Rea's Day Blog: OSU's Best Tailbacks Redux

Since publishing a list of Ohio State's all-time top 10 tailbacks last summer, there have been a number of questions as to why Beanie Wells wasn't on it. So we revisited the list and Wells now appears – although maybe not as highly as you might think.

In the nearly 14 months since I listed my top 10 Ohio State tailbacks of all-time, I have received a steady stream of e-mails critical of the list. Most of what I have heard has to do with the omission of Chris "Beanie" Wells although most of my electronic pen pals don't seem to realize I formulated my list before the 2008 season – which would be Wells' final one as a Buckeye.

It seems like as good a time as any to go back and take a second look at my list with the first question being: Does Wells belong on it?

Of course he does. Wells finished his career with the fourth highest rushing total in Ohio State history. But I have to be honest. I can't remember a player in recent history whose career in which I have been more disappointed.

Read the rest by clicking on this link: Rea's Day Blog: Aug. 6.


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