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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Tailback?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jul 22, 2004.

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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Tailback? (Please vote for TWO)

Poll closed Aug 31, 2004.
  1. Keith Byars

    24 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Howard "Hopalong" Cassady

    22 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. Maurice Clarett

    24 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Eddie George

    82 vote(s)
    52.6%
  5. Archie Griffin

    114 vote(s)
    73.1%
  6. Robert Smith

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. Tim Spencer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Well, this poll was supposed to come out in two weeks, but someone has started a similar thread, so I thought that I post the tailback poll now.

    Please vote for TWO tailbacks.

    Players before the Woody era will be in the "old-timers" poll.
     
  2. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I may get ripped for this...I mean, how can I not include Eddie or Byars? All this talk about MoC just reminded me what a different team we were with and without him. I placed a greater emphasis on what each player meant to the team for which the played. This puts Byars, George at 3a. & 3b. in my mind. Really, it's not a knock on any of these guys, this list is only of fairly recent backs...and I'd be troubled to find a better list of backs for most conferences, let alone schools!
     
  3. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Archie & Hop. Tough choices, but those 2 have meant so much to OSU on and off the field. Their contributions far exceeded simply running the ball ... although both were phenominal at that.
     
  4. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    We have had some good ones, that's for sure. But in my mind, it's easy- Eddie and Archie. On and off the field, they've been great. Archie gave everything he had while playing for OSU, and he's given a great deal since. Obviously, Eddie did the same on the field, and something tells me that when he's finally done in the NFL that we'll see him back on Columbus...
     
  5. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    I could decide between Archie and Hop. I'd have to go with Hopalong first followed by Archie in a close race. Hop changed the face of OSU football and paved the way for what it has been for many, many years.

    Eddie is still my favorite though :)
     
  6. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    I almost chose Carlos Snow and Jeff logan but decided against it.
     
  7. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

    Where The Hell Is Scottie Graham?
     
  8. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Gotta like Archie and Eddie, but they are all good choices except Spencer, who was good but not quite to the others' level IMO.
     
  9. MililaniBuckeye

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

    No doubt, Hopalong and Archie...followed by George, Byars, and Smith. Gotta be impressed with the fact that four Heisman Trophies are in that list...
     
  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I know there's some heat with this, but I'd take MoC over Smith or Byars, and possibly over George. I'd rather the team have an NC than a back with a Heisman.
     
  11. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Had to go with Archie and Eddie, with Byars just missing out, and 1 year not being enough for MoC to get serious consideration. Hop was an amazing all-around player, but I haven't seen enough old games to fairly rate him.
     
  12. Buckem

    Buckem Newbie

    I'll take Mo C over any of the ones I've seen play.
     
  13. edbuck51

    edbuck51 SoCal Buckeye

    Mililani got it right.
     
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Tough poll...but I had to go with the Heisman Winners....Eddie and Archie....great players and great role models off the field as well.
     
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Archie then Hop...Eddie gave me some great memories though
     

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