Maryland Head Coach Brenda Frese: "Ohio State, They're a Team. Maryland, We're a Program."

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buckslan's picture

So.. They're a program on the decline, we're a team on the rise?

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Texas_Bucks's picture

Texas Bucks

"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect" - Benny Hill

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njcro's picture

She seems like a b*atch.  Just an observation. 

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703Buckeye's picture

Coach Frese is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. We all say dumb things from time to time.
 

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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BuckeyeBen7.7's picture

It was a pump up pregame speech. I don't even really take much offense to it. She's mainly saying that the get her players ready to play. A lot of coaches will say something in a pregame speech that they probably wouldn't say outside the locker room.

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703Buckeye's picture

Absolutely true. It may not have been the smartest time (with cameras) to say what she did but it was to motivate. I've had the pleasure of interning in the Maryland Athletic Department and crossing paths with Coach Frese (often with her kids), she is always friendly and interested in how your day is going.
 

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Yeah, and a pretty inoffensive one at that. Seemed like part of a bigger "you're part of something larger than yourself" theme.

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Sanantonefan's picture

Mystery DV. +1 to counter.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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TLB's picture

And a pretty good coach

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

D'oh!

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

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UrbanBuckeye's picture

Shit happens, bum juice.

Harbaugh puts ketchup on his steak.

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Jay Lawerence's Laugh's picture

Seriously, how do you down vote this?

Ohio, the greatest state in the Union!

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Sanantonefan's picture

I sense a TTUN presence.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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Defiance's picture

I sense a TTUN presence.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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85ThruTheHeart's picture

Wait, she said something about us? I think i fell asleep there. #forsomereasonithinkallpeptalksneedtomakemewanttorunthroughwalls

"He has that look in his eye when it's time to start feeding the beast" UFM on EZE

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Chic'sGhost's picture

They may be a program, and OSU is a team, A TEAM FROM A FRICKIN' BEHEMOUTH SCHOOL WITH A WORLD WIDE FOLLOWING.   

Maybe Dobbins will get tired. Michigan Man, 11-30-2019

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36buck's picture

never knew being a team was a bad thing

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Maryland, we're a program.

Sounds about right. GIGO.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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t-dub's picture

how did that work out for you?

"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill

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Seattle Linga's picture

Keeping score at home

Team = #1 seed 

Program = #2 seed 

Message received coach.

See you in Indy !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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Go1Bucks's picture

I can understand her using that as a pep talk. They had come in and owned 3 straight. But, they had to know the end was coming too. As a coach, you say what you have to do the troops respond. Sometimes it works and sometimes, NOT.

Go Bucks! TTUN tears are best! Beat Wisky!!!

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PhillyNut's picture

Exactly. No harm, no foul. Maybe Holtmann and company got a copy to use at halftime.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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chemicalwaste's picture

If she said this in a pre game interview it would be ridiculous. In a locker room prep talk? Who cares? I mean, teach your athletes to respect their opponent, but this is just locker room talk. And it didn't work.

Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.

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kevdale86's picture

Yes, it was in a locker room. A locker room that had ESPN cameras in it. She knew what she was saying and who would see it. The only ones who should possibly be offended by this would be Coach McGuff and the team. They got the last laugh on the court though. 

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Thurdsty's picture

Solid point.

Behold the chunky whoop ass.

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youra6's picture

Don't care if she said that to her team, she can say whatever she wants. Now if she had said that to the press, thats a whole different story. 

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OSUTexan's picture

Ohio State is an ass wrecking team.  Maryland is... well...  a program.

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TheShookster's picture

I think Brenda needs to see a manager.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

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Rocket Man's picture

Seinfeld ... now that was a program.

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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James Grega's picture

I cannot up vote this enough. 

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Hovenaut's picture

May the best program lose.

Oh, wait...

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teddyballgame's picture

oHio sTatE isN't EveN A prOgRaM!

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woodrowh's picture

I'd rather have a team over a "program" anyday.

Woody is my idol.

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Homey1970's picture
She’s right.  Here’s your program... 
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nickel beer's picture

define 'program'

 

"This marks the 16th Big Ten Championship in program history – the most of any school in the conference."

half machine

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EnonBuck79's picture

Well. Your final score was .....nice.

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

Probably a judgement lapse with the camera rolling.

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TJG32's picture

She’s got some big balls to say something like that. 

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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AJHawksGoldenlocks's picture

To her defense she did not say they were a particularly good program

"nutz"

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buckeyeinWI's picture

Hey coach Frese, 'PROGRAM THIS'...

GO BUCKEYES!

15-1 is SWEET!

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HOLYbucknut's picture

In all honestly I don't like the cameras in the locker room for the pregame speech. Does everything need to be aired out for the public to see? 

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Kernfan's picture

Agreed.  I didn't see anything other than trying to pump up her team having a somewhat down year.  Since she has been at MD, she has had a lot of success (1 title, 2 other final four, 3 other elite eight).  

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CowCat's picture

What is offensive about all of it is the "team vs. program" take. 

In football we at least have the decency to call our rivals "That team up north"

Frese was trying to belittle us as a second-tier program. I'm glad we threw a proverbial pie in her face. We're The Ohio State Buckeyes. We back down to no one.

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

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XavierBuckeye's picture

There shouldn’t be anyone upset by this, Tom Ryan pretty much said the same thing about Penn State

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Turfgrad's picture

It's hard to loose, harder than you think.

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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adrianbuck's picture

well,isnt she just mrs. personality.this isn't high school.

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dcbucks's picture

This is a funny story being surrounded by Maryland fans. Talking men’s sports here. Throughout the fall terps fans remind me “we’re a basketball school, you’re a football school.” Then in March they say we’re almost back to being a dominate basketball program just need another couple years. Then I do a side by side showing osu men’s basketball and Maryland men’s basketball. The accomplishments aren’t even close. All Maryland has on us is the more recent national title which appears more like a one off team class at this point. 

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bucksfan92's picture

I find it hilarious that Maryland thinks of themselves as a "basketball school" yet their overall resume isn't even close to OSU's.  As you pointed out they have a more recent title, but as a program (snicker) they have been to a grand total of 2 Final Fours.  Both by a former OSU coach.  We've been to 11.  After Gary Williams left OSU, we actually made it to yet another Final Four before they made their first.  And we've been to 2 more since their last one.  This season they had a very impressive 8th place finish in the B1G and promptly lost the 8/9 game in the B1GT, and might not even make the NIT.

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BBQCharlie's picture

She's right. Look at the OSU senior-laden roster....a one-year flash. Maryland was undefeated in BTTourney until the team beat them.

BBQCharlie

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

LOL that's the kind of pep talk that doesn't make you want to run through walls...that's the pep talk that makes you cocky and overconfident and prime for the humbling.  And her ass just got humbled.  The OSU team obviously is better than the Maryland "program" (whatever the fuck that means).  She tried to have a Brenda 3:16 moment...but OSU 79:69 says WE JUST WHOOPED YOUR ASS!

Class of 2010.

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bucksfan92's picture

The problem with her comment is that she knew it was public.  It's one thing to say things in the lockerroom when you are alone with your team, but when you invite cameras in - which by the way is immensely stupid and pointless - then you are purposefully choosing to talk to the media, and anything you say is going to be put out there. This wasn't some "private pep talk" it was meant to be heard by a wide audience.  So we heard, and we are laughing at you. You might have run things over there in the ACC, but in this conference, in women's basketball - ALL titles run through Ohio State.  Always has, always will.  Dust off that B1G program guide and see which school owns virtually every single team record in women's basketball since it began in 1981. Here's a hint, it's the one that won both titles this year.

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CowCat's picture

^This.

Even if your team is truly better, it's stupid to tell them that before a championship game. It just reeks of complacency and arrogance, kind of like the TSUN football team. We've seen how far that attitude has gotten them.

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

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iamcbs's picture

Brenda Frese says things like this all of the time so it's not unusual or insulting. She denigrates Connecticut before Maryland plays them and then her team goes out and loses by 35 and Geno laughs and shakes his head when asked about it. She can be cocky and she's not far wrong. Maryland didn't lose a B1G game for the first 3 years they were in the conference and even then the only conference team to beat them was tOSU. Maryland made a FF appearance in 2014-15 and Frese won a Natty in 2006. So she has the gravitas to talk a little shit every now and then. We'll see what happens in the NCAAs!!

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely to one's knowledge of the facts, the less you know the hotter you get!!

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