Hes easily top 3. Rozier, Green, and Phillips in any order as far as I'm concerned.Thought of this last night, I happened to be watching this game with a young Tony Ortiz playing LB with that 37 on his chest. That defense had some serious talent. I can't get over Mike Rucker having to split time at SDE, dude was a sack machine and had to scrap for playing time with Wistrom locking down WDE and Kelsay sharing time at the SDE spot.
Watch two things:
1) How fast the d-line comes off the ball
2) How our runners attack vertically and lower their shoulder going into traffic. When they can see they're cut off they don't start dancing, they grab a few more yards and run hard into the contact.
I think we criminally underrated Ahman Green when he was here and have done so even more since he's been gone. He was just another NFL-caliber back to us at the time, I think he's easily a Top 5 all timer at NU, you could make a case for Top 3.
If LP and Green had stayed for senior seasons, they'd have some serious records with their names on them. But then I guess if LP stayed he'd have overshadowed Green's sophomore year.Hes easily top 3. Rozier, Green, and Phillips in any order as far as I'm concerned.