College Football Hall of Fame: Ohio State Has Four Nominees

Well, according to the Ohio State SID, there are four Buckeyes on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The nominees and my remembrances of them, below: Keith Byars: I thought he was an unusual looking running back; top-heavy body with tiny feet… But, oh my god, could he play! Keith was […]

tBBC HOF: Jack Tatum

Today, our series profiles one of the all time greats that ever wore an Ohio State uniform, none other than Jack Tatum. Pre-Ohio State Tatum was born in North Carolina but grew up in Passaic, NJ. Jack was a bit of a late bloomer, not beginning to play football until his sophomore year. The late […]

tBBC HOF: Jim Houston

We continue our series profiling Ohio State College Football Hall of Famers this week with class of 2006 inductee Jim Houston. A two time MVP and All-American, Houston was one of the most versatile players in Ohio State history.  And one of the winningest players ever from the great state of Ohio. Not only was […]

tBBC HOF: John Hicks

In today’s profile OSU College Football Hall of Famers, we’ll take a look at John Hicks, Hall of Fame Class of 2001. Ohio State The Cleveland, OH native won the starting right  tackle job as a sophomore. Due to a knee injury, Hicks  missed his sophomore year, but returned to play two astounding seasons in […]

tBBC HOF: Bob Ferguson

In today’s profile OSU College Football Hall of Famers, we’ll take a look at Bob Ferguson, Hall of Fame Class of 1996. Pre-Ohio State Bob graduated from Troy High School in Troy, OH. Ohio State Ferguson’s career at Ohio State ran from 1959 – 1961. In the beginning of the 1959 season, the starting fullback was […]

tBBC OSU HOF: Vic Janowicz

Pre Ohio State Janowicz was born and raised in Elyria, OH and graduated from Elyria High School. Ohio State Janowicz played at Ohio State from 1948-1951. As a tailback in the single wing formation, the offense truly ran through Vic Janowicz. So much so, that in 1950 as a junior, Janowicz was awarded the Heisman […]

tBBC OSU Football HOF: Gaylord Stinchcomb

Today, in the Ohio State College Football Hall of Famers, we’ll take a look at Gaylord Roscoe “Pete” Stinchcomb, inducted into the HOF in 1973.  Stinchcomb, born in 1895,  was a native of Sycamore, OH. He and was honored as an all state halfback while playing for  Fostoria High School. I’m not sure how the […]

tBBC OSU HOF: Bill Willis, pioneer

I’m truly happy to profile a pioneer, in every sense of the word, Mr. Bill Willis. Willis, a Columbus native was a pioneer in the way the middle-guard position was played, but more importantly, in breaking the traditional segregation barriers that existed in sports, among other aspects of society. Pre-Ohio State Willis was three-time all-state […]

tBBC OSU Football HOF: Les Horvath

  Today we continue our tBBC College Football Hall of Fame series, with the first player every to win the Heisman Trophy from Ohio State University. A tradition that has witnessed seven trophies awarded to members of the Scarlet and Gray. This afternoon, we take a look at the accomplishments of Quarterback/Running Back Les Horvath, […]

tBBC OSU Football HOF: John Wilce

In today’s edition of Ohio State College Football Hall of Famers, we’ll take a look at John Wilce, inducted into the HOF as a coach for Ohio State. Pre-Ohio State Wilce was born in Rochester, NY (you knew that upstate NY would get a mention, didn’t you?) and was a multi-sport letterman at the University […]

Silver Bullet Points Is A Dead Giveaway

While the details are still coming out, I can’t stop thinking about how amazing the situation in Cleveland was yesterday. We need more folks like Charles Ramsey who would be willing to get involved when it’s easier to just mind their own business. Only one soundtrack possibility today, then. Buckeye 411 Mmmmm… Pancakes. Ken broke […]

Orlando Pace: College Football Hall of Famer

One down, one to go. Sandusky’s Own, Orlando Pace, has been elected into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2013 class. Background Mr. Pace was born in Sandusky, OH, where he was a two-sport athlete at Sandusky High School. He was named to the Parade magazine high school All-America team as an […]

John Cooper remembered – And NOT in a good way

This morning, our old friends at Eleven Warriors published a brilliant piece on John Cooper and his recent induction in the College Football Hall Of Fame. Of course, you can’t write a Cooper-based piece with using the numbers 2, 10, and 1. 11W did that. Sprinkled around the article is a list of Coop’s accomplishments, […]