PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
It's official per UFM. Suspended one game for an incident that occurred in February. Geez, guys....!!
Any more info on what occured ?
He would not elaborate...
"When I look in the mirror, I want to take a swing at me."
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
Thank goodness Jordan Hall, Brionte Dunn, Warren Ball, Eze E, and Dontre Wilson are hanging around.
Not that you ever want your primary back and his backup suspended for the same game, but I am actually glad that we'll get to see some of these guys get some time against Buffalo.
Jordan Hall will get 150 yards against Buffalo. I'm starting to really feel blessed that the Cal game is #3 and Buffalo is #1 on the schedule.
I think we have about five guys that we could feed the ball to for 150 against Buffalo.
Urban said that Zeke is going to play a lot in the first game, I'm calling a 100+ yard game out of him.
When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.
Not a chance!
Bet you he doesn't get anywhere close to that.
Wilson has worked with the WRs exclusively (unless something has changed, staff?). I would not expect to see him get any carries from the traditional RB spot.
I think Hall will get the lion's share with Dunn, Ball, and Elliot getting reps (40/20/20/20)
Wilson will start at the H (where Hall could eventually slide back over) but Wilson has a really solid chance of making himself THE guy at the H.
"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick
It has been said the entire camp that he works with both the WR group and RB group...
40/20/20/20? Only if they get 8, 4, 4, and 4 carries. There will be A LOT more passing plays.
If that's true, I'm still relieved that it was over something that occurred before all the hubbub in July.
I wonder, does that mean the starting tailback position could really be up for grabs now? I figured Smith would be the guy, but that apple cart seems to have been upset.
I'm guessing we would have seen a fair amount of the stable, regardless, that first game. I'm just getting tired of players finding themselves in avoidable situations and making poor choices. Some clown in the media will pick up on this and start the next volume of Ohio State's inmates are running the asylum. I'd like a break from the off the field "soap opera."
Bucknuts' forum is reporting Roby is suspended 1 game as well.
I have to disagree with Urban on this. Should have waited longer for the police to finish the investigation, release the video, and good possibility of dropping the charges.
Plus, Urban has to understand as a man there comes points and times when you have to defend yourself. Try to walk away if you can, understood, but don't let them abuse you.
I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could.
He is waiting for the investigation to finish. His statement was that Roby's suspension is a game for putting himself in the wrong situation, and if it turns out that he is guilty of something more in the incident, the suspension will be more. I agree completely with this punishment.
Honestly how long could he wait? There are 2 weeks until the first game. Decisions need to be made.
What brought about the security guards' attention to Roby, though? Go to a bar. Have a great time. Try not to attract attention to yourself. I think Urban is trying to send a message to the players on how to carry themselves appropriately in public. People make mistakes and stuff happens. But it's happening too frequently of late...
Security guards are not going to eject a paying customer who is minding their own business. A game is fair for being a knucklehead in public whether this is all dropped legally or not.
Just out of curiosity buckeyejason i've noticed you are a big Dunn fan not a bad thing at all cuz hes a stud. any particular reason you a glenoak alum?
Can't speak for Jason, but I just really want to see what the kid can do. I hate the thought of him getting buried on the depth chart without a chance to prove himself in games. He showed that he has the potential as a true freshman
Can't speak for Jason either, but I'm very high on Dunn. He has a natural running style and great hands.
I'd throw out awesome predictions for him, but man do we have a lot of good backs. I'd like to see Brionte get a chance to show what he can do. I think people will be impressed.
Interested to see Wilson in the H back position since Hall will be at running back. Ready to see what all of the hype is about. I Hate the offseason with all of the off the field issues.
How Firm Thy Friendship....
Please stop getting suspended Buckeyes players.
I'm making an educated guess that Rod Smith & Roby may have been in Indiana together? Seems plausible anyway, as that's where Smith is from...And now that Roby is losing a game, so too is Rod Jones Smith? Just thinking out loud...
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
Smith suspension is unrelated to roby situation. Urban said it was for something that took place in february.
Gotcha, my bad - & I just read that somewhere else about them being unrelated.
I think Smith is from Ft Wayne as well.
Let's make this a positive. Our dumbass veterans, long term, do us a favor by allowing the young guns to get some early PT.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
I know I'm a contrarian on this one, but I would like to see only the you bucks (Brionte, Ball and freshman) for the first game. I think the risk is low but I assume Hall will gobble up all of the carries.
I just can't shake my memories of 2011 when Hall was the main guy. Man that feels like forever-ago.
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