Getting Used to It

By Jason Priestas on October 23, 2010 at 4:04p
Hope Not

After Purdue upset Ohio State last season in West Lafayette, first-year coach Danny Hope famously (infamously?) said to "get used to it".  If the 49-0 drubbing the Buckeyes hung on the Boilermakers today is what he was referring to, consider us happily acclimated.

The party started with a heady play on the game's opening kickoff.  Jordan Hall patiently waited on a Carson Wiggs kick to roll out of bounds and Ohio State started action on their own 40.  Boom Herron took a handoff on the first play from scrimmage 17 yards and after a facemask was tacked on, the Buckeyes moved to Purdue's 28.  Four straight runs out of Boom and OSU was up 7-0, just 1:55 into the contest.

Purdue was held to a punt and then forced the Buckeyes into a three-and-out, before Jermale Hines recovered a ricochet fumble on the ensuing punt. At Purdue's 39, the Buckeyes were quickly back in business and capitalized eight plays later when Boom took it in from the two.

Purdue punting and Ohio State scoring touchdowns was repeated over and over in the first half as the Buckeyes raced out to a 42-0 halftime lead, totaling 415 yards of offense (to Purdue's 47), ringing up the largest first half total of the Jim Tressel era in Columbus.  28 of the points came in the explosive second quarter, with Jordan Hall, DeVier Posey, Dane Sanzenbacher and Corey Brown all reaching the end zone.

The second half was markedly less exciting as you'd expect, nursing a 42 point lead.  In fact, the Ohio State offense totaled -11 yards in the 3rd quarter, but the team did hit pay dirt once more when backup quarterback Joe Bauserman hit backup fullback Spencer Smith for a 23-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.

Despite the blowout, there was a bit of drama towards the end of the game when Purdue lined up for a 56-yard field goal with 24 seconds remaining, hoping to spoil the Buckeye shutout, but alas, the kick fell short and OSU had its first blanking since shutting out New Mexico State 45-0 last Halloween.

In the end, it was a solid all-around performance as the Buckeyes dominated a decent Purdue team that had entered the game atop the Big Ten standings with a 2-0 mark. Let's not get ahead of ourselves: Purdue is not a great football team (or likely even a good football team as the Toledo defeat attests to), but I don't think too many of us anticipated the game getting this far out of hand.

The Buckeye defense recorded a season-high nine TFLs and held the Purdue offense to just 118 yards on the day. Aaron Gant filled in admirably at safety and Orhian Johnson and Storm Klein both recorded their first interceptions of the season (first of his career for Johnson).  Andrew Sweat looked great in the WIL spot, tying his career-high with eight tackles, leading the team with 2.5 TFLs and forcing a fumble.  On somewhat of a down note, Corey Brown (Pittsburgh variety) was injured late in the game and Tressel indicated he could be out for a while, further depleting a banged-up secondary.

On the other side of the ball, Pryor came out hot, finishing the first half 16/21 for 270 yards and three touchdowns.  He did have two interceptions and honestly, both of them were passes he never should have thrown, but he also showed an ability to escape pressure and find the open receiver, which he did on a couple of plays in the first half, most notably when he avoided Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan to find a wide open Zach Boren for an 18-yard gain.  Speaking of Kerrigan, thank God this is the last we'll have to see of him.  The terrorizing end finished with a sack (his sixth career sack against OSU!!) and 2.5 TFLs. He did most of his damage early, abusing a gimpy J.B. Shugarts before the tackle was taken out in the second because of his lingering foot injury.

As well as Kerrigan played, the Buckeyes actually had a pretty slick plan to attack him, running right at him and targeting his side with screens. For what it's worth, Andrew Norwell actually held his own against Kerrigan in the second half, so the man can be blocked, but at the same time, I won't be sad to never see him again.


  • It's hard to overstate just how hard Boom has been running the ball lately.  His strong start helped trigger the blowout.
  • Speaking of running well, Jaamal Berry showed once again why he should be receiving more carries.  True, most of his production came during garbage time, but he has vision on the field that the other running backs don't seem to have.
  • Corey (Philly) Brown looks to be entrenched as the team's third wideout. Bad news for Taurian Washington, but if his acrobatic touchdown grab is any indication, the future looks bright indeed.
  • Six different Buckeyes scored touchdowns against Purdue. This is a Good Thing™.
  • Boom now has a touchdown in seven-straight games.
  • DeVier Posey has caught a pass in 22 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
  • The Bucks moved to 20-2 under Tressel after a loss.  His teams have only loss consecutive games once during his time in Columbus (2004).
  • The lopsided margin was the largest in the 53 game series with Purdue.
  • The first half output was the most scored by Ohio State since putting up 45 on Northwestern in 2007.

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phxbuck's picture

Hey TP, are you watching this LSU / Auburn game?  Did you just see that run by Cam Newton?? Take some notes on the intangibles that you need to have to go undefeated and also what it takes to win a Heisman. 

Poe McKnoe's picture

Cam Netwon has a rocket launcher...and runs hard.  I have nothing to add to your post.

dmurder's picture

TP replied...

Yeah, I saw that run.

I have been doing that for two years now, teams come prepared in the future tell him to be careful.

Also, tell cam to watch the rose bowl from last year.

Probably will be the closes he gets to a bsc bowl.

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

Poe McKnoe's picture

Cam Netwon runs harder than TP, there's no denying that.  I agree that the hits will add up on Newton, but if they don't, he'll be in NYC for the Heisman presentation.  I think Newton plays faster, but he's also running a Gus Malzahn offense, which is 1 speed behind the Ducks offense.

iball's picture

Cam Newton's football career is ovger after Auburn, thats why he runs so "hard". Pryor will be drafted.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

-1 HS
CDbucks's picture

Because all the of the previous players QB-Guru Jim Tressel groomed here got drafted and went on to light up the NFL. Yup. 


/commence the hatred

//just telling the truth

poguemahone's picture

CDBucks, the next positive thing you say about the Ohio State football program will be the first.

AJ's picture

i have a feeling that cam will be drafted too...6-6 225 pounds...someone will want him...give credit were credit is due

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

iball's picture

In Newton's defense, he did see practice time at TE while still in Florida.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

TRoy Smith looked pretty good in very limietd NFl action he's recieved. I think most coaches are scared away because of his height, maybe he should of went the Doug Flutie route and went to the CFL to prove his worth. If he's not a better QB than Alex Smith, then I need to stop watching football.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Orlando Buckeye's picture

It's up to him, I guess, whether he wants to keep making a million bucks standing on the sideline or 100 grand playing in Omaha.  His agent is probably in his ear telling him to stick it out, that he'll get his shot eventually.

AJ's picture

other than playing for the same college team i dont make the connection?

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

Roger's picture

It's amazing how a kid who operates the shotgun veer has more rushing yards than a guy who runs a pro style spread offense. 

nickma71's picture

Pryor hasn't changed to the direction of the endzone instead of the sideline, and probably never will.

nickma71's picture

Cam won a Heisman?

tampa buckeye's picture

I think tp wants to be an nfl starter not out of the league drinking crunk juice after 3 years.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Just what we needed. Ferentz to pull a Les Miles right when we need a big win from him. Just great.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Jeez I thought the same thing. WTF was that?

"2014 National with it!!!"

BigRedBuckeye's picture

WHAT. THE. FECK. was that????????????


Can you fire a coach for a mistake like that?

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

tomcollins's picture

The problem is you have to find someone to replace him who isn't a moron.  Most coaches are worse than 12 year olds who play Madden when it comes to clock management.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Terrible weekend as far as other things falling in place for the Buckeyes. Michigan State gets a win closer to an outright championship and Wisconsin now has a ridiculously clear path to win out from here.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Well not to be that bitter fan, but at least TP doesn't prance around and tight rope a stadium wall after a win. That's just a disasterous, devastating, and unnecessary injury waiting to occur.

I love the emotion, but I don't think that's smart.

Danny - Inside The Shoe's picture

I was about to ask if anyone knew why Shugarts was taken out (straight benching or due to injury).  I was at the game and nobody around me knew.  He was getting abused early, and I think Norwell did a fine job when he came in.

M Man's picture

Is Danny Hope wearing a whistle in that game photo?  Why would a coach wear a whistle during a game?  (Was it the Purdue spring game?  I know he was wearing a black hat today, so the photo isn't from Columbus today...)

I had never heard the "Get used to it" story.  Just another in the Danny Hope saga.  It is my, uh, hope, as it were, that the entire Conference gives Danny Hope something to "get used to."

Congratulations to the Buckeyes.  Too bad you couldn't have scored about four more second-half td's.

NW Buckeye's picture

Yes he is wearing a whistle. Coaches often wear whistles for pregame warm ups. And rookie coaches frequently forget to take them off before the game begins. Apparently Hope had too much on his mind to remember the little grooming things he needed to tend to before kickoff.

Jason Priestas's picture

To be fair, Hope was referring to Purdue being back on the scene and capable of upsetting power programs when he said "get used to it".  Wasn't so much a shot at OSU, but it's fun to run with that anyway.

As for the whistle, the photo is just something I grabbed off of Google Images -- not quite sure of its origin, but it could have been a spring game.

OHIOinME's picture

Why are our DB's getting TB'd?

Pryor's 2nd INT was just inaccurate

O-line still need's to man up.

I miss Tyler and CJ.

Pryor needs to mature more.

Student section looked empty.

Danny Hope looks like Samity Sam. Taller than I would expect.

buckeyedude's picture

You mean "Yosemite Sam?" I know my classic cartoons.



OHIOinME's picture

See, you think so too.

O-H Kee Pa's picture

If MSU wins next week, I'll be rooting for them to win out. If they lose, a four way clusterfuck atop the Big Ten does not help us. MSU wins out, we win out, and then theres no way in hell a BCS bowl game committee will take Wisconsin over OSU.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i think that if both OSU and wisconsin wins out, it would be really really hard for the BCS people not to pick the badgers. the uproar would be pretty insane.

O-H Kee Pa's picture

I agree. But, the BCS pisses people off weekly, so it would be nothing new. Plus, a one loss OSU that's still ranked ahead of Wisconsin (plus the fact that we have arguably the best traveling fanbase in the country, $$$) would give any BCS bowl committee the justification they need.

Maybe it's wishful thinking...

tomcollins's picture

Kansas and Missouri say hi.

buckeyedude's picture

I'm really surprised Gary Pinkel hasn't gotten an offer from a bigger name school. One of the best coaches in the nation, IMO.



btalbert25's picture

Glad to see there is such a positive vibe after a 49-0 ass kicking today.  Wisconsin will lose one.  They always find a way to F up somewhere along the line.  I think Iowa bounces back and knocks off Sparty next week.  Buckeyes aren't going to lose another game the rest of the year.  I, unlike others, thought they looked pretty damn good.  Could've won this one 80-0 if they kept their foot on the gas. 

TLB's picture

Getting used to it............our QB making bad passes

BuckeyeChief's picture

Down goes no.1!!!!

"2014 National with it!!!"

Brutus's picture

Stoops/oklahoma are far worse in big games than the Bucks, but somehow the Bucks will still look like the worst of the number ones to go down. I think we end up dropping a few spots in all the polls if you can believe that. Oklahoma will not drop past us. Mizzou will have to jump ahead of Oklahoma, and I think Whisky jumps us this week in the bcs because the computers are going to love the win over Iowa.

At the end of the season, I think we're going to end up in a three way tie in the B10 (us, Wisconsin, msu after they lose next week). If so, we have to hope michigan keeps winning because we're going to need a good computer victory (the fact that I just had to type that illustrates just how awful the bcs is) to stay ahead of msu and whisky for the rose bow (assuming bcs ranking is indeed how they settle that mess). I don't see us getting an at large bid in the event of a three way tie, which means we end up playing a god awful team from the sec east in the capital one bowl. But these are just the opinions of a guy who admittedly doesn't know sh-- about anything.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i actually think this is hat's going to happen, but there still a ton of variables that factor into this whole thing. one thing i think we can safely say is that it is very, very unlikely that we'll end up going to the rose bowl.

past that though, who knows? MSU can afford to drop a game, but wisconsin, iowa, and OSU have to stay perfect if they want a piece of the title. Northwestern could be a huuuggggeeeee fly in the ointment here (and stupidly, incredibly, could still claim a share of the B10 title if they win out), but the point is there is a ton of possible outcomes here.

ultimately i think either OSU drops the game against iowa, or they end up having to share the B10 title with MSU and wisconsin. either way, no BCS for us this year i don't think.

not that i'll be crying about the chance to beat the hell out of an SEC opponent

Alex's picture

A 1-loss osu team is going to a bcs bowl...nobody is turning down that $$$$.....a 3 way tie and we prob take the tie-breaker...msu drops below us with a loss and we will stay above wisco as long as we win out

iball's picture

Im not completely sure of that, if Boise reaches the title game, then maybe. But the BCS can hardly pass up another blackeye, choosing a 1 loss team who lossed decidedly to another 1 loss team.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

tomcollins's picture

Why?  They chose Kansas over Missouri (although Missouri had 2 losses, both were to the same team).  They care about one thing, money.  There isn't an overarching BCS that decides, it's the individual bowls.  The bowls job is to bring the teams to the game that provide the best impact for the city and bowl game.  That almost always comes down to money.  Now Wisconsin does travel very well, but unfortunately for them, Ohio State is pretty much going to be a better value for them.  The only reason they may not is if they think that Ohio State going to a BCS game so often will have fans not wiling to travel as much to the game.  The Fiesta Bowl was rumored to not want Ohio State due to recent appearances, but we keep getting picked over teams that might be argued as better every time.  The Fiesta Bowl loves us and invites us any chance they get.


Wisconsin is also behind Ohio State in the BCS standings, and likely will stay further behind.

Based on current standings, we'd have the following teams invited:

Auburn (Automatic) - MNC

Oregon (Automatic) - MNC

Boise (Automatic) - Rose

Missouri (Automatic) - Fiesta

MSU (Automatic) - Rose

FSU (Automatic) - Orange

A big East team will qualify, but no one will want them.

Order of picks goes: 

Sugar - Alabama

Sugar - Ohio State

Orange - Oklahoma

Crappy Big East Team (Automatic) - Fiesta

The bad news is it's a FSU - Oklahoma rematch in the Orange Bowl.  But I can't see Orange Bowl taking the Big East champ.  It's possible if its USF.  TCU is also on the table.

Brutus's picture

Called  it.  Damn. I just can't imagine being 11-1 and going to the Capital One Bowl.  Playing a 3 or 4 loss SEC team and winning does absolutely nothing for me. And heaven forbid if we lose, which we will not.  Oh well.  I'll take 11-1 anyday.  Go Bucks.

nickma71's picture

Wisconsin was only 13 in the BCS after the victory over OSU. It is hard to imagine an easier schedule than Marshall and Eastern Mich, but Wisconsins was. Miami and ASU probably average out. San Jose State, Austin Peay, and UNLV have a combined 4 wins. With a victory over Iowa by OSU, their win today won't mean anything. All OSU has to do is stay ahead in the computers.

Thanks a lot Kirk. He should be Big Ten Coach of the year again. The loss really did make this more dificult than it needed to be.

Johnny Ginter's picture

the problem with this is that A) an OSU win over iowa actually doesn't even out, because now that they've lost they'll be ranked lower than they were against wisconsin when we play em and therefore the win will mean less to the computers, B) our non-miami OOC opponents have a combined 7 wins (5 by ohio) so in terms of computer rankings i think that actually is a wash, and C) our remaining SOS is really tanked by PSU being awful this year and michigan probably losing several more games

nickma71's picture

Wisconsin's win against Iowa will mean less to Wisconsin after OSU wins. Unless the voters vault Wisconsin in the coaches poll and Harris like 5 spots, Wisconsin is dead in the water over their schedule. If Wisconsin wins out, and OSU wins out, they have the same record against the same basic teams. Here are the numbers as I posted it on  I laid the sarcasm on a little thick in the end. Do you know what I am saying about canceling each other out? Meaning there won't be a huge point gain by the OSU win over Miami, or their win over ASU, two quality wins.

"Brownwisky, Austin Peay, San Jose State, and UNLV had a combined 4 wins coming into Saturday. As of now, they still have 4 wins.  Want to know what those 4 wins are? Sure you do. New Mexico is winless, and has been outscored 309-95. The next win by Wisconsin's opponents is Southern Utah, the 1AA powerhouse.  They are 4-4. Austin Peays win is against Cumberland, who has played one game, and that was Austin Peay and lost. Cumberland is D3. The other victory for Wisconsin opponets is Tennessee State. Who is 3-5 in the Ohio Valley Confrence. This is why the Bagdgers will not pass OSU in the BCS standings. Those teams are worse than Marshall and Easter Michigan. The wins over Miami (The U) and ASU will cancel each other out, as will OSU's win against Iowa. Iowa used up their 20 year rotation win against OSU in 2004. They don't get another for some time. Sorry Badgers. "

buckeyedude's picture

Man! A win over Iowa is not a sure thing. They should have beaten Wisconsin yesterday, if not for a few Ferentz Brain Farts.



ScarletGrayMnA's picture

A win over 3-4 Arizona State cancels out a win over 5-2 Miami? 

Brutus's picture

Anyone else get the feeling that seeing more of the young guys (hall, Philly brown)

Reens's picture

Was there more to this sentence?

We'll definitely be seeing more of these guys, but I doubt it will be anything different than when we're up big. Still excited though...especially about Philly. He turned that corner cruising!

Brutus's picture

There was more to this sentence but I still haven't figured out how to type on this iPad so i keep screwing things up. Was meaning to say that i wonder if JT has purposely been delaying the development of some of these young guys because he was trying to get all his starters prepped for wisconsin. Now that we have a few breathers (ie purdue, minn, psu)' maybe we'll see more and more of the younger players in non-garbage time situations. I think Hyde even made an appearance in the 2nd quarter. Hope so. It would be nice to develop a few more weapons before Iowa. And i don't think Iowa is a gimme. I just think we're better and the team won't get caught by surprise again, particularly the defense.

RBuck's picture

The main thing the defense has to do in the next 2 weeks is to get the walking wounded healthy.

Long live the southend.

buckeyedude's picture

I like this Carlos Hyde dude. He's  a bruiser, breaks tackles, and seems to always fall forward.



NW Buckeye's picture

Wow. A lot of prognostication here. Also a lot of hate in the earlier comments. A lot of football still to be played and the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. We all need to relax and enjoy the rest of the season. What ever is in the cards for the bowls will come into focus after Thanksgiving weekend. Some of the lucky guessers will be correct and many others will be wrong. What is important is that we have 4 more games left and they all have the potential for being better or worse than predicted. I know that JT will the Bucks focused on what they can control a out their own future. I for one am looking forward to the 2 remaining home games. And I have not lost sight of the fact that any successful season pivots on the last game. F Michigan GO BUCKS!!!

And all the JT and TP haters really need to jump on some other teams bandwagon and stay the hell off Buckeye blogs.

anchorman's picture

I love how last week we lose and there are over 300 comments from our fans doing the whole doom and gloom thing! 

This week we dominate and significantly less comments! Some fans should just go away!

iball's picture

Yea, and if everyone agreed with the king of England, we'd all be talkin about soccer.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

btalbert25's picture

The thing about it is, what's the alternative?  Who would take the job?  You fire one of the best coaches in college football good luck finding someone better to take the job.  You want to get rid of a guy who has made this team one of the most successful in college football the last 9 years, do you think a better coach would want to touch it?  No way.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Personally, I can't comment because I don't have the BTN and couldn't watch.

TP needs to cut down on INT's.

Glad we won.


"2014 National with it!!!"

tomcollins's picture

Pretty sure at least one was tipped.

Matt's picture

Some fans should use exclamation points less frequently!

btalbert25's picture

Well he has a good point though.  The fire Tressel and we have a terrible QB crowd is a bit ridiculous.  Especially when that unoriginal, conservative bunch puts up 417 yards in the first half.  Madison was difficult to watch, but it wasn't the end of the world that everyone was screaming about.  This team will not lose another game, and when we hear about the bowl matchup everyone will be bitching and moaning that the team we are going up against will beat us.  Just like last year before the Oregon game.  They'll win that game and the same people will be bitching and moaning that it didn't look good enough.

AJ's picture

thats the spirit....tell fellow buckeye fans to stop reading one of the best ohio state blogs...

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Three things. 1) Danny Hope is a farking tool. 2) I don't wanna see us get embarrassed by Auburn or Alabama in a bowl game to go 0-10 all-time against the SEC. 3) Where was all this emotion and energy last week from this team? Seriously. I think I am more mad now than I was this time last weekend.

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

anchorman's picture

We would beat Auburn or Bama! Tide has turned for us in big games.

Ultrabuckeyehomer's picture

I don't think we would beat Bama, and I don't want any part of that team this year.  They would run it down our throats. Just a bad matchup for us b/c they are so physical. Our D-line might whither away again.  Auburn is a maybe game, depending on how well TP threw the ball. Ideally, we need to play the SEC East winner in the bowl game (S. Carolina, GA, FL, etc), after they lose to Bama or Auburn in the SEC title game.

btalbert25's picture

There is no doubt in my mind this team would beat Auburn.  They have gotten lucky to beat South Carolina and wait for it, Kentucky.  They have no defense whatsoever.  I'm not so convinced Bama would just run it down our throats either.  Yes, it was a tough game in Madison, but that was the first time in a long time a rushing attack, ran it down our throats.  I'll take Bama anyday, Auburn too.  I'm just not convinced we'll see a 1 loss Bama team this year.  I think the SEC championship game is Auburn and Georgia, and Georgia pulls off the upset, meaning no SEC teams in the BCS championship game this season.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Seriously. You guys want another off-srason hearing about us not only losing horribly, but doing 0-10? No farking thanks.

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

Denster's picture

Bro, you have no businessness rocking the "Sweatervester" moniker.

"It's a double-barreled pistol that fires hard work and victory..."

btalbert25's picture

Also, this is THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY for the love of God, we should never hear, "I want no part of them" The ONLY way this team ever will get the respect we all keep whining about, is to go out and beat the Bama's of the world.  If we play and get embarrassed so be it, but damn folks do we really want to put our tails between are legs and pray we avoid another team?  If that's the case, we don't deserve the overwhelming success this team has delivered the last 8 years or so.

JakeBuckeye's picture


At this point I want the best SEC team in a bowl game.

USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

You got that right. I personally want UF and to embarass them so bad that Urban decides to leave. To turn around and stop the losing streak in the bowl season against the sec would be great. Not only to continue their mediocrity this year, the following year with Nebraska coming in the Big Ten will be the toughest conference.

anchorman's picture

Thank you Albert! Like I said in an earlier post, its funny how we lose and the "sky is falling" scenario with all of our fans. There were over 300 posts in the Wisky thread last week, most after we lost. Some of our fans need to be driven off a cliff.

We beat Bama! Period. JT's Defenses might get kicked around for one or two games in the regular season, but that's it. Won't happen again!

We beat Auburn easily too! I like Newton a lot, but he can't throw and that is why we would win!