We will get to see in 2018. As much as I appreciate JT's toughness and ability to run the read option, we sure had some lackluster offensive games against marquee competition. I am excited about the potential we have a t quarterback and seeing what Wilson and Day do with different skill sets to work with.
Not controversial at all being left out this year. Last year, we got in over a conf champion that had two losses with one being a blowout against a conference opponent. This year, WE were Penn State. The committee was pretty consistent.
I love JT. He's tough as nails, he almost always makes the right read in our read option offense. He is a great college quarterback. But I have no illusions about his ability to translate to the NFL. He lacks size, arm strength, and accuracy/consistency on throws.
Just the statement that the B1G championship helped his draft stock shows how little regard they have for him as an NFL prospect.
I'm surprised there is no Austin Mack love in the grade outs from the game. Toughest receiver and comes down with the tough, key catches.
At 18-5, alternate jerseys have a worse record than Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel and Woody Hayes. #Firealternatejerseys
Totally agree. And, taking it a step further. There are not many proven QBs around the country I would grab for my "fantasy" OSU team ahead of JT the way everyone is playing right now. Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield? Who else would you throw in?
Wow! Seems like EVERY team's mascots (not you, Penn State) have taken major leaps forward over the years!
For the record, Creed Bratton didn't play on any Grass Roots records, all the instruments were played by the Wrecking Crew. There is a really good documentary of them, called "The Wrecking Crew", and if you like west coast pop from the 60's, it is worth the rent.
This was exactly what I expected when Urban hired Kevin Wilson. And this was exactly what gave us fits playing Indiana the last few years.
(Rutgers) showing up against one of last season's payoff teams
Payoff teams? Any NCAA allegations in the works? ;)
We should be celebrating the YAC. I don't know how many times last year JT put the ball behind a receiver and didn't hit him in stride like the Parris Campbell TD ( and did you see JT look off the two underneath guys?).
It seemed to me in the first half, we stunk on obvious 3rd down passes. In the 2nd half,we had less third and long and we were able to run for it. Seemed like we were forcing it with the playcalling in the first half.
Best part of the Parris Campbell TD is the way Barrett looks the defenders off of him. Watch the two underneath defenders jump the wrong way!
As an OSU Mech Eng Grad with a son looking at engineering schools, I don't think you can go wrong with any of these schools in the top 25 or so. The difference makers in my son's search are size (big or small - Ohio State can be a little overwhelming), whether or not you want to go on to grad school ( a good portion of the rankings are grad school based), if you want to go into a certain industry ( Ohio State is aligned with a lot of automotive for instance, University of Md - his home state school - gets a lot of aeronautical recruiting).
That jet sweep with JT under center is the most obvious play. We don't run anything else from under center, do we?
For internal candidates, does anyone know anything about Matt Thurin? Or what a quality control coach is? Seems like he is a step above a graduate assistant and below a regular position coach. Bio below:
Quality Control Coach – Defense
Matt Thurin is in his second season with the Ohio State Buckeyes football program and is working as a defensive quality control staff member.
A native of Louisville, Ohio, Thurin attended Baldwin Wallace University where he played football and baseball before an injury ended his playing career. He played for Baldwin Wallace's 2003 Division III playoff team and graduated in 2007 with a degree in early childhood education. He has a master's in sports science and coaching from Akron (2009).
Thurin came to Columbus after working three seasons – 2012-14 – as secondary coach and special team's coordinator at Columbia University. In 2011, Thurin was a graduate assistant at the University of Colorado, working along the offensive line and on special teams. Prior to that, he spent three seasons at Akron as a defensive graduate assistant working with the Zip linebackers and secondary. Thurin's coaching career also includes a year at Walsh University.
I can't find it in my heart to be a B1G fan. I can't root for TTUN under any circumstances. Ever.
I would up-vote Pizza House if I had 3 more helmet stickers. Grew up near Lincoln and Sinclair and their pizza still pumps through my veins.
Our house isn't on fire. We have a great dual threat QB who just is not a super accurate passer on the move or in bad weather. We have a very young offensive line that gets exposed sometimes by good competition. The only REAL area I have for concern is the receiver position. ONE of these top level recruits should have emerged from this group by now and a lot of the issues look like technique.
A Wisconsin style beat down to kick off our playoff run
With the delayed effect of the scholarship reductions and the lack of line recruits under O'Brien, I think the higher ups at Penn State expected this to be the low point right around now. I think Franklin gets the benefit of the doubt - and another 2-3 years - for sticking it out as the effects of the sanctions flush through the program.
Thanks! I re-watched and I STILL didn't see the rumored "schematic advantage" Oklahoma was bringing to bear!
My question is why were so many JT runs the inside option vs. the outside option on zone read? Samuel can run inside or outside and Weber is a wrecking ball!
It only came to my attention because Palmer used it 5 times in a game.
And, where else are you gonna stick your foot?
Assuming you're not this guy: https://youtu.be/j37a5RDnjTY