Three Former Players I Would Love to See in Our Current Offense

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logamaniac's picture

From my understanding there is no more urban Meyer offense. 

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bucknut1994's picture

Yeah but just think about it, Pryor running Meyers zone read offense. 

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Well its all hypothetical. The players obviously can't play here lol. So just have a little fun, it's the offseason

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analyticalguy's picture

Former players running a former coach's offense.

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SilverHaven's picture

In Day's offense, I would most love to see former player Dwayne Haskins.

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Zonabuck's picture

For those who were around to watch MoC, he really was a treat. I don’t know if the highlights truly do it justice. He was tough, to be sure. And while he was “not fast”, I’m not sure anyone ever caught him from behind. Whatever “fast” is, MoC was always fast enough. But his biggest asset, IMO, is he got every single inch that was available on any given play. Tremendous vision. The line we had that year really wasn’t great. There were so many times where the line got stonewalled, and the play should’ve been stopped, but Mo would find a crease and get three yards. It was crazy. You’d put Ross or Hall in and it would be no gain, or worse. The highlights are great, but the blue collar work he did on the non-highlight plays was probably even more impressive, IMO. 

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Nah he got caught from behind plenty. Texas Tech he busted off a I believe 50 yard run and got ran down from behind

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Zonabuck's picture

Tell me where. He busted off a long TD at 5:20 in the first, then another at 13:20 in the third. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXhLSNadFPo

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Alright I misremembered, I was incorrect about that game but I know he got caught from behind several times

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Mo was Beast. Period. Do we beat Miami w/o him stripping the ball? 

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milhouse4588's picture

No, we don't. One of the best plays by a Buckeye ever.

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Lifetime45's picture

Yep.... i do not care about his “speed”, his vision was uncanny and ran like he was being chased by a mountain lion. Full tilt.

oh what might have been....

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The Rill Dill's picture

We don’t even get to play Miami without him.

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gobucks1966's picture

I watched him many times in high he was faster than you think. I bet he was as fast as Weber and for sure faster than Boom Herron

Denny

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allinosu's picture

I think there is plenty of talented skilled positions so I go with Corey Springer, Orlando Pace and Nick Mangold to push any defensive line.

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Major H's picture

Pardon the recentcy ( a word I just made up) bias, but how about Billy Price, Pat Elflein and Taylor Decker? 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Michael Thomas

ezekiel Elliott 

orlando pace

gimme 

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

Thomas in this passing offense all day, every day.

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BucknutinNC's picture

+1 for Thomas! In Day's system I would love to see him ball out!

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BuckAlum09's picture

Yep, Mikey T... End of thread.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

He was no slouch blocking, either. Just saying.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Beanie, Eddie, Byars - just cuz I want to see them all again. Mo already mentioned. 

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stuckupnorth's picture

Eddie George well because he Eddie

T Decker. He brought toughness and attitude. He made being a slob cool.

Orlando Pace. He was one of the most dominate players ever to play the game.

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stuckupnorth's picture

Not that serious. I noticed it but didn’t care. Thanks for pointing that out to everyone else. We all sleep better tonight.

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BroJim's picture

Pace, Decker, B. Price - O line needs help.

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tcm1968's picture

Would have loved to see Haskins with Devin Smith. We had a bunch of guys who could turn 10 yard passes into big gains but we still didn't hit a bunch of deep strikes.

Then give me John Frank at tight end...  

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aboynamedtracy's picture

Smith with Haskins would have been unfair. Similarly, could you imagine the numbers the late, great Terry Glenn would have had? He was already exceptional, would have averaged close to 100yds/gm as the #1 wr last season.

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Dstacify's picture

All the talk about Tate being huge douche and now you want Terrelle Pryor back lol? He would've been a fantastic fit in Urban's offense though all joking aside. It would've been interesting to see how Herman or Day could've developed him as a passer (instead of being at the mercy of video coordinator Nick Siciliano for two years).

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Yes but Pryor actually started here won a rose and sugar bowl. His doucheness was backed up by results.

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BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

Same thing applies to Coaches too. Win and everything else is forgotten.

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Dstacify's picture

What results? Pryor never came close to winning a Natty here, often underachieved season after season, was mediocre throwing the ball, and was a central figure in the Tattoogate controversy. I wouldn't say winning a Rose Bowl makes up for all that. Also Tate's douchiness is completely harmless compared to the way Pryor was when he was at OSU (we're talking about a guy who used strut around campus and say things like "I'm Terrelle Pryor now who wants to suck my dick"). If we're going by ultimate large-scale results Cardale accomplished more here in less time than Pryor did. Also that Sugar Bowl no longer counts now thanks to Pryor and Tressel.

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Gmac44135's picture

Let's remember also that Tate's douchiness is being based off his Twitter comments. When Pryor was here, that was not a thing.

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The Rill Dill's picture

Pryor was an absolute stud. Period. No one would not want him on their team.

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gobucks1966's picture

TP and MC both real A. H. in high school and doubt it change much in college. I could tell you some stories about both. MC cost us Prescott Burgess Mario Manningham from his own high school team along with S. Grable of Massillon. All three went to TTUN because they wouldn't play with him. Some might not know but TP had a fear of being tackled. He was kind of soft for a football player and lucky for a nice stiff arm to avoid contact. When he played on defense as a db he wouldn't tackle he would grab a arm and rag doll a runner.

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Triv's picture

All three went to TTUN because they wouldn't play with him

Not sure about Burgess or Crable as they were members of the 2003 recruiting class, but Maurice Clarett hadn't stepped foot on Ohio State's campus in 2 years when Manningham enrolled at Michigan in the Summer of 2005. Fairly certain Mo C had absolutely nothing to do with Manningham going to Michigan.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

His doucheness 

That sounds like a royal title, as in, "His Doucheness wishes to exchange this jersey for a tattoo."

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buckeyearchie76's picture

Zeke, Pace, and Haskins

Louis Haynes

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Hovenaut's picture

Joey Galloway might have made people forget about Rocket Ismail.

Rick Dudley would have destroyed the myth about tight ends in this offensive scheme.

Pace is too obvious, but would have still dominated fronting the RPO.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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JDiesel757's picture

I couldn't believe that no one had mentioned Galloway. Galloway was Antonio Brown before NFL offenses became wide open. I would love to see Galloway play in this era.

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Hovenaut's picture

The Joey Galloway position might have a been a thing for sure.

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Galloway was the first one I thought of because he could run crossing routes all day and not get touched and then go over the top. Id day the exact same thing for Ginn. Zeke in Day’s offense would be crazy also.

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milhouse4588's picture

If we're saying this past year's team...

Michael Thomas/Devin Smith and Haskins would have set all sorts of records.

Give me Malik Hooker keeping QBs from torching our D.

And I would say Pace because duh, but I'm going with Shazier or D. Lee.

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Lifetime45's picture

90’s were my heyday....

Pace

Eddie

Terry Glenn

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mtrotb's picture

Some wideout named Cris Carter for me with Pace and Teddy Ginn

mtrotb

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TheDizzle's picture

Chic Harley. Just to see how lost he'd be in 2019

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Buck61's picture

i'd love see today's guys play both ways, every snap including special teams, no 2-3 minute tv  timeouts 5 times per qtr

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BornAndBredABuckeye's picture

Ginn would have been ridiculous with Haskins.

Eddie George. It's Eddie fn George

Little Animal. Our LBs need help.

Tate Martell /s. Too soon?

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The Rill Dill's picture

I’ll take Katzenmoyer, for immediate linebacker help. 

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dsavoca77's picture

This is fun..I would love to see Troy Smith, Orlando Pace and Zeke

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Well I saw a meme of Tate Forcier yesterday on another thread. So I pulled up YouTube and started watching some old Ohio St games (mostly background as I was doing other stuff) and it got me thinking of some damn good athletes we've had and how they would do in either Urban or Ryan Days offense

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Log Jammin''s picture

Joe Bauserman

Isiah Prince

JB Shugarts

I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

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Lifetime45's picture

Let’s not (false) start that shit again.....

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

I'll offer a slightly different spin on this topic.

Name a former Buckeye, who wasn't a huge star for the Buckeyes, who likely would have thrived in the Meyer/Day offense.

I'll submit the name of Brandon Saine. He had good size, very good speed, and pretty good hands, but wasn't necessarily a great running back (ran a bit upright, and wasn't a tackle-breaker). I think he might have been quite successful as an H-back; would have done well on the touch-pass jet sweeps, and he ran a terrific wheel route.

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LoufromOSU's picture

Michael Wiley would have been a huge weapon as well.

I would love to have seen him, Boston and Germaine in this offense.  The 98 offense was great as it was, but in today's game, I would love to have seen that talent.  

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Osumiami's picture

Not offense, but add Shawn Springs, Mike Doss and AJ Hawk to this defense, and the offense won't matter.

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Osumiami's picture

On offense give me Pace, Mangold, and Jordan and dobbins rushes for 2000

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Dashoe's picture

Pace, Korey Stringer r.i.p., “center” Billy Price

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Ryder's picture

Pace - that's a given (best LT to ever play the game).

D. Haskins - (Fields may turn out to be the best thing since sliced bread) but for next year I want him back.

Terry Glenn - I want someone for Haskins to say to....you go deep and we will show these people just how big my gun is.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

O. PACE...

A.J. Hawk

C. Speilman

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

Oops...I'll take Michael Thomas and Keith Byars with O. Pace.

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YugoBuck's picture

Orlando Pace

Dwayne Haskins

Devin Smith

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collards's picture

Jim Parker

Paul Warfield

Jim Lachey

Collards

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Steps1110's picture

Zeke

Mike Thomas

Devin Smith

Steps

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Kernfan's picture

Interesting thread.  Since some folks are picking Pryor and Clarett I guess the assumption is the player comes back with the talent, current offense and coaches, and doesn't bring the baggage.  Since I don't know what the defense looks like with the new changes, I'll stick with offensive players.  In that case, I go with: Clarett (maybe third best freshman RB I have seen after Herschel and AP), Chris Carter, and the best OSU passer I saw before Haskins, Art Schlichter.

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

 Cris Carter

Zeke

Haskins

its over. Hand the National championship to us.

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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gobucks1966's picture

I see someone beat me to Paul Warfield and speaking of a guy for the H back position. One of the smoothest players to ever play here. Maybe the most athletic player to ever play here. I always thought Rex Kern would be a great Qb in Urbans offense and for sure was the best  ball handler to play here at qb. We never passed much in those days and can't recall if he had a arm for Days offense. I saw John Frank mentioned the best TE to date to play for OSU. How can we over look ot John Hicks who came in 2nd for the Heisman . Larry Zelina and Mike Lanese sp. would fit in nicely in any offense. Lanese may of had the best hands of any receiver to play here. I have seen to many play to select just 3 and so many of these kids are forgotten and get passed over. Chris Carter and Anthony Gonzales has to be mentioned too. I would like to see Pete Johnson as a featured back and he was fast for 250 lb's

Denny

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BIGTIMEBUCKS's picture

Zeke, Pace, Ginn. Game over.

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scarletgray's picture

Archie and i dont care whose system it is

JDK

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Zeke, Dwayne (hey, he counts), Michael Thomas. With even a half competent O-line that offense would score on anyone

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estbuckeye74's picture

Joey Bosa Nick Bosa Malik Hooker

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estbuckeye74's picture

Oops guess those 3 wouldn't be very good on Offense

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O H Y O's picture

Pace

Maingold

Elliott

Yeah, try to stop that run game

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RK84's picture

Boston

Eddie

Braxton - Again.

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