PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
And this is only his first two seasons:
Ted Ginn Jr was SO F'N FAST!!!! It's AMAZING how fast that dude was. i MISS HIM!!!
"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got nine guys who better go do it again. Do it a little harder next time." -- Urban Frank Meyer -- I LOVE THIS DUDE!! :)
You beat me to it. Damn, I miss him!!!
Tough times never last, tough people do
The sound on my work computer is down...Is this by chance the one with the "Black Betty" remix? I used to go to sleep to that one every night in the summer of '06.
Definitely got goosebumps...some of his returns were unreal.
That'd be the one, Bolt.
I'd rather try and think of what he would have been able to do AGAINST him in 07 if he hadn't gotten frickin hurt on the kickoff. SMH...
It'd be nice to see Jalin take #7 so we can see some more plays like this
Fan of bacon since 1981
Selfishly, I wish Ginn had stayed at OSU for his senior year just so I could see him work more of his magic.
I'd love to see how Chris Gamble would have done in Urban's offense as well
Why did they keep kicking to him???
It wasn't fair how fast this guy was.
Did he break the big 10 record for most punts returned for tds? I know he was close and I remember at least 2 Td's he had from punts called back so he could of had even more. I do miss him as well, I also miss the guy passing to him in most of those clips. Troy just looked like he has such a smooth passing motion.
That faked end-around kickoff return with Gonzo remains one of my favorite Ginn plays ever, though seeing him fly past Datish has a wonderful LOL component to it.
He did break the B1G record....and broke it by like his second year or something.
I was at the ND Fiesta Bowl and you could see on the first TD he was singled up with no safety help over the top. Probably 10 people in my section noticed it about the same time Troy Smith did, presnap. The rest was pure joy. He was moving like 3x faster than anyone else on the field that day.
When told OSU set school record for 50+ games this year, UFM said "That's good. We're gonna break that next year."
This did me a world of good. Thank you for posting.
1.Ted Ginn Jr.
Wherever you are, there you be!
It's not like Tressell refused to get him the ball or anything...
That video is like the nectar of life
Oh do I miss him.
Nice to see Teddy Ginn Jr. torching some other teams. Why did anyone ever kick a ball that he could possibly pick up? The only time he ever got hit hard was when his teammates jumped him in the endzone.
Stop the video at exactly 6:14. Four Notre Dame players all varying stages of collapse, with Ginn running across the goal line, ball held out to the waiting official.
This is one bad man....he outran angles, and had a dangerous cut back. 06 receiver corps was probably one of the best ever. Ginn, Gonzo and Holmes. Three first rounders
@Nappy, couldnt agree more. Usually I like my receivers to have a jersey number in the 80's but Jalin Marshall in #7 just looks right. Idk what number Cam Burroughs wears but I hope its #2 like Malcolm Jenkins (not pryor)
M Man, that's still a low blow lol
M Man, not gonna lie, back in the 04 game when he took that punt back, I was hoping so badly that he would have flashed a Heisman pose. That would have just been spectacular.
i remember shaking my head and laughin. Man, that speed just didn't seem fair.
He reminded me of Bo Jackson on Super Tecmo Bowl.... no one else on the field mattered, just get him the ball.
~Because we couldn't go for three~
I could watch video of the buckeyes pounding ND everyday for the rest of my life and it would never get old. I despise the Irish.
I dont really hate ND much, for all the dominant (or once-dominant) programs they are probly one of the more favorable in my mind. I despise Alabama, LSU, Florida, USC, scUM, Thug U... I HATE those teams. I dont really mind ND, Florida State and for some reason Texas and Oklahoma dont really bother me. Maybe its their fans u hate? Or just everything about em? lol
Sometimes you have to use a curse word in order to properly explain yourself. After having watched that video - here is how I feel & I mean this in the most flattering of ways.
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
It wasn't just that he was fast... Watching the video I forgot how often he could just hit the breaks, make a 90 degree turn, cut back in the original direction he was going, and take off again like he'd never stopped in the first place... Damnit, when are OSU researchers going to get off their butts and start working on research to clone Teddy Ginn???
"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes
*wipes away tears*
Man, that was beautiful. We can only hope Coach Meyer gets more playmakers similar to him in the near future.
dude went from 0 to 60 in 3 steps. Ya better get used to the notion that we may NEVER see another one like him again.
Teddy Ballgame was the fastest dude we will ever have. He was just so much fun to watch. One of my favorite Buckeyes. Thanks for posting this Alex. I tend to forget how specially Ted was. Every time he touched the ball it could have been six. He was so damn exciting. He made a lot of people look silly.....and slow. Three td's against Sparty. He made those ND guys look like third graders. Great stuff.
Call me crazy, but I never bought into the Ted Ginn Jr. "Hype." I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm a Dolphins fan. Admittedly, I didn't follow him in games outside of the Michigan games, but I remember him as a speedster that dropped a lot of passes and muffed quite a few punts. I looked up his stats against Michigan and he caught 22 passes for 280 yards and 1 TD and 1 return for 1 TD in 3 games. Solid numbers, but not 9th overall draftpick worth, IMO. Again, I'm sure my bitterness doesn't help his case.
I tried to find an accurate 40 time and it should fall between 4.22 and 4.31...impressive! My query led me to Bo Jackson. Talk about a freak! 6'1" 230 --> 4.12 forty. HOLY SH!T!!!
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
Hail, Ginn obviously wasn't successful on every play, but, as a fan, there was a feeling he could score every time he touched the ball. It was very exciting. In his final year, it seems like defenses focused on him which made Gonzo a big target.
Seriously? Some of you Michigan dipsh*ts act like you haven't watched the sport since 1911. Ted Ginn has been more productive as a return man than, say, Braylon Edwards ever was at any position in the NFL. If you're going to come to the table, bring a bigger appetite.
@HAIL - Yeah, he sure as Hell wasn't the most polished guy, but the dude was the ultimate gamebreaker. Similar to how I'm sure your heart leaps every time D-Rob takes off out of the backfield, ours did the same every time Ginn touched the ball. Except while Robinson can make surgical cuts and run through creases, Ginn would play backyard football against D-1 athletes--dancing and juking past defenders before surging up the sidelines with his Olympic-class speed. I don't recall ever watching any other player and literally laughing out loud whenever he touched the ball, like a giddy schoolgirl at a Justin Bieber concert. I've never seen anything like him, and I doubt I ever will again.
Decent? Ginn averaged 7 catches for 93 yards and averaged a little less than 1 score against Michigan. If that's average, what's good?
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
@Brewster, he scored 1 offensive TD in 3 games against Michigan. I'm not going to look up numbers to continue the argument, but I would guess Beanie Wells had 300-400 yards and 4+ TDs against Michigan. They are good or solid (like I said), just nothing that's going to leap off the page at you.
@Bucksfan, first of all, don't lump me with the entire Michigan fanbase. Secondly, he has 6 career return TDs which is excellent, and 6 rec TDs which is awful. No NFL team would take a return specialist, alone, as a top 10 pick expecting those numbers. I'm not saying he isn't an electric player, but if you can't admit he was a bust in the NFL, then you're the dipsh!t. And since you brought him up, Braylon, who many would consider a bit of an NFL bust, himself, in 2007 alone: 80 rec, 1300 yards, and 16 TDs. '07 was far and away his best season, but that one season resulted in more production than Ginn's entire career.
This is not directed at any one person- what I'm talking about has occurred in many threads besides this one- but could we PLEASE stop bringing up NFL performance when discussing a player's ability at the college level.
The two games are completely different. There is a reason many Heisman winners aren't good in the NFL. It is possible to be among the all-times greats in college and never make a dent in the NFL.
Please, no more NFL stats or arguments about who did what after college. Judge a player's college ability on what he did IN college.
On that note- @Hail- I see what you're saying but I think your view is not accurate as you just didnt see enough games with Ginn. It seemed his TDs, particularly his return TDs, always came exactly when they were needed. Everytime he touched the ball I actually held my breath in anticipation of a great play. He was one of those rare gamebreakers in terms of talent. You can argue whether he lived up to it or not (although he had to split catch opportunities with Santonio Holmes and Anthony Gonzalez), but I think if you'd seen all his games you'd recognize what he brought to the table.
@Brewster- I freaking despise Braylon Edwards, but at the college level he was a heck of a talent.
@Hail- also just saw Bo's 40 time. Keep in mind that was hand-timed and the NFL now uses electronic timers. The estimated difference between the two is about .24 seconds- you have to add .24 seconds to a hand-timed run to get the approximate electronic timing. This accounts for a lot of the differences you see between player's pro-days and their NFL combine times.
Bo's hand-timed 40 would probably be around 4.36 electronically. Still ridiculously fast and impressive, but not quite the gap between him and some of the moden players. Ginn's electronic time at the combine was 4.28 seconds.
That is a minor difference. My bet is they'd be at the same time if they both ran the combine the same year.
@Hail- Apologies, I'm slightly off. The .24 I quoted is the conversion factor for a 100 meter, not a 40 yard. The 40 yard conversion is estimated to be .16 seconds. This would put Bo at 4.28- exactly the same time as Ginn.
This link is a cheesy site, but I couldn't find the actial Truman State University study.
I don't mean to be argumentative. Sorry if my tone came off that way. You and I are hung up on the term "solid" here. Ginn's averages to me are more than that. With that said. you are the Dolphins fan so correct me if I'm wrong, but when Ginn was drafted, didn't the then GM say something about making great contributions to Special Teams? I found that odd for the 9th pick over all. I do think Ted was a reach at 9. I thought he was a second rounder at best, given his lack of polish at his primary position. In terms of what his numbers showed to where he was picked, I'll agree-there was a disconnect.
Yeah, Ginn Jr. was a bust. Pretty hard to deny that. We're talking about college football though, so who cares.
I'm not ready to call him a bust just yet...
Without a doubt the 'phins taking him at 9 perplexed me. Hell of an athlete who was learning to play wide receiver. Potential was there for big things, but miami reall screwed the pooch on that one. I love ted ginn...watching these highlights brought back many wonderful memories. And althought not ginn related, seeing the highlights from the fiesta bowl against nd made me think of the punishment aj hawk was dishing out to his future brothe in law brady quinn. Wonder if quinn gets nervous and jumpy at the quinn family christmas when aj walks in? Totally off topic, but totally awesome to think about at the same time.
Only reason why he was a bust is because some team decided to take him #9 overall. If he had gone 2nd, 3rd, 4th round ... yeah, not so much. I never thought of him as being a first round pick. I was shocked when the Dolphins took him at 9.
As an aside, was there ever any Ohio State player as fast as Ginn? Wasn't Terry Glenn pretty damn close to Ginn. That dude could FLY.
I would have to put Pryor up there. 6'6" running a 4.3. He didn't look fast because 3 steps covered 10 freakin' yards.
I still would've loved to see him at CB. I think he could've been a faster honey badger, that was one of the best punt returners ever.
and wow, thinking about what meyer could've done with him...
Joey Galloway, probably the fastest buckeye football player ever.
I just met Ginn a few weeks ago and he couldn't have been nicer to my family.Thought I would pass along the fact that not only did he kick ass on the field but is a class act in real life.
My mom knows knew the cheerleading coach at Ohio State and my daughter has always wanted to be a cheerleader. So mom called her and and set up a meeting for my daughter to get to practice with the team. Keep in mind that Haley at the time was only 10 years old! She was just awe struck and the cheerleaders were so sweet to her and did some work with her. Haley was so shy but she finally got out of her shell. She had been doing gymnastics all her life up to that point so she had some ideas on what was going on. The coach asked Haley to show her a simple roundoff and she said that Haley lead off her left hand somehow and that that was very rare and a good thing. She told Haley that if she ever wanted to become a Buckeye, to look her up after High School and she'd see what she could do for Haley!
That wasn't the point of the story though. We were in that facility beside St. John's arena and the Hockey arena where they practice gymnastics and running. Well Teddy Ginn Jr. was in there and he was running laps! I have to say that I have never seen a more physically impressive runner in my life. His muscles twitched like fibers. It was like watching Superman run. It was truly amazing!
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