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2022 Countdown Thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by DaddyBigBucks, May 26, 2022.

  1. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Fucc em"

    Happy Archie Griffin Day everybody!
     
  2. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Sat at the table with him at an alumni fundraiser a few years back. Modest, storyteller - several at his own expense, listener, dedicated to the school. A winner for sure.
     
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  3. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    "He's a better man than he is a football player, and he's the best football player I've ever seen."

    -Woody Hayes
     
  4. CMic

    CMic Junior

    One of my favorite plays ...

    On a day which wasn't going our way, this tackle completely changed the game.


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  5. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

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    Academic All Big Ten
    Captain
    Zach Boren

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    Captain and Holder of a Record that is unlikely ever to be broken (see above)
    Gary Williams

    ...and a special thanks to @GrizzlyBuck for providing the photo below
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    Game-clinching interception vs TSUN
    All Big Ten
    All American
    Ray Griffin
     
  6. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator 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. So "All Big Ten" is not on his resume, but we know he deserved it.
     
  7. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator 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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    Bobby Carpenter

    Bobby is yet another Buckeye that does not have "All Big Ten" on his resume (2nd team). He was the 3rd Big Ten linebacker taken in the NFL draft (18th pick).
    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.
     
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  8. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    I could be mistaken, but I think Bobby is giving that kid a Dutch rub.
     
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  9. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator 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
    College Football Hall of Fame
    Captain

    Keith Byars
     
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  10. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    RETIRED NUMBER
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    Number Retired (11/18/00)

    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
    Heisman Trophy Winner
    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.
     
  11. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

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    All B1G
    Malik Harrison
     
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  12. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    I cut out the picture to save space, and it turns out that's where the record is mentioned: Williams caught a pass in 48 consecutive games.

    To me, this seems crazy that this would happen from 1979 to 1982. Basically, there weren't a lot of passes back then. By my count, he had 154 receptions in 48 games. I just wrote a quick Excel sheet that randomly picks a number between 1 and 48, 154 times. This means if you randomly spread out the catches amongst his 48 games, you can see which games were never randomly picked. I ran this simulation 150 times, and found that, on average, there were 1.9 games in this simulated dude's 150 careers where he did not make a reception. Out of 150 careers, in only 18 of them did he catch a pass in all 48 games. I'm sure there's a more mathematical way to calculate the odds, but I don't know it.

    Note that this is taking the human heart out of the equation. If he had 44 consecutive games with completions, and in Game #45 he doesn't have a completion, maybe they called more pass plays to try to get his streak to continue. However, he only had 25 receptions in his first year - my simulation isn't broken down by year, but it lumped all 48 games into one pool. Getting a completion in all games his freshman year might be the more surprising fact. He probably had to fight for playing time, plus spreading 25 receptions throughout 12 games should probably mean a 0 would be expected in there, somewhere.
     
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  13. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator 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


    Of course the announcer (sounds like Al Michaels) says, "What a play by Schlichter". It was Vaughn that made that play. For decades afterwards it was known as "The Block"
     
  14. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Hit a mf square and cause a divot from the hit! Yeah he was pretty good.
     
  15. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

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    All Big Ten
    Academic All Big Ten
    Captain
    4 Year Starter
    William White

    Edit: With great sadness, I have to add that William passed from ALS on the day this was posted. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that a player passed away on his day in the countdown.


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    All Big Ten
    Captain
    National Champion
    AFCA Good Works Team

    Joshua Perry
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2022

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