Redshirt Freshman Wideout Kamryn Babb Will Look to Carve Out a Role Despite a Loaded Wide Receiver Room

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Once again, just not enough footballs to go around....

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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Buck68's picture

"Once again"... in deed!   No wonder we all 'return to dust'.

Don't 'we all know' there is ...still... one football snapped per play in the Arena of Reality...?  Don't we know there are quite a large number of footballs 'available'... for practice... virtually anywhere, anytime?

OH how I hide my myopia and foolishness behind versions of "no number is 'enough' for me and my wants and my feelings".

Still... i look through my eyes, feel what i am, think i know what's going on 'fairly'...

As the simple ol' southern song refrain [pun intended] puts it so piercingly about us 'Polly-annas':

"fare thee well, fair thee well,

fare thee well my fair-thy fay...

for i'm goin' 'ta Lusiana for to see "MY" Pollyanna...

sing Polly Wanna Doodle all the Day!"

IOW... we see what we wanna.  Science & Psychology 'know better'; but, we follow what we 'feel' ....

Notice our chronic refrain of "not enough"... when we have first been given so much more than we choose to recognize, let alone comprehend or apply...

Whenever we 'go negative'... we are dividing up 'the pie of my perception'... while omitting... the rest of the universe.

"Somebody" must be "to blame" for this travesty!  I"M SURELY 'not going to take' ...'the fall' for this... but i'm not so sure about you....? YGTBKM  ;-{)}

...the moment i projected any of my multitude of iniquities on another... i convicted my self.  No wonder i'm angry...for who can escape their 'fate'... their 'fey'?

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urbansjacket2's picture

Great piece Andrew, literally forgot Babb was on the team for a minute. 

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gobucks5413's picture

So.much.talent.

I was so excited when we got Blue, as I'm from the dayton area. But we've got some crazy talented guys who just flat out are blocked in all directions. Its gotta be rough to have the talent some of these guys have, and then see Garrett Wilson show up.

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Chewbucca's picture

I really wish Blue had stuck with it for the Bucks.  I'm sure it's hard for a young kid to see how much things can change in short amount of time.  When you are my age and you have seen it happen over and over, it's easy to say that their chance will come.  For them, they have make a decision based on the pressure of their limited window of time in college.  I wonder if he'll look at going to  Kentucky again. 

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neo's picture

Premium What About Bob reference, Andrew.

"Let's beat the shit out of Michigan. Have a good night." - UFM

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Is this some radical new therapy?

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

What About Bob 

Title of this post is how someone from Boston would say that movie title.  Kind of...

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Hopeful. Skeptical. Many years have passed since this young man has gone 15 months without an injury. Great medical attention and coaches can do much but you play the cards that were dealt.

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BrutusB's picture

I don’t expect him to make too much of an impact this year, but I’ll be happy with a Olave, Wilson, Babb trio next year. 

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tGW's picture

Johnnie did it, Kam can do it. Keep grinding kid. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Babb was one of my favorite recruits.  We have the luxury of allowing him to take his time in recovery, but I can’t wait to see him out on the field.   Kid is super talented.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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DP71's picture

Why did he not take a medical redshirt last season? If he did, can he take a redshirt this season to fully recover if he plays in no more than four games?

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BrutusB's picture

You don’t take a “medical redshirt” till after your last season. You apply for a waiver by pointing to one of the earlier seasons and asking for it to not count. But at the time being it’s just a redshirt. 

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BuckeyeBen7.7's picture

Babb had some nice plays during the Student Appreciation Day yesterday. Looked good, I think he will have the chance we catch a few minutes here and there this year.

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Ohbucksclan20's picture

Was he favoring his knee at all? Thanks for the updates?

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BuckeyeBen7.7's picture

It was hard to always seem him through coaches, players, and what not, but he appeared to be full speed. No orange no contact jersey, and doing everything that the other wr’s were doing

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Buck68's picture

Ben7.7 - thanks for your respnsive, first hand observations of Babb.  ;-{)}

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jpbuckeye's picture

Kudos on the title Teddy and thanks for the timely topic and reminder on our depth at receiver.

Promises to be an interesting season ahead of us.

GO BUCKS!

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CowCat's picture

ACL tears on both knees? That's rough. His physical rehabilitation will be fine, as TOSU has some of the best sports medicine professionals. The challenge will be the mental part of it, i.e. will Babb trust himself to go full speed and cut on a dime.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Didn't Johnnie Dixon have ACLs on both knees?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Brandon26841's picture

I'm not entirely sure (I looked it up) but I don't think Dixon has ever had a single ACL tear, but instead had arthritic knees and had two arthroscopic surgeries to help but they just kept giving him problems.  

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Chewbucca's picture

I tore my ACL around 21 and had to get a complete replacement.  I don't know if Babb required a complete replacement or if there is some other method they use these days, but I cannot even imagine playing football so soon after having gone through that.  I remember being worried about just sliding in softball two years after the surgery.  Trusting the joint after that kind of injury is not that easy.

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CowCat's picture

Spot on, Chewbucca.

I've had a partial ACL tear and rehabbed it, only to fracture the knee cap on the same leg. I'm physically OK now, but I'm mentally hesitant to push things. 

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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ScarletGray43157's picture

A college-level rehab program can sometimes have a better outcome than a high school rehab program. Hopefully that will be the case for this young man.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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TJG32's picture

Win the daily battles.  Better days are ahead young man. 

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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Spivan's picture

He's so good, that he blocked a punt in The Game, without even being on the field because of injuries...

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Major H's picture

Two torn ACLs in two seasons is terrible luck. Just keep grinding through the tough times and things will get better. Can't wait to see him get some playing time - soon!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Ohbucksclan20's picture

I was wondering about him yesterday and where he was in the rotation? We don't hear anything about Gardiner either. Any update on how he is doing?

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stxbuck's picture

Babb is Dixon's size, but Dixon is A-much faster and B-suffered from tendinitis, not structural/ACL injuries

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Buxki84's picture

I was surprised to read that Babb was 6'0". For some reason, I thought he was at least 6'2". I remember his high school highlights; to me he looked a lot like DeVier Posey.

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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Donny T's picture

Hope the kid is a stud, but not sure what the point of the article is. He hasn't played. He's not big. He's not fast. He might be like K.J. Hill based on his high school career.  He's kinda of like Johnnie Dixon because he's been injured. Now he might turn out to be a great player if he stays healthy because some other receivers on the team have. Total Speculation. You could probably say that about half the guys on the roster. Sorry I fell for the click bait.

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Buck68's picture

looking llike a lot of Meyer narrating mire before that 2nd ACL obscured just how good and how fast our "#1 choice" WR was....

Probably at least fall until he rounds into his 'new norm' physically.

Until then... let's support his rehab and conditioning and scheme fitting.

Even though Dixon's tendonitis was not the same kind of injury... the long winding road back over again... is worthy of our support IMO.

GO BUCKS!

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58Buckeye's picture

As amazing as this might sound, I think I almost understood this one.

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Buck68's picture

'58...

where's the audio?   

;-{)}

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

The one who blocked the punt in The Game, if you ask Joel Klatt anyway (go watch the replay, you'll see what I mean...woops, LOL)

On a more serious note...damn, both knees, in two years...that's rough.  Got plenty of depth at WR for 2019, so nothing wrong with easing him back, having him play a smaller role this year, and waiting for 2020 for bigger things from him.

Class of 2010.

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Trebor40's picture

I believe in the surgical team at Nationwide for ACL reconstruction, I can only hope that tOSU has the same level and no reason to believe otherwise. My daughter has continued the long road back from being a little girl (10 years old) when the tear occurred and a young lady about to enter high school next year. We will be at tOSU on the soccer field for an ID session she was invited to and I will be concerned the entire time. It does not go away for those who love the ones who are injured yet it fades for all those involved! 

Mr. Babb you have my sincere hope and confidence - that those knee's and particularly the ACL within each are stronger now than ever before! Be vigilant and determined as I hope and root for you like so many others following their dreams!! 

On the off chance he reads this! 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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