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High School HS Finals & Ginn (Sr.) a Cincy Perspective

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sandgk

Watson, Crick & A Twist
This morning the 1360 AM sports radio had a lot of good talk about the HS Football Championship games.

What the hosts (Der 2 Angry Guys) want to see is Colerain vs Cleveland Glenville. (They figure Colerain may walk away with it - well maybe.

'Course Ted Ginn Jr. AND Ted Ginn Sr came up and the pipeline to tOSU --

One line almost a cast-away.

"As fast as Ted Ginn Jr. is there is ANOTHER player on Cleveland Glenville who is even faster"

Now I know Ginn is listed as running a 4.2 and change -- and that Jamario O'Neal is 10.4 in the hundred and just over 4.4 in the 40 -- so

who is this other speed merchant?
 

sandgk

Watson, Crick & A Twist
Well they never named the player on 1360 -- so it could be a Junior for all I know. There is a 2-way player that's been catching folks eyes in the play-offs.


One thing for sure Ginn Sr. has it all going in the right direction at Glenville High.
And I guess I mean that in 2 ways --
A -- with making a big difference in young men's lives while building a fast and athletic football team and
B -- Gifting some very talented players to tOSU's team as a result of those wonderful efforts.
 
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BuckBackHome

Wolverine is largest member of weasel family
sandgk said:
B -- Gifting some very talented players to tOSU's team as a result of those wonderful efforts.

I don't think Ginn Sr. is "gifting" players anywhere. My guess is he helps the individual student figure out what option is best for him, both immediately, but more importantly, the long-term. Before this huge run of talent at Glenville and before Tressel was at OSU you can point to Tarblooders going elsewhere. Pierre Woods is at michigan, and I think part of that was because it was a better fit with Carr than Cooper.

Now it might be easier to say that there is a pipeline from Glenville to OSU, but I think that is mostly due to the fact Ginn and Tressel have known each other for years, have a tremendous amount of respect for each other, and have very similar philosophies in life.
 
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sandgk

Watson, Crick & A Twist
I don't think Ginn Sr. is "gifting" players anywhere. My guess is he helps the individual student figure out what option is best for him, both immediately, but more importantly, the long-term. Before this huge run of talent at Glenville and before Tressel was at OSU you can point to Tarblooders going elsewhere. Pierre Woods is at michigan, and I think part of that was because it was a better fit with Carr than Cooper.
Evidently the term "gifting" has more serious connotations up north.. and I agree its not like Ginn Sr. has guaranteed his best players will go to tOSU.
Now it might be easier to say that there is a pipeline from Glenville to OSU, but I think that is mostly due to the fact Ginn and Tressel have known each other for years, have a tremendous amount of respect for each other, and have very similar philosophies in life.
Seems you like the term pipeline - and I have no heartache with that whatsoever.
And on the rest of what you wrote I agree - and as a Buckeye I am very glad its that JT and Ginn Sr. have that mutual respect.
 
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BuckBackHome

Wolverine is largest member of weasel family
Sandgk,

I didn't take a negative connotation with "gifting" as far as anything questionable in his actions. My only concern was that people may think he is telling players what school to attend as opposed to letting them select. I think he has the players weigh all the options and when the best choice is your home state's school he says it is time to give back to your community, even if that community is now statewide.

If I ever get a chance to go to a Glenville game I just want to shake his hand and thank him for all he has done, for his kids and the community. From everything I have read he seems to be cut from the same cloth as JT.
 
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sandgk

Watson, Crick & A Twist
If I ever get a chance to go to a Glenville game I just want to shake his hand and thank him for all he has done, for his kids and the community. From everything I have read he seems to be cut from the same cloth as JT.
BuckinMichigan -- I believe there are a lot of us who feel exactly that way. Who knows - if Colerain matches up with Cleveland Glenville, maybe we'll get a chance to do just as you said.

And on the subject of gifts -- in a broader sense I do really feel that his son Ginn Jr. is a gift...

the same way the likes of a Jesse Owens or an Archie Griffin was a gift ....

a gift to all of us

Peace -- And Go Bucks
 
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