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Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett completed 25 of 35 attempts for 302 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the school's 42-27 win over Indiana.

Barrett added another 78 yards on the ground. What Barrett does so well is decipher what he is seeing, both pre and post snap. As many have stated, it will be interesting to see what Urban Meyer does with Barrett and Braxton Miller next season. We doubt Barrett sits.
Nov 22 - 3:39 PM

Ohio State sophomore DE Joey Bosa has been named one of four finalists for the Lombardi Award, given annually to the nation's top lineman or linebacker.

The 6-foot-5, 278-pound leads the Big Ten in sacks with 11.5 on the year, and ranks fifth nationally. The Buckeyes' prospect needs 2.5 sacks to tie Vernon Gholston’s school record of 14. The sophomore standout won't be draft eligible until after the 2015 campaign.
Nov 20 - 2:07 PM

Ohio State junior DB Armani Reeves will return from a three-game absence on Saturday.

Reeves had missed the previous three games with a mystery ailment. Head coach Urban Meyer previously talked about Reeves having issues focusing, though there has not been talk of a concussion. "Armani’s a great kid and a heck of a player, an emotional guy and give us a little spark," said Meyer. "He had a good week in practice, he’s ready to go."
Nov 19 - 9:52 PM

An NFC West scout told NFL.com that Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett was a "revelation" against Minnesota on Saturday.

The scout said that Barrett's improvement from last spring was "amazing," going on to add that he thought Barrett was "definitely tracking toward being an NFL quarterback." It will be interesting to see if Barrett can keep this kind of production (64% completions for 2,356 yards and 38 total touchdowns to eight interceptions) when coaches have a full season of film on him and an off-season to scheme.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 19 - 7:05 PM

SI's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans spoke with one NFL scout who expressed plenty of concern about Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller's play and evaluation.

"When (Miller) makes plays, it’s always running around," the scout said. "It’s not a rhythm, timing thing... For what (Ohio State does), he’s really good. For what the NFL does, not so good." The evaluator went on to say OSU cannot sit J.T. Barrett next year if Miller does return. And on Miller, the scout does not believe he has the instincts of Denard Robinson as a runner, but a change in running back is likely in his future.
Nov 19 - 2:31 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline reports it is a very real possibility junior Ohio State T Taylor Decker declares for the NFL draft.

Pauline notes the Buckeyes' recent success and high expectations for the 2015 could factor into Decker staying. He has looked good shifting from right tackle to left tackle to replace Jack Mewhort.
Nov 19 - 10:39 AM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that a championship is "at the doorstep now."

"We wake up every day to compete for championships in November," Meyer said. "It's at the doorstep now." The Buckeyes were ranked at No. 6 in the latest playoff update released on Tuesday. In terms of how they might bump higher in the rankings, Meyer indicated that margin of victory was "not even going to be addressed" prior to the team's game against Indiana on Saturday. Given that Ohio State has put up five games with 50+ points scored, they might be able to run up the score without really trying.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 9:43 PM

Several sources who spoke with NFL.com's Albert Breer said that Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller does not currently intend to transfer.

Miler's plans, according to these sources, are to "lead the Buckeyes in 2015." At the beginning of the season, head coach Urban Meyer said that Miller would not lose the starting job because of injury. However, given J.T. Barrett's all-world play, there will now be a competition in the spring. There's no guarantee that Miller will win that competition. It's still possible that Miller opts to transfer, but at least for now, that does not appear to be the way his head is leaning.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 18 - 9:17 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett said that he "definitely didn't have breakaway speed."

Offensive coordinator Tom Herman said that Barrett is "deceptively fast," going on to observe that the redshirt freshman has "good, effective football speed." Barrett won't ever be mistaken for Braxton Miller in his ability to melt defenses with his feet, but on Saturday he did have an impressive 86-yard touchdown run against Minnesota. He ended up with 189 yards on the ground. This season, Barrett has rushed for 771 yards on 136 attempts. Anything he does with his feet is a cherry on top of the sundae, as he's already one of the best pocket passers in the country and a sleeper Heisman candidate, having accounted for 38 total touchdowns.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 7:08 PM

NFL.com analyst Mike Huguenin wrote that if Braxton Miller chose to transfer, he could possibly land at Mississippi State, Oregon or UCLA.

Miller and current Buckeye starter J.T. Barrett are set to compete in camp next spring, but speculation about a possible Miller transfer has been bubbling for several weeks. Analyst Huguenin speculated that the best spots for a Miller transfer would be schools that have outgoing draftable quarterbacks. That means Oregon (Marcus Mariota), UCLA (Brett Hundley) and Mississippi State (Dak Prescott). As to the Oregon possibility, Huguenin wrote that Mariota "is more advanced as a passer than Miller, but Miller is a more physical runner, and adding him to the stable of backs already on Oregon's campus -- wow." This is all fun speculation. For the time being, the most likely place Miller will end up playing next year is Ohio State.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 18 - 4:17 PM

Ohio State sophomore RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 91 yards on 18 carries in Saturday's 31-24 win over Minnesota.

Quarterback J.T. Barrett (17 carries, 189 yards) did the most ground-damage in this one for the Buckeyes, but sophomore Elliott was able to get his, too. The 6-foot, 225-pound back is an explosive runner and scouts love his combination of strength and speed. He's rushed for 954 yards and seven touchdowns on 167 carries this season. Those numbers should see an uptick next year. ESPN's Todd McShay recently stated that he believed Elliott was a better outside runner than former Buckeye Carlos Hyde, now of the San Francisco 49ers.
Nov 16 - 3:48 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett completed 15 of 25 attempts for 200 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the school's 31-24 win over Minnesota.

Barrett's biggest play was an 86 yard touchdown run, but as a whole he rushed for 189 yards. The redshirt freshman continues to make great decisions (outside of one overthrow on a vertical shot) and it is obvious he's ahead of his time in terms of processing coverages pre and post snap.
Nov 15 - 3:34 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that Ohio State sophomore WR Michael Thomas was a "star in the making."

Thomas certainly looks like a No. 1 wideout. He has a big frame at 6-foot-3, 203 pounds. Still just a sophomore, he is Ohio State's leading receiver with 31 catches for 538 yards and seven touchdowns. We're probably just seeing the surface of Thomas' talent this season. He's a name to keep an eye on when he's eligible for the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 13 - 11:10 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted that Ohio State senior WR Devin Smith was "deadly on vertical routes."

Brugler wrote that Smith was a reliable deep target for freshman QB J.T. Barrett. Earlier in the week, though, the analyst pointed out several flaws in Smith's game, namely that he shows "inconsistent tracking skills" which can lead to dropped balls. ESPN's Kevin Weidl blatantly disagreed with that assessment a few days later, tweeting that the senior "tracks it naturally." Smith has made 22 catches for 564 yards and eight touchdowns. He's averaging 27.2 YPC.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 13 - 10:58 PM

NFL Media's Bucky Brooks believes senior QB Braxton Miller should move to RB if he stays at Ohio State in 2015.

"(J.T. Barrett) is a better passer. He's a better quarterback," Brooks said. "Braxton Miller should move to running back... I think that would be the best thing for him. I don't think he's a wide receiver and he's not a quarterback." Brooks added he does not think head coach urban Meyer could look at his team and believe the Buckeyes are better off with Miller as the starting quarterback next season. Meyer had previously been adamant Miller would be his starter once returning, but then seemed non-committal in recent weeks.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 13 - 9:31 AM


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