COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a #FlashbackFriday edition of the Land of 10 “Inside the Shoe” Ohio State podcast, Ben Axelrod and Jeremy Birmingham explore the complicated legacy of former Buckeyes running back Maurice Clarett.
Every episode of “Inside the Shoe” can be found here.
Other topics covered in Friday’s show include:
- Clarett’s historic recruitment and what his commitment meant to the start of Jim Tressel’s tenure at Ohio State.
- Clarett’s incredible debut against Texas Tech and coming-out party two weeks later vs. Washington State.
- The injuries that prevented Clarett from being a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender as a freshman.
- Clarett’s big showing vs. Michigan and how he cemented his legacy in the Buckeyes’ national championship victory vs. Miami (Fla.).
- The off-field troubles that led to Clarett’s departure from Columbus.
- Clarett’s short-lived NFL career.
- The legal issues that ultimately landed Clarett in jail.
- Clarett’s place in the Ohio State community today.
Land of 10’s “Inside the Shoe” Ohio State podcast will return next week with all the latest from the start of the Buckeyes’ spring practice sessions.