Wait...TTUN has a varsity football team? When did that happen?
Upon hearing his team was going to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, coach Hoke said, "Did someone say wings?"
Leave everything on the field. There is no next game - only THIS game.
TTUN School of Engineering must have designed that fence....it protected about as well as their O-line. O-H!
Because I couldn't go for three. Beat TTUN!
"Gene Smith has no clue..." I take the comment out of context, but truer words were never spoken.
Personally, my record was 16-11-1. The guy who writes under my name has a 26-22-1 record. I like mine better...
Great story, thanks for sharing it with The Nation, Mr. Lauderback. This is a great reminder of the others who sacrifice, practice and give 100% to participate in a great tradition - but never receive the same level of recognition as the coaches and players. "Hats Off" to Ms. Smallwood, and the rest of TBDBITL. Well done.
OSU overcame a lot today. A fired up Purdue team, a consistently uninspired defense and a rather self-absorbed officiating crew. I'm proud they found a way to win - again. Hope BM will be okay, but we better get used to seeing him on the sidelines until further notice. Looking forward to Coach Meyer's presser.
I can only imagine the feeling in Baumgartner's stomach as he stepped off - kind of like the feeling in my stomach when the defense took the field in the second half Saturday night. The D will turn around. We will get better. We've got a lot of injuries, but a lot of 2nd team guys are getting PT. Go Bucks.
Just win baby! The Buckeyes will get better, but it is certainly a story of different parts of the team showing up at different times.
Nice to know when they dropped the hammer, they put points on the board in a hurry. Getting Hyde back will help.
Also helps UAB leads the nation in chop blocks.
And, Bryant can deny all he wants, the replay shows the truth. I wish the coaches would yank guys out of the game when they make this stupid mistakes.
Love the USF kicker (kick offs)...11 touchbacks in 11 kicks...great leg.
I preface my comments with - I'm happy any time we're 2-0. And, other than Hyde's MCL sprain, not too many significant injuries, so far.
There's obviously room for improvement, and we better get there before we host Sparty.
Keep in mind, Coach M may not be showing everything in the playbook prior to the BIG schedule starting. And, I always like seeing the frosh and 2nd teamers getting PT. The hurry-up offense is a nice addition.
I agree with the concerns about the defense creating pressure, we don't blitz much and we're not knocking the O-line back much. Can't do that with three man fronts, but we're not mixing it up much, so they know they can handle the D front and execute their offensive strategy.
Braxton and Hyde seem to spend a lot of time running along the line of scrimmage looking for a hole and getting stopped or stuffed.
Gotta give Miami and UCF defensive lines credit for their lateral speed. Our Dbacks and linebackers have talent, but they don't seem to be on the same page at times. If their play making capabilities are ordinary, their teamwork needs to be extraordinary.
Some props to our special teams - Basil and Buchanan are quietly going about their jobs and have done great so far.
One of my biggest disapointments yesterday was our 12th man - the fans, also known yesterday as the silent majority. We're on semesters now and the student are back, but you wouldn't have known it. Even the announcers commented they could clearly hear Braxton clapping his hands, since the fans weren't making much noise.
We can do better. On both sides of the ball, and in the stands.
#1, double meat, double cheese....I owe my health to NOT living near Tommy's. And, yes - this is a great pre-game ritual.
I'm sure ESPN will graciously accept the court's ruling and it won't affect how they cover OSU news/events in the future (dripping sarcasm).
TTUN looked like the 13th team in MAC...LOL...yes, I'm laughing at you.
Dohrmann is a master of of the obvious. He puts as much effort into his "writing" as someone drafting copy for the nutritional info on a box of air. And, unfortunately, accuracy isn't a job requirment. For him or the editing staff at his place of employment.
This. It was like they kept waiting for the refs to step in, instead of stepping up and taking it back to them. Then, their shooting stayed in the freezer.
I'll say this for President Gee, he says what's on his mind.
President Gee to Coach Bielema - "get a life."
Good morning Coach Meyer. Here's your coffee, hard mail and the list of overnight commitments from recruits. While you're checking your email, I'll be boxing up the rest of the assistant coaching staff's stuff so they can be on their way. If you need anything, I'll be down the hall.
Agreed - regardless of circumstances, I cannot support TTUN.
Same team, same coaches, same game plan - same results. I dared to hope for something different.
Bu-Bye coach Bollman. We have some lovely parting gifts for you and your "offensive" strategies.
I look forward - down the field - for Coach Meyer, the new coaching staff, the returning players and a great recuiting class.
Let's keep it professional Buckeye Nation.
243 days to a fresh start.
My bad - and my apologies to all. Missed the posting in Buckshots.
This just in....while the NCAA is in the mood to be cooperative, it would be nice to issue their findings....
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Everyone knows the answer why this won't happen...(whispering voice)...follow the money.
The people behind the BCS, the major bowls, advertisers, the networks and the NCAA don't do this to perpetuate the spirit of competition, fellowship....it's the money.
They pay lip service to the complaints, turn a deaf ear and count their (our) money.
The ONLY way change will happen is if the money stops flowing.
That means a boycott by fans (ultimate source of the money) or an intervention by Congress (look under "worthless" at dictionary.com).
Despite our venomous hatred of the system and our frustration that the masters behind the system are unwilling to change - we're not going to stop watching, going to the games, buying the overpriced Nike "throwback" unifrorms or the other trinkets and trash with our favorite team's logo.
It may be my own personal campaign - but years ago I stopped buy stuff, stopped supporting the advertisers and very, very rarely go to games. But, I still watch my Buckeyes on TV or listen to the games on the old fashioned Marconi thing on the shelf in my bar.
We all talk a good game, but to bring about real change would require a significant sacrifice that I don't think enough people are willing to make.
On this planet, in this timeline - money is the driver.