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Comment 17 Jun 2018

Does it really matter what color they paint them ??  Hell, they could paint them the color of a baboon's ass and they still won't get close enough to sniff the end zones when they play OSU in the Out House ..... Hahaha, all these little bullshit ploys to try and turn the team's fortunes around (trips to Europe, paint the end zones ..... pretty soon they'll be wearing the uniforms inside out and sacrificing virgin's before every home game) ..... Just fire Hairball and bring in a real football coach, not a reject from Barnum & Bailey ....

Comment 16 Jun 2018

Isaiah always had the tools - he just lacked consistency, play in and play out ..... last year he focused on playing each play and if a mistake was made, he didn't dwell on it for the next 5 reps, which made a huge difference in his overall performance.  As long as he continues to work on each play like it was going to be his last, he'll be all-world.  Going against the best DE in the country, day in and day out, will also make him the best player he can be, so a tip of the hat to Nick Bosa !!

Comment 08 Jun 2018

In Canada, there is only one monumental moment in sports history - and it's not even close to anything .... An entire country stopped and I mean STOPPED operating, as the entire population huddled around the closest television set they could find, just to watch Game 7 of the legendary Canada / Russia Summit Hockey series.  With the scored tied, Paul Henderson etched his name in Canadian hockey history by scoring the series winning goal with just 34 seconds left in the game.  Like I said, for Canadians, nothing else has come close before or since that moment ..... I remember knocking over the coffee table in the living room when he scored ....

Comment 08 Jun 2018

In Canada, there is only one monumental moment in sports history - and it's not even close to anything .... An entire country stopped and I mean STOPPED operating, as the entire population huddled around the closest television set they could find, just to watch Game 7 of the legendary Canada / Russia Summit Hockey series.  With the scored tied, Paul Henderson etched his name in Canadian hockey history by scoring the series winning goal with just 34 seconds left in the game.  Like I said, for Canadians, nothing else has come close before or since that moment ..... I remember knocking over the coffee table in the living room when he scored ....

Comment 02 Jun 2018

"Won't get smoked ??" ...... The calibre of talent on both teams suggests a close game, going either way, but NEVER discount an experienced QB and home field (can you say, "Hawkeyes") ..... I wouldn't expect a blowout either way, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that things could get ugly, if our new QB makes a mistake or two ..... Penn State's home field, with a white out, is 10 times more intimidating than the "Outhouse" at noon .....

Comment 28 May 2018

Until Wilson decides to feature TE's as part of the offense (much in the way TTUN and Iowa do), none of them will be having "break out" seasons.  My hope is that we do start to use our TE's as much more than a third OT......

Comment 24 May 2018

Haskins has all of my support as the listed starter going into the 2018 season, but let's just clean up one misconception, Joe Burrow left the program before Fall camp, so he was no longer involved in the QB race.  Dwayne won the starting role by attrition, not because the coaches all said he was better than Joe.

That said, Joe's decision to leave was the smart play, leaving with a certain 2 seasons as a potential starter at LSU, instead of risking a season of eligibility on the roll of the dice during Fall camp.  It was the smart move - Joe is a smart QB ....

So, it's on to the Dwayne Train and hopefully, a trip back to the CFP !!

Comment 21 May 2018

I missed the part about any of the OSU coaches making the decision to have Joe Burrow transfer ??  Joe knew it was a close race and weighed the option of playing two full seasons by transferring now (after graduating), or slug it out during the Fall camp and have a 50 / 50 shot at starting, but if not, then transferring for the 2019 season and only having the one season as a starter for a new team.

Frankly speaking, the only person making the decision to leave was Joe himself, since none of the offensive coaches, including the head coach, were prepared to make a decision after the Spring camp.  It then became the proverbial, "bird in the hand, rather than the two in the bush" - take the guaranteed two year starting job at a new school, or risk having only one eligible season to play next year (if not the OSU starter) .... smart decision ...... Plus, LSU is not a bad landing spot (always loaded with talented, NFL-calibre athletes ....

Comment 21 May 2018

Are you suggesting that coaches are infallible ??  I told this forum that Prince would never be able to make the adjustment from RT to LT and it was a mistake to juggle a set side of an OL, just to do what had been done in previous years.  I coached O-Line for 30 years at every level, save pro and it should have been obvious to Coach Studs that Isaiah just didn't have the tools to make that switch without some growing pains.  The staff still wanted to try and it didn't work (something that was determined during practice and not the Spring game).  Coaches make mistakes every day, but it's the very best coaches that learn from those mistakes and don't repeat them.

Every coach, from the very best on down, will leave you with those head scratching moments, when everyone knows it's the wrong thing to do, but whether it's a temporary lapse in judgement, or an issue of inflated ego, some coaches just go with their gut and throw conventional wisdom out the window.  It happens ......

I still think that Burrow was the better of the two QB's coming out of Spring Camp, but it's a moot point now, so, I'm going to throw all of my support behind the remaining QB's on the roster and hope that one of them is able to take this very talent team to the playoffs this season .... Go Bucks .....

Comment 08 May 2018

Happy to ...  Haskins was not the front runner, coaches said as much (in fact the coaches said very little negative about any of the three QBs during the Spring) ..... I think they were delaying any decision until after the Fall camp and Joe made the decision to ensure he had 2 seasons of football to play and not just one (He now has the chance to go to another team, learn their offense and play in the Fall).  Let's make this perfectly clear, Haskins won by attrition, not by winning the position by performance. 

If Joe's body of work during the Spring game means nothing (in head to head competition with Haskins), do you believe that the poor showing of Haskins (save a couple of throws) should also count for nothing ??  Remind me why the coaches even hold a Spring Game scrimmage ??  These guys were evaluated on everything, including how they tied their shoes.  Trust me, the coaches poured over the tape of that game as part of the evaluation.

I truly hope that Haskins comes out and has a championship season, but he is not currently the best QB on the roster .... well, come to think of it, he is now .....

Comment 08 May 2018

Won't be the first mistake Urban has made regarding QB choices (Cardale over JT after Cardale's three games during the playoff run) .... find it hard to believe that such a decision would be made based on a little over a quarter of football last season.  Joe is the better QB for this team right now and I still firmly believe that he was the more complete QB package than either Dwayne or Tate.

That being said, I'm going to throw all my support behind Haskins and hope that his potential arrives sooner, rather than later.  If this young man thought he was under the gun during his competition with Burrow, he has no idea as to the pressure cooker he just got into as the starting QB.

Sorry to see Joe go - Hope he sets records wherever he turns up ......

Comment 05 May 2018

I think you're caught up in a little over one quarter of football, played at the end of last season.  I would suggest that the Spring Scrimmage was anything but meaningless - all three QB's have caught the coaches eyes during Spring practices, with no clear winner.  If you were to ask all three QB's going into the scrimmage, if they believed that the coaches would be tearing the film of that game apart, they'd all agree that's exactly what would happen.  Double the passing yardage and a 68% completion rate, versus Dwayne's 47% completion ratio, tells me that Joe has a better command of the current offense and moved the offense more crisply than Dwayne.  People who shake their head at the validity of a Spring Game are reaching for straws.  Joe is currently the best QB on the roster, while Dwayne MAY have the greater upside.  But, this game is all about "what have you done for me lately" and right now, Joe has done more ... He gets the start .....

Comment 03 May 2018

Aw, it's easy to make the distinction, Chris - both QB's were throwing to the same receivers and Burrow did a better job of putting the ball on target.  There's a reason that there is a Spring Game and it's not just for the entertainment of the fans - it's providing players with a feel for game conditions (especially the new players) and believe me, the coaches are pouring over the film from this game and evaluating the players that took part.  If Dwayne was trying to just "mail in" his effort during the Spring Game, especially knowing how close the competition was at the QB position, then he made a very serious mistake.

Don't kid yourself about Meyer giving the nod to players who are vets over more talented younger players.  Urban learned his lesson with Cardale Jones, following his great performance leading to a NC.  He gave CJ the nod over JT and it came back to bite him on the ass (CJ lost his two top receivers (Smith and Thomas) and was not the same QB that lead the team to the title).  He won't make that mistake again.  A relief appearance in The Game last season will not stand up with the "what have you done for me lately" mentality that Urban has to adopt, if he wants to challenge for the playoffs this season.

Burrow is the better QB right now - Dwayne's time will come ... But, Joe should be under center to start the season ....

Comment 02 May 2018

No problem ... Joe 68% completion rate during the Spring game, plus almost twice as many yards than Haskins (47% completion rate), so right now, in a game simulation, using the same personnel, Joe was more accurate than Dwayne.  Joe runs the read option better than either QB, which means he understands the offensive scheme than Dwayne, because he's been around the system longer.  Joe is the better runner, which may allow him to avoid the growing pains at the LT and C spots of the O-Line.  Both QBs have good leadership qualities, but Joe is a coach's son and has been a longer student of the game than Dwayne.

Right now, Joe is the better QB on the roster - which doesn't mean that Dwayne won't be getting better, but he's not there yet ....

Comment 02 May 2018

Footwork can be worked on, but with 68% completion rate versus 47% for Haskins during the Spring Game, I'll take Joe's accuracy, plus the added bonus of throwing for almost 2 times as many yards.  While Dwayne may hit some good shots, he still lacks consistency in his throws and decision making, whereas Joe is solid in both areas.  I think Buckeye Nation is right on the fence with these two QB's, but in my opinion, Joe, as of right now, should be taking those first snaps on September 1st .....

Comment 01 May 2018

Horse cookies - Cardale Jones was touted as having an NFL arm - what he had was NFL receivers in Thomas and Smith .... The so-called "experts" said that Twelve-gauge was a definite NFL star in the making .... Tell you what, let me know what teams that Feldman and Reuter played or coached for and I'll take a minute to listen ....

Cardate had an exceptionally strong arm, neither Brees or Brady does, but they are consistently among the top passers year in and year out .... a strong arm does not guarantee an exceptional QB, at any level .... there are far too many other qualifications required to become an elite QB and right now, Dwayne is a step behind Burrow in that regards ....

Comment 01 May 2018

It's going to be tough for Dwayne to gain those first round credentials this season, when Joe Burrows starts the season as the OSU quarterback ...... Haskins may have a great upside and could conceivably become a potential first rounder, but he's not the best QB on the OSU roster right now.

As for all of this nonsense about arm strength, which is needed for the NFL - people tend to confuse arm strength with having a good touch on the ball when they pass.  Neither Drew Brees or Tom Brady are known for their bullet like delivery, but they get the ball to their receivers because they have amazing touch on their passes.  Twelve-gauge had some great long balls on his 3 game run to the NC, but many of his balls were 50 - 50 at best, but Devin Smith became the great equalizer, as he simply won the vast majority of those deep throws.  Once Smith was removed from the equation, Cardale became mortal and ultimately surrendered his job to Barrett and although touted by the "experts" as having a pro-ready arm, he's still struggling to step into a starting role with an NFL team.

Until Dwayne can consistently put the ball on target (47% completion rate in the Spring Game isn't what he was looking for, especially knowing that he and Burrow were being measured on everything from that game to tying their shoelaces), he shouldn't be considered as a potential first rounder until he becomes more consistent with his throws and decision making.

Don't get me wrong - I think he has a great talent, but think many people, including the person writing the article, are jumping the gun with regards to where Dwayne is with his development.  Competing with Joe Burrow will only bring out the best in Haskins (and Tate for that matter) ...... JMHO

Comment 28 Apr 2018

Even a blind pig can snort up a truffle once in a while - but, this blind pig (TTUN) won't be snorting up a truffle (victory) in the Horseshoe this year.  That familiar feeling of losing will continue to run it's course throughout Ann Arbor in 2018 and that tree climbing, milk chugging, sleep-over creeping, over-paid, over-rated poser behind the bench will finally be given his walking papers after failing to reach 10 wins again .....