PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I'll take Doss!
Doss was my favorite all time Safety.
Speaking of Doss, I took this with my phone at FNL.
He wasn't one of the best, but one of my favorites...Nate Salley.
I spent some time working for the athletic dept. After the 04' Mich game. Salley probably couldn't tell you his first name, his facemask was bent, but he was out there laying wood against scUM all game long.
He would have rather lined someone up for a massive shot than go for the INT of pass break-up. He played like a silver bullet
Speaking of Silver Bullets,...Zack Dumas might brighten your day...
Also note Pelini getting in on the celebration
Can I get a Damon Moore?
I can't include Tatum because I never saw him play... so he's 1A...
Keep Calm and Ignore the Trolls.
Terry White , ask Quinn Early.
Nickey? The only thing he accomplished at Ohio State was getting run over on every other play. I guess I have to hand it to him...he racked up a decent amount of tackles early in his career because he managed to trip up a lot of guys as they ran him over.
Doss. No ifs ands or buts...Doss. I think Will Allen should get at least a little bit of love. Not saying he's the best, but one of my favs. That defense the year after the NC season was even better and Will Allen seemed to be the heart and soul of that defense to me. He laid some big hits and big plays out there and I'll always remember that play where he met T.A. McClendon at the goal line and stood him up to deny the tying TD in triple OT to win the game for us against NC State. And T.A. McClendon was about a Big Mac away from being Jerome Bettis status. Plus the "Let's party Columbus!" INT against TSUN.
Nickey was a consumate buckeye and also went on to play in the NFL for a 4-5 years so I think he had ot have some talent.
Do have to hand it to you on Will Allen though, guy is the MOST UNDERRATED buckeye ever, regardless of positions.
there is no doubt about it, in my life time MIKE DOSS one of the all time great buckeyes, led that D to a national championship and had a huge game vs miami. i still watch doss highlights on you tube. i was lucky enough to watch him when i was growing up when he played for canton mckinley my alma matter he was a stud rb there also. one of my favorite football veiwing memories it was 1998 i was 10 or 11 yrs old it was doss' sr yr at mckinley (kenny peterson on that team as well) they were in the state semi vs st iggy (the only team who had beaten them in the regular season that year.) and mckinley was up 3 with abt a minute to go, iggy was driving, it was 4th and goal an doss made a huge hit and stop on the 1 yd line to preserve the win and a spot in the state final (which they won in a blowout) me and my mckinely buddies still talk about being in the rubber bowl freezing our arses off but it being all worth it watching doss make that game clinching tackle. so i am a homer vote but Doss all the way.
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If you didn't see him, you truly missed it. I've seen all that you've named and there will NEVER be another Jack Tatum. Mike Doss was very good, and so was Whitner, but you really can't compare any of them to Tatum
Will Allen was an animal.
Rob Kelley was a favorite. Not the best, but loved the combo he made with Damon Moore.
I'm only 22 so I'm going to have to say Whinter. I'm a little too young to have really seen some of the older safteys play or I might have changed my answer
Mike Doss, one of my favorite OSU players. Heard he's kinda a prick tho.
If nothing else: Marionaire.
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