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Why Roethlisberger didn't go to tOSU??

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Buckskin86, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    the real reason.....they called too late and couldn't pronounce his name.... :tongue2:

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-briefing30nov30,1,3059493.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

     
  2. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    Conley was asked about this in one of his chats and said that Ben didn't feel he was good enough to play QB at tOSU.
     
  3. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy:
    Sadly he would have been the best QB in OSU history.
     
  4. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I guess Ben is pretty close to Mike Oxley, who is also from Findlay as well as a Miami (OH) and OSU alumn. Mike said that in spite of the whole Tight End, late call and what not, Ohio State still made a strong push for Roethlisberger at the end. Evidentally the deal was sealed when Ben ran into coach Cooper in an airport and Coop didn't know who he was.
     
  5. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Oiler did Findlay's coach get sacked for the worlds worst case of nepotism?
     
  6. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Sounds kind of like when Anthony Gonzalez went on a visit to michigan and the coaches thought he was a kicker. Glad we knew he was a receiver with wheels.
     
  7. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Findlay has a great team nearly every year so his job was pretty safe. The thing you don't realize is that Ben was a heck of a receiver as well. With his height, hands and athletic ability he could've been a pretty good college Tight End as well. I don't know that he had any experiencing with blocking and his speed probably wasn't what you'd like out of a receiving tight end...but this kid flat has skills. I'd venture to guess that the coach knew Ben was a better QB but wanted to get both kids out on the field at once to squeeze what he could out of the team.

    Still a boneheaded move in hindsight :biggrin: .
     
  8. biggsj6030

    biggsj6030 "Only the dead have seen the end of war." -Plato

    I also saw Ben say on ESPN a couple years back that OSU was trying to recruit him as a TE. He is a big guy so that kinda makes sence. But their bad.
     
  9. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    did you even read the thread?
     
  10. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    don't you get the sense that there are people on this board who are trying their hardest to get red chicklets?
     
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    some would say you and i are :p
     
  12. biggsj6030

    biggsj6030 "Only the dead have seen the end of war." -Plato

    Im just saying what i saw on ESPN when they did a big thing on MAC quartebacks. Also the thread doesnt say anything about recruiting him as a QB. If you do thats different i dont have apassword to the newspaper but im going on what I saw.
     
  13. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    aside from the fact that its common knowledge that he was recruited here as a TE.........
     
  14. biggsj6030

    biggsj6030 "Only the dead have seen the end of war." -Plato

    Im not the only one who knows he want recruited as a TE. So it would make sence that i did read the post, and still know what im talking about.
     
  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    you said he was being recruited as a TE. im lost :huh:
     

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