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2003-09-11, 02:10 AM
Any thoughts on Maurice Clarett's imminent dismissal?
2003-09-11, 04:12 AM
I wonder if Ohio State will be able to get into the BCS Championship this year.
They definitely missed him last week against San Diego State.
The thing is, the NFL won't let him in any time soon either.
2003-09-11, 04:16 AM
Actually, on yahoo.com, he will be suspended for one year while remaining on scholarship.
Rank OSU #1 in 2004?
2003-09-11, 04:17 AM
My cousin is an OSU grad and Buckeyes' fan. He is going to be bummed.
2003-09-11, 04:21 AM
If he is does transfer out of OSU, Grambling is mentioned as a possible school he could go to in order to not have to sit out the transfer year.
OSU will sure miss those 1,237 yards.
2003-09-11, 06:51 AM
OSU last year was a fraud. Without Clarett they will lose three games this year. Clarett will go to the NFL but he won't be any good.
2003-09-11, 12:11 PM
I wouldn't say last seson was a fraud. Clarett was certainly a big part of their offense and he will be missed. But they still won a number of games without him. I don't think OSU was the best team in the nation last year. Miami was probably better. But actually being the best team and winning the national championship are two different things.
I suppose OSU made the right decision with regard to Clarett but it is certainly depressing. Not only because I'm an Ohio State fan but because we may not get to see Clarett play college football any more. He is a tremendous player. He broke the OSU freshman rushing record even as he sat out 3 or 4 games. There are some really tatlented backs he surpassed: Archie Griffin, Keith Byers, Robert Smith and Eddie George. Ofcourse Archie Griffin is the classic example that great college backs don't always make great NFL backs.
Ohio State's season this year will demonstrate how good of a team they are without Clarett. Ofcourse, they are basically a running team so it'll be interesting to see if one of OSU'S other backs can fill his shoes. The Washington game demonstrated that they are a top 10 team. However, the game against San Diego State justifies Miami's leap frogging over OSU in last week's polls.
2003-09-16, 10:34 AM
They had another close one against South Carolina, 44-38 in OT.
2003-09-20, 03:31 PM
Yes they did. The old ideal set by Woody Hayes was often referred to as "3 yards and a cloud of dust." Get three yards on every down and you keep the ball, make firsts down, control the clock, and ofcourse put points on the board. Well, perhaps in honor of the late Woody Hayes, at last week's game against NC Stat, OSU's two starting running backs combined for a total of......................................... 3 yards. Even Krenzel managed more than ten times that by scrambling for about 40 yards.
On Saturday they face the nation's #1 rated offense. USC? No. Oklahoma? No. Michigan? No. They'll play the Falcons of Bowling Green(Ohio) who are3-0 and upset Purdue last week. Not only will Clarett not be joining the Buckeyes this year(or ever?) , OSU's new star running back(oh yeah, and quarterback), Craig Krenzel, is injured and doubtful for the game. Does OSU need Clarett? Yes. Am I worried about the Falcons of Bowling Green? Definitely.