Joe Burrow to Visit Cincinnati and LSU, Per Report

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dwcbuckeye's picture

Betting he picks Cincy for the opportunity to start a game in Ohio Stadium

#paybacktime

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TheDizzle's picture

If payback means getting sacked by Chase Young 3 times and losing by 30 points then yeah, Cincy is a good choice

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martin anderson's picture

OSU played Cincy during the 2002  Nat'l championship season and barely hung on with an interception in the endzone with 32 seconds remaining to win 23-19. OSU was lucky to win that game as UC had every chance in the world to pull that game out. I'm not saying UC will beat OSU but it's that type of cockiness that cost OSU the game against Iowa last year

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Dmac3212's picture

I don't thing fans cockiness had any impact on Iowa

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martin anderson's picture

I was referring to player cockiness

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BrutusB's picture

I'm betting he's not going to make a decision on where to spend the next 2 years based off one game in 2019 (in which his team will almost certainly lose by 30+).

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Extramedium's picture

#paybackforwhat?

He chose to transfer rather than risk competing for the starting spot in the fall.

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PRO8's picture

I would bet he gets a standing "O" if that was to happen...

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TigerSweat's picture

Payback?! For what? It's his decision to leave, not the team's

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Schizo's picture

Payback isn't the best word. I think the argument is that it's only natural to want to prove to your old coaches that they should have gone with you. Plus he's competitive and an Ohio guy so getting a win in the shoe is probably a life goal. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Why do I feel like it might be Cincinnati? Can play right away...knows the coaches and will play osu next year...

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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deflection's picture

Nati has a returning starter so not likely to play right away.

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shawn kemps kids's picture

Hayden Moore is terrible. Joe Burrow is an automatic starter at UC unless he gets injured.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Yea but LSU has the honey fried chicken!!!

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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hetuck's picture

That was Auburn, but LSU has good eats too numerous to list. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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Buckeye06's picture

Good lord how can you both be wrong.  It was FSU with WIlson 

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Actually it was Florida State. 

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ScarletAndGrayMatter's picture

Really hope he ends up at Cincy. I would love to see Fick have a QB with his talent to help strengthen that program. Something to be said for an Ohio kid staying in Ohio as well.

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Iwouldliketotalktoyou's picture

This. I would love to see him there.

Gotta love it.

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Justin ipple's picture

Same here but why no talk of a return to Athens? I can't be the only one who's thought of this.

I've been through Ann arbor one time. I pulled over at a gas station and forced a poop.

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BornNbredAthensBuckeye's picture

This would be great! Having lived in Athens for the last 16 years I can say with full confidence that Burrow's return to Athens would be glorious

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

Doesn't Ohio U pass the ball about 10 times a game?

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cdub4's picture

Cincy isn't really part.....NM.

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BTBuckeye's picture

Just hope he makes the right choice for his future. Best of luck Joe!

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MuraliPatel's picture

I think while Cincy would provide some sweet revenge, LSU offers him the best chance to make national noise.

EDIT: Either way, I wish him the best of luck. As a fellow AHS grad, I hope he sets the world on fire.

Curious... I know UCLA is a darkhorse, as is Texas, but isn't there a QB quandry on the Farm at Stanford? Joey's a great student, and a really sharp kid. Starting his MBA as a Jr QB and being one of two (if I'm not mistaken) QBs on the roster might have some appeal.

"Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war."

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DefendYoungstown's picture

From everything I have heard about his skills, UCLA with Chip Kelly at the helm would be a good landing spot.  You can't beat the Southern California weather or the "scenery". 

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Sampson8080's picture

Stanford has two pretty talented QBs on the roster competing for the starting spot. It's also more of a pro-style offense, which may not make the best use of Burrow's athleticism. 

KJ Costello will probably start (and I believe he will only be a redshirt sophomore). From a game or two I saw at the end of last year, he made some mistakes, but the potential is surely there. Lit up Notre Dame and was decent against USC.

Just checked and he finished the season with a 11:2 TD/Int ratio as a freshman. I think Stanford may have their QB.

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osu78's picture

That would be a smart move. If he can attend Stanford on scholarship and get an MBA in the two years he'd be way ahead, no matter what happens with the NFL. Berkeley wouldn't be a bad choice either.

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Extramedium's picture

How would Cincy provide revenge, and revenge for what?

UCLA would be extra sweet because Wilton would have to hold a clipboard again after grad transferring himself.

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bernsdork7's picture

I think what people are trying to say is if he went to UC he would have the opportunity to come back to the shoe and beat Ohio State. This is quite a stretch as I don't think he wants "revenge" not does UC realistically have a chance against us. Regardless of school I hope he kills it wherever he plays

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

Does Cincy run Urbans power spread? Who is the OC down there?

You win with people. 

And so forth...

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awlinBrutus's picture

Mike Denbrock, he was notre dames OC till joining UC last year.

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

Right! He had some strong teams and the offense is similar. But ND had a drop off and I think that’s why he left or was told to leave. But Fick believes in him, so... there’s that.

You win with people. 

And so forth...

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SFlaBuckeye13's picture

If Joe is as good as we think he is and he ends up at LSU they might be a title contender.

The world is yours

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stpetebuck's picture

Thank you for the qualifier ‘as we think’

Joe hasn’t won an outright starting position in college football and hasn’t played a snap in a meaningful game situation.  Meanwhile  this site has him going first round in the NFL and vying for a nc. 

On a quality team he will still have to prove himself and separate form the other qb’s  

imho he needs to go to a decent d1 program that really  needs a QB

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Cooper's picture

Just curious, do these visits get treated as official visits (all expenses paid), or does Joe have to pay his own way for his respective visits?

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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awlinBrutus's picture

The ncaa recruiting rule doesn't differentiate for grad transfers for visits, it just says student athletes. So i would say yes they can treat them like a official visit. Schools can also restrict grad transfers on who they can sign with. Changing that is in the works.

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Remember Bosa’s tweet he said he couldn’t wait to sack him... I’m going cincy 

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osudray's picture

Let's hope because that means Bosa will be staying one more year

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Major H's picture

Ah ha! Excellent point!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

Do schools have to get permission from Ohio State since he has graduated?

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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PhillyNut's picture

Apparently yes.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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Iwouldliketotalktoyou's picture

Lol. They all will ask permission from the master. Lol. Urban rules college football.

Gotta love it.

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65 Toss Power Trap's picture

Would kindly ask anyone to answer this question as my thought/assumptions is that he can choose whichever school he wants.

Knowledge is Power

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

Found this while digging in the ncaa.org site:

Student-athletes who have graduated are subject to the same release requirements as undergraduates and must have at least one year of eligibility remaining

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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jpfbucks01's picture

here is a stat Joe should use to help him decide

Sacks allowed per game. Not certain what any of these schools have coming back in terms of OLmen, but in general you cant complete passes from your backside

Where the top candidates ranked last year

LSU - 83rd

UC - 21st

UCLA - 75th

Nebby - 60th

UF - 123rd

Iowa St - 25th

Ohio U - 16th

BC - 13th

Pitt - 101st

Ariz St - 120th

Arky - 113th

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BrutusB's picture

Good point, but you also have to consider the defenses.  If I was a QB I'd much rather play against Cincy's opponents than Bama.

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Extramedium's picture

If you were Joe Burrow you might want to prove you can handle Bama

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Hovenaut's picture

I'm intrigued by LSU.

On one hand I'd like to see what Burrow can do on big stages in a big conference.

The other...a little concerned about their personnel.

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Buckeye Jack's picture

Ensminger is the "new" OC at LSU. He says the strength of LSU is the depth and talent of the WRs. Including Eslingers recruit Terrace Marshall, the 24/7 #1 WR in the nation.

Ensminger is 59 years old. A reporter asked him how he responds to articles who say his time has passed. He said, "I haven't read the newspaper in 20 years". Then said, "but if you're saying I'm not qualified, then I say Bullshit!"

New OC says he wants to go 3 and 4 receivers, run RPOs,. Up tempo. Spread the ball around to play makers.

Ensminger also made no bones about saying that no QB played well enough in Spring to start for LSU.

Looks like a good fit for Joe.

Zone6, with rotating WR's, will have 1000+ yards at all 3 WR positions this season

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Ensminger is 59 years old. A reporter asked him how he responds to articles who say his time has passed. He said, "I haven't read the newspaper in 20 years"

Talking about forms of media that have been effectively dead for a decade doesn't really help his position. lol

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Buckeye Jack's picture

He also mentioned that he pays zero attention to Facebook, Twitter, etc. Most coaches who've been around a while ignore the web media "noise".

Also of interest is that Ensminger was starting QB at LSU. Ex-QB OCs often have a more aggressive approach to play calling than others.

But mainly, LSU is loaded with O talent and appears to be thin at QB.

And Ensminger/Orgeron are savvy enough to immediately pull the trigger on inviting JB to visit. Kinda hope he lands there. Could save Burrows NFL plans, and Orgeron and Eslingers jobs.

Zone6, with rotating WR's, will have 1000+ yards at all 3 WR positions this season

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BucksHave7's picture

I dont know why u guys put so much stock in the kid getting revenge.  Let him move on and do what is best for him. 

BucksHave7

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Amen!  I imagine Joe is more interested in BEING ABLE TO  PLAY the game he loves, than a bunch of manufactured revenge angles.

I imagine there’s even consideration for having family support available as well, regarding a landing spot.

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Extramedium's picture

Especially when it was his choice to transfer.  A starter has not been named.

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cuttyrock's picture

I do not want him going to the SEC. All the stuff as a conference they pull.

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bd2999's picture

I would think Cinnci is more likely to have playing time sooner, but LSU may be desperate for a QB too.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

A guy entering his 3rd year as the starter at Cincinnati makes me think this whole thing goes south.

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TraptnMI's picture

The quarterback for Cincinnati when I watched him at the big house was lost. So two years being the starter and looks so lost, I think Joey's got a hell of a shot to take over day 1

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MercyTex's picture

I am with you Hove. LSU has lots of talent but a poor history at QB. I wish JB the best regardless of where he goes.  He is always a Buckeye in my book 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I wonder if Burrow has given any real thought to playing for Tom Herman down at Texas? He did wonders for 1 or 2 Buckeye QBs in his time here...

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

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KevinJ's picture

Herman has 2 pretty good QB's already, Texas is set at QB. 

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swainpm's picture

I hope he takes a look at the Horns, they are hurting for an actual quarterback (nobody down here is sold on Ehlinger/Buechele). He would fit their system perfectly and be reunited with Tom...who frankly needs the help. The fans down here are pretty fickle and the 8-4 season Herman is currently en route to is not going to help. Joe could possibly swing them up to 10-2 if he can make up for the lack of defense this year. Then in 2019 he could take center stage.

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wilzmcgee's picture

My bet is on LSU,which in my opinion would definitely make the SEC west more interesting.  Can you imagine if the semi-finals is LSU vs OSU (Haskins vs Burrow).  The committee would be drooling for those ratings.
 

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BrutusB's picture

Lol what.  I think some of you guys have way too high opinion of Joe Burrow's star power.  The committee doesn't give two shits about our former backup QB.

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wilzmcgee's picture

You don't think the committee wouldn't sell XQB at Ohio State,who tranfers and wins the SEC west to play OSU in the playoffs?  It's all obvious speculation just like which team he is joining. I think a lot of you guys are underestimating how talented Joe is. I just hope Haskins is God's gift to wide receivers like a lot of people suspect or else we are in a tough spot.  Besides nobody knows if Haskins even really beat Joe out, or if Joe decided he was not going to stick around for the wishy washy "nobody has moved ahead of the other one" from Urban like in 2015.

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BrutusB's picture

Oh stop it.  I like the guy, but he completed 7 of his 11 passes last year.  He's not suddenly the best QB in America.

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

With a broken hand... the man looked good in the past two spring games... all the best to you Joe Burrow... go Bucks!!!

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Extramedium's picture

Bama got to a couple title games with converted running backs at QB.  He's not be the best QB in America but he's a hell of a lot better than Jalen Hurts.  And yes that would be incredible for ratings.

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Extramedium's picture

He didn't beat Joe out, Meyer was pretty clear about wanting them to compete in the fall as no one had clearly seperated himself.  

When they are that close it wouldn't make any sense to commit to a starter in May.. what if he picked Burrow now and then Haskins worked his ass off over the summer and fall and came out ahead? 

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EMoThaGr8's picture

I'm with you on that

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

If Burrow makes LSU a title contender, he would be on the national stage and probably on the cover of SI.

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hetuck's picture

Take a look at LSU's schedule. I can see 4-5 losses, easy. Then Orgeron gets tossed & you wait for the next big thing coordinator to get promoted. 

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BucksHave7's picture

Hopefully he picks a school where he is sure he will start.  

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BuckeyeLion's picture

I'm hoping he chooses LSU or Florida so he can help knock off Bama!

In the poll era (since 1936), OSU is by far the class of the B1G:
National Titles: OSU 8, UM 3
B1G Titles: OSU 34, UM 27
Head-to-head: OSU 43, UM 36
Major Bowls (New Year's Six): OSU 20-14, UM 10-16

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brutus360's picture

He must pick a school he can start, potentially for two years. Don’t know what his grades are, but getting a Masters at Stanford would be supreme. Or staying in Cali and looking at UCLA would be a sweet way to go too. And he’d be able to show his wares in front of those potential professional teams out there. Here’s hoping he’s the next Kenny Stabler in Oakland. But the Chargers are gonna be ready for a new qb soon too. Kid has talent though so I hope he lands in the right spot.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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Extramedium's picture

UCLA would be the best pick because he'd put Speight on the bench.

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teddyballgame's picture

I'd go Cinci and build a good relationship with Fick.  Set myself up for a coaching career in Ohio or the midwest.  Help turn that team around get them into title contention.  Here's the schedule

LSU is and will continue to be a hot mess on offense.  If he went there I doubt anyone down there would even remember him 10 years from now.

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Extramedium's picture

He'd be the only decent QB they've had in decades 10 years from now.

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BrutusB's picture

Doesn't Cincy have a three year starter at QB?  He seems awfully confident he'd beat him out, which seems pretty bold.

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shawn kemps kids's picture

Hayden Moore is terrible. He's a 57% career completion percentage and last year he only completed 56.4%. He's actually gotten worse every year. 59.1% his first year as a starter, 57.3% his 2nd year and last year was 56.4%. 

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TraptnMI's picture

Thanks for the stats kids!

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Wouldn't it be sweet if a "Chump-Ass Yankee" from Ohio State went to LSU and wreaked havoc on 'Bama and the rest of the SEC? OTOH, the State of Ohio would have a meltdown next year if Burrow played at UC with a 2019 matchup with the Bucks on the horizon.

Win-Win for Joe Burrow, and for CFB fans.

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

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Browns88's picture

Being an Ohio kid he’s going to have one hell of a time understanding coach Orgeron Southern Drawl.

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Poco Loco's picture

GrandTheft-I was thinking along your LSU lines. If he can excel at LSU an added benefit would be the calls to the Finebaum show on how a QB who couldn't make it at OSU was kicking ass in the SEC.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

<grins>

Finebaum couldn't handle the truth. But what a narrative, eh, Poco Loco?

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Sanantonefan's picture

I think either could be a good spot for him. At Cincy, he'd play for Coach Fick and hopefully help put the program back on the map. If he plays at LSU, they have a good team and some talented receivers. As a bonus, I'd really enjoy watching him beat Bama.

Negatives: Cincy isn't a power 5 school and we'd beat him up when we played. LSU has a horrid record of developing quarterbacks. Maybe the new O-coordinator can make things better??

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NHBuckeye's picture

If Grant Gunnell is really deciding between OSU and LSU then I’d like to see Joe go to Baton Rouge.  

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Sanantonefan's picture

Good point!

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Triv's picture

We have a QB younger than Joe Burrow slated to start...  Burrow going to LSU has zero impact Gunnell's recruitment at all.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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Sanantonefan's picture

Maybe, but the QB room is a little less crowded. If Haskins were to leave after this year (which I doubt) it would only be Martell and Baldwin in front of him.

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Triv's picture

And if Burrow were to leave after this year, Gunnell would only have to beat out the 2 guys Orgeron dumped to get Burrow. That hypothetical applies to both scenarios.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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Sanantonefan's picture

True, although I think Joe plays two years.

You keep interrupting my rants with facts! ;)

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BuckJim's picture

Any school except LSU!!

Can't GD stand em'

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Trebor40's picture

Burrow to Cincy for the start and the win!!!! Yet Burrow to LSU is an amazing situation for the young man, I must admit I cannot imagine what program LSU offers that we do not at the masters level?!

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

Creole studies

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

Creole studies

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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hetuck's picture

Interesting question. Burrow graduated with a degree in consumer & family financial services. LSU does offer degrees in oceanography & petroleum engineering, something OSU doesn't, but I don't think he'd qualify. They also have a degree in renewable natural resources. That may be the ticket.

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TraptnMI's picture

Uv and the chance to say Fuck petroleum engineering

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Sanantonefan's picture

Cajun cooking.

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

considering it is the SEC we are talking about, they probably will create a Masters degree to get him and not even make him attend class.

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EMoThaGr8's picture

I think this is only the 1st two schools of several that OSU will likely grant permission to speak with Burrow. I understand that it's conjecture in this thread right now, but my opinion is that Burrow will weigh options with more than just these two schools.

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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aledyard's picture

I'm still upset by the way Urban and the coaches handled this situation.  I expected Urban to be noncommittal coming out of the spring in an effort to hang on to both Burrow and Haskins--or maybe Urban wanted Haskins all along and knew by being noncommittal Burrow would pull the trigger and leave, saving him from having to make the decision.  Either way, I think it's a shitty move by Urban.  A coach who is paid millions of dollars a year should be able to pick a starting QB after seeing Burrow for 3 years and Haskins for 2.  I think fans will look back on this non-decision by Urban and wonder what might have been with Burrow at the helm.  I think coming out of spring ball he was clearly the best QB OSU had on it's roster and he should have been named the starter.  I wish Burrow the best where ever he ends up. 

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Browns88's picture

Well ok coach Aledyard?

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Sanantonefan's picture

Well, I disagree. If Burrow was "clearly" the best, UFM would have announced that. What reason would he have not to? If Burrow was clearly the best and Urban told him so, Urban would have 4 QBs in the room this fall. Just because he played well in the spring game doesn't mean he earned the job. If he didn't earn the job, if it was still a toss-up, then Urban was correct to tell him the truth, regardless of consequences.

I won't look back and wonder what could have been because: 1. hindsight is always 20-20 & 2. It is useless to speculate what MIGHT have happened.

You have to make the best decision you can with the information you have at the time. Rehashing it won't help. Joe Burrow is gone. Thanks Joe, for all you've done. Now, I'm going to move on and throw my support behind the QB who takes the field for the Bucks.

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aledyard's picture

What exactly is going to change between now and September 1?  Urban has had 3 years with Burrow and 2 with Haskins—that should be enough time to evaluate both guys and pick a starter.  Plus, the way Urban bungled the QB situation in 2015 and failed to name a starter until midway through the season should be a reminder that the head coach is indecisive and that indecisiveness can have a negative impact on not only the QBs, but the team as a whole.  

"In America, anyone can become president.  That's the problem."  George Carlin

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Sanantonefan's picture

Evidently one did not pull away from the other. If Joe was better, I'm sure Urban would have named him starter to keep him. Actually though, this is all just speculation. Neither you or I know what went on at every practice, in the meeting room, or in the locker room.

He actually named Cardale starter in 2015, but he did not perform well.

I'm really just tired of belaboring it. I am going to press forward. Do what you want.

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stpetebuck's picture

Meyer has to manage the expectations of 85 scholarship players, not just qbs. 

Joe was given a free ride and graduated from a great state university. He was also given  a chance to compete and separate himself from the other qbs but it just didn’t happen. 

 Plus he could very well have had the chance to compete for the job again this fall. But he doesn’t want to wait and that’s completely understandable and completely on him.  Again, love the guy but he hasn’t had the opportunity to play in a meaningful game against a real opponent at the D1 level    So we really don’t know what he do in a big game.  

But we do know Urban Meyer is a top 5 coach currently and runs a massively successful mega powerhouse program.  

I believe he and Burrow are square.  

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aledyard's picture

Yes, Urban is in charge of the entire team as a whole, but I wouldn't expect he would be that vested in each player as he would with the QBs.  I just think Urban owed it to Burrow and Haskins to just make a decision instead of dragging it out in to the fall.  I don't think it was because one QB hadn't separated from the pack, I think it was more that Urban wanted to try to hang on to Burrow and Haskins.  As I said before, if you can't decide on a starter after observing Burrow for 3 years and Haskins for 2, then I don't see what an additional 3 months is going to change. 

As far as Urban being a top 5 coach, I think that's debatable.  I would agree he is a top recruiter, one of the best, but as far as being a top notch coach, I think he has lost something.  You might point to the 2014 championship as evidence, but I would argue that was all about Tom Herman getting Jones ready and managing the offense--the debacle that was the 2015 season is evidence of the importance of Herman.  The losses to Clemson as well as the loss to Michigan State in 2015 at home with a backup QB (and the loss to Iowa last year) are troubling and I think point to Urban not being as good of a coach as we might think he is. 

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Sanantonefan's picture

If hanging on to Joe Burrow was the goal, he would have told Joe he won the job. If he then lost it to Haskins, wouldn't that have been shittier?

If course, everything is debatable, but wow! Who are the 5 (or more?) you think are better coaches? So, do you think we should move in from Urban? Who would you hire to replace him? If you think Urban is not a top 5 coach, I think you are in the 1%. That's cool though--everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Yes, the losses to Clemson, MSU, and IOWA were troubling, but what about all of the wins? He has a better winning percentage than any coach in Buckeye history. I guess I am just a scarlet-colored glasses kind of guy.

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Triv's picture

As far as Urban being a top 5 coach, I think that's debatable.

It, quite literally, isn't. There is not a reputable media outlet in the country that has Urban outside of the top 5 coaches in the country. He is one of two active head coaches with multiple National Titles. One of two active coaches with multiple wins over Nick Saban. The 2nd winningest coach in college football since he came to OSU. And OSU is one of 3 teams to appear in every single CFP poll. But tell me more about how Urban isn't a top 5 coach.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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Triv's picture

What exactly is going to change between now and September 1?

Why don't you ask JT and Cardale circa 2014? Cardale lost his job as #2 in early August.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

I will give Urban a pass on that one, considering every one and their brother had an opinion on who should start at QB after Cardale led us to the National Championship. Cardale then played awful. He should have went pro and he would have been a high 1st round pick after his performance against bama and a weak QB draft class.

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NEBuckeye's picture

I can only speculate, but I think it’s likely that Urban was much more forthcoming with his quarterbacks than he was or ever will be with the press. 

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Extramedium's picture

Burrow wasn't clearly the best QB or he'd have named him the starter.  It's really that simple.

Meyer is under no obligation to name a starter in May when the season starts in September just because Burrow has the option to transfer.

If he named Burrow the starter now, keeping him around, and Haskins passed him up over the summer and fall, you'd call that a shitty move..and it would have been.

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Kangarooman's picture

Has anyone mentioned Oklahoma as a possible landing spot?

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hetuck's picture

Not out of the question if their QB turns pro in baseball. 

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Buckeyecincy's picture

What is all this talk about revenge? Unless something changes seriously by 2019 Cincinnati will be completely outmatched. Also little chance he would base his decision off of just one game.

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Sanantonefan's picture

In fact, he might not relish the thought of playing against our D-line, especially after he saw them in practice every day.

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hetuck's picture

And no black jersey. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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Extramedium's picture

Calling it revenge because he didn't seperate himself as the clear starter and chose to transfer doesn't make any sense to begin with.

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Petey1964's picture

I have been waiting for this kid to get his shot and now he is transferring.  He was the better QB in my opinion.  High football IQ, smart kid , and always a winner.  Sucks to see him leave.   Haskins may have more upside but that doesn't always translate to the field.  I like the heady the QB. Sorry to see this kid.  Hope he gets the opportunity to play and let's hope he doesn't make us pay!!!

Petey

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

Haskins proved himself on the biggest stage against the team up north.  I loved Burrow's skill set, but Haskins performance leading the Buckeyes to a win in a tough situation showed he is the real deal. Urban Meyer's record speaks for itself though I always wondered why he didn't give these young guys more of a chance when JT was struggling at times throwing the ball down field.

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Sanantonefan's picture

I always wondered why he didn't give these young guys more of a chance when JT was struggling at times throwing the ball down field

It's because he's not a top 5 coach. lol

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

Who is better at this point, only Nick Saban would have an argument. 

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bigtenspeed's picture

I hope it’s UC. Thinking he’s better than the current starter who seemed pretty shakey last year.

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KYBuck's picture

Really want Joe to go to UC. Would be close to home and where he went to high school, so family and friends could see him play on a regular basis. I have no doubt he could see lots of playing time there -- UC hasn't had a real decent QB in a while. I know Luke Fickell would love to have him and would do right by him. Once he got things up and running with his teammates, he could wreak havoc in that conference. There's plenty of players from non-Power 5 teams and even FCS that make it to the league. I'll root for him wherever he goes, but it would be really cool for him to stay home in Ohio!

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buckeyeinWI's picture

I'm going with Oklahoma, USC, or Iowa State...

I would be surprised in he lands at a 'group of 5' school....

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Take your time Joe. No rush at all. Mid / late June is still over 60 days before the first game. Study every option. Best of everything young man.

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

I'm still just really saddened by all this. 
Absolutely nothing against J..T, but I was really hoping he would leave after 2016 so we could see Burrow play in 2017. I SO wanted to see Joe Burrow play for us and do well.
I wish Joe nothing but the best moving forward.

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martin anderson's picture

Had he left in 2016 he wouldn't have eligible to play in 2017. He would've had to sit a year.

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Triv's picture

I think he's saying he wishes JT would've left after his RS Junior year in 16

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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martin anderson's picture

OK. Wasn't quite sure who he was referring to

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countrybuckeye's picture

Let Joe B Joe

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NationalChampions2014's picture

LSU may be the best chance for him to succeed on a national stage.  They seem to have a promising OC and great wr's, wherever he goes I will be following and wish him the best of luck!

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Hockey Buck's picture

So OSU playing Cincinnati next year is sort of ok, but maybe not Nebraska? I think blocking transfers is weak, unless there is a conflict. Kind of like NFL teams picking up a guy who was cut from a conference foe prior to playing them, and then cutting him, in order to get information.  Considering we play Nebraska the next two years is pretty much the same thing. 

Either way, I want to guy to dominate against everyone, sans his first love, aka OSU! Best of luck Buckeye Joe!

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Triv's picture

I don't think you can block a grad transfer, only a regular transfer. The only stipulation on grad transfers is that the school he transfers to has to have a masters program that OSU does not offer

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Oklahoma was mentioned as a transfer contender. I didn't read details but 40 programs have probably discussed this possibility over morning coffee.

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DukeofWeimar's picture

In the "I hope this is not true dept".....there is a poster on the LSU site tigerdroppings.com with the moniker of smartbuck. He claims to be a friend of the Burrow family and is posting info that claims is 2nd hand straight from Joe's Dad's mouth..

He is spouting off that the Burrow's do not feel Joe was treated fairly, that Urban somehow misled him, and that now Joe Sr. is going to make it hard on Urban on the recruiting trail and that Joe wants to pick a school with no ties to Urban.

I choose not to believe it...maybe another internet message board wonder boy trying to be a big shot.

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

I would much prefer to see him go to the SEC and stick it to bama and Georgia than anywhere close to the midwest or B1G.  He has 1st round NFL potential, but the guy who beat him out has top 5 pick in the draft potential. He gave Ohio State more than a good shot, now he has to move on for what is best for his career. Selfishly, I would have loved for him to stay and give us 2 potential All-American QB's but realistically it wouldn't have been a smart move for him.  He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and I wish him well except if and when he plays against the Buckeyes.

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andretolstoy's picture

SI really stinks as a source. But I'm not certain how LSU has hit such a low as a football program: https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/05/09/joe-burrow-transfer-lsu-e...

I'm not sure Joe should be heading down South unless it's Ole Miss or something ... 

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SHAKENBAKE68's picture

If the Sooner QB gets drafted by MLB, I think Joe goes to Oklahoma.

There is no such thing as "friendly fire"..

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