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Comment 11 Feb 2020

One of the best parts is how we did it, too: all dink and dunk.  It was a revelation to see how Tresselball would work if Dave were a pass play.

Comment 03 Jan 2020

First Friday of the offseason.

Damn it.

Yeah, and a UV.  But you know what?  Despite the outcome, that season was friggin glorious.  I have never spent a season wondering how good the team was because they were so good that no one looked better than a pop warner team from Uzbekistan.  I enjoyed the run, and I'm going to enjoy it as long as I can.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Did he say anything that was absolutely true?  It's one thing for the ref to say that he's a complete f'king moron and he blew the call but it's another thing to claim that the 'ball is loose' in his hands.

This call is right up there with the 'no pass interference' call in the New Orleans game last year.

I fail to see why this should elicit implicit threats against his family, or why it should cause anyone to wish he has a terrible life, or why anyone should seek to expose his personal contact information on the Internet (as was suggested in a sibling comment). It's completely disproportionate to the offense.  Life's not fair.  Sometimes the refs screw up.  In those cases, score more points.

Comment 29 Dec 2019

You play the game because you can lose.

I listened to the game rather than watching—probably a good thing for me, really—and surprisingly I think that eased the pain a bit.  It felt a bit this post season like playing with house money.  After the 90s, just beating the scumbags feels like a great season.  The fourth-and-one call for the TD was freaking amazing—a super gutsy call and absolutely the Right Thing to do.  Loved the heart and grit of the team throughout the season, and the amazing run against all those top ten teams.  This was a great team, great year.  Not happy about how it ended, but I'm honestly not as upset as I thought I'd be.

Comment 27 Nov 2019

As a freshman I had an opportunity to listen to a talk by a member of the '55 team who ran a self-publishing firm.  He exemplified Woody's practices: he got a list of the attendees ahead of time and memorized a few biographical details (stuff like location) and asked questions for those who stayed afterward.  (He's how I learned about the idea of forced questioning.) He shared a couple good stories:

When Coach Hayes was fired, some hundred(s?) of his former players attended a party held on his behalf.  He greeted each of them by name.  And then proceeded to ask about their parents by name.

One of the services Coach would provide for his players was to provide a job reference.  A backup player listed him as a reference on a job application in Cincinnati, and the prospective boss decided he'd call up Hayes. He was surprised when Woody refused to give the reference by phone, and doubly surprised when he showed up to give it in person.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

As someone who has been to Camden multiple times (thankfully only passing through) all I can say is stay away from that place (not sure how far away it is from Piscataway but I know one of the Rutgers University campuses is in Camden). It's on par with Gary, IN as one of the worst cities in the country and even their cops know that (they'll actually encourage you to avoid making any stops within the city limits if you're passing through).

New Brunswick / Piscataway is a world away from Camden.  Yes, it's true: passports should be required to enter and exit New Jersey.  But this is a stretch too far for me: it'd be like complaining about Columbus because of Youngstown.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

You, myself and most fans don't care if he plays this week or not but I would bet Chase does.

I'm guessing he'd rather play Penn State more.  Consider that he'd play about half of the Rutgers (more like Buttgers, amirite?) game with the potential to be suspended for a game (or more!) that's much more competitive.  The choice really isn't very difficult.  It's also pretty easy considering that it puts the team first, too, by guaranteeing his availability for later games and giving understudies additional reps.  This is practically a no-lose situation.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

They really are.

Handoff off RT

Handoff off LT

Handoff up the middle 


I have a crazy theory:  maybe Walrusball is contagious.  When Bollman went to MSU, I wonder if a mushroom cloud of offensive ineptitude wafted over to Ann Arbor and seeped into the UM offensive braintrust like BSE.

(I kid, I kid.  I don't miss the Walrus, really, but there was something strangely beautiful about Dave after all those years of Cooper's futility.)

Comment 27 Oct 2019

Gist is he put the Bucks at 4 / Clemson at 1 

Ahhhh, yes, the personal polls that determine the outcome of the OSU season.  Wisconsin was a significant challenge, weather was a challenge.  UM seems to be coming back online with their win over ND, and PSU is highly ranked for a reason.  We'll have a good bit of work at the back end of the season to change his mind.

Comment 16 Oct 2019

Watch Tressel's reaction to Boom scoring an unnecessary touchdown as time expired.

I was about to add the same comment.  Class.

Comment 16 Oct 2019

 You have to turn the sound down.

Just the video is NSFW.  How about Maurice Wells channeling Sweetness there?

Comment 29 May 2019

  In the 2007 game against Florida, OSU went for it on fourth-and-one from their own 29 yard line in the second quarter. That's about the "least Tressel" moment possible - handing the opponent at least three guaranteed points (possibly more) by not punting the ball away. And the game was only 24-14 at that point, with plenty of time left to even things up.

PJ Fleck described the moment on the sideline:

"Jim Tressel is on the headset in the second quarter going, 'If we don't get this fourth down boys, the game is over,' " Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck, a grad assistant on that Ohio State team, said in his press conference this week. "And I've never heard Jim Tressel ever panic or ever say anything (like that). You knew you were in trouble." [1]

And he was basically right, I think.  UF's defense was giving our O a pretty significant FU in that game.  Just wasn't going to go unless we could get yards.

Another least-Tressel Tressel moment (though I have to give Ramzy the nod here) was the fake against the scumbags in the 2006 tilt leading up to that game: everyone knew it was going to be Beanie for the yard on 2d and one, but the fake faked out the camera man, too.