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My Twice a Year Post.....

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Alan, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Alan

    Alan Banned

    being bored and going back through my "highlight" tape from 1994-1998....

    Orlando Pace is simply the greatest college football player ever....period...

    its almost pitiful to watch what he does to the opposition on every play....amazing...

    the greatest college football player ever.....
     
  2. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    Can I pm you my mailing address so you can send me some of whatever you are smoking?

    Pace was without a doubt a great player here, and I stress here. But, there are alot of John Hicks fans (myself included) that would debate that Pace wasn't even the best OL we ever had HERE.

    You must be a young guy. I'm 42, and to me Hicks was the best OL I ever saw here. He actually was the best I ever saw as a kid until the late 1970's, then I saw a guy named Anthony Munoz.
     
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Most who saw him still say Jim Parker was the best linemen, and many say player, that ever played at Ohio State too. Pace was outstanding, but you'll get quite an argument about best ever.
     
  4. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Sidebar: Anthony Munoz's son (Michael) just won the Draddy Award (Academic Heisman) at Tennessee.

    http://www.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/stories/120804aab.html

    Of course, we recruited Michael in football, but he chose Tennessee partly because his sis went there to play basketball. Michelle (sister) then transferred to OSU.
     
  5. Alan

    Alan Banned

    WW...

    you must have been some kinda wonderkid to be able to evaluate talent like that from age 8-11....amazing...
     
  6. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    I'd say that this Buckeye is the greatest of all time. Not only was he a great football player; he made Buckeye Football what is today. The Horseshoe was built because of the crowds this great player brought to the games.

    Charles “Chic” Harley
    Three-Time All-American (1916-17, ’19)

    In the long and glorious history of Ohio State football, there have been only seven individuals who have been named All-American three times. The first – and perhaps the best – was Charles W. Harley. He came along when Ohio State was struggling to find its place in college football. By the time he had finished his career in Scarlet and Gray, Buckeye football had been changed forever, transformed into the status of perennial powerhouse it continues to enjoy today.
     
  7. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    I agree with OhioBuck94 100%. If there was more footage of him, we would be amazed. His time was also before the Heisman trophy. I have no doubts he would have won that award had it existed.
     
  8. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I will first let it be known that I am a young guy and have only been watching OSU football since the 80's. In my opinion, Orlando Pace is the most dominating player to come through college football in the last 20 years. I refuse to get into too many debates about guys I've never watched other than on highlights, but I think it's all a moot point, and almost undebatable who is better because of how relative all of this is to their respective moments in history.

    All that I know is that Orlando Pace turned Pepe Pearson into a stud. I watched him lead a long TD run all the way down the field. This guy CREATED a statistic for offensive lineman because of his dominance. Even if Hicks or Parker were better (and the very may well have been), you can't tell me it's clear cut.
     
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Orlando Pace could have turned Lydell Ross into a 1000 yard back.
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Banned

    its not really a case anyone can win and im not trying to.....its just that before every bowl season and every summer i pull out that highlight tape i made and just get floored watching pace play.
    the defender assigned to him (paces jr season) didnt even bother to make an attempt half the time.
     
  11. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I have long believed that Jim Parker is the best O-lineman I have ever seen at tOSU. That being said, it is very hard to compare players from different eras.
     
  12. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    Alan, not knowing me you shouldn't try and minimize what a "8-11" year old kid might actually know. Sound stupid? Maybe it is. But I'll tell you what. From 1972-1975 there was not a person that you knew that knew more about Ohio State football than I did. My chronological age meant nothing. I could have done play by play of the games by memory, not needing a media guide in front of me. Numbers, heights, weights, hometowns, High Schools, I had them all covered for every player on the team.

    I know that at times I'll present as a "know it all" type, and I do consider myself to still be pretty on the ball as far as TOSU football goes. But, that kid that I used to be could kick my ass big time in a debate over this program 30 years ago.
     

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