George Helped Bring Buckeyes Back

In a blog post,'s Marcus Hartman makes the case Eddie George more represents the return of Ohio State to the elite circle of college football than any other player of the past 20 years.

Anyone who wondered if Ohio State's 1993 Big Ten co-championship season was an aberration was certainly justified in so doing prior to the 1995 campaign. That was the first share of a Big Ten championship or 10-win season since 1986, and in the meantime the Buckeyes averaged fewer than seven wins per season and never totaled more than eight.

Doubts began to fade August 27, 1995, however, when Eddie George and some talented Ohio State teammates began their assault on a high-profile schedule that would leave take the program higher in the national rankings than it had been in more than a decade.

With the recent news that George will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, we take a look at how his Heisman Trophy winning season can be viewed as the beginning of the most recent rebirth of Ohio State football.

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