So I watched the game on BTN tonight. In case you forgot it was at the Shoe with TP at the wheel. OSU was ranked 11, Iowa was ranked 10th and they played for the B10 championship. The Bucks won in OT. It's simply amazing how far the team has come since then. The team we watch each week this year is light years ahead of that one. I loved Tress and those teams but the teams under Urban are just way more fun to watch.
Some random notes:
The play calling on both sides reminded me of something you would see in the 1950's. Tress and Ferentz basically ran out the clock at the end of regulation.
The defense this year is at least as good as that one.
The offense is in another universe, it was so aggravating to watch run, run, run, run, wildcat run, run, run, though I'll admit I never minded at the time.
TP is a freak show in any era.
The players look physically different, not any one individual, but as a team they are just more torn up.
I honestly think the 2013 bucks beat the 2009 bucks by at least 2 scores.