If you were building a college football team from scratch during JT's playing days, you'd probably take him within the first 10-15 picks at the QB position. If the expectation was for him to be a top-5 QB, then obviously you'd be disappointed. It's all about expectations.
It's a fair observation. One can be good at one's craft and at the same time make serious personal mistakes that are socially not acceptable (some acts should not be socially acceptable in any circumstances). They don't have to be mutually exclusive. Chevy Chase was a great comedian and actor, but everyone who's ever worked with him thought he was the worse selfish and narcissistic prick who treated everyone like sh*t.
if he has eligibility left, he really should consider staying for another year. He'll definitely boost his draft stock if he continues to improve and solidify himself at the next level, which he has demonstrated that he can do.
Does anyone know why the team has not been actively pursuing another QB besides Jack Miller? It seems like Miller was identified 3 years ago and then all QB recruiting for 2020 class just stopped...
while we should all look at rankings w a truckload full of salt, he’s ranked #238...and not even in the top 10 as pro style QB; doesn’t seem like the kind of prospect that the buckeyes normally reserve the throne for.
what happened to the guess the score or come closest and win a T-shirt? That was always cool and fun...
"Football is a game of inches..." - Tony D'Amato
This game will be decided at the LOS.
It's a great example of how important it is to grow up in a "normal" household with parents around, to both discipline, teach, and also provide insights based on experience to help a young man grow, develop, and set him on a path to enable him to achieve his potential. A lot of the kids on the team don't have this, and we as fans and people need to be more sympathetic and understanding when a kid strays a bit. Our development is 10% DNA and 90% nurture.
Good luck young man, and look forward to watching you dominate as a Buckeye.
Not necessarily. If an athlete is more worried about his endorsement, then the coach can just sit him and see how much he gets paid then. Having said that, if you're Chase Young (by the way, only athletes at his level will really get endorsement deals, and there are very few of them), you're smart enough and good enough to know that you can't be a total douche and expect to get paid.
The main point that many don't fully understand is that companies generally don't pay athletes who can't help them make money. And these athletes have to be pretty damn good at what they do compared to their other athlete team mates. Sometimes the free market self-regulates.
Just like a HC gets paid more than an OC; they're both coaches, but one delivers more. and should be compensated as such. So if you're Chase Young, you should be compensated more than just a scholarship. Because the school makes a lot more from you being part of the program than the 85th scholarship dude.
If you're not doing it, then you're gonna quickly be on the losing end. California has 52 schools. That's more than enough to take on all of the elite athletes in the country and form a pretty damn good "CFB" league of its own. plus, it's nice and sunny out there. now you also get paid, that's a slam dunk, from an elite athlete's perspective.
Pride sounds great, but being able to provide for yourself and your family in the here-n-now will always trump that. Just basic human survival and common sense.
If you're an elite athlete, who's to say that you can't go to San Jose State and instantly make it a national powerhouse if there's another 6-8 elite guys on the team? And you all get paid!
There were no “haters.” They played horribly, for whatever reason, and people were not happy. Rightfully so. Period.
you don’t have to be a hater to criticise gross underperformance.
I'd caution being overly optimistic at the moment. Fields still need to get comfortable letting the ball go much much faster. The OL has given him days to get rid of the ball. MSU has elite defense, and this will be a big factor. Fields will get there, but he's not quite there yet.
people only didn't like him because he thought it was a good idea to not root for the Buckeyes because of the "eye test" B.S. when everyone else stumbles all over themselves to root for SEC teams, given his affiliation and the fact that we were 13-1 and conference champions. If you're gonna judge us based on "feelings" and "eye test", well, here's how we "feel" and "see" you!
be careful about stats. any number can be made into a stat. but what does it actually mean? why should it even matter? there are more stats in sports these days than the actual game play and performance. Ain't no one come here to discuss school!
Yup. none of the pundits have brought up SOS in any serious way...and I doubt they will this season, seeing how the ACC is going through a significantly down year...as in literally no team in that conference looks or plays remotely well so far.
I'd take Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Maryland over A&M. that's before Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the good guys.
That leaves Rutgers, Illinois, Purdue, and Indiana. on any given day, Purdue might even beat them. So that actually leaves only 3 teams.
The whole idea of "Quality Loss" is at best subjective, and generally just weird...and they loss to an average Clemson team. 4 games tells you that Clemson is average at the moment. They couldn't even beat NC!!!
"Mac Brown is a legendary coach, and he proves that once again. Great teams know how to win ugly. Clemson is the team to beat in 2019."
if that's the case, then nothing to see here, carry on!
Though this does make one very worried about next season's QB situation. It's non-controversial to say at this point that Fields is one-and-done. Chugunov and Hoak have no more eligibility left after this season, right? Whoever we have on-deck won't get any reps at all this season to prepare.
Anyone who predicts 3 playoff teams from the same conference is just trolling and pure click-bait.
TAM is a middling SEC team, which makes Clemson look very bad so far this season. They didn't beat NC, NC lost the game by going for the 2-pt conversion and bumbled it; should've ran left to the weak side but instead the QB thought it was a good idea to just go lateral and the strong side.
The team, on the defensive side, is doing something seriously right when our LBs are doing well! The beat-down therapy sessions this year is slowly healing the nightmares from last year's defensive performances...Thank you Buckeyes.
Herbstreit brought up Northwestern potentially being a "trap game"; he might be right... I hope the coaches and the boys don't let that happen.
The secondary is playing lights out so far this season. Plus, the trenches have been incredible (OLs and DLs) and that's help the LBs tremendously (where we can improve; though some of the I-formations and the late Nebraska TD brought some of last year's frustrations back to the surface, albeit briefly).
Chase Young is literally unplayable. wow.