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Listening to FRR (free Monday version) right now. Wow, Trubisky is really well spoken—smart kid. Racking in offer from the likes of Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, etc. Grew up rooting for the Buckeyes. I really hope we get this kid and Kimbrough in this class. Got to keep Ohio kids at home as much as possible.
"Buckeye born and bred, a Buckeye 'til I'm dead"
Why in the world do we need this kid in this class? All we will do is ride the pine and eat up a scholarship for five years.
No way can he beat out the likes of what we have started here now.
Urban has already selected and is targeting the ones he wants for 2018 from the 2014 recruiting class.
How do you know he will ride the pine? Trubisky is a great athlete and a polished, skilled QB. It remains to be seen if Miller ever develops into a great QB; Great athlete sure but will he ever really become a great QB? Same for Barrett, how much work does he need on mechanics? Trubisky doesn't need much work on his mechanics.
I really like Trubisky. His stats are impressive and he was not only first team D-I but D-I offensive POY as a junior. Mentor went 11-2 with its 2nd loss by 6 to St. Ignatius in the quarterfinals.
But word was that amid those great stats and accolades, he had at least one bad game. In Mentor's 3rd game, which was a 38-24 win over St. Ignatius, he was 28 of 44 (64%) for 469 yards and 3 TDs, plus 84 yards and two TDs rushing. But in their 23-17 regional playoff loss to Iggy, in which Mentor was seeded #1 and Iggy #2, he was hounded most of the night and completed 12 of 28 passes (43%) for 189 yards, 1 TD and an INT. So which QB is he: Dr. Jekyll of Iggy #1 or Mr. Hyde of Iggy #2?
And that's why the staff wanted to see him throw, possibly less for mechanics than checking his decision-making process under pressure.
That's my thinking. Sometimes the QB you think will start (Zwick) sits behind the one you thought would ride the pine (Smith).
There are lots of rumblings about Jones and Urban being unhappy with one another, with Jones transferring out. If true, this would free up space for Trubisky.
Anyone here how his visit to Bama went? Must not have been great because he didn't commit to Douche Bag Saban.
Mig, Urban never has said much about Jones. Has not seemed very high on him from the start. Just what I got from it.
I also really enjoyed his interview on FRR today. Sounds like a very intelligent kid. I thought Dan Rubin using the word "tactical" to describe him was pretty accurate.
If he was a must get he'd have a commitable offer! He did sound good though.
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If Urban is recruiting him their is a reason and I would say that beating out Guiton right off the top of my head would be a possibility:)
If he wants to be a Buckeye and we have the scholarships to make it so, then I would not have any problem with it. If we don't offer then he'll just commit to some other top 20 program. I doubt that an average QB could light up St Ig
Not what we need. He is prone to interceptions against top tier competition. Had a poor performance against St. Ignatius.
You missed the boat. In the regular season game Trubisky torched Ignatius for about 560 yards total offense; over 400 passing and over 100 rushing. He did similar things to just about everybody else during the year: and that was just his Jr year.
In the State tournament, Ignatius is a different animal. If Chuck Kyle gets a second game against a team, especially one he lost to, pitty the fool who trys to beat him. That was
Trubisky's only not so hot game.....The Iggy D would have dominated Joe Montana that night.
I saw 3 of his games live and I see a young Aaron Rodgers. If we don't get him he will come back to haunt us.
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The comparisons I've heard have been to Alex Smith who was smart as a whip (graduated in two years after entering Utah with 64 college credit hours earned in HS), a great leader and a superb athlete. He was also overlooked by bigger programs in his backyard (maybe because Reggie Bush was his teammate), which is why he went to Utah and went on to become the first overall pick.
I don't know much, but when I watch his film, it seems like he lobs a bunch of his throws. Yes, he completes many of them....but against B1G and better DB's, I wonder how many would be picks? He is not top tier in terms of running abilitiy..not like Braxton or Barrett, so I wonder if he is really a great fit for our system. Look, if he is a Buckeye fan and can come here and be the next Art Schlichter....then I'm all for it. But it isn't the late 70's anymore. There is a new sheriff in town. JMO
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Im not sure if he is a "must get", but i do agree we need Ohio Boys. I hate to see an Ohio kid who dreamed for playing for us, go to another program. especially scUM or another BIG school
Kids aren't anything until they prove it on the field. Remember when Justin Zwick was the future of the program and Troy Smith was being asked to switch positions? How did *that* one work out?
Badger Alumni, Lifelong Buckeye.
Tebow lacked mechanics but he could run UFM's offense. The key word being "run."
In all fairness, Iggy head coach has team prepared in the playoffs. Seeing Mentor in regular season was a huge advantage to get ready for playoffs. Iggy makes a lot of teams look average in the playoffs. The cream always seems to rise to the top in the playoffs at Iggy.
Didn't Iggy knock off Zwick and Massillon, and Clarett and Warren Harding in 2001 to make the state finals?
To base a player's future potential on one playoff game v. Iggy is asinine.
Iggy has been one of the best D1 programs in Ohio for the last 20+ years. Amazing program.
I remember people saying the same thing about Troy Smith, when we recruited Justin Zwick, look how that one turned out.
I'm not sure I understand your post. No one's basing Trubisky's potential based on one playoff game. But since you brought it up, shouldn't the cream rise to the top for teams playing against Iggy as much as for Iggy? He had a great regular season game, then flopped in the playoffs. He beat Iggy once, so why not twice? Did Iggy's aura get inside his head, maybe psych him out? Are you saying Iggy's players rose up to the challenge better than Trubisky and Mentor's did? Are we going to make those kinds of excuses for OSU's QB if we lose another NC game? Think Troy Smith was happy with how he finished his senior year and closed out his OSU career? Think he wouldn't kill for a do-over?
Word has been that Trubisky's offer is not commitable because OSU's coaches want to see him work out. That doesn't make him a bad QB. It just means they want to be sure. Tebow's got all kinds of well publicized issues throwing the football but he's unquestionably one of the best leaders college football's ever seen. Urban Meyer is the last guy to be scared off by a QB's mechanics. Getting a commitable offer will come down to Trubisky's competitiveness and courage and leadership.
He's got a solid offer from Alabama. Nuff said. I think Saban knows a lot more about QB potential than any of us..
and Urban Meyer for that matter... the argument is not wether he is talented or not, but rather do we need another QB in this class. I think Barret is enough especially with miller only being a Soph this year, Kenny Guiton, and Cardale Jones on the roster.. i dont know if we take another QB this year.
Here's an idea: let's just make our recruiting to offer anyone and everyone Saban offers. If they're good 'nuff for him, they should be good 'nuff for us, is that what you're saying?
Nuff said indeed!
Okay let's look at some possibilities.
Guiton 2013 Gone leaving Miller (Sr) and Barrett (a red shirt freshman)
Miller 2014 Gone leaving Barrett (a red shirt sophomore) and a couple of incoming frosh
Jones 2012 Gone (probably as early as this Spring)
Barrett 2017 Gone
I just don't think this projects as enough experienced depth to address injuries. Wiith Jones leaving I think the sooner we can get someone in to start building experience the better. I think it very important, if possible, to bring in two QBs in 2013 and 2014.
Well luckily for this opinion OSU is looking at two big guys for 2014
1) William Crest - #3 Pro-Style Quarterback - Baltimore, MD (Dunbar) who is SUPER high on OSU.
2) Dareian Watkins - #8 -ATH (Dual Threat QB) Galion, OH (Galion)
If we get crest after following Barrett and still have miller for 2 years that is a pretty deep QB rotation. You can't really argue with 3 guys that most teams in the country would love to have for starters let alone have the luxury of having as backups.
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