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C Nick Mangold (7 Time Pro-bowler, Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by wadc45, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Since we got a good thread going on the Salley 5 Questions, here is the Nick Mangold Q&A from the official site...

    http://ohiostatebuckeyes.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/081005aaa.html

     
  2. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    I love reading these, it makes the wait between now and the first game a little less painful. Just a little bit though.
     
  3. westbrock

    westbrock Rookie

    I didn't know where else to post this, but I think it's interesting. Sorry if it's been mentioned somewhere else already. Mangold's sister is playing on the offensive line for Kettering Alter's JV squad. Her name is Holley, and she's 5'9'' and 276. There's an 8/17/05 article in the Dispatch about her. She hopes to make varsity someday.
     
  4. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    that has to be one of the coolest feelings!
     
  5. BB73

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

    Here's an SI.com article on the OL.

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    Nick Mangold and the Buckeyes' offensive line will try not to duplicate last season's 61 rushing yards a game in a 3-3 start.
    AP



    si.com

    In the line of fire
    Despite struggles, Buckeyes' OL say they're unified
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- They're usually the biggest guys on the field, so it's no wonder that they make such easy targets.

    When things go wrong for Ohio State's offense, the first group that fans and talk-radio callers attack are the offensive linemen.

    "That's kind of one of the pitfalls of the position," said center Nick Mangold. "You know when you're a young kid going into it that you're not going to get as much attention -- and as much credit -- as the quarterback and the running back. You become used to not being considered the mainstay people."

    Based on the way things have gone for the past couple years or so, those critics have had a lot to reasons to blame the line.

    The 2003 team, a year removed from a national championship, declined in several key offensive categories -- gaining a full yard less each time the Buckeyes ran the ball.

    Then the 2004 team stumbled out of the blocks on offense during a 3-3 start. Against Marshall, Ohio State netted 79 rushing yards. The next week against North Carolina State, it was 64. When the Big Ten season began, the trend continued: 97, 99 and 27 yards rushing in three losses to begin conference play.

    "When you're at Ohio State, you're expected to run the ball and you're expected to run the ball well," said tackle Steve Rehring. "What Woody Hayes did around here was run the ball. So that starts with us up front. If we don't make our blocks up front, the running backs can't make their cuts and the runs that they need to make. We have to look at it that we have to do better."

    Rehring, a massive 6-foot-8, 329-pound sophomore, blames inexperience and youth for the rocky start. He said that once the youngsters got some playing time, things turned around.

    Whether it was a green group gaining experience or a series of weaker teams, the Buckeyes did turn things around in the second half of the year. Three times they rushed for more than 200 yards and three times they passed for at least 180 yards.

    "A year ago we started out as individuals and sort of came together at the end," Mangold said. "This year we're starting where we finished, and coming together as one."

    This year's front will feature seniors Rob Sims, Andree Tyree, Mangold and tight end Ryan Hamby, with juniors T.J. Downing and Doug Datish also in the mix along with sophomores Rehring and Kirk Barton and freshmen Jim Cordle and Alex Boone.

    Coach Jim Tressel said he's satisfied with the progress the linemen have made this August.

    Antonio Pittman, expected to get the nod as the starting tailback, has been impressed by what he's seen, too.

    "A year ago compared to this year, they're bigger and they got a lot stronger," he said. "They're more versatile. Rob can play tackle or guard. Steve's playing some guard and tackle, Nick is playing center and guard and Doug Datish is playing center guard and tackle. Last year's line didn't really have that much movement and there really wasn't that much depth."

    Whether they're as improved as they appear will be tested starting Saturday when they take on Miami (Ohio) in the season opener at Ohio Stadium.

    Despite the anonymity that clings to him and his linemates in victory and the scorn they get after a loss, Mangold said other teammates are aware of what the line contributes.

    "Inside the framework of the team, the team knows what the line does, knows how important it is to the success of the team -- to do the job up front," Mangold said.

    If he had a son, though, might he not push him to be a defensive lineman? To avoid the slings and arrows and get a little more credit?

    "No way," Mangold said. "I don't like those guys too much."
     
  6. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    Carrying on the family tradition...

    DDN

    Found this article today about female football players in the Dayton area. There was one of particular note:

    • Holley Mangold
    Holley Mangold starts on the offensive line for the Alter High School junior varsity football team.
    The sophomore, whose family and coach did not allow her to be interviewed for this article, is the sister of Nick Mangold, a former All-Ohio lineman at Alter and now a senior starting center at Ohio State.

    That's great! I'm sure big brother is giving her some pretty helpful pointers!
     
  7. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

  8. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Starts on the O-line?! :yow1:

    There's definately a good number of women taking up kicking on HS football teams (there's two here in Fort Collins), but I didn't think I'd see linewomen!! Good for her, and I hope she can push around the competition!
     
  9. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    There was a write-up somewhere else about this. It may have been BN.
    She must be pretty tough, if she's an OL.
     
  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Sign her up for OSU women's rugby.
     
  11. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    2005 Buckeye Bio: Nick Mangold

    NBC4's Mindy Drayer talks with Nick about the matchup with Iowa, his siblings, life after college, and the long hair style.

    You can see the video HERE
     
  12. BB73

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

    Congrats to Nick on being named a finalist for the Rimington award, given to the nation's finest center. LeCharles Bentley won this award in 2001.

    rimingtontrophy

    DALLAS, TX (December 1, 2005) --- Finalists for the Dave Rimington Trophy presented to the outstanding center in college football are Mike Degory, the University of Florida, Greg Eslinger of the University of Minnesota, Mark Fenton of the University of Colorado, Nick Mangold of The Ohio State University, Dan Mozes of the University of West Virginia, and Marvin Phillip of the University of California.

    2005 Rimington Trophy Finalists

    Mike Degory/Florida
    Greg Eslinger/Minnesota
    Mark Fenton/Colorado
    Nick Mangold/Ohio State
    Dan Mozes/West Virginia
    Marvin Philip/California

    The winner of the 2005 Rimington Trophy will announced on Thursday, December 8, 2005 and is selected by determining the consensus All-American center pick from four existing All America Teams.

    While more than a dozen All-America football teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these four prestigious teams to determine a winner:

    American Football Coaches Association
    Walter Camp Foundation
    Sporting News
    Football Writers Association of America

    Because the selectors of these four All-America teams can place centers in a "mix" of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11- man first teams can often have two centers. Our policy is to count all players that play primarily the center position for their respective teams as centers, even though they maybe listed as guards or tackles on the four All American teams.

    The center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the center with most second team votes will win. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the center with most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.


    The winner will be honored at the awards banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 7, 2006. The featured speakers at the banquet will be Legendary Coach John Gagliardi and Heisman Trophy Winner John Cappelletti.

    About the Rimington Trophy

    The six-year old trophy (Nebraska’s Dominic Raiola, Ohio State's LeCharles Bentley, Miami’s Brett Romberg, Virginia Tech’s Jake Grove, and co-winners Michigan’s David Baas and LSU’s Ben Wilkerson are past recipients) is presented by Canon, USA, Black & Decker, Mid American Energy Holdings and Power Sentry. Since its inception the Rimington Trophy Award has raised over $450,000 for the award’s benefactor, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is hosted by the Boomer Esiason Foundation that to date has raised over $40,000,000 for CF Research.

    Rimington the award's namesake was a consensus first-team All-America center at Nebraska in 1981 and 1982 - years in which he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.

    2005 marks the first year that the Rimington Trophy is a part of the National College Football Awards Association.

     
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  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    link

    12/30/05

     
  14. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    :lol:

    sorry Nick, I want AJ in Green Bay :)
     
  15. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    It is so hard to say which player I am going to miss the most off the team. Nick is at the top of that list. He is the epitome of what an OSU football player should be. :osu:
     
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