Buckeye defense hoping for 1996 redux

On the second day of Ohio State’s 2014 preseason football camp, Luke Fickell said this was the first offseason since he returned to his alma mater as a coach in 2002 that there was reason to feel bad about how the defense had finished the season. That got me thinking about another season that ended with national title hopes going up in smoke in large part because of a defensive...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class should look like

Now that the confetti has been cleared following Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton, it’s time to look ahead at the class of 2015. And with apologies to Will Shields, Jerome Bettis and Marvin Harrison, here’s who we think should be enshrined next August… Junior Seau: A posthumous induction seems like a lock here in Seau’s first year of eligibility. A 12-time Pro Bowler and eight...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class should look like

Now that the confetti has been cleared following Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton, it’s time to look ahead at the class of 2015. And with apologies to Will Shields, Jerome Bettis and Marvin Harrison, here’s who we think should be enshrined next August… Junior Seau: A posthumous induction seems like a lock here in Seau’s first year of eligibility. A 12-time Pro Bowler and eight...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

With the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class just recently inducted into Canton, attention turns to the start of the 2014 season. Despite the urge to live in the moment, it makes sense to look to the past and check in one some of the greats who are primary reasons the NFL is what it is today.  While there are a ton of deserving candidates to find themselves on the podium in Canton...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior Seau is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace will all be eligible for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame. Eligible for the Hall of Fame for the 1st time as members of the Class of 2015: QB Kurt Warner LB Junior Seau OL Orlando Pace — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3, 2014 I can’t imagine Pace and Seau not getting in right away. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551'...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Brings Back Orlando Pace’s “Pancake” Heisman Campaign To Disparage Belgium, Waffles

One of the running jokes in the Twittersphere over the last few days leading up to the US men’s national soccer team’s matchup with Belgium has involved a breakfast mainstay, Belgian waffles, and how Americans should “boycott” them. Today, Ohio State men’s soccer decided to join in on the fun with the help of Ohio State football legend Orlando Pace. The Buckeyes decided...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Offensive Line Rankings: You Might Be Surprised Where the Bears Landed Source:ProFootballFocus.com

Posted to BMarshsGreenCleats The website ProFootballFocus.com ranked all the offensive lines from last year and according to their ranking a lot of teams have either gotten better or gotten worse but very few has stayed the same. Such is life, I suppose. The most intriguing thing to me was where the Bears ended up. Mostly because after watching that offensive, and I do mean OFFENSIVE...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams’ O-line suddenly chalked full of Pro Bowl level talent

The St. Louis Rams haven’t had stability on the offensive line since Orlando Pace held the left tackle position, and in recent years carrying double digit linemen on the 53-man roster has become commonplace. Les Snead and Jeff Fisher have tried to remedy the situation by drafting Greg Robinson, re-signing Roger Saffold, and recently signing Davin Joseph. If healthy, the Rams offensive...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn tackle Greg Robinson stands out in talented lineman class

Devotees of magnificent offensive line play have been waiting patiently since 1997 for the next franchise tackle to be drafted. On Thursday, Auburn's Greg Robinson could bring back the echoes of the five cornerstones — Willie Roaf, Tony Boselli, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace and Walter Jones — who arrived in the mid-1990s to revolutionize the tackle position. "He'...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

We could make the case and label nearly every first-round pick of St. Louis a bust, with the exception of Orlando Pace, Steven Jackson and Torry Holt ... and maybe Sam Bradford. But if we did that, this article would be no fun. The Rams have had some really good success when the team the team was in Los Angeles, but the move may have provided some bad karma or something when it comes...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This was the worst…simply the worst

Tackle is the most important position of the offensive line and is also a very hard position to fill. To be an NFL offensive tackle you need to be a behemoth with quick feet and long arms, smart, quick and agile…qualities not regularly found in a 21 year old kid. So when Buffalo drafted Mike Williams out of the University of Texas we thought we had just found a great culmination...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Offensive Tackle Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson is one of the most athletic big men to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft between his strength and speed will only help his stock. Robinson will be plugged in immediately on a team’s offensive line where he will anchor it for years to come. Height: 6-foot-5 Weight: 332 pounds Hand Size: 10 Official 40 yard dash time: 4.92 seconds College: Auburn Year: Sophomore (RS)...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2015 Hall of Fame class

The last two classes of modern era players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame have been, from top to bottom, as Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame solid as they come. Not everyone I would have picked myself got in, but none of the people who did were borderline cases, at least in my eyes. Voters knocked several of the most deserving players off the list, meaning predicting...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Long injury puts Saffold back at left tackle

One series in, Roger Saffold was back at left tackle for the St. Louis Rams. What a strange trip it has been. Left tackle was Saffold's spot his first three NFL seasons after the Rams drafted him in the second round. He wears No. 76 in tribute to former Rams seven-time Pro Bowler Orlando Pace, who manned that position. When Jake Long signed a free-agent deal with St. Louis...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tommie Frazier finally enters College Hall of Fame

Tommie Frazier waited a couple years longer than many Nebraska fans felt was appropriate to get into the College Football Hall of Fame. Being snubbed didn't bother Touchdown Tommie. He's just glad the call finally came and that so many appreciated his play. Frazier is one of 12 former players who were to be inducted by the National Football Foundation in the College Hall...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

When Is It Okay To Hope Your Team Loses?

Die-hard fans support their team win or lose. Die-hard fans cheer just as loud after a great play when their team is 2-9 as they would if they were 9-2. However, sometimes a loss is in your team’s long term best interest, so wouldn’t rooting for your team to lose still be supporting them? I know I’ve already ticked off many readers and caused them to start yelling at their...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

74 Days Until Buckeye Football Means #74 John Hicks

  A starter since his first game at Ohio State, John Hicks is the offensive lineman you may not know finished higher than Orlando Pace in his senior year’s Heisman race.  After missing his sophomore season with a knee injury, Hicks went on to be an All-American in ’72 and ’73.  He finished 2nd in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1973 behind Penn State’s John Cappelletti.  It...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

75 Days Until Buckeye Football Means, of course, #75 ORLANDO PACE

  Orlando Pace was the master of the pancake, steamrolling defensive linemen like the kid in junior high who grew to full height before everyone.  This man was not only a mountain, but also quick-footed and football smart.  Not a lot needs to be said about Orlando frankly because everyone knows it.  He’s the best, most noted offensive lineman in Ohio State history.  He was...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

78 Days Until Buckeye Football Means #78 Korey Stringer

  Korey String was a great Buckeye.  He played from ’92 to ’94 and was recognized in ’94 as an All-American.  He played with the likes of Orlando Pace and Eddie George.  A stalwart on the offensive line, Stringer was drafted 24th overall by the Minnesota Vikings.  Unfortunately Stringer isn’t often remembered for all of these accolades due to his untimely death during...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013: A Tribute to 90′s College Football

Every year a new group of men who played or coached college football are welcomed into its hall of fame. This year’s class was one that featured a posthumous selection, a veterans committee selection, and at least one selection from the 1950′s, 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s. However, the class of 2013 is one that focuses more on football from the 90′s than anything else...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: B1G College Football Hall of Famer inductees, David Perkins, recruiting, and more.

Big Tentacles: The Big Ten and it's influence over college football.  Heading to the Hall. The 2013 inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame include former Wisconsin Heisman Trophy-winning running back Ron Dayne, former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier, former Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace, and former Michigan State linebacker Percy Snow. (ESPN...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football Hall of Fame Glance

The 10 players and two coaches selected Tuesday for the College Football Hall of Fame: PLAYERS -Ted Brown, North Carolina State. Atlantic Coast Conference's career leader in yards rushing (4,602) and touchdowns (51). -Tedy Bruschi, Arizona. Had 52 sacks as part of Arizona's Desert Swarm defenses during the mid-1990s. -Ron Dayne, Wisconsin. NCAA career leader with 6,397...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wuerffel, Testaverde, Pace, Dayne lead college HOF class

NEW YORK (AP) The only time Tommie Frazier and Danny Wuerffel shared the field during their brilliant college careers, Frazier's Nebraska team trampled Wuerffel and Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl to win the national championship. Wuerffel and the Gators bounced back from that record-breaking 62-24 smackdown to take the title the next season. The former quarterbacks will cross...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tommie Frazier leads 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class

Not to go all Hubie Brown on you here, but on Monday, “one of the great injustices we have in OUR sport was corrected”: Legendary Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. The quarterback who won two National Championships in four seasons as a Cornhusker will finally go into the Hall in 2013, even though he became eligible for induction...
Via Bloguin Best
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Buckeye Orlando Pace named to College Football Hall of Fame

Former Ohio State All-American offensive tackle Orlando Pace will join former Cleveland Browns quarterback Vinnie Testaverde as members in the newest class for the College Football Hall of Fame. Pace, the 24th Buckeye player to make the Hall, is considered one of the most dominant offensive linemen in college football history, finishing fourth in the Heisman voting in 1996. Winner...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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