Ohio State’s 2002 championship team honored on ESPN’s College GameDay

Jim TresselMaurice Clarett, Michael Doss and Will Allen were back on campus at Ohio State on Saturday.

Before the The Buckeyes’ prime-time game with Notre Dame Saturday evening, the 2002 Ohio State football team was honored on his 20th anniversary of winning a national championship over Miami.

“We were so proud of these guys,” Tressel said on ESPN. “College Game Day.” “They’re so proud of what’s happening in Ohio State football right now. They’re proud to have been the catalyst to kick off this century and championship football.”

For former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, the championship means even more than it did 20 years ago.

“My life is in order,” Clarett said. “My family is in order and now I’m able to come back and appreciate that those fans have contributed over the years and have a chance to come back with my teammates, who I haven’t seen in a while. I love that. “

During the segment, Doss and Allen unveiled a sculpture honoring members of the 2002 team deceased since championship win: Mike Kudla, Will Smith, Ivan Douglas and Shane Olivea”

“It means a lot to our team, and to be here 20 years later, we wanted to make sure we left an impact,” Doss said.

As for the end of the national championship, where Miami’s Glenn Sharpe was called for pass interference in the end zone, giving the Buckeyes a first down on the goal line, Doss doubled on the call.

“We have a championship,” Doss said. “These guys down south know we took care of business. They can complain all they want, but in the end we won it on the pitch, and that’s what we did.”

2022 Ohio State Football Schedule

  • Week 1: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Columbus, Ohio
  • Week 2: Ohio State vs. Arkansas State, September 10, in Columbus, Ohio
  • Week 3: Ohio State vs. Toledo, Sept. 17, in Columbus, Ohio
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  • Week 6: Ohio State vs. Michigan State, October 8, East Lansing, Michigan.
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  • Week 8: Ohio State vs. Penn State, Oct. 29, State College, Pennsylvania.
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  • Week 10: Ohio State vs. Indiana, Nov. 12, Columbus, Ohio
  • Week 11: Ohio State vs. Maryland, Nov. 19, College Park, MD.
  • Week 12: Ohio State vs Michigan, at noon Nov. 26, Columbus, Ohio

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