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OL Dawand Jones (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    I-Form Weak and send him in motion at FB. I would die laughing seeing Jones shuffling over. :lol:
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  2. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    At least have him in on FG block.
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  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    That’s a brave ladder.
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  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Ohio State's footballers of the future could not be more different than Dawand Jones and Jameson Williams, who don't even look like they should be playing the same sport, to an outsider.

    Regardless, the Buckeyes are stoked to have them both. And like Williams, Dawand is stoked to be a Bucekye – even if he's going to have to wait his turn for a bit.

    "I didn't really know until Northwestern," Jones said. "We had Nick (Petit-Frere) in there and I was getting reps that week. It was crazy just the build-up to it and they called my name and it's freezing cold at Northwestern and I was shivering. And I was like, 'All right, I've got this,' but I was nervous, I'm not going to lie to you. But I got in and it was my moment and it just happened and it's been on ever since."


    "Right now I just want to keep losing weight and get to the point where I can compete for a starting job," Jones said. "So, I just want to keep working hard to get to where I need to be.

    "I dropped 25 pounds after I got here. I weighed 385, which obviously isn't good for an offensive lineman. So, it felt good to drop all that weight and now I just want to keep it going. My knees feel better and my back. It's just a load off of you."

    They've both had strikingly similar years if you equate their God-given gifts – Jones' size and Williams' speed. Only, Williams' ain't trying to shed some of his speed.

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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Man, I can't wait til this big fella gets unleashed!
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  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Agreed, and its even better that he's progressing at a faster rate than many envisioned. We may see him on the 2 deep at worst next season.
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  9. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Who was the OL that Tress used to put in the backfield?
  10. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    I believe you may be thinking of Andree Tyree playing TE in The Game circa 2004?
  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Please God someone put a bug in Day's ear about getting this guy in on short yardage or the goal line with a running start at someone from Clemson. The devastation would be glorious!
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  12. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    I wanna see him clear out Clemson's entire d-line ala Northwestern
  13. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    Extra tackle lol
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  14. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Tyree was used as a TE in The Game ‘05.

    Brandon Joe was a monster used at RB in ‘04 but I don’t recall him ever being an OL. Could be wrong.
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Well, in as much as the original lineman as fullback was William "the Refrigerator" Perry, Clemson 81-84, using Dawand in such a capacity would be fun. Although, I think that was Ditka's idea, not Danny Ford's.

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