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Iowa LB's

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Mr.FuzzyPants, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Mr.FuzzyPants

    Mr.FuzzyPants The best damn pants in the land

    just saw this on ESPN's college football preview schedule



    Wednesday, Aug. 18
    The Big Ten

    No, It's Iowa
    Other get the publicity, but the best group of linebackers in the Big Ten may be from Iowa.


    I think when you look at Ohio State's linebackers aren't only the best in the Big Ten but maybe the country.
     
  2. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Fuzzypants - Am trying to draw a bead on your thread here but i seem to be confused. Is ESPN saying Iowa has the best group of Linebackers and that Ohio State has the worst. I just can't beleive that. Straighten me out here if you can. Thanks.
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i think ESPN thinks iowas LBs are the best and that OSUs get more publicity than they should....not that they are the worst.
     
  4. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Even though I'd take our LBs over the Hawkeye's (Homerism), I'd be very, very, very happy with Iowa's.
     
  5. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    the big difference between the buckeyes and the hawkeyes here is depth.....

    hodge and greenway are great....no doubt about it....but after those two they are questionable...they do have kyle williams who was one of the top h.s. lb recruits in the country coming in....

    tosu on the other hand has hawk, carpenter, d'andrea, schlegal, kerr and freeman....thats the difference...

    not to jinx anything...but the buckeyes could lose a linebacker and not miss a beat....the hawkeyes lose hodge or greenway and they are average.....

    that reporter needs to do some more homework....
     
  6. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Yeah I agree here with most of you. I watched the Iowa game from last year and Iowa's linebacker were very impressive and i have to think they could give us a big game in Iowa City. But i also have to agree that Ohio States corp of linebackers are very strong and 3 and 4 deep with any of them could be the starting ones.
     
  7. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Iowa's over OSU's linebacker? Excuse me while I loose a little respect for the boys over at ESPN... But, hey, I'll throw props to the same ESPN guys in charge of hype...
     
  8. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Hodge is probably the best LB in the country. That said, Hawk, Carpenter, and probably Schlegel are all as good or better than Greenway. Iowa doesn't have anyone w/ the untapped potential of D'Andrea, and the two two super-frosh are probably a draw.
     
  9. Everyone (except for osu fans) think iowa has the best lbs in the country, and they might, but its all preseaon bull shit, both teams have lost a lot up front, we will see whose line will step up and give the lbs the ability to play sideline to sideline with out haveing a gaurd or tackle knocking them on there ass everytime.
     
  10. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Whatever, ESPN...it'll all be played out on the field this year. Hype that, beyatch.
     
  11. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    ...And don't forget Thomas Matthews. He had a great spring, and if he can find his way onto the field, he could be pretty good too.
     
  12. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    dead on jlb....

    i think both matthews and luckens are better than iowas third lb......i thought it would look like a homer to say that...

    thanks for pointing that out....
     
  13. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I don't think that talking up the guy who had the most tackles in the spring game qualifies as homerism. Not counting Hodge, there's nobody at Iowa I'd take over anybody in our two-deep at LB. Those other guys may be equal, but not better.
     
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Iowa and Ferentz are the flavor of the month...tOSU is old news to the country. Everyone expects the Bucks to be loaded every year so the story has zero interest for non-tOSU fans. Now, throw a bone to an upstart middle-tier program with the audacity to challenge the Big 2...now you have a news story.
     
  15. Who Cares.

    They can have the best LB's. I'll take Big Ten titles and NC's any day of the week over that.
     

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