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DE Ryan Williams (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by BuckNutty, May 20, 2004.

  1. Buckeyecty4

    Buckeyecty4 Junior

    I just don't really get it... Isn't Ryan only gonna be a RS soph... I'm guessing he's like #5 on the depth chart right now.. and with two guys leaving next year (Gholston pro) and Barrow... He'd likely see the field plenty next season.. And heck maybe even start if Wilson goes pro..

    I know it'd be tough to sit another year, and have to rely on some NFL departures.. But I think playing time would be there his junior and senior years..

    Anyway, best of luck to the Ryan
  2. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    No idea what is in his head, but I think I would be inclined to do the same thing. If a post injury Ryan Willliams is even a fraction slower he could well see kids keep going around him. If I had a dream to play college football for OSU that doesn't mean I might not have an even bigger dream to actually play meaningful minutes of college football wherever that might be.
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Good Luck to Ryan and lets hope he gets a chance to get on the field sometime in the near future....
  4. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    This seems somewhat painful from MVDad's posts. At least from his posts, it appears that Ryan is 100% Buckeye, loves the team, coaches, etc and leaving OSU wasn't an easy choice for him.

    As OH8CH posted, there may be 2 dreams competing here: 1. Play college football and 2. Play for OSU. If one of my sons were in this position, how would I advise them? Honestly, I don't know.

    MVDad seemd to make it clear that Ryan feels he might be behind too many great athletes right now. Maybe after rehab he didn't get back to where he was before the injury...I don't know.

    Ryan believes that this is in his best interest as a football player and I, along with everyone else here, wish him the best of luck. After reading MVDad's posts, I feel that on some level I "feel" the angst that was in this decision. Ryan will always be a Buckeye!

    Best of luck Ryan and continue to make the Buckeye nation proud on the field and in the classroom too!
    stowfan and Buckeyedynasty like this.
  5. Buckeyedynasty

    Buckeyedynasty I'd hit it!

    Good luck'll always be a BUCKEYE! :osu:
  6. Matzv O'Dely

    Matzv O'Dely Newbie

    Won't he lose a year (and maybe more)?

    I'm not sure, but won't Ryan have to sit a year after he transfers. That will leave him with only two seasons to play, for a new team, a new coach, getting acclimated to a new school, and with his injury history he is in no way guaranteed to play (or for that matter, to get any scholarship offers). From his dad's two posts, it sounds like this was largely an emotional decision, which I can understand, but is it a good one? There is something to be said for five guaranteed free years of college at a school like Ohio State, especially when weighed against his other options. His dream may never be realized in the way he'd envisioned when he decided to come here, but does that justify possibly making another mistake. Now, I'm not making this point as a selfish fan wanting him to stay, but as a concerned fan who doesn't want to see one of our own do something he'll regret. Thoughts? :confused:
    Muck likes this.
  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Bummer. I hope he goes somewhere in the PAC-10 and kicks USC's ass for a couple of years. Good Luck Ryan! Always Buckeye love around here for you should you visit.
  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    North County Times - Aztecs - Aztecs pluck Ohio State transfer > Sports > Aztecs -- Long won't be short on reality in Year 2 of rebuilding project
  9. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Six football players no longer on squad

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