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Here was this hotshot freshman, who’d picked Ohio State after a whirlwind recruiting process sparked by Urban Meyer’s resignation at Florida, where Shazier had originally committed.
It was considered a coup for Ohio State to sign Shazier. But this was a problem. Ohio State linebackers don’t weigh 198 pounds.
“I stood on the scales, and the coaches just started shaking their heads, like, ‘We thought we had a linebacker and we got us a DB,’” Shazier recalled.
He was not a defensive back, and he knew it. In fact, his last three years at Plantation High School in Florida, he played defensive end.
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“When the linebackers take criticism, I feel it’s all on my back,” Shazier said. “Sabino and I are supposed to be the leaders, especially me after ’Bino got hurt. I might not be the heart and soul of the defense — Johnny (Simon) is — but if anything goes wrong, I feel it’s my fault.”
He probably should have red shirted to develop his frame, but we were so thin and LB, and we still are. I'd still like to see him add another 10-15 lbs of muscle.
Develop his frame. You gotta be kidding me, he was a beast last year. After watching him start one game--one thought came--he will be a 2 time AA if he stays long enough.
I just like it when he makes that tackle by the sidelines, and then he walks with that limp back to the middle. Priceless.
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got that simon plug in there. shazier is a f'n soldjia....
He came in weighing 198lbs. At that weight, yes he should have red shirted. A starting LB at tOSU should be around 230-245. And he was not a beast his freshman year, he was ran over often.
Just for you, sofla
Shazier has 99 tackles on the year
So we redshirt a player that is without doubt better than other players--who makes tackles all over the field because of his weight? A starting LB at tOSU should be making tackles not necessarily weigh 230-245. I differ that he was ran all over. That team had alot of issues. The entire team was getting run over by--not Shazier. I was glad he was on the field when he was. He-- he limped around injured for how many stops against Michigan? This guy is a warrior and player. The experience he got last year playing during a terrible season has paid big benefits for the team this year.
Don't let the 'Tooth Fairy' hear you say that! LOL...
"Lambert was selected by the Steelers in the second round of the 1974 NFL Draft, though many pro football coaches and scouts[who?] thought he was too small to play linebacker in the NFL. (Lambert played quarterback at Crestwood HS before switching to defensive end at Kent State.) While most of his pro career he was reported to be 6'4" and 220 pounds in the program, he measured 6'3½" and 204 pounds as a rookie."
Jack Lamberts statistics are ridiculous....and he produced more on the field than many 1st round picks at his position.
The old saying that the it's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters as much as the size of the fight in the dog....I think that applies here.
There's always an exception to the rule and there's always a few exceptional people who aspire to do bigger and better things.....especially when people tell them that they are too small, too slow, etc.etc.....and these people find a way in spite of their physical limitations.
Just for comparison sake....Dick Butkus played from 65' to 73' and was listed at 6'3" and 245lbs.
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He was not a good player his freshman year. The only reason he played was because we were in desperate need of LBers. He is still not a great LB, and he still needs to put on 10-15lbs of muscle. He still has a tendency to be in the wrong spot and he gets bullied due to his light frame. The only good game I've really seen him have was the Penn State game. I think he will be a great player before he is finished, but he is not there yet. Not even close.
Shazier has 99 tackles on the year (repeat)
With the way our LBers have played this year, I'm really not that impressed with any of them. That includes Shazier. There is no LB on this team that is a great LB, yet. 49 points given up to Indiana.
We all have our opinions. One of the regulars (forgot his name) on the B1G channel had Shazier has his Defense Player of the Year. This same person played in the NFL. Not saying that Shazier should be DPOY, but interesting the level of respect he has garnered by someone who knows a little about football, yet you see him, at least it sounds in a different light. Had many of this board complaining about James L making way too many tackles 5 yards down field--seems he's done a great job on Sundays. You sure you aren't being a little over critical?
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