So tonight in randori I got trounced. I was going against a guy 20lbs heavier than me, but about the same amount of training. After we came to grips (migi-shizen) he stuck his ass out behind him and kept his legs away from me (what can I say? I like sweeps.). No problem, I thought, I'll just go for a hip throw.
But any time I closed the gap to throw with my hips, he'd step in and do o-soto-gari. I tried to throw him over me as I went down once, and we ended up grappling with him smothering me with his shoulder (I tapped).
So, how does one manage to successfully throw or take down a guy who moves his legs back out? Is there any way I can pull him forward into kuzushi without attempting a hip or shoulder throw (especially on a 225 pound guy)?