Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Vote for Fresno State Dream Team: Tailbacks

We've been teasing it for a while now, and, as we're between seasons here, we're going to open up the voting. Each Bulldog Bounce blogger has turned in his own votes for each position already, but we want to hear what you -- the readers -- think.

Then, at the end of all the voting we'll compare our results to yours. We'll go position-by-position with the idea of starting healthy debate about why so-and-so is better than such-and-such?

YOU decide the criteria! What's more important? College stats or pro? Four-year starters or JC transfers? Single-season greatness or consistency?

Next up is tailback, and the nominees are:
--Aaron Craver
--Anthony Daigle
--Jaime Kimbrough
--Wendell Mathis
--Dale Messer
--Dean Philpott
--Michael Pittman
--Ron Rivers
--Kelly Skipper
--Dwayne Wright

The Bulldog Bounce selects Ron Rivers and Michael Pittman as Fresno State's all-time greatest RBs. Rivers was a unanimous first-team selection, with Pittman receiving three first-team votes and one second-team. Dwayne Wright was third in the voting with one first-team vote and three second-team. Dale Messer got two second-team votes, and Dean Philpott and Jaime Kimbrough each received one.

Have fun, voice your opinion and let the voting begin! The nominees will remain posted in the right-hand column for you to choose from, but please add comments to this blog entry as well.


  1. Wow, this is TOUGH to pick! I went with Ron Rivers and Dwayne Wright as the all-time greatest, but it was VERY hard for me to justify those guys over Wendell Mathis and Michael Pittman.

    If Mathis would have spent an entire career with the 'Dogs and had more than one year as featured back, he may have been the best ever. Just look at those '05 numbers in comparison.

  2. Im going to have to go with Jamie Kimbrough. He was a great back, with the great Michael Pittman, and he still held his own.

  3. I nominate Dean Philpott


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