Choices It will help them focus It will backfire Dantonio is just using it to setup a trick play Vote Comments Show All Comments Evansvillebuckeye 29 Sep 2011, 11:08 am How much pressure do you think Sparty is feeling right now. Haven't won in Columbus in so many years; Dantonio's never beat the Bucks; and now a press freeze - their little green and white sphincters have got to be cinched as tight as possible....Can only help out the good guys. Go Bucks!! Buckeyejason 29 Sep 2011, 11:24 am What's a media blackout and why are they doing it? BUCKEYES BABY! slicksickle 29 Sep 2011, 11:49 am The players arent allowed to speak to the media. Dantonio thinks it will keep the players from putting thier feet in thier mouth's and adding pressure to themselves. Essentailly, it will just keep them from saying things they shouldn't be. jenks 29 Sep 2011, 3:37 pm And while realizing they shouldn't be and focusing on not putting pressure on themselves, they'll really end up doing what? BucksfanXC 29 Sep 2011, 3:58 pm I think it's more about he doesn't want them to give the Bucks any locker room bullentin board material. I think Mark D has some experience with this from a few years ago. “Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody Elika 29 Sep 2011, 6:18 pm Maybe he doesn't want anyone asking his players if Saturday is their coach's audition for the OSU HC job :) How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O! BucksfanXC 29 Sep 2011, 6:23 pm I don't know if my avi gives it away or not, but I have a lot of respect for Mark. I would take him in a second. No offense to Luke (pun not intended!) because I'm a loyal Buckeye fan and I'll salute my general in battle and hope that he leads the troops to victory. But I think Luke has some learning to do, and I'd rather Luke learn with a MAC team than with the Bucks. “Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody Jason Priestas Staff 29 Sep 2011, 9:36 pm Some background from Jeff Svoboda on why Dantonio may have ordered the media blackout thanks to a Ringer quote ahead of the '08 game: I had forgotten, but Javon Ringer said on College GameDay that year that he wanted to beat OSU handily. OSU players used it as motivation.