Ah, brain fart. Yes, meant Wyatt Davis. Thanks for the heads up!
I agree offenses these days combat good d-lines with quick passing games but don't forget the 2014 OSU defense had 45 sacks. That wasn't exactly in the era of black and white television.
Fixed. Thanks for the heads up!
Fair points. As noted, I had Spielman right behind Meyer. Went back and forth a few times.
Oops, typo. Fixed. Should've read as "from Ann Arbor" not "to Ann Arbor."
I'm an extreme outlier but I'd rather hear that than Hang On Sloopy tbh.
Apologies if you all hate these. The dog days of the off-season suck.
I wanted so badly to use that as the header image.
It could. I didn't have concrete criteria but I didn't list this game or the 1997 Rose Bowl or a few others because they were really one-possession games. Yes, OSU did technically "come back" but one score deficits weren't deemed as worthy for my list, I suppose.
Was Magic in charge of player personnel for the bulk of Kobe's career? Also, yes Kobe was a dick but he helped bring titles to LA.
I think the trade makes a ton of sense. We'Il see if Ball becomes a great leader but either way I think Magic saw enough from Russ to surmise that he wouldn't become a great leader.
Maybe more importantly, Magic is looking for a pass first floor general to help attract, and fit in with, two max contract scorers next offseason.
Regardless of your feelings on Magic, he's not giving up a young 18/5 guy unless there are some red flags and/or he's a non-fit for the 2-4 year plan.
Scott is a good one - definitely underrated. So many stars on that 2002 defense, I guess it's easy for him to get lost in the shuffle. Plus interior D-linemen never get enough love.
Doss was definitely considered. I didn't really factor in his coming back for senior year but that was obviously a boss move to come back and deliver a title. Splitting hairs with probably a dozen guys after my first four.
I bet Kurt Kittner has Doss on his list too!
Totally agree. That Dumas hit was insane. Just as insane, unfortunately, is how the game turned after that hit. Auburn smoked us from there on out.
My first header pic had him as the 5th guy but I had a change of heart and went with Gradishar.
What the F is a frush?
Dammit. Kelley was brought up in our Slack discussion by Vico and I flat out forgot to include him in my honorable mention list of guys I did some research on before finally settling on Gradishar in that last spot. Dude looks like he got overcharged for that haircut.