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Comment 25 Apr 2015

You're kind of going astray in this post.  I like Tress and agree to your points that he put the program in a great position.  But, that doesn't make him legendary IMO.  Woody won 5 ships.  Tress was 1-2 in ships, and got embarrassed in his two losses.  His BCS win percentage is good for 5th best among teams who made at least 5 appearances.  Not upper echelon stuff in my eyes.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Sorry I'm late responding.  Good point on Woody, but the guy won five national championships.  That far outweighs conservative gameplay.  Whereas Tress won one national championship and lost two others.  Got embarrassed in two others, really.  And he went 6-4 in BCS games.  That's good for 5th best percentage for teams who made it 5 or more times.  Doesn't exactly scream legendary in my opinion.  Ugly upset losses that come to mind:  2009 Purdue.  2007 Illinois.  2004 was just ugly.  Guess there's not a ton, but when your conference is just plain bad as the B1G was, those are kind of inexcusable with all the talent that was on the roster.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

I realize Tress brought us a championship, but I don't know, it's hard for me to put him in that upper echelon.  The football played during his time wasn't very entertaining (from an offensive standpoint, anyways...those defenses were nasty!!) and was very conservative.  Sure, it won a lot of games, but I would argue also cost us some big games.  I'll remember the championship, but even more so I'll remember all the big game (and even upset) losses.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Guy gets a lot of chances.  Looked piss poor against VA Tech.  Dropped a huge pass against Bama thrown perfectly by Cardale.  Coughed up the ball on a huge play against Oregon.  Looked good in the spring game.  I just hope the coaching staff quits going to him if he continues to disappoint.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Here's the article for those who have access.

And here's Birm telling you to chill out, from the 4/9 Hurry-Up:


Speaking of waffling, there's been a bit of scuttlebutt surrounding Ohio State's prized 2016 commitment, running back Kareem Walker. 

On Monday, Walker visited Rutgers, the home-state school an hour up the road from his hometown. Yesterday he let the world know he'd be unable to make it to Ohio State's spring game next weekend because of standardized testing he needs to get out of the way so that he's able to enroll in college in January. Later in the evening, ESPN had a story with Walker where he talked about his recruitment and the possibility of visiting other schools.

As I've said for a few months now, don't be surprised if that happens. Walker is a top-five national prospect and is not a guy who grew up dreaming of playing in Ohio Stadium and donning the scarlet and gray. He's a player who – without needing to – committed to Ohio State a year before signing day because he believes the Buckeyes will provide him the best opportunity to accomplish whatever he wants to. That means something.

That said, he's going to be sold a lot of stuff, from a lot of big-time programs about how they'll make him a better player, person, etc. They'll tell him Ohio State isn't being honest about howGeorge Hill and Demario McCall – listed as running backs on their recruiting profiles – will be used in the offense. Ignoring the obvious fact that Ohio State can point to Ezekiel Elliott, Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson as a proven example of how it will work. Coaches from all over the country will have a chance to sway Walker, and the Buckeyes will recruit him until signing day as though he's not even committed. Why?

Because they have to. The bottom line is this: Ohio State isn't concerned they're losing ground with Walker. They know he's going to have bugs put in his ears that Urban Meyer, Ed Warinner and Tony Alford will be forced to deal with. This is recruiting in 2015, and it's April 9th. Get used to the turmoil or sign off until February. 

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I miss M Man.  Wait, no I don't.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Oversigning casualty.