Should OSU Reveiw Iowa Tape?

Buckeye's picture
November 22, 2010 at 9:32a
4 Comments

The greatest week of the year has arrived. While many current Buckeyes (players and students) were fairly young when Michigan last dominated Ohio State, it’s important for everyone to remember – this is the most important game of the year. Jim Tressel does his part each year to let the team know how important this game (and this entire week) is.

However, I found one move by coach curious. Let’s be clear – I don’t question Tressel’s tactics, he’s been one of the most successful coaches in Big Ten history during his tenure. But after the Iowa win, he said that the team would not be reviewing this tape, but instead moving straight to Michigan.

It was Tressel’s dedication to beating Michigan that made fans fall in love with him in the first place, as he “called his shot” at an OSU basketball game before he ever coached a game for the Buckeyes. Almost a year later, he delivered, and found his place in OSU lore. But in this instance, I think reviewing the tape would be pretty helpful.

Several costly penalties, bad turnovers, dropped balls, and execution errors all took place in Saturday’s game. While the team needs to focus on beating that team up north, it also might be worth reviewing the tape to try to ensure that these correctable errors don’t happen again.

Regardless, here’s to hoping for another Michigan win, and another Big Ten Title.

Comments

Roger's picture

Windy, cold, and receivers dropping balls. Not much else to review in my opinion. 

Buckeye's picture

You might be right, there might not be much more to it than that. But it might be worth looking at why procedure errors were made, and why people were out of position to get penalties.

Roger's picture

Somebody needs to give J.B. FalseStarts a good talking too.

Doc's picture

I think the team knows it didn't play well.  If Tress wants to move on then by all means move on.  You can't argue with 8-1.

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