Hope Braxton is able to play this year! If not, it should be pointed out that Winston was a little known redshirt Freshman who won the Heisman and the championship last year with FSU. It's a team game and team chemistry is far more important than any individual. Let this team play before we decide if they're going to be great or not. After all, how many of us thought the 2002 team would win a title before the season?
Many criticized Tressel's play calling, but with the game on the line, JT would have handed the ball to#34! This season, Hyde was the best OSU tailback since Archie and with the way we passed the ball in the final games of the season, it was foolish to not give him 25 - 30 carries per game. All of you spread fans can have Urban and his offense...give me Woody/Tresselball any day!
Eddies 12 consecutive 100 yard games was a single season record. Archie still has the career record with 34!
What i didn't like about Troy was his total transformation between the Michigan game and Florida! Heisman or not he let his team and the entire state down.
The Mt Buckmore picks were about who DID, not what they could have done. Krenzel DID win a National Title! He DID make the plays that no other OSU QB since Rex Kern had made. That's why he should have been one of the top 4 of the 2000's, and why I'd still choose him to win the big one.
Amen...Just Win Baby
All 18 of those tackles were 15yards downfield.
National Championship > Heisman...always will be.
HE WAS A KICKER! Get over it.
Seriously...no Krenzel? All he did was win a National Chamionship! I mean Laurinaitis was good but the thing I remember about him is watching him get burned time after time against Florida and LSU. I'd rather see Krenzel than Troy Smith. Krenzel won his title game, Smith gave his away.
Come on guys...don't believe the hype. Urban is a product of the ESPN machine. He's not as great a recruiter as ESPN would have you believe (Look at Florida these days). Once the cupboard is bare he will cut and run. He is a good coach and will win many games with Tressel's guys, but he will leave the program far worse than he found it. Take a good hard look at what Luke has been able dto accomplish with this team. He, like his players, has improved each week. That hasn't always translated to wins, but these kids are better than they were at the beggining of the season. A team with this much inexpiereience on both sides of the ball is going to loose some games, instead of blaming Luke for that, maybe we should re-examin our unrealistic expectations for this team. This team also has better second halves than firsts, (Nebraska being the exception) another mark of a well coached team. Then this week we see that even in the face of looming NCAA sanctions, Luke is able to land the #1 recruit in the state. A Cincy kid no less! We're going to throw away the next great Ohio State coach because Gene Smith isn't half the AD Andy Geiger was. Gene is going to give into the pressure from fans and media. He's going to drink the ESPNaide, and hire the next John Cooper. All I can say is, be very careful what you wish for!
First, Jon Spencer wouldn't know a football if it hit him in the face. I can't believe Gannett can't find a real football writer but, you get what you pay for. As for Urban, of the 9 FBS coaches who won a MNC and then went on to coach another FBS team, only 1 (Nick Satan) was able to win anothr MNC. The last 2 "unkowns" hired by OSU despite fan cries to hire a big name, Jim Tressel and Woody Hayes! Better off staying with the unknowns in my opinion.
The first night game in the Shoe was Iowa in 1985. The first game with the portable lighting system they used back then was Illinios in 1984.
Ever heard of a prevent defense...that's why those guys were open for Joe. Don't read too much into it.
Just don't tell ol' aligator arms he has to go over the middle and get one.
I agree. Youth is being served and we are seeing growing pains that haven't showed their head in Cbus for a long time. This team reminds me of Pryors soph year, except where Terrelle already had a year under his belt, Braxton has none. Brax also doesn't have Terrelle's freakish physical gifts to dodge pass rushers. Brax does have a better arm and mechanics and when things slow down for this kid he is going to be special. Although I really don't like Bollman or Siciliano, I really don't think there's a lot they can do right now other than rides these kids and endure the growing pains. The D on the other hand, is learning by leaps and bounds. Simon is a beast! And Bradley Roby is one of the best corners I've seen in and OSU uniform, kid just makes plays. Bryant is becoming a really good saftey. We have a lot to look forward to Buckeye fans, and whomever coaches this team next year is going to inheret a very talented and expierenced team.
Yeah...because the last 215lb LB at OSU was...um...Oh yeah...Chris Speilman! I seem to recall another 215lb NFL LB from Akron named Jack Lambert who was pretty good also.