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OL Wyatt Davis (1st Team All B1G, 1st Team All-American)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, May 3, 2016.

  1. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Sucks for Meech, but I'm not sure Wavy Dub isn't the better player.
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  2. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Time to engage that road grader mode young man. Looking forward to watching him Saturday.
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  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Next man up.
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  4. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Really excited to see Wyatt Davis get his first start. One of the better offensive line films I've seen coming out of HS, and extremely athletic for an interior guard. I actually felt (like my opinion matters) that he should've gotten a longer look at starting center this year and kept Jordan at guard. Kid is a bull inside and extremely quick feet.

    Surprisingly, the knock has been conditioning (kid is an animal in isolation but apparently he'd wear down in practice). Meyer thought so highly of him to start including him in short yardage packages as an additional TE, which worked very well. I've heard part of the conditioning issue is his attempt to bludgeon his opponent every snap. They've been working with him on maintaining his edge while also focusing his energy use more wisely. It's great he plays so aggressive and hard, but in a fast paced offense, sometimes the added aggression can work against you later in drives/the game.

    Anyways, I hope he plays up to the hype. I've been waiting on this kid for a bit.....just love his attitude and nastiness between the lines. I know Demetrious was low on the pole of issues going on with the O-line, but I always thought in the back of my mind Wyatt could solidify the inside run game with his push and aggressiveness. I'm definitely going to be keeping my eye on his play on Saturday.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
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  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Bowen is also good to go and so we might see both out on the filed. Davis is a road grader and so hopefully he gives us a spark in the run game. Keep them on their heels and it will help in the pass game.
  6. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Great job tonight in his first career start! BIG Ten champs!
  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Future looks bright for Wyatt!
  8. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Luxurious depth; couldn’t even tell he was in instead of DM which is a good thing for OL.
  9. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    He looked like it was his first start...
  10. mattynokes

    mattynokes Junior

    Except for the error on who the penalty was on early in the game, I don't remember his name being called. Which is positive.
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    only because the typical 1/2 inch deep tv analysis wasn't able to call out some other missteps
  12. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Well, all things considered, I think he played OK. I think OL is a position where you really grow with live snaps. Hopefully he’ll have some good practice for the next month to prepare.
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  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Colin Hass-Hill on December 11, 2018 at 8:35 am @chasshill
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    Wyatt Davis, Greg Studrawa and Urban Meyer were each waiting for the same thing. They knew it would come eventually, but there’s no set timetable. It differs with each person.

    They all wanted to see Davis take the leap, a tough-to-describe transition when offensive linemen take when they’re finally ready to play at the collegiate level. Offensive line coaches know when they see it, and offensive linemen know when they’ve made it.

    Greg Studrawa first saw it during Ohio State’s off week in late October. Urban Meyer noticed it in mid-October. Wyatt Davis felt it during spring camp.

    The jump. It happened. Just in time, too.

    Demetrius Knox, the Buckeyes' starting right guard, suffered a Lisfranc injury in the final two minutes of his team’s 62-39 win against Michigan, which left him unable to play in the Big Ten championship against Northwestern on Dec. 1. Meyer and Studrawa slid Davis, a redshirt freshman, into Knox’s starting spot, which left him with just one week to prepare for his first career start on one of the biggest possible stages.

    “That whole week of practice, I knew what it meant, and I knew what it meant to (Knox),” Davis said after the Big Ten championship. “Unfortunately, the way he got hurt was very unfortunate. I just felt like that was the best thing I could do was fill in and do what I'm assigned and get him a ring.”

    Knox got his ring, and so did Davis.

    Taking a step back and looking at Davis’ start in such a high-profile environment from a long-term perspective, Studrawa struggled to even explain how beneficial it could be.

    “I can't tell you,” Studrawa said after the Big Ten championship. “I couldn't even come close to telling you how much that would advance him for spring ball. It will give him confidence. It will give him an attitude going into the winter that 'I'm the guy now. I can start going.' So, I can't tell you what that will do for him.”

    A year ago, Davis wasn’t ready to play for the Buckeyes, and two years ago, he wasn’t even close.

    That wasn’t a sign that anyone should begin to worry, though. True freshman offensive linemen aren’t expected to start. In nearly every case, they shouldn’t be on the field, yet. Michael Jordan started in 2016 out of necessity, not because Ohio State wanted to start a fresh-out-of-high school offensive lineman. The Buckeyes afforded Davis with nearly two full years of development before he stepped on the field for a meaningful offensive snap, and he needed that investment of time.

    As a high schooler, Davis weighed 345 pounds. A few extra pounds don’t hurt someone who multiple recruiting services ranked as the top guard in the 2017 recruiting cycle. He dominated up front regardless of who he faced.


    Things quickly changed when Davis enrolled early at Ohio State in the spring of 2017. The program had already put him on a weight program that dropped him to 319 pounds before he stepped foot on campus, but it couldn’t fully prepare him.
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Football: Wyatt Davis leads new group of starters on Ohio State offensive line


    Offensive guards don’t typically block defensive ends.

    But asked after the Spring Game who on the offensive line is making the biggest impression, Ohio State junior defensive end Chase Young pointed to redshirt sophomore offensive guard Wyatt Davis.

    “I think Wyatt, right now, is the leader of our O-line,” Young said. “He calls the shots, has the most respect. Definitely, Wyatt Davis is the big dog on O-line.”

    It appears Davis is emerging as a leader up front and impressing his teammates, even at a distance.

    Ohio State’s offensive line needs leaders. Four starters are gone from this past season, including two All-Big Ten selections in offensive tackle Isaiah Prince and center Michael Jordan.

    Young’s been a driving force behind Davis’ emergence as a leader up front. The two exchange occasional good-natured trash talk, motivating each other before drills.

    “Me and Chase have this thing where we go back-and-forth, talking, messaging to each other before practice,” Davis said. “I hate losing to the defense during practice, so I definitely had to come up and be vocal.”

    Davis entered Ohio State as a five-star recruit, but offensive linemen rarely start their first season at the collegiate level. Jordan is the lone exception during Urban Meyer’s seven-year head coaching tenure at Ohio State.

    Davis closed 2017 with a redshirt, and hovered near the two-deep in 2018 before enduring a trial by fire after injuries to offensive guards Brady Taylor, Branden Bowen and Demetrius Knox. His first career start came in the Big Ten Championship against Northwestern.

    That’s more experience than most in the Buckeyes’ hampered offensive line room. Enough that he’s the clear choice to start at right guard in 2019.

    “Last year, I would probably say I felt like a young guy, but going into my third year in this, I feel like me and Josh [Myers], and a couple of the older guys need to step up,” Davis said. “Pave the way for all the young guys that came in.”

    Myers, a redshirt sophomore center, is another projected starter. Center is a position that often calls for a vocal leader along the offensive line, usually the player to set pass protections and communicate blitz pickups.

    Davis is a fan of Myers’ development in that area.

    “Josh has done a great job being vocal this year too. You can really see it with how he carries himself,” Davis said. “He’s a lot more confident in everything he does, and that confidence, it rains through the whole unit.”

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  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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