Jim Tressel, Archie Griffin and E. Gordon Gee on The Game

By DJ Byrnes on November 26, 2013 at 7:30a

From Buckeye TV comes this delightful little diddy featuring some of the bigger characters of Buckeye lore.

Tressel on his first Michigan game:

“That week of the game, it was almost like something took you over if you were a participant. I remember going the stadium at the Big House and the entire first quarter of the game, I was kind of like despondent. I was no help whatsoever as a coach.”

On recruiting Braxton Miller:

“I remember watching Braxton in ninth grade in our youth camp and I remember going up to him and telling him, ‘Hey, are you going to be ready to take over for Terrelle Pryor?’ and he was in ninth grade then, and he said, ‘Absolutely,’ so yeah, I'm very proud of those young men.”

Jim Tressel now, Jim Tressel tomorrow, Jim Tressel forever.

Source: @BuckeyeTV


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AndyVance's picture

The Vest, Archie and President Gee are pretty close to a holy trinity of Ohio State greatness.

hodge's picture

Excellent choice in anointing the trio "A Holy Trinity," because I'm pretty sure that any trinity excluding one Wayne Woodrow Hayes is not "The  Holy Trinity of Ohio State"

AndyVance's picture

I was intentionally very, very careful for just that reason :)
We could offer this instead:

  • The Father: Wayne Woodrow Hayes
  • The Son: Urban F. _eyer
  • The Holy Ghost: James Patrick Tressel
TommyWayne's picture

•The Father: Ja_es Patrick Tressel
•The Son: Urban F. _eyer
•The Holy Ghost: Wayne Woodrow Hayes
I think this is just a little _ore fitting. Works either way, though.

AndyVance's picture

That's a good alternative - I tend to think of Woody as the Father of all things Ohio State (though perhaps Paul Brown deserves that distinction as the patriarch of Ohio football), and I was channeling The Vest as the Holy Ghost since he left us before his ti_e, and his spirit still watches over the progra_ today.
Works either way :)

buckguyfan1's picture

Earle - St. Peter
Francis Schmidt - Moses
Coop - Father John
Fickle - Head Usher(But a Damn Good One)

Dougger's picture

Why I love Ohio State fans: comparing religious saints and deities to modern day football players and coaches. 
Go Bucks

I like football

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Thanks for the daily reminder as to why I love Jim Tressel. 

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

brylee's picture

Tressel asking a 9th grade Braxton if he would be ready to take over for Terrelle...
What a beautiful thought...

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Tressel asking a 9th grade Braxton if he would be ready to take over for Terrelle Bauserman ...

Clearly what he meant.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

GoBucksToledo's picture

Guess he got that one right!

acBuckeye's picture

Tressel forever.

Neilwoodgables's picture

That was the single best _o_ent of The Ga_e last year.  It brought a tear to _y eye

I Hate Michigan.



Hovenaut's picture

Tradition, People, Excellence.

Larryp713's picture

This gave me chills. When they talk about overlooking This Game, I think of how Urban Meyer has continued to emphasize the importance, as did the Vest. We might get upended by historically great play from TTUN, or from some freak occurrences on our end, but I cannot imagine this team playing flat or choking. Some have been preparing several years for this, and the Frosh are getting a crash course this week. It is going to be fantastic! Go Bucks, 100 hours until kickoff!



almurray10's picture

Jim Tressel is the reason I'm the Buckeye fan I am today. Hearing him say that line about Braxton gave me chills.

Doc's picture

I was a Buckeye fan before Tress, but he took _y fando_ to another level.  Love the guy!  I'_ ready to run threw a wall now and it is only Tuesday.  Boy do I love Hate Week!

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Grayskullsession's picture

The Vest lives on in all our hearts.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Buckabroad's picture

Tressel has always been an idol for me, someone I look up to as an example. Nothing has changed in that regard for me over the last few years.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

buckskin's picture

Tressel = Ohio Football.


Speaking of ghosts, how white will the TTUN fans turn if they see Tress walk in? I'd give anything to see that.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

IBleedSandG's picture

Jim Tressel now, Jim Tressel tomorrow, Jim Tressel forever.

THIS Forever!


DefendYoungstown's picture


What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

DBZ post always get an upvote from me.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Knarcisi's picture

"Those *orons up north don't even know there is a "State" in our name!"

bobby_gunz's picture

NOTHING can get you pumped up more than watching Tressel's speech at the hoops game before he took over as coach.  Inspiring to Bucks everywhere i would say

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If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain