Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by GoPokeU, Jan 13, 2012.
Neither. He is talking about the kid out of Arkansas.
Major Applewhite, less recently. He was Big12 freshman of the year and did not redshirt.
I tend to think he's going to redshirt this year.
I agree. I think he probably needs a year to fully understand our playbook and all the intricacies of it. We will see!
Depends how much we've gone away from Holgerson's playbook. DH said he only had like 5 plays, just a ton of different ways to line up and run them.
If he is the best, play him. Anything else would be asinine. In fact, if he is second best, hold him back if you can (ala Arizona last year), but give him the second most number of snaps in practice.
If the kid red shirts, then he'll fall too far behind Walsh to ever start unless Walsh gets hurt or until Lunt is a Senior, which is a prescription for Lunt to become the next Alex Cate.
Push him from the get go!
I vote RS with the hope that Chelf is as good as some people say he is - two highly recruited prospects transferred because they couldn't beat him out for second string (a good sign)
I can't remember who these two were. Can you tell us. Thanks!
If he falls behind Walsh and never starts, it's because Chelf and Walsh were better. You don't push someone to the front of the queue just because they're supposed to be good if someone else ahead of them is actually better.
On top of my head,
Tyler Bray - Tennessee
Braxton Miller - tOSU
David Ash - Texas
Why would Lunt be on campus so soon if he had any plan of red shirting?
Nobody "plans on redshirting" ever. But it happens.
Im surprised so many people are thinking Lunt will jump Walsh. Walsh was a top recruit (in fact higher than Lunt) and has a year under his belt. I would be shocked if its not either Chelf or Walsh. With that being said if Lunt comes in and they are all even then I think they should go with Lunt seeing as he fits the current style of offense we are running. this Spring will be very interesting.
Come on guys, he's 6'6", and maybe still growing. He'll probably need to redshirt just for physical development regardless of skill level. That's a tough frame for a kid to grow into quickly. I'd hate to see him get a serious injury by getting rushed in.
Who said I said that? What do you think, "If he is best, play him," means?
"If he is second best, hold him back (red shirt) if you can, but give him the second most snaps," is what I said. How is that pushing him to the front of the queue?
Tell me what it is that I said (using quotes), that suggest I said to push him to the front of the queue. If you can't, I'll accept your apology.
You play the QB that gives you the best chance to win now, has nothing to do with the classification, if you can win equally with Lunt or Walsh then you RS Lunt, if you can't then don't be foolish wasting a RS if the guy is ready, if Gundy thinks Walsh or Chelf can get us 8-9 wins then I would expect him to RS Lunt, if not he may play
And what about when Lunt is chosen to start this year and Chelf, Walsh, and Garman all transfer?
I also recall Terrelle Pryor and Matthew Stafford. I think the bottom line is that a true freshman isn't too unusual, but it often occurs because of a lack of talent and/or leadership from upperclassmen. I don't think we have that problem with Chelf and Walsh.
I'm glad to know we all have you to thank for the mind-blowing concept of "if he is the best, play him", though.
As seems to be the case on this board, you're in love with Wes Lunt's high school measurables and want desperately for him to win the starting job to validate your devotion.
Miller and Ash are not want I would call pocket passers..
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