The freshmen entering Ohio State University in 1967 (freshmen were ineligible until the 1972 season) and graduating in 1971 were dubbed "The Super Sophomores", record of 27-2, 1 National Championship, were perhaps the "Best" recruiting class in the history of college football. That recruiting class included 11 HS All-Americans, all drafted by the NFL in 1971, and most of them were 3 year Buckeye starters. Some of you may remember these names (list of the 11 HS AA's): QB Rex Kern, DB Jack Tatum (1970 AA), DT Jim Stillwagon (1970 AA), RB John Brockington (1970 AA), DB Mike Sensibaugh (1970 AA), TE Jan White (1970 AA), WR Bruce Jankowski, DB Tim Anderson (1970 AA), HB Larry Zelina, LB Doug Adams, DE Mark Debevc.
For the record that group had 6 (listed above) All-Americans, and 13 were drafted in the 1971 NFL Draft, 4 in the 1st round. Our 2013 group is the best so far in the Meyer years. What an outstanding group. Would not be surprised if this group doesn't match the 1967 group in producing 4 1st rd picks (my projections are: Bosa, Bell, Apple, Price, with Barrett and Elliott going either in the 1st but definitely in the 2nd). So, this group, NFL-draft wise, could top the 1967 group. GO BUCKS!!!!
Brian Johnson could be a reach. Why: Yes, he was a freshman qb at Utah when Coach Meyer was the HC, but the OC and QB Coach there was Dan Mullen, his current employer at Miss State. Of course, where would I rather be "there" or in Columbus. A no-brainer. Hope it works out like that. Would be a good hire. GO BUCKS!!!!
2013 class will go down as one of the best in the history of our school. All 9 of these guys should be drafted, with a possibility of a #1 (Bosa), and at least 5 others (Bell, Apple, Barrett, Elliott, Price) in the 1st or 2nd rds. Definitely Coach Meyer's best class at OSU, GO BUCKS!!!!
Darren Lee is a red-shirt freshman; whereas Kwon is a true freshman (ESPN's Freshman AA team only included true freshmen).
Herschel was a junior when he won the Heisman. Took bad advice before his senior year by signing with an agent, and after losing his eligibility, signed with the USFL's New Jersey Generals to play with a team owner named Donald Trump. Herschel always wishes that he had stayed at Georgia. If he had I'm sure the 4-year rushing record would have been out of reach. Too me, the best college rb of all time. This assessment from a BIG guy. GO BUCKS!!!!
If our defense plays Bama the way we played the Badgers we will win. The key to stopping Bama's O, as it is anyone's O, but especially an athletically-gifted team as them, is to make sure that there is no yards gained beyond our initial contact. Just as we did against the Nation's #1 back, hit him, contain him, and bring him down. When you review Bama tape a lot of their yards (scores) come after the initial contact. Oklahoma did an outstanding job of tackling in last year's bowl game win.
I believe their O is tailor-made for our D. Very similar to Wisky, line up and pound. However they do have the ability obviously to also pass. But I'm not buying Sims. Pressure this guy and he we will "Gardnernize", throw the ball up for grabs. In the Iron Bowl Saban was ready to bench him. I'm confident that coach Meyer will have a plan. He's been there done that a few times against Bama. He definitely knows the plan and effort it takes to bring the crimson to their knees. GO BUCKS!!!!
Hope Alabama forget what Oklahoma did to them in last year's bowl. I watched Bama's game with Missouri and I definitely see us not only hanging in there with these guys but having enough punch and savvy to score points. They are surely not invincible. GO BUCKS!!!!
Last week I referenced Cardale throwing 2 td's to Devin Smith in the 2011 Ohio-Penna Big 33 game. Add 3 more to their total. What an outstanding performance!!!! Also, did anyone notice #72? Man-o-man, where has Chris Carter been this season? What a performance. Congrats Big guy!!!! GO BUCKS!!!!
Congratulations to our BUCKEYES!!!! Total domination in all phases of the game. I've never ever, and I've been watching Buckeye football since the 60's, have I ever seen The Ohio State University Football Team play all phases together this flawlessly. An outstanding game plan. Coach Urban Frank Meyer and entire staff, please take a well-deserved bow. You were ON. The entire game played out like a dream I always have before we play. Guess what? That dream finally materialized. I couldn't have been more happier than what was on display. Players, you were magnificent, and you to deserve to take a bow. GO BUCKS!!!!
I'm just so proud of our BUCKEYES!!!! What an outstanding game. Coaches and players please take a well deserved bow. CONGRATULATIONS BUCKEYES, BIG CHAMPIONS!!!!. Predictions: 3rd seed. Will play #2 Oregon; #1 Bama will play #4 FSU. Championship game: #1 Bama vs #3 Buckeyes. Final score: Bama 24 OSU 31. National Champions. Make it happen Bucks. FO BUCKS!!!!
cbs.sports,com 2017 prospect watch for qb's has J.T. as the top qb prospect for that draft class Umh!!! GO BUCKS!!!!
One of my favorite memories of Cardale was his performance in the Ohio-Penna 2011 Big 33 game in Hershey, PA. 2 td bombs to Devin Smith. Hope history repeats itself. GO BUCKS!!!!
With Clark their d was respectable at best. Without him I'm looking for J.T. to have a Heisman-esque performance. GO O.
I'm looking for a Lombardi-esqe performance for J Bosa. GO D.
No stats or score predictions. I've been way off. I'm just going to lay back and enjoy this Buckeye Beat-Down. GO BUCKS!!!!
Well stated Hove. lol
Pedal to the metal all game long. If we high tempo the way we did against Sparty and Cinti, and not let up, it will be a beautiful and bountiful afternoon for us. We have to adopt the attitude of full press the whole game, not just the 1st 2 drives. I want 10+ td's. Man, I would love to see 3-digits on that score board. Hello: 15 td's. It can be done. Highly unlikely, but "shoot for the moon and land among the stars". GO BUCKS!!!!
Defense after departed Frank Clark hurts (last week was 1st game w/o Clark). Losing him severely cripples them, in the sense that he was their main "pressure the pocket guy". GO BUCKS!!!!
Love that our Buckeyes are respecting ttun. That's solid coaching. In this rivalry there is no such thing as taking this team for granted. One reminder, and a (Big One), let's make sure that this is the LAST game that a coach refers to us as OHIO. Send this guy out with a resounding L. GO BUCKS!!!!
Jalin this week; J.T. next week.
ACC should do the same thing the BIG did when Maryland wr Diggs had physical contact with the official in their game against PSU. Although assessed an 15 yd sportsmanship penalty, after the game, the league suspended Diggs for the next game. We will see what the ACC is made of.
Devin Smith, off of a play action pass, 2nd play of game 60+ yards. GO BUCKS!!!!
Football and track speed are different animals. We all can agree that Teddy Ginn on the football field has blazing and phenomenal speed. Line Teddy up with Chris Sanders and Lenny Willis at the goal line and have them race the length of the field, Teddy would surely finish last. Teddy in high school, at his best, was a 10.5, 10.6 guy in the 100 meters. In fact, he was known more as a 400 m guy. Willis and Sanders were both 10.1 guys on a consistent basis. No buckeye football players ever could compare to these guys in the 100 m dash.
On the other hand, football speed is short bursts, in and out of cuts, where quickness is valued more than speed, Willis and Sanders wouldn't have a chance against Teddy, Galloway, or Dontre Wilson, and many more of our football-speed guys. For what it's worth, there's a reason why track guys have a difficult time transitioning into football players. Speed experts say that many track guys are too stiff in the hips, where football is a game that values flipping hips more than anything else (db's especially). One of the few reasons that many track guys fail at football.
The old saying "one's rags is another's riches" is so true here. J.T. wanted desperately to go to his State's school (UT), just like our Buckeye boys wanting to come and play at OSU. But, a scholarship was not offered. I'm sure the Longhorns are saying on a minute-to-minute basis "How the hell did we let this dude slip through our fingers". I'm happy he is with us. What a find, and what a qb. Outstanding. GO BUCKS!!!!
63-7 Bucks; J.T. 21/27, 325, 6 td's, 8/64. EzE: 19/135, 1 td. D. Smith: 4/148, 3 td's. M. Thomas: 6/95, 2td's. J. Bosa: 5 tfl's (35 yds), 2 1/2 sacks.