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Darrell Hazell (official thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by BuckNutty, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    I still don't understand why we don't just take a touchback on every kick.

     
  2. BuckeyeFromHecK

    BuckeyeFromHecK The Little Engine That Could

    coach hazell is probably one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. I met him at football camp this summer and he just kept giving my pointers during the 7 on 7 drills and was always a big help. Im sure everyone at ohio state loves him, he has a bright future in my eyes, hopefully he will be Offensive Coordinator by the time i get to tOSU.
     
  3. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    A-freaking-MEN! I've been puzzeled by this for 2 years now. What's the best case scenario? A 90 yard field for our opponent (instead of 80) on 1 out of every 10 kicks? Doesn't make sense to me. Give them an 80 yard field every time instead of a 60 yard field (or less) 30% of the time. Excellent point CleveBucks.
     
  4. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    Are you guys saying that you don't think Nuge is trying for a touchback?

    He puts some kicks thru the goal posts. Not every kick is going to be that deep.

    I don't think he means to let them return the kicks.

    It's not like punting. Unless you are referring to punting in which case disregard this post.
     
  5. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus


    Zip ... Kickoffs. There was some discussion last season (when Luke Fickell was Special Teams coach) from the coaching staff about trying to pin opponents deep by using shortened kickoffs. This was part of their game plan strategy. So to answer your question, yes. No doubt that last season (and I believe this season as well) Nuge was asked to kick just deep enough to encourage a return that we could cover short of the 20.

    Obviously, not every kick will be perfectly struck, but Nuge has the leg (even against the wind) to put the ball deep in the end zone on a vast majority of kicks. I am mystified as to why they would continue to try this tactic. The risk vs reward isn't great enough to justify doing it.
     
  6. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yeah I think Nugent try's everytime to get it outta the endzone but well sometiems it just doesn't happen.... I think out coverage hasn't been horrible. I mean we haven't aloud one to be taken back yet so thats good. I mean we'll give them a return to the 40 or 50 which is unacceptable but Its better than allowing a TD. SO I think our coverage has been decent but not like you guys say it is.
     
  7. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    nothing more devastating to a team than just giving up seven points, then fumbling the ensuing kickoff....
     
  8. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    So you watched the Browns/Eagles game last week too, eh?
     
  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    When you're kicker is able to make an outstanding open field tackle to prevent a touchdown (Wisky game), you're doing a pretty darn good job coaching.

    If only we could find someone that actually can coach our O-Line.
     
  10. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    I don't think it had as much to do with coaching, as their heart and not wanting to play.
     
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    OSU is currently 65th in the nation in Punt Return D (9.94 ypr) and 92nd in Kick Return D (23.23 ypr). Thats not even decent really and last year was about the same.

    Maybe I'm still to much of a homer, but I just don't think a team with athletes like OSU should be in the bottom half or near the bottom of all NCAA teams in these(or any other) area's.

    Now I'm not crystal clear on how they count kick return defense yards and if a touchback counts for 20 yds against you then its a meaningless stat, but something tells me it doesn't work that way.

    I'd also be willing to give a pass on the punt return d numbers just do to the sheer voulme of punts that need covered. The guys are probably exhausted after a solid 2-3 quarters of going 3 and out. :wink2:
     
  12. MegaWoody

    MegaWoody Newbie

    I've been ridiculed by some here for obsessively promoting the idea that tOSU should try to become the dominant recruiting power in the Northeastern U.S. With Penn State in the crapper, we are the closest perennial national power to the high schools in New York, New Jersey, eastern PA and New England. Close proximity to home matters to kids and their parents when they consider college commitments.

    So ...I love the job Coach Hazel is doing in that department; I feel sure it's a big reason JT brought him here from Rutgers; and think we'll start seeing more Doug Worthingtons and Malcolm Jenkinses as Hazel's reputation among HS coaches there increases.

    He's obviously a talented coach, but I love him most as a superb recruiter of star HS players from the Northeast.
     
  13. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Hazell and Tucker and the NFL?

    Per this mornings Dispatch Tucker is talking to the Browns and Hazell to the Packers. Situation should be "clarified" in the next few days.
     
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Keeping either will be tough over the next few years. Hazell is a recognized young, energetic coach and Tucker is already known as a very solid defensive mind.
     
  15. Gamebreaker

    Gamebreaker Newbie

    Here is that article:

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