3 reasons to worry about Ohio State’s offense (that have nothing to do with J.T. Barrett)

PANIC — Or don’t. Watching Ohio State’s spring game, you got the sense that despite the 7-on-7-ish format and the piles of meaningless offensive yards, the Buckeyes have a ton of talent and are again the odds-on favorite to win the Big Ten and compete for the playoff. Bruce Feldman couldn’t argue with putting the Buckeyes on top of the preseason projections. ESPN’s opaque...
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5 days ago

Five early favorites to win college football national championship

National Signing Day has come and gone, spring games are starting across the nation, and college football coaches, players, and fans are already looking ahead with excitement to the 2017 season. Some fans have more reason to be excited than others, though, with strong returning cores and top recruiting classes setting several squads up for potential runs at the national championship...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State still doesn’t have a clear backup quarterback behind J.T. Barrett

The spring game did little to solidify who is behind Barrett. “I know it is very close. But I'm not prepared to say who is No. 2, who is No. 3, et cetera, yet.” -Urban Meyer, via Austin ward of ESPN Saturday’s spring game drew over 80,000 fans to The ‘Shoe...for a practice. It might not be a real game, but the implications for the players deep in the depth chart are very...
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10 days ago

Ohio State Football: Initial takeaways from the Buckeyes’ annual spring game

Another year, another sold-out Horseshoe for the Buckeyes’ annual spring game. With just over 82,000 in attendance, the Ohio State Buckeyes were given their first chance to flaunt their revamped offense under new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. The score, which ended 38-31 in favor of the Scarlet, was the highest total in the Urban Meyer era, featuring two underclassmen quarterbacks...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

QB J.T. Barrett will return to Ohio State for senior season

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has not been bandied about as one of the top prospects heading into the 2017 NFL Draft. This, despite the fact that he put up a tremendous junior season for the Buckeyes. In reality, it’s more about the tale of tape on Barrett. He’s not as strong-armed as the Mitch Trubiskys or Brad Kaayas of the world. He doesn’t possess the supposed pedigree...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Clemson's Jadar Johnson: We’ve faced better QBs than JT Barrett

Clemson defensive back Jadar Johnson has a history of downplaying the abilities of his upcoming opponents, and he is not changing his ways with a playoff matchup against Ohio State quickly approaching. Johnson spoke at length on Tuesday about Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett. While he said he respects Barrett’s ability to make plays on the ground, Johnson is not concerned about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Why didn’t ESPN have a better camera angle on J.T. Barrett’s sneak?

The question of whether or not J.T. Barrett got the first down will forever live in Ohio State-Michigan lore. Until time ends, Buckeyes fans will insist that referees were correct to award Barrett the first down on his 4th-and-1 QB sneak in double overtime Saturday, while Wolverines fans will say he was short of the first-down marker. And the reason this question is destined to endure...
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November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

AP writer’s justification for ranking Michigan over Ohio State will blow your mind

Tom Murphy is an Associated Press writer covering the Arkansas Razorbacks. After watching Ohio State beat Michigan in Week 13 like the rest of us, he decided ignore the game’s outcome in his latest rankings, which are used along with those of the other AP writers, to determine the national AP rankings. Here’s what Murphy wrote after keeping Michigan at No. 2 and bumping Ohio...
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November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh ‘bitterly disappointed’ with referees in loss

A few controversial calls did not go Michigan’s way in the Wolverines’ 30-27 double-overtime loss at Ohio State on Saturday, so it’s no surprise that Jim Harbaugh expressed his disappointment with the officials afterwards. The Michigan head coach repeatedly said he was “bitterly disappointed” in the officiating in the Wolverines’ game at Ohio State. Jim Harbaugh is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jabrill Peppers picks off J.T. Barrett for first career INT

On the first drive of the second quarter, J.T. Barrett made a poor throw under pressure that was tipped and picked off by none other than Jabrill Peppers. The Buckeyes were close to midfield when Barrett threw high, having his pass tipped by his intended receiver. Peppers was in the right place at the right time and he hauled in the errant pass — the first interception of his...
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November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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