While I think that this discussion will ultimately land somewhere that we don't have enough information to predict at this point, I have no problem with reporting about a discussion with someone much closer to one of the subjects than I am. Hopefully, it ultimately is another piece that replaces the ball numbing speculation from "experts" about "what might happen." Those are the people that got this started; stories like this are part of the solution. A lie will travel around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes... so to speak.
JT in the PSU game didn't give me much confidence though he got the results..
JT sprained his MCL, which alterered the play calling during that game. PSU banked that JT would not be a run threat at that point and it worked until......JT convinced his coach that he was ok for designed run, and won the game with heart, grit, and determination. I had more confidence in him then I ever had before as a result of that game.
This BTW, is not an endorsement or prediction on my part of who starts in 2015. I'm staying out of that discussion.
What is the current over/under on the number of articles using the phrase "embarassment of riches" in a day?
I didn't know about this until I started to read the skully a few hours ago. I clicked the link to the original thread and have just been so amazed by this community. After hours of reading through the thread and seeing this update from DJ, I was overwhlmled with tears of joy. 618, you made the right choice brother! 11W, words don't do justice for how I feel about this community right now.
Just awesome! :). How firm thy friendship indeed!
Quieting the "SEC" chant has been the single greatest contribution to world peace in my lifetime. I agree, give him the Nobel.
I was never going to watch this game again. I was miserable for months and still twitched when I thought about it.
I couldn't escape the nagging question about whether or not The Buckeyes did match up but something (a series of things chief among them being the loss of Ginn) just went horribly wrong that night, or if it wouldn't matter if they had 10 chances at a rematch.
The championship this year finally made me think I could stomach it, so I just watched for the first time since that horrific night in 2007. I agree with the OP that the defense looked pretty decent in the 2nd half. If the offense could have gotten something going, they could have gotten back into the game. As I was watching the O line getting flattened over and over again, I was thinking how un Tressel-like this game was.
1)They lost the field position battle, especially with costly turnovers near their own end zone and turnovers on downs on their own side of the 50.
2) Every offensive series save the one that they scored on made little or no attempt to establish the run. It seemed like they were in a futile effort to get redemption for Troy. They all but abandoned the more Tressel like approach of using the clock to keep the ball away from the Gators lethal offense.
3) The pocket was non-existent, ala Virginia Tech 2014. I don't blame Smith any more than I blame Barrett for each of these losses
TL;DR. I dont one think the Buckeyes were nearly as bad as they looked that night, but they never established their identity in that game and it proved deadly right after the opening kickoff.
These re are just my thoughts. I'm at peace now.
Maybe switch to decaf for a while
The notion that anybody has been misled about anything is nothing more than speculation by some on these boards and many on TTUN boards. I hope the kid has a great career at OSU. If he doesn't want to be there, than it is best that he, OSU, and fans move along. Who said what to who is best left to JFK assassination theories and Watergate ghost stories. But, best of luck accomplishing whatever it is you hope to accomplish advancing these hypotheticals. Cheers, and Go Bucks!
My head just didn't go in that direction with this, it seems like the two situations are more different than alike to me. I didn't do the DV by the way so I'll throw a +1 to you.
Not to mention it also diminishes team chemistry in that other players view your benching as making you worthy of blame. The biggest X factor for the Buckeyes this year, and the thing that I credit for this amazing post season run and the MSU win was how the team picked each other up after mistakes. I think that is a byproduct of an excellent coaching philosophy of making decisions about playing time based on effort instead of on perfection or lack of it.
I don't know about the broadcast plans for this, but I recently got a copy on DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AC8LM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
There is also a pretty decent version on youtube:
BTN also did a 'Big Ten Elite' on the 2002 Buckeyes that is really good. You can watch that on BTN To Go if you have that.
I stayed up all night watching that game live even though I had to go to work for a 12 he shift 2 hours after it finished. I've rewatched it several times in the last year and I have a few conclusions.
1) The defense of both teams was spectacular. But the Buckeyes ability to neutralize an otherwise dominant offense was a critical difference maker.
2) OSU did not have the speed on offense to attack through the air or on the perimeter for the most part. The run plays were between the tackles and severely punished Clarett and Ross, and required significant yardage from Krenzel to keep the ball out of the Miami offense's hands, but also punished the Miami D to the point that Miami was finally the first to break in the 2nd OT.
3) Krenzel is an unbreakable damn machine. Dorsey may have had better stats through the season, but he found himself in the fight of his career and fought admirably, but was ultimately not up to what he had to endure.
4) Holy Jeebus how did Chris Gamble do what he did?!?! Over 100 plays and still a critical player at the end.
Good read, thanks for the link.
There's always that one douchey guy at every party or club, you know the type...
I believe this is who Ramzy once referred to as the "Get in the hole!" guy. http://www.elevenwarriors.com/college-football/2014/08/38517/gameday-guide-ohio-state-football-2014
When I first saw the Clemson guy last year and then the first Lawtide video, I was just like WTF is this, I don't get the unprovoked hate. Then nutsack follows up and I refused to even watch it. Now with these crow videos I see that this is like a thing they do for fun to rattle cages and get hyped up for these games, and it is no different than a wwe shoot interview between people who all get along backstage or something. That's fine, and I even kind of like the way these guys handle themselves in the aftermath which is part of the code for participating in this. With that said, I have no desire to see members of Buckeye Nation do this thing, but this little feud with DJ may turn out to be one of the most entertaining side stories of a great season, so call it a guilty pleasure. I could do without all of the vulgarity and words like uppity though. To each their own. Go Bucks, beat the Ducks!
"The Wolverines will be at home at the big house next season. Lots of great seats are still available."
This is what that made me think of
It worked for the Minnesota Screaming Eagles
This is just my opinion, but I think the "Michigan Men" would hire Josh Groban himself and demand that he lead the crowd in 'You Raise Me Up' while the team takes the field in their home opener before Rich Rod ever becomes part of the HC discussion.
Yeah, you move up by other teams losing, but you win by being better. I love this team, and they will be ranked where they belong at this point...but they have the talent, coaching, and heart to be huge. And in the near future, they will...it may or my not be this year.
You're off the hook. I didn't wear my OSU jacket during the first half but had it on during the second. Once I knew there would be overtime, I removed. Voila.
This isn't a fire Herman comment by any means.
He doesn't have a lack of creativity or play calling, he runs his offense as a game of numbers and odds. Once most options were exhausted, Barrett was the only option left. Unfortunately for PSU, dude is a serious f'ing gamer. But today provides excellent film for OSU, with their game, and the scUM MSU game. I see this as a good thing for the good guys if they capitalize on the opportunities.