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Tidbits from Other Boards.....

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Oh8ch, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    There are several of us who on occasion visit other team's boards. Sometimes we run across interesting info we would like to share, but we don't want to clutter an OSU board with threads on other schools. (And if we do we are sure to be reminded me that nobody here really cares what is going on at Dipshit U.)

    So I thought it might be useful if we had a single thread dedictated to this purpose. Anybody who goes lurking at Michigan or ND and learns some interesting gossip can post it here. Those who don't want to be bothered can ignore this single thread.

    If it is an item that direclty relates to OSU it probably doesn't belong here.
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    That said, I was just over at USC and there is a persistent rumor that Whitney Lewis - heir apparent to Williams - may not be eligible this season. If this is true and Wlliams does not return (no consensus on whether that will happen) a young man we all know and love could see that coveted Frosh PT after all.

    I also ran across this assessment of USC from one of their posters. I always enjoy this kind of insight (interesting that they are counting on Byers to contribute - and that they can't spell his name):

     
  2. dcbuck

    dcbuck Newbie

    First of all I'd like to say USC is quickly climbing my list of most hated teams, but they do appear stocked at the skill positions. But I've always felt football is won in the trenches and they breaking in a new line. I could really see them struggling at the beginning of the season and the media crying out that all of the talent was overestimated or they got big heads, when in reality it's that they are just have OL problems.

    I say this, with great hope they lose early, because they do have incredible talent and could be scary to play.
     
  3. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    when you play in a league where you don't need a D that helps too :tongue2: :tongue2:
     
  4. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    Speaking of USC, where is Fred? Given USC's sudden need for WRs, I would expect Fred to be an integral part of 7 on 7 drills. Is he hurt?

    USC's 7 on 7 Highlites

    7 on 7 passing workout
    By Garry Paskwietz
    Date: Jul 12, 2004

    The Trojans held a 7 on 7 passing drill today on campus. Steve Smith and Reggie Bush put in the top performances for the offense with each catching several long passes from quarterback Matt Cassel. Click below for some highlights and photos:


    * The first ones out on the field to warm-up were Matt Cassel, Steve Smith and Ryan Powdrell. The players who jumped out at me on first sight as having added size this summer were Dallas Sartz, Hershel Dennis, Lofa Tatupu and John Walker. Lofa is over 240 right now and looks solid, he and Dallas are much bigger in the upper body.

    * Oscar Lua is weighing in at 240 pounds these days and says his knee “feels great, no problems at all”. Oscar didn’t wear a brace during the practice, another sign that the knee is doing good.

    * Terrell Thomas had an early pick of a Cassel pass.

    * Alex Holmes caught a deep ball down the middle.

    * Cassel had more success with deep passes than with short ones. He connected down the sideline to Steve Smith a couple times and also had a nice completion to Will Smith.

    * Reggie Bush also had two deep passes toward the end of the 45 minute session. Reggie is ten pounds bigger right now and he just looks so explosive. Before the practice started Collin Ashton was punting a ball and it went sailing over Reggie’s head, Bush simply took a couple steps back and made an impressive over the shoulders grab.

    * Dominique Byrd had a deep catch over the middle.

    * Frostee Rucker and Sedrick Ellis were among the linemen who came to offer support. Frostee says the toe is fine and he’s ready to go for fall camp. Lawrence Jackson was also in attendance and he is excited for camp to start. Ryan Kalil and Ross Burruel were on hand to snap the ball to Cassel while John Drake stopped by for a visit as well.

    * Matt Leinart did not throw but he did direct the warm-up sessions and drills.

    * Ryan Powdrell has very quick feet.

    Players in attendance included: Cassel, Leinart, Bush, Dennis, Woodert, L. White, Webb, S Smith, W Smith, Buchanan, McFoy, Holmes, Byrd, Vanderboom, Katnik, Tatupu, Sartz, Ashton, Williams, Lua, Rivers, Powdrell, Wyatt, Thomas, Walker, B Ting, R Ting, DeShaun (track, friend of Reggie Bush, worked at corner), Leach, Pinkard.
     
  5. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Remnember Olu Hall, the DE OSU was after down to the end and who commited to Virginia? He did not qualify and will be going to military school.
     
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    On the USC site I saw that Jarrett was listed on the 2-deep at WR, while FD didn't show up at WR or at safety.
     
  7. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    Jarrett didn't report early did he? It seems odd that someone who went through spring ball would be behind someone who hasn't.
     
  8. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    You were at Wearesc, yet you missed the biggest news of all?

    All Summer there have been rumors about academic casualties. As many as 4 people have been named (including both starting WRs at the same time), but Lewis is the only name that has stuck. He's taking summer school now, so nobody is really sure what is going on.

    Although certainly not as juicy as USC gossip, Mizzou go a commit from elite 11 QB Chase Daniels, which sparked a conversation about whether OSU was possibly days away from offering Brad Smith before Mizzou nabbed him.

    http://mb1.theinsiders.com/fmissourifansfrm2.showMessage?topicID=5550.topic

    And in a stunning turn of events, Grassy now seems sharply divided between those who believe the news reports about Antrel Rolle and those who believe citing news articles is a form of rumor-mongering
     
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I like that.
     
  10. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    So where is Fred? Academic casualty, injury, not invited to play?
     
  11. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    The USC mod who covered the 7-on-7 didn't know why neither Davis nor Jarrett weren't there.
     
  12. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    That amazes me. Can you imagine an OSU recruit not participating in some sort of activity or being in any kind of academic difficulty and folks on OSU boards not being all over it? (Reference Hiley for example.)

    USC shouldn't be eligible for the NC until their fans give up the beach and all other remnants of a personal life and dedicate themselves to following their team.
     
  13. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    Off the scUM boards.

    Mario Manningham is obviously the best player in Ohio since Woodson, is only ranked so low because of a great Buckeye conspiracy.

    .5 /< 1
    .5 = 1

    Oh, and Darius Hiley going to JC is a transparent attempt by OSU to ward off an NCAA investigation that is going to lead to the program’s downfall. Enjoy the link. Skunkbears are cute.

    http://mb7.theinsiders.com/fwolverineinsiderfrm26.showMessage?topicID=738.topic
     
  14. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

  15. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    A poster on the Michigan board posted the following information as coming from guru Tom Beaver:

    Michigan will have 14-16 ships this season.
    Loss of Schoenhoft eliminates any possibility they will have a top 10 class.
    Ginn is the most overrated prospect in the past 10 years (track star - not a FB player)
    Tim Jamison from last years class (a DE who was their #2 get behind Henne) will not play for Michigan. Did not say why.

    According to the USC board OSU will play at USC in 2008 and USC will come here in 2009. First I have heard this.

    Also, there is a post from someone who sounds something like our own HH saying Whitney Lewis has dyslexia and is struggling with grades. Nothing definite on how that might turn out.
     

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