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Another amazing thing about the 2002 team...

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by tibor75, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    We shut down half of the top 10 Heisman vote getters. Despite not having one of our own. Impressive. Too bad we didn't play Iowa too. :smash:

    1 Carson Palmer USC Senior QB 1328
    2 Brad Banks Iowa Senior QB 1095
    3 Larry Johnson Penn State Senior RB 726
    4 Willis McGahee Miami Soph RB 660
    5 Ken Dorsey Miami Senior QB 643

    6 Byron Leftwich Marshall Senior QB 152
    7 Jason Gesser Wash St Senior QB 74
    8 Chris Brown Colorado Junior RB 48
    9 Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech Senior QB 33
    10 Quentin Griffin Oklahoma Senior RB 28
     
  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I don't feel it necessary to wish that anything about the 2002 season be any different.

    That's a good find tough, Tibor.
     
  3. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    If we would have played Iowa we would have won the Big Ten title outright in 2002.
     
  4. stagtennis

    stagtennis Rose Bowl Bound!!!!

    I don't think we would have beaten Iowa. I also don't think AJ Hawk could start for the Hawkeyes this year.:evil:

    Ha, just kidding. I agree with BB73 - I wouldn't change a thing. Actually, I wish I would have been at the Fiesta Bowl.
     
  5. ncbuckeye3

    ncbuckeye3 PJ Fan

    I think the most amazing thing is that after Fox gets drafted this coming April, every starter from defense on that team will be playing in the NFL, as well as the nickel-back.

    You always hear people each year talk about how the college team that wins it all would beat the worst NFL teams, and the argument is that the NFL team has all Pros and the college team probably has 10 or so, well that was not the case with that team. 11 starters and the nickel-back in the pros.

    On offense, we don't have as many, but we do have Jenkins, Krenzel, some O-Linemen in the NFL now.

    It was a damn-great team.
     
  6. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Yeah, nice find...considering I made the exact same comparison right after the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. Only about two years late Rashmish. :roll1:
     
  7. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    :slappy:
    You don't have to cry about it. I'm sure you come up with plenty of good points. Keep up the good work.
     
  8. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    The list of players who started the 2002 (Jan 3 03) Fiesta Bowl and their current status

    DEFENSIVE STARTERS
    - Missing Dustin Fox and Andy Groom -

    Smith, Will (RE) New Orleans Saints (starter)
    Anderson, Tim (DT) Buffalo Bills (not active [due to injury])
    Peterson, Kenny (DT) Green Bay Packers (starter)
    Scott, Darrion (LE) Minnesota Vikings (starter)
    Grant, Cie (WLB) New Orleans Saints (injured reserve [since training camp])
    Wilhelm, Matt (MLB) San Diego Chargers (special teams/reserve)
    Reynolds, Robert (SLB) Tennessee Titans (special teams/reserve)
    Gamble, Chris (CB) Carolina Panthers (starter)
    Nickey, Donnie (FS) Tennessee Titans (starter [due to injury])
    Doss, Mike (SS) Indianapolis Colts (starter)

    OFFENSIVE STARTERS
    - Missing Bryce Bishop, Rob Sims, Maurice Clarett, Brandon Joe and Mike Nugent

    Jenkins, Michael (SE) Atlanta Falcons (reserve [recently started his 1st game])
    Clarke, Adrien (LG) Philadelphia Eagles (injured reserve [started a few games])
    Stepanovich, Alex (C) Arizona Cardinals (starter)
    Olivea, Shane (RT) San Diego Chargers (starter)
    Hartsock, Ben (TE) Indianapolis Colts (reserve [behind Dallas Clark, good luck 88!])
    Gamble, Chris (FL) Carolina Panthers (starter)
    Krenzel, Craig (QB) Chicago Bears (injured reserve [started 4 games])

    Of the seven players in the starting 24 (plus P & PK) not currently on an NFL roster, the remaining five (four) still at OSU should be drafted this year (Fox, Sims, Clarett, Joe and Nugent). Barring cut-downs, only Groom and Bishop will not be on an NFL roster, and either are capable enough to make a teams' larger pre-season roster out of mini-camps next year. This doesn't include the back-ups, subs, and formation specialists from that 2002 team, like Will Allen (already playing in Tampa Bay), David Patterson and Chris Vance (who was drafted but suffered another knee injury) or Lydell Ross and Maurice Hall, both potential late round picks.

    Put another way, 16 of the 21 Fiesta Bowl starters (oops - Gamble!) have already been taken, and 12 of them have already started at least one game in the NFL. Four of the remaining five (three minus Clarett) are still at OSU and will enter the draft this year. All appear to have a reasonable chance of being drafted.

    EDIT: Corrected my all-22 to 21, since I originally counted Gamble as two people. :biggrin:
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2004
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Dryden, now that's a post worthy of a Great Post Award.

    tibor75: Yo, Kashmir, if you want to ever make an actual post worth reading, check Dryden's above?
     
  10. DA-Bucks

    DA-Bucks Trick shot artist Former FF The Deuce Champ

    I heard Andy Geiger is upset at Maurice Clarett for going to the media about missing his friends funeral.
     
  11. the kid never filed with fasfa, thats the problem their, he has to be held responsible...you and only you are responsible for your actions, reese has yet to figure this out.
     

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