April 9, 2006

Riley roars on Day 4

It's only a week into spring football, but emotions are already running high
at Reser Stadium. This much was evident at Saturday's practice, which featured several scuffles between players.

The largest one resulted in defensive end Joe Rudulph being dismissed from practice by the coaching staff. Rudulph's outburst overshadowed what had been a promising day for him and the rest of the OSU defense.

Despite playing with the second string defense, Rudulph shined. He used his speed and agility to constantly pressure the quarterback. Shedding blockers is no longer a major issue for him. Rudulph has put on quite a bit of weight since last fall. Look for him to push Joe Lemma or Jeff Van Orsow
for playing time this season. Unfortunately, Rudulph's emotions get the best of him at times and hinder his progress.

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