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QB Cornelius Greene (1974 Rose Bowl MVP)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

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    Dispatch

    Ex-Buckeye marvels at what Smith achieved
    Saturday, February 24, 2007
    Ken Gordon
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    While Cornelius Greene watched Troy Smith’s dream 2006 season, the pride he felt was tempered by a tinge of what-if?
    As in, "What if I had been born 15 or 20 years later? "
    Greene became Ohio State’s first black starting quarterback in 1973, helping the school win or share three Big Ten titles. Smith recently capped off a marvelous career in which he went 25-3 as a starter and led the Buckeyes to the national championship game.He won the Heisman Trophy and is expected to be a first-day NFL draft pick.

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  2. Taosman

    Taosman Don't Tase Me, Bro!

    "Flam!"
    The red shoes were the bomb!
    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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    Quarterback Cornelius Greene led Ohio State to victory in the the 1974 Rose Bowl vs. USC. (Photo courtesy of Ohio State University Athletics)
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2007
  3. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting Staff Member

  4. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Mayor shares views at Leadership Day - Vindy.com News - Local & Regional News - Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana, Ohio
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Great photo!!!

    In my opinion Ohio State's best backfield of all time (Griffin, Johnson, Greene, Baschnagel). Note: Back then Baschnagel was considered a "wingback"; today he would probably be the flanker or slot receiver.
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    LightningRod Senior

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  8. Taosman

    Taosman Don't Tase Me, Bro!

    Love to see again those shoes! :biggrin: Hard to imagine Woody letting those go, but Woody respected and loved Corny. :bow::bow::bow::bow:
    I wonder if Corny ever weighed more than 175lbs? Doubt it.
  9. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting Staff Member

    There is also a BPwiki started last May for info regarding Cornelius.
    Wiki
    Anyone can add to the pages there.
  10. Steve19

    Steve19 Pricilla Presley still wants me... Staff Member

    I remember him from back then as a very approachable, decent, and down-to-earth guy. No "I'm the bomb" stuff.

    He remains a credit to Ohio State from everything I read.
  11. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    BSB All-Time Greatest No. 43: Cornelius Greene

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  12. Buckskin86

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    FIRST BLACK PLAYER TO START AT QUARTERBACK FOR OHIO STATE! | Bleacher Report
  13. Buckskin86

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    Buckeyes Rose Bowl Rewind: A rematch provides some much coveted redemption in 1974 | Ohio State Buckeyes - cleveland.com - - cleveland.com

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny9fyl4bVWg"]YouTube- 1974 Rose Bowl: Ohio State v. USC (Drive-Thru)[/ame]
  14. Buckskin86

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    http://www.dispatch.com/live/conten...ne-franklin-proud-they-paved-way.html?sid=101
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