BLOG: Batiste-Hoyte Skirmish update

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Matt Mosley just called this in...

    Guard DeAnthony Batiste and rookie linebacker Oliver Hoyte just had a skirmish during special teams drills. They went after it pretty good. Decision goes to Hoyte, the subject of the wildly popular 2-Minute Drill segment we have on this blog. Hoyte's helmet was ripped off in the brawl.

    Mosley also reports that Parcells is particularly animated today. Details to come.

    Posted by John Banks [​IMG] at 12:10 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)

    2-Minute Drill with LB Oliver Hoyte

    2-minute drill
    LB Oliver Hoyte
    6-3, 250, free-agent rookie out of N.C. State
    Avid Monopoly player

    When did you start playing Monopoly?

    I started playing a lot when I was a senior in high school.

    Why do you like it so much?

    Because I’m a schemer. I love buying up all that property.

    And you kept playing in college?

    Oh yeah. I bet I played six or seven hours a week. We’d play at least three or four games each night.

    Has Monopoly always been a popular pastime for N.C. State players?

    I just know it was for us.

    Did you play different versions of the game?

    Yeah, we started playing NFL Monopoly in college. You could buy up stadiums. I remember owning Tampa Bay and Oakland’s stadiums the year they went to the Super Bowl.

    Were you the best Monopoly player on the team?

    I probably won about 85 to 90 percent of the time.

    Do you guys make up some of your own rules?

    Yes, we definitely tweaked a few rules. If you didn’t ask the banker for your $200 when you passed “Go,” you didn’t get it. We also had a free parking spot area where you could make extra money.

    Wouldn’t that be an NCAA violation?

    [Laughing] I hope not.

    Have you found anyone in camp to play Monopoly with?
    No, I’m gonna try to make the team first.

    Matt Mosley

    Posted by Matt Mosley [​IMG] at 7:02 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)
  2. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    That NC St lb is pretty tough cookie
  3. godofwar

    godofwar Member

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    I'm hoping he does make the team. Ever since reading all the hype about him during the speculation of him sigining with us, I've been high on the guy. Hopefully he has enough football speed (as opposed to that slow Parhamish 40 time) to couple with his good instincts and power.
  4. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Talk about a match from the undercard.
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I view him as a darkhorse to actually make the team if we pawn off our inside linebacker depth.
  6. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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  7. godofwar

    godofwar Member

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    Agreed. Like everyone else, I'm betting Shanle is gone, and to me that leaves Fowler to beat. Hoyte better be able to play tough against the run because that's why Parcells likes him.
  8. kmd24

    kmd24 Active Member

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    These 8 guys are locks.


    One or two of these guys will make it.


    Hoyte's gonna have a tough time even with Shanle gone.
  9. RedLine

    RedLine Active Member

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    Glymph is the leader of that group.
  10. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I'd say Fowler is. Glymph has the flashy plays but Fowler is a much better player at this point.

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