A Hypothetical Meeting of the Minds: Former Ohio State Coaches Offer Ryan Day Their Advice

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stantmann's picture
Only two of these guys have won more than 4 in a row against UM. Tress and Urbz with 7 in a row. Woody and Schmidt 4, Earle 2, Cooper 1, Jones 0. 

"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

That's a pretty good lineup right there.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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Cruiser79's picture

Yeah, would be kind of neat if Howard Jones stayed at Ohio St. for more than one year. His 1910 team did tie ttun 3 - 3. He does have 5 National Titles to his credit, one at Yale and 4 at USC. Go Bucks beat tsun !

Cruiser79

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

LOL @ Bollman

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Someone make a movie off of this script.  I visually saw this conversation in my head.  

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BuckeyeSki's picture

This piece needed Woody and Earle "Force Ghosts" too 

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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David Regimbal's picture

I thought about adding them but ultimately decided against it, because when you have Bollman's input, do you really need anything else?

BuckeyeSki's picture

when you have Bollman's input, do you really need anything else?

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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Buckeye_Condor's picture

my exact first thought

Connor Brown

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BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

It would be cool if something like that really happened.  Well, leave out Cooper and Bollman.

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Buck68's picture

DEPT OF 'IT'LL BE A COLD DAY IN TOASTYLAND'

"IF"... "something like" ..."really happened"?

Why... then it would 'be real'...!

'Like'... as in 'on purpose'?

IF so, this 'can't be' be cause wee all no 'stuff happens'...

so 'we' are not responsible or accountable... except to  tell 'them'... 'they are'.

...honest.....

[goes to include my part... and "leave out" the others i pick...on.]

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IGotAWoody's picture

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Buck68's picture

IGotAWoody -

you "don't do riddles, Dude"?

Your Answer... 'so far'...  "It's round on the ends and HI in the middle, tell me what you... NO"?

A Buckeye Hopefully, not some 'Dude'... and hopefully it's not your FINAL ANSWER....

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IGotAWoody's picture

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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BuckeyeBen7.7's picture

Not the piece we knew we wanted, but definitely the piece we needed! Absolutely hilarious 

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MichiBuck12's picture

Cooper takes a lot of shit around here, but he is still a Buckeye to his core. On top of that, he is a really really nice guy. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Near perfect.

The only thing I can't seem to wrap my head around is ketchup being too spicy for Jim Bollman (if it were true, he'd refer to it as catsup).

Needed a good laugh to close the morning.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Buck68's picture

"Only ... the Lonely..." ?

Agree, Hov, "I needed a good laugh" this morning.

BUT...

a "good" laugh, only comes when i look into my mirror...

a nuther kinda laff... comes at the expense of others.

I outta no... i have 'too much experience' at the latter kind.

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Hovenaut's picture

The "Dave" entry in your playbook must read like poetry, '68.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Buck68's picture

that's worth several laughs, Hov....

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Archerm's picture

I have many miserable memories of November days in the 1990's.....but no matter, Coop is an honorable, pleasant man, a great recruiter and a hall of fame level coach. If only he could have overcome his one tragic flaw, to consistently beat the rival up north.

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Buck68's picture

Archerm:

hmmm ...not ...quite?

IF ONLY I could overcome my one good point... i'd be... perfectly bad.

['dead against' finding The Good Point... it's too hard for me to recognize what is 'not mine']

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CowCat's picture

Cooper was not all he seemed to be. To the public, he was gracious, with his teams not so much.

I talked to a guy in the Detroit airport who was a walk-on under both Cooper and Tressel. I asked about the difference between the two. He said that Cooper could be a raging a-hole if you happened to accidentally step on the field during practice. He supposedly treated the walk-ons like trash. In contrast, he said that Tressel was gracious to everyone. Tressel memorized every player's nickname and would greet you with that walking down the hall, no matter what your position on the team.

With Urban, he was pretty transparent in this day and age of social media. It was, "You're performing to expectations or your not", but he would heap praise on any players that worked their butts off, and he would show true compassion, e.g. Devin Bogard.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

More of these. Gotta lighten it up every once in a while.

The tress erotica line was a gift from heaven. Thank you.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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Buck68's picture

BE27 - i'm very confused about this 'light' you mention.

Just read again that once, shortly after some strange thing called The Transfiguration, the biggest, toughest, most ardent top dog follower told That Guy not to goto town because the real leaders would kill him.  

The Guy, rather than take some rather accurate and stark advice from his 'best guy' and later top leader on the planet...

said...

"Get behind me, Satan!  You are a stumbling block to me!"

what a strange guy, who not only wouldn't take the gotoGuy's advice, but rebuked him in public for courageously 'stepping up' with very common sense advice!

...now we must stop here or wee mite 'cross that line' into Ban Territory... and there's only... 'One Life to Live' ... at stake....

BE27... agree we need to 'lighten up' ... so can you 'shed some light' on why the strange guy said this?  TIA.....

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va_buck's picture

Kudos on the "so forth". 

"took a labored seat next to Tressel" - That's cold, stone cold.  But funny as hell.

VA_Buck

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acBuckeye's picture

I figured Bollman's only lines would've been "coo coo ca choo."

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Buck68's picture

Bowled me over, AcBuckeye -

rite or left, Dave brings us all Back To The Future of the same play, over & over... that never wears us down....

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SilverHaven's picture

Hello, is that you Ramzy?
Like Shakespeare, do we discuss who was the author, really?

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

My scriptwriting skills are limited to cartoonish, cheeky humor. This is English Patient-level dramatic prose I am incapable of conceiving or creating.

SilverHaven's picture

This claim just adds fuel to the fire of controversy.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

I'm a screenwriter by trade, Ramzy.  If you have the story, I can write the script. 

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

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brutus360's picture

That was true fun David. Left me wanting more.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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Trebor40's picture

Coaching at tOSU or any of say 5 other schools what, other than the presidency, is shared by so few yet a burden to so very many! 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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Zimmy07's picture

The back & forth between Meyer & Tressel was brutal.

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Not_Sure's picture

Great write up and so forth.

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teddyballgame's picture

A delightful slice of Buckeye folklore, thank you!

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GoBuckswin's picture

Very cool idea and article. Enjoyed reading it and hope to see this type of format again. 

Bucks fans in Mass

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TraptnMI's picture

Could you have made it anymore uncomfortable with the pictorial. Lol, well done 

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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TraptnMI's picture

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" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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osufan73's picture

Great article.  So ready for College Football season.  Would of loved to be sitting in the bleachers listening.  

osufan73

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OberlinBuck's picture

Highlight of the day....although it will fall to a distant second if our dog makes it out of surgery today in Cbus.  

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TraptnMI's picture

I hope your baby is a part of your family always and forever. The doggy Gods are often kind.

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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