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Running Back Commitments

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Why are we having such a hard time getting "top flight running backs" to commit? I would think that OSU has what these players want most:
    1. To play right away - Our two main RBs (Hall and Ross) are seniors and OSU probably has the least depth at running back of any school in the country. OSU has a good track record of playing freshman. In recent years several RBs have played as a freshman. Unfortunately one of them got suspended his sophomore year, but that's another story.
    2. They want to play for a winner and go to a bowl - OSU qualifies
    3. They want to play for a national championship - OSU won it in 2002 and should be a legitimate contender in 2005.
    4. They want individual recognition - Only ND has won more Heisman trophies
    5. They want to play in the NFL - OSU set a record last year with the most players drafted (since the NFL went to seven rounds).

    I would think that they would be lining up begging for a scholarship!!! What do you think is the problem?
  2. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    I think the problem is you think OSU is having a problem getting top flight guys. Mo C was top flight
    Lydell was top flight
    Mo Hall was top flight
    Hell, Maldanado was supposedly a real coup
    Pittman and Haw.. you want to give them back?
    Mo Wells is top flight (assuming he ends up here)
    Gwaltney is another top notch back
    And in 06 OSU lands Chris Wells.

    So OSU didn't get Adrian Peterson or Reggie Bush or such... so what. USC didn't get Eddie George. Oklahoma never had the services of Archie Griffin.

    Last edited: Dec 30, 2004
  3. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    Were is all the sky is falling posts coming from?!?! didn't we just dominate a good team in our bowl game??? seems like ever time I read a new post lately it is about needing to recruit better, or replacing JT, or how Smith is god, or.... you get the point..

    Can't we all just enjoy a thorough ass kicking like we saw last night?
  4. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    DC - exactly.

    OSU in its last two games has been on the giving end of the fryingpan across the forehead. Lets hope that keeps up in 05
  5. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    We are not really having a problem at all. We don't have one yet this year, but if Wells and Gwaltney commit, then people will be saying "Why does tOSU always get the top flight backs?" Think about it though. We still should have Clarett. He should be a Jr this year dominating the rest of the country. However, he was an ass, so he didn't pan out real well. Pittman was a 4* by Rivals standards and I think Haw was severely underrated. He has great size and 4.3 (maybe sub 4.3) speed.
  6. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    i think haw started the year ranked somewhere in the 50's for rb's and finished ranked in the 20's.
  7. Buckmark1

    Buckmark1 Rookie

    We also can't get any other offensive weapons because of our conservative offense!!:wink2: (Think Smith, Zwick, Ginn, Holmes, Hall, Gonzalez, Hamby, Nicol, Pittman, Haw, Lyons, etc., etc., etc.).

    I really think we will be just fine. Tress knows what he's doing and the future (if it's anything like the last two games) looks pretty bright in my world!!

    Go Bucks
  8. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    If we get Mo Wells we will be fine for next year, and will sign a couple of RBs in next years class as well. To be honest, if Peterson gets the OL in shape and performing well, the backs we are currently signing will do just fine. Guys like Adrian Peterson and Ted Ginn are once every 15/20 year guys for a program-you can't recruit that kind of talent consistently-it just isn't there often.
  9. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    I used to blow BN27 a rash of shit because he equated football knowlege with post count. I might have to take it all back.:smash:
  10. ClevelandBuck02

    ClevelandBuck02 Ginn for Heisman in '05

    I wouldn't put Peterson on the same level as Ginn (yet). Peterson plays in the B12, on a team loaded this year with talent. When everyone leaves next year for Oklahoma we'll see how good Peterson really is.
  11. CoosMeister

    CoosMeister Buckeye Fanatic

    Are you kidding...Peterson was like 3rd in the Heisman voting.
  12. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    A little scarlet colored glasses are being worn here[​IMG]
  13. powerlifter

    powerlifter ▪█───────█

    I'd say it might be a good idea to wait til about this time next year to decide who is where and how great they are...I'd like to see what another FULL season for both players will do.
  14. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Peterson was obviously fab this year... but is there any doubt that THE one player in college football that no coach has an answer for is Ginn... Ask 500 college coaches what opposing player would they fear the most... you'd get 500 - 0 for TG...
  15. ClevelandBuck02

    ClevelandBuck02 Ginn for Heisman in '05

    I forgot the Heisman was an award for the best player in the country and not a popularity contest.

    Ginn is special and everybody agress with me on that.

    But Peterson on the other hand hasn't completely convinced me that he by himself can change the complexion of the football game. Is he good? Damn straight, but is he great, I don't know, I think the jury is still out, let's see what happens Tuesday when he plays a decent opponent. Let's see what happens next year when everybody leaves and if he still has 200 yard rushing games and leads a younger Oklahoma team to a BCS bowl or NC then I'll be convinced that he's on the same level as Ginn.

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