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K Aaron Pettrey (Las Vegas Locos - UFL)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.courier-journal.com/cjsports/news2004/02/06/spt-4-jody0206-5247.html

    Buckeyes get Pettrey

     
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    He definitely has some "big" shoes to fill. Losing Nuge is gonna hurt. Hopefully Pettrey can ease the pain. :)
     
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Nuge will be missed but I hope his kickoffs improve next year. I just wonder if he had some sort of injury because he did not have the distance at the end of the season that we saw in '02 or early '03. I am not a big fan of that pooch kickoff.

    It seems Pettrey has a big leg.
     
  4. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.thedailyindependent.com/sports/351517365954117.php

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  5. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Trapasso and Pettrey will have to be the biggest and most athletic kicking unit in the country.

    Thanks for the link, 86. Sounds like we snagged another good one.
     
  6. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Trapasso and Pettrey will have to be the biggest and most athletic kicking unit in the country.

    good point BN- Tress is recruiting athletes at every position
     
  7. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Bnuts premium

    Pettrey is currently grey-shirting and was at the scUM game Saturday.

    He is hoping to enroll in January. He took classes at Ashland CC this fall and is hoping to transfer those credits to tOSU. But there might be some delay in the transfer and it could push his tOSU enrollment until the Spring Qtr (i.e. Antonio Pittman).

    He will battle Huston (if he gets a sixth yr.), Jonathan Skeete and 25-year-old (S. African) freshman walk-on Ryan Pretorious. FWIW- Coach Conley seems to think Pretorious is the future and he seems to be down on Skeete.
     
  8. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    If Pettrey ends up winning the kicking job, how much do you want to bet that they run a few fakes and put the ball in his hands?
     
  9. bearonu

    bearonu 60% of the time, it works every time.

    You would think that but keep in mind that Nugent was also a Quarterback in high school and how often did they ever run tricks with him? But I guess when you have a guaranteed three points from Nuge why pass them up.


    EDIT: Fair enough, I wasn't aware of Centerville's offensive schemes.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2004
  10. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Yeah, but Nuge ran the wishbone at 'Ville. They didn't put it up in the air much. It sounds like Pettrey actually aired it out at times.
     
  11. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

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    tOSU is still working to get his grades transferred over so he could start the Jan. Quarter (he got all A's at the CC college he went to). If they can't get him in Jan., he will enroll in March just in time for Spring Practice like Pittman and Trapasso last year.
     
  12. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Bnuts premium

    Pettrey will now enroll in the Spring Qtr (starting March 28) instead of the Winter Qtr.
     
  13. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Lucky, I wish I didnt have to go to class tommarow.
     
  14. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    Got to watch Nuge, Skeete, & Pretorious kicking field goals before the Wisky game. After Nuge kicked his usual perfect routine, both Skeete & Pretorious kicked FG's from the same distance, one after the other- going back 3-5 yards after every kick. They matched field goal for field goal from 25 to 40 yards out (or 35 to 50 yard field goals). Skeete maxed at 53 yards. Pretorious stopped after a 55-yard FG.

    We're as deep at kicker as we are at ANY position on the field. If that's our depth WITHOUT Huston and Pettrey, I think we'll pull through the Nuge era juuuuust fine. We have two kickers on our bench better than the majority of D-1's kickers!
     
  15. CincyBuck88

    CincyBuck88 Chad Henne is a b!tch

    That's great that these guys have strong legs. However, that's only a small part of the battle. They have to be able to handle the pressure of the kicks as well as the oncoming rush.

    Also, people need to remember that Nugent struggled pretty badly his freshman year. Personally, I'd take a year of so-so kicking game to follow with 3 more Nuge-like years.

    So don't be too hard on Skeete/Pretorious/Huston/Pettrey if they struggle at first.
     

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