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Coach T on the o-line and a new QB:

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BuckeyeBK, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. BuckeyeBK

    BuckeyeBK O-H!

    From today's Dayton Daily News:
    Out with the old
    Tressel doesn’t appear particularly worried about breaking in a new quarterback behind an inexperienced offensive line. “Quite honestly, it’s not like our old offensive line was flawless,” Tressel said. “I’m not belittling them ... but they had challenges.”
  2. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Tresselvanian for: "Man, our O line sucked last year!!"

  3. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Yeah they did, it's called a fat ass.
  4. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    That is a pretty rough comment coming from JT.
  5. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    What has always been a mystery to me regarding the purported competence/health issues with our old OL is - why weren't Datish, Coleman, Schafer, et al getting more reps if these guys were struggling?

    I want to be optimistic about the new OL - and for the most part I am. But it is tough to convince myself these guys are the second coming of Orlando Pace when they couldn't take reps away from the overweight and walking wounded.
  6. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    The same way Krenzel couldn't take reps away from S.B.

  7. Chewbacca

    Chewbacca Been Smooth Since Days Of Underoos

    Good point. Coach Tressel rewards his seniors. Obviously the guys Oh8ch mentioned couldn't beat out Step, Olivea and Clarke but they would have needed to be head and shoulders better than the seniors to get significant PT.
  8. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    The reasons mentioned above are why I'm really worried that Tressel will stick with Lydell, even if there is a better alternative, instead of giving Haw or Pittman a good look. I think JT tries to get too much out of his seniors when it's glaringly obvious they're not performing up to par. Bishop is the only senior off the top of my head that Tressel has pulled due to poor play.
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I am a little suprised by that comment from Coach T, but it is true, they had a real hard time last year.

    If coach T seems confident than thats all I need to know.
  10. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Maybe the younger players needed an extra year of coaching and conditioning to get to the point where they were ready to contribute. OL is one of those spots that very few underclassmen are ready to step in and play.

    I'm sure we're pretty much all holding out breath for their first game, though. :)
  11. DoctorSJ

    DoctorSJ Beat the Irish until they can't River Dance!

    I think the offense will be just fine this year...

    I think that Flydell is going to ocme out of the box strong and fast this season - look for him to be the surprise running back in the Big 10. Zwick may struggle early in games - but not enough to hurt us too bad and he will show us that he is a winner with second half moxie. The line will be able to actually get out and run block this year which will allow Flydell to excel and the X-factor on offense this season is going to be Brandon Joe. He is going to get touches this year in several different ways - change up TB, pass-catching FB (ala Matt Keller) and power fullback in shortyardage situations. Our receiving corp will be very good and resilient - Holmes is going to break loose in the first three games for over 100 yards average per game. And don't forget Roy Hall, Ted Ginn and others like Bam Childress.
  12. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Even at YSU, Tressel always had a knack for playing his Seniors over players who sometimes had better talent and quickness over the ones who were on the field. He is one who likes to beleive in leadership and example in his people on the field. Alot of YSU fans always talked about why he would play these seniors but just like at Ohio State, he pulled out victorys for some reason. There were tons of game YSU should have lost but they won them anyway. Example : YSU verses Villanova in 97. YSU verses Famu in 99, but the game that had me scratching my head, was the 97 N/C game against McNees State which YSU won,10-9. No way in hell should they have won that game but they did it. They never gave up. McNeeseState just simply ran out of steam in the last 5 minutes and it was Tressels seniors who came to the top. Incidently the defensive co-ordinator for YSU was Bob Tucker, who is now the Director of Football at Ohio State. Bob Tucker taught alot of defense to Mark Snyder when he was also at YSU along with Mark Dantonio. I guess JT,s coaching ethics are somewhat questioned at time but somehow he gets the job done. And that is all that we can ask huh ?
  13. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    obviously the o-linemen werent all that bad....i mean step is starting in arizona as a rookie...olivea and clarke got drafted....

    i think the scheme that jt likes was a horrible fit for the linemen coop liked....this year is a real test for jt and bollman......
  14. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Agreed, DH. I'm confident that it will work out, but this year will be the proving ground for the OL.
  15. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I think Di nailed this one. They weren't bad lineman, they just didn't fit the smaller, more athletic mold JT and Bollman seem to like.

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