Saturday, August 26, 2006

OSU captains announced

The OSU football team elected their captains today, and I doubt the results were real surprising to anyone. The 2006-07 captains are C Doug Datish, DT Quinn Pitcock, DT David Patterson, and of course, QB Troy Smith.

This shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone out there. These are the four most experienced guys on the team and all four of them are excellent leaders. Datish will be commanding the talented Offensive line next season, while Pitcock and Patterson have the responsibility of clogging up the line and making things a whole heck of a lot easier on our young back seven. And yeah, that Smith guy may play a role in how our season holds out, too.

In recruiting news, four star defensive end Solomon Thomas led his team to a season opening victory, then after the game announced that he will officially commit to Ohio State sometime soon. Thomas is the first member of what could be a very impressive defensive line class coming up this season. If things go as expected, the Buckeyes could also land highly touted DTs Joseph Barksdale, Antonio Jeremiah, and/or Josh Brent. Also, one of the state's top overall prospects, DE Ben Martin, could end up a Buckeye as well.

Also, I was able to attend my first and only Indians game of the season tonight, a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. There wasn't anything real exciting about the game, but I definitely feel that Jeremy Sowers is the real deal and will be a true stud pitcher for years to come. Also, I know that the team has been dismal all season, but there is no doubt in my mind that we won't return to contention next season. All the team needs is a renovated bullpen and a LF that can put up 25+ homers a season and there's no reason that we can't win the AL Central next season.

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