The twice-annual kick scrimmage was held in Ohio Stadium Wednesday afternoon, and a bit of upheaval…
One Year To Erase One Bad Day
It had to be one of the worst days of his life. There stood Ryan Pretorius, fighting back tears as he spoke with media members following the 2006 fall kick scrimmage. His one-day performance had blown his chance at being the team's primary kicker – and he knew it. It was a tough blow for the native of Durbin, South Africa, who had wound up in Columbus by way of France (more on that later). "I just felt like this time last year I was just pulling the ball left no matter what I tried to do," he said. "It was like a magnet to the left corner. No matter what I would to it would still go there." But the disappointment of that day made Wednesday's kick scrimmage at Ohio State even more sweet for the excitable Pretorius, who frequently uses words like "jeepers" and admits to still not knowing all the rules of the game. Now, after a year of consistency, OSU head coach Jim Tressel said following the kick scrimmage that Pretorius will handle the team's field goals while last season's No....
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