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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 OSU-scUM Game after Will Allen's interception sealed the game -- I was there :)
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Comment 08 Aug 2015

I was an incoming freshman that year, and the USC game was my first in person ever.  I was so pumped for the game.  The Bucks were just flat.  And when the game was called, all of us were like 'Really?'.  I remember being pumped about Cooper after reading an SI article about him when he was hired - he had beat TTUN in the Rose Bowl.  But was never a Cooper fan after that game (and his Big Bear hug commercials... just awful). 

The Game was just as disappointing.  They had a chance on the final possession, but chose to run with option on fourth down... with Greg Frey! 

I lived in the Stadium Dorm that year and the next, right on the south facing side of the west tower.  Our sophomore year (1991), we would put messages up in our window before each home game.  It was just as discouraging as 1990, and I can't remember which games it was, but we put up a sign that read 'Head football coach wanted - apply within.'  Another game read 'Randy Ayers for football coach' (of course, he was winning then with the Basketbucks).  I can't count how many thumbs-up and fist-pumps we got from the crowds.  I  think that 1990 season really set Coop's relationship with the fanbase going ahead.  Great seasons to follow, but couldn't beat TTUN, either.

I met Cooper twice.  Nice guy and personable.  His red Cadillac was once parked outside the stadium, me and some friends were admiring it (not knowing it was his) and he happened to walk up.  We had a nice conversation about it.  The second time, I sat in front of him at a Bengals' game - this was after he was let go.  Nice and personable then, also.  He certainly wasn't by favorite coach (in fact, I blame him for bet traumatized by disappointment through the '90s), but I believe he's a good guy and cares for Ohio State.  The positive, he set us up for Tressel. What better retribution for the '90s... :)

Comment 21 Feb 2015
618, there's much love for you here. No matter how you feel, there is always someone who cares. Please reach back to accept the care.
Comment 07 Feb 2015
Ohio has one of the top HS programs in the country. Glad to see the support at our university. Hopefully it encourages more of our guys to stay home.
Comment 25 Jan 2015

I was there, too -- driving from Dayton with a friend of mine and his 8 year old son to attend.  Being born after the prior championship in '68, this established the golden era of Buckeye football for me after suffering so tantalizingly through the '90s.  For the next generation, who may not have remembered that 2003 magic, this is definitely extra special.

Comment 04 Jan 2015
Been thinking the same exact thing, plus limiting TO's. Oregon is +20 on the season and it was a clear momentum shifter during the second half against FSU.
Comment 02 Jan 2015

So many good ones!  Hard to say this is the best, but...  I think this team has grown like no other team before within the bounds of a season and the levels of adversity faced, both on and off the field.  This team is tight.  I'm looking forward to Jan 12, and frankly, to next year which could be scary good.  Meyer said it... 'The future is bright.'