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Rob rose for me.
Dude was a physical freak and dominated multiple all star games. He came here and gained so much weight and became a bust.
"5 foot 8.....what do they want a basketball team?"
Maurice Wells, Eugene Clifford, Marco Cooper, Conner Smith, Jamario Oneil, Robert Rose, Redgie Arden, Chad Hoobler
Exactly right. The player really plateau or regress after they get off the juice to stay clean for NCAA tests. Steroid use in high school happens much more frequently than we'd like to admit.
Irizzary had serious anger management issues. The final straw was when Ira and Louis cold clocked two kids walking back from the business school library on College Avenue near Woodruff and stole their wallets early on a Friday evening . They then were hanging out in their get away car on 12th avenue.
Louis also knocked out a kid in my dorm because he thought this kid was hitting on his girlfriend because the kid used her microwave for popcorn since his was broken. Hopefully he's changed his ways, because I was nervous just to walk by him on campus
Shocked no one has mentioned Lamar "Flash" Thomas. Thought Thomas was going to be Percy Harvin. Not saying Diggs is Flash, but they went to same high school, both were considered to WR's/scat backs, and both are of similar stature.
I honestly thought that Troy Smith had the "It Factor" that would bring him success in the NFL. I was dead wrong on that one.
I would add Maurice Clarett to my list as well. I thought he would win a Heisman and be the next Eddie George.
I remember watching a 2001 game against Northwestern I believe where Johnathan Wells was getting a breather and Lydell Ross (true freshman at the time) came in and ran for like a 60 yd td and I got excited for him and thought he was going to be the future, then clarett arrived on campus.
Maurice Clarett I met him in California right before he messed up and then again after he did his jail time he really is a nice guy he has changed 100% for the better & really Loves Thee Ohio State University! !! We talked more about change then anything, he had a big head before & people were pulling him in a million directions. He would of came back that next year to a team that was loaded he would of competed for the Heismon. He's happy to be alive and I'm happy for the young man. What a freshman year though huh???
Why do I have a feeling Saine would have been a perfect fit for Meyer's offense? Get speed in space and let them be fast.
We tried to take that speed and run it through the tackles.
My next door neighbor growing up. He caught on in the league for years.
Yeah, no kidding!
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
-- Dean Wormer
Easiest one for me is Terelle Pryor.
People were ready to anoint him the next Vince Young, I remember thinking that if we got him we'd be looking at atleast 1 national title. As much as people are gonna hate me for saying this, I truly believe 50% of his under development falls on Tressel/Bollman, because Terelle said it best "If I was at Oregon or Auburn I would put up monster numbers too" and I truly believe that the system did his on the field performance in. As I say that though you have to wonder if because of his off the field performance whether he would've panned out in a full time spread style offense, I say it wouldn't have made a difference because he got into trouble off the field.
Lydell Ross wouldn't have got many carries if Dru Humphries would have not passed.
Rob Rose. I remember one of the analysts (Kirk H?) saying after the all star game down in Texas that Rob Rose was unblockable and a can't miss prospect.
a confident prediction in a thread dedicated to misses... I'm enjoying it
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