The Troy Smith Crash Course

By Jason Priestas on August 16, 2008 at 7:00 am

A lot was made of the way Troy Smith learned to parrot his coach when talking to the media while at Ohio State. His quotes his senior season could just as easily have come from Tressel himself. Now, you too can learn the art of always saying the right thing via the wonders of the internet.

Google News has released a new feature that allows you to search for quotes in the news and they've already indexed 137 Tressel classics like the following:

At Ohio State, among the Ohio State faithful, we're expected to win the conference every year.


Anytime there's change, change is exciting in its own way -- the wonder of what this is going to look like.

And finally, this classic:

You know, Woody used to say that for every sophomore you played you lost a game.

The SEC has inked a new 15-year deal with CBS and there is joy in Georgia, at least. I get that CBS treats the league well and lobbies hard for teams to get into big post-season games and that's fine, but the day when every major conference has its own network is just around the corner. This new deal will make it difficult for the SEC to get there.

The SEC has been at the forefront of its share of innovations, such as conference title games and the fact that it's widely seen as the conference most favorable to a playoff, but they missed the boat on this one. Score one for the Big Ten (and if you're counting, that's a total of 2 points when instant replay is included).

Finally, a big shout-out to Corey as he's slated to tie the knot later today. He'll be honeymooning in Newcomerstown because Woody thought that was the most romantic place on earth.