Flashback: Ohio State Last Met Notre Dame in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl

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kmp10's picture

Why did whomever has say so over uniforms at Ohio State feel the need to change these? They are perfect on every level. The current Ohio State uniform is a classic example of the adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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BrutusB's picture

Because if they don't change it you won't have a need to buy a new one. 

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Turban Meyer's picture

The arm stripes changed under Tressel to match the helmet and leg stripe sequences. Now under Urban, it looks as if the arm stripes are back to the most 'classic' Buckeye look, with alternating white and grey stripes outlined in black.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Also need to note, without some weird, inexplicable turnovers, this game would have been a rout. (Oh, wait...it was anyway).

Oops, should have read the entire article before commenting. Like my Mom used to say "Open your eyes instead of your mouth" or, in this case, your keyboard!

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AZBuck LHC's picture

With the possible exception of the 2002 National Championship team, this was the most talented team of the Tressel era. The same offensive talent of the 2006 team with Holmes added to the mix, and a much better defense lead by the linebackers. What could have been had Troy not been suspended early in the season?

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

I think that Troy was suspended for the previous year's bowl game and the beginning of the season the following year. He played, and played well against Texas but led the Buckeyes to field goals as they couldn't get the ball into the end zone. For some reason, Tressel went back to (was it Boeckman or another QB) the other QB and left Smith on the bench for the final drive that started deep in our own territory. I felt at the time that Smith, who was extremely mobile, should have been the guy on the field and he would give us the best chance at a victory, or at least a tie at the end of regulation. Unfortunately, Coach Tressel would not listen to me (LOL) and our final drive ended with a whimper.

Edit: Just looked it up, the other Buckeye QB was Justin Zwick.

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THE's picture

It was Zwick. Tressel started Zwick and we went down 10 or so early on. Tressel put Troy Smith in and we came back and took the lead. For some reason I will never know, they went back to Zwick late in the game and he ultimately turned it over sealing our fate. Despite the loss, that was one of the most epic games I've seen in the Shoe. I had literally front row seats at the north end zone goal line where Limas Sweed scored the winner. As the stadium went silent I could hear every shitty word those Texas players said, I'll never forget it. 

Also, Nick Lachey stood just below me on the field until he was heckled so bad he left. 

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

Imagine if we had the chance to clash with the Trojans that year. 

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THE's picture

This was a great game. Despite showing Brady Quinn's sister 9384737837 times, it was the most enjoyable bowl game where we could sit back and let the good times roll.  We spanked those fools that night. 

I think this was also the season that Cheeseburger Chuck Weiss came out and said a not so humble brag that ND would have a schematic advantage over everyone they played. It was nice to shut them up. 

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bucksfan92's picture

I don't understand why people think this is some kind of epic series.  We played twice in leather helmet days, and anyone who was there is long dead now.  Then we beat the shit out of them twice in the Cooper era,  then we beat the shit out of them in the Feista Bowl 10 years ago.   None of those games was particularly memorable and neither will this one be as we will probably beat them as bad as we beat TTUN a couple weeks ago. Frankly the Spring Game will probably be more interesting than the bowl game.

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TShell's picture

Probably because we play them so infrequently, it gets built up so much by the hype machine when it does happen. There's really no excuse for not playing them more. They're the only other "big time" program in the region that isn't already in the B1G. We're practically neighbors too.

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bucksncats's picture

If we had played Notre Dame every year from the first meeting in 1935, it would be one of the biggest rivalries in the country. WE've only played 5 times and other than Michigan, Notre Dame is probably the team we hate the most

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cdub4's picture
It isn't an epic series, which is why the games are so hyped up. It isn't that hard to understand. The teams have been ranked when they have played for the most part. The reams are neighboring states and recruit the same level talent.
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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

I still have no idea how the BUCKEYES won this game considering Charlie Weis' decided schematic advantage......

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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allinosu's picture

I enjoyed her expressions of despair when A J clobbered her brother.

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allinosu's picture

It's a shame that ND isn't in the BIG. There has been big games that drew a lot of attention. Even Purdue gave them fits at times.

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bucks4nuts's picture

That was one of my favorite games! Wow Troy throwing tarts . Ass kicking 

"To The House"

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

I hope you're not calling Brady Quinn's sister a tart?

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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bucks4nuts's picture

Darts .. Smh .. 

"To The House"

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HENRYJONESJR's picture

Before i saw the score - I tried to remember and totally missed it - I could have sworn it was a bigger spread b/c it was such beat down as noted.  

Also,  this was the year i was really screaming about a playoff b/c the BUCKS would have won it all again.

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BrutusB's picture

Eh, we had our chance against the eventual champ that year and didn't get it done. Can't really ask for more than that. 

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bucks4nuts's picture

Our friend Gary.. Doing his thing.. And Brent so early to go TDs and ball game

"To The House"

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MyaBucks420's picture

this was freshman year...#memories

TOSU - c/o 2010

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allinosu's picture

I thought the most annoying thing was Bret going on about Charlie Weis was a guru all game long. When they went on 4th and goal 'this is pure Charlie Weiss  attitude' made want to puke. Then we stopped them cold.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

You getting a royalty check?

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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Hovenaut's picture

For auld lang syne...man has it been 10 years?

Man that was a great game.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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Buckinnati's picture

49 to 7 Bucks... and Brian Kelly openly weeps.

"Our kind of families win a few more football games than others." Coach Hayes

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Diz_20Buckeyes's picture

Being born and raised from South Bend this game means a lot to me.  My father steered me in the right direction of the buckeye way and ever since I've been a buckeye since birth.  But after consistently listening to the South Bend faithful brag about their "success", after honestly being one of the most overrated teams of the past 3 decades, watching THE buckeyes get a W on new years day would be a huge win.

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_Patches's picture

I feel like I've seen that header somewhere before....

This is my favorite OSU team. Seriously underrated and forgotten too often because they lost to some really good teams in great games. No doubt the best group during the Tressel years.

If you take everything I’ve accomplished in my life and condense it down to one day, it looks decent!

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BrutusB's picture

I might nominate the 2010 team for that title. Their only loss was at night in Camp Randall (no shame in that) and they rolled everyone else, including a solid Arkansas team in the Sugar Bowl. 

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Turban Meyer's picture

Those didn't count because ... tattoos.

Nevermind Trent Richardson's suits and cars in Tuscaloosa.

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osukdawg76's picture

The OCD in me has to point out one thing:

Samardzija, not Zamardzija.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

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BuckeyeRocket's picture

Excellent video. I would like to see similar pass plays by this year's offense.  I realize we no longer have a Ted Ginn but hopefully our 2015 pass receivers will learn how to use their speed to get open.Thanks for the memories.

BuckeyeRocket

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aznchipmunk's picture

Great rewatch.

yes, I'm still alive

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Bucky's's picture

Love the article and video.

In Urban We Trust.

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Respectthebox's picture

The reason this win was so extra satisfying was the commentary from the cfb experts wondering how OSU could even have a chance in this game, since Charlie Weis had a whole month to scheme for it. It was just constant chattering about how no one could possibly handle a Weis team with that much time to prepare. God, it was insufferable. 

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Il_Padrino's picture

Is it me or did our offense look more alive in 06' than it did this entire year (except against TTUN)?

Also, I forgot how damn fast Ginn was = WOW!

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