Meyer told NFL Media that Haskins was the clear choice to be the starter at Ohio State in 2018, when Burrow transferred out.
“Dwayne Haskins is probably the best quarterback ever to play at Ohio State,” Meyer said.
Well there you have it, folks. I could get a good look at a T-Bone steak by sticking my head up a cow's ass, but I'd rather just take the butchers word for it. He's the expert. And you guys can debate all you want that Ohio State should've never let Joe Burrow go because he tore up the weak SEC defenses, but when the greatest coach of all-time says that Dwayne Haskins is the greatest QB to ever play at Ohio State, well then it's case closed.
I stand with Urban Meyer.
BUT, sheeesh, I will admit that before Urban told me what to think, the "greatest QB in Ohio State history" debate would've taken a little bit of thought for me to answer. I mean, Troy Smith won the Heisman, was 3-0 against Michigan, and went to the BCS title game. Braxton Miller literally put Ohio State back on the map.....was a 2x Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year......and then didn't even return to QB for his final season because we had JT Barrett (4-0 vs. Michigan and most touchdowns in Big Ten history) and Cardale Jones (National Champion).
Speaking of third string Cardale, remember what I said about weak SEC defenses?
Could you imagine the numbers some of these guys would've put up if they didn't have to play in the Big Ten? I mean, every time we play one of these bluebloods outside of the conference, it's like field day. Everyone pads their stats. Would Terrelle Pryor have scored 100 touchdowns in the ACC? What about 2002 National Champion, Craig Krenzel? Remember how that team from The U he beat in the title game was supposed to be the best of all time? Like, ever. In the history of the game.
The more I think about it, Ohio State might have the most impressive group of quarterback pedigree in college football. Who else can match-up to that? And this is only in recent years.....
Oh, and Urban, I'm not disagreeing with you. But I thiiiiiink when it's all said and done, Dwayne Haskins might be #2 of all-time. You know, that freshman that we started this year that threw for 40 touchdowns and 1 interception before the refs single-handidly took away our next National Championship was pretty damn good, too.
I think we're going to have to revisit this list in two years......