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Comment 23 Jun 2020

Having a dynamic running QB can definitely can help the running game (see 2019 Baltimore Ravens). However, a team can still be a tremendous running team without a running QB (see Cardale/Zeke Buckeyes; see 2019 San Francisco 49'ers and Tennessee Titans). With the amount of talent that we have on our O-line, Justin's numbers this year should look more like Dwayne's; allowing our running back room to take on carries and absorb the hits. 

Comment 02 Jun 2020

Yes, JT's 2017 was better than Joe's 2018. Joe's 2018 came AFTER he spent the entire spring battling Dwayne, and then transferred to Baton Rouge in the summer and had to learn a new system, new coaching staff, and new TEAMMATES whereas JT was his 5th in the same program. Again, this is speculation, but in an OPEN competition, Joe beats JT in 2017. 

Comment 02 Jun 2020

It's not an equal protection issue as a written citation/promise to appear has the same legal effect as an arrest/booking. The only difference is that with an arrest/booking, you're taking additional measures (most notably the mugshot/fingerprint) to enforce the individual's court appearance. So the decision to cite vs. arrest can largely rest on police policies as opposed to statute. 

Comment 02 Jun 2020

The offense that we employed against Wiscy, Bama, and Oregon that utilized and took advantage of Cardale's STRENGTHS, was nowhere to be found in 2015. Instead, it was a "traditional Urban offense," which is NOT what Cardale does well. 

We had the ENTIRE off season to decide who our QB was going to be, and Urban never actually decided! Heck, in the first game against VaTech, both JT and Cardale were walking onto the field until Urban belatedly tapped Cardale. Make the tough call, design your offense to put your players in the best position to win, and let the chips fall where they may. Instead, I fear that Urban's loyalty to JT prevented that decision. 

Comment 02 Jun 2020

You're right in that JT was not "exceptionally bad" in the conventional sense (he holds nearly every career passing mark). But rather, in the context of the CFP, whereby you need an elite level of passing ability, he was clearly not going to put us over the top. Further, in an OPEN competition, experience/track record isn't the calculus, but ABILITY is. That would have been Joe's 3rd year in the program, and he played well whenever his number was called. You give him first team reps, you probably get a first All B1G level of performance. 

Comment 02 Jun 2020

I know I've mentioned this like FIVE times before here on 11W, but here it goes: After us losing to Clemson 31-0 in the CFP in 2016, there should have been an open QB competition the following spring. If there were, I believe that Joe wins the job and we make another playoff run in 2017. If Joe has a good enough season, he leaves for the NFL that year as a BUCKEYE, and Dwayne/Justin happen in succession. 

Comment 28 May 2020

Even though they are "merely" walk-ons, it's clear that they are both elite athletes and not just weekend warriors attending a one year fantasy camp. 

And yes I absoluitely agree that athletes who are still in college should be able to earn money for their Name Image Likeness by providing/creating content, just like Clay and Nick. It required hard work to earn a spot on the team; it requires hard work to create content that people are interested in.