99 Warriors: No. 55 Supplemental

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lamplighter's picture

Thought Aaron Brown was beastly back in the day.  I want to say that he dominated UCLA in the regular season blow out in LA.

Of course that was a night game after a long day of abuse, so maybe not.  A couple of plays tend to stand out though

Again excellent work.  They need to pay you more

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RBurgundy4's picture

Thanks again, Remy. Seems to me that the majority of player/number selections to date - certainly not all, but most - have been pretty clear cut. This one maybe not so much. Bucks have had some playaz wear the ole double nickel. Mangold is a fine selection. Like Lachey before him, he was an even better pro player than he was as a Buckeye, IMO.

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Matt Gutridge's picture

RBurgundy4,
I agree with your assessment with No. 55, it was tough to pick a player. Harder when you don't count pro careers.

Here is how I have them stacked up using a rubric: 

No. 55 Rankings
RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 AARON BROWN 17.0
2. NICK MANGOLD 15.75
3 JACK DUGGER* 13.5
4. JEROME FOSTER 13.0
5. ANDREW MILLER 3.75
5. CAM WILLIAMS* 3.75

*Rubric points earned while wearing No. 55

brutus360's picture

Might have gone with Aaron Brown, but can't go wrong with Mangold for sure. John Dugger had some impressive numbers too. Had high hopes for Tam Hopkins, just never quite lived up to them though. Good stuff Matt.

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

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nickel beer's picture

I apologize if you already explained your rubric--maybe in your first post, No.99?  Anyway, there's a lot of number crunching available to you based on the rubric for future articles--B10 teams comps, period specific analyses, etc., etc.  I'm a datadork.  I love this stuff.  --Thanks

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Buctor's picture

A long list of really good football players.  Mangold was special though.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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BuckeyeChief's picture

This series is amazing! Great work!

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RBurgundy4's picture

Remy is a #freakingresearchmachine, isn't he, Chief? This series has been quite fun and very educational. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Jerome Foster was always a favorite of mine. Earle Bruce's teams were not known for quality defensive lines, to put it mildly. A lot of times it seemed like Foster was doing the work of two or three guys. 

How is it possible that Mangold was never All-Big Ten?

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Buckeye Chuck,
Great question about Mangold not receiving first-team All-Big Ten honors. Below, you will find the players who earned first and second-team All-Big Ten between 2002-05. Some guy named Eslinger walked away with a lot of hardware.

2005:
1st Team, Greg Eslinger (Minnesota)
2nd Team, Nick Mangold

Amazingly, Elsinger was voted first-team in both the AP and Coaches and Mangold was voted second-team in both.

2004:
1st Team, Greg Eslinger (Minnesota)
2nd Team, David Baas, (That Team)

2003:
1st Team, Greg Eslinger (Minnesota)
2nd Team, Nick Hardwick (Purdue)
2nd Team, Dave Pearson (That Team)

2002: 
1st Team, Bruce Nelson (Iowa)
2nd Team Al Johnson (Wisconsin)

va_buck's picture

I second that.  A weakness of Earle was not rotating defensive lineman.  Foster was a one man wrecking crew in the first half against Elway but after getting double teamed all day he was exhausted by the 4th quarter when Elway led his team back.  It was a pretty annoying situation that, as we have seen in recent years, is easily remedied by keeping the DL fresh.

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Poco Loco's picture

Good pick; however, from my younger days would put Jack Dugger in the two slot.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Love this Remy - Nick Mangold has made a huge impression.

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

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

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nickel beer's picture

Aaron Brown was a fav (my no. through hs).  Absolutely awesome player.  Impressed/inspired many more than me.

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Knarcisi,
Good guess, but there are some other worthy names to wear No. 54. Will Simon beat them out? 

Knarcisi's picture

LOL, recency forgetfulness.  Not sure how I forgot abou Billy Price.

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BigWillRIP's picture

Mangold went to Kettering Alter, not Centerville

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Matt Gutridge's picture

BigWillRIP, there are two reputable sources giving both schools as his high school. When I return home, I will dig out the correct answer.

stxbuck's picture

Mangold definitely went to Archbishop Alter. Your "reputable source' is smoking crack if they say he played for the Elks, and you need to find a better one. Nick did, however, live in Centerville, not Kettering.

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