2007 Ohio State Buckeyes

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  1. JoeV

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    Here are the projected white starters for the 2007 Buckeyes:

    OFFENSE
    QB-Todd Boeckman
    WR-Brian Hartline
    TE-Rory Nicol
    LT-Alex Boone
    LG-Steve Rehring
    C-Jim Cordle
    RG-Ben Person
    RT-Kirk Barton

    DEFENSE
    DT-Todd Denlinger
    MLB-James Laurinaitis
    WLB-Ross Homan
     
  2. Colonel_Reb

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    Not bad. I'm looking forward to seeing how they do this year.
     
  3. guest301

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    Me too. Laurinaitis is very popular in Ohio and many feature articles have been written about him and his Road Warrior Dad "Animal" in area newspapers. His coverage skills as a linebacker is second to no one else in college football and his diving through the air tackles are scintillating.
     
  4. jaxvid

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    Nice to see OSU with 11 starters. Now if only they'd get a castebreaker besides possibly Hartline.
     
  5. Jimmy Chitwood

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    they HAVE a caste breaker on the defensive side of the ball... his name isGrant Schwartz and he's listed as a "db." he red-shirted last year.
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    Wt: 201 lbs[​IMG]
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    <DIV ="pdbname">here's the video of him running crazy in high school in '06. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVMqKKrD2Hc



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    <TD>Ht: 6-0 Wt: 200 40: 4.5

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    <TD>Played quarterback as a junior: 175 for 280 with 1985 yards, 12 touchdowns, 8 picks. Rushed 98 times for 535 yards and 9 touchdowns. Sophomore stats on defense: 70 tackles, 2 picks.


    Partial senior stats: After five games, Schwartz reports 851 yards passing (63%) for nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Rushed 500 yards for six touchdowns, with one touchdown coming from a kickoff return for 91 yards. Dana Hills (4-2) will play at Trabuca Hills (Mission Viejo) on Oct. 21.


    Schwartz reports a 2.7 GPA/20 ACT.


    Schwartz: "I have good speed. That's my biggest strength. I have great field vision and am always looking to make the big play. I want to work on my technique and play smarter."


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    if it weren't for that blasted pale skin, he'd look exactly like what a top-notch corner prospect looks like. [​IMG]


    here's his bio from the Buckeyes official site... http://ohiostatebuckeyes.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/schwar tz_grant00.html



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    Buckeye Bits: An all-purpose standout in high school ... also lined up at running back or quarterback on offense.


    High School: Had 15 tackles and an interception and returned a kickoff for a touchdown as a senior ... rushed for 655 yards and seven touchdowns on 70 carries and completed 99-of-145 passes for 1,219 yards with 10 touchdowns ... set 15 school records ... passed for 1,917 yards and 11 TDs as a junior and added 486 yards rushing and nine TDs on 99 carries.


    Personal: Son of Brian Schwartz and Barbara Walters... father played for Ohio State from 1976-79.Edited by: Jimmy Chitwood
     
  6. backrow

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    so, Craig or Grant Jimmy?
     
  7. Jimmy Chitwood

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    bah! everyone is a critic! [​IMG]i'll edit it to erase the one mistake i made. heh. [​IMG]
     
  8. Colonel_Reb

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    Yep, old backrow is good about pointing those out. Its one advantage of sitting on the backrow so to speak. [​IMG] I've seen a few of his mistakes before too though, so don't feel bad Jimmy.
     
  9. backrow

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    hey! let's not get personal [​IMG]
     
  10. whiteCB

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    Do any of you older guys remember his father at OSU becuase until Grant came to Ohio St. I never heard of his old man. Also Grant had an excellent spring game and a INT with a nice return.
     
  11. gsm1988

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    Laurinaitis is an awesome linebacker. He will have a great NFL career if he stays healthy, and he definitely has a WWE contract waiting for him if he wants to wrestle, so he will be successful regardless.
     
  12. Jimmy Chitwood

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    a nice article, linked by DraftDaddy, on Brian Hartline.
    <DIV =hed>Reining in Hartline easier said than done
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    <DIV =srcline>THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
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    <DIV =srcline>There's always a buzz around Ohio State receiver Brian Hartline, as if his protons and electrons move at a more frantic pace than ours.





    He plays like a human pinball, flinging himself around the field with little regard for the safety of himself or others.


    "He's a high-energy, high-motor guy," receivers coach Darrell Hazell said. "Everything he does is at a fast pace, and you love that about him."


    Sort of.


    Hartline's reckless style was a hoot last season. Fans, teammates and coaches enjoyed watching him crash downfield on kickoff coverage or lay crushing blocks -- the most memorable being one that took out two Iowa defenders and sprung Anthony Gonzalez for a touchdown.


    But this season, with the departure of Gonzalez and Ted Ginn Jr. to the NFL, Hartline has moved up the depth chart. He and Brian Robiskie are starters.


    The prospect of losing Hartline to an injury suddenly is more sobering. He might have to dial back his kamikaze style.


    Asked about that, Hartline seemed a bit sad. He's like a kid leaving behind his carefree past.


    "Yeah, to a point, I guess," he said. "Probably, I've got to calm down, try not to have injuries and things like that. I'll be more under control."


    His coaches are helping in that regard, having taken him off the kickoff-coverage team.


    Special-teams plays have led to some of Hartline's best and worst moments. He earned the Jack Tatum hit of the week award last year by smearing kickoff returner Marcus Thigpen of Indiana.


    He also suffered a broken leg while returning a punt in 2004 as a senior at Canton GlenOak.


    "Some things you've got to gear him down and slow him down and have him see things a little bit differently," Hazell said. "But it's better to have him that way (too excited) than the other way, because that's a lot easier to coach."


    Hartline said he first sensed his role might change in a team meeting before spring practice. Coach Jim Tressel arranges the seating so that upperclassmen sit up front and younger players in the back.


    "It caught us off-guard, sitting closer and closer to the front of the room," said Hartline, a redshirt sophomore. "The seniors are all gone and everyone moves up. It was pretty sudden."


    Last season, Hartline mostly worked from the slot position. He excelled at stretching the deep middle of the field, and he found himself open often as teams concentrated on Ginn and Gonzalez.


    He drew the admiration of former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith for his willingness to leap or dive for passes.


    "Hartline is tough," Smith said. "I don't think he gets enough credit sometimes for the things that he does, because he will dip his shoulder (going for the extra yard) and he'll do some things that a receiver is not supposed to do."


    There are those limitations again -- things a receiver is not supposed to do? Hartline can't let that thought go by unchallenged.


    "Maybe I shouldn't take certain hits," he said. "But then, coaches appreciate getting every yard you can, and I hope I can take it. I find myself sometimes going high for balls or going low in contact -- playing in traffic, I guess. That's part of being a receiver that people forget."


    You can take him off special teams, but you can't take the mentality away.


    "Whatever it takes, I'm going to get the job done," he said, smiling. "And I do have fun. That's what it's all about, right?"


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    Is this the same Brian Hartline who "lacks breakaway speed", even though he was the Ohio high school state champion in 110m. and 300m. hurdles (See Ohio State wide receivers in Media Racism and Stereotyping)? I hope that he can be upgraded to having "deceptive speed" this season.
     
  15. Jimmy Chitwood

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    obviously his coach didn't get the memo that white athletes are neither explosive nor fun to watch. [​IMG]best of luck this year, Brian!
     
  16. whiteCB

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    Darrell Hazel is black meaning he's a not a self loathing white position coach who craves young black talent and despises any white player that isn't on the lines. I've said it before and I'll say it again I really think black coaches will give more credit to a white guy(also from personal experience). Oh yeah h.s.coach yes that is the same Hartline who was an Ohio 110m and 300m hurdle champ who has that "deceptive speed".
     
  17. SteveB

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    I agree with whiteCB as that has been my experience also. The DB coach at Texas A&M is Van Malone (former safety at Texas) and he continually praises Jordan Peterson at CB despite taking the arrows from media about starting Peterson.
     
  18. whiteCB

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    Same with former Ohio St DB coach Mel Tucker(who's also black) who took crap from the media when he first started Dustin Fox at CB and didn't give a darn because he knew Fox had skills.
     
  19. whiteCB

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    Add another white WR "starting" or at least close to it. TRUE Freshman WR Dane Sanzenbacher has won the #3 WR position during camp just in time for Ohio St's season opener Saturday vs. Youngstown St.(Tressel's last coaching gig where he won 4 National Championships) To read about Dane go to this link: http://www.the-ozone.net/football/2007/Fallcamp/noteandquote book082607.htm

    Here's Sanzenbacher's bio:
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  20. Electric Slide

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    It was just reported that black backup QB 2nd year freshman Antonio Henton (who's already been dubbed the next Troy Smith) was arrested for soliciting a prostitute who turned out to be a cop. Allegedly the offer was $20. He's been suspended from the team indefinitely.

    On a different note, I noticed Dane Sanzenbacher did not get in the game at all on Saturday. Injury maybe? Anyway, here's the article from the school newspaper:

    <h2 style="font-style: italic;">Henton arrested soliciting prostitute</h2>
    <h3 style="font-style: italic;">Freshman quarterback pleads not guilty</h3>
    <h4 style="font-style: italic;">David Briggs</h4>
    <div style="font-style: italic;" id="">Issue date: 9/25/07 Section: Campus</div><div id="cp_story_text">

    <br style="font-style: italic;">Ohio State backup quarterback Antonio Henton has been</span><br style="font-style: italic;">suspended from the team indefinitely following his</span><br style="font-style: italic;">arrest for soliciting a prostitute late Monday night. </span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">The 20-year-old redshirt freshman, who competed for a</span><br style="font-style: italic;">starting spot in the spring and was still regarded by</span><br style="font-style: italic;">many as the school's future quarterback, pleaded</span><br style="font-style: italic;">guilty to the misdemeanor charge Tuesday morning in</span><br style="font-style: italic;">Franklin County Municipal Court.</span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">Henton was arrested by Columbus police at 8:30 p.m.</span><br style="font-style: italic;">Monday for soliciting sex at the corner of N. High</span><br style="font-style: italic;">Street and 6th Avenue. He reportedly agreed to pay an</span><br style="font-style: italic;">undercover officer $20.</span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">Henton will not travel with the team to Minnesota</span><br style="font-style: italic;">Saturday and coach Jim Tressel did not indicate when, or if, Henton would return. </span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">"Those types of things, I think in my mind, feel worse</span><br style="font-style: italic;">than the good feeling you have when you come and win</span><br style="font-style: italic;">games," Tressel said. "I guess what's most</span><br style="font-style: italic;">disappointing to me is that our guys, I think, know</span><br style="font-style: italic;">deep down what is expected, and when we err, whether</span><br style="font-style: italic;">it's a player, a coach, whomever, that's</span><br style="font-style: italic;">disappointing."</span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">Henton appeared in all four games this season,</span><br style="font-style: italic;">completing three of his six throws for 57 yards and a</span><br style="font-style: italic;">score while rushing for 41 yards on nine carries.</span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">In OSU's 58-7 win over Northwestern Saturday, Henton</span><br style="font-style: italic;">tossed a 20-yard pass and ran for 31 yards on seven</span><br style="font-style: italic;">carries. </span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">The Associated Press contributed to this report</span><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;">David Briggs can be reached for comment at briggs.166@osu.edu</span>



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  21. white is right

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    He couldn't pickup a groupie? Or get a booster to toss one his way? Ohio State must be cleaning up their act..... [​IMG]
     
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    Kirk Herbstreit actually called Penn State linebacker Sean Lee "very athletic" during last night's PSU-OSU game and noted that Ohio State WR Brian Hartline "has tremendous speed." I don't think I've ever heard the ubiquitous Herbstreit ever say anything like that about white athletes as he speaks Caste-ese so reliably. Must be another sign of incremental progress.
     
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    When Hartline is dropping 95 yard punt returns for TD's on people it's hard for a guy like Herbstreit to continue to deny their athleticism.
     
  24. Colonel_Reb

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    Good point aragorn! Hartline has some unreal speed. I want to see him catch a pass over the middle and run 80 yards for a TD just to see how fast he really is.
     
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    We would all like to see that Reb. Hopefully in a BCS Championship matchup against Boston College. The larger the audience, the better for us at Caste Football and our cause. I hope both schools finish undefeated and undefeated Kansas with their white tailback is a great story too.
     

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