Randy Edsall Isn't Scared of the Big House

By DJ Byrnes on August 27, 2014 at 1:43p
Ohio State at Michigan; November 30th 2013
Ohio State at Michigan; November 30th 2013

The Big House is a sprawling complex, but as anybody who's taken in The Game there (especially this millennium) can attest, it's not a particularly loud venue.

Randy Edsall, whose Maryland team has a November 22nd date with the Wolverines in Michigan Stadium, doesn't sound too intimidated at the prospect.

From Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post:

“You know, I had the opportunity to play in the Big House when I was in Connecticut coaching there, and when they had just finished the expansion [to] 113,000,” Edsall said on 106.7 The Fan. “Yeah, it’s big, but it’s not loud. I mean, that’s one thing with Michigan, it’s not a loud crowd. And I think the biggest thing with that situation, you go in there and they understand that, ‘Hey, the field is the same size here at Byrd as it is there.’

“And the biggest thing you’ve got to do is go out and out and get on top of them and try to take the crowd out of the game,” Edsall went on. “But we’ve played at Clemson and Florida State and those places, and Clemson is as loud as it gets. So I don’t think our guys will be intimidated by that. It’s just kind of the history of the Big House and Ohio [State's] stadium and Penn State. But again, just go focus on what you’ve got to focus on, and that’s playing against the guy you’re lined up next to.”

 What's that Michigan fans? I can't hear you... you need more key rattling.


Comments Show All Comments

BTBuckeye's picture

Was at the OSU / UM game last year. Definitely not loud. Giant toilet bowl.

Having 10,000+ Buckeye fans there didn't help them either.

+6 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

Having 10,000+ Buckeye fans there didn't help them either.

More like 50,000+


+2 HS
Fatpants's picture

Not loud except for the giant sucking sound.

I'm just a poo gas huffin' toilet snorkeler at heart....

+7 HS
droessl's picture

Hoke is going to pipe in some additional crowd noise at the end of the season. 

BassDropper's picture

He's not wrong


+1 HS
osu07asu10's picture

You're not wrong Randy (and not an a-hole either but I love Lebowski)....

CJDPHoS Board of Directors // Best friends with Homey Hache

The 0 is silent.

+3 HS
Catfish Biff's picture

Anybody else notice they amplify the band in the Big Hole? Every time tOSU marching band would start up, they were drowned out by their band coming through the speakers. Turn it up to 11, I guess. Cheaters.

..Til' we wobble in our shoes!

+3 HS
JollyFatMan's picture

When I heard that, my respect for the place dropped off the meter. You really need to pipe your band? Get a louder damn band then! Thank god for TBDBITL. 

How firm thy friendship..

+1 HS
Run_Fido_Run's picture

Edsall is right, but why say it? Now, when Maryland travels to Ann Arbor, the fan noise will go from 3 on a scale of 10 to about 5 out of 10.

Byaaaahhh's picture

It says a lot when you need bulletin board material against Maryland.

+2 HS
ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Except when people are grunting to take a shit, the Out House is quiet.

Class of 2010.

+4 HS
bukyze's picture

The fireworks would've made it loud.

+3 HS
3GB's picture

Randy Edsall, Big Ten Entry Level Troll Lord Status: Unlocked

+9 HS
THE's picture

Welcome to the league, Randy!

Little known fact: The acoustics in the big house are such that when it's empty and Hoke farts, it echoes for 39 minutes. 

[[]] []-[] [] [[]]

Fatpants's picture

Or, hoke's farts just last that long?

I'm just a poo gas huffin' toilet snorkeler at heart....

BUCKfutter's picture

brady hoke is fat.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

+9 HS
Habu71's picture

Was there in 93 (bad bad day) and I was the loudest person in the stadium after being nailed with a gallon of mustard covered hot dog. Didn't like my OSU gear. 

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

I give you tons of props Habu - never easy going into the outhouse screaming your head off.

+1 HS
daytonbuckeye's picture

But again, just go focus on what you’ve got to focus on, and that’s playing against the guy you’re lined up next to.”

Really Randy, I thought that this mentality was only saved for florida players.

3 85 yards and a cloud of dust.

+3 HS
M Man's picture

You're from Maryland.  What do you know about football?

Dear Coach Edsall;

Your UConn team lost 30-10 in Ann Arbor.