Legendary Circle Drills: Buckeye Greats Line Up in the Battles We'd Like to See

By Michael Citro on April 17, 2014 at 1:15p
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One of the best features of the annual Ohio State Spring Game since Urban Meyer became head coach is the “circle drill,” which takes place at midfield prior to the game.

The basic idea is that two players square off with their teammates gathered around them in a tight circle. At the whistle, each player attacks, with the intent of knocking the other guy on his backside or out of the circle.

As a team, the Buckeyes get fired up watching these individual battles between their teammates. As fans, we are treated to individual gladiatorial battle. It’s the Roman Colosseum all over again, only without the death and lions and stuff.

This year it even got a little chippy. These are proud athletes who train hard. No one wants to be the man going down in front of more than 61,000 fans, especially if they’ve got family and friends in attendance.

The circle drill provides an extra buzz to the Spring Game. It makes one ponder all of the Buckeyes who came before and how they might have fared in such combat situations. I asked Johnny on yesterday’s Eleven Dubcast who his dream circle drill participants would be—if any player in Ohio State history could be selected and assuming the players involved would be transported through time in peak condition.

Johnny put up a pretty solid dream circle drill, selecting the intensity and ferocity of Chris Spielman against the never-beaten wrestling skills of former defensive lineman and current assistant coach Luke Fickell.

I have given this a lot of thought, and below I list the five circle drills I’d most like to see. Feel free to talk up your own selections in the comment section at the end of this column.

5. Terrelle Pryor vs. Cardale Jones

Let’s start with a couple of large, athletic quarterbacks. Pryor and Jones could play linebacker at many schools. Pryor was listed at 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds coming out of high school. He got more muscular once he arrived at Ohio State and was one of the most intimidating physical specimens to ever play the quarterback position in the Big Ten. Jones is listed on Ohio State’s website now at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds. He may be the Buckeye starter of the future.

The winner: Pryor seems just a bit more athletic than Jones, but Jones might be more physical. In the end, I think Pryor finds a way to get it done, like he did against Iowa in 2010.

4. Orlando Pace vs. Nick Mangold

Mmmmm...pancakes.
Pace might be a favorite against any former Buckeye. Ever.

The greatest lineman in Ohio State history against a beast who is currently anchoring down the New York Jets’ offensive line. This appears to be a mismatch on paper. Pace is much larger than Mangold (6-7, 323 to Mangold’s 6-4, 300), with tremendous power and surprisingly quick feet for such a big man. Mangold is quick, wily, and good at reading what his opponent is going to do. He would need every bit of cleverness to try to take down the Pancake Man.

The winner: Former Outland Trophy winner Pace—by pancake, of course. But the force of these two guys colliding might knock over the William Oxley Thompson statue in front of the Main Library.

3. Jack Tatum vs. Mike Doss

Two of Ohio State’s most popular and hardest hitting safeties, squaring off in the center of an ocean of Buckeye teammates. What could be better? The collision would register on the Richter Scale. It’s pretty weird to think that Tatum, who was National Defensive Player of the Year in 1970, could have been a running back if not for Lou Holtz talking Woody Hayes into a defensive back. Doss was a three-time All-American and returned for his senior season to win a national championship—which he did.

The winner: Both men stood 5-foot-10 and were in the 205-pound range. This is a battle royale, but I think the training methods of the 1980s are too much for Tatum to overcome in the end and Doss takes it.

2. Carlos Hyde vs. Beanie Wells

Seeing El Guapo and Beanie come out of their stances and smash into each other would be amazing. Beanie goes about 6-foot-2, 230 pounds. Hyde weighs about the same but is a little shorter. Both men destroyed defenders who got in their way during college, or jumped over them. Both were very determined. The two of them accounted for more than 6,500 rushing yards during their collegiate careers. This is a slobberknocker waiting to happen.

The winner: I believe Hyde gets lower and wins this one on leverage. Wells ran with a bit higher pad level and relied on his stiffarm of justice. Hyde is a tad shorter while not giving up any weight and his pad level is lower. El Guapo takes Beanie in a classic.

1. Chris Spielman vs. Andy Katzenmoyer

What could be better than two of the most ferocious linebackers in Buckeye history going at it? Spielman is unparalleled in intensity. The Big Kat was chiseled out of granite and could fly. Both were All-Americans. Spielman won the Lombardi Award and Katzenmoyer grabbed the Butkus. Katzenmoyer (6-foot-3, 255 pounds) got to wear Archie Griffin’s number and did things like this. Spielman (6-0, 247) was on a Wheaties box as a high school kid, found ways to make plays and was a terrific form tackler.

The winner: Katzenmoyer’s size advantage in this matchup seems pretty formidable. But would you ever bet against Spielman? For my money, this one comes down to Spielman using superior technique to take down the more physically impressive Katzenmoyer. 


There are countless circle drill matchups that would be incredible to watch when you consider all of the great athletes to ever don the Scarlet & Gray. Which ones would you like to see?

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UFest57's picture

May God have mercy on their souls...

willshire58's picture
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Barnsey69's picture

Meyer versus Vrabel

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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mobboss1984's picture

Vrabel will hurt our poor coach

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OSUMyke's picture

Great Article I Love to see Katz and Spiel's with both in their prime's. Spielman had heart out of this world & technique, I think he might take Katz. With Orlando Pace I wonder if when recruiting OL the coaches refer to him and tell the recruit OSU is the only school to have a Offensive Lineman finish in the top 5 of the Heisman Race to draw the recruits attention. Be like Pace and you could win the Heisman Race

Mike Cutlip

VintonCountyBuck's picture

John Hicks would like a word with you

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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OSUMyke's picture

OK so we had two even better thank you I forgor about that one

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VintonCountyBuck's picture

No prob OSUMYKE.  I was just always fascinated with his story especially since he only finished second because of Archie.  +1

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

OSUMyke's picture

James Laurinaitis VS AJ Hawk would be a good one.

Mike Cutlip

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Waltbuck's picture

Pepper Johnson vs. Keith Byars

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CGroverL's picture

If my family had not moved to central Florida in 1980, I would have attended Roth High School...where Keith Byars is a legend. It seems that Dayton has the Wright Brothers, Roger Clemens, Mike Schmidt, Keith Byars, Brady Hoke, and ME. While all of those mentioned were born in Dayton, my comment was just me being silly. Anyway...even though Byars is from my hometown, I'd have to pick Pepper Johnson in that circle drill. My memories of Keith Byars are more from his Sunday playing days when he was converted to a TE that didn't lift his knees very high when he ran (as in NOT Roger Craig-like) but had super hands and was very clutch. Pepper Johnson was just a monster though as he played well above his 240-250 pounds when he hit, yet he was very fast and seemed to let no one get by him.

My money goes on Pepper, but not for any specific reason. In their primes though, I would expect at least one of them to get their helmet knocked off.

On a side note....Keith Byars led Roth to a state championship in basketball in his senior year. Not so bad, right?

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!

NitroBuck's picture

One of the funniest things I saw during my days as a student was Pepper Johnson playing tennis with Marcus Marek behind old Larkins Hall.  Pepper was surprisingly nimble for such a big guy, but the intensity from those two was off the charts.  I'm pretty sure I would not want either as a doubles partner.

Ferio.  Tego.

Bugsyk's picture

The Workout Warriors:  John Simon vs Mike Kudla

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jamesrbrown322's picture

How about Simon-Stillwagon?

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Wilkinson v. Hankins, Cris Carter v. Michael Jenkins, Byars v. Eddie, Winfield v. Malcolm Jenkins, and Whitner v. Moore come to mind...

 

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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OSUMyke's picture

I like the Big Daddy vs Big Hank

Mike Cutlip

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Michael Citro's picture

YES! Big Daddy vs. Hungry Hungry Hankins would be epic.

Killer nuts's picture

Big Daddy vs Orlando Pace

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CGroverL's picture

You beat me to it...Wiklinson vs. Hankins is a drill that they should have a first to win 5 times while giving out Gatorade and oxygen between reps.

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!

OSUMyke's picture

Eddie George VS Carlos Hyde I would pay to see that.

Mike Cutlip

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Eddie's strength, size, and determination would make any of his matchups EPIC!

 

I'd love to see Hyde v. Raymont Harris...very similar styles.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

CGroverL's picture

Both were listed at 6'3" and 240 pounds in their senior year. George had close to 2,000 yards during his senior year....Hyde had over 1,500 yards in his senior season while missing 3 games. We all love Eddie for the Heisman, but a 3 game suspension for Hyde took Ohio State's 8th Heisman away. When it comes to size, height, weight, strength, and even stats...these 2 are almost perfectly matched. Great pick.

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!

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OSUMyke's picture

Jack Tatum Vs Donte Whitner

Mike Cutlip

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OSUMyke's picture

What about David Boston VS well anyone.........

Mike Cutlip

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Pre- or Post-roids?

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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OSUMyke's picture

Take your pick thats why I put  Vs anyone it leaves that door open

Mike Cutlip

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HSBDAWG's picture

If you think about it when Boston left Ohio State he was already hugh look at the fight he got in to it with Woodson the man was ripped then. Like to see him and Doss go at it.

SilverState's picture

 

 

MoC v. Shazier

Gamble v. Ginn

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OSUMyke's picture

Instead of Gamble vs Ginn which I think Gamble would win everytime. What about Ted Ginn Jr Vs Terry Gleen.

Mike Cutlip

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Buckeyeboy's picture

Marcus Marek vs AJ Hawk, two big, intense, tough-ass, Ohio State linebackers!

Go Bucks!

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NitroBuck's picture

Hawk would win that one easily, as he is much, much bigger than Marek.  Marcus claims he only weighed 198 lbs.  But man, did he have a nose for the ball!

Ferio.  Tego.

jamesrbrown322's picture

No one wants to see Krenzel v. Germaine? How about Nugent v. Trepasso?

 

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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OSUMyke's picture

I say go for the threesome Krenzel, Germain, and Herbstreet

Mike Cutlip

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Dude, Herbie wins hands down. He was a runner, not a pocket guy...although Krenzel was pretty damn tough...

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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OSUMyke's picture

I think Herbie would of been more likely to talk his way out of it, then to of actually made contact.

Mike Cutlip

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Killer nuts's picture

Krenzel is a big dude, he's about the same size as Pryor actually. 6'4" and 230 lbs

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nm_buck's picture

Krenz would cake herbie

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osubuck57's picture

Troy Smith vs. Braxton Miller

SCOTTC.

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osubuck57's picture

Meyer vs. Tressel. lol

SCOTTC.

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buckeyeguy0615's picture

I don't want Tressel to die that way.

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UFest57's picture

Steve Bellisari vs Joe Bauserman

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dan_isaacs's picture

I'd rather see Gholston v. Bauserman.

Dan Isaacs

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seafus26's picture

Bellasari was tough, but no QB. Bauserman was neither. How about Boekman. Big but not tough

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

bedheadjc's picture

but they'd never make contact...
 

Yankeetowner's picture

Jack Tatum vs. a Snow Plow...Tatum would win every time!

YankeetownBuckeye

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USMC11917's picture

Bauserman vs Zwick

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DC-town's picture

Mike Nugent vs Tom tupa...this ish just got real

'Piss excellence' -RB

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buckeyebowhunter's picture

A Hurricane vs. Ditka?   Da Bears

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DC-town's picture

Joe bauserman vs the wide open fan in c deck he was always throwing at

'Piss excellence' -RB

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BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

Jim Tressel vs Urban Meyer

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DC-town's picture

Nice- What if the name of the hurricane was 'hurricane ditka'?

'Piss excellence' -RB

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BuckToAsT's picture

Laurinaitis v. Shazier.

 

I think those two would split a series.

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OSUBias's picture

Hayes vs Meyer

Nobody said it HAD to be players from the same position, right?

Wilkerson vs. Pace

Eddie vs Spielman

Boston vs. Winfield

Shitter's full

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OSUBias's picture

Zwick vs. Hamby

Shitter's full

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buckeyebowhunter's picture

How about Amir vs. Wet Paper Sack.

 

 

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Jeremypreemo81's picture

hahahah I wish I could upvote this 10 more times

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German Buckeye's picture

I'd lay odds on the sack.

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BUCKfutter's picture

comment of the year candidate

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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buckeyeradar's picture

LOL, that is great.  Now seriously how tall is Wet Paper Sack?  

Buckeye in Texas

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

The sack wins based on sheer determination and superior athletic ability.

cinserious's picture

Speaking of circle drills, anybody got a link to the one before the Spring game this year?

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

HSBDAWG's picture

 

No but the chipy stuff he was talking about was Mcmillian and Zeke

 

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture
M

McMillan and Elliott line up at about 3:10

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

The background music was completely unnecessary. 

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Osurrt's picture

Love the fire from Eze and Kwon.......bring that on the field in September. Minus the punch-lol.

allinosu's picture

No way Doss takes Tatum. Jack had a way of utilizing his whole body better than anyone I've witnessed. He turned running backs backwards even with a head of steam and bigger than him. That time he hit a Minnesota running back trying to leap over the line with a full head of steam sending him falling backwards still amazes me. (It ended up winning the game)

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Nappy's picture

Tatum wasn't called The Assassin for no reason

Fan of bacon since 1981

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

The famous goal line stand hit was vs Purdue in 1970.  Ohio State was leading 10-3 and playing lethargically; because they were focused on beating the weasels the next week in the ultimate revenge game.  Purdue drove down the field late in the game.  Otis Armstrong was the Purdue tailback.  On 4th and goal at the 1 1/2 yard line, Purdue went for the touchdown.  Armstrong dove over the line and looked certain to score.  However, Tatum was mirroring him and met him above the LOS head-on.  Otis landed on the 5 yard line.  To me, its the penultement Jack Tatum moment.

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

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RedStorm45's picture

Then what is the ultement Jack Tatum moment?

allinosu's picture

Thanks I mix that one up with another game where Minnesota had us beat and lost at our goal line. Getting old I guess.

Bailey458's picture

Will Smith vs. Will Smith (dressed as Fresh Prince)

buckguyfan1's picture

Schlichter vs Rose 

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OSUMyke's picture

WR Battles

Rambo vs Holmes

Ginn vs Glenn

Sanzenbacher vs Hartline

Gonzalez vs Galloway

 

 

 

Mike Cutlip

Jeremypreemo81's picture

Orlando Pace vs Korey Stringer!!!!!!!!!

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TUNBUCK89's picture

Spielman vs Byars . That would've been epic.

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OSUStu's picture

Pace vs. any two other players!

Okay, seriously, I would take Pace over anyone else.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Ricky Dudley vs Dallas Lauderdale

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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Furious George 27's picture

Stringer (RIP) and Pace

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

highsteppin's picture

Pete Johnson vs Any other Running Back

As far as Fickell vs Vrabel, Fickell was the greatest HWY wrestler coming out of high school, than anyone I have ever seen at any other school in any state.  His exploits were legendary.  Say what you will about his coaching, but his wrestling speaks for itself, and that would be all he would need in any circle drill.

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Hovenaut's picture

Late to the thread - and Pete Johnson was the first name that popped in my head.

Let's keep it real old school - Johnson against Jim Otis.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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oregonianbuckeye's picture

Pete Johnson vs. Jamar Martin. That would be pretty epic.

BUCKfutter's picture

hyde wins by default when beanie gets turf toe and pulls out of the matchup

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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HSBDAWG's picture

love bennie to death but if he had a bigger heart he would have reworked the record book.

 

 

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BUCKfutter's picture

exactly. i live in phoenix and the sports radio guys were fawning over RDS, and the only question that came up was his toughness because the cards got burned by beanie. has nothing to do with RDS, but it's the kind of rep something like that can give a school.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

HSBDAWG's picture

Not to worrie with RDS or Hyde both of them do not sit out unless they are broke. Man crush on them they do not play the sandy clam football.

 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He missed 3 games. The same number Hyde did. You're acting as if he missed 10.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

ABrown07's picture

Braxton Miller vs Stanley Jackson

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.
-Woody Hayes

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Blackbeards Delight's picture

Neutron Man vs Big Nut, Buckeye Guy, and Buckeye Cowboy

The best non OSU match up

Brady Hoke vs Bret Bielema

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bitches.

- Me

 

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Killer nuts's picture

Jim Bollman vs Orlando Pace

Nick Siciliano vs Chris Spielman

 

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Osurrt's picture

Bollman vs Pace----ROFLMAO. Bollman versus all the 4 and 5 stars that he screwed up over a decade.

Furious George 27's picture

Different team but Boston vs Woodson.... Let them finish the fight.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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Killer nuts's picture

Zach Boren vs Justin Boren

cinserious's picture

Donte Whitner v.s. Mike Doss.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Sportpaco's picture

If we are including former Ohio State coaches:

Woody Hayes V. Bo Schembechler 

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moopdawg's picture

Joey Galloway takes out any former OSU db, except maybe....Antoine Winfield.  :)

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Codeezy's picture

Galloway would still win. Dude was 5' 11" 185lbs and benched 450. Athletically and pound for pound probably only pace would be better. 

HSBDAWG's picture

Have you forgot about shawn springs

 

Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Frankly, at Ohio State, the name shouldn't even be The Circle drill.  They should call it The Tatum Drill.  The fact you have Doss beating Jack Tatum is more fictional than The Hobbit.  There has never been anyone wearing the Scarlet and Gray that has ever hit as ferociously as Jack Tatum.  Entire game plans were designed to avoid him so that opposing players would be available the following week.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN7brBdh-G0

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

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alust2013's picture

Spielman vs. Katzenmoyer was what I came up with when you asked on the dubcast. If they both went all out, there would probably be broken bones.

...and Michigan still sucks.

Kaceybrown's picture

Archie vs Adam. The Griffins. 

CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Antoine Winfield vs Malcom Jenkins - Lets see who the toughest corner from OSU was

Terrelle Pryor vs Kirk Herbstriet - Settle the feud like men

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Kaceybrown's picture

Pryor vs herbstriet? Yes please. 

HSBDAWG's picture

John Simmon VS All 3 Boren brothers

 

seafus26's picture

Todd Boeckman vs the LSU DB he decided to slide against instead of meet in contact at the goaline when flushed from pocket inside the 10 yardline and had clear path except that DB that had only shot at him. He laid it down and settled for 3.

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

SilverBullet-98's picture

Who would be the best Fullbacks to go at it?

Pete Johnson vs Nicky Sualua

Jim Calhoun vs Jamar Martin

We have had some nice fullbacks.

Would have love to seen Katzenmoyer vs Ron Dayne meet at the LOS with a 7 yard start for both.

 

"The Past Builds the Future"

BIGHEC39's picture

Woody Hays vs. Urban F. Meyer

BigHec39

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1958Buckeye's picture

John Brockington & Jim Stillwagon

power v power

"Without winners there wouldn't be any civilization." Woody Hayes

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fansince1968's picture

Jim Stillwagon vs Jim Otis

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Barnsey69's picture

Pretty fun idea, and lots of good ones so far. I think my number one circle drill would be George v. Hyde. Beanie, Johnson, Byers, etc were all tough, but those two would be awesome in that tight space.

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Crumb's picture

I think in all these match ups when they collide they're is an explosion and all of the sudden dead wolverines everywhere.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

Jdadams01's picture

Tatum's rep alone would defeat half the players you could put up against him. Love Doss, but Tatum was made to hit people.

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

He didn't so much hit people as explode on them.  Someone once described it as he wasn't so much tackling the player, as trying to hit that player's organs...In LeRoy Keyes' case, it was his heart.

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

RDS vs AJ Hawk.  Jake Ballard vs Ricky Dudley.

Ray Small vs Art Schlichter

Mike Nugent vs Aaron Craft

Joey Galloway vs Beth Mowins

Class of 2010.

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nm_buck's picture

Ray Small vs Art Schlichter

Schlichter would take a dive 

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bubpy222's picture

S Bellasari vs Chuck Norris

jamesrbrown322's picture

How about Chris Gamble the wideout v. Chris Gamble the returner v. Chris Gamble the DB?

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

jhart's picture

Dan Stultz vs. Mike Nugent

wyatt's picture

Gene Smith against Earl Bruce.

D. Anthony's picture

Alonzo Spellman v Jim Tressel

D. Anthony

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clint5507's picture

Maurice Wells vs. an open running lane. 

 

Ah who are we kidding, he wouldn't actually hit it, just hop around it and run towards the sidelines.

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bleedscarlet's picture

Robert Reynolds and Herbie.... then just choke him like his name is Sorgi..........

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

JohnnyKozmo's picture

The list is flawed other than the QBs.  Outside of that, it's usually O vs D.

 

Big Kat against any freshmen LB, past or present, is the measuring stick.  In fact, in order to be recruited by tOSU as a LB, you must face and not be killed by a Freshman Big Kat.  Can Gene please  put his pointless bonuses into a fund to provide research into cloning a past form of a person?  Raekwon vs Big Kat anyone?

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MVJ's picture

Chic Harley v. Red Grange

Sousaphone v. Sousaphone (double script Ohio)

Matthew v. Mark & Luke v. John (Gospel Final Four)

Shaggy v. Velma

"You win with people "

sivaDavis's picture

The State of Ohio v.s Herbstreit 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

TCOB_6's picture

I must say, when I read the topic and before I read the article/comments, my first thought was the big Kat vs Spielman.

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Shawn Springs vs David Boston

Rickey Dudley vs Jeff Heuerman

Nicky Sualua vs Andy Katzenmoyer

Big Daddy Wilkerson vs Orlando Pace

Stanley Jackson vs Kirk Herbstreit for sh@ts & giggles

 

 

 

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

My fist vs. the first wall I see after reading this.

So ready for football!

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luckynutz's picture

Maybe not a circle drill...but id pay money to see Simon arm wrestle Vernon gholston.

VintonCountyBuck's picture

Randy Gradishar V/s Marcus Marek.

I used to hear stories growing up from my dad about how dominate these linebacking legends  were.  Saw Spielman and Katz play, but as great as both were neither are the all-time leading tacklers at OSU, nor did any of them finish as high as Gradishar in the Heisman race. ('73 Archie won, John Hicks finished 2nd)

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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teakwood's picture

Alonzo Spellman vs O. Pace

 

Seattle Linga's picture

Oh this is getting good

fin3321's picture

Gene Smith vs 2012 football team

Adam Findley

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Nick_Satan's picture

Woody vs Coombs            FWIW I asked Spielman this very question, I was in middle school and my dad took me to one of the radio shows that I think it was 610 WTVN was doing or 1460. I think it was the week of the 1998 Michigan state game, I don't remember  but I remember they had a buckeye round table and they would go to a different place every week . But I asked him who would win in a head to head him or Katzenmoyer and I can't remember what he said but the look on his face made me about want to shit my pants. Lets just say he wasn't very happy with the question. This has haunted me to this day. That i had one chance to meet him and I asked him something stupid and got him really pissed off.

I am German so english is not my first language. Even though grammar Nazi's like to point out my mistakes all the time. It makes them feel better about them self.

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Floyd Stahl's picture

Eddie George vs. Keith Byars

Randy Gradishar vs. Tom Cousineau

gm3jones's picture

Gene Smith vs a Bear

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

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Nutinpa's picture

LeChuck Bentley vs. Cam Heyward

Zack Boren vs. Tom Cousineau

 

RBuck's picture

The Browns once offered John Havlicek a contract.

Hondo vs. Ricky Dudley

 

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Alex Boones Liver's picture

Police are still undefeated vs. Ray Small

 

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Fort Seneca Steve's picture

1997 Nebraska Football Team vs 1997 scum team...just to prove that ttun NEVER won a national championship in 1997 - Nebraska won it!  Give it up lloyd...the guy in the sweater vest (2002) wins again!

Before there was Larry Bird, there was "Hondo" John Havilcek! The Pride of Martins Ferry, Ohio!

Buckidelphia's picture

Off topic but that Katzenmoyer picture is one of the most iconic in recent memory.  Others..

- Krenzel being carried

-Clarrett diving into EndZone against Miami

-Boren standing over Gardener 

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seafus26's picture

An un armed Alonzo Spellman vs an unarmed biggest and baddest of police officers.

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

Art Harrell's picture

Kirk would move to the Tennessee,before he would meet anybody from" THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY" in the Circle. Go Bucks

cw823's picture

Lydell Ross vs any fan under the age of 12.  Kid wins, as once they make contact Ross automatically falls down on the ground.

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osubuckeye4life's picture

Some more editions:

John Simon vs Simon Fraiser

Cie Grant vs Bobby Carpenter

Orlando Pace vs Alex Boone

 

Poison nuts's picture

I'm way late on this post, but I wanted to say that the attention to detail with Chris Spielman in the reflection of Katzenmoyer's facemask is absolutely amazing. Well done!!!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.