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Which "Darkhorse" Buckeye Has The Biggest Impact Tuesday?

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RBuck's picture

Travis has a pick six to ice the game.

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Buckeye in Athens's picture

Absolutely. And shows us why he's going to be one of the best corners in the country next year. I also think Reid fragel has a big game

Irricoir's picture

Jordan Hall has impressed me all year with his punt and KO returns. He is shiftier than anyone I have seen on this team in a long while. I do believe that if Howard is going to shine that this is the perfect game for him to make his mark in. This is his opportunity if he wants it.

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Irricoir's picture

He is the most elusive player since Ted Ginn. Agree or disagree?

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Agree

Well..unless you wanna count Ray Small...he was very elusive, from the field of play that is

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741's picture

I don't think Hall returned very many KO... that was Berry.

J.Mo's picture

Taurian Washington finishes his career by scoring 2 TDs in the Sugar Bowl.

J.Mo's picture

Is Jordan Hall really a darkhorse? I expect great plays from Jordan.

Colin's picture

Heard on 97.1 the fan that it was a NCAA requirement for all players who will be participating in the game to be made available to the media, and Zach Boren subbed in for Boom who was not available. It's possible Boom will not be playing tomorrow.

And if that's the case, I'm pretty sure Jordan Hall will become the main guy. Changing my vote to Hall...

JakeBuckeye's picture

Interesting. This has some legs as TP was alluding to some players not keeping their pledge to Coach Tressel and still going pro after the Sugar Bowl. Perhaps Tressel got wind of this and which player(s) it was? Perhaps Boom (or any of the other suspended players) manned up and just told Tressel how it was? Or perhaps its just not true. We shall see...

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

didn't some players come down with the flu?

Colin's picture

Yeah but I dont think Boom was included in that, and I base that off of Tressel naming some players specifically like Storm Klein and Soloman Thomas...and the fact that I just saw Boom helping out with the team's charity work today on the news. He didn't seem too fluish.

Jason Priestas's picture

I believe it's just a fine and no impact on game participation.

Colin's picture

Yeah I didn't mention the fine part...but I can't help but wonder with what Pryor said about the other suspended players, if maybe Tressel figured out that Boom might have been lying about the pledge to stay next year, therefore resulting in him not playing in the game.

All this is pure speculation of course...we'll find out tomorrow.

William's picture

Almost would like to see Boom just go pro and take the money, he's had a great year, but he just seems to lack breakaway speed, he's been a workhorse but I think its time that Hall and Berry see the field.

tampa buckeye's picture

More like Smith and berry.  I'd put Jordan Hall in the slot and he could go pro at that position.

Irricoir's picture

I agree with this. The only reason I really want him to come back is so I could root for him after dissing him earlier in the year. I didn't think he was the answer this year and stated so. I was wrong and he turned out to be better than I anticipated. I think Hall and Berry are every bit as capable but I just question their composure being in the lead role on this stage. Playing a different position doesn't always ease the trepidation of playing the new (as starter) one assigned. Hall and Berry have loads of talent but minimal experience during peak quarters. Berry promised big things this year. Given the chance this is the perfect stage to make true on that. What a heroe he would be with a 200+ yard game.

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William's picture

Yeah Berry to me seems to be the next great one at RB, and Hall is an extremely shifty runner. Although Smith could start over both of them next year. Looking forward to Miller taking snaps from Bobek, and handing it off to Smith, or looking down the field for Spencer or Brown. OSU will have a top 5 offense while Miller is in Columbus. Anyway Boom should take the money and run, his draft stock won't be any higher...

tampa buckeye's picture

I didn't know Boom had any draft stock.  

Colin's picture

Sitting five games and then splitting carries with a bunch of youngsters won't help him much if he stayed anyway. He just had the only 1000 yard season he would ever get...I'd go now.

I could see him going in the later rounds.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm very excited about the young talent rotating in next year, too, but for tomorrow night's game, I'd sure like to have Boom available. There's this thing that Boom has never done that I don't want to see happen tomorrow night. Also, he really knows the offense, has gotten pretty good at the protections (even at his smallish size), etc.

In terms of pure talent, there's maybe 2-3 guys behind Boom with more future upside, but at their current levels of development (what, between 50-75 percent of their CFB potential?), how would they compare to Boom (who's just about maxed out) tomorrow night under the bright lights?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Btw, if Zach Boren ends up being the BEST "darkhorse" Buckeye tomorrow night by carrying the ball once for 9 yards and catching two passes for 22 yards, the Buckeyes might be in trouble. But if he's the darkhorse award winner because he puts two Hawgs in the hospital, then pass the Sugah, baby!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Thats a 9.0 yards per carry average! Don't get too wild on me here!