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Game Thread Ohio State 33, Washington 14 (Final)

Discussion in '2007 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    USAtoday

    QB Locker still Washington's starter despite dismal spring game

    SEATTLE (AP) ? For one day, anyway, phenom Jake Locker didn't look as good as Carl Bonnell. He didn't complete as many passes. Had fewer touchdowns. Even had an interception.
    But Bonnell could have looked like Dan Marino during Washington's spring game on Saturday, and Locker still would be the Huskies' starter on Aug. 31 at Syracuse. And then against Boise State, Ohio State, UCLA, Southern California, et al., this season.
    "I've been saying it all along, in all different manners and methods of saying it: Jake Locker is our No. 1 quarterback. And Carl Bonnell is our No. 2 quarterback," Huskies coach Tyrone Willingham said.
    Locker, a redshirt freshman and former high school superstar from Ferndale, completed just 4 of 8 passes for 38 yards with one touchdown and an interception Saturday.

    Cont...
     
  2. -Laurinaitis33-

    -Laurinaitis33- I've Got Laurinaitis!

    They must really see something in Locker during practice or something, becuase if I was the head coach and Bonnell did that good compared to Locker, I would be having second thoughts about the QB situation. But, Willingham is set on Locker, he must really see something great in him in practice.
     
  3. Cornerback6

    Cornerback6 Optimism Lover

    Nice to know we'll be going up against a team who will be having potential QB decisiveness issues as well. Hopefully they'll be platooning them and neither stands out. :biggrin:
     
  4. Nicknam4

    Nicknam4 Pootis

    Some say we're gonna have trouble with them. I say, that makes no sense. We'll beat them by 90 points.:oh:
     
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Memories of OSU teams that should roll someone out west and didn't, die hard for some of us.
     
  6. Taosman

    Taosman Release The Predator

    It's such an early season game, really anything can happen!
    It will be a battle.
     
  7. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    I am ok with Small. But no Jenkins or Wells please. Remember A.Rus last year? what happens if our 1st string RB gets injured in a return game.

    edit: just realized you meant mo wells. That's fine but definitely not Jenkins. I hope.
     
  8. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    You can't keep a player on the sidelines simply because you're afraid he'll be hurt. Otherwise, you'll never play those players. Play your best players at their positions, and be done with it.

    The only problem that I have with using starters on special teams is that it can take away from their stamina. Punts and kicks tend to include a lot of running way downfield. If Player A is only slightly better at his special teams position than Player B is, and Player A is expected to play the majority of plays on offense, and Player B plays very few plays on offense, perhaps Player B should be on special teams, and not Player A.
     
  9. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    From the Brian Robiskie thread:

    I think that if I were Washington (or any other Ohio State opponent early in the year), my first goal would be to stop Wells. He's a guy with proven power, and enough speed when he needs it to get a lot of yards to kill a defense. Boeckman, on the other hand, has limited playing time, and the two leading receivers from last year are gone. Force Ohio State to pass the ball.
     
  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    I think Boeckman is going to suprise a lot of people this year with UW being his breakout performance.
     
  11. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    This might sound crazy, but I'm less concerned with Boeckman and how he'll come along as I am about how the WR's will step up. Who is going to be that guy to demand that double coverage? Or who is that guy that is going to stretch the field? Can Ray Small take that short throw and turn it into a backbreaking play?
     
  12. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    My gut feeling on your three questions...Robo, Hartline and yes.
     
  13. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    Those would be the logical choices, I just hope they deliver. I think that is the difference (along with Wells being healthy) that seperates us from a real choice at going undefeated and 2-3 losses.
     
  14. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    I agree. Maybe not about Washington being a "breakout performance." He'll play well against Washington. But he'll be a good quarterback for Ohio State.

    My point was that, from the viewpoint of the opposing team, they should focus first on Ohio State's running game, and second on Ohio State's passing game.
     
  15. craigblitz

    craigblitz Juice, Full of Juice!!

    First game of the season... long ass trip... New QB, loss of a lot of leadership... That is why people think this could be a close game. I think this team will resemble the 2002 team a lot, but I do not think they are as talented as that team was on both sides of the ball.

    I think Washington keeps it close and OSU will run and run and run and not have Todd lose the game for us and OSU will win by 10 causing great concern in the Buckeye Nation and the pleas from the masses to fire Bollman...:-)
     

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