I honestly can't tell you who the leaders are on this team, because not a single one of these guys has stepped up to inspire this team. When I used to watch hype and highlight videos from the last 4 years you had guys actually pumping each other up. You had a hungry football team. I don't see that with this team. I see the most talented roster OSU has ever had, and it's like they were satisfied with barely beating a 2-6 team. I hate to say this, but we ain't doing shit this year.
I don’t want or care about a running QB. Haskins is fine. Here’s the thing, if you have a Pro-style QB running the same offense isn’t going to work with the running game. When you back and look at the tape about 90% of the running plays are still read-option style plays. Guess who’s getting the ball? The RB, every. Damn. Time. This isn’t rocket science, and is actually embarrassing Urban keeps trying this. You need a Pro-style offense, that’s north and south and has bad intentions in the running game. The talent to do this is there, and the fact they aren’t doing this is cause for major concern around the coaching
Oh, I get that part. I just think that phrase should rarely if ever be used by anyone, let alone someone in their 50s.
A ton of respect for these young guys. Work your asses off and let the chips fall where they may.
Great win! It's awesome to see teams overachieve on this level, especially our guys!
Side note/question: Am I the only one who despises Cris Carter? There's something about a 52-year-old man saying "Hold this L" that irks me on a cellular level. Also, I'm pretty sure if he wasn't a football player he would have actually been a real life pimp.
Atta boy, Sam! Best of luck to him. Best player on the field last night named Sam.
I believe the Senior Bowl is considered the premiere event. I just remember seeing a lot more players in that event making impacts at the NFL level, and being drafted higher in the draft.
Why is everyone saying good luck? Honestly, reading this stuff this kid seems like a self-righteous asshole. I don't wish good luck to people like that.
There is a reason why we didn't throw more deep balls this season. He has shown over and over an inability to hit them on an even semi-regular basis.
you can call it an opinion. I'll call it a brief analysis. Feel free to point out anything that would lead you to believe we could have beaten Clemson with J.T. at QB and I'll go ahead and destroy that argument.
like you said, piss off!
Oh I'm definitely enjoying the win. B1G titles aren't easy to come by, and I'm proud of this team for bouncing back this season.
I just can't help but to think what could be, if we were playing a guy who can hit all the throws JT misses consistently.
I will agree with that. I think it's the deep ball, and holding the ball in the pocket that drive me insane. The receivers didn't play great, and those drops were on well-thrown passes, but the excuses people make for missing almost every pass down the field are ridiculous
I'm sorry you don't like to be force-fed factual information. But here's another fact. As someone else responded, they won that game despite his play, not because of him. The talent on this team is being wasted with him at the helm. If he can't run, I don't know what we're doing with him in there.
I've said it once and I'll say it a million times. J.T. Barrett is holding this team back. Wisconsin scored 15 of its 21 points off of turnovers. It was clear from the get go this game should have been a blowout. Our defense was fantastic, our run game was outstanding. JT was, make no mistake, AWFUL. He missed EVERY THROW 15 yards down field after the McLaurin TD. I don't get why you apologists sit here and talk about how great he is, when it's clear he can't get it done. Quote me the BS stats, talk about the wins all you want. I just hope you aren't under any delusions we will win a playoff game against Clemson with JT leading this team. If you are, stop smoking crack.
Defense was bad against Iowa. JT also threw 4 picks in that game leading to 17 points. There is nothing confusing about a guy who has had severe accuracy issues all year long.
So you think he's going to miraculously be 100% after having his knee scoped on Sunday?
Take your JT can do no wrong blinders off, homie. That was zone coverage, and therefore not the exact same throw. Check out where #1 is when he throws the ball. Good throw, I'll give credit to that, but not the same throw. JT would never even attempt the throw Haskins made to Mack. In JT's mind Mack has no realistic expectation to make that catch and would never even look at that as an option, hence why he stands back there and holds and holds and holds some more until the play breaks down or he's sacked.
I've watched JT stink at passing all year. Can't hit simple turnaround routes, can't read a defense, holds the ball, and on top of all of that he then makes bad decisions with the football. DUDE CAN'T HACK IT.
Yeah I did. Show me a throw in that game down the sideline to a big receiver splitting the safety and CB. Didn't happen. He SUCKS as a passer. Take a look at any NFL scouting report. It doesn't take a genius to figure this out.
Dude, that wasn't a bad throw. That was an egregious error. JT is not accurate with the football. How can you not see that? And when your receiver has no one around him the fact he needs to actually stop and run back to the football is ridiculous. If Haskins is making that throw I'm guessing he does hit him perfectly in stride, and if not perfectly, the throw is still good enough to be a TD. Take a look at the accuracy of the Austin Mack catch. JT has never made that throw. Not once. You know why? Because he knows he can't.
Also, I watched Haskins move well in the pocket yesterday, get the ball out quickly, and avoid the rush more than once, with a long run almost resulting in a TD. He is clearly the better option as a passer.
Are you really convinced JT is anywhere near the passer that Haskins is?
JT has a mental block when it comes to throwing the football. I guarantee you if Haskins in the game on that deep ball JT disgustingly underthrew, that's a TD. JT is holding this team back plain and simple. I'm sorry if you can't see that.
Comparing Haskins to Bauserman is libel in it's highest form.
Thank you for the level-headed and reasonable response.
I'm not advocating for a push towards recruiting only Ohio kids. That wouldn't make any sense especially when there is better talent out there. Also, I'm not sure where you're getting the idea that Ohio high school players aren't good enough. That's been proven inaccurate over and over again. What I'm saying is make sure we have SOME Ohio kids.
I know it has been talked about a lot, but seeing that list with a ton of Ohio guys leaving makes me feel conflicted. I know it's part of Urban's job to recruit the best talent possible for the program, but there's always been a state pride factor with OSU. I feel like you need some core guys on your team who bleed scarlet and gray from a young age. That gives the program lifeblood, and now that we recruit the mass majority of our guys out of state, those players need to learn about the history of the program and be brought up to speed about ins and outs of what OSU football means. I would just like to see us recruit a little more heavily in-state to get those Ohio guys back in the program.