As a newbie (this season) to the board, I didn't know if there was a Senior appreciation thread or piece Brian did during OSU week on the seniors, so I will stay away from that for now and turn our attention on Tate.
18 year old kid, 180 lbs. soaking wet who had never lifted a weight before January of this year...bearing the weight of 100,000 fans within earshot and hundreds of thousands more all over the country and...
Played brilliantly through the first third of the season, battled injuries and a case of the freshmens during the 2nd third. single handedly brought us back against hated sparty to give us a chance, only to make a critical error to end it...but did not let that play and the rough patch that followed shake his confidence, and has come back to play back-to-back solid games.
all things considered, this kid has stepped up this year.