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Trapasso vs. Huston vs. Thoma vs. Gentry

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jwinslow

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I'd go with trapasso, but this discussion is rather absurd since we haven't seen any of them punt in a game, and most of us haven't even seen a practice of theirs. Since he's capable of doing everything else, including saving Columbus with 5 loaves of bread and a few fishes, can Ginn punt? :wink:
 
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Highstreet

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I think Trapasso may be the most physically talented, but unless he is head and shoulders better than any other choice, then I have to believe Tressel will look at someone else. The last hong we need is bad publicity from our punter. He may have to earn back some stripes first imo.
So by default it is down to Thoma and Huston.

I am going with Thoma as my selection. 48 yards per punt is a solid average, and it looks as though in their minds they may need the help. Why else bring him in for a visit?
 
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MililaniBuckeye

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Did Huston even get his sixth year yet? He shouldn't even be in the equation until he does. As for Ginn punting, that's about the most goofball Idea I've heard in a long time. Think about it...you don't think the opposing ST coach will put everyone except the returner up on the line and rush only six and keep two gunners on each side up tight? Even Ginn couldn't do shit with that, and unless he could punt the ball about 50 yards on the fly, we'd lose field position, and you know how Tressel is about that.
 
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jwinslow

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I wasn't serious about Ginn punting... hence the inclusion of the loaves/fishes parable. Regarding huston:
"Josh Huston told me that he expected to hear something in March, said Tressel. "I'm optimistic. That's pretty cut-and-dry. The rule is that if you miss two seasons for the same injury situation, quite often they grant you another year. I don't like to assume, but based on what I hear from the doctors I think we have a very good chance," Tressel said.
 
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MililaniBuckeye

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"Josh Huston told me that he expected to hear something in March, said Tressel. "I'm optimistic. That's pretty cut-and-dry. The rule is that if you miss two seasons for the same injury situation, quite often they grant you another year. I don't like to assume, but based on what I hear from the doctors I think we have a very good chance," Tressel said.

That is nothing but pure speculation and wishful thinking. I hate to be cynical, but you have to remember that we're dealing with the NCAA here.
 
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jwinslow

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I agree, I was just posting it as the info we have about Huston. We will have to sit and wait, but hopefully he'll be back. Either way, few schools can replace a kicker like we can with our deep roster of solid kickers.
 
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scUM Buster

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BuckeyeFROMscUM said:
Since he's capable of doing everything else, including saving Columbus with 5 loaves of bread and a few fishes, can Ginn punt? :wink:
Why in the hell are we talking about punting, when we have Ginn on offense? Punting is N/A:wink:

Highstreet said:
It may be the most important aspect of the team. Who is your choice to win the punting job?
I don't really have a preference...may the best punter win. "hawaiianbuckeye" may have better insight than most of us on the punters and their strengths/weaknesses.
 
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brutus2002

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If Huston gets a 6th year he will be our PK. Nuge said that Huston would have been all-conference or maybe even AA if he had been on another team. Huston will not be punting if he gets a 6th year.

It boils down to a Trapasso vs. Thoma fight. Trapasso has the advantage because he has a year to practice and get used to the speed of college football. IMO Thoma has a hell of alot better leg. Thoma averaged 48 yards per punt as a senior. Whoever gets the ball off faster and has the better hangtime IMO will be our punter. Distance will not determine our punter.

IMO Tressel will settle for a serviceable punter. If we can get one of the two guys to average 42+ yards I will be very happy. IMO Trapasso has the advantage right now but I believe that Thoma's leg will definately make the decision hard for Tress & co.

Petorious played rugby and may be a darkhorse in this race but should not be taken lightly. In an interview Tressel was bragging how strong Petorious leg was. Rugby players can placekick and punt.
 
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