Anyone else having a hard time ordering from the Dry Goods store?
Bottom line: Every team that plays the Bucks is bringing their national championship effort. The Bucks need to dig deep now for that energy and intensity -- every game is a playoff game.
Agreed. I also think the offense is still trying to find its identity (that sounds so awkward). So many playmakers, but it seems a bit 'jerky' to me. Settling on a QB (JT) will help.
1) We win!
2) Defense is strong, and Bosa's name was not called as much as I expect.
3) The offense does not look comfortable. As I watched today, I found myself questioning the playcalling.
4) Need to settle on a QB (may be part of 3 above). JT looks to be more comfortable, but I think he needs to be named full time.
Consider it his acceptance speech for being the 11W bracket winner for the Bucks most hated hater.
I think Thomas will become the deep threat, but not like Devin Smith or as frequent. I think we'll see a lot of screens and slants, which should play into Miller's and Samuel's strengths. Let them do the work after that. I'm surprising myself... I'm feeling really good about tomorrow night. Just wish it was here now.
Here's to Pitt. Always making Buckeye Nation proud.
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... :)
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.
Does Harbaugh even have a complete staff yet? I hear he's been settling for second choices.
Ohhh... Tease! Tease!