jb322 - disagree with the Stillwagon comment. Jack Tatum was the Kodak All-American Player of the Decade for the 60's. And Woody himself called Larry Zelina the "Jewell of the Super Sophs.". That group has six 1st round picks. On a personal note, Mike Sensibaugh was the finest baseball and basketball player I ever had the privilege to play against in high school. At OSU he was another great player in that group. And how about a set of tackles, Mayes and Foley both drafted in the first round in 1969. It's an impossible task.
JB322 - how incredibly right you are. And even with your list there are another 30-50 that could be in a top 10. And none of us remember the 40's and 50's when OSU was just at the threshold of their rise in collegiate FB. How many of those players would crack this list! A Top 10 is impossible to choose; one person's Laurinaitis is another person's Gradishar which is another person's Katzenmoyer. I would imagine every position has ten that could be included.
As I read the comments here I am reminded of the old adage, "keep your words soft and sweet. One day you may have to eat them".
And thank you B-stu and DC. A brother once is a brother always.
Good article, good follow up comments.
Stu, if nothing else, the last two years have shown us that UFM and Hermann will only open the playbook as far as the talent allows. The players are all gifted athletes however we have seen some pretty bad decisions and ensuing mistakes from both sides of the ball and special teams.
B-69, no blame on what a player can or cannot absorb. The coaching staff has learned to call a game on where BM is in his development.
We all want perfection, every play, every game, every year. And yet, we all know it cannot happen. The best we can contribute is positive support...every play, every game, every year.
Very cool, Oyster.
Miller started the season last year, also. He was injured in the second game, ending up sitting out the rest of that game and the next two. Obviously, he could get injured at any time, but we are all wishing for a complete healthy year for BM.
Mitchell is gone. I do not believe he has officially named a school, but he has moved back to Texas to be close to his ailing father. We all wish him and his family the best.
That kinda goes along with my thinking. Those 15-20 year comments are wishful thinkings but we are all aware of how much UFM wrings out of each and every day. I do not believe anyone can sustain that level for that many years. But for however long it is, let us enjoy and be grateful for them.
Holy Shit!!!! This is a sports venue. When the hell did the flood gates open for the political rhetoric and the alcohol/grass/drugs conflict spew forth? Cut the crap. We all have our opinions and nothing you write here will change anyone's minds. So, if you want to discuss Roby's chances of earning$100k for posting the fastest 40 times, let's hear it. Otherwise, shut your f**king pie hole.
Continue to aim low. You can reach that goal and avoid disappointment.
Definitely wrong color for this site!
I do know, but it is totally personal. Let's all just be thankful that Mark decided to come up north a few years ago. And what he makes is not even one-half of his value to all of us alumni and fans.
"The Limited Brands Ohio State University..." Just effing priceless! How much money does it take to have a university named after you? Apparently, it's unLIMITED!
That's a pretty naive football outlook on schemes, input and teamwork from the coaching staff. If the DB's coaches are talking in the meetings that the corners and safeties are coached, taught and have practiced in a certain defensive scheme the DC is not going to call for opposing schemes. We can all have a certain amount of faith that the coaches at this level are all working toward the same objective.
Corey Smith. Both of the Corey Browns' are part of OSU alumni group.
BTW, whereas we all think it would be best if MV could be the DLC forever, tOSU did very well in this circumstance.
I would imagine Coach Johnson realizes at this stage he probably is never going to be a HC at a major D1 school but certainly would like to put a crown jewel on his legacy. Looking around he can see the possibility of obtaining the NC ring would best be served at tOSU. And through attrition at his specialty, tOSU just happens to have a need that he can fill very nicely.
Speculation, but just sayin'.
I think we will all be hearing about Matt Finkes over the next few days. He was a d-lineman playing opposite of Vrable. Good guy who has stayed close to the program.
Chris Spielman won't take an assistant position. He has publicly stated this. With his wealth of knowledge it would be sheer joy for us OSU fans to have CS in any capacity on the coaching staff. But I don't look for it soon. Would be fantastic, though!
Well then, I guess UFM has a little more insight than all of us when he said the best 11 would be on the field. Nor does he ultimately care how you feel about his statement.
We sit out here in front of our computers typing opinions of the little known facts that we gather in our living rooms watching on tv. Most of what we hear and see is filtered through media personnel, for what that is worth. So if we put everything in perspective, it is a crazy wonderful thing that we have this ability to voice our opinions and even rant about what we see as coaching f.u.'s. But in the end we all put our trust in a head coach to do the correct thing to make this a successful (i.e. winning) program. Including getting rid of assistants and/or promoting them. And playing certain players or sitting them. Last time I checked, we don't have a vote. Even those of us who are or have been associated with organized sports on any level.
Our phones not ringing nor is Urban on the line.
Your statement about Tressle "opened" the season with the first true freshman running back in school history is only halfway correct. In 1972 Woody had a freshman running back named Archie Griffin, although Archie was not on the field for the first play of the season. He did however lead the team in rushing his freshman year and the three subsequent years thereafter.
Until UFM drops the hammer, if ever, you are simply barking up a dead horse's ass. If you think UFM is going to be swayed by public opinion please remember he doesn't read these posts, nor does he care about these posts. Let it be.
osu07 Very nice posts. These were the people I had thought about and the time each played. Thanks for being there!
Not quite an entire season. We had some guy named, uh, um, now what was it? Oh yeah, Bryant. Yeah, that was it. Christian Bryant. I think he had that position for the first 5 games of the season. If memory serves me, he played pretty darn good before an injury finished his OSU career.
But then, Pitt Brown was called upon. Maybe, don't know for sure, V. Bell might not have been ready. Oh well. We certainly had a wonderful intro to him last night.
It wasn't quite that easy. They had 15 possessions, 6 td's. Got the ball 4 times on OSU side of the 50. OSU got the ball in Clemson territory once and proceeded to give it right back to them.
I don't disagree that it seemed like Clemson moved the ball freely (shit, just look at the yardage they piled up) but OSU played poorly on both sides of the ball. There's plenty of blame to go around, but let us not go there. This team is going to give us a lotta victories for many years. Let's enjoy the ride and not let the losses eat our souls.
Why would you call him a troll and dv him? He is simply stating a documented fact and backing it up with the publication.
He is simply presenting an idea. Agree or not, I think the fuckoff statement is very unwarranted in this case.