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Comment 26 Jun 2015

I think Meyer has said that he prefers to set his depth charts in the spring -- but I don't think that means he does it exclusively.  Remember when Miller went down early in fall practice?  JT had just eclipsed Jones on the depth chart, something that wouldn't have been possible if it had been set in stone during the spring.

For what it's worth, my money's on JT starting against VT. 

Comment 23 Jun 2015

He missed one in overtime against Northwestern in 2004.  It would have put us up 30-27, with the Nerds getting a chance to tie it up.  

Instead we lost 33-27.  As far as I can recall, it was about the only clutch kick I ever saw him miss at OSU.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

"Marijuana is a gateway drug, alcohol is not."

If alcohol were a controlled substance, it'd be a gateway drug too.  

Comment 22 Jun 2015

I haven't googled it yet, but if the main lodge is what's pictured, then it doesn't appear to be Mad River.  Looks more like Snow Trails's lodge to me.  Granted, I haven't been there in years; but I do go to Mad River ~5 times a year, and I don't recall the structure looking that symmetrical.  

Comment 05 Jun 2015

Might just be the rumour mill, but FWIW:

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Yeah, I don't do the whole "Woo Girl" thing (I'm generally more of the "quiet bar" type haha).  But, as you sages have already noted, I'll likely be so obliterated that I won't give a shit if/when it happens.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

"and now, tantalizingly, the small but real possibility of Ohio's first professional sports championship since 1964 looms."

The 1975, 1976, and 1990 Cincinnati Reds would like to have a word with the author.  As would the 2008 Columbus Crew.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

@STX - You're absolutely right.  My point is that if Tress played a team of comparable skill level again, he'd more than likely lose.

In 2002, you could win with elite players running Tresselball.  I don't think that works in 2015.  We started seeing the cracks in the foundation in 2006.  Tress was 3-0 in BCS bowls until 2006 (4-1 overall); after that he went 2-3 (counting Arkansas).  Advancements in schemes were causing Tresselball to slowly lose its edge.

Comment 03 Jun 2015

He didn't necessarily die young, but I really wish Joe Strummer gave us some more Clash records before they imploded.

Comment 03 Jun 2015

"Not sure about that considering they had a former 4th string RB starting at QB"

Who only went on to set the school's single-season record for total offense.

Comment 03 Jun 2015

"this years Alabama team was nowhere near as talented as the past 6 Alabama teams"

I'll give you that on the defensive side, but their offense was probably the best Saban's ever fielded.

Comment 03 Jun 2015

Let's call a spade a spade, though.  Arkansas was a good team, but they weren't world-beaters by any stretch.  Their only real "marquee" win that year was against LSU (they lost to 'Bama and Auburn), and we still barely beat them.

I highly doubt Tress could've gotten us over the hump (beating the SEC's bellcow) like Meyer did this year in the Sugar Bowl.

Comment 03 Jun 2015

Tressel was an elite recruiter (especially in his backyard) and without peer as a game manager.  That said, compared to Urban he was a Neanderthal schematically, which (in my opinion, at least) is exactly why we seemed to plateau a bit post-2006 (dominated the B1G, but had a lot more trouble out-of-conference) -- Tress still had supremely elite talent, but he didn't take advantage of them the way other coaches were.  We might have played for a title in the last 5 years if Tress was still here, but I supremely doubt we'd have won one.