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Trapasso vs. Huston vs. Thoma vs. Gentry

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Highstreet, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Highstreet

    Highstreet Freshman

    It may be the most important aspect of the team. Who is your choice to win the punting job?
     
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I'd go with trapasso, but this discussion is rather absurd since we haven't seen any of them punt in a game, and most of us haven't even seen a practice of theirs. Since he's capable of doing everything else, including saving Columbus with 5 loaves of bread and a few fishes, can Ginn punt? :wink:
     
  3. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    I don't know if Ginn can punt, but if you line him up 15 yds behind center on 4th down, the other special teams coach will soil himself and something exciting will probably happen.
     
  4. Highstreet

    Highstreet Freshman

    I think Trapasso may be the most physically talented, but unless he is head and shoulders better than any other choice, then I have to believe Tressel will look at someone else. The last hong we need is bad publicity from our punter. He may have to earn back some stripes first imo.
    So by default it is down to Thoma and Huston.

    I am going with Thoma as my selection. 48 yards per punt is a solid average, and it looks as though in their minds they may need the help. Why else bring him in for a visit?
     
  5. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Did Huston even get his sixth year yet? He shouldn't even be in the equation until he does. As for Ginn punting, that's about the most goofball Idea I've heard in a long time. Think about it...you don't think the opposing ST coach will put everyone except the returner up on the line and rush only six and keep two gunners on each side up tight? Even Ginn couldn't do shit with that, and unless he could punt the ball about 50 yards on the fly, we'd lose field position, and you know how Tressel is about that.
     
  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I wasn't serious about Ginn punting... hence the inclusion of the loaves/fishes parable. Regarding huston:
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

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

    That is nothing but pure speculation and wishful thinking. I hate to be cynical, but you have to remember that we're dealing with the NCAA here.
     
  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I agree, I was just posting it as the info we have about Huston. We will have to sit and wait, but hopefully he'll be back. Either way, few schools can replace a kicker like we can with our deep roster of solid kickers.
     
  9. scUM Buster

    scUM Buster kick some ass

    Why in the hell are we talking about punting, when we have Ginn on offense? Punting is N/A:wink:

    I don't really have a preference...may the best punter win. "hawaiianbuckeye" may have better insight than most of us on the punters and their strengths/weaknesses.
     
  10. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Wasn't Turano also inquiring about possibly getting another year, or is that my imagination again?
     
  11. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Yeah but he's not gonna get it, say all of the sources.
     
  12. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Oh, I see. Thanks BFS. Glad to know my imagination isn't screwing with my head again.
     
  13. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    If Huston gets a 6th year he will be our PK. Nuge said that Huston would have been all-conference or maybe even AA if he had been on another team. Huston will not be punting if he gets a 6th year.

    It boils down to a Trapasso vs. Thoma fight. Trapasso has the advantage because he has a year to practice and get used to the speed of college football. IMO Thoma has a hell of alot better leg. Thoma averaged 48 yards per punt as a senior. Whoever gets the ball off faster and has the better hangtime IMO will be our punter. Distance will not determine our punter.

    IMO Tressel will settle for a serviceable punter. If we can get one of the two guys to average 42+ yards I will be very happy. IMO Trapasso has the advantage right now but I believe that Thoma's leg will definately make the decision hard for Tress & co.

    Petorious played rugby and may be a darkhorse in this race but should not be taken lightly. In an interview Tressel was bragging how strong Petorious leg was. Rugby players can placekick and punt.
     
  14. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Now that's funny!
     
  15. MililaniBuckeye

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

    I think his request has already been disapproved by the NCAA, while Huston's is still pending.
     

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