who he meant. Someone pee in your corn flakes?
Good to see the back-ups gets some game experience. Meyer is probably right about Saunders size, but I thin he has still earned a few reps with the starters. Haskins looked good, and has a great arm, but I'm not sure that Burrow is still not ahead of him in terms of his command of the offense. I wonder if Weber is still planning on declaring for the NFL draft after the season.
Saunders is destined to win super bowls with the pats
Saunders could be a Hunter Renfrow esque player... I don't know what Meyer is talking about? Renfrow is a stud for Clemson and (listed at 5'10 180lbs) caught 10 passes for 100 yards out of the slot against Bama in the NC!! We could use a player of his caliber in the slot.
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Beat me to it!
Agree, BS comment from Urban. Don't care about his size, kid catches the damned ball and makes plays. Could use more like him.
Haskins showed a lot of promise. Don't forget that Cardale had "better arm talent" than Barrett too, but lost his starting job to Barrett. Let's hope that this staff can do a better job with Haskins than the former staff did with Cardale.
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Cardale wasn't mature and let the 3 game playoff stretch go to his head. Might be one of the most inaccurate passers I've seen, hell I remember him overthrowing checkdowns. Haskins from what I've seen is better than Cardale
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Berry's play excited me. He broke four tackles to get his TD & was about an inch away from another. He'll get better with time.
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Yeah! The strip at the goal line was disappointing, but he clearly is a stud athlete with a high upside..
The fumble was inexcusable but the TD catch and run was BeastMode!
Haskins likes to grip it and rip it - just lacks experience, but he is not ready to up against PSU or TSUN's defenses (I'll feel much better with JT under center against those teams) .... He does have a future here ...
Although Burrow only had a chance to throw 4 passes, they were crisp, on the money and he looked very poised and comfortable making the throws. In my opinion, he is still the legitimate back up to JT. They just let him make a few throws to test out the hand. I'd say it looks fine ...
Berry is scary !! He will be a beast at the TE position .... The future looks bright for the Buckeyes !!
McCall was very quiet and may still be suffering from that injury ...... seemed to be playing very cautiously, which is not the balls to the walls style we're used to seeing ....
No way McCall is a 100%, not the same dude we saw last year, hope he gets healthy soon.
Re- 'Haskins likes to grip it and rip it - just lacks experience, but he is not ready to up against PSU or TSUN's defenses (I'll feel much better with JT under center against those teams)'
Really?!? Did you forget that JT lost to PSU and was abysmal in all big games ever since...MSU, UM, Clemson and OU. It's very obvious that Haskins has much more upside than JT, and I'll take his inexperience over JT's inabilty to throw a downfield pass. Btw, after today's game, JT is now 2 of 13 on passes over 20 yards in '17. You think just maybe that we will need to do more than bubble screens to beat teams with a pulse?
Well, BHB, if Haskins throws a pick six against a team like UNLV, he is certainly not going to fair any better against defenses like PSU and TSUN will put on the field. Barrett played like he should against a lesser team, hence the 5 TD throws and no INTs. Haskins is good (I still think he's a hair behind Burrow in decision making, so I still have him as my #3 QB) and he will be great, but this year, I'm going with JT under center against the better teams. Frankly, I'm more concerned with the back 7 on defense right now ......
Great to see so many young guys get significant play time in this game. We will need them all as the season progresses.
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Is it safe to assume that any freshmen we haven't seen in game at this point are definitely redshirting? Barring significant blows to depth via injury etc of course.
Entering B10 play, I'd say that's a safe assumption.
Only true freshman I would say maybe still plays is Shaun Wade, because I think he would have seen playing time today (and perhaps sooner) if he wasn't injured. Probably makes sense to redshirt him at this point, especially if he's not ready to return from injury soon, but that could also depend on the performance/health of the other cornerbacks, considering the lack of veteran depth at that spot. I think it is presumable at this point that the likes of Tate Martell, Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis and any other freshmen who haven't played will redshirt unless there are multiple injuries in front of them.
Thrilled to see so many young guys get actual PT.
""Wish we could do something to get him a little stronger and more strength, because he’s a really good player, just not very big," Meyer said of the 5-foot-10, 176-pound Saunders, who he said he could increased playing time if he adds strength and becomes a better blocker."
Welp...........Mickey's dojo and OSU's buffet line as part of that 1.8 billion valuation may do the trick there Urbz. Saunders is a solid player. Make it so, No. 1
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Haskins showed he can make all the throws Bullets between defenders, touch passes, timing routes, long throws. Made a dumb mistake in the flat but I've seen NFL QBs do the same. Williams was good; not Dobbins good.
Saunders reminds me of Dane Sanzenbacher.
I was thinking Gonzo, but Sanzenbacher may be more accurate.
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Haskins I thought looked good to start but did fade.
he started 7 of 9 for 97 yards and a TD
finished 7 of 14 for 129 1 td and a terrible pick 6, another pass that could have been easily intercepted was slightly broken up by his WR
Looked good overall but UNLV is flat terrible so hard to say how well he would do against a team with a defensive pulse.