Friday night, not a great choice if you intend to invite star High School recruits to the game.
"Tattoogate was the best thing to happen to osu. May they all burn in hell after this life."
Anyone remember how worried we were on how to replace the Senator? We triple-dipped on extracting great coaches since 2001.
"If you can't beat 'em, LEAVE 'EM!"
Jeaux didn't tweet like Tate and leaves in great graces, fans supporting him all year. Tate tweets like a braggart and we jump all over him. Both gave it their all when given the opportunity on the field for our team. If he leaves, Tate will leave with one of the highest efficiency ratings ever, 174.6, even if he did not get enough snaps for it to register that way. I would love if we could have kept the QB room SRO, but that cannot happen. If he leaves, I would love us to support him and wish him the best like we did Jeaux. He is a kid, used to playing and winning. I can't fault him for at least keeping his options open and popping up on the portal.
There were at least two plays where our defense had only ten players on the field and I don't get what exactly happened when we had a hockey-like line change that the zebras supported by holding up the Huskies snap for us. Peterson went nuts. Why did they hold things up for us?
I am grateful to Schiano and do think that execution was lacking this year, but if he goes, who would Ryan want to bring in his place?
...and I think that it makes him an attractive coach to work under, especially for a previous head coach who might have gotten in over his head by taking a HC position for a weak team and needs a restart in his career.
I am sympathetic to not running up the score, but look at the box score.
- Three QB's played and had a total of 21 attempts, 14 by the starter; they completed 19.
- Eight running running backs, and the starter being pulled after 5, albeit with 192 yards at that point.
- Eight receivers catching passes. All but one scoring a TD. Each of those only catching only a single pass scored a TD.
Do you tell the third and fourth stringers not to try? I think the winning coach should be given a break that he apologized instead of quoting Bobby Bowden as he rightly could have.
This 3-star Ohio recruit had a pretty decent career.
I hope his story is one of rehab and rejoining the team. Such promise and future ahead of him. When I read about Branden needing another surgery, my thoughts drifted back to the days and frustrations of one Mr. Mike D'Andrea. I so looked forward to watching him coming out of high school.
Great post-1975 Rose Bowl quotes from Tom in this article:
"I remember Woody got ticked off at breakfast right before the game, and he started clanging his fork on his glass, which means you better sit up and listen. And he starts screaming for the maitre 'd to come out, and he said, 'I want you to go and cut four ounces off everyone's steaks. I think [John] McKay has infiltrated our breakfast.'"
and the "handprint"...
The final kick - https://youtu.be/s5LqqF7uSGQ?t=12819
The 1975 Rose Bowl was the first OSU televised game that I watched beginning to end at 9 years old. We had season tickets and went to all the home games 1973-1976.
That game had all kinds of sloppy, weirdness to it. Lots of turnovers on both sides, Archie fumbling TWICE inside the USC 10 yard line, the end of his 22 game 100-yard streak, the RB from USC going down and the backup not missing a beat. When Tom trotted out instead of Klaben, those in our household really thought he was going to shock the world with his strong leg. Sadly his kick was caught about two yards inside the back of the end zone by a USC player so it was at least five yards short. But had he made it, video of his old-school, straight-on kicking style field goal would be shown every Saturday in the Shoe as part of the Legends clips they show. Here is a great article about how the two point play by USC made the difference and all of the gaffes that poisoned what should have been an amazing game between powerhouses. https://www.nytimes.com/1975/01/02/archives/twopoint-play-is-decisive-in-the-rose-bowl-ohio-st-is-upset-by-usc.html
I pray that the OSU Compliance Department triple-checked that free tickets to the concert don't violate some NCAA rule.
Tom Tupa’s Touchdowns: Remembering One Of Patriots-Jets Rivalry’s Wildest Games
I love this story when he was pressed into QB service when Vinny Testaverde went down with a ruptured achilles and since the only other QB was Rick Mirer marked as an Emergency QB... well you can watch and learn about the rest. My favorite part was Tupa's shoes.
I would love it if Brutus and the cheerleaders kept something like those Australian Rules Football referee's lab coats with them and when Cam gets lined up to kick one through, they don them and when he makes it, signals like the AFR ref does.
325 E. 15th was the address of the apartment building I lived in at 15th and 4th. Anyone that lived there had something happen. One year I was there, someone decided to throw a Molotov cocktail at the door of someone on the top floor. I had my motorcycle's tires slashed multiple times and apartment windows broken so many times I installed my own alarm system even though I rented,
Get a technical? Treat it like hockey, you play a man short for two minutes.
2:16pm, over six hours since posting ,and it still shows only 4 sold.
Gardner, 32 of 45 for 451 yards and four touchdowns. Sorry Luke, we've decided to go in another direction.
Walt, if this effort does not lead to another source of income for you, I'd be shocked as these are really outstanding.
I am a traditionalist and want only minor changes. I like the Woody-era 68 and 72-75 uni's the best. I did not realize until someone else pointed out that Woody was a trailblazer with the stripes on the sleeves and how TTUN would stay away from these for their uni's. I also love how our classic helmets change throughout the year with the progressive addition ofBuckeye leaves but last year's TTUN game with the green leaves didn't work.
I would like to see your design for one game, but back to the standard after that. But, the addition of gold pants/Buckeye leaves for Michigan wins resonated deep in my kidneys and would like them to be part of all uniforms going forward. But never something additional, even a national championship. One strong feeling I have though is I would like to see them moved to the front of the uniform. I want our players to see the TTUN players eyes drop down to check the count on our jerseys. That could be an inspiring moment. When our player has his fair share of symbols, it will be a sense of pride to see the eyes of the opponent recognizing the count. Likewise, if we have had a series of losses, the lack of insignia will likely illicit a response from that TTUN player of trash talk that could very well inspire our player to rise to a higher level. Perhaps their players will try to keep "eyes up" and not look at our jerseys which would be a distraction to them. Ask any guy who works with ladies that like to show cleavage. Personally I prefer the pants as I believe they are a bit more humiliating to TTUN than Buckeye leaves.
For the comment to utilize a watermark of sorts like the basketball team has on their uni's, I think that complicates the clean look of this design by Walt. I would like to propose Ohio State take a page from Apple Computer's original Macintosh computer from 1984. Molded into the inside of the plastic e case of each of these computers is the signature of each member of the Macintosh team. Not every Mac owner was aware of this or saw it, but it was there. How about something along those lines inside the helmets? Perhaps having an all-American, past captain or Heisman winner or a top player who had the same jersey number use a Sharpie to write something. I realize that the pads will cover these up, but the individual player will know it's there and it will be a reminder to the past. The press and fans will want the players to reveal "what's inside the helmet" and perhaps they do share or they do not. If the player remains until graduation they get the helmet for keeps. Of if that is not allowed, the school can collect these and auction them off at some point to help line the coffers of the athletic department or to fund a scholarship program.
I would like to hear if anyone has a thought on such an idea and... GO BUCKS!
OSU 17, TTUN 14
You can order a shirt that is similar with Buckeyes around the back of the collar. To arrive 11/27 though.
"And yes, it's going to be miraculous when Jim Tressel is anointed as the head football coach of Ohio State this spring. It will be Gordon Gee's biggest power move yet. I already have goose bumps thinking about it."
DJ, Are you and I the only ones that are considering this??