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QB Justin Fields (Official Thread)

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

  1. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    My recalculation came to 59 as well!
  2. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    I was watching that show Street Smarts one day, and they were filming at the Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas. One of the questions was "what is the Girl Scout motto?" The guy thought about it for a long time. His answer was "Sell, sell, sell!" :lol:
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    How Much Can Justin Fields Do This Season For The Buckeyes?


    If you ducked out the door from work a little early on Friday, you might have missed some big news that Ohio State football program had been waiting on.

    Quarterback Justin Fields, who transferred from Georgia in January, was declared immediately eligible to play for the Buckeyes.

    The news was expected, but still a huge deal for the 2019 team.

    For one thing, it ensures that OSU has three scholarship quarterbacks eligible to play this fall.

    But it also gives the Buckeyes a uniquely-talented playmaker, considered one of the top passing and running quarterback prospects in recent years.

    Now, the question is how quickly Fields can pick up the Buckeyes’ offense.

    Before he transferred to Miami, Tate Martell warned that it wasn’t easy to contribute your first year in the system.

    “It’s an NFL-type of offense, so it’s difficult to learn,” Martell said in December. “It takes people a while to get it down. Even Dwayne (Haskins), I was talking to Dwayne about it, he was like, ‘Well, it took me over a year to feel like I was even comfortable on the field.’ Now, after two years of being in, I know what I’m doing. I’m on point with everything I do. I’m running the offense.”

    It’s easy to dismiss that as just big talk designed to scare Fields away. But OSU head coach Ryan Day seemed to back up Martell’s general point last week, when he said they might have to simplify things for Fields in year one.

    “I think there’s a lot of things that you save in the first year. I think it’s all about what you put on a quarterback’s plate,” Day said. “I think they can handle so much in the first year, then you get into year two and three, they start to be able to take more on as it goes.”

    It’s still very early in the learning process for Fields, but he said he’s making some progress.

    “Well, I have great coaches around here, so I think I’m picking up the offense pretty well. We’re just meeting every day and I should pick up the offense pretty well. Hopefully,” Fields said.

    Fields was ranked as the No. 2 quarterback in 2018 recruiting class by the 247 Composite. The only player who finished ahead of him at the position, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, is an example of the difference a first-year quarterback can make for a program.

    He just has to be a generational talent – and a quick learner. But Day said he sees some parallels there.

    “You look at what Lawrence did at Clemson this year, early on they were really careful with him, didn’t expose him to a bunch. I think that’s part of having a young quarterback.”

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  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Wow, we've won big people. Everyone is seriously excited and should be. I still don't think we've all realized just yet though how much we've won.

    Cant. Freaking. Wait.
  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Fields seems to have what JT brought with his legs and what DH brought with his arm. A very rare and elite player. Hopefully he has the leadership skills to get the job done both on and off the field.
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  6. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Looks/sounds like he's got his head on straight. Fields, Baldwin, Miller should be a helluva run if Day & Co. can keep things together.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Justin Fields is like a new toy you know you're getting for Christmas, but it's July so you spend the next months dreaming about what it's going to be like when you can finally play with it.

    In this case, the toy is Justin Fields, and the dreams are highlight videos and film studies.

    I know how it goes, and I'm right there with y'all. Between now and August, I'll probably have seen every snap the fellow took at UGA and in high school 7 times. But what else do you want me to do?'s Jake Burns put together a nice little film study on Fields for our viewing and reading enjoyment, complete with cutups of plays from his high school days and his freshman season at UGA.

    Here are a few selected #takes from the piece:

    At 6-3, 225 pounds ,a player should not be able to move this well. He has a natural gracefulness about the way he runs with the ability to stop and start on a dime. There are too many clips to count of his high school days where he eludes defenders with ease and is simply too fast for the competition.
    Fields put several reps together where he displayed an ability to sit in the pocket, decipher the defense, and make an accurate throw despite pressure. These are extremely difficult throws for young quarterbacks. He anticipates the his "Z" receiver coming open on the cross once he clears the middle zone and delivers an accurate YAC (yards after catch) ball to his wide receiver.
    Fields runs the ball like a running back. He is both powerful and agile. He will pull the ball down within the pocket and make plays on the run. Here against Middle Tennessee, Fields feels the coverage and decides to run. He erases an angle to the sideline and makes a defensive back miss with shifty hips. It comes easy for him.

    I'm unreasonably stoked for the spring game, knowing full well it's just going to be a gigantic tease.

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    A must see: Several great videos in the embeded link (above) or link below.
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Just over one month after he arrived at Ohio State following his transfer from Georgia, new Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ request for a waiver for immediate eligibility was approved by the NCAA last Friday.

    Following the successful outcome of a process that often takes several months to reach a resolution, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is pleased with how quickly a decision was reached and how both Georgia and the NCAA worked with Ohio State to allow for a ruling in Fields’ favor.

    “It worked extremely well,” Smith said in an interview with Eleven Warriors on Thursday. “It moved swiftly. I know people probably thought it should move faster, but frankly, in our space, it actually moved pretty quickly.”

    It helped, Smith said, that Justin Kume – Ohio State’s associate athletic director for football compliance – already knew Georgia’s director of football compliance. Smith, meanwhile, had conversations with Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity, and said he has a “great relationship” with the people at the NCAA who oversee the transfer waiver process.

    Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade reported last week that Georgia initially filed a written response with the NCAA objecting to Fields’ waiver request. Smith said Georgia acquiesced, however, after seeing Fields’ written statement to the NCAA and recognizing that Fields did not make any accusations about the University of Georgia’s culture as a whole.

    “They were concerned. And they were only concerned about they hadn’t seen a statement. So they were only concerned about what the accusations would be. And rightfully so,” Smith said of Georgia’s initial objection. “I agreed with them. They wanted to be clear that it wasn’t about environment. It wasn’t about Athens of the University of (Georgia). It was a single case, and Justin and his family did a great job in articulating that it was a single case, a single incident.”

    Fields’ decision to transfer from Georgia, and subsequent appeal to the NCAA for a waiver for immediate eligibility, stemmed in part from an incident that occurred in September, when Georgia baseball player Adam Sasser used a racial slur toward Fields during the Bulldogs’ football game against Tennessee. Sasser was ultimately dismissed from the Georgia baseball team, and Smith applauded the way Georgia handled that situation, saying it was not indicative of the culture in Athens.

    “They don’t have an environment where they’re not respectful to African-Americans or women,” Smith said of Georgia. “This was a single incident involving two people. So it was not anything about their culture. And I wanted to make sure that they understood that we understood that.

    “They handled that situation masterfully. Back in the day, when I was coming up, none of that stuff was dealt with the way they dealt with it. So I applauded them. And so at the end of the day, that was a concern for theirs and Justin and his family, where they really addressed that concern.”

    Fields’ case for immediate eligibility has drawn plenty of skepticism, as many people have questioned whether the true motivation for his transfer was the opportunity to start this season at Ohio State, whereas he would have remained Jake Fromm's backup for at least one more year at Georgia. Critics of the NCAA’s ruling have expressed concern that his waiver will open the floodgates for anyone to transfer and be immediately eligible, even if that transfer is only motivated by a desire for more playing time.

    Smith, however, believes that Fields’ reason for leaving Georgia is genuine and that it should not set a precedent for other student-athletes to freely transfer and receive immediate eligibility.

    “I was hopeful that everybody would understand that it’s a single case, and I think the NCAA got it right,” Smith said. “It was an egregious situation.”

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Why Was Ohio State the Right Fit For Justin Fields?


    When Justin Fields decided to leave Georgia and enter the transfer portal, he could have gone anywhere in the country.

    As one of the top two quarterbacks in the 2018 recruiting class, no head coach was going to turn him away if he showed up on their doorstep.

    When evaluating which doorstep he wanted to approach, Fields looked at coaches and quarterbacks to see who had the kind of offense that he would want to play in.

    It was no surprise that Ohio State and Oklahoma were the two most prominent names mentioned during his re-recruitment. Both schools have had either record-setting quarterbacks or Heisman winners each of the past two years. And both schools also happened to be looking for a new starting quarterback.

    Fields eventually settled on Ohio State, doing so for a number of reasons.

    “Well, first off, I think Coach Day is a great coach, a great offensive-minded coach,” Fields said. “So, yeah, Coach Day is a great coach and he is smart as I can see already. I’ve met with him and gone through some plays, and I can already tell he’s a great offensive-minded coach.”

    It also didn’t hurt Ohio State’s chances that Fields and former Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins were friends and have trained together in the offseason.

    Haskins was able to provide honest, accurate answers for any questions that Fields had about Day and life as a Buckeye.

    “Yeah, me and Dwayne, we’re pretty close friends,” Fields said. “And I would say talking with him and getting a grasp of what Coach Day is like and what he told me. It was great to see what he did last year and I’m just hoping to do the same thing.”

    Once Fields made his decision, Haskins was also able to give him a first-hand account of what it takes to be Ohio State’s starting quarterback.

    “He told me to lead with your mouth,” Fields said. “He told me he had trouble early in his career talking it up, but as you get more and more comfortable you’ll start to take over the team and start leading.”

    Ryan Day didn’t necessarily make the case as to why Ohio State was right for Fields. The Buckeye football program is hardly a secret, nor was the season Dwayne Haskins just had.

    Rather, Day presented facts and wanted to make sure the fit was a good one.

    And Fields wasn’t looking for a pitch anyway.

    “They really didn’t give me a sales pitch because they already knew I’d been through the recruiting process, so they weren’t trying to sell me,” he said. “They didn’t really have to do that much, just going based off what Dwayne did last year and how much success he had in this offense. I felt like I could come in and hopefully do the same thing that he did.”

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  10. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Methinks that we're all hoping that Fields will come in, take over, and take over at a level equal to or exceeding that of Haskins. Tate was correct in that it takes a while to absorb all that is expected as an tOSU quarterback. It seems like he has the tools, savvy, cool, leadership (?) skills inherent in a QB, just lacks the on-the-field experience. Already looking forward to Spring Game, as it should be a QB battle much like that of last year between Dwayne and Joe. Coach Day has an incredible chance to cement himself as a 'QB Whisperer' in what he did with Haskins, and if Fields proves out, then him as well. Two years, and then Miller, man what a great line-up. Unfortunately there's only one football to go around. Go Bucks
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  11. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I think we're all hoping for that, but we're also counting on his running to cushion the learning curve. No way he's Haskins right away in this offense, but I think he's athletic enough to keep the chains moving while we work toward that.
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  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  13. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Welcome to Ohio State, kid. Here's 20 cameras in your face on the first week of March.
    brodybuck21 and jenkinswoody like this.
  14. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    "Yes sir".

    All I have to hear. Will be easy to root him this guy.
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  15. Go Bucks!!!

    Go Bucks!!! Rookie

    Who allowed a guy with a blue sweatshirt in???

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