18.Jul.2012 Hasiak (Likely) Out; Ostling Out

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Ostling is an academic casualty.

Hasiak will soon be an official academic casualty. I'm hearing 90% odds on that one.

I'm neutral–it really depends how each coach uses the freed scholarship.

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  • sparkyd73 says:
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    I’m not neutral on Hasiak, I think we need that body in our O-line depth.

    • angry angry says:
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      That’s valid. The only reason I don’t care is because OSU has a poor track record with JCs (at least recently), and I’m high on the 2011/2012 O-line recruits. They signed a handful of legit lineman last year–one of them will step up. My guess is Weinrich or Bays (ideally more a C).

      Flipside: I’d rather have Hasiak than a hidden gem/project. So for me it’s about how Riley uses the scholie.

  • Bill says:
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    Ostling – No worries. I was never high on him anyways. Plodding feet and now I guess no brain.

    Now that JC was drafted in the first rd, CR can really sell his program as a legit stepping stone to the NBA. CR needs to land a top 100 recruit again with this scholarship. He’s struck out the last couple years after landing Collier and Nelson.

    Hasiak – Would be a big loss because he probably would have been able to step in right away and play adequately. Big loss in the 2 deep.

    • angry angry says:
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      Ostling seemed like a tweener who would go to St. Marys or Gonzaga and dominate, but maybe not in the Pac-12…

      That was my feeling. Not sure. JackBeav liked him, and he follows hoops closely…

      • Jack says:
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        I liked him because we have depth at the bigs, and he wouldn’t have been necessary until his junior year. He has a lot of good tools and excellent size for a college big. Think Ostertag when you think of his potential. He’ll look good in a college system, but he doesn’t have the elite athleticism or size which would make him an NBA player.

        I’m all about what works for OSU on the college level. I don’t really care about NBA potential. That’s just gravy. And I think that’s what a lot of people miss when they look at recruiting.

        I mean… didn’t Charlotte have all NBA players on their roster last year?

        • ean says:
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          plus after Brandt and Burton are gone our posts will be Collier, Moreland, Ndiaye, and Gomis. I don’t know much about Ndiaye and Gomis but it seems like they are usually described as defensive specialists. Not a lot of post scoring or ball movement among those guys. I suppose we could always play some 4 guard lineups. But I fear that there is a potential to turn into a “hero-ball” team. We’ll see though… still a long time between now and this season let alone the season after.

  • bone says:
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    I guess this is a “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” situation. Not a good place to be.

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Which is why I try to not get too amped up about any of the recruits until they’re signed and on campus.

      Been disappointed way to many times by the coaching staff giving scholies to kids who had no chance in hell of qualifying. As I’ve said before I suspect that they do that just to shut up those fans who worry out loud about the lack of ranked players they bring in.

      Major bummer. A brief taste of what it’s like to compete with the big boys and now…….. I don’t want to think about it.

      • bone says:
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        Probably good advise for all of us, maybe even better for our health as well. I will say that I don’t buy into the fact they just offer these kids scholies to these kids just to shut up fans. But I could see why one would say that.

  • HopefulBeav says:
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    I think the Hasiak loss is huge. The only chance I saw for us to shock people and pull off a 7-8 win season was if seumalo and hasiak were able to start immediately and live up to their hype they had coming out of high school. Damn. Looks like another year of wasted offensive talent because of poor blocking.

  • ean says:
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    I liked Ostling. He seemed like he had control over his body and could score. Two things that bigs seem to struggle with at the college level. Not a huge deal I suppose though.

  • Jack says:
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    Neither will affect OSU. Hasiak might have had more of an immediate impact… potentially. But I would be overly worried if any of Andrews, Bays, Seumalo or Weinreich didn’t make it. I’ll take each of those four before Hasiak… and I might take Mitchell and Eldredge first too.

    If Ostling ever makes it back, then it won’t be as important as him committing in the first place. Getting the Oregon kids to look at OSU, let alone commit, has been a bugaboo for too long. It’s only a start, but at least it’s a start.

  • matt b says:
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    Hasiak is not such a big loss at this point since the new guys coming in will be good. He was not better than Isaac and if push comes to shove, Isaac can easily play PAC12 tackle, guard or center. But why they spent so much time on Hasiak when other jc ot guys were available does not make sense. They had to know that getting him to campus from day one was a long shot. By the way, how did Hasiak do against CCSF in the national title game…against a guy that got away from OS and landed at Syracuse at the last moment? I know that OS does not need another jc de but at least the de was/is a valid division 1 student as well as a complete stud on the field.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Simi Hasiak

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Look on the bright side. This frees up a schollie that Riley can give to a slow, undersized walk-on we can develope for four years before he “gives up football” his redshirt senior year. PAC 12 championship here we come!

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    I think it’s a big loss for one season. I wasn’t actually thinking that Hasiak could last more then a few semesters, and thought he should play right away for that reason (think Dominic Glover). With him in the lineup it would create much more valuable depth, and maybe the ability to move a few guys around. However, one of the writers suggested he would play guard, which seemed to me to be a stronger position and a more need being tackle. I guess it would have to depend on the configuration of the OL positions to judge.

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      I was looking forward to Hasiak bringing some attitude to the O-line (or D-line for that matter); guess I kinda bought into the original hype and overall story.
      If what we read is true, the kid is probably blowing his last best shot, hope he can straighten things around quickly.

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