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Battles

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by KillerNut, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    all of this fox conversation is pointless......he will be moved to safety anyways..... :paranoid:

    countdown to mili....5...4...3...2....1....

    in all seriousness though.....fox is a pretty good corner....the only times i remember him having a really poor game has been when he was hurt......
     
  2. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    Di: "all of this fox conversation is pointless......he will be moved to safety anyways....."

    I think Foxie will be a Safety (and a pretty good one) in the Pros. As for his college career, he's staying at CB. He's done a great job the past two years.

    As for my takes, my surprise starters are:

    1. Roy Hall, WR: Has awesome potential. Made a catch against U-Dub last year that very few WRs can make. Also played great on Special Teams (which most people don't mention), showing the instinctiveness, play-making ability, and field awareness of a great football player. I expect a big year from him, depending on how much Tress puts the ball up.

    2. Eric Haw, TB: Never saw him play and don't have a thing to go on, but the read-ups on him during recruiting season impressed me a lot. I'd have to say that the 2 freshman I'm most excited to see play are Haw & Ginn. If Haw is half as good as his articles, I can't see how he won't beat out Ross/Hall at some point in the season. I mean, a converted FB who runs a 4.2? Can't wait to see that ..

    3. E.J. Underwood, CB: E.J. has been the forgotten man the past two years, but he's got all the talent to be an AA. He started as a true freshman on a National Championship team (before a few bumps on the road lead to Chris Gamble's conversion), and showed the potential to be a star in Spring Ball last year before an injury sidelined him. The Bucks are beyond loaded at this spot, but I see him beating out Whitner, Youtoboy, & Ginn for the starting spot.

    4. Tim Schafer, OL: Its time for the player to match the hype. Can't wait to see how he plays.

    5. Ryan Hamby, TE: Is going to be an AA at his position. Great hands, good speed, and great blocking ability. Will get most of the time and beat out LI for the starter's spot.
     
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Sloops: Whitner was at safety last year (although played mostly in the nickle package), so he wouldn't be competing for the CB spot opposite of Fox.
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    "gets burned every so often "

    Name one play, just one play, where Fox got burned. I remember only two TD passes he's given up in his career (Illinois 2002 and MSU 2003) and neither were because his man got behind him.
     
  5. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Sloops, the only one of your picks that would be a surprise to me would be Haw. I saw him a couple times last year and he's the real deal. Great vision, can run between the tackles and if he gets a step you are not gonna catch. Just like any freshmen running back his ability to learn the blocking assignments will determine how fast he sees the field. I think he and Pittman have a good chance to get some PT this year with Pittman having the early edge since he is enrolling early. Unless Lydell can avoid injury, something he has not been able to do since he has been at Ohio State, there will be plenty of carries available. HH really likes Kennedy and I'm anxious to see what he can do. Good to know the talent at the RB position has been greatly upgraded.
     
  6. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    and fox was playing on a bum ankle in that illinois game as well.........
     
  7. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    Mili: "Whitner was at safety last year (although played mostly in the nickle package), so he wouldn't be competing for the CB spot opposite of Fox."

    I think Whitner projects as a CB, so when the time comes, I don't think he'll be a Safety. Most true freshman DBs who're good enough to play that early start out at Nickelback before they settle into their natural positions: Fox was the Nickelback his freshman year, ditto for Antoine Winfield and a lot more. I look for Whitner, Underwood, & Youtoboy to compete for the Open slot at Corner, with Ginn moving into Nickel and Dime packages.

    "I remember only two TD passes he's given up in his career (Illinois 2002 and MSU 2003) and neither were because his man got behind him."

    I also remember Foxie giving up the big play in that Illinois game where his man ran out of bounds for 10 yards & came back in to catch the ball. I was freeking furious when that wasn't called.

    Nutty: "HH really likes Kennedy and I'm anxious to see what he can do."

    I completely forgot about Kennedy. I'm almost to the point of frustration with the TB position where I'll say sit the Seniors and play the Freshmen exclusively.

    Di: "and fox was playing on a bum ankle in that illinois game as well"

    I don't know about that, but it seemed that Young's height & strength gave Foxie a real hard time that day.
     
  8. ScarletNGry

    ScarletNGry Moderator Staff Member

    If I recall correctly it was a hip flexor that was bothering Fox against Ill. He could not go from his back peddle to the full sprint forward and attack the ball as it was delivered. Ill. just kept throwing between 5 and 10 yard outs all day. Fox could not stop it. Tressel stated after the game that Fox had a hip flexor and still played.
     
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Sloops: On that play where the receiver came back in from out of bounds, you really can't blame Fox too much because the receiver had become ineligible and Fox no longer had a need to cover him.

    Bottom line is that Dustin has played stellar CB every since he took up the spot, aside from the Illinois game when he had a bad hip.
     
  10. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    thats right it wasnt an akle.....it was the hip
    thanks for the clarification....
     
  11. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.collegefootballnews.com/2004/Spring_Preview/Quarterback_Battles.htm

     

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