I just got done watching Wolverine Historian's 1989 Rose Bowl victory. It brought shivers to my spine at the end to see Bo raise that trophy. What a great coach.
The part that struck me the most was how much of a horse Leroy Hoard was in that game. Will we ever see a back of his stature play again in the college football we know today? I don't know his official stats, but he was large, borderline stocky and could run like the wind. He had some epic runs in that game and I just shook my head. The reason I ask is because I just don't see many backs running with that much tenacity anymore. He ran with a passion in that game like I have never seen. I mean we have Minor Rage, but Brandon is not built like Leroy.
Someone please give me a RB in todays game that can compare with what Leroy brought to that game.(maybe some Wisconsin backs but they weren't as flashy) I am by no means saying there is none, I just can't think of one. He was fun to watch! Smashmouth ball at its best.
Can someone tell me if he was that solid the whole career? I was 9 and didn't really keep up with things.