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Williams, Clarett back to college?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Bucklion, May 5, 2004.

  1. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    ESPN's story:

    Looks like USC would welcome Williams back, and help him get back if possible. So, what about Clarett? Do you think the NCAA will let these players back, and if so, will Maurice choose to be in a college uniform next year?
  2. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    There is no fucking way in hell that he will be back at tOSU wearing the Scarlet and Gray.

    edit, sorry lion I am not doggin you, this is just something that would bother me, that and the media won't leave it alone.
  3. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    i can see Williams coming back, except for that little bit about hiring an agent... but i heard that MoC, due to the fact that he 1) quit going to class, 2) still has not repaid the extra benefits he received, and 3) was signing autographs for $10 apeice has NO CHANCE of returning to the field at Ohio State, or any other school for that matter...

    maybe i'm wrong, but i think MoC's next stop, indeed his ONLY chance, is in Montreal...
    Last edited: May 5, 2004
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Even if Ohio State decides to give Maurice another chance, it will be a difficult if not impossible task to regain his eligibility from the NCAA. Before the draft saga, he was supposed to repay the "loans" and make academic progress reflected through grades and attendance. Williams may get his college career back, but MoC is done.
  5. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    My understanding (and someone feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken), is that Mo failed at least one course when he was last in classes, and then stopped going entirely.

    One of the prerequisites of him regaining his eligibility this year (and I'm saying this was a prerequisite even before all the NFL stuff) was that he demonstrate that he was serious about the academic side of being a student athlete. Attending classes, posting responsible grades, etc. He just simply hasn't done it. So when Geiger says something like "(he) shouldn't count on returning", it's crystal clear that he will not be. To me anyway. I can't say I have a huge problem with that either. We might be a better performing team with Mo, but I don't know that we'd be a better team for his presence.

    For his sake, I hope he's made eligible for the supplemental draft and plays in the NFL this Fall. I don't think he will be however. Given my personal opinion that playing in Canada would be a mistake for him on a couple different levels, I think we're looking at another year of Mo-less football regardless of the pro or college tag. It's a tragic tale of epic proportions, and we can spend all day lamenting Mo's decisions, those of his disasterously inept and combative friends, family and 'advisors', whether or not Geiger had it out for him, what might have gone on behind the scenes to cause that if it's true, whether or not the team as a whole would want him back, etc. etc. etc. It's all meaningless at this point. I think in time, Mo might look back on these years as one of the biggest wasted opportunities of his life. A Heisman frontrunner as a sophomore, clear lock on the starting RB position at OSU, had he stayed healthy (a feat of questionable likelihood) and just maintained his averages as a FR during his SO and JR years, he would have been a high 1st round draft pick in my estimation, and gone into the league as a legendary college back and holding at least one Heisman.

    Well, now I'm getting into all-too familiar territory for all of us. We know what could have been. We'll never understand all the nuances that led to where Mo is standing now, and it's not for us to understand them anyway. His life, I can shake my head and think he's done irreparable harm to it, but really who am I to question his decisions. For all the talk about being a kid, he's an adult making big boy decisions, and I wish him luck moving forward with those. That aside, my only other feeling is sincere appreciation for playing a direct role in the 2002 title.
  6. osubux11

    osubux11 Newbie

    no way MOC plays in college again, who knows though maybe his mother will give him the idea to sue the NCAA.....

    and didnt williams sign with an agent....still wouldnt put it past petey to somehow pull some strings and get him back on the team....maybe he'll take reece too haha
  7. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Williams and Clarett both knew there was a chance the decision to allow them to enter the NFL early could be overturned. They made their beds, IMO. Time for them to take a nap and hope they win the right to be taken in a supplemental draft. I suppose Williams has a chance to get back into USC but the next tailback named Maurice I want to see in a Buckeye uniform is Mr. Wells.
  8. wdg01

    wdg01 Rookie

    Then close your eyes when Mr. Hall goes on the field :biggrin:
  9. If there are any Bucks that haven't yet figured out Clarett, I have some Confederate Bonds for sale. His return...even as a student, would be disruptive and totally self-absorbed for the young man himself at expense of everyone else. Together with his lawyer and friends, he would have the Mo situation of the week for the media.

    As though he was at the bottom of the ocean, looking up, Clarett's chances of returning to the Buck's would look like whale shit far above him, like fleecy white clouds in a summer sky.
  10. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Just got a mental image ...

  11. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    No offense to Mr. Hall, who by all accounts is a classy kid and a team player, but I usually do have my eyes closed when he carries the ball. :lol: :tongue2:
  12. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member


    I understand...I only brought this up because it was the first time I had seen the University indicate it would be willing to play an active role in the process (USC, that is).

    I dunno...MoC may surprise everyone yet and end up in I-AA somewhere.
  13. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Clarity and others: I'm interested in opinions on why playing in Canada would be a bad idea for Maurice. At this point, wouldn't $200k or whatever they would pay him be worth it? I think he's already proven that he can't work out on his own and he has yet to prove that he can play a full season anywhere. Couldn't he earn back some respect in the Lower 48 by humping ass up there for two years and coming back ready to go? I think that's the route I would go with the supplemental draft looking like a longshot at best.
  14. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    One issue with Canada is that many of their fields are on artifical turf and of poor quality (Canadian football does not have the funds we are used to down here). Any player going to Canada risks injury. On the other hand, proving that he can play without injury is the most important thing MC needs to do to improve his draft status.
  15. I do not see either of them back in college. The NCAA will send a message to the next youngsters that try to take them on. Both will be hung out as examples.

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