So, it’s inevitable that the guy who chose a kid to be his starting quarterback instead of another who wound up winning the national championship and a Heisman Trophy along the way — at some place other than Ohio State — would be asked if he made the right call.
“The guy” being Urban Meyer, what would you expect him to say in response? This, of course:
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.
Still, Meyer thinks highly of Burrow, saying that he did a good job of catching up and improving despite not being at Haskins’ level when the two were both in Columbus.
“Joe was a little behind. You know why? Joe was also Mr. Ohio in basketball and they had a great team in the state championships, and he’s just one of those all-purpose tough guy leaders,” Meyer said. “Joe Burrow is a no brainer. Absolute no brainer. Can he throw as accurately as Dwayne? He’s improved, but he wasn’t that way. But his leadership skills, his toughness, competitive — you talk about a competitive maniac, that’s who Joe Burrow is.”
It’s nice that Corch thinks highly of Burrow. It’s just that he thinks more highly of himself.