Kent State - home of the greats
by jrdjr84 (2019-02-06 14:52:39)

2019 Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Kent State Golden Flash QB 2006-2007-2008 under head coach Doug Martin (freshman year at San Mateo JC in CA)
- record at Kent State: 13 wins, 23 losses

Coaching legend Nick Saban, Kent State Golden Flash DB 1970 - 1971 - 1972 (before freshman eligibility) under Dave Puddington and Don James
- record during his playing days at Kent State: 17-24-1

Coaching legend Lou Holtz, Kent State Golden Flash LB 1956- 1957 - 1958 under coach Trevor Rees
- record during his playing days 17-10

It just strikes me as weird that a middling MAC program with moderate to little success through the ages has managed to produce some "legendary" football greats. And that's not even including Don James, who started at Kent and went on to be a terrific coach for the Washington Huskies.



Can’t read, can’t write
by miamioh_irishfan  (2019-02-07 16:28:25)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Kent state.


My wife is a KSU grad, she hears that at least once a week *
by GolfJunkie17  (2019-02-12 14:00:38)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Josh Cribbs of the Browns was QB at KSU before Edelman *
by eriendfan  (2019-02-06 21:47:09)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


add to that list...
by joeyg  (2019-02-06 21:37:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

James Harrison, a force with the Steelers for years...

and the Human Bowling Ball, Don Nottingham, the infamous last player drafted many years ago who had a decent career with the then Baltimore Colts


Jack Lambert played for Kent State
by mgarv  (2019-02-06 15:43:00)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Was a teammate of Nick Saban


Is that back when he still had teeth? *
by BeastOfBourbon  (2019-02-06 21:44:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Art Best ran for 1,000 yds for Kent St after transferring
by olson  (2019-02-06 15:37:19)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

from Notre Dame


One of my favorite players as a kid
by son of galway  (2019-02-06 18:58:08)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And author of one of the best blocks in ND history, springing Eric Penick against USC in 1973.


I went to high school wih Art
by ronniewoo  (2019-02-07 12:28:29)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

at Bishop Hartley in Columbus. The stories about him in high school are as legendary as the Notre Dame stories.


Don’t be shy *
by son of galway  (2019-02-07 15:55:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I've liked the #23 because of him. *
by discNDav  (2019-02-07 08:20:38)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post