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P Cameron Johnston (Philadelphia Eagles)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    probably will not punt next season:wink: I forget who our punter will be next season.
     
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  2. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. '14 Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Drew Chrisman (sp?)
     
  3. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    One thing's for sure though. He'll have big shoes to fill.
     
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  4. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Love Cam, but let's not forget about Andy Groom.

    Irrelevant. From that field position, there was no justification for trying it. Even if he'd picked it up, OSU would have had a long way to go to score. Risk vs. reward was way to the wrong side. Possibly the worst call that I have ever seen from OSU. Will assume that it's right to blame the coaches rather than Cam though unless some evidence comes out that he went rogue.
     
  5. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    From Urban himself it was his call. Cam did not go "rogue".
     
  6. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Everything you said is correct, but there is the factor of the momentum swing that can be caused by a pivotal play like a successful fake punt play. According to Urban at the post-game press conference, he called it to create a spark for the offense. So in his mind, the potential reward was worth the risk. And it wasn't an impulsive decision. It was part of the gameplan.
     
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  7. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    I loved the call. Loved it. We've had running lanes all season that we didn't exploit in spite of Cam running towards is several times before punting. I've been waiting all season to run one. Obviously totally bummed when it failed, but I was glad we had finally run the thing. Shame about the missed block.
     
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  8. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    It was unfortunate the field position was how it was but I like the call. One second longer on that block and it might have actually made it. Takes some balls to go for it and I appreciate a coach and players that have the guts to pull the trigger
     
  9. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    My only problem was the play design. That was a tough block to ask a defensive end to make.
     
  10. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Early in the year when Cam rolled right before kicking there were many times I thought he could've just run for 20 yards on those. Not sure why we tried to run him left.
     
  11. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Just FYI, and you can watch it for yourself if need be, but some poor management on his fake punt.

    Meyer wanted us to be aggressive against that particular look, and Cam had the green light if that look presented itself.

    I guess, and this is where it gets somewhat murky, if you see an alignment you are supposed to exploit with a "pre-call", they did the correct thing. Ultimately that is on Meyer.

    After the play Meyer was hot into his headset, screaming "who called that!!!". The issue is they talked all practice about exploiting that look by Michigan. If they got that look, we take one from them. Meyer was legitimately pissed we ran the play....it wasn't a call from the sideline, but rather a read and react by guys on the field. Meyer owned it in the presser after the game, as he should, but it wasn't what he actually wanted on the field.

    I love Urban as an FYI....great strategic coach, and better motivator. He had a lot of warts on Saturday against Michigan. Our last possession prior to tying the score with a field goal was handled brutally. Indecision on play-calls, getting said calls in late, and then just the horrible mismanagement of the the actual field-goal. Urban actually called for our "fire-drill kick unit" (the same play that got blocked and taken to the house by Penn State) instead of recognizing immediately we had a timeout and we could run it down and tie the game. You can view the sequence for yourself on the replay....the bench was a bit confused when he was trying to rush the kick unit onto the field. Guys behind him on the sideline were screaming "take a timeout, take a timeout".

    I'll give him benefit of doubt....from sideline it looked like Baugh might be just short of goaline.....imagine this, if it was 4th and goal from the 2, we were going for it. In a sense, it worked out great it was 4th and 5.
     
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    FIGHT TO THE END: CAMERON JOHNSTON, THE PUNTER FROM DOWN UNDER

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    Ohio State's 2016 senior class has a chance to win its second national championship in three years with two more victories this season. Before kickoff against Clemson in the College Football Playoff, Eleven Warriors will take a brief look back at each player's time in Columbus.

    WHERE JOHNSTON'S FROM

    Ohio State entered National Signing Day 2013 with its punter of the future in hand: Johnny Townsend, the No. 2 punter of the class, from Orlando, Florida.

    But Towsend's Letter of Intent never came through the fax machine at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. After canceling a previous scheduled ceremony at Boone High School, Townsend faxed his letter to Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators.

    The switch left the Buckeyes in a predicament, as described in Eleven Warriors' Feb. 7th article:

    Being that Townsend was expected to start at punter next season for OSU, the Bucks will now have to look for other options to replace Ben Buchanan. Current roster members that are speculated to be considered include K Drew Basil, WR Frank Epitropoulos, and walk-ons P Kevin Niehoff and K/P Jake Russell.

    Given that most punters on Ohio State's caliber were already locked up, Kerry Coombs found an unorthodox solution.

    Unbeknownst to Buckeye fans at the time, that answer laid 9,917 miles away in Geelong, Australia. His name was Cam Johnston, an Aussie rules punter who had never played football or been to America.



    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/fight-to-the-end-2016/2016/12/78358/fight-to-the-end-cameron-johnston-the-punter-from-down-under
     
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    He will be equally missed. Hope he makes it in the league if he indeed wants to.
     
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  15. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

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