This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. Follow us on Twitter @buckeyeplanet and @bp_recruiting, like us on Facebook! Enjoy a post or article, recommend it to others! BP is only as strong as its community, and we only promote by word of mouth, so share away!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Consider registering! Fewer and higher quality ads, no emails you don't want, access to all the forums, download game torrents, private messages, polls, Sportsbook, etc. Even if you just want to lurk, there are a lot of good reasons to register!
    Dismiss Notice

Greatest Buckeye Quarterback

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Oct 18, 2011.


Greatest Buckeye Quarterback

  1. Joe Germaine

    3 vote(s)
  2. Rex Kern

    27 vote(s)
  3. Terrelle Pryor

    10 vote(s)
  4. Art Schlichter

    1 vote(s)
  5. Troy Smith

    79 vote(s)
  6. Other

    11 vote(s)
  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

    It's been four years since the last Greatest Buckeye Ever polls, so here are your choices for 2011:

    Joe Germaine: 6,370 passing yards, 56 passing touchdowns in three seasons; led team to second-place finishes in 1996 and 1998 AP polls
    Rex Kern: led team to national championships in 1968 and 1970; 27-2 record in three seasons; 1969 Rose Bowl MVP; part of the Super Sophs
    Terrelle Pryor: 8,341 total yards, 75 total touchdowns in three seasons; 31-4 record as a starter; 2010 Rose Bowl MVP; 2011 Sugar Bowl MVP
    Art Schlichter: career leader in total yards (8,850) and total touchdowns (85); the first Buckeye quarterback to be primarily a passer
    Troy Smith: All American (2006); Heisman Trophy (2006); 25-3 record as a starter; 5,639 total yards and 58 total touchdowns in final two seasons
  2. Mothra

    Mothra The Man In The Box '14 Bowl Upsets Champ

    For me:

    1. Smith
    2. Kern
    3. Pryor
    4. Germaine
    5. Schlichter
  3. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    The 25 year old in me says go with overall athletic ability in Pryor, but the football player in me says go with team results and championships in Kern.

    Voted Kern.
  4. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I'll vote for Schlichter for biggest menace to society. He doesn't belong on this list.

    1. Smith
    2. Kern
    3. Pryor
    4. Corny Greene
    5. Bill Long

    BTW, I'd say Arthur S could suck my dick, only I'd be concerned that somehow I'd be bankrupt shortly thereafter. So Schlichter is unwelcome in all ways in my household.
  5. Mariotwins

    Mariotwins Senior

    1. Kern
    2. Smith
    3. Pryor
    4. Germaine
    5. Schlichter
  6. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    [ame=""]Troy Smith for Heisman Video (Dec, 03 Build 2) - YouTube[/ame]
  7. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    This. And Rex got my vote.
  8. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    If TP was wearing Scarlet and Gray this year, it would be no contest.

    How depressing :(
  9. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Agreed. His W/L would have been nuts.
  10. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    There was no NC in 1970. We lost to Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
  11. That whole video is just amazing. Especially at the 1:15 mark. Wow. I honestly wish I would have appreciated Troy Smith more in the moment. When I watched him, I was like, "Wow this is a great team, Troy Smith is the shit." Years later and it really sinks in, what a season that guys had. Amazing. Amazing.
  12. Strong words, though I did relish in his moments of greatness and scratch my head vigorously at his rare, occasional moments of ineptitude. The run against Iowa will forever be etched in my mind though.
  13. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    So, this is the young whippersnapper in me talking and I am sure some older folks will rip my head off for this, but given that Kern led the team to a national championship and undefeated season as a sophomore, what happened with the rest of his career? Seems to me like it was hugely disappointing despite the fact that he only lost two games.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but he was personally responsible for at least 3 turnovers and had an absolutely atrocious game in '69 against tsun which directly led to one of the worst defeats in the history of the program. And the team dropped another heartbreaker to an 8-3 Stanford team in the Rose Bowl for the first loss in his senior season in '70.

    Those two things, particularly him playing so terribly in the loss to tsun in '69 which was the primary reason for the defeat of Woody's greatest team ever from what I can tell, keep me from voting Kern #1 despite winning a championship in '69 and having a stellar overall career record.
  14. bassbuckeye07

    bassbuckeye07 Junior

    Its Troy for me....but there is a special place in my heart for the ice man Joe Germain.....the 97 Rose Bowl was a break through for anyone born too late to enjoy the 70's dominance

    he made no facial expressions while carving up a defense with blood running from his chin....similar to Dexter
  15. Ukraine Buckeye

    Ukraine Buckeye In Buckeye withdrawals

    Tough choice between a NC and a Heisman, but I went with Rex. That being said, I loved every moment (except that last game) watching Troy work the opponents down.

    As for runs against Iowa, I'll never forget watching Byers in the rain with one shoe take it to the house in The Shoe. I know, not a QB, but I watched it from my new GF's house and the Victory celebration was........kinda special.

Share This Page