“That Worked”: Ryan Day Won't Change Urban Meyer's Approach to Michigan Game

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GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

I can't wait to see him kick the absolute shit out of Harbaugh.

"We talkin' about practice?!" -Allen Iverson 2002

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allinosu's picture

Absolutely and see that controversy follow him(HB) every where he goes.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Oh it's happening.  I truly believe that the Day/Wilson/Yurcich offense is going to be even more lethal than what we saw last year.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

I agree. It could be better than most expect.
Add an improved defense. Great things.

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Moo Strength's picture

And after he does it, during his post game press conference, drink from a big glass of Milk.

If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness! -Theodore Roosevelt.

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Hovenaut's picture

"If the clock counting down the days until Ohio State faces Michigan says 189 days, the players have to do 189 reps of whatever strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti assigns. If the clock says 312 days, Marotti makes everybody do 312 reps of an exercise. Pain breeds disdain, and disdain has bred results."

This is awesome.

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

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BrutusB's picture

Though doesn't that mean that the workouts get easier as they get closer to the Game?

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Hovenaut's picture

Or maybe they're heavier in the offseason, to help keep focus, and then they get attack specific once the season gets underway.

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

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Good question - Maybe he consults "Body by Science" by Dr. McGuff for answers as the Game draws closer?

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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ronaprhys's picture

That's the only way it works well, I'd think.  High reps of lighter exercises are good during the offseason, but then switching to more strenuous ones as the number of reps decline.  

Hell, I should start doing that in my exercise routines.  

'97 - Molecular Genetics

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Mortc15's picture

That’s the general focus of most training. Track athletes (particularly distance runners) use it as well. Start workouts early season 40-50% of max (from goal times) and slowly build up until your workouts are 95-100% of goal by the time your peak event/meet comes 

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Sorry fellas, I meant that as a joke toward the one member of our community who has it in for Marotti and is always pushing that book. You guys are dead-on regarding training, though, at least from my experiences. Cheers!

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Frimmel's picture

Conditioning goals are different in the offseason than during the season so I'd say yes. But easier also likely depends on the thing being repped. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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Dstacify's picture

I wouldn't be surprised if Mick manipulates the countdown somehow to avoid that lol.

11 Strong.

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Schizo's picture

I need to add this to my workout routines. 

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Braxton'sSpinMove's picture

I hope Day goes 20-0 Vs SkunkWeasel 

The mark of excellence, the test of greatness, is consistency

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Moo Strength's picture

If Day stays here for 20 years, We're going to build another wing to the Woody Hayes Facility to house all those trophies.

If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness! -Theodore Roosevelt.

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CowCat's picture

I admire the optimism, but Day will have to prove it first. We don't want to sound like a bunch of summer championship TTUN fans.

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

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BuckintheBoat's picture

That's some hardcore bottom of the barrel stuff right there.

BuckintheBoat

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Madbuckeye's picture

Just win and all is great, lose in this rivalry.....just ask cooper. I will never forget the '90's. Its where my madbuckeye came from.

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Dstacify's picture

I will say this. For any OSU fans worried that Day will be the second coming of Coop due to him not being an "Ohio guy" I don't think that was the root of Coop's issues with the Rivalry when he was here. Coop just sucked in rivalry games in general as a coach and didn't know how to prepare for them. Even when he was at ASU prior to OSU he went 0-2-1 against Arizona (ASU's biggest rival) during his time there. That's a coaching and preparation problem, not a "Cooper isn't from Ohio and doesn't understand the importance of the Game" problem. If anything, Coop's deal was that he obsessed over the Game too much and it made him inflexible at times. We haven't seen an extended view of what Day will be like as a head coach yet but he's had two years to learn from a guy who went 7-0 in the Game in his career and it was his offense that dropped 62 on Don Brown's boys last season (well 55 if you take away the blocked punt). I think we'll be alright tbh.

11 Strong.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

From what I have read, Cooper treated The Game as just another game. There was no real emphasis put on it by the coaching staff. Also heard that in big games, Cooper was wound tight as could be and that nervousness translated to the players and the team always played tight in its biggest games. 

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Dstacify's picture

And again, that's a preparation problem. Not a "he's not an Ohio guy and doesn't get it" problem. He had that same issue at ASU clearly every time they played Arizona (and Coop was also an older coach who had tasted success prior to coming to OSU and as a result was stubborn and completely set in his ways). To say Day will be the same way just because he's from New Hampshire to me is just stupid (and I know plenty of OSU fans think that will be the case with him). Day has had the benefit of spending 2 years on Meyer's staff learning the importance of the Game from one of the best since he's been here. Coop didn't have that coming in. Day is also young and clearly open to new ideas (which is basically the polar opposite of what Coop was coming in).

11 Strong.

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stpetebuck's picture

AZ buck,

yeah, he was always seen chewing his nails during the, well, ‘nail biter ‘ games. 

Plus he had a couple lousy o coordinators and one great one (colleto). But he seemed to be a better national recruiter than his predecessors. 

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Extramedium's picture

I don't think it's possible to treat it as just another game while simultaneously being so nervous and wound up that it affects the players.  Having watched them go from a perpetual highlight reel throughout the season to conservative uptight and slow vs UM year after year, I tend to agree with the latter

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Moo Strength's picture

Cooper didn't strike me as a particularly smart coach. When we would play teams with any sembalence of real talent, I think he was flat out coached. He was a great recruiter, but I don't think he was all that smart compared to what we had with Tressel and Meyer. His decision making in many years was just making me get neck pain from all the head shaking side to side.

If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness! -Theodore Roosevelt.

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Dstacify's picture

Yep. And in contrast Day is perhaps one of the most intelligent coaches I've ever seen (which is why the Brady Hoke comparisons I've seen on here don't make sense either). He's all about the Xs and Os and knows them up and down (at least on the offensive side of the football). And top of that he has the recruiting aspect down pat and already seems to be attracting solid assistant coaches despite being fairly green as a head coach. Not to mention he seems to be fairly media savvy, more so than Meyer in fact.

11 Strong.

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Weave77's picture

RYAN DAY WON'T CHANGE URBAN MEYER'S APPROACH TO MICHIGAN GAME

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OSU56's picture

Meyer harped on two aspects of the rivalry throughout his seven years: respect and constant focus.

This is why he dominated a rival- this is why he wins-you lock in and get at it and don't let up.

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Day completely understands The Game. The dominance will continue. Ohio State's offense will be at least as good as last season and the defense will be much improved.

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

Didn't Tressel beat TTUN 7 straight years from '04-'10?
You aren't going to pull that "vacated-win" stuff on me, are ya?

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Ohio State had only once before won seven games in a row against Michigan – it came under Tressel. Meyer did it again. Day now has a chance to extend the streak to eight when he and the Buckeyes invade Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Nov. 30.

No vacated win stuff, period.

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

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

Thanks. However, that was an article correction. It's all good I just wanted to be sure Tressel was getting his props.

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

I understand,  You were correct and I was just backing you up, with emphasis, lol.

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

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gobuckscm's picture

I was there and saw it happen in 2010, so I know that made 7 years in a row.  

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buckeye phi's picture

Pretty sure we are leading the skunkweasels in head to head wins over the last century.  That's nice.  But if you include the seasons pre-1919, they still hold the all-time lead.  I realize that's ancient history, but their delusional fans still cling to it.  So I'd also like to take that total wins thing away from them as soon as possible. 

And if I recall correctly, they've had one national championship since 1948 while seven of ours have come since then.  So you can see why some might suggest the rivalry may be a bit one-sided at this point.  Perhaps even diminished a bit by all that.

But I say this is no time to relax when it comes to focusing on the rivalry.  While its obvious TTUN is being coached by a fool right now, as much as I hate to admit it, they're still a tough adversary. 

There can be no letting up -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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ScarletGray43157's picture

they've had one national championship since 1948 

Didn't ttun share a natty in 1997?

Asking for a friend... 

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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buckeye phi's picture

Please re-read the line you quoted, ScarletGray43157.  They had one since 48 - and you're right - it was shared in '97 -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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buckeyepastor's picture

We saw last year in The Game that TTUN wasn’t the same defense without Bush, Winovich and Gary all healthy.  We gutted them like a fish partly because they don’t have the depth on defense that great teams should have.  Until I see it on field, I am not at all onvinced that they have a great defense in 2019. 

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

Bingo.  I'm Don Brown will have them playing well, against lesser teams.  But they have a lot to prove to be worthy of this top 5 preseason hype.

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MY POP OSU Band Member 1940's's picture

Skunkweasels, what a great name, kudos to whoever thought that up!  

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Honor the rivalry.  Respect the rivalry. Beat the rival.  GO BUCKS!

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

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Snake64's picture

Nothing needs to change. Keep that train rollin full steam ahead!

They're already suffering "little brother syndrome" at this point they're blocked mentally before the game even starts!

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Northwest buckeye's picture

Ugh the Cooper years scarred me forever!  I literally burned my OSU gear on the deck and then pissed on it to put it out after losing to them yet again as they crushed another undefeated season and national title hopes.  Break their friggin necks AGAIN AND AGAIN; NO MERCY; DO NOT GET COMPLACENT!

F*** TTUN

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Well, at least you aren't bitter...

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Byaaaahhh's picture

I literally burned my OSU gear on the deck

What was your deck made from? 

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Goby's picture

It's 11:43 AM on 7/19/2019 and Xichigan still sucks! 

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Evansvillebuckeye's picture

Great read...now drop and give me 134....

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Bucksfan0214's picture

Day is going to kick the shit out of this clown. I cant wait!

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DownEastBuck's picture

The best thing about being focused on getting better so you can beat your bitter rival at the end of the year is the fact that you continue to get better through the year and hopefully are peaking at the right time 

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

"That worked."   

That's all we need to know.  

Destroy the skunk weasels.  No more taking a knee.  Bury them.

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

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

This article is even better reading the second time around. 

Love Day's approach.  THAT is how we will beat the snot out of them.  

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

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DonTurner's picture

Baited the ex wife with the pre season predictions bet.     Last year she had to fly an OSU flag on her house - in ichigan.   This year she has to wear an Ohio State shirt and post it on Facebook.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

Ryan, go make em your Bitchagain!" GO BUCKS!!!

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

I want that alltime head to head lead so they no longer can lean on that while we are beating then regularly.

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buckslan's picture

The all time record is 58-50-1. If we go 9-1 against them in the next decade, we are tied. That's without including the vacated 2010 victory. I hope that is given back to us in the future.

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jbuckeye007's picture

Our record in the Big Outhouse is 21-22-3.  It would be really cool to tie them in their own house!

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jbuckeye007's picture

Meyer’s approach worked with Ohio State on the road, and it worked when the Buckeyes played host to Michigan. It worked with his team as the heavy favorite, and it worked when it held the rare standing of underdog. It worked in tight games, and it worked in blowouts. It worked against Hoke, and it worked against Harbaug

So We beat them here and there
We beat them in a box
We beat them with a fox
We beat them in a house
We beat them with a mouse
We beat them here and there!
Say! We beat them everywhere!
 

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