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P Jonathan Thoma (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. msj2487

    msj2487 You bred raptors?

    I'm sorry, but I'm a little lost here... have we offered Thoma yet? Do we plan to? Are we trying to get him to walk-on for a year before we offer him a schollie or what?

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  2. CoosMeister

    CoosMeister Buckeye Fanatic

    Haha I was a wedge breaker last year so I stood right next to the kicker and that is just wrong.
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Unless he is referring to a kicking block....
  4. smitty03

    smitty03 Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox...

    I would say he was referring to a kicking block, which serves pretty much the same purpose as a tee. I held for field goals and extra points in high school. Kicking blocks do add an advantage since they raise the ball off of the playing surface by a couple of inches. I think osugrad21 is right on this one.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2005
  5. Ratboy18

    Ratboy18 Freshman

    "Thoma would get a scholarship when and if he becomes a starter", Tyrrell said.

    (also from the $nuts story, the sentence before the statement about official visits and scholarships)
  6. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    I understand where you are coming from... but there is a definite gap in the difference from HS to college for a kicker and, say, and LB'er.
  7. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    There is a huge difference btween H.S. kicking and college kicking. Mesko the Michigan recruit wasn't nailing the ball that great in the AA game. He averaged 48 yards a punt in H.S. Mesko had to kick the ball faster than he was used to...just imagine next year.

    H.S. kickers take a long time to get the ball off...not gonna happen in college.

    Dave Brytus was a stud kicker out of P.A. last year...he had horrible numbers at Purdue this year. Kickers and QB's are affected by the jump from college to H.S. more than any other player because timing is the most important aspect of their positions.
  8. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    block is what I was refering too, we always called it a tee in h.s.
  9. msj2487

    msj2487 You bred raptors?

    ^^ Gotcha.

    Ratboy, thanks also!
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    If we learned anything during his time here at OSU, its that he places alot of pressure on the punter to get him field position. Coach T will find the right guy to fill that role this year.
  11. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Normally you question the reason for tieing up a few scholarships in kickers, but the last few years have demonstrated that they can win a game for you. The potential of this kid is sky high, 48 yard average in his first year as a punter? Damn :biggrin: . Imagine what he'll do with some college coaching.
  12. BuckeyeChamps

    BuckeyeChamps Newbie

    We all have seen what a good kicker can do for a team. Nugent was arguably our most productive player last year. We need to replace him and it will be difficult. We need as many kicking prospects we can get.
  13. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Great Posts Award for MegaWoody. Great kickers are absolutely vital for field position. Having Nugent and Groom in 2002 and Nugent and Sander in 2003 were crucial factors in going 25-2 those years. Nugent may have personally kept us from losing the Marshall game this year. What a punter can do to both hurt and help a team was evidenced in The Game. His 21-yard shank in the first gave Michigan the ball at our 41, from where they scored their second TD and almost started running away with the game. He came with that 71-yard bomb in the fourth which pinned Michigan at their 20 when they were again gaining momentum right after their TD bomb to Edwards and then stuffing us thee-and-out. We all know it led to Edward's now-famous fourth-down drop and an insurance FG, but just imagine if Turano only got off a "decent" punt, say 41 yards. Michigan would've got the ball at midfield with great momentum. In my mind, that punt was a potential 10-point swing.
  14. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    Interesting. One of the posters on BN is good friends with Thoma and has the following to say (take it FWIW)....
  15. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Bucknuts Premium

    Thoma visited OSU this weekend. He was told by the staff that he would be on the 105-man roster but that he would not be a scholarship player until he earned the starting job. Kent State called him on Sunday and emphasized that he would be on scholarship there from day 1. However, Kent State also told him that they have offered three kickers and whoever verbals first gets the scholly. He only spent one night at OSU because of swimming commitments. YSU also offered.

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