Last I heard my boy Dustin was broadcasting the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena League.
You are forgetting the drawing point of that great Ohio weather. He would get to experience all 4 seasons and sometimes here in Columbus you can experience all 4 seasons in the same weekend. Plus, there are no White Castles in Oregon.
I should have added Ray as well. I remember the interception against Leach to help us beat ttun at the Big House. Again that stupid 2014 team guide list him as a safety...
...at least I don't have to worry about listing Duncan as one of the all-time wide receivers :-)
I should have known that about Tatum. I was young, but I pretty much saw his whole career. I was looking at our All-Americans and All-Conference Teams in the 2014 Team Guide and they had him listed as "CB" which must have stood for something else at the time, because the 2 "corners" on those teams are listed "LH" and "RH", which I assume stands for Left and Right Defensive Halfbacks. The only safety it list is Mike Sensibaugh (one of my favorite players).
Of course if we included safeties Mike Doss would certainly be right there with Tatum.
That's a good point Hayes, I have thought that as well. It plays out in the fact that he would shoot much better in the clutch when the game was on the line or at the buzzer on shooting clocks or halftimes. No time to think, just react.
I agree with Pat Elflein...he may be the Buckeyes least talked about first team B1G player ever.
Chic Harley - for the reason mentioned
Orlando Pace - for the reasons mentioned, I will say this however, before there was an Orlando Pace, there was John Hicks, who at the time was the first to ever start in three Rose Bowls, a 2 time all-american, won the Outland and Lombardi trophies, plus finished 2nd in the Heisman Vote. Had he not been injured in 1971, he and Pace might be 1a and 1b as the greatest Buckeye LT.
Archie Griffin - one of a few name that always comes to mind when you mention the greatest OSU player ever. Plus, his name will always be mentioned nationally at Heisman time until someone wins that 2nd trophy.
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady - I'm surprised he is not mentioned more in this thread. Another two time all-american, he finished 3rd in the Heisman in 54 when we won the National Championship. In 1955 he won the Heisman by the largest margin ever at the time. He was also named Athlete of the Year in 55. He left OSU as the rushing, all-purpose, and scoring leader. As a DB there was never a pass completed against him. He also played baseball and led the team in HR's and SB's...uhhh Wow, say it backwords, woW.
Congrats Coach...we would hate to lose you, but that is the price of success. Just promise, should the opportunity arise, never to give in to the temptation to start another 10 year war.
I would think it would hurt recruiting for schools like Kentucky and Louisville more then Ohio St. It might even hurt ttun who recruits kids in Ohio that either we don't want, or who are not fans of our program (haters). A Big 12 school would give them another option, plus keep them close to home.
I wasn't thinking about WR depth I was thinking Secretariat at the Belmont...
Don't let our jocularity deter you from joining in. Remember...
I suppose he would be able to put up some gaudy numbers and prove to the NFL his shoulder is sound, assuming it is. It would also be less pressure then going to an Oregon, or whoever, and being under national scrutiny each week. Still...
Replace Big Daddy with Ginn Jr and that would be my list.
There are only three members on the Youngstown St message boards, but they all agree that Miller is transferring there right after their new head coach Luke Fickell is announced and they accept the invitation to join the Big 12.
Even though I agree with the TE comments, when I first clicked on this thread I had Rod Smith in mind also. Just like you, I have no idea what went on behind the scenes, but when he first came on the scene I thought he was going to be the next Eddie George because of his upright running style and combination of speed and power. Unfortunately for him, a couple early fumbles pushed him back in the rotation, and apparently the fumbles were the least of his issues. I wish him success in his next chapter of life.
Didn't you know Dantonio and Sparty just like Wisconsin were forced to lay down to pave the way for the Buckeyes to make the playoffs. They were just less obvious about it. :-)
So with the reduced scholarships, the 9 transfers, coaching players he did not recruit, and a crappy season from what was suppose to be a stud QB, you are not ready to give him a 1 year pass before evaluating a coach who goes 6-6 in a tough division and goes to a Bowl?
I'm by no means a PSU apologist, in fact I dislike them more then any team other then ttun, because their fans that I know here in Central Ohio trash Ohio St as cheaters and over-rated, so I hope Franklin does end up "decidedly unimpressive", BUT, by your 1 year standard you must think Brady Hoke is a great coach since he went 11-2 his first year.
It's hard to predict with the new coaches, but I will say this for Franklin, he can recruit. The last time I checked Rivals PSU had 11 four star recruits to Ohio States 10. Nebraska and ttun both had only 4.
Now we all know there are bust and there are kids who can be "coached up", but right now that is all we have to go on.
It's hell I tell ya, hell
Seems like a genuine nice guy...
So Many to choose from, but for me it has been the tackling by D.Grant, Apple, Bell, and Powell. The missed tackles for big plays use to bring forth many expletives last year. This year they more then cut that in half.