I am really looking forward to the Maurice Clarett documentary.
for about 10 games in 2002, he was one of the best OSU football players ever, IMO. He had future Heisman winner written all over him, and OSU was going to win Back-to-Back NC's.
2004 would have had Troy Smith at QB, Ginn and Holmes at WR and Mo C at RB. What could have been.
A little off topic, but I still firmly believe that if Zwick never hurts his shoulder at Iowa, Troy never becomes the starter. Zwick had looked bad up to that point in the season, including during the curb-stomping at Iowa and Tress had never seen fit to give Smith so much as a look. If not for that seperated shoulder, I wonder how 05 and 06 would have looked.
You bring up an interesting thought there. I had forgotten how exactly the passing of the torch took place from Zwick to Smith.
Good point 56. I remember being LIVID, yelling and cussing @ t.v. furious with Tressel playin Zwick. Still say we beat Penn State and Vince Young and Longhorns with Smith starting.
Gonzo in the slot, as well.
Not so sure about Smith in '04...if you can go back in time then obviously but Zwick was the highly rated QB, not Smith.
True. If I remember correctly, Smith was an afterthought in his class, offered late and taken as an athlete.
wow, i never really thought about the offensive skill positions had Mo been there. You never want to see a talent like his go to waste, but I respect that man to the ends of the earth for turning his life around like Mo has.
Man what could have been with Mo. I give him all the credit in the world for turning his life around. Just wish none of the OSU mess would have oocurred. He was on a road to success at OSU with future Heisman considerations and easily a first rnd top 5 pick! I wish him nothing but the best, once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye...
Mo had a running style that was very effective but maybe wasn't conducive to long-term durability. He took 3-4 stingers his frosh year.
I wish I could look forward to it, too - it's been gratifying to see Clarett turn his life around, and he was an amazing player. I just don't trust ESPN to resist turning into a big piece of anti-OSU propaganda. They were the ones who kept the story alive for over a year afterwards, claiming all sorts of absurdities about OSU, remember?
Here's the thing about documentarians: in general they just want to tell a good story. ESPN runs/produces/brands the 30 for 30 series, but they're not directing the films. I doubt that it'll be a smear piece. The one about Da U wasn't.
I absolutely loved the Ricky Williams and the Chris Herren 30 for 30 docs. Here's to hoping the MoC 30 for 30 can be just as good if not better.
DEAN - I agree, I am curious to see how they tell Clarett's story and how OSU is portrayed.
So are they on to 33 for 33? The whole 30 for 30 was beacuse of their 30th anniversary...which has obviously now passed by 3 years ago. <dumb joke over>
Bill Simmons loves this idea and will make all 33 of these films about Larry Bird.
"The Hick from French Lick"