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Blade
12-05-2006, 12:20 AM
Congrats. I expect a few more tropheys to be goin to some other Buckeyes!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=laurinitisnagurski&prov=st&type=lgns

HysterikiLL
12-05-2006, 12:25 AM
As much as I hate the Buckeyes, Laurenitis deserves this. He's been the most productive LB in the nation for my money. I think he has played better than Posluszny and Willis and the other Penn State LB whose name escapes me. Wouldn't be surprised if their's a few more coming his way.

PHANTASTIC 13
12-05-2006, 01:00 AM
I was just going to post that, way to go Laurenitis, next up is Troy Smith for the Heisman trophy and then cap it off with the National Championship trophy....niiiice! :D :cooldude:

Majpain
12-05-2006, 01:08 AM
I was just going to post that, way to go Laurenitis, next up is Troy Smith for the Heisman trophy and then cap it off with the National Championship trophy....niiiice! :D :cooldude:

:yeahthat:

Mike13
12-05-2006, 01:28 AM
Congrats to him.

Marino2Clayton
12-05-2006, 01:14 PM
Grand Theft.

finswin56
12-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Grand Theft.:yes:

Pennington's Rocket Arm
12-05-2006, 01:38 PM
why is it grand theft?

Motion
12-05-2006, 01:54 PM
why is it grand theft?

:hmmm: Because he's not the best defensive player in the nation?

Pennington's Rocket Arm
12-05-2006, 01:54 PM
wait i thought it was just for best linebacker.

Stitches
12-05-2006, 02:01 PM
wait i thought it was just for best linebacker.

Nope. He isn't even a finalist for best lineback award.

finswin56
12-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Nope. He isn't even a finalist for best lineback award.Which would one question how he could be the nation's best defender.

Motion
12-05-2006, 02:09 PM
Which would one question how he could be the nation's best defender.

Ding Ding

We have a winner!

Stitches
12-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Ding Ding

We have a winner!

cough*Posluzny/Conner*cough

LtDan
12-05-2006, 02:12 PM
different selection committes lead to different players being finalist I would assume??

Stitches
12-05-2006, 02:12 PM
Which would one question how he could be the nation's best defender.

Maybe the same reason Troy Smith had the Heisman wrapped up after 6 games. Because he is the leader of that side of the ball for the #1 ranked team in the country.

Motion
12-05-2006, 02:13 PM
cough*Posluzny/Conner*cough

Willis :yes:

Stitches
12-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Willis :yes:

Well he wasn't a finalist for best LB either I don't think. Though I would take him over Laurenaitis.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
12-05-2006, 02:16 PM
well, i still don't see this as "grand theft."

Stitches
12-05-2006, 02:18 PM
well, i still don't see this as "grand theft."

Nor do I. But it has to be a very heavy misdemeanor.

Motion
12-05-2006, 02:20 PM
Actually they both are up for the Butkus award.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/story?id=2677557

Stitches
12-05-2006, 02:52 PM
Actually they both are up for the Butkus award.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/story?id=2677557

I got that and the Bednarik confused.

colmax
12-05-2006, 03:01 PM
Well he wasn't a finalist for best LB either I don't think. Though I would take him over Laurenaitis.


Willis is a finalist for the Butkus award. Was also a semi-finalist for the Nagurski.

colmax
12-05-2006, 03:04 PM
I really hope that Willis gets this award. He deserves it. I mean, hello?

finswin56
12-05-2006, 03:05 PM
Actually they both are up for the Butkus award.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/story?id=2677557
Doh, that's what I get for not taking the time to check it for myself.
I do feel that Laurinitis won in a similar fashio to Heisman winners being on the top team. He is a very good LB, but being on OSU has afforded him a ton of press, press that Reggie Nelson and Patrick Willis have deserved but not received. IDK why Nelson hasn't received it, his play has been pivotal for UF. Willis' problem is playing on such a poor team. That guy's an absolute beast.

Grand theft, may have been a bit much, but I'm not convinced he deserved it.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
12-05-2006, 03:14 PM
it'd be grand theft if he hadn't been playing at a high level. but he's been pretty good all year long.

Stitches
12-05-2006, 03:22 PM
it'd be grand theft if he hadn't been playing at a high level. but he's been pretty good all year long.

He's an Animal. :sidelol:

PrepDogg
12-05-2006, 04:41 PM
He's an Animal. :sidelol:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/12/LOD118JPG-1.jpg

:lol: :lol:

DBoston80
12-05-2006, 04:50 PM
Ohio State LB AJ Hawk was passed over for Paul Pos...whatever....last season..so nice to return the favor.

ChambersWI
12-05-2006, 05:03 PM
Ohio State LB AJ Hawk was passed over for Paul Pos...whatever....last season..so nice to return the favor.


thing is you could argue Poz was better than Hawk last year.

If this was a best LB award fine, but you can not tell me Laurinitis was the best defensive player in the nation.

Motion
12-05-2006, 05:04 PM
thing is you could argue Poz was better than Hawk last year.

If this was a best LB award fine, but you can not tell me Laurinitis was the best defensive player in the nation.

:yeahthat:

HysterikiLL
12-05-2006, 05:11 PM
I didn't realize this was best defensive player. I thought it was best LB. I think Aaron Ross should be considered for best defensive player -- he's been a shutdown corner all season, reminds me of Carlos Rogers and has made some big plays. He destroyed Oklahoma on his own too.

Marino2Clayton
12-05-2006, 05:24 PM
As far as the best LB...

I'm sorry but Patrick Willis is the best LB in the country, It makes me sick everytime I think of Tennessee choosing Daniel Brooks over Willis comming out of high school.

As far as this sham, Reggie Nelson decided more games this year than any other non-skill position player in the country.

Would Florida be anywhere close to playing for a National Championship without Nelson? No.
Would OSU be anywhere close to playing for a National Championship without Laurinitis? Yes.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
12-05-2006, 05:30 PM
did you honestly think willis would win it?

Marino2Clayton
12-05-2006, 05:35 PM
did you honestly think willis would win it?

No, I thought for sure Reggie Nelson would, but I honestly thought Willis had a better chance than Laurinitis.

Stitches
12-05-2006, 05:36 PM
No, I thought for sure Reggie Nelson would, but I honestly thought Willis had a better chance than Laurinitis.

This is the same reason I think Brennan has no chance at the QB award.

DBoston80
12-05-2006, 06:02 PM
As far as the best LB...

I'm sorry but Patrick Willis is the best LB in the country, It makes me sick everytime I think of Tennessee choosing Daniel Brooks over Willis comming out of high school.

As far as this sham, Reggie Nelson decided more games this year than any other non-skill position player in the country.

Would Florida be anywhere close to playing for a National Championship without Nelson? No.
Would OSU be anywhere close to playing for a National Championship without Laurinitis? Yes.

what?? Laurinitis had some crucial plays in big games this year?? Stop making stuff up to try and prove an unvalid point:shakeno:

Marino2Clayton
12-05-2006, 06:13 PM
what?? Laurinitis had some crucial plays in big games this year?? Stop making stuff up to try and prove an unvalid point:shakeno:

I'm not sure what unvalid means but I think thats this was pretty dead on...


Would Florida be anywhere close to playing for a National Championship without Nelson? No.
Would OSU be anywhere close to playing for a National Championship without Laurinitis? Yes.

HysterikiLL
12-05-2006, 11:50 PM
aaron ross > reggie nelson


:wink:

Motion
12-05-2006, 11:52 PM
aaron ross > reggie nelson


:wink:

:lol::rolleyes2:wink:

Timmy54
12-06-2006, 11:44 AM
aaron ross > reggie nelson


:wink:

no....not really...stop it...that is silly

Marino2Clayton
12-06-2006, 03:32 PM
Year end college football awards are always given to the most deserving player.

Signed,
Paul Hourning

Timmy54
12-06-2006, 04:11 PM
Year end college football awards are always given to the most deserving player.

Signed,
Paul Hourning

LOL:sidelol: :sidelol:

icephinfan
12-06-2006, 08:18 PM
The Son of Pro Wrestler Road Warrior Animal:

http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/laurinaitisaward