I still want to know how he made that mistake.
Looks like it is only a hunch then.
I think the 2004 The Game is Jim Tressel vs Michigan in a nut shell. No matter what they tried or how good they were, they just couldn't figure out how to beat Tressel's OSU (except for 2003).
That's amazing! Is the one on the right supposed to be Keith Williams?
Me and my siblings were were left at my grandparents' house while my parents went to the National Championship Game. Sadly, my 10 year old self did not have much interest in football (and sports in general) at the time so I don't think I even watched the game on TV.
I disagree with the draft stock reason when Tressel and Meyer have had many players with high draft stock but have been able to win both The Game and the bowl game. I think it's simply that not only did Cooper not get The Game, he was also overrated as a game day coach.
Lmao! "Who's got it better than us?"?
Well for starters, your arch rival. Also, most of the top programs over the last 10 years.
A few years ago, my mom showed me a letter that Andy Geiger sent my dad after my dad had sent him a letter demanding Cooper be fired towards the end of the 1999 season. I was 7 years old during the 1999 season and recall my dad yelling at the TV a lot and I always wondered how yelling at the TV would help. My thought was that the coach (be it Cooper or even Tressel once he got to OSU) can't hear you.
Shouldn't Cooper's combined Michigan/bowl game record be 1-9-1 because Ohio State did not go to a bowl game in Cooper's first season? 1-10-1 suggests that Cooper's team have played against both Michigan and a bowl opponent all 6 seasons of his tenure so far.
And I'm glad that I was born in 1992 as by the time I had any interest in watching football, Cooper was long gone. All I remember about the Cooper years (well the last few Cooper years anyway) is that my dad yelled at the TV a lot.
It was Alvarez's third team.
I see Wolverine, Samus, and Sonic. I can't figure out who the first 2 are.
It appears the 6 people that have downvoted you have not picked up on the new way of showing sarcasm.
OSU in the 80s was like Nebraska under Bo Pelini.
Earle at least won some big games. Bo Pelini didn't.
I can't believe he is a senior already. Feels like he just started the other day.
I still absolutely love this gif.
Might need to check the Big Ten record listed.
At first when I saw the B1G record I was shocked we were able to have such a good conference record in a year where we had a losing overall record. Then I realized the listed conference wins was greater than the listed overall wins and I felt stupid.
I'm surprised you didn't mention Bo Schembecler's comment after the loss to OSU. Surprisingly it wasn't being a sore loser like his last 3 losses to OSU.
Considering The Game and the bowl games are the most important games, people have the right to criticize Cooper over his performance in those games.
Unfortunately for you, Jason wants us to start using the official internet way of showing sarcasm which is putting /s at the end of a sarcastic sentence.
If I recall correctly we only dropped to 8 after the Navy game. After losing to Virginia Tech we dropped to 22.
I was only a little kid during the Cooper years and haven't experienced the pain that those who went through those years have but can we just skip to 2001 after 1987 anyway? :(
Almost 2 full years ago I picked Tennessee to win the SEC East in 2016 so I guess we will see. Of course last season I picked USC to reach the playoff and... well you see how that turned out. It blew up in my face.