By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Tuesday, December 20
Is JT a Perfect Fit to Take Down Clemson? Advancing in the playoffs is all about matchups, and one of the most intriguing is Ohio State’s offense versus Clemson’s aggressive defense. As JT goes, so go the Buckeyes offense — and Doug Lesmerises writes that he may be the perfect QB to pick apart the Tiger’s D, “Honestly, Barrett hasn’t been a great passer this year. He’s been a winner and an effective runner when needed. But when Clemson lines up in a nickel defense on first-and-10, a scheme usually reserved for passing downs that they’ll randomly throw out there when you least expect it, Barrett might be your answer…A smart, cautious, incredibly prepared veteran who can recognize complex looks and make snap decisions that won’t put the offense at risk may be the right man for this job.”
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