What a game! I don't have any fingernails left.
Although I don't believe Barrett will ever throw a pass in the NFL, he's a perfect clone of Tim Tebow, another Urban Meyer product. He's even got that long, deliberate delivery like Tebow. But someone will draft him, maybe Cleveland.
Is Urban really the de-facto coach of special teams? If so he needs to hire someone else to fill that role because OSU's special teams are pathetic. But as a team I thought they showed a lot of mental toughness tonight.
I think JT Barrett is the Heisman WINNER if he keeps on playing the way he is.
20-something TDs. NO INTs.
Did not turn the ball over against PSU (unless you want to count the fumble), who has one of the best defensive turnover rates in College Football. They are something like +19, not counting last night.
Some poor GM schmuck in that upper league will pass on Barrett and take Darnold, who has looked absolutely TERRIBLE this year when the pressure was on. Darnold needs at least one more year of development at the collegiate level before he's ready for the next level. Missing on easy throws/reads. Throwing behind receivers. Not accurate. Has something like 12 INTs. That's not going to cut it. But I'll bet he smells the green at the end of the year and declares. Which will be very dumb.
The knock I have on JT Barrett is--he thinks too much. He is very intelligent. His throws on deep routes come too slow and the receiver usually has to wait on the ball instead of hitting it in stride. It's because Barrett is pondering on it. Forget about all that and let it zip, young man.
I also think Barrett will be fine at the next level in the right situation, but it can't be Cleveland or Jacksonville or any place like that where he can't be coached up.
Also think he would be a great Brady replacement in New England. Think about it. They were saying the same things about Tom Brady 17 years ago at Michigan (puke).
One more knock. Urban Meyer QBs do not do well at the next level. That may not be JT Barrett's fault. You could say that he's system but I disagree. Watch the last 2 minutes of that game last night for details. That was a pro-level 2 minute speed boat offense lead by a premier QB. Also, 16 completions in a row sounds like Who? See the paragraph above. #12. New England Patriots.