Dan Alexander was a good back. If fact he was a real good back. Buckhalter was better IMO. I never understood why Solich was the only one that couldn't see it. They were a great 1-2 punch, but the roles should have been reversed. Buckhalter should have got the the heavier load. With Dan being the change of pace.Nobody has mentioned that Dan Alexander was recruited by Osborne to be a super fast Fullback. Solich converted him to I-back because we had Makovicka for '98 plus Willie Miller in the same year class. Every criticism about him NOT being shifty, etc., becomes meaningless if he's blowing up LBs with blocks on Iso plays before running straight ahead with incredible speed for a FB on the Traps and Dives. He also would have been an excellent hammer as a RB in the Ace formation. I also think that Frost wouldn't mind having his clone for this fall to run between the tackles.
As for Buckhalter, he was an NFL RB. How spoiled were/are we that he was somehow a disappointment because he followed Ahman Green? That's kind of crazy, folks.