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OL Josh Alabi (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Alabi has been practicing with the first team at left tackle this week. The usual starter there, Thayer Munford is getting treatment for an undisclosed injury and offensive coordinator Ryan Day said he will be a “game-time decision.”

    If Munford can’t play, then Alabi and Weber will have one final chance to play together.

    Last edited: Dec 30, 2018
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State football | Injury means Josh Alabi to start at left tackle

    Josh Alabi expressed sympathy for Ohio State teammate and fellow tackle Thayer Munford, who will miss the Rose Bowl against Washington on Tuesday because of injury, but Alabi couldn’t hide his excitement either.

    He’s going to make his first start, at left tackle, and in the bowl that is the “granddaddy of them all.”

    “I’m very excited,” Alabi said Sunday. “It’s a blessing. I just thank God.”

    It won’t be his first major appearance for the Buckeyes, though. When Munford went down in the first quarter at Maryland on Nov. 17, Alabi got the call. He was thrust into an unexpected scoring duel in which every possession was critical in a 52-51 overtime win for the Buckeyes.

    Munford returned the next week for the win over Michigan and the week after for the Big Ten championship game, a win over Northwestern. His knee injury finally resulted in him needing to sit out the bowl game, but offensive line coach Greg Studrawa did not panic, knowing how Alabi played against the Terrapins.

    “I’m confident because of what happened at Maryland,” Studrawa said. “When you have a backup guy, you can get them ready in practice as much as you want. (But) when his number is called in a game, and the game’s on the line like it was at Maryland, how he performs — that’s the test.

    “As coach (Urban) Meyer always says, that’s what we call competitive excellence. When your number is called and you go into the game, what do you do? You either do it or you fail. He passed that test.”

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    With Branden Bowen sidelined for Saturday’s game due to an undisclosed injury, Ohio State turned to fellow fifth-year senior Joshua Alabi to take his place in the lineup as the Buckeyes’ starting right tackle.

    The decision to go with Alabi over redshirt freshman Nicholas Petit-Frere came as a bit of a surprise, given that Petit-Frere was listed as a co-starter with Bowen on the depth chart Ohio State released Friday for Saturday’s game, but the Buckeyes ultimately opted to turn to the more experienced Alabi, who filled in for Thayer Munford as the starting left tackle in last year’s Rose Bowl and served as the Buckeyes’ second-team left tackle for the first four games of the year.

    Ryan Day felt that Alabi – who faced the possibility of finishing his Ohio State career this year without ever starting another collegiate game – deserved that opportunity, and his entry into the lineup seemingly didn’t hurt the Buckeyes at all on a night where they averaged 7.7 yards per play, including 6.9 yards per rushing attempt.

    “He’s somebody who you talk about having a great attitude and being a team player, he comes in and steps in at right tackle, and we’ll see how he grades out but I know that line did a good job blocking people,” Day said of Alabi. “I noticed him on some plays doing really, really well. So to have a guy like step up and play I think the way he played, that’s a tribute to our depth and Stud and everybody up front, and hats off to Josh, man. He played really, really well tonight.”

    Bowen, who was listed as a game-time decision on Friday’s status report for Saturday’s game, was in uniform and went through warmups with the rest of the Buckeyes’ offensive line prior to the game, but he did not play. With Alabi’s move into the starting lineup, Kevin Woidke finished out the game at left tackle and Petit-Frere finished out the game at right tackle with the second-team offensive line after the starters came out of the game.

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    Alabi is a fifth year senior and has "paid his dues". While it's not good to see Bowen still having medical issues, it is great to see Alabi getting another opportunity to play and playing well.
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  6. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    The announcers spoke very little of the starter’s absence

    Might be the best compliment they could’ve paid him
  7. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    The epitome of a team player. And we didn't skip a beat. Love this guy!
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Such a good kid... everyone do yourself a favor and listen to his interview today.

    I hope he gets more playing time. He’s earned that right.
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  10. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I have a feeling he will...
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Totally awesome!!
  13. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  14. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Wondering about Josh and his health status. He obviously has a significant injury to keep him out of so many games. If he is out for the season would he be able to apply for a medical redshirt? If so, his experience and leadership would really help us next year.
  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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