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    Barry Sanders, 1988 uniforms and attendance

    Edit: The title should have said 1988 not 1998. Not sure how to fix that.

    Ran across this Barry Sanders highlight video from his Heisman trophy year.

    Three things that really struck me about this video.

    1. I will never get tired of watching Barry run. He was amazing.

    2. I always liked our helmets from that year, but the colors hurt my eyes.

    3. Jack Trice is stunningly empty in this video.

    Barry's highlights versus ISU are near the end of the video. About six minutes in.




    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7S8wN_tL5Y"]YouTube - Barry Sanders' Heisman Season Highlights[/ame]


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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    I don't expect to see anyone better than Barry in my lifetime.



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    That game against ISU must've been a blow out



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    it was wet and cold that day...still remember him breaking a long one heading South on the East sidelines.

    -keep


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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    Couple things.

    Those uni's were freaking ugly as hell.

    I think there may have been more people in the stands for this year's spring scrimmage than there were in the stands in that vid.



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    Barry Sanders was definitely my favorite player to watch in the NFL that I can remember, and I'm even a Vikings fan! Hard to believe that he was a backup at OSU (granted, to Thurman Thomas) until his junior year (which was probably the greatest single season in college football history).



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    That game against ISU must've been a blow out
    We lost 49-28. Barry had 33 rushes for 293 yards (found it on a website).

    We finished 4-5 and in 5th place in the Big 8.

    OSU - even with Barry's remarkable season - finished 10-2 and in 3rd place behind OU and Nebby (of course).



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    ISU was up 28-21 less than a minute into the 4th quarter of that one. Then it was the Barry Sanders Show, with cameo appearances by Mike Gundy and Hart Lee D y k e s.



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    FWIW I remember Pete Taylor once saying that Barry Sanders actually verbally committed to ISU before signing with Oklahoma State. Add him to the list of "almost" Cyclones.



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    the long run against us is in Okie States recruiting video



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    Barry is why I am a Lions fan. I remember the arguments about if Barry or Emmit was better, and it would drive me nuts.

    I too doubt we will see anyone like him in my lifetime. Every once and awhile you'll hear about LT or Peterson, but that talk is short lived once they view Barry's film again.



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    FWIW I remember Pete Taylor once saying that Barry Sanders actually verbally committed to ISU before signing with Oklahoma State. Add him to the list of "almost" Cyclones.
    It truly amazes me what you can find in five minutes of searching on Google. I found these two stories which may prove Pete to be right. Not that I would have doubted him...

    In reply to the Barry Sanders recruiting question. I was a teammate of his in his senior season. Nobody wanted Barry! KU and K State both said he was too small. Emporia State was interested and a couple of other small colleges. Oklahoma State (Pat Jones, Head Coach) was the ONLY D1 school who offered him a chance. They had Thurman Thomas at the time and offered Barry a chance to come to OSU on a scholarship as a Specialist to return kick and punts. Good job Coach Jones! ....


    1. Jones is associated with perhaps the greatest find of all time: Barry Sanders.
    An elusive little back out of Wichita, Kansas, Sanders drew little interest as a recruit, not even from the struggling home state schools, KU or Kansas State.
    Tulsa wanted him. So did Iowa State.
    And, eventually, Oklahoma State.
    George Walstad, a Cowboys assistant at the time, turned Jones onto Sanders. It was Jones’ trust in the veteran coach and recruiter that allowed him to take a chance on a player that few others wanted.
    “Every staff, and it’s the same way in evaluating the (NFL) draft, but as the head coach, you’re going to have certain assistants that you trust a bit more,” Jones said. “You trust their evaluative skills, they have a proven track record.
    “You always try to identify those guys around the table when you’re the decision maker. And everybody will have a couple of guys you put a little more stock in what they say, more than other guys. You don’t ever tell people that, but you do.”
    Walstad was such a guy.
    “If he came back and said, ‘This guy up here can really go, coach. He’s not as tall. He played wingback…’” Jones said.
    “And we sent Bill Shimek, our running backs coach. He signed (Billy) Sims and (David) Overstreet and other guys at OU. Bill went up there with George, watched a little bit of film and shut it off. They could tell.”



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    lol @ the amount of fans in Jack Trice for that game. Wow. About 12 people combined on all the hillsides. Maybe 8 people sitting in the endzone.



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    lol @ the amount of fans in Jack Trice for that game. Wow. About 12 people combined on all the hillsides. Maybe 8 people sitting in the endzone.
    I was one of those 8



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    Re: Barry Sanders, 1998 uniforms and attendance

    I was in that crowd somewhere.



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