Well, I took a break where I read just one write-up and made just one comment (yes, the comment was another novel...I promise to start blogging soon since so many of you can't seem to handle just skipping over my comments whether or not they are good comments. I DO make good comments here and there, Nation). In that one comment I said things that I still stand by...the most important comment being that Urban Meyer was who to blame for the loss against VaTech. I'm sure that in itself got 50 downvotes. I love having Meyer as the head coach of our Beloved Buckeyes and a mistake does not mean that you need to be fired, that last part was for all of you "fire Fickell" people that can't even spell the man's name right, much less look on Wikipedia or something to see what his coaching accolades are and see that he has been a Buckeye longer than most of us have been. I'm a mere 6th months older than him...so as the state of Ohio goes, I have been a Buckeye longer. But, being that he attended the school of my dreams, played for the school of my dreams, and now is coaching for my beloved Buckeyes (and before that was even born in Columbus), I feel safe in saying that he bleeds more Scarlet and Gray that any Buckeye there is.
Anyway, back to head coach Urban Meyer....This write-up had some tweets about Tressel and Tressel, contrary to the words of the writer here, was very possibly Ohio State's best coach of all time. Tressel had 4 Div. I-AA championships which included playoffs of different numbers of teams throughout the years, but still may be a harder accomplishment than winning the Div. I-A or FBS championship and as we all know, Tressel guided a 2002 Buckeye squad to a National Championship over Miami, a team that many were calling "the greatest college football of all time". That was until Tressel's Buckeyes won that game in 2003. DJ, the writer, then made a comment that I will quote about Tressel and his Buckeye teams...He wrote,"Look, I love Jim Tressel, but, uh... these people are insane. Ohio State had peaked under the vest"
While peaking under the vest sounds kind of dirty (peeking under the vest?) Isn't that what Ohio State's football teams were doing and were expected to do? Peaking? Yes, they were peaking as Tressel's Buckeyes were awesome in almost every year. Plus, at the time of "TatGate" which obviously ended the "peaking" of Ohio State's football team. On top of that, the 2008 squad finished the season with 3 losses, the 2009 team finished with 2 losses, and the 2010 team finished with just one loss. If you take away the whole "TatGate" scenario, Ohio State returns a senior QB (Pryor), a senior and proven WR and RB with a sophomore RB named Carlos Hyde as the possible #2 RB plus a decent OL and a great defense (as proven by the defense's 2011 season)......and making a long story short, the Buckeyes may have very well started the 2011 season at #1 or #2 and had a path to the BCS title game that was probable.
Now, DJ, wants to call people that wish Tressel was back "goofballs" and insane" 19% doesn't sound like much, but he just called 1 in 5 out of all of the Buckeye fans names because the current coach has now lost 3 out of his last 4 games. Throw all of the downvotes you want at me. If we are throwing blame at who lost the last game, it wasn't Fickell or the front 7 on defense. That game was lost because of the lack of having a power rushing game. THAT goes on Meyer, Herman or both.
Sorry, but I'm glad that #7 had that "so talked about" 11 second block on a punt return that earned him extra carries against Virginia Tech. #7 had 2 carries in game one and ZERO in game #2. Poor offensive coaching, plain and simple.
I know that you all missed me and my lovely scriptures of "usual" happiness because of Buckeye wins. Now you get to see what I'm like (admit it...those of you that know me at all, missed me at least a little) after a Buckeye loss. In the past, the blame was usually (and wrongly) thrown at Jim Heacock. WE ALL KNOW GOOD AND DAMN WELL THAT OHIO STATE PLAYED SO BADLY ON 3rd DOWN BECAUSE OF CHRIS ASH AND THE NON-ADJUSTMENTS THAT HE MADE WITH THE SECONDARY. But see, most of the "insane" "goofballs" here don't have any idea what is going on, right? That is why we used to blame Heacock and now blame Fickell. I love the writers here, but I'm willing to write 5 weekly novels of mine for 11W, if they need the help. I know more football than most, I know enough to not call 20% of Buckeye Nation "idiot" goofballs, and my writing get more reads than most writings here, even if only my haters downvote me, tell me to screw off and leave. As I have always said. I'll never write lies, only the truth. If my opinions are written, there will be STATS and FACTS to back up my opinions as well. I sincerely love the writers here, but I can see why Buckeye fans would want Jim Tressel back. Meyer has now lost 3 of his last 4 games....and what does the writer do? He calls 20% of Buckeye Nation "insane" "goofballs" because he didn't like it (obviously) when Tressel was coach and the Buckeyes had reached their prime, which finished in the AP's top 10 in 7 of his 10 seasons, finished in the top 10 in 8 of his 10 seasons and added a national title and 2 unsuccessful trips to BCS title games. Heah...I can see why you'd think Tressel was so bad...I mean, I could see how you would think the Tressel years were so bad if you were a "goofball" or an "idiot", anyway.
Keep the downvotes coming. Hell, All I did was tell the truth and facts and then wrote an opinion or two that I backed up with facts and stats. Hell yes Tressel's Buckeye teams were in their prime. THAT'S THE IDEA ISN'T IT? Can I downvote a writer and proclaim that my comment was better than his write-up. I'd be worse if I ever found out who stole "El Guapo" from me as I said it here and Bleacher Report only....but here it had its' place in the 11W "terminology" place when the 11W writers made fun of and hated Urban Meyer. But now he's so great and Tressel was so bad. If Meyer spent 10 years in Columbus, he'd have an almost impossible job of outdoing Tressel and my facts/stats that back that up have already been written.
I apologize for misspellings, grammar screw ups, etc. For once, I did not proofread my novel. Good luck all and Go Buckeyes!!!