It’s kind of amazing to listen to guys making millions of dollars a year managing a football program whine about managing a football program.
… Last spring, the Buckeyes touted four quarterbacks recruited and developed in-house: Matthew Baldwin, Joe Burrow, Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell. All have since left the program.
Haskins put in a one-and-done year as the starter, parlaying his breakout campaign into a first-round slot in the recent NFL draft. Burrow transferred to LSU last May, quickly becoming the Tigers’ starter. Martell left this offseason for Miami (Fla.) and entered the fray for the Hurricanes’ starting job. This month, Baldwin announced he would be transferring to TCU.
“You think he has three years left and he comes for one, throws 50 touchdown passes and is a first-round draft pick,” Day said of Haskins, “he left things uneasy and almost a mess. So we had to kind of figure all that out in short order.”
“(H)e left things uneasy and almost a mess.” The selfish little bastard! Why, I bet if the Ohio State coaches had known up front Haskins was going to leave after his third year, they would have… what, exactly? Told Tate Martell to stick around?
“You never know, you feel really good about your quarterback position and then you look up one day and everybody’s gone,” said SMU coach Sonny Dykes. “It’s almost like you recruit a good quarterback every year and you expect somebody to leave every other year.”
Damn, it must suck to be a head coach these days. I mean, having to do your job and all…