It is great to see Buckeye basketball back, even better most of the younger guys are Ohio kids. It was miserable watching the NCAA tournament last year and seeing all the Ohio kids lighting it up for other teams.
Offense needs work to be national championship caliber... looking forward to seeing more down field passing next year. Dobbins should be an All-American running back if they can keep the defenses from loading up in the box.
I am guessing there will be a lot of silence from the JT Barrett Greatest QB of all-time crowd. Pathetic performance from the entire team including the senior captains and coaching staff.
Why would any fellow Buckeye fan deserve the middle finger? I don't get all you rabid people who don't understand the expectations that come with playing football for The Ohio State University. No one wished ill will for him, it was just football, I suppose you are also giving Urban and the coaching staff the same middle finger salute when they benched him for Cardale as well? Did you feel the same way when they benched Cardale (a national championship winning QB) for JT later that season?
BTW, this isn't the first time Buckeye fans have called for a Buckeye QB backup for your very short memory.
JT with the game of his life... every Buckeye fan is happy about it. Not sure why there are all the “told you so” comments. Buckeye fans are crazy and QB’s get the worst of it when things aren’t going well and tons of credit when things go well. I remember Troy Smith getting booed early in his career and then later in the season getting carried off the field after an epic performance against the TTUN. Archie got booed and benched after fumbling in his first game.
I hope JT can ride a performance like this to a National Championship, and it won’t bother me for a second to cheer him on and eat crow for once wanting his backup in.
Troy Smith still holds that honor, but JT now has the opportunity to pass him.
I have been a critic, JT brought it today, and finished. Flat out awesome performance and the D-line owned it today.
We need some hashtags on the uniforms somewhere so recruits can tweet it to each other... I actually like the alternate uniforms a couple times a year. Oregon and other schools that don't get national attention like the big boys have to push the envelope more. Alabama and Penn State do what they do... Ohio State and Notre Dame have seemed to find a happy medium between tradition and staying "fire" with the players and recruits.
Doesn't Ohio State have a sold out "Scarlet out" every home game? "Gray out" would have made much more sense...
Another question is how a team with 2 Ohio State bound lineman on the same team are 1-7... sounds like the coaching staff have some major issues.
Of course Penn State complained, I wonder if Nick Saban also put in a complaint as well. The recruits and players love this stuff and as long as it isn't every week like Oregon and Oklahoma State, it is kind of refreshing to see for big games.
It is hard to believe that Coach Cal wasn't involved scheme in this in some way or another...
Drew Brees played for Purdue, he didn't have anywhere near the Wide Receiver talent JT has. Yet somehow Brees figured out a way to knock us off in a wild game. If the argument is JT vs. Drew... that isn't much of an argument considering the success Drew has had in the NFL and with a team with half our overall level of talent at Purdue. I am not quite sure why some get mad when they hear people question JT, he has some high profile losses where he looked awful, Virginia Tech, Clemson & Oklahoma this year... he has some high profile wins against the team up north and others. I personally think this goes back to Herman because our offense was on a different level with him working with the QB's and calling the plays. Hopefully, Kevin Wilson can get us back to that level.
Apparently, the coaching staff thought the same thing when they started Cardale over him after the National Championship season only Cardale was the opposite, he played well against top-tier teams and awful against cupcakes. JT is a good QB, but at The Ohio State University you are judged on one thing and that is why Cardale and Krenzel will be remembered and JT forgotten if he doesn't lead us to a Championship this year.
This was coming when the guy bought the team, thus the reason for having it in the contract. The previous owners should have sold it to someone who was loyal to keeping the team in Columbus. Sad day for soccer fans as USA Soccer owned teams in that stadium and I doubt they will be coming back with the Crew leaving town.
I heard he paid for his own meals too, better take away another year from the kid.
Good to see improvement the past couple weeks, it just would be nice to see him and the offense have a breakout performance against a top notch program. He played well against Oklahoma last year but there aren't many other games under the bright lights where he has looked like the best QB on the field. We need him to be Heisman quality if we are going to make a run in the 2nd half of the season against some really good defenses.
It would be shocking if Coach Calipari wasn't involved in this in some way or another. Unless big blue nation takes care of the recruits instead of the shoe companies.
I have seen them both play in high school, Ahrens is a ton more athletic than Mathias. He can throw down the dunks and shoot. Mathias is a top level shooter and passer. I wish Matta would have recruited Mathias, it is tough watching an Ohio guy doing well at another Big Ten school.
I would rather concentrate on the sanctuary that is Buckeye Football, if all this political crap comes to college football I will be extremely disappointed. I would much rather talk why we aren't getting Haskins some more reps since JT can't seem to throw the ball further than 20 yards anymore. Leave the political mess to the NFL to deal with since they opened that can last year.
Good luck replacing your All-American QB that is now in the NFL and really should have beat Alabama twice. Ohio State was the youngest team in the country last year. Throw in another top 5 recruiting class into the mix and Meyer will have the Buckeyes offense back up to the high standards everyone expects of them this year.
I like Dabo as a coach, but he had better hope they don't run into the Buckeyes again in the playoffs. He just put some major bulletin board material up for us and any other Big Ten team. We were a year early last year and got whipped by a superior national champion team. Urban will get our boys back up to the champion level they need to be at.
If Texas or any other major football program took 3 of the top 6 players in Ohio, people would be freaking out.
Herman was a QB zen master... probably won't be long until Texas is back. Class act, he could have left but he stayed to open up an offensive can on Alabama and Oregon.
One of the greatest runs in OSU history, Zeke blew everyone away even carrying that giant SEC monkey on his back. Which he promptly threw off once he got to the end zone.