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Comment 04 Jul 2015

All good, holy.   Gotta light grip on the reins. 

All kidding aside, we are a lot closer in our opinions than this thread and posts, including yours and mine would indicate.

But to an extent, I think we are ALL overthinking this.  It goes beyond "tradition" to the networks, aka the King...ESPN/abc.

What we are all overlooking is that the last time THE GAME was on at 3:30 -- or at a time other than Noon, it was 2006, when it was 1 vs. 2 for the first time in history.  Then...even the networks prevailed on tradition to televise THE GAME at a later time slot, because it mattered in a national scale.  You can argue that the GAME always matters when 1 of the 2 teams has something to play for....in recent years, just OSU.  But if the networks can showcase an Alabama vs. Auburn or another game that has NC implications, we'll get slotted at noon.

Or:  it may be simpler than that.  The networks know that Noon games suck from every point of view.  So....to slot the GAME in the noon timeslot......GUARANTEES the advertisers some bang for their buck they otherwise would not get.  At the end of the day, no matter what we think.....at the end of the season, there is only one game that will keep viewers watching Budweiser and Capital One commercials from noon to midnight......and we all know what GAME that is.   While we all wish for a timeslot other than Noon or 1;00 as it was in the old days, until the GAME has NC implications for Ohio State and Michigan....or moreover, until another game will put eyeballs in front of TVs starting at Noon....we are all just enjoying wishful thinking.

Comment 04 Jul 2015

Why are you disturbed.....unless you are posting this tongue-in-cheek?  

Woody and Bo were good friends (behind the scenes of course)  even they faced each other......and even more so as Woody's health declined and he was near death.  For my money....if those two could get along, especially after "playing days"....then I am OK with Eddie and Woodson being close or any of the former foes for that matter. 

Comment 04 Jul 2015

Did you or anyone else think it was irrelevant when Michigan was kicking our asses for an entire decade in the 90s?

I think that many of our fellow Buckeye fans are suddenly smug with our recent dominance in this series and are looking for a way to add an element of excitement or intrigue into the game.  When the game was "in doubt" or not presumed as a victory, I can't recall and hue and cry for a late afternoon for a night game to "add drama".   

I can live with a 3;30 start, but with a night game, I turn in the fan card I have had for 40 + years.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Not to get into a Buckeye on Buckeye crime scene either, but I see your point.   I will go to my grave as a staunch Tressel supporter and not just because he reversed the Michigan curse of the Cooper years.  It goes way beyond that.  I honestly think that if there had been no Tat Gate, the 2011 Team would have been something special, coming off of the momentum of beating Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.  But in comparing JT vs. Meyer, there is one glaring difference for me:  I have faith in Meyer's ability to keep this team playing at an intense level and not taking their foot of the gas. I think he has infused a good blend of fun and fear in these players that it will keep their edge....especially since they got to the mountain top and they no longer think his methods (the chase, etc) are bullshit like I am convinced more than a few of them did at the end of 2013.  Now....these kids believe.    

Tress?  My devotion to him aside....I am not convinced an intact 2011 team would have won the NC.  Since 2002, one or two teams would come along and piss in the punch bowl and his teams did not have an answer...and rarely fooled the opposition or out executed really good teams. We saw that in both NC debacles (yes, LSU was a debacle too) two losses to Texas and two losses to USC, one of which was an embarrassment, complete with Beanie nursing a fricken turf toe. 

So, net, net.. as a devout Buckeye fan since 1967, I don't know and we'll never know if Tress would have brought home another trophy. I had my doubts.  I have no doubt about Meyer, however.  

Comment 01 Jul 2015

They day I stop being nervous for The Game.....is the day I turn my Buckeye and cfb fan card in. 

Comment 01 Jul 2015

And a lot of Ohio State fans.  The most comical posts and comments coming from Buckeye Nation since December have been those brave souls who have said....."I knew all along we'd beat Bama.......knew they were over-rated"

Yup....they knew.....lol.  

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Actually...........Jim Tressel was his QB coach.  In all actuality...and judging by what they accomplished in 2010...sans the Wisky debacle...and what was anticipated in 2011.....that association between Pryor, Sic, Tress and Bollman....did quite well, thank you, no matter how we bash them for it.  The stats speak for themselves.  

Could he have been even better with Meyer and Herman -- or moreover,  a strong O Line?  Maybe. It's too bad....we'll never know.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

This team will be loaded on Offense...no requests there for me.

1.  Cam Heyward; Need an anchor on the D line....who plays every down;  Big Hank took too many plays off to suit me.

2.  Malcolm Jenkins;  need a shutdown CB to complement Eli Apple

If I have to take one, I take Cam. 

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Well said.   It seems there are some selective memories on the board today.  Purdue played the Buckeyes as tough as any team in the conference during the Tressel years; beat us when we sucked in 2011, and as you said, we needed Kenny G to save our asses in 2012.

Have they been relevant since Drew Brees and Kyle Orton left years ago?  No.  But they've played us tough most years, so the amputation of them.....and Indiana, considering what they both bring in basketball tradition to the Conference and the midwest....is laughable.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Purdue hired Darell Hazel.....one of Jim Tressel's coveted staff members and was highly regarded.  He inherited an empty cupboard and needs some time...if they give it to him or if he doesn't burn out first. .

Tim Beckman.....came out of Toledo highly regarded as an "up and comer".....and was thought of as a good hire.

That both programs are in the crapper right now is just how the cookie crumbles.  Or do you think those schools are going to hire the likes of Urban Meyer, Mike Leach, Jim Harbaugh or Jon Gruden...with no college affiliations to those schools?

Comment 30 Jun 2015

I would trade Penn State to the ACC and send Nebraska back to the Big 12.  

The additions of Rutgers and Maryland I am not crazy about but have to live with. 

Traditions have all but disappeared in the haze of money for big time college athletics.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

Fair points, Chicago.   I also think it DEPENDS on which NFL team comes calling if one does.  I don' t see Meyer uprooting his family (again) to go to a far off location to coach in the NFL.  OTOH.....should an oppty arise in Cleveland, Cincy or even Pittsburgh, then, assuming he has another NC in his pocket from OSU, the temptation to slay another dragon may be too much to resist.  

That aside, I see your points and cannot nit pick them.

Comment 21 Jun 2015

Oh and one more thing:  Don't have your star running back leave the program and scorch the earth with ESPN interviews, turn his back on Jim Brown (or anyone else willing to help) and create a somewhat divided team.  I say that as a huge Mo C fan now that he has turned his life around !

The Buckeyes that year used our TV audience to back into the Fiesta Bowl against a Kanas St team that was distracted by a university and police investigation into its star quarterback that clearly had him playing a lackluster game....until they played their way back into what should have been a rout until Tress characteristically called off the dogs. 

Comment 21 Jun 2015

It is a terrible word and I don't use it lightly.   Go back and watch (if you dare) this team play from November 1st on --- through their bowl game vs. Florida.  Yes.....they quit...more than once.  

Comment 21 Jun 2015

Don't give the Defense a pass for that game.  It was one of several performances that year in which they quit on their coaches and team.  Wow, that was a tough season to watch.....

Comment 21 Jun 2015

I am at a loss to understand why Curtis Samuel is no longer mentioned or hardly mentioned as a back up RB.  He runs hard and always seemed to be one step from breaking a big run whenever he touched the ball last year.  With a healthy Wilson and Marshall, Samuel is not needed in the slot - and if the Spring Game is any indication, his hands are suspect.  So....again, I ask.....what happened to Samuel as a featured back when EZE is taking a breather?

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Nothing wrong with being selfish, linga!

But all kidding aside, anyone who posted "more than 4-5 years" is being naive.

It's not in Meyer's DNA to stay in one place too long.  He lives for the thrill of the hunt.

One more NC....and he'll get the urge to think about the NFL.......

He came; he saw; he conquered.  And he fixed what was broken here....and speaking of naive....to think it wasn't broken, go back and look at games played after October 31st in 2011.

Comment 16 Jun 2015

From CBS Sports fan blog"

"Urban's an idiot.  This has noting to do with competitiveness.  This sanctimonious a-- is just showing everyone what an elitist he thinks he is."

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While our fellow poster Duffy is sure to be dv'd and sneered at for being a buzzkill, (and whited out by the 11W censors) his note already pales by comparison to the legions of haters racing to their keyboards to call out what the rest of the world outside of Buckeye Nation sees as a dick move by Meyer or whoever parked his car.   That's really not a surprise is it?  If Nick Saban had done the same thing, what would people be saying......even on this forum, lol.