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Comment 03 Dec 2017

Totally agree with the OP.  We are out because of JT, primarily his inability to pass and making many games a tougher context than necessary. For sure he wins often but then our roster is better too. Five years is too long for someone to be the QB at Ohio State, good ones leave early. Had Haskins played from the beginning, maybe we would not have won Oklahoma but likely would have easily beaten others. Also, I don't think we would have won the 2014 NC had JT been in there for the playoffs. Excited for the next year but unfortunately it will be a short tenure for Haskins, he is good and will be gone.

Comment 09 Sep 2017

It is amazing to me that coaches who earn $7-8 million a year still can't figure out that you can't turn a glorified runner in to a QB

Comment 05 Jan 2017

There is a poll on the front page, 81% favor open QB competition. This thread is not reflection of that, it seems there are more pro-JT comments here. True, we had young receivers and JT has won many accolades but we have also struggled mightily over the last two years – our passing game except  for a few games in-between. With open receivers, I have seen JT miss them very often. I am not even sure if Beck was the problem if JT indeed is not a good passer. Tom Herman is not a fool to hire Beck if he thought he was not a good coach. I don't know what Urban will do, but I hope there is open competition and Haskins gets a shot. I am afraid Burrow and Collier will transfer.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

Sorry but I think JT is a problem. I have seen it for the last two years and the offense has underpormed. He misses open receivers beyond 20 yards. Most QBs in B1G can throw better than him. He had his time, sure was a 'leader' but its time for others to perform. If he stays, the job should not be automatically his - it should be open competition and let the best player win - leave aside all the argument about JT being a great leader. We need talent and you can't teach talent. Under those circumstances, I am afraid if those waiting in the wings are not given a fair shot, thay may transfer and that will be a big lossnot worth retaining JT.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

I am for JT leaving but if he really wants to stay, he should not be pushed out. It should be open competition whoever can pass better. Nothing like his better leadership should compensate for his lack of talent if such is the case. I just don't want a repeat of 2016 and/or 2016, at no cost.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

We are talking about firing Beck (I agree he should go even if he was not totally responsible). However, IMO fundamental fault lies with Urban himself of introducing or accepting mediocracy in the system. I have heard him more than once where he worried about losing coaches. So, he hires Beck, Studrawa and now Bill Davis. From the looks of it, they are Ohioans, older generation and not very much sought after – ensuring stability at the cost of greatness. Also, earlier, he promotes Warinner to replace Tom Herman, Warriner can’t fill those shoes. Why didn’t he apply the same formula and hire an outsider, aggressive and outstanding coach even if you lose him after two years? Because it requires courage to take the risk to which Urban seems to have become avert to. But, for example, I don’t see Saban taking easy routs. It is time that Urban assesses himself first before making changes which we desperately need.

Comment 01 Jan 2017
Responsibility for the debacle lies with Urban Meyer squarly. He has not hired any coaches I would be excited about, appears mostly are his old neighborhood friends. He hasn't corrected problems with the offense over the past two years. He was undecided between Cordale and JT last year and has left more talented QBs sitting on the bench this year. I am 50-50 in believing that he would make some real changes, his recent record doesn't suppirt that he can do it. I will believe it when I see it.
Comment 01 Jan 2017

I am not expecting any major changes. I think it would hard for Urban to make personnel changes - friendships, loyalties and associations are hard to put aside. I wonder what out of the box solution there can be - would Urban risk hiring an unknown entity like Tom Herman to replace his senior staff as his recent hires have been kind of lame and safe. So I am skeptical about any noteworthy overhaul of the system.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

QB's first and formost quality is to be able to throw both short & deep balls. JT is an athelete playing QB, he is not a QB. It gets exposed in big games when they don't respect your arm and crowd the line. A real QB makes the offense work and also make coaches look good. I want a real QB playing the position - not the one whose main qualification is that he is a good leader. Enogh of that crap