Should Dwayne Haskins Have Started Over J.T. Barrett In 2017?

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Should Dwayne Haskins Have Started Over J.T. Barrett In 2017?

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Should Dwayne Haskins Have Started Over J.T. Barrett In 2017?


J.T. Barrett’s Big Ten and Ohio State records speak for themselves, but with what we’ve seen from Dwayne Haskins, why was he just now given the keys to the Ohio State offense?


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We are now six weeks into the college football season and there’s one thing that keeps entering into my mind, and like a Nickelback song, it just won’t go away. I know this is a polarizing topic, and I don’t want to take anything away from the player and leader J.T. Barret was, but I have to ask.

Should Dwayne Haskins have been the starter last year, and not the fifth-year fiery competitor J.T. Barrett?

I know, I know, Barrett unleashed some third-degree felonies on Ohio State and Big Ten records, but hear me out. Because what we’ve seen from Dwayne Haskins makes the question a legitimate one.

And before we go there, let me first get all the asterisks and caveats out-of-the-way. Nobody knows the Ohio State team or spends more time with it than Urban Meyer and the rest of the coaching staff. That means the bulk of all of us that sit on the couch with a computer to criticize aren’t there at practice or team meetings to get a gauge on some of the intangibles that can be a separator.

I’m also a huge fan of J.T. Barrett’s. I think he’s one of the best competitors and role models you could ask for from a kid thrust into a fishbowl in Columbus.

But …

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