Your Vent Thread

By 11W Staff on November 26, 2011 at 3:34p
265 Comments

At 6-5 and hobbling into this game, not many of us expected the Buckeyes to pull one out in Ann Arbor. To see those expectations realized in a heartbreaker is still tough to take (as are the 50 Wolverine runs with nary a just one holding call), but know this: Help is on the way.

So let the Wolverines have this one and celebrate their first victory in The Game in the Twitter/HD television era. Vent your hearts out here, but leave the personal stuff out.

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Baroclinicity's picture

Close.  *Sigh*

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Michael's picture

I don't think I've ever seen a call I've hated more than that spike on 3rd down.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

That was the dumbest thing I think I've ever seen....

NYC Buckeye's picture

I thought that 3rd down spike summed up Bollmans entire play calling career pretty well...

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Could have used one warrior on defense today, let alone eleven.

Won't miss these coaches AT ALL.

Enjoy it, Blue. Lord knows there's not much else about life in Michigan to feel pleased about.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

MTB's picture

DISCLAIMER: I am an insecure skidmark on humanity.
And there is something about being in Ohio to be pleased about?

In Michigan we do have the decent Tigers and Red Wings, improved Lions, successful MSU, a bunch of lakes and lots of Great Lakes shoreline, the dunes and lots of forests - to go with a resurrgent Michigan.

What have you got in the most boring, irrelevent state in the union (after Mississippi and Arkansas)fuj?  Oh, yeah, I forgot - you have Cedar Point, whoopee.

Some member jackass here - Matti as I recall - likened Ann Arbor to a whore.  Let me make a siimile for Columbus.  Columbus is the dingle berry on the asshole of the United States, Ohio.

As a Michigan grad and fan I am very happy and proud to have a historically great school like OSU as a respected opponent.  That respect does not extend to the many trailer park trash fans that OSU has - not all their fans, just the loud mouth, disrespect shitheads like Matti and Buckeye Chuck.

Baroclinicity's picture

Pot, meet kettle.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

slidingscrapes's picture

just so we're clear, i don't believe anyone has likened ann arbor to a whore. i think we made it clear that ann arbor IS a whore.

Show them Ohio's here!

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

+1

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Iron_Buckeye's picture

+1,000,0000,0000

 

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

DAVE's picture

Has this been in draft form for eight years?

BrotherCavil's picture

Go to you local wallmart you troll @##hole. Look at all the toothless trailerpark wolverine fans you find there. What makes you think there is ANYTHING BETTER in Michigan? Way to go beating a crippled OSU team. Great victory for you. You'll get yours.

faux_maestro's picture

The university never paid the players. Get your facts straight.

 

This really isn't any contest.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

Buckeyejason's picture

Wow, what a little angry bitch ass hater you are. Go to sleep before we hurt your feelings.

BUCKEYES BABY!

M tots's picture

Detroit is still a part of Michigan, right?

cplunk's picture

Detroit pretty much outweighs any and all positives

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Does Michigan typically grant degrees to people who think disrespect is an adjective?

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

I decided to edit your post with the disclaimer. It was fun!

billjones's picture

And now we know who sent the death threats to Ryan Hanby after the Texas game in 2005.

I'm surprised at how poor our defense played the 2nd half of the season.  We were stout as usual when the season started...

Could have gone our way, but we're not going to beat Mich every year for ever and ever, amen.  lots of young guys, we showed some heart.  I am philosophical about this since the future is a whole lot brighter than I expected when Tress was fired/resigned.  There's no denying, Mich has improved and is now a worthy opponent going forward.  Let's face it, they were like a scab team for the last 3 years.  Our resume will be much better when we beat them in the future.  Also, it will be fun to beat that Fred Flinstone looking Mother Scratcher. 

buckeyejonross's picture

Your economy is shit. Your flagship city is shit. Your secondary cities are all shit. Half of your state is seperated from the lower half and has no people or future. The Lions suck, the Wings are old, the Pistons suck and the Tigers manage to fail in the playoffs in hilarious fashion every year. But you keep enjoying those forrests and lakes. You beat the worst Ohio State team in 20 years, at the end of the day the only reason this win means more than normal to you is because it was your first since 2003, and your last for the next several years too. Savor that shit, because it's temporary.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

buckeyedude's picture

Where the hell did this dude come from and why now, I wonder?

 

 

anchorman's picture

AGree Chuck. Heacock can't call a game worth a shit! You could tell Fickell was the man the last couple of years on D. This year Fick was preoccupied to say the least.

 

Roger's picture

"Welcome back to national relevance Michigan"
- Dave Pasch after Michigan barely beats a .500 Ohio State team.

lsbuck7204's picture

8 home games, no PSU or Wisconsin on the schedule and the worst OSU team in a decade.

And turnover statistics that will almost surely regress to the mean.

Oh, and your D just gave up 34 points to Jim Fucking Bollman.

I can keep going.

Woodson2's picture

All that matters is its a Michigan WIN and a Buckeye loss... Explain it how you want. Enjoy the long cold winter - maybe next time!

cplunk's picture

Definitely next time. Enjoy your win. Congrats.

faux_maestro's picture

Nah...not maybe next time.

 

Nobody is EXPLAINING anything, just giving the facts. You ALMOST couldn't beat the lamest Buckeye team in 10 years. Enjoy your BCS beat down.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

BuckeyeChris's picture

Correction. 12 years. Steve Bellisari's first year as QB (1999). That team was horrible. 

 

faux_maestro's picture

True. I was only thinking of the post Cooper years. I'm still trying to block everything pre-2001 from my memory.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Is it 70 and sunny in Michigan during the winter?

BUCKEYES BABY!

tampa buckeye's picture

Oh it will be warm in florida watching the bball team win the national title should be fun. Oh and urban is coming to town next year to carry on the tradition of owning your asses. The ncaa won you this game congrats.

Iron_Buckeye's picture

Yes! Exactly, it's not like this years team is even close in comparison on the offensive or defensive side of the ball to any of the teams OSU has fielded over the past 7 years. That comment made me literally laugh out loud!!

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

buckeyejonross's picture

If they luck into playing Houston I'll puke. I mean, we're shit, and I'm not even sure these guys were better.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

DarthSweaterVest's picture

Fitting end to a year full of misery and frustration, especially that miss on the open deep ball  to Posey for game winner.  But with Brax back and a theroetically competent offensive staff next year I see lots and lots of pain for The Big Ten and especially the skunk bears

Joe Beale's picture

+11  There are no 31-3 Coop jobs in our future.

cwglee's picture

worst game winning drive play calling...............................................ever.

DarthSweaterVest's picture

And yet with one better thrown ball we are in the middle of our own defensive stand right now.

JT's picture

and yet, I'd like to award a game ball to whoever convinced Bollman that the game didn't start until 3:15pm

Tim's picture

I sweat to God I could call a better two-minute offense than what we typically see in college football.  The middle of the field is open, use it, don't bomb it with two minutes to go!  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and don't spike it on 3rd and 6!  Goddddddddddddddddd.

efil4eyekcub's picture

That 3rd down play sums up this whole stinking season.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Fuck Fickell. Time and time again he fails at the basics. God bless you Braxton Miller. You are a lion among tin men.

poop's picture

Jesus Christ dude go have another beer.

Irricoir's picture

And you sir, need to go to church.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

GoBucks713's picture

+Over 9000

-The Aristocrats!

JakeBuckeye's picture

What was so outlandish about that? Fickell sucks at HEAD coaching.

Irricoir's picture

I don't think we should pile all of this on one coach. I agree he is the focal point of all complaints about OSU, but I am not so sure he is worthy of the entire blame. I am very disappointed with our defense. I can't blame Bolls today. Much better aggressive game plan. There were more throws on first down than I can remember in a long time.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

poop's picture

I think that the "Fuck Fickell" comment was just stupid. He walked into a 5-alarm blaze because his school needed him to. He's no doubt been through hell trying to keep everyone together while every douche with a media pass asks him what he thinks about Meyer taking his job. I agree that he's not a good head coach but he deserves some respect for keeping his sanity intact this season.

Baroclinicity's picture

Spot on.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BTwrestle04's picture

In other news, I think the name poop is stupid.... Telling someone to grow up for expecting more of our HEAD COACH that goes by the name poop is a little ironic.

poop's picture

Logical post right there. I have no response.

faux_maestro's picture

This! There is no such thing as a "moral victory" when you are a Buckeye. BUT you have to say that Fickell jumped feet first into the biggest shit pile this side of Scam Newton and while we didn't win this game, and a few we should have won earlier, Luke kept his players in it and they battled hard for their coach. There is a lot to look forward to in the future fellow Buckeye brothers and sisters.

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tampa buckeye's picture

So you are saying dont down it on 3rd down? That type of radical thinking might just work.
Overall the game plan was sound. Think i said about 3 weeks ago this defense was terrible. The safeties take bad angles and give up big plays too often.
Next year the defense is back and offense will be better. I look for a few more top recruits to come in and make an impact from day one. Mr. Dunn can start at running back. Braxton will have the hand cuffs taken off. Had the play calling been this good all year Ohio state would be heading to the big 10 championship game.

madhatterhater's picture

They showed good heart and effort.  Its tough to beat bad coaching and uneven referring.  I am still proud.

go bucks

DAVE's picture

This season is finally over.

This was a good game. Good win UM.

However, Urban will be here soon (knock on wood). Braxton is gng to be special, even if he does make mistakes (!).

dsbgobux's picture

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!

Buckeye in PA purgatory

BuckeyeSaab's picture

Yerp

I'm sorry for not being sorry.

Sofa Kingdom's picture

Good Riddance to 2011!

 

poguemahone's picture

I don't care what anyone says. I love this football team, and am still damn proud of them after today. These seniors won two BCS bowls. The freshmen are playmakers. The future is bright.

Baroclinicity's picture

Werd.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Kevin's picture

I agree.. I am so excited for next year. The coaches will be gone and we can start to build something special!

Irricoir's picture

Good optimism. I hope the future is indeed bright. Can't blame Bolls too much for this. Our defense was extremely disappointing today. Secondary was very weak.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

741's picture

Brax missed wide open receivers today five or six times. Can't blame Bolls for that either. The kid is going to be awesome though.

poguemahone's picture

Defense was young and attrition-ridden. We just need better play from the back seven. Shazier is the real deal, but both safeties struggled mightily in critical situations. They'll be better next year.

Mikefletcher24's picture

I'm with you, exactly how I feel.

KE's picture

Remember how bright the future was one year ago today?

poguemahone's picture

Every program has  setbacks. There isn't an elite team out there - Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Georgia, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, all three Florida schools - that hasn't had a down season, with 5 or more losses, in the last ten years. It was bound to happen to Ohio State eventually. It took the loss of a coach, the loss of a superstar QB, multiple supsensions for the best players on the team, and a whole hell of a lot of bad luck, but it happened. Time to move on. No reason to dwell on the past.

KE's picture

Completely true, but it is important to remember the past, if not dwell on it. Remembering where we were right after beating Michigan last year, just before the storm broke, is most instructive.

Tim's picture

Normally, a new coach takes a while to get his offense installed, and there are growing pains.  Nothing can be worse than this year, though, so no matter how complicated Meyer's spread is, we will be so much better on offense than this year.

poguemahone's picture

There will definitely be an adjustment period. I think 9 wins next year is reasonable in this conference. I believe Meyer won 9 his first year in the SEC.

dja.ohio's picture

Hyde defense showed up when we needed Jekyll. Offense looked good I thought; playcalling still suspect, especially last drive. I feel good about next year. Braxton for Heisman in 2 or 3 years.

741's picture

A new era and a new streak begins next week. Welcome home Urban.

rkylet83's picture

I tried to support fickell...but honestly I dont want meyer to retain him. Just awful defense and its not for a lack of talent. Fitting end to a shit year.

buck i's picture

I agree completely. He's shown a complete lack of decision making this season, and most decisions we have seen have been disappointing. I was all in at the beginning of the season, but he's done nothing to show me he should stay.

Also, fuck Michigan and that pompous fat turd coach of theirs.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Who doeas absolutely nothing. He doesn't even wear a headset.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I disagree about the talent.  Sabino and Klein have shown they are just plain not good linebackers; slow and slower.

Shazier will be good with more experience and not overruning / breaking down.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

buckeyejonross's picture

Sabino runs fast as hell ... into the wrong hole. He's mentally slow.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

AcrossTheField11's picture

 

Urban Meyer... Good Riddance. 

Someone needs to whip this D into something half decent.j

Braxton... you had a hell of a game but if you actually hit your wide open recievers you have 3 more touchdowns and go down as QBing one of the more legendary games in the rivalry.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

German Buckeye's picture

Sure Braxton is a freshman...blah....blah...blah.  BUT DONT freaking miss three wide open touchdown passes.  COME ON.  We should have won this game by 14 points.  But should have expected as much.  Still love my Buckeyes.  BIG enjoy our down year - you get one once a decade.  We'll be back.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Braxton is the only player on this team with any heart outside of a few. At times I think none of these players want to win.

DAVE's picture

And Shazier. And Simon. Is he graduating?

Buckeyejason's picture

Simons a jr.

BUCKEYES BABY!

rkylet83's picture

Couldnt agree more, this game isnt even close if he hits one or two of them. He even missed a wide open Posey on the last drive. He may have a good arm but he has to learn some touch, and worst he didnt even adjust in the second half after missing three in the first.

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

Patience fellas.  Keep it in perspective - we were playing this game with our hands tied behind our back:

  • Injured Sweat and Shazier
  • Injured Bryant and OJ
  • Injured Nate Williams (I realized how huge this was when John Simon was dropping in coverage as LEO)

The future is bright.  Braxton, Shazier, Simon, Hank.  Remain calm, enjoy the weekend, and remember one of Ohio's sons will be returning to Columbus soon. 

We will stomp these guys in the Shoe next year.

How firm they friendship...

German Buckeye's picture

Hank was missing in action - not a good game for our D line - they got owned by MU O line.

madhatterhater's picture

Owned and sometimes held.

go bucks

Jdadams01's picture

This. Hank got held a lot.

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

Hank was also playing on an injured knee.

How firm they friendship...

joejoekl's picture

guys always get hurt and the next man has to stand up.  next staff needs to work hard on quality depth guys.

dbit's picture

Don't forget Adolphus Washington said he would probably be playing some LEO next year. First true pass rusher in awhile perhaps.

Buckeyejason's picture

First true passer since Nathan Williams..who's still on the team, Thad Gibson, Vernon Gholston.

BUCKEYES BABY!

madhatterhater's picture

I wish they would have just let Brax play like this the whole year.  He would be much further along

 

go bucks

Blake's picture

I think 7 years ago if you had told OSU fans we would win 7 straight, but lose the 8th, we all would've taken it. OSU sucked this year and Michigan was a good(ish) team at home. They were due.

Bring on Urban and let's roll on. Go Bucks.

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

Well said Blake.  We knew coming in this would be a difficult year.  Look at the past 15 years of this program, no other program in the country has had the continued success that we've had.

I am very optimistic with what Urban can do with this young nucleus. 

How firm they friendship...

LouBuck35's picture

Hopefully they can work with Braxton on not overthrowing his wide open WRs when nothing stands between them and 6 on the board.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

He is a true freshman.  Did TP throw like this as a true frosh?  No.

Did Troy Smith throw like this as a true frosh?  No.  He couldn't get on the field. 

Brax showed us a glimpse today of what is to come. 

How firm they friendship...

madhatterhater's picture

Agreed, I wish he would have been allowed to do more of this.  He would be much better as a thrower.  Looking at a six and six record, would it really have mattered.

go bucks

Kevin's picture

Does anyone think that maybe miller was too flustered to get the right play call in on that 3rd down? I honestly cannot believe that a coach would call that play...

yoderdame's picture

That couldn't have been the call from the sideline? There's just no way anyone is THAT terrible. Right?!

dja.ohio's picture

I have nothing bad to say about Fickell.  He stepped into a tough situation this year and handled it with class. I would like to see him stay on as a defensive coach, but not sure that will happen. Would also like to see Vrabel stick around.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Our LBs are the worst I've ever seen since I started watching buckeye football in 1995... If Vrabel has anything to do with that I want him gone... recruiting power be damned.  5 star LB's aren't worth shit unless they are well-coached (lookin at you sabino).

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

joejoekl's picture

right. too much LB failure this year.  vrabel needs to cut his teeth somewhere else.

LABuckeye's picture

I'm going on a six mile run now and hopefully I'll feel a little better when I get back.

LouBuck35's picture

One would of thought that if this offense put up 34 points, we'd be laughing about a Buckeye victory. Detard owned this game and this defense. pathetic scheme and execution.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Pretty sure we've never scored 34 points in this game and lost.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

LouBuck35's picture

By my count, Bucks were 8-0 all time when scoring 34 or more vs scUM.....before today.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

Hoody Wayes's picture

The Buckeyes fought hard. It was a tough year. Michigan endured quite a bit of late-game torment, before it was over.

madhatterhater's picture

U never ever ever spike the ball on third down to give urself fourth down.

go bucks

flipbuckeye's picture

I can't be too mad about this. Our guys played better than expected. The coaching staff will be gone and our young but raw playmakers will be more experienced and smarter next year. The big problem we had this year will be rubbed out and replaced with proven success in the form of Urban Meyer.

We WILL be better. GO BUCKS. O-H!

madhatterhater's picture

What I learned in this game is that Meatchicken hasnt gotten better, the big ten is worse.

go bucks

jack's picture

terrible clock management decision at the end of a great game. major bummer.

 

last time we lost to Michigan:

- I did not know what a blog was.

- My marriage of 7 years was still in the engagement stage.

I'm sure I'll think of many more milestones and things that have happened since 2003, but dammit I wanted an 8th win.

 

BuckeyeSaab's picture

Haha...  Last time we lost to ttun I had yet to meet my EX-wife!

I'm sorry for not being sorry.

Matt's picture

A career-ending mistake by a hall of fame head coach, a rash of selfish/entitled players, a federal criminal investigation, the largest media pile-on in college fb history, massive suspensions, freak injuries at key positions, the worst buckeye defense in ages, and jim bollman calling the plays...and we still only lost to Michigan by 6 points.

Only 364 more days until The Game.  Go Bucks.

slidingscrapes's picture

This.

Show them Ohio's here!

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

and don't forget OSU being sued by ESPIN

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

faux_maestro's picture

TRUE.

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Bucks's picture

Man, Fickell fighting tears in the presser. Hard to watch.

Brutus's picture

Based on the way Spielman carried on and on about Fickell, I'm worried that he knows something the rest of us don't, as in Fickell will not be back next year. I did not see the presser, but Fickell is also getting emotional, I'm worried that he also knows he's gone. Would be a shame. I think if you give him the opportunity to focus on just the defense, we'll be just fine next year.

AcrossTheField11's picture

I don't want to see him go but you have to consider player alliegences.  You give your heart and soul on the field each week for coach Fickel and then you are told to buy into Urban Meyers system while Fickell is still on staff.  The last thing we'd want is schism in the locker room.

This happened at my highschool.  Our former coach was a teacher at the school, but was fired from the head coaching job.  A new coach was brought in while the former coach went to be QB coach at a neighboring high school.  Once a couple years of "cooling off" period were done, he rejoined the new coach's staff as the QB coach and they are now headed to the state championship game next week. 

Maybe if we don't retain him right away, we get him back as a D coordinator a couple years down the road.  He'll probably be a HC by that point though.

 

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Bucksfan's picture

It's like we've said about other OSU assistant coaches in the past, if you're just an assistant with head-coaching aspirations, then you need to pursue a head coaching job track sooner than later.  Biding your time underneath the same staff for 10 years doesn't do you any favors.  Fickell should have been a head coach at a MAC school years ago.

No need to get emotional about this one.  Fickell got his shot, and saw just how tough it can be at the highest level.  Now he can go become a legend somewhere else.

cplunk's picture

This team never got it together this year and the coaching was awful. Even with that and about a billion injuries they still almost won. I see nothing but positives for the future. Loads of young talent and the only things holding them back were youth, bad coaching, and failure to come together as a team. Bring on Urban and we'll dominate for another ten years. I don't feel as bad about this loss as usual. They barely beat our worst team in forever.

The Braden's picture

Enjoy this one, Michigan Fucktards.  It took all of that effort just to beat the worst team that OSU has fielded in recent memory.

Feel proud.

 

GO BUCKEYES!

MTB's picture

Who loves having sex with animals? *I* love having sex with animals!

At the start of the year the Fuckeyes (prior to Terrell and Prior slinking off into the swamp) were supposed to be such hot shit and UM had basically the same players as the previous failure years.  With UMs current recruiting class, taking many of the smarter Ohio kids that want to get out of that shithole, UM should be stomping your asses again, and repeatedly.

cplunk's picture

Sure. Just promise me you'll be back here posting after next year's game, please. I bet you won't.

poop's picture

Until Meyer gets here and closes off the border again.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

*ichigan has the worst academic performance index of any team in the Big Ten for football.  Ohio State is 2nd to Northwestern

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

I'll keep editing your posts for you, since you keep forgetting to incriminate yourself.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

hahahahahahahha

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

faux_maestro's picture

Nice!

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slidingscrapes's picture

+1

Show them Ohio's here!

biggy84's picture

Has tsun ever had a coach that was born there? The m stands for morons.

larzdapunk's picture

Hats off to Brax ... He played with heart. urban will win the next 7+. Go bucks.

MTB's picture

LISTEN: I have a GED and I am NOT TO BE TRIFLED WITH!

By the way, there was sure as fuck nothing on the reversed Michigan touchdown evident on the replays to reverse the call from.

Also in the two games UM lost two major blown calls may have had an effect.  The MSU fumbled lateral that was called an incomplete pass and the touchdown against Iowa at the end that could potentially tie the game.

cplunk's picture

You'ere talking about the Robinson rollout? The hold was pretty much textbook. Or are you talking about the Tousaant run? His knee was definitely down before the ball crossed. Both calls were right. In the end neither mattered

MTB's picture

I;m talking about the Toussaint run - the hold was certainly a hold.  And there was nothing definite about it, any part of the ball crossing the forward edge of the end zone is a touchdwn - it was called a touchdown on the field and reversed with no clear evidence (unless they had another video feed that ABC did not have).

Matt's picture

I thought overturning that TD was pretty ridiculous too.  Rules is rules and it wasn't indisputable.

Baroclinicity's picture

^^^  Proof that you can't fix stupid...

Knee was down, ball hadn't crossed the goal line, genius.  Simple as that.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

MTB's picture

Apparently you have evidence the rest of us didn't see - talk about stupid - get your crosseyes fixed, moron.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

It is was pretty clear from the video that ABC had.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Buckeyejason's picture

MTB

Mouth to Balls?

BUCKEYES BABY!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

+10000000000000

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Leave this fool alone.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

faux_maestro's picture

It was obvious to anyone outside of a trailor trash scum fan that he wasn't in the endzone. PLEASE promise me you will be back here posting after your BSC beatdown and after we throtle you in Columbus next year.

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JakeBuckeye's picture

Wouldnt you rather go celebrate with your own fans than be here? Just saying.

MTB's picture

I'm only posting here due to be directed to this site by some OSU shithead posting on a UM thread.

Actually, I like OSU in general as well as MSU - I hope they are successful as I want the rivalry to retain its significance.  But I'm damn tired of the ass wipe fans that more than cheer for their team have to belittle others.  For the many OSU fans that believe similarly I apologize for my rude comments - they are not directed at you.

I don't give a crap for UM fans that belittle others, either.  I hope UM, OSU and the rest of the B1G teams are successful in their bowls and that as a conference we return to relevance.

madhatterhater's picture

Just ignore them, Every fan base has those folks.  Thats what I try to do.  Although I am responding to you.

go bucks

Woodson2's picture

We can multitask, they teach that at Michigan. I'll send you the book!

Buckeyejason's picture

Wow, such witt you display. I'm jealous. Please send me the book as well!

How long ago did Woodson play for you guys? How about naming yourself Nard2.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

"LISTEN: I have a GED and I am NOT TO BE TRIFLED WITH!"

Congrats Mouth To Balls..I think we all graduated high school or have GED's. Nothing to brag about.

BUCKEYES BABY!

faux_maestro's picture

Mouth To Balls' comments are being "edited" by the staff I believe so he didn't actually say that. It's funny shit though. Keep the edits coming boys.

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jameslee203's picture

Ok, really tough loss but....

1) Posey comes back in week 5/6, we win this game

2) Sweat isn't out, we win this game

3) Shazier doesn't get injured, we win this game

4) A couple of drops, we win this game

5) Boom runs a little better, we win this game

With all that we have been through, and as charmed as scUM's season has been, this is the best they could do...  I was really worried that if we lost, we could end up with a dogfight every year for the next 5 - 10 with Brady.  No way I feel like that now.  scUM has been damaged beyond repair, this is their high water mark.  Enjoy getting made love to in an inappropriate place in a BCS game. 

cplunk's picture

Braxton learns how to put air under the ball, we have three more TDs including the game winner. They beat a badly coached disparate team, not our best.

Don't forget though- Michigan has crap talent right now. Hoke has a great class coming in. They'll be much better than this year in the next few years. I'm not worried- we have great talent and better coaching will carry us through. Don't underestimate them though. This is not their high water mark.

flipbuckeye's picture

If it weren't for Shazier we should probably surrender our self-proclaimed LB U moniker. Sabino is the slowest linebacker ever.

Matt's picture

I agree that Sabino is the slowest linebacker ever.  After Storm Klein.  Also, is Curtis Grant absolutely turrible?  One legged Shazier > Grant?

BTwrestle04's picture

Why the fuck didn't Carlos Hyde get a single carry? Usher in Meyer to dominate the B1G just as Tressel did for a decade. Enjoy your one win a decade Michigan fans, the lopsidedness will continue when we havea real coaching staff in place next year.

RoweTrain's picture

Because he likes to fumble the ball when we have a great drive going after a goal-line stand.

cplunk's picture

As long as Heron, Hall and Miller are running, Hyde shouldn't get the ball. He's slow and he fumbles. Next year Rod Smith will take his carries.

M tots's picture

Out of all the RB's Hyde ran the fastest 40 this summer...

cplunk's picture

Game speed v speed. Hyde's vision makes him slow.

Buckeyejason's picture

And Rod Smith's vision is any better? The guy ran into O-linemans backs when he was in the game.

BUCKEYES BABY!

cplunk's picture

Talk to me in three years and we'll compare their careers. Loser buys a case of beer.

Buckeyejason's picture

Sounds good to me Bro.

BUCKEYES BABY!

cplunk's picture

Sweet. See you here. We'll have three more victories over TSUN then so we can pop the beer in celebration

Buckeyejason's picture

You got it!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

" Next year Rod Smith will take his carries"

Uh, no he won't.

Did Rod Smith not fumble over and over early on this season which kept him from playing the rest of the year. Hyde can run circles around Roderick Smith.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Woodson2's picture

Countdown until the state of Michigan goes completely into default? I say a week max before I start drinking my own urine. How 'bout you guys?

Baroclinicity's picture

What was that you were saying about class in a previous post?

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

madhatterhater's picture

Go home please, you were probably wearing an OSU jersey last yr.

go bucks

poop's picture

Meyer was never known for using running backs much anyways. Everyone wins.

anchorman's picture

You can have Dunn. And Kalis. We can tell you abot 5* OLineman from St. Ed's. Cough, Alex Boone. Good luck!

 

Buckeyejason's picture

Good side? Is that the name of Hokes all you can eat burger joint?

BUCKEYES BABY!

Mikefletcher24's picture

Just another chapter in our life long love of our team and hate of them. ScUM fans have been eating a shit sandwich since 03. I guess it's our turn and we all have to take a bite. Going to be a long 364 days and counting

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

+1.  The streak couldn't go on forever.  It was a perfect storm for UM to steal one in the series.

 

 

How firm they friendship...

BrotherCavil's picture

They fought hard and came up short. I'm proud of them. Young team will grow a lot. Go Bucks!!!

elloyd1681's picture

Yeah, that's on Braxton.  No coach would call for a spike in that situation.  At least I hope not.

anchorman's picture

Fickell calls good games. Heacock does not! PERIOD! So glad he is gone! Bollman too! SCum are overachievers! Give them this! Only going to be disappointed!

Buckeyejason's picture

I'm suprised we kept it close, I'm impressed with our performance considering how we've played all season. Defense blew this game obviously, nothing new though.
Braxton missed on a lot of throws, but god bless him..he's a tremendous talent and will doninate when he gets better in the pockett and touch on his passes.

To the Michigan trolls on here talking shit, really? One win in 8 years..come back in 7 more. You'll be lucky if your coach doesn't have a heart attack in the next few years.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucks43201's picture

yeah, I agree --- if I were a Michigan fan - I would not be talking trash. I'd be thankful scUM was beyond lucky and won that game...clearly, they are not a top 15 team

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Bucks43201's picture

Don't want to sound like a sore loser, but Ohio State lost that game more than Michigan won it ... I counted at least 4 wide open long TD passes that Braxton misfired on, including the final drive of course. Posey was shredding that scUM secondary via his route-running. Posey was the #1 NFL prospect on the field.

 

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

madhatterhater's picture

Agreed, all of the ten passing attempt games came back to bite us this week.  The failed Baus experiment didnt help at all.

go bucks

madhatterhater's picture

If I was a Michigan fan I would be a little sad.  They no longer have to go against Bollman anymore!

go bucks

Northbrook's picture

I'm just checking in now. O did enough, D did not. Bizarr-o world.

Northbrook's picture

Ripped up the middle time after time.

faux_maestro's picture

Injuries my friend. With all that happened leading up to this game and the number of guys that went down in this game and all year and they still almost pulled this one out was nice but not enough. Looking forward to the future.

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madhatterhater's picture

I would contend that Bolls did not call this game, no facts it just couldn't be him. LOL

go bucks

cplunk's picture

Actually there is a rumor on a few other sites that Tressel put in some "opinions" on the game plan for Bollman this week. It certainly looked like a Tressel Michigan gameplan, for sure.

madhatterhater's picture

I think either Urban or Jim had a cellphone telling Bolls what to do. LOL

 

go bucks

faux_maestro's picture

It could be true....not the cell phone but maybe he gave a few "hints". He DID address the team on Friday before they left.

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BuckeyeChris's picture

I am reminded of the scene in "Jerry MacGuire" when Sugar says to Jerry, "This is a big moment for you. I'm gonna let you have it." 

buki4life's picture

No doubt this game was a heart-breaker.  But at least the Fickel, the offensive coaches, the offense, and Ryan Shazier and John Simon came to play.  If you would have told me before the game that our offense would put up 34 points I woud have thought a win would be a lock.  That being said, we definitely had some missed opportunities on offense.  But try to compare Braxton Miller to where Troy Smith was at this time his sophomore year, and you'll see (besides the loss to scUM) that Braxton Miller is well ahead of where Troy was.  Just the fact that he's already a throw-first qb takes most "running qbs" at least a year to sink in, if ever.  Michigan's defense will always struggle, but Braxton Miller will be able to complete most of those passes next year.

You heard Spielman, Shazier was playing on one leg!  He missed some plays that I'd expect him to make, but his internal drive is second to none.  He wasn't coming out with a knee injury.  

And a final thank you to Luke Fickell.  Yes, his record doesn't show well, but he did a solid job keeping the team together, and saying the right things all year.  He was right, There was a game at noon on Saturday, and HIS A** was there!

Congrats to scUM...we'll be ready and waiting at the Shoe next year!

madhatterhater's picture

I get a little tired of people bashing Fickell, please watch the presser on www.10tv.com and see how much passion he put into this season.  The record doesnt show well, but I think that he did a hell of a job.

go bucks

cplunk's picture

+1. He was in over his head as head coach, but his passion for OSU is unquestionable. He took a tought situation and never bitched or moaned, just did what he could. Hope he gets taken care of no matter what happens with the coaching staff next year.

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

+1,000,000

How firm they friendship...

Big Swede's picture

Great points. Even with a loss Shazier pretty much solidified himself as my favorite player on this team. The kid played with so much heart despite the injury, he should be quite the force for the next 2 (hopefully 3) years. 

It may be tough to feel this way today, but I really believe this D could be very special next year. Pretty much everyone back, a less tumultuous offseason, and some of these talented underclassmen taking the next step, I really think it'll be a return of the silver bullets next year.

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

Agree on the defense.  Tons of returning starters.  History shows when you have a bunch of starting Sophomores and Juniors that return to be starting Juniors and Seniors, good things happen.

How firm they friendship...

Buckeyejason's picture

Unless you are the 2008 Buckeyes.

BUCKEYES BABY!

poguemahone's picture

I guess 10 wins isn't a good thing?

Buckeyejason's picture

Well, when you're returning almost your whole team the year after you make it to the Nationalchampionship, ranked #2 in the preseason poll and end up losing 3 games..including an embarrassing beat down to USC and a bowl loss..I wouldn't say that exceded the expectations.

BUCKEYES BABY!

poguemahone's picture

We both know that that Ohio State team had no business being in the national championship. Now, that being said, 2008 wasn't that disappointing of a season in my opinion. The loss to USC was inevitable when Beanie went down. That much we know. The home loss to PSU was ridiculous and not acceptable, but when you have a freshman QB, stuff like that happens. That bowl game against Texas was a battle. Keep in mind that UT team could have very easily played for a national championship itself, but due to its own conferences' archaic rules, could not. And with that, we were still one Anderson Russell whiff away from saying these seniors are departing with three lBCS bowl wins rather than two.

2008 was a good team. The fact that it disappointed against USC and Penn State bears no real relevance to next year's team. Lots of talented freshmen got PT this year, and there'll be a new coaching staff with designs on actually scoring points. I'm excited. 

Buckeyejason's picture

You could look at it 2 ways, I for one thought that it was "our year" that preseason with everything we had returning.

That being said, almost losing to Ohio at home, geting stomped by SC, only scoring 6 points in a loss to Penn State at home, and blowimg what shouldve been a victory in the fiesta bowl vs Texas made that 2008 season a dissapointing one for not only me, but a lot of Buckeye fans.

I agree with you about next years squad returning a lot of young talent and having a chance to to big things with an agressive coaching staff in place.

BUCKEYES BABY!

madhatterhater's picture

Or Michigan.

go bucks

M tots's picture

Yes. And don't forget about a (hopefully) healthy Nathan Williams at LEO

faux_maestro's picture

Ryan DAMN Shazier! Dude was making plays on one leg.

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TheHostileDwarf's picture

Other than the defense not pulling their weight (injuries hurt but the sheme and the execution were lackluster), the team and the coaches showed heart and fought until the end. I hate losing to those scumbags, especially Denard with his retarded mannerisms and that fat fuck Brady Hoke, but I feel better knowing that the script is about to be flipped with Urban Meyer coming in and with the solid foundation of returning players he will inherit. I never wanted Meyer to be the next head coach, but I'm warming to the idea now that it's becoming clear that it's inevitable and now that he's saying some things that I wouldn't have expected to hear him say. This loss hurts, but this was clearly the best opportunity for UM to take from us and that's what happened, even if the chance to steal it back was lost at the end.

I love the Buckeyes, I love Ohio State, and I look forward to shoving it up their asses next year and for years to come.

Fuck Michigan!

Big Swede's picture

I think Denard's post touchdown food-shoveling celebration was just him mimicking what his coach was probably doing in the locker room before the game.

slidingscrapes's picture

+1

Show them Ohio's here!

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

This.

Not to be all emo on all you guys (after-all, my name is Rambo), but true fans support their team in loss. 

Sometimes, it feels like I love OSU football more after a big loss than a big win, if that makes sense.

 

How firm they friendship...

faux_maestro's picture

I agree about after a loss. Especially the way they played today, wasn't enough and that sucks but I love this team. I'll always have lots of respect for Luke and the way he handled things publicly, especially in the presser after the game.

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cplunk's picture

Perfect sense. And it makes the wins so much sweeter. I love watching guys that made mistakes grow up and become solid players. Boom Heron used to be absolutely awful at seeing the cutback and just ran up his blockers' backs. Look at him now. He's a sick runner who is all heart and has great vision. Love watching our guys develop like that. Heck my favorite play in Buckeye history is part of Holy Buckeye, but it's Lydell Ross's block. He picked up a player and made it possible for Krenzel to throw. Ross was never what people though he'd become, but I love him for doing his job on that play, part of our title. Enough emotion, but seriously I hope the best for all these guys.

helloheisman's picture

Mmmmm...sweet, delicious goat semen. Go Blue!

faux_maestro's picture

WOW you are truly special.

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dsbgobux's picture

Stop cheating? scUM fan has the balls to point out others are CHEATING! How bout that fab 5! O, I guess we are also supposed to forget about DICKROD's extra practice minutes you cheaters were placed on probation for?

Buckeye in PA purgatory

Baroclinicity's picture

Spelling and grammar needs a lot of work.  Wow.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

M tots's picture

Wait so we're supposed to forget about the past 7 years of dominance because "it's history" but you're bragging to us that you beat Urban and Co. in 2007?  That is also in the past and therefore "history."  Same as the "2-10-1" and the overall series lead.  Contradict yourself much?   

TheHostileDwarf's picture

Smoke some more crystal meth, dumbass.

Buckeyejason's picture

Hello Heisman?

How about Hello Douche Bag!! (Richard Simmons voice)

BUCKEYES BABY!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

yeah, im gonna stop you there. remind yourself of the game that took place a month prior, when your so-proclaimed stud offense couldn't block vernon gholston for even a second. not to mention the season-opening loss to appalachian state (who?), which was followed by a beatdown from a slower version of the speed option oregon offense.

anyways, to the citrus bowl, you still gave up 35 points to that offense, and lets not forget that the florida defense, despite having brandon spikes and joe haden, was terrible all year. it didnt compare to the defenses ohio state and lsu fielded all year.

and last but not least, meyer has won 2 bcs titles in his first 4 years. need i say anymore?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

madhatterhater's picture

I am not really sure what your are trying to say here.  I think you may be talking about the all time record for the game.  I do know Michigan fans dont really want to talk about cheating and all time records.  In the times of Chic Harley, UM would keep players up to 8 yrs if they exceled.  I know its the 1920s but its still cheating.

go bucks

dsbgobux's picture

It always sucks to come up short to scUM, but it has to happen occasionally. I Love how the Bucks came out to play today. In light of the shit sandwich this has been look at some of the positives...In no game were we ever blown out. The Miami score included 7 points that were classlessas they were run up in the last few seconds. The boys were in all of the games, and most will be back to work with Urban! The future looks awesome. The BB Bucks will take down the Dookies on Tuesday, oh, and for those who missed it our Hockey team just swept scUM a week ago.

"We'll Win the game or know the reason why!"

GO BUCKS!! 364.....

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M tots's picture

What does it say about the sad state of a football program when your fan base storms the field after barely beating an unranked, 5 loss team that you were favored to beat by 7 points?

Buckeyejason's picture

It says they're a bunch of ass hats! Yes..Ass hats!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

It says they have been beaten down over the course of a decade......lol. 

How firm they friendship...

bucknut3011's picture

They won - they can enjoy.  We did the same thing in '94.  Living through that decade, I know exactly what scUM is feeling!

It makes it all the more important to kick their asses next year.  I hate that they are enjoying it and we have to suck it for a year.  I hate scUM, I hate Detard, and I hate Mr. Porky Hoke-y.

364 days...

Mr. Slick's picture

I hate michigan.... but if they ever don't storm the field after beating us I would be more insulted.  Kinda like the way we reacted to beating them the last few years.

onetwentyeight's picture

Gotta love all the MICHIGAN MEN trolling the message boards of a 6-6 team that just went to their house and nearly upset them. 

You guys want a gold star or something? Did mommy not tell you how special you were often enough? 

The Vest-er's picture

The team competed, they just came up short. The positives for this season are immeasurable. Lots of young talent getting some pt. the future is bright for this group. Once Braxton gets a real coach, there will be no ceiling him. Need some depth on the line, but I have faith that urban will take our current lineman and make them better.

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

faux_maestro's picture

Don't know if anyone else heard this or if it's been written here or not but on 610WTVN they said that Tressel spoke to the team before they left for AA.

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Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

BCast from OSU Ozone has a couple quotes from Michael Brewster on this.  Said Tress spoke to the team, and it was emotional to see him/hear from him again. 

How firm they friendship...

Muss_15's picture

According to post-game Mike Brewster comments, that would be true.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Just when I thought I could maintain my emotions...

Enjoy it weasels. And yes indeed there is more to come for you special group of men in maize and spew.  You will forever be remembered as the only team to beat tOSU in in 20 seasons. Revel in it, you fucks.

Thank you Luke Fickell. We faithful know this season may have started out being about w's and l's, but it became so much more.  Cant wait until its time for you take-over for real.

Welcome home Urban. I'm still pissed about 2006, but I'm open to letting you make it up to me.

O-H

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

dsbgobux's picture

IO!!! Share the love!

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michalum's picture

I was magnanimous below, and highly critical of Rodriguez and Robinson, but you have to admit whilst Tressel did a great job but he also caused a decade of critical problems.

OSU was a much better team than 6-5 heading in to THEGAME, no one denies that: You beat Wisconsin, almost beat PSU and MSU. If you had not had suspended players this season, this would have been another great 8 win team versus 9 win team in THE GAME.

Yes, Tress was a great coach. Also, Lloyd Carr fell down on the job the last few years. Rodriguez was a disaster. The issue that sullies the rivalry the past decade, and I believe divides folks, is the nature of what Tress did. I think what happened with Mo C, Troy and Tat sullied the rivalry. Did we get outcoached? Yes at certain points. Otherwise, we had 2 years of Rodriguez (that 3rd year he should have had his recruits / program in).

But what is important is the future. And I would guard the fanfare re UM. Yes, UM  had a great program, but Tebow was a Zook guy and Greg Mattison was UM's D coordinator. Second, UM needs to keep Fickell, for recruiting and institutional memory/consistency, but also needs to keep, I shudder to say this, ties to Tress. UM can't come in and think "this is my team now my way" or "i am Woody's true heir". Tress was a complicated man, and it didn't end up well. But UM needs to be careful until year 3 re putting his stamp/control on the program.

Till next year. Oh yes, all the snark / condemnation in whatever form that may follow hereto, is self-indicting. Let's be honorable in win or defeat.

DAVE's picture

I don't agree with everything you say, and I doubt many people will read this at this hour, but this is the ind of comment I like to hear from an intelligent Michigan fan. Thanks.

Baroclinicity's picture

Good stat line for Miller today.

Passing:  14/25 - 235yds, 2td/1int

Rushing:  16/100 - 1td

I know, he missed some throws.  Great game all in all.  Future looks good for #5.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Buckeyejason's picture

I agree, some of his throws were Baus like..but he played like a warrior! Helluva game!

BUCKEYES BABY!

michalum's picture

Thanks for coming up North OSU. We appreciated your company today.  You played well in defeat.

JoshAlum's picture

You guys earned that one.  Glad to see the rivalry resumed.

As far as 2011 goes, we will always have this:

 

http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/THE-MORTIFIED-PUNT...

Buckeyejason's picture

There we go, a Michigan fan showing some class.

Thank you. It was a great game.

BUCKEYES BABY!

faux_maestro's picture

Appreciate it. I wasn't there this time, hopefully I'll get to make the trip again soon and watch another Buckeye victory.

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Baroclinicity's picture

You guys played with a lot of heart today.  Enjoy the win!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

flipbuckeye's picture

Good game and welcome back to the rivalry.

cplunk's picture

Congrats. Good to have the rivalry back. Even if I absolutely completely hate losing to you guys. See you next year.

Bucksfan's picture

Sucks to lose to those jerks in entitlement-ville.  Ohio State is young, though.  Lots of talent, and lots of promise.  Braxton looks like he's ready to bust out.  Now we just need the right guy to mold them all into a beast.

Future is bright.  I expect a Leaders title next year.

SCBuckeye's picture

Let's put the OSU/Up North game in perspective. It took losing Jim Tressel and a senior quarterback, two major injuries on defense, a rookie head coach..God love him...but in over his head, a freshmen quarterback, and the list goes on to barely beat OSU. How does that win feel Team Up North? :-)

James 1:27

michalum's picture

Feels good. However, to downplay your own team (oh we really never had a chance, we lost player A, B and C; our HC was dismissed due to stupid charges, etc) is surprising given all the strong feelings expressed on this site prior to The Game, that OSU would rise up and beat UM.

I sense you picked your team - OSU - to lose based on all the barriers you presented. However, your football team seemed to think differently and played a tough game, start to finish.  As to sticking by your team and rooting them on despite the obstacles, well... your comments are self-evident. I applaud all the OSU fans who didn't make excuses, victory or loss.

LABuckeye's picture

Stop making sense. Skunkweasel alumni aren't supposed to make sense.

SCBuckeye's picture

Not making excuses, just stating the fact that we as Buckeye fans didn't think it meant much when OSU beat Michigan in the Rich Rod Days. But it did when Michigan was at its best. It took a lot of garbage going on at OSU to break the streak. With those circumstances, this should have been a blow out! Not a very sweet tasting victory.

James 1:27

biggy84's picture

The offensive line was horrible all year. I can't wait for an o-line coach to be on staff.

Riggins's picture

Here's a scary stat.  Prior to the Mighigan game, Ohio State had attempted fewer passes (196) than all but about five FBS schools.  However, Ohio State had given up more sacks (36) than all but four FBS schools. There are many teams who throw it more than twice as often and haven't given up half as many sacks as we have. 

Getting rid of Bollman will improve both play calling and offensive line play.  Both of these effects will result in more pass attempts and fewer sacks than the 2011 squad.  It really has nowhere to go but up.

Remember Bo's picture

Good game today.  Games like this make the rivalry more fun to watch.  Some of Fickell's calls (punting in Michigan territory) are so reminescent of oldschool Lloydball and Tresselball it's just painful.  But so it goes.

See you next year in Columbus.

Buckeyes2387's picture

God fucking damn it!!!!!! Fuck Bollman!!!!!! 3rd and 6 spike bomb bomb. Come on!!!!! NCAA 12 going to fire Bollman and get the 2012 buckeye staff.

Nicholas

Seabass1974's picture

This is the first time any of my kids have seen the Buckeyes lose to *ichigan. Their ages are 8,7,5. I have to say it was a good long run and with the right hire it will start all over again. Hopefully by the time *ichigan wins again they'll all be driving.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes