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  • 10/27/2011, 11:32AM ET

Best College Football Players of All-Time! (NFL standing not used, only college stats)

No-Huddle (1-9-1) vs HOOTZ (33-14-9)
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Rules: Only use a player/coaches standing in college football. They're alot of players/coaches who were some of the greatest in college, but never panned out in the NFL. This TD is to not only highlight them, but also players/coaches who were a hit in college, and then continued the same success in the NFL.

Follow my example. Also, a PESOBACK can be used (even if they didn't play the hybrid position
COACHING STAFF **head coaches CAN be coordinators

Also, to save charecters, I will enter the Offense and Coaching Staff now, and then will add the defense in during the next argument. Thanks for playing.
Offense:
QB: Steve McNair Alcorn State,
HB: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State
HB: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
HB: Earl Campbell, Texas
WR: Irving Fryar, Nebraska
WR: Desmond Howard, Michigan
WR: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
TE: Tony Gonzalez, California
TE: Kellen Winslow Sr., Missouri

Coaching Staff:
HC: Tom Osborne, Nebraska
OC: Mike Leach, Texas Tach
DC: Bo Pelini, Nebraska/


In the spirit of making this more interesting I'm going to try and create a team of completely different players than what you've chosen, although I do agree with some of your choices. So, here goes, I'll see what I can come up with.

Offense:
QB: John Elway, Stanford
HB: Herschel Walker, University of Georgia
HB: Bo Jackson, Auburn University
FB: Larry Csonka, Syracuse University
WR: Rocket Ismail, Notre Dame
WR: Anthony Carter, University of Michigan
WR: Randy Moss, Marshall University
TE: Dave Casper, Notre Dame
TE: Mike Ditka, University of Pittsburgh

Coaching Staff:
HC: Bo Schembechler, University Of Michigan
OC: Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
DC: Joe Paterno, Penn State

Alright, there's my Offense. Since this TD is about college football I concentrated a bit more on that aspect for my picks as opposed to which players became the bigger NFL sensations.

Set your Defense No-Huddle and best of luck to you.


Defense:
DL: Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
DL: Warren Sapp, Miami
DL: Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma
DL: Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
DL: Bubba Smith, Michigan State
LB: Dick Butkus, Illinois
LB: Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina
LB: Mike Singletary, Baylor
PB: Jack Tatum, Ohio State
CB: Terrell Buckley CB, Florida State
CB: Deion Sanders, Florida State
CB: Rod Woodson, Purdue
SS: Ronnie Lott, USC
FS: Ed Reed, Miami

Special Teams:
K: Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
P: Todd Sauerbrun, West Virginia
KR: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska
PR: Charles Woodson, Michigan

I would like to thank Hootz for replying and commend him on an outstanding team. Here is my defense and on the next round of arguments I will be arguing the offense only...and then the defense for the last argument. Best of luck to you, as well, Hootz.


Defense:
DL: Reggie White, Tennessee
DL: Joe Greene, University of North Texas
DL: Merlin Olsen, Utah State University
DL: Julius Peppers, UNC
DL: Randy White, Maryland
LB: Jack Ham, Penn State
LB: Junior Seau, USC
LB: Tommy Nobis, Texas Longhorns
PB: Mario Williams, NCSU
CB: Darrel Green, Texas A & I
CB: Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
CB: Michael Haynes, Arizona State


Special Teams:
K: Tony Franklin, Texas A&M
P: Reggie Roby, University of Iowa
PR: Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, Widener
KR: Tony Boles, University Of Michigan


My Defense is now set and this TD is a lot harder than it appears. It required hard work and more researching than I had anticipated.

Along the way on a sad note I discovered that Reggie Roby had died several years ago.

I would also like to give kudos to LB Shane Conlan of Penn State. One of my favorites.


Ok No-Huddle, I'm hanging tough here and await final arguments. Bear in mind that each of us has only ONE arg left for closing. I'll follow your format and hope that we can pull this off with just 1200 characters left to go.


Good luck and enjoy the rest of the TD.


Forfeited Turn


Well, hard to argue against a Forfeited Turn so I'll pass on my final argument as well. Better luck next time No-Huddle.

October 27, 2011  11:41 AM ET

(NFL standing not used, only college stats) This TD is to not only highlight them, but also players/coaches who were a hit in college, and then continued the same success in the NFL.

This looks like a contradiction. Does this mean say, Steve Spurrier can't be used as HC because he sucked in the NFL?

October 27, 2011  11:48 AM ET

I think Steve Spurrier would fall under the "
They're alot of players/coaches who were some of the greatest in college, but never panned out in the NFL" Sorry for the confusion!

October 27, 2011  11:51 AM ET

3 running backs used, and none of them were Herschel Walker?

Leaning right.

October 27, 2011  11:52 AM ET

I really want this, but it is getting close to the weekend.

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October 27, 2011  11:54 AM ET
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3 running backs used, and none of them were Herschel Walker?Leaning right.

Well none of those guys were slouches either.

Although the WR spots have a lot of room for changes.

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October 27, 2011  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Well none of those guys were slouches either.Although the WR spots have a lot of room for changes.

I'd add in hershel, change a couple WRs, definitely change the QB, and the coaches, and I'd have to research TEs.

October 27, 2011  11:58 AM ET
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I'm suprised that No-Huddle only picked 3 Cornhuskers.

And none of them was Tommy Frazier.

October 27, 2011  11:58 AM ET
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Interesting offense, 8 players are WR's, RB's or TE's.

I tried to add the possibility of some backups in here. I tried to keep in mind that backups are used. I also went without using an offensive line. I wanted to have a little more room for debate, and while the o-line is obviously a key part of an offense, I decided to save the debate for positions of interest.

October 27, 2011  11:58 AM ET

Mike Leach as the offensive coordinator? There are way more out there to pick from than Mike Leach. Does it look like Texas Tech's offense skipped a beat when Tommy Tuberville stepped in? He kept the same sort of offense, but it most definitely isn't called by Leach any longer.

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October 27, 2011  12:00 PM ET

Some people argue that Blackmon isn't even the best WR in college today, I think he is, but a lot of people don't. No way he should be on an all time list.

October 27, 2011  12:01 PM ET

Steve McNair kind of makes me laugh. There are two very recent college QBs that I would have to make a choice between.

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October 27, 2011  12:03 PM ET
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Steve McNair kind of makes me laugh. There are two very recent college QBs that I would have to make a choice between.

Fam Fewton and Jim Jebow?!

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