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Old 01-10-17, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by clarkgriswold View Post
Wow, amazing how people pile on, especially on JT Barrett, after a loss. I'm not happy as to how he performed late, but the guy has two of the top five passing yardage seasons, the top passing efficiency season, 2 of the top 5 passing yardage seasons and the second highest career per game passing yardage in OSU history, and had the highest career completion percentage coming into the season.

With Barrett, Burrow and Martell, I'm not concerned about the QB position. I'm more concerned with them finding an OC that can run plays to actually get guys open and recruiting some dynamic receivers
I don't think it's piling on so much as a desire to see an open competition for QB next year. There's a lot to admire about Barrett and there's no doubt that the guy has given his all for the Buckeyes. He is a natural leader and I suspect he has a fine coaching career ahead of him.

But after watching the bowl games and playoffs it's clear that there was something wrong with the Bucks downfield passing game. Sure, it may not be Barretts fault but an open QB competition will shed light on that. Coach Meyer has already made aggressive moves in coaching which is good but holding a real QB competition is in the Bucks best interest.

As an aside, I think that the wide receiver position should also be thrown wide open. I have a question for the Buckeye faithful - do you think a kid like Hunter Renfro from Clemson would ever have had a chance to step on the field at Ohio State? To me if you put 3 or 4 receivers on the field at least one of them better be a sure handed, precise route running, possession type of receiver. Who has that been for Ohio State the last couple of years?
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