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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Game 2006
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jack Tatum/Eddie George/Dane MANzenbacher

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Comment 02 Dec 2011

As Dan Fouts would have put it, "That is a serious knee injury for Ryan Damn Shazier"

We just learned about this in school. It can be a really bad injury but obviously depends how bad the tear is. The MCL is actually connected to one of your meniscuses in your knee and almost always tears that too. Plus it causes the knee to buckle, usually tearing the ACL. They call it the "unhappy triad". It's really common for football players, apparently esp. at Purdue.

Dude was a monster for playing with this. He had to be in a crazy amount of pain. And he would have been even more of a legend if we actually won the game with him on one leg. But unless it only a small partial tear, he was playing with fire by not coming out. Either way Shazier is a MAN and I'm currently drawing pictures of him in my notebook with hearts around him and practicing writing 'Damn-Shazier' as my last name...(swoon).

Comment 11 Oct 2011

Luke is definitely overwhelmed right now but I saw this little bit of info the other day from Rob Oller of the Dispatch's twitter and it's making me a little more patient...

"For what it's worth -- ie. perspective -- Woody Hayes went 4-3-2 and Jim Tressel 7-5 in first seasons with #Buckeyes. Coop was 4-6-1."

"Those three coaches -- Hayes, Cooper, Tressel -- each won 100+ games at #OhioState -- if you count JT's wins in vacated 2010 season."

He also said that the average wins for the season after a coaching change at OSU is something like .600, which would be about 7-5. Who knows if we'll get there. 6-6 is probably more likely. He's definitely underwhelmed a bit with his attitude at times, but considering the staff, team, and situation he was given as a first time coach, I don't think he's done a super terrible job. He's not at Dick-rod level, at least.

I'm still not used to losing after so many successful seasons, but I'm not ready to jump ship on him in the long run just yet. But I do think he needs to take hold of the program and be decisive and get back to being the firey leader he was as an assistant, especially during the games, or I may be changing my outlook at the end of the season.

Comment 10 Oct 2011

Not sure if anybody's mentioned this, but does anyone else feel like this group of young starters could be special in 2-3 years? We're going to have a lot of guys on both sides of the ball that will have been heavily involved and learning with gametime experience since their Fr. or So. years, not to mention all the adversity they'll have already faced. As long as we get some good coaching and don't get blasted by the NCAA, I think they could develop into a really special team down the line. Got to have something to be optimistic about in this whole mess...