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Running Back Heismans

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MililaniBuckeye, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Ohio State has more RB Heisman Trophies than any other school with five (Janowicz, Cassady, Griffin x 2, George). It is truly "Running Back University". In comparison USC has four (Garrett, Simpson, White, Allen) and Oklahoma has three (Vessels, Owens, Sims).

    Now why would a running back want to go anywhere else?
     
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

  3. many say he was the orginal "athlete"

    i say he was a rb
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

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

  5. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    After you get 2 or 3, does it really make a difference to a recruit whether one school has 3 and one has 4 or 5?
     
  6. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Yep.
     
  7. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    ok, just wondering
     
  8. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Anytime. :biggrin:
     
  9. IrontonBuck

    IrontonBuck Walk On

    There is certainly something to be said for playing RB at the school with the most RB Heismans AND the greatest stage in college football upon which to perform.
     
  10. WoodyWorshiper

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

    And, add a little more separation by adding Byars in 1984 to the list. Anyone who watched CFB that year knew Keith was the best player. Plain and simple.

    I also am one who cannot understand why any top-flight back wouldn't want to come here. This is a "RBU" The offense is suited for one "stud" RB to come in and take over, one only needs to look back to Wells or Clarett for verification of that. Plus, I want BIG backs in the 220-230 lb. range. I want guys like Byars, George, Harris, Wells, Clarett who make the defender get hurt on the collision. In my opinion, we recruited a back this year who is no better than Pittman. Wells is a tiny back, is there any indication that he is the second coming of Archie? Is there any indication that he is better than Ray Williams or Tyrell Sutton who we didn't even recruit? At this point, I'm holding out for seeing a bigger Haw come to camp next year. To me, He is the back of the future, with about 20 more lbs. on his frame.
     
  11. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Yeah, and OJ should've won it in '67. He was more deserving in 67 than Byars was in 84.
     
  12. PlanoBuckeye

    PlanoBuckeye Newbie

    Ohio State is a ripe place to be for a Heisman run. The Buckeyes want to put together a Heisman campaign and heck, any candidate is guranteed at least four votes up front.
     
  13. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    I disagree. You have to be the best candidate on your team, and nobody can hope to achieve with Teddy Ginn in the locker ten feet away.
     
  14. PlanoBuckeye

    PlanoBuckeye Newbie

    This past year there were two schools with two Heisman candidates. Bush was probably the best player but Leinart won the award. Next year we'll find out if Peterson was the best player or White's passing gave Peterson the opportunity for those long runs.
     
  15. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    You're absolutely right, but I would hardly consider that an ideal situation to come in.
     

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