Ohio State QB Joe Burrow (Potential Grad Transfer)

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    Will Jake Allen transfer if Jones is ahead of him? I could see us taking Burrow if that happens.
    However, UF will never be an elite team if we are hoping a 3rd string transfer should be the starting QB.
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    This is a transition year. Emory doesn't look like he will be ready till at least 2019. If we want to make a bowl game we need an upgrade at QB.
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    Meyer’s teams have historically been pretty stacked at QB. For example, Tim Tebow and Cam Newton at Florida, and then Meyer won a championship with his 3rd string QB at OSU. I would gladly take Meyer’s 2nd option at QB.
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    transfer QB worked out well for us last year so might as well do it again
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    You forgot something: :emoji_upside_down:
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    If Burrow can run Mullen's playbook better than Franks/Trask, then I'm all for it. I'm not convinced, but I'll trust our new coaches. However, if Burrow does come, I can't imagine Trask, Franks, or Allen are around to play next spring. We'd probably be looking at a JUCO or another Grad Transfer to give Emory competition next year (I doubt JJ would be ready).
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    I think he was kidding but in reality our last two transfer QBs have probably been better than our homegrown ones.

    Lots of talk about Burrows to Florida. He would have the most experience in the system (or one close enough) and we might need help until we are ready to keep up with the Joneses.
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    He'd be the starter the second he steps on campus. The kid is legit.
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    I don't see the downfall in taking him- adds more competition, we have scholarships available, he's a better fit for the scheme than 3 out of the 4 current QBs on the roster and you have to think one of them won't be on the roster in by the start 2019 at the latest (I think this is true with or without him coming in). If he wins the job would be a nice bridge to either Jones while giving them time to develop and after two years he's gone so doesn't impact signing a QB in 2020.
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    While I typically hate the idea of grad transfers, especially at QB, this is why I like this. The two years of eligibility makes a lot of difference in this case and he could be the perfect bridge to EJ, who I agree probably needs a couple years to develop.

    I guess much depends on whether Franks and/or Trask "get it" with the new offense and are actually productive (not just workable). I like the idea of more competition and I like the idea of a guy who already knows the offensive system. And I like the idea that we'd have him for two years, with no year to wait. Plus, my guess is Urban will be "encouraging" him to come to UF over Cincinnati and Nebraska.
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    That is an excellent article by Miles about Burrow, where he notes that the only reason he might not be the Starter at OSU is because, the other options are even better. With 2 years left, he'd have time to meld with the O and although it would take him longer than Franks or Trask, he may be better than them, possibly, and 2 years would give time for the Jones boys to develop.

    Of course, this next year, we may see Burrow leading OSU to a Big 10 Championship, he has the most experience among the competition.

    I'd think that Coach Mullen, who, like any good coach wants as much competition at every position as he can get, would consider Burrow as a transfer.

    Apparently, Coach White is also considering a transfer possibility. The world of College Sports is really curious and interestingly complex.
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    I don't know that it would take him longer. He's essentially been running the same offense for the last 2 years. Trask and Franks have been running it for 3 weeks. And, remember, Mullen and Urban developed this scheme together. This isn't a case of the understudy picking it up from the mentor.
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    I am sorry but I am tired of QB transfers.:oops: Can we just not develop what we have:rolleyes:

    Trust Mullen's Coaching.
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    He's got 2 years of eligability. I get it on the rent a player for a year guys, but like I said, this would seem to be an excellent (provided Franks and Trask are mediocre or worse) transition to Jones to start as a RSSo.
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    Grad transfers have been huge for b-ball the last 2 years.
    3 Gor in 18 and Canyon Barry in 17 have been huge.

    I know it's different sports but a Gator has to hope.
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    FAU has highly regarded transfer QBs from FSU and Oklahoma on their roster and recently took a visit from a grad transfer and former starting QB at Arizona, who has more starting experience than Franks. Could argue that FAU could potentially have 3 QBs more highly regarded than any on our roster, with exception of recent addition
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    Very impressive High School numbers from a completion % and TD/Int ratio standpoint. Accuracy is generally not improved at this point in their athletic life. No matter how many coaches think they can drastically improve it.
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    He'd immediately be the best qb on the roster and would be a 2 year starter. But sure, he's no Del Rio.
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    I would love it if we got him, but I would be surprised if we did. If a coach knows if a QB is not named the starter he will leave, a coach would likely name them both starters, and play both in game one. Thereby almost locking them both in for the season.
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