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QB Justin Zwick (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by BuckNutty, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Is it August yet???
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  2. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Hummm ... that's a pretty heavy compliment coming from JT. Can't wait for football to start!
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Doesn't sound like much of a QB controversy with Smith- seems like JT has made his decision

    Good to know that Zwick has been so impressive in practice
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  4. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    I was waiting for somebody to say something about those comments... What I liked, possibly, even more was Tressel's statement here:

    “In my mind, this is the most fun part of what we do as teachers and coaches,” he said. “Here’s our chance to really start over. This team in 2004 is not going to be like the 2002 or 2003 or the 1968 team. It’s going to have a signature of its own.”

    Those are 3 great calibre teams in Buckeye history. Is he beginning to play a little Bob Stoops poll position? Remember how Stoops said it was his best team ever yata-yata last season? Maybe Tress is just trying to gain some love since we're already getting kicked out of the top 10.

    I do realize the fact that in context he was making reference to this being (darn near) all his recruits. And Cooper can no longer say, "well thems' my recruits he's winnin' that national championship with".
  5. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Basically I think that is exactly what he is saying here and I agree 100% with you. Alot of the teams were under Coopers regime when Tressel arrived and he did the best he could with what he had and that was a huge challenge for him and his staff. Now with Spencer and Dantonio gone, Tressel is getting ready for a whole new challenge and wants to sink his teeth into it a big way. For him to make that comment of zwicks ability so soon, speaks in volumes. Especially since I figured Troy Smith had the inside track at the QB position from what I saw of the Spring game of 2003. S/G of 2004 should be one of great interest to watch and observe. I know I will be there personally for that one. Wowwy-Zowwy.
  6. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    Those are great comments to read on Tressel. It really excites me to hear that Zwick, as a RS Freshman, was at the same level as Scotty McMullen by mid season 2003. The sky is the limit at the QB situation, leadership will be lacked early on, but athletism will be more plentiful.
  7. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Can anyone tell me the date of the spring game? I want to fly up and see it. (It's just as good an excuse to see the family as well.)
  8. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    It is always in the last week of April that I can tell you for sure slickman. The exact date will be posted real soon in this thread. BuckWilly and myself will be driving up from Jacksonville for this one. Its going to be a fun week when we get there. Making reservations at the Red Roof Inn on the Olentangy real soon.
  9. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Last week of April... even (warmer) better. I was guessing middle of April.

    thanks 1040.

    RE: Zwick (or Smith): Very excited to see a QB with some nice polish step in and shine. I want to see us in the Orange Bowl.
  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Zwick’s time is now


  11. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    There is some satisfaction in knowing that between the both of them, Troy and Justin feel there is a feelng of TEAM 1ST concept, in regards to thier personal goals. There is enough pressure on the team as a whole, let alone one person trying to take on the load as a Group. I like his attitude in reading this article. My mind keeps drifting back to the job and decisions made by Craig Krenzel during his 2 years and what he accomplished in bringing the team to the brink of thier National Championship. I think this will weigh heavely in Justin and Troys mind in trying to add to thier challenges. I am pretty positive that whatever decision Coach Tressel makes, it will be the right one and no one should bitch about that. Great article here.
  12. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    I just hope that Justin or Troy is ready and seizes the bull by the horns and doesn't let go. If there is a QB controversy in the fall, it will be due to the fact that at least one of the QBs is not up to snuff, and no one wants to see that happen..........
  13. antosu

    antosu Newbie

    I take comfort in knowing that he is working this hard. With that kind of work ethic, he will not be a bust. I think that Zwick will be very greatful for the comp that Smith is giving him in the future. If we had a guy who didn't want to start behind him, or a guy who just didn't have much ability, Zwick could relax too much and would still get the job. If the o-line performs well, we are in for a great season.
  14. TallIndian

    TallIndian Rookie

    I like the work ethic ....

    and I am sure tht Troy has a similar work ethic.

    I am pretty confident that we will be happy with the replacement for CK.
  15. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    I was surprised to hear Tressel's evaluation of Zwick as having similar abilities, in terms of size and arm, as Krenzel. I thought Zwick had the stronger arm.

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