Former Ohio State Great Tom Cousineau Elected to College Football Hall of Fame

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Finally!!

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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MDBuckeye2002's picture

The first nasty number 36!  Congrats Tom Cousineau!

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987

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buckzilla1's picture

I wait every year to see if we will have a #36 in the middle linebacker position. Call me superstitious but whom ever wears this number and plays there dominates. IMO

Hey Cancer! This ass kicking is brought to you by the Guernsey county mafia. Give it Hell 84!

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buckeyestu's picture

Congratulations to Cousineau. I enjoyed watching him play, an awesome player.

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aznchipmunk's picture

well-deserved

yes, I'm still alive

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Hovenaut's picture

Between Gradishar and Spielman, there was a linebacker named Cousineau...

Long overdue. 

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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jpfbucks01's picture

Gradishar ought to be there too

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C-Deck's picture

Has been since 1998 according to the list above.

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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Seattle Linga's picture

Finally - what a great honor. Well deserved TOM

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Dillon G's picture

I remember him most for playing besides Chip Banks.

#walkaway

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Browns88's picture

That dude was a tackling machine

Browns88

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buckeye phi's picture

Well deserved.  Full disclosure:  While he was a freshman my senior year, we had many mutual friends through athletics - so we hung out a little - and I'm obviously biased. 

But a funny football story I witnessed more-or-less first hand involved Tom Cousineau.  An old buddy of mine, who was playing safety for Indiana at the time, was watching his offense struggling against the Buckeye defense when our starting middle linebacker (a senior) went down with an injury. 

Of course, my friend and the rest of the Indiana defenders on the sideline quickly looked at the OSU depth chart - and were relieved to see the replacement would be a freshman.  Relieved - that is, until they got a look at Tom as he trotted on to the field.  As you might imagine, there was a collective "Oh, sh@t!" from the Hoosier sideline. 

And the rest, as they say, is history -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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0H-10's picture

As it should be!

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KevinJ's picture

Congrats to Tom, now when the hell is Randy Gradishar going to be voted into the HOF.

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Buckloving's picture

The HoF is a joke. ......maybe they should just wait until they're dead to put them in

bobbyd

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C-Deck's picture

Gradishar 1998

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Lord Almighty. Tom Cousineau now keeps company with an astounding and august list of Buckeye representatives in the CFHOF.

Congratulations, Tom! Your inclusion is a great honor to you and THE Ohio State University.

GO BUCKS!

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Crumb's picture

Who had more tackles in a career than Cousineau? Marcus Marek? Randy Gradishar? 

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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JohnnyBuckeye's picture

I remember Cousineau from my childhood, frankly, I'm shocked that he is only now being inducted...

Go Bucks

 

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Ohio'sPraise's picture

You left out the part where he dated my mom in 1973. No big deal. 

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NapervilleBuck's picture

And his dad was my drivers ed teacher at Lakewood.  Big man of a man.

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GR8TBUCKS's picture

I guess he didn't only date your mom. 

MY BUTT'S SO BIG, I SPLIT MY PJ BOTTOMS

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brutus360's picture

He was a legend among the group that wore the number. Has lost it's luster lately. Kwon needs to change to it.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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TPMBuck's picture

About time - Congrats Tom!

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C-Deck's picture

1977 Jam Jim Dainiel Daniell

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

A Buckeye Legend gets his just respects.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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UniotoTank55's picture

Really?  He wasn't in it yet?

Well, add another buckeye to the CFB HOF. This gives us 25, an outright third all time.

"I kind of pulled back, and I think I pulled something." Orlando Pace

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kmp10's picture

Cousineau was the best. He fully deserves HOF enshrinement. Congratulations, Tom... it's about time. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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Chic'sGhost's picture

We were in the same incoming frosh class.  Remember seeing him fall quarter 1975 on West Campus and there were babes hanging all over him . Huge individual.  

"You're welcome for the house I built."

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NOBLUE's picture

Hey John Coop is that a hamster or a GERBIL

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McGrind's picture

Was counting the replys before this came up...decided I didn't want to be the first. So thanks no blue. 

The question is...is JCLP the first? Or just a harmless Coincidence? 

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

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TheMinnesotaBuckeye's picture

Cousineau had as much natural talent for playing LB as anyone I've ever seen. What a player.

I saw him wrestle Bob Golic at the district championships in Mentor when they were seniors; everybody there knew they were witnessing greatness.

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allinosu's picture

Tom was so physical with food athletic ability. He holds his own against our best LBs of all time.

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painterlad's picture

I also have outstanding food ability. Which is why I'm on a diet right now.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

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livinthedream's picture

I would've thought Tom was already an inductee, given the career he had. Multiple record holder, first overall pick, HOFamer, now that's a life. Congratulations Tom.

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ChattyMattE's picture

Congrats to one of the best! Well deserved!

"Only God can judge me." Jim Tressel #QuietTime

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NOBLUE's picture

McGrind I guess me and you might be the only ones that know about that

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BuckeyeDale's picture

Watching the attached vid, did he wear #16 for a game for some reason?  (I was in Germany that year and didn't get to see/read a lot about Buckeye Football)

 

BuckeyeDale

GO BUCKS!!

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GR8TBUCKS's picture

the audio explains who that was. 

MY BUTT'S SO BIG, I SPLIT MY PJ BOTTOMS

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TatumRuled's picture

I only hope that Marcus Marek never gets overlooked (which, by the way, he does when people list the all time Buckeye defensive players).

"Hell, Woody didn't recruit me; he recruited my mother!" -Jack Tatum                       

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