Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Archie Griffin

In 1972, Griffin was a T-formation halfback, and from 1973 through 1975, he was the team’s I-formation tailback. He led the Buckeyes in rushing as a freshman with 867 yards, but his numbers exploded the following year with the team’s conversion to the I-formation. He rushed for 1,428 yards in the regular season as a sophomore, 1,620 as a junior, 1,357Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Archie Griffin”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered Archie Griffin you are correct. As a junior at Ohio State Archie Griffin was named to every All-American team and was called “the greatest football player I’ve ever coached” by Woody Hayes. Combining power, speed and an uncanny ability to break four or five tackles onContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Clemson Tigers

Be honest you thought Alabama was going to win didn’t you? You were not alone. Alabama thought that too. Until they ran into a buzz saw named Clemson. Led by they long haired (Looks like Sunshine from the movie Remember the Titans ) they kept pace with Alabama early then as the game wore onContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Clemson Tigers”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Alabama vs Georgia National Title Game.

Talk about epic …down 13-0 at halftime  Alabama’s Nick Saban made a switch at quarterback and went with freshman Tua Tagovailoa over Jalen Hurt who wasn’t getting it done and turned the tide to a thrilling overtime 26-23 victory for the Crimson Tide of Alabama over the Georgia Bulldogs. Tagovailoa said the quarterbacks were broughtContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Alabama vs Georgia National Title Game.”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

Welcome back to Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday. How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered …Dick Vermeil you are correct. Vermeil is the only coach to win the Rose Bowl ..(1976 23-10 UCLA victory over Ohio State) and the Super Bowl (2000 St Louis Rams 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans)  

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Matt Leinart

Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday. Today we are going to look at the careers of two quarterbacks who were big stars in college and a lot was expected in the pros and yet for one reason or another they didn’t shine as brightly as they did in college. First , let’s considerContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Matt Leinart”

Ohio State Vs Oregon National Title Game Highlights

Tip your hat to Urban Meyer head coach at Ohio State. He promised a return to excellence to the program when he took over in 2011 and three years later…mission accomplished. 42-20 over a speedy Oregon team, didn’t see that coming. I admit I picked the Ducks so I guess I have to tip myContinue reading “Ohio State Vs Oregon National Title Game Highlights”