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The Experience Factor

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Oh8ch, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I was just looking at the NU starting lineup and noticed that once again we have a team loaded with starters from last season. So I got to looking (none of this includes kickers).

    OSU returns at most 9 starters from last season, including:

    Sims
    Mangold (started most of last season)
    Joe (missed much of last season and has seen limited action this year)
    Ross (had fewer than 10 carries in 6 of his games last year)
    Holmes (started less than half the season)
    Fraser
    Hawk
    Fox (now out for several weeks)
    Salley (started most of last season)

    Equally as important, our only starting seniors are:

    Ross
    Kne (a former walk on)
    Fraser
    Fox (did I mention he isn't playing for awhile?)
    (I left Joe off because he hasn't started yet this year)

    That isn't much in the way of "Senior Leadership".

    So how about our opponents?

    Per BSB -

    Cincinnatti: 16 returning starters and 17 seniors.
    Marshall: 12 returning starters and 15 seniors.
    NC St: 14 returning starters and (watch out next year folks) 6 seniors.
    NU 17 returning starters and 9 seniors.

    Again - discounting Fox and Joe - the numbers for OSU are 7 returning starters and 3 seniors.

    Sure, we are OSU and we have more talent than all these schools combined. But in this age of relative parity this is something to consider in reviewing our performance to date.

    It is alwo worth mention that this is the final year for any of the players left over from the Cooper era. They are::

    Joe
    Childress
    Hollins
    Caldwell
    Mathews
    Jacobs
    Huston

    Not much of a legacy.
     
  2. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Noneworsethan is going to need all the senior leadership they can get to stay in the game against our pups. Then again, they only thing their seniors are familiar with is getting beat by Ohio State.
     
  3. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  4. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    Indeed, You dont go to Northwestern to play football, you go there for an education (not that there are any Big10 schools that are crappy for education, but NW has to be one of the top)
     
  5. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Hamster says "Northwestern Sucks!!!"
     

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  6. Jeezopete

    Jeezopete Newbie

    That's why I said in another thread that I am extemely proud of these guys.

    14 players go to the NFL and we are currently rated 6th. That's damn impressive.
    And it's only going to get better!:groove:
     

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