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OL Ivan Douglas (National Champion, R.I.P.)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Best of luck Ivan!
  2. RLC65

    RLC65 Newbie

    As I speculated over on another site a short time ago, I don't get why Ivan wouldn't want to use his last year of OSU eligibility this year to get back into playing mode. That assumes that he is, in fact, cleared by medics to return at all. But, if I were an NFL team, I sure would want to see him play this year before taking a chance on someone who hadn't played for two consecutive years. Just because he got/soon gets his undergrad degree would not prevent him from playing a final year, would it? I suppose if he has retained an agent or something, that would prevent it.
    Go Bucks!
  3. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Those are tough questions. I would love to see him back with OSU one more time, but Ivan will be 24 this year. Maybe he just wants to try and cash in before he gets too old or the health problems recur once more.

    He has enough on film to display his talent. The rest is all bout health and conditioning. He can prove that in combines and physicals - once he gets to that point (since it sounds like he hasn't even started serious conditioning yet).

    To be honest this reads like a bit of a pipe dream - but I hope it comes true for him.
  4. Naplesbuckeye

    Naplesbuckeye Newbie

    I admire him as a human being for being courageous and overcomming the events that he has but I never thought that he was that great to begin with. Maybe I am the only one that believes it but he got beat outside a lot and even when able to play, was spelled by true freshman Rob Simms.
  5. jrandosu

    jrandosu Newbie

    Ivan to sell NC ring

    There is a ebay auction going on right now for Ivan's ring. You can buy now for 22k or you must be approved to be a bidder. I would post the link if I could, but I am not sure on how to do so.
    The item # is 8747606849.

    Ebay Link
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 7, 2006
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I never will understand why a college athlete would sell his or her's championship rings. Money isn't everything.
  7. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich

    Because a chunk of metal isn't everything either.

    Not everyone places a high importance on objects. I'm sure that Ivan's Buckeye memories are just as vivid with or without a ring.

    Personally I'm a packrat, once I get my cold clammy hands on something it never leaves....muahahaha
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Here's the link:

    There are some real nice photos of the ring. See example (I didn't know that the player's name was on the side of the ring along with the Michigan score):
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2006
    jrandosu likes this.
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Maybe when you are older (not referring to you, just a generic player) there are more important things than a championship won in college.
  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    There's everything you need to know about JT. The Michigan game score appears on the NC ring in larger relief than the NC game score itself does. :biggrin:
  11. ohiostate=life

    ohiostate=life Still Workin Hard...

    Good call Dryden.
  12. jrandosu

    jrandosu Newbie

    Thanks for picking me up with the link fellas, have some greenies. Does anyone know if Douglas earned his degree from tOSU?
  13. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Like ones health - just to state the obvious.

    Really hope Ivan has continued good health and gets to fulfil his dreams in one fashion or another. There is always coaching for instance.
  14. buckeyeman06

    buckeyeman06 Banned

  15. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    sad to see it up there, and knowing that Ivan probably got less than 15K for it

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