Great interview, Michael. Real in-depth. Great to hear some inside stuff.
I was at the '69 game, down low at the end where OSU was warming up. During pre-game snaps they were kind of goofing off, fumbling hand-offs several times, and then laughing about it. I began to feel uneasy. That Michigan team was peaking. They won their 4 games leading up to the Buckeyes by an average of 45-6 over Minn, Wisc, Ill, and Iowa. They were a different team than the one that lost to Mizzou and MSU earlier in the season. Mizzou was ranked #9 at the time. I don't think this year's M team can compare to that M team, but time will tell.
I don't remember. Refresh my memory. What did Beckman coach at OSU?
We are NOT going to play a home and home with those teams. The cupcakes are a one time at OSU. It's the money, honey.
Hee, Hee, Hee. Nice one, 3.
My wife and I were there also, and it was far from boring and bland. It was a struggle, and a lot of anxious moments until we finally put them away. The spectacle of the of the midshipmen entering the stadium, company upon company in their summer whites until they filled the field, caused a bit of a choking up moment. We spent 3-4 hours touring The Naval Academy on Sunday ( Highly recommended). All in all, a wonderful weekend.
San Diego State scared the wee-wee out of us in 2003.
Thanks for your your efforts, NB.
Excellent contribution, BUN. I'm up north also.
Thanks for the info, 333.
The Buckeyes were declared Civilian National Champions in 1944. All of the top college teams had servicemen playing for them. Former All-American and NFL players. Ohio State had no service program. Some starters were 17-18 yr old freshmen.
We could substitute Kent State.....
But, they have to be able to fit into our schedule. I like bringing the service academies in occasionally for a home game.
The wife and I went to the Navy game last year, and toured the Naval Academy on Sunday. Wonderful experience.
Nice contribution, 68.
i see it pretty similar, TS. Top end, 10-2, with losses only to OSU & MSU; bottom end, 6-6; Likely, 8-4.
You are correct, sir.
Everybody's doing it.
Ohhh, that's bad, really bad.
Makes a lot of sense, BJ.