header pic

Perhaps the BEST B1G Forum anywhere, here at College Football Fan Site, CFB51!!!

The 'Old' CFN/Scout Crowd- Enjoy Civil discussion, game analytics, in depth player and coaching 'takes' and discussing topics surrounding the game. You can even have your own free board, all you have to do is ask!!!

Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to join our FREE site and to take part in our community- a community with you- the user, the fan, -and the person- will be protected from intrusive actions and with a clean place to interact.


Author

Topic: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1

 (Read 365 times)

ELA

  • Global Moderator
  • Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 11406
  • Liked:
Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« on: July 19, 2020, 02:49:48 PM »

QBRussell Wilson07-11
RB
RB
WR
WR
TE
T
G
C
G
T
.
DE
DT
DT
DE
LB
LB
LB
CB
CB
S
S
.
K
PBrad Nortman08-11




ELA

  • Global Moderator
  • Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 11406
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 02:50:08 PM »
Bucky should loan some of these out

bayareabadger

  • All Star
  • ******
  • Default Avatar
  • Posts: 3329
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 03:06:04 PM »
A Heisman finalist who ranks in the top 20 of all time rushers probably misses the cut.

Edit: Clement also had a weird career.

847badgerfan

  • Administrator
  • Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 10726
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 03:55:52 PM »
A Heisman finalist who ranks in the top 20 of all time rushers probably misses the cut.

Edit: Clement also had a weird career.
Imagine if Gordon and Taylor played 4 seasons. Gordon was not the primary back, until his last season. Kid was amazing.

I went with Taylor here.
U RAH RAH! WIS CON SIN!

bayareabadger

  • All Star
  • ******
  • Default Avatar
  • Posts: 3329
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 04:50:03 PM »
My order, and probably most’s would be 
Taylor
Gordon
Ball 
White
Clement


Clement was his best as a sophomore, had some higher usage days that I remembered when he did play as a junior, and was just a grinder/hammer as a senior. 

ELA

  • Global Moderator
  • Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 11406
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 04:53:06 PM »
I'd go


  • Taylor
  • Ball
  • Gordon
  • Clement
  • White

MrNubbz

  • Team Captain
  • *******
  • Default Avatar
  • Posts: 6773
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 05:15:53 PM »
Went Gordon won the Doak Walker,almost 5,000 career yds and 7.6 YPC
"Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco." - Will Rodgers

bayareabadger

  • All Star
  • ******
  • Default Avatar
  • Posts: 3329
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2020, 06:04:11 PM »
Went Gordon won the Doak Walker,almost 5,000 career yds and 7.6 YPC
It's unreal that Taylor won two Doaks, ran for 6,174 and was 0.9 YPC less. 

Shoot, when he was getting significant carries, Melvin was 7.8 and 7.5.

Taylor went 6.6, 7.1, 6.3. Just a fun decade. 

Brutus Buckeye

  • Team Captain
  • *******
  • Posts: 6375
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2020, 06:12:37 PM »

Have the Badgers ever had a dud starting at RB? 

Who is Wisconsin's Lydell Ross? 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

bayareabadger

  • All Star
  • ******
  • Default Avatar
  • Posts: 3329
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2020, 07:01:05 PM »
Have the Badgers ever had a dud starting at RB?

Who is Wisconsin's Lydell Ross?
Good question. 

I assume we'll set aside someone that people sort of got tired of. Like, PJ Hill kind of lost his luster that last year, but he still ran for 1,161 yards at 5.1 a carry. We'll also set aside guys that got easily jumped. Taylor was behind two somewhat experienced backs right before his first year, a Pitt transfer and a guy who ran for 450 yards the year prior, but then he went for 1,900. So we'll go with situations where they just didn't have a great guy at the top. 

2015: Starter (Clement) had something happen, either concussion or injury. Theoretical backup Taiwan Deal wasn't great, so third-down back Dare Ogunbowale ends up running for 800 so-so yards. The former walk-on was in over his head, and got back to being a nice third-down back the next year. 

2003: Started Anthony Davis showed wear from 591 carries his first two years. He was hurt. His backups were so-so, with Dwayne Smith getting 850 and Booker Stanley getting 520 at under 4 a carry. Davis was a little healthier the next year, getting 973 at 4.8 a carry, with Stanley at 115 carries at 3 yards per. 

Next worst top back since 1993 was Carl McCullough, who barely got 1,000 at 4.4 carry with three TDs. His backup was Aaron Stecker, a little-used third-down guy, who got squeezed out by Ron Dayne, blew up at Western Illinois and carved out 10 years as an end of the roster NFL guy. 

Clement's last year was a little below standard, but he did get 300 carries and 1,375 yards

MaximumSam

  • Team Captain
  • *******
  • Posts: 5435
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2020, 07:21:00 PM »
Which group is the strongest? Have to think this one is a contender. Buckeyes DE and CB have to be up there. Who else?

bayareabadger

  • All Star
  • ******
  • Default Avatar
  • Posts: 3329
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2020, 08:45:30 PM »
Which group is the strongest? Have to think this one is a contender. Buckeyes DE and CB have to be up there. Who else?
OSU QBs. UW OL everywhere. MSU DB or OL? UW LBs? Michigan CBs?

MaximumSam

  • Team Captain
  • *******
  • Posts: 5435
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2020, 09:39:33 PM »
OSU QBs. UW OL everywhere. MSU DB or OL? UW LBs? Michigan CBs?
All worthy choices. OSU corner might be the pick. They've had seven first round corners drafted this decade

bayareabadger

  • All Star
  • ******
  • Default Avatar
  • Posts: 3329
  • Liked:
Re: Wisconsin All-Decade Team - Running Back #1
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2020, 10:10:19 PM »
All worthy choices. OSU corner might be the pick. They've had seven first round corners drafted this decade
That ... that is a lot

 

Associate Links/Search