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DE Sam Hubbard (Cincinnati Bengals)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Located in a football-rich state, the city of Cincinnati is one of Ohio's hot spots for prep talent. Eleven Warriors recently spent a couple of days in the Queen City and will bring you a series of Ohio State-related stories over the coming weeks. Come along for the ride, won't you?

    John Rodenberg wants to set the record straight. He predicted this.

    By now, you’ve surely heard the story. Urban Meyer and Kerry Coombs were at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati — one of the top programs in the state of Ohio — where Rodenberg the is head coach when Meyer spotted a long, lengthy, 6-foot-6 athlete named Sam Hubbard playing dodgeball. At the time, Hubbard was committed to Notre Dame to play lacrosse, but after Meyer caught wind of Hubbard channeling his inner White Goodman, he wanted to see what Hubbard could do on a football field.

    Then came the part Rodenberg said gets left out of the story. He told Meyer and Coombs he had a first-round NFL talent.

    “You get that whole story about Urban seeing him play dodgeball, but in that story somehow I snuck it in there that he was going to be a great defensive end,” Rodenberg recalled. “As a matter of fact, I even made a prediction. I remember this because I think Urban and Kerry owe me dinner, I said he’ll be a first-round defensive end. I’m serious. I said it.”
    Rodenberg coaches at one of the top high school programs in the country so he has former players at all levels of the college ranks. But there’s something special about Hubbard, and if he does wind up becoming that first-round pick Rodenberg thought he would, that’d just be the icing on the cake.

    “We have a good relationship. I have a good relationship with a lot of guys but it’s special,” Rodenberg said. “I just want to see him be successful and I want to see him reach his dreams. You want to see that for every player, but then you get that one player that does.”

    “You have a great feeling for all the guys that played for you but it’s just really neat when that one guy — how many coaches have a first-round draft pick? … It feels good to see that guy make it because there are a lot of guys that don’t.”

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Already ‘Elite’, Ohio State Defensive End Sam Hubbard is Getting Better


    To look at Sam Hubbard’s numbers, you might not come away as impressed with his performances as you should be.

    Last year, he tied for third on the Ohio State football team with 3.5 sacks and finished fourth with 8.5 tackles for loss. Those aren’t exactly staggering numbers for a guy who is supposed to spend the bulk of his time in the backfield.

    But when you consider that Hubbard was one of four defensive ends who all played a similar amount of snaps, the numbers don’t quite tell the entire story — and with defensive linemen, they rarely do.

    Ask the Ohio State coaches about Sam Hubbard, however, and the story they tell is the only one you need to hear.

    “He’s the definition of elite,” Urban Meyer said of Hubbard this spring. “He leads. He has self-discipline, self-respect, and an incredible work ethic. That’s how you identify the characteristics of elite players and he’s as elite as I’ve ever been around. He’s just been working and working and shows up every day with the same demeanor. On special teams he’s a valuable guy. He’s the face.”

    Hubbard had a decision to make following the 2016 season. He could stay at Ohio State for a fourth year, or head to the NFL where he was already being talked about as a valuable commodity. Being on track to graduate this year, however, he decided to stick it out and continue to work on his game.

    Another offseason under strength coach Mickey Marotti paid off, as has another spring under defensive line coach Larry Johnson.

    “I think my run fits have gotten a lot better because of the time I spent with Coach Mick in the offseason,” Hubbard said this spring. “A lot of stuff has gone into my hips and hands with Coach Johnson this offseason, especially this spring. I wake up at 6:30 every other day, I have some film work on the practice before just to get better. That’s what I’m really focused on, getting stronger in the run game, and hips and hands.”

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  4. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Didn't see this posted anywhere in Sam's thread although the 5 DL scheme has been discussed. When thinking about Sam's role in this scheme all I could do was project to the future and think of Micah Parsons. So, if the Jack Linebacker is a successful look for tOSU this year it could be something we see more of. And Parsons would be perfect. First things first though, let's hope Hubbard sets the blueprint because it seems right up his alley as well.
  5. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    One of the bright spots last night from what I remember.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Would be amazing if Burrow comes in and gets the record.
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Are we positive it’s possible to block Sam Hubbard?

    The game actually started out great for Rutgers, as they managed to get the Buckeyes to go three-and-out on the game’s opening possession. While most over-matched offenses have taken their chances against the Buckeyes’ youthful secondary, Rutgers decided to run the ball directly at Hubbard on their first two plays. This strategy didn’t work:

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Tackled both McSoreley and Barkley at the same time. Was probably better than Bosa throwing the RB at Hackenberg in 2014.
  12. dav713

    dav713 Junior

    Spoiler alert. The pulling left guard is not going to get there in time to block Sam

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  13. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Classic play! Maybe my favorite play of the game.
  14. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

  15. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

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