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QB Justin Fields (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.


    On Fields' level, Pryor and Braxton were close, though neither was as strong a passer as Justin.

    Zwick, Smith, Henton, Barrett and Haskins were all well regarded recruits. QB development during the Bollman era was spotty, at best, but still gave us a Heisman winner who was money in big games aside from one black eye that was more of an OL problem. Barrett, for all his faults, and Haskins exceeded expectations. There's an argument to made the JT's limitations limited us some during his four years, but that's only because of the insane expectations levied by Buckeye Nation. A look at his stats and record puts him among the top B1G qbs of all time. And Haskins was a phenom whose team was held back by a dodgy defense in his one year.

    QB, by and large, has not been as issue at tOSU, aside from a season here or there, for a long time. We're a far cry from _ichigan, Florida or LSU.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
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  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Ok, let's slow down a little.

    If he starts in the fall, he'll be a first-year starter and those guys just don't take over and lead teams into the top-5 of the final polls. I mean, how many of the teams that just finished in the top-5 had first-year starters this year?

    Clemson - 0 starts by a true frosh that took over after a month
    Alabama - 0 starts, but a solid second half in one game for Tua
    Ohio St. - 0 starts for Haskins
    Oklahoma - Murray followed a Heisman Winner and won another
    Ntre Ame - Ian Book took over after a month

    I hope that proves my point. :wink:
  3. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    How many years of eligibility left?
  4. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

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  5. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Five years to play four... so three by my count.
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  6. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    ^Thanks guys
  7. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    If he's anything like though highlights though. Realistically 2 if her gets a waiver 1 if he doesn't.
  8. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I appreciate that Justin has said not one word (that I'm aware of) on social media about the whole Martell business.
  9. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Yeap. In all reality, Haskins should have started twice in Indy. But it is what it is.
    Coaches often have a certain loyalty to their entrenched starting QB. What happened with Bama in 17 and Clemson 18 was far enough out of the norm to warrant quite a bit of writing and several transfers.
    Championship caliber teams rarely bench the established QB.
  10. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    well since you say it like that

  11. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Regarding "beating out Fromm" last year...that would imply there was a legitimate competition. Fromm was coming off a very good freshman season where he led UGA to a NC Game appearance. I'm not sure Kirby Smart had any intention of turning over his QB position after the results he received from Fromm in 2017.
  12. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Well here at tOSU, he has already “beaten out” one QB and he hasn’t even played a down yet. Lol.
  13. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Neither has the QB he “beat out” which is a massive difference than the example you’re referring to.

    Edit: I realize Martell ran read option a few times during games.
  14. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Let's not forget Joe Daniels (RIP). He was a QB wizard and largely responsible for the development of the guys you mentioned. There was a noticeable drop-off in QB development afterwards.
  15. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Martell seemed to imply several days/tweets ago that he did, in fact, have a leg up.

    That said, it was a tongue in check post sir.
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