I don't think lack of strength is an issue. I think he wants to work more on his technique. There are very few people in the entire world who can push Snyder in the wrestling room. I think he just wants a change of scenery and maybe find some new training partners who can push him in new ways on the mat.
I realized after I posted it I should have had Fickell. I debated the DE position for a long time with Finkes, Spellman and Jason Simmons. I didn’t feel right about including Bentley or Doss since I think of them as Tressel guys. Otherwise, I think we were pretty close.
I'm doing this all off memory, so I'll gladly take corrections, but I'll give the All-Cooper team a whirl:
QB - Joe Germaine
RB - Eddie
FB - Jamar Martin
TE - Ricky Dudley
WR - Terry Glenn
WR - David Boston
WR (when they take out the fullback) - Joey Galloway
T - Orlando Pace
T - Korey Stringer
G - Rob Murphy
G - Jason Winrow
C - Eric Gholstin
DT - Dan Wilkinson
DT - Greg Smith
DE - Mike Vrabel
DE - Matt Finkes
LB - Steve Tovar
LB - Andy Katzenmoyer
LB - Lorenzo Styles
CB - Antonio Winfield
CB - Shawn Springs
S - Chico Nelson
S - Damon Moore
I left off some pretty good players. I think this team could compete with either the Tressel teams or the Meyer teams, so long as neither wore Michigan uniforms for the game.
Wolverine Soup served on a plate ... because it doesn't belong in a bowl!
I wish this sort of luck translated into my lottery picks, lol!
Lol. Well, numbers with 70 in them have been pretty lucky for me. I already took 170, but I would suggest 70, 270 or 370 if they are available!
Well, I’ve ordered the 85 Yards shirt and the Brooklyn Dagger shirt with my past two wins ... I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on the King Right 64 shirt so I can complete the “play diagram” set!
My suggestion to everyone? Pick something with a 70 in it. But you can't have 170 ...
I’m just lucky, I guess.
Well, I think I win again.
I hope so! It looks that way based on the stats I saw. I just guessed between 500-600 yards, then added on 70 because that was my nephew’s jersey number when he walked on the Ohio State football team!
Why is Brian Rolle in italics for not earning a varsity letter while wearing No. 36?
I look forward to grilling you at “Meet the Candidates Night” in the Troy Junior High School gymnasium this fall. Come strong, my friend.
While playing for Troy High School in 1956, Ferguson was a 1,000-yard rusher after the SECOND GAME of the season. He rushed for 529 yards against Kiser in the season opener and 475 the next week against Monroe.
In 2015, I secretly hoped enough defensive linemen would get hurt/suspended for my nephew to start one game. Not seriously hurt or suspended for anything major ... just one game, one start. #whoisfong
I am indeed “that Fong.” Lol. I’m still in Troy, still doing the sports writer deal. Thank you for your kind words!
I know Archie’s NFL career doesn’t compare to many former Buckeyes, but what he accomplished on the field at OSU is enough to keep him on my list. I also add in what he’s done for OSU athletics as an ambassador and administrator.
But yeah, for sure arguments could be made for his spot. I think the other three are locks at this point.
Kyle Snyder has forced me to completely rethink my entire Ohio State Mount Rushmore.
It’s now (in no particular order): Archie, Jesse, Jack, Kyle
He is allowed.
I mean, it was on your old Twitter account, but I’d like to nominate your “Piqua has them right where they want them” Tweet at halftime of the Troy-Piqua game.
Final score: Troy 33, Piqua 0. (Mostly I’m just glad none of my bad takes made the list ... this time).
We should get a beer or 12 some time.