Keyshawn Johnson on his nephew, Michael Thomas: "I wish I could go back and be in his shoes at Ohio State."

By Vico on April 7, 2013 at 8:17p

On Thomas' team-high 12 catches in last year's spring game inflating expectations: "Those were lollipop grabs in a spring game. How could you have put any claim to that? The fact that he's playing in the [regular-season] games is more big-time to me. Hell, I didn't even play in the spring game. What means something is he's playing against Michigan, playing against Wisconsin, that's what means something to me. And when you're in the rotation as a true freshman, what more can you ask for? Those other guys that played in front of him, they were already in the program, they were already stronger than you, they understand the speed of the game, they understand what the coaches are asking, they had an understanding of college coaching. ... That doesn't make them better than you. It makes them ahead of you in classification, so they are going to play in front of you until you catch up."

On not meddling: "I don't talk to Urban Meyer. I don't get involved. I'm not the father, I'm the uncle, and my brother would never call the coach — 'Oh my God, why isn't he playing?' That's not how we operate."

Keyshawn Johnson also plans to be in Cincinnati to watch the spring game.


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Hovenaut's picture

Just give me the damn quote......

Thanks much, Uncle Key. Go Trojans?

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Never been a huge fan of Key, but I think he has acclimated himself well after football.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

FitzBuck's picture

I like Thomas....hope the diva gene skipped him.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Poison nuts's picture

Well - like him or not- you gotta like what he had to say....

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Knarcisi's picture

Key was a little pissed when Terry Glenn beat him for the Biletnekof Award. 

gumtape's picture

My fondest memories of Keyshawn Johnson was an old episode of Coach. I never watched the show, but there was a time when Coach was considering whom to draft and Eddie George and Key were on the program. He ended picking the receiver even though Eddie brought his heisman with him. I never watched that stupid show again.

High and tight boo boo