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Discussion in 'College Football' started by DDOTT, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. DDOTT

    DDOTT Newbie

    Why is a talent like Earnie Wheelwright and other local players are not being picked up by OSU? The same can be said about the basketball team-Brookhaven's Andrew Lavender.
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    He was an academic hazard and Tressel has already been nailed by a couple of those so he made the right call.

    Hindsight is 20/20.
  3. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    Kids like Wheelwright don't play at tOSU because they picked other schools to goto. lol.

    Anyways, part of it is academics.
  4. souL

    souL I.bulldoze


    edit: FIAR JIM BOWLMAN!@
  5. ScarletNGry

    ScarletNGry Moderator Staff Member

    There was never a doubt that Ernie Wheelwright was going to be a good player. He was a major grade concern. The recruiting services had him listed as a junior during his senior year and Duane from BN said he would have to be considered one of the top recievers in the state if his grades were in order. Wheelwright and a RB Valentine (I think that was the name) were good friends and wanted to go to school together. They both ended up in Minny and both should have good careers over there.
  6. DDOTT

    DDOTT Newbie

    All the above may be true, but what is wrong with taking a chance. He could do no worse than some scholarship players that see no PT at all.
  7. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    what he said
  8. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Sure could have... could have not been eligible... like he was his first year at Minnesota....

    The only "Why?" on this thread is "Why didn't the newbie use the search function to find 6 other threads that answered his question instead of being an overly critical know-it-all flaming asshole?"

    Oops- Answered my own question.

    Welcome to the Planet - almost forgot my manners there for a second.

  9. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    Sorry but if he cannot even qualify to go to Ohio State why should they take a chance? Plus you are talking about Tressel and one reason he was brought here was to "clean up" the academics. He will take a few fringe grade players but they at least qualify, and if they don't stay qualified they become Darius Hiley who had to transfer to JC and if he gets his grades up will be welcomed back. Heck, we had 2 just last year that they pulled scholarships during recruiting because OSU would not accept them. Of course some schools have lower requirements to be accepted and then some schools offer special "help" to those players. Remember, we are talking about a school that had a whole basketball team that had tutors do all the homework/term papers. :biggrin:
  10. MililaniBuckeye

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

    The problem is you can burn a scholarship and get nothing out of it. We had a ton of those under Cooper. If Wheelright wanted to come to Ohio State bad enough, he would've got his grades in order. Evidently he didn't...
  11. DDOTT

    DDOTT Newbie

    AKABUCK, calm down, you dont even know me. You can become a victom of a Rick James B---H SLAP!

    Seriously folks, Wheelwright was a prop 48 last year. We do accept those. My point is that it seems like every year there is someone from our back yard who burns us and I have no doubt that this will come back to bite us in the ass.
  12. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    OOOOHH. Big man making threats on a message board. Too stupid for rep dings.
  13. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    fucking a. Is BN trimming the fat over there or something? Where is all this shit coming from?

    DDOTT- get a clue. How many freaking "fringe" players do you want to take? Wheelwright is doing something at Minny. Big fuckin' deal. A lot of other schools are going to have talent as well. Scholarships are limited, you know.
  14. DDOTT

    DDOTT Newbie

    Its not a threat, its comedy b--ches.
  15. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Oh, I see. Well, I have some comedy too. Fuck off, asslicker (not that there is anything wrong with that...:biggrin: )

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