You would think that schools with excellent players on the field would have excellence in the kicking game, but I think it is rare to find an on-staff coach who knows how to coach up a field goal kicker at this advanced level. Both schools have good teachers for the position players, but not for kickers. I think that field goal kickers are self-taught and some go to camps or visit with gurus/NFL veterans, etc.
People usually judge a conference by what its best team does. If OSU wins the next two NC's, then people will say the Big Ten is the best conference. Not the way that I look at it, but it is a much simpler formula that doesn't tax the brains of the intellectually lazy.
I appreciate how much time it took you to come up with all of those allusions (and gerunds). Thanks!
I'm not being a wise guy here, but have you ever wrestled? Believe me, you expend more energy in an "embrace" with your opponent than you do running after him. Depth is an issue against spread teams and against teams where you are trying to fight off hulking 6-6 330lb linemen constantly in your grill.
I believe it was 2010 when they had a KR for a TD and ran the ball down our throats up there. Nathan Williams had a particularly inglorious day.
No mention of Gordon's ankle injury. He needed help to get off the field in the fourth quarter and never returned.
Yes. It is also the bowl game that disproves the above premise that every HS graduate remembers the Alamo. If you recall, Teddy Ginn did NOT know what it was.
198 yards.... never ceases to amaze me how much people love free sh*t. :)
This is a most positive review. I can't believe we're four point underdogs.
Can you imagine printing out that poster and putting it on the wall of your child's nursery? Freaky.
I guess you aren't familiar with the NY Times viewing OSU as a mere "football factory"... think 2004... nobody died there. They are cynical. It is not about saving lives or brains for them. Just a story. And they have proven that all they need is ONE hearsay source and the WILL publish... not like the old days when esteemed newspapers like the Washington Post insisted on two independent sources for every important story. Desperate for money these days, those ink publishers.
I think Urb or one of his assistants a while back said that he's more concerned with players NOT telling him that they are injured. Most players, like Kosta K., don't want to get pulled out and lose their spot. His fellow players, however, should have "ratted him out" if he was playing with head injuries. For his sake.
F*ckin' New York Times smells blood in the water. They don't care what goes on in Ohio unless there's a chance of a scandal involving OSU. Have you ever heard of them doing a "feel good story" about Ohio State? I hate the NY Times and their hypocrisy.
It's cliché but it's true... oh, wait, that's another cliché.
I hope the factuality of this concussion issue comes to light so that others don't go down the same road unnecessarily. This might be another lesson to learn. Very sad.
OSU 29 Michigan 22
Ramzy: many of us posters have also noted that the jumping of Dontre Wilson was OBVIOUSLY premeditated. Is there a reason that nobody has asked Urb about that or that this did not become an official news story. It would have made quite a bone of contention for, say, BTN Live, or ESPN. ???
And what's more ... you GOTTA get it done. -- L. Saban
I'm glad the writer pointed out that the Terry Glenn quote was manipulated to say the exact opposite of his intent. In fact, Glenn put his statement in the context of the mindset of Northwestern when it shocked the football world by beating Notre Dame that year. He said that NW just had to have the attitude that "ND is nobody" instead of being in awe of them. Glenn was essentially saying that UM is in our heads, we have to lie to ourselves and change our mindset, and think to ourselves "Michigan is nobody." That was, paraphrasing, the entire context. The yellow journalists up north cut and pasted to sell newspapers. Typical.
It was a premediated jumping. Probably agreed upon after the uproar pregame in the tunnel. Norfleet and Dontre Wilson were jawing. The coverage team planned the whole thing. It could not be more obvious. I wish Urb had made more of it, sent it to the league office, etc., so as to expose those U* scu*bags for what they are.
"Probably" favored against Michigan??