Has to be Beanie Wells. Love me some Hyde, but Beanie was simply special. Tremendous blend of power, speed, and strength. His hurdling, spin move in '06 against Michigan (legendary stuff) and his neck-breaking stiff arm was fantastic. Not to mention he played his best games on the biggest stages.
From everything we've heard from coach Meyer about how Hyde has impressed him with the way he's handled himself with the suspension, I think Hyde will see his fair share on Saturday.
I know at my high school we had the same helmets but we wouldn't get our helmet stripes until the first game week. So all through summer camp and two-a-days we would just have our plain orange helmet that we would manually have to add to the helmet ourselves.
I'm not sure if Ohio State is the same way, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did work in a similar fashion.
Ten years went by so fast. Hard to believe we haven't won another one since then, but the 2002-2003 one was so special it takes away most, if not all, the pain away from being denied another the past couple of years.
I voted for Michigan-South Carolina. Jadeveon Clowney was a monster.
Going undefeated two straight seasons is something really difficult to accomplish. Not saying it can't be done, especially because the Buckeyes have a lot coming back and their schedule is pretty favorable, but I voted one loss because it just seems like the "safer" choice.
I'll be thrilled if they can manage to do it all again, including the B1G Championship game + bowl game.
Sugar Bowl. I have no doubt Ohio State could have played with the best of them that year, including Oregon (again) and/or Auburn. Cam Newton vs. Terrelle Pryor? Tell me that wouldn't be a match up you wouldn't get excited for.
As of now, I can't see them getting past the Sweet Sixteen. That's with a nice little run in the tournament, too.
I really want to see Pryor in action as a starting QB. I doubt it comes next year, or if it all, but let the kid play. He's got a lot of raw talent and it's just fun to reminisce when he's escaping pressure from the pocket.
The only way I see Urban winning one would be if the Buckeyes go undefeated again next year. Even then, there's a good chance he doesn't get it. After that chance though, I just don't see them giving it to him.
Good for him. What he did at Ohio State is a tad underrated, in my opinion. I think he has a good chance to eventually be a decent quarterback in the NFL. Only time will tell, I guess.
It's not considered an official visit for the recruits.
This event was open to any football player in high school, but the actual recruits that are ranked, etc. were given invitations. Otherwise, you'd have to just hear about it and join.
As far as anyone knows, there is no official scholarship out to the quarterbacks. Meyer and his staff want to be able to assess the QB's midway through the season.
I'm not complaining. Going on a streak without Joey Votto (even against sub .500 teams) is great. It can help train the players not to rely on any one guy. It makes the team better as a whole once Votto is back in the lineup.
I'm excited for this fall and for once, not just because of college football.
Best of luck to you in the future Danny!
Very well written Johnny. Excellent work.
Easily the winner.