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Not to bring up old wounds (and not to bash a guy that is no longer part of the team) but I was just thinking back over the past 10 - 15 years of Buckeye football trying to think of a worse QB than Joe B. And the more I started thinking, the more I realized that I don't think I've ever seen a worse QB on ANY D-1 college team I've ever watched. I'm sure he is a hell of a nice guy and probably a decent pitcher since he was a Pirates minor leaguer, but dude was seriously awful and looked like a deer in headlights every time he took a snap and missed by probably 5 yds on ever pass he threw. So my question to all of you is...can you name anybody worse, not even just in the OSU annals?
This post was edited by 330buckeye 2 years ago
Hey, can someone start another Bollman thread too? Please stop the madness.
I'm on it...
We are starting a new writing skills class.
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Beville for Wisconsin years ago. And not to pick on Herbie for his recent dramas and all, but his play on the field was pretty bad at times.
I am an old infantryman. Joe Bauserman was a character guy. For 4 years he played second string and watched himself be passed over by younger stars. For 4 yours, all he did was whatever was asked of him without hesitation or complaint. Without once allowing the vitriol spewed by an unreasonably ungrateful segment of the fan-base to cause him pause or disgruntlement. If I'm going to a fight where it really counts, I'll take a character guy before I take a commentator. If you understand me.
I'll read about either to see no more tressell threads..
Bauserman was not given a worthwhile game plan to work with. The only reason the "game plan" worked for Miller was athletic ability. He even said he improvised against Wisconsin.
Tressel had some very conservative teams that Bauserman could have managed to run. The guy has to have feelings, leave him alone. He never did brag about what he would do - the coaches made the decision to start him - blame it on them.
I hear ya on the basic "thrown to the wolves" aspect, but exactly how basic and conservative offense did we see run compared to the 2011 season? We ran the ball like 85% of the time. and when we did it was an obvious 3rd and long situation.
Bauserman seems like a great all-american guy, never putting himself before the team, but that does't make him a starting qb of one of the most elite programs in the country.
I agree with the above 100%. One of things a coach should never do is put a player in a situation where you know he will have little chance of success. When Pryor left, there really was no suitable QB back up. I think the coaches wanted to protect the true freshman and went with the more experienced Bauserman rather than the QBs that they hadn't sufficiently developed--Kenny Guiton or Taylor Graham. Miller survived on his athleticism. Bauserman simply did not have enough of it for the predictable game plan and for the young receiving corps he played with.
I heard a little something about Sentrell Henderson tonight.
Sarah sorry about the Herpes.
What is the point of this? Nobody gives a shit anymore. You're nine months too late with this topic.
Really? Was he in the weight room busting his ass? Was he in the film room learning defenses? Was he trying to lose weight so he didn't look like an overweight kicker?
No. He bided his time until his number was called and he showed he was unprepared.
I'm so sick of the "joe did his best" arguments on this board. I'm sure he wanted to do well, but is was apparent he didn't put in the preparation to be successful.
Character or not, he dropped the ball when it was his turn to step up.
Who cares? Move on...not everyone was meant for greatness.
You must have missed the "Andy Mocherman" experiment. Steve Bellisari was painfull to watch at times.
Joe didn't get any help at all from the staff, to the scheme, all the way down to having a snap count that everyone on the field knew. Joe was set up to fail from the get go. I think Joe worked hard and did his best. You want to get pissed at someone then get pissed at the staff who started Joe knowing what would happen. And if they didn't know then blame their incompetance for not understanding.
There is a reason why Fickel is not the head coach at Ohio State and probably never will be. Part of that was the decision to start Bauserman.
This post was edited by Gobucks187TTUN 2 years ago
"The only thing That Team Up North will be tasting this year is the salty tears of defeat" - UFM
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but calling a guy the worst QB in the history of the game after he did the best he could and is now gone, qualifies as "bashing a guy who is no longer part of the team", no?
"Why not Arizona? Why not us? Why can't we win it all?''
were you? what was your contribution? How did you bide your time? Loyalty is a two-way street and he demonstrated his. Have you reached the zenith of your profession? If not, somewhere along the line, you must have dropped the ball when it was your turn to "step up". The only question left is: did you do it with character?
Herbie was nowhere near as bad as bauserman.
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Herbie was an option qb. Cooper in his infinite wisdom had Herbie come in and pass and Kent Graham come in and run the option. Tried to fool em all if ya get my drift.
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