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2020 Countdown Thread (23 days, weeks, months?)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by DaddyBigBucks, May 28, 2020.

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  1. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    Academic All Big Ten
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    Zach Boren

    Zach was the last fullback Ohio State had. Fittingly, when the changing times eliminated the position, Zach finished his career in another. In his new position, he made his most memorable plays, including the one that resulted in the iconic photo above.
     
  2. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Goddammit!! Things are so f*cked up in the world right now I actually let myself forget Archie Griffin Day! Oh, Dear Woody, please forgive me for my sin.
     
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  3. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    As I remember, it wasn't so much the loss of the fullback position as it was the lack of LBs. Graduation, the pros, and injuries left the Bucks with Shazier and three guys named Moe. Never more obvious than the 2011 game when the bucks had to play Ryan with one good leg throughout the 4th quarter because he was better on one leg than the others on two. Next season, Zach stepped in and looked like he'd been playing there for years. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    It was definitely the hole at linebacker that precipitated the change. It was the absence of a fullback role in Urban Meyer's offense that made Zach available for the change.
     
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  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    I’ll go with that explanation
     
  6. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    Darron Lee

    Second linebacker taken in the 2016 draft, first from the B1G. Yet somehow was only deemed worthy of 2nd team All-B1G status by the coaches and only 3rd team by the media.

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    Fittingly, this was posted in his thread today
    LB Darron Lee (National Champion, Super Bowl Champion)
     
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  7. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    2x All Big Ten
    Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Paul Warfield


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    All Big Ten
    All American
    National Champion
    John Brockington


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    Though only 2nd team All Big Ten, I could not leave him out of the countdown
    (He was the 3rd Big Ten linebacker taken in the NFL draft (18th pick))
    Bobby Carpenter

    The Ped State LB that was first team All Big Ten ahead of Bobby was a Junior who would go on to be the 34th pick in the following year's draft. Draft status isn't everything, but I think all Buckeye fans felt that Bobby was robbed by any standard.
     
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  8. Wells4Heisman

    Wells4Heisman Fifth Year Freshman

    Not getting overly optimistic but intruiged in all the regulations and rules the NCAA and B1G have been instating, they're gonna give it a shot. Too much money to be lost.
     
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  9. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    2x All Big Ten
    All-American
    Silver Football Award (Chicago Tribune Big Ten MVP)
    Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year
    Team MVP
    Captain
    Keith Byars
     
  10. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    2x All Big Ten
    2x All American
    2x Team MVP
    Silver Football Award (Chicago Tribune Big Ten MVP)
    First Buckeye to Win the Maxwell Award
    1955 Heisman Trophy Winner
    1979 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
    Howard "Hopalong" Cassady

    Also referred to as "Hop" in the record book, making him the only Buckeye (that I can think of) who officially has a nickname for his nickname.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
  11. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    All B1G
    Malik Harrison
     
  12. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    Vaughn Broadnax
    In the I-Formation age, All-conference and All-American teams would feature two tailbacks and no fullbacks, even though every team had one of each. As a result, players like Vaughn would finish their career with no post-season honors. So in lieu of a resume, I offer the following:

    Press Play
     
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  13. Taosman

    Taosman Mask Up Buckeyes!

    #38 knocking somebody on their ass was a thing of beauty!
     
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  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

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    All Big Ten
    Academic All Big Ten
    Captain
    4 Year Starter
    William White
     
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  15. Wells4Heisman

    Wells4Heisman Fifth Year Freshman

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