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Toledo Guy

United States

#126 Oct 20, 2009
hahahahahaha austin where did you learn to type like that?

Charlotte, NC

#127 Oct 20, 2009
Woodrow Hayes picked on the wrong idiot Chump.....
This one examines first then writes.

I happen to admire Pete Carroll. He's not afraid of change.
Punt on 2nd down

United States

#128 Oct 20, 2009
I dont blame Pryor for this offensive fiasco. One only needs to look at Tressels offensive stats for 9 years to see who is to blame.

If he doesnt have a Heisman winning QB on the roster, or the number one tailback in America on his roster the offense sucks (T.Smith, Beanie Wells, M.Clarett).
Landon Wade

Vandalia, OH

#129 Oct 21, 2009
Don't forget that The Vest won the Nat'l Title in '02 with Coopers players and a defensive coordinator that was "in demand". Tress has excellent qualities as the CEO of the program, but his unwillingness to bring in young dynamic offensive and defesnive coordinators is ridiculous. You can't keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. Someone asked me the other day, "do you expect a Nat'l Title every year"...the answer - YES - and so should Tress.
Jeff Gardiner

Akron, OH

#131 Oct 21, 2009
As to recruiting Maurice Clarett. Clarett was offered by John Cooper. He verbally committed within days of Tressel being named coach. Both being from Y-town, Tressel could hardly renig on the offer. But being from Y-town, Tressel had to know that the day was coming. Clarett shopped his talent around the Mahoning Valley, ending up at Warren Harding as junior and senior. Warren is a 45 minute drive from his home.

San Jose, CA

#132 Oct 22, 2009
UnmploidBuckeye wrote:
<quoted text> Stop complaining people,
it could be worse.
Part of the problem is that it does seem to get worse each week. JT has done some admirable work in the past and deserves that credit. Another part of the problem is precisely the fact that JT's success has been "in the past." Things progress and change, and success depends on keeping up with it in football as in other things. If we wait for inadequately designed plays, inefficiently used players, and assistant coaches severely lacking requistie experience and skills--that's what OSU football will turn out to be. An indefinite waiting game.

San Jose, CA

#133 Oct 22, 2009
[QUOTE who="Landon Wade" Someone asked me the other day, "do you expect a Nat'l Title every year"...the answer - YES - and so should Tress.[/QUOTE]

"Here at USC, we don't simply aim for the Pac-10 Championship every year. Given the nature of the tradition at Southern Cal, we have the National Championship as our goal every year. Historically for USC, lesser expectations are unacceptable." This is what Pete Carroll said in a recent interview about his own program. Obviously, it's impossible to win the BCS every year. But the elite programs make it a realistic goal every year. When a football tradition has "attitude" over the years, does it matter? I haven't counted recently, but how many national championships does Southern California have? OSU? Northwestern?

San Jose, CA

#134 Oct 22, 2009
[QUOTE STOP calling these young men 'kids.'[/QUOTE]

I wonder if in the locker room before the game, the coach says, "Well kids, we have a challenging game in front of us today...." Or, "Men, we have a challenge ahead of us today." If things don't work out well, we appear to have "kids" who make mistakes. If things work out well, then "these young men" worked hard today.--?

San Jose, CA

#135 Oct 22, 2009
PAR wrote:
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I assume by "the elite" you are talking about teams that have won a NC since OSU's last one, i.e. Florida, USC, Texas, LSU. What do these teams have in common? They're in the south.
Ohio State is by far the most dominant team in the north, bar none. But southern teams have advantages northern teams will never have.
They never have to recruit or train to play a power game - the kind of game you need to survive when the wind speed is higher than the temperature.
They play virtually all of their games, bowls included, in one climate. Speed works best when it's warm and sunny and that's all they have to think about.
They recruit from an area where the percentage of African-Americans is nearly 3 times that of the north. When you hear speed and athleticism talked about, it's not the white guys they're showing. And most players from the south stay in the south.
They usually play their bowl games close to home. Even if it's not in their home stadium, there is a huge advantage in comfort level in your own area. LSU has never had to leave Louisiana for a BCS bowl. USC rarely leaves its home town.
While every Big 10 school is in the top 100 of the NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings, combining academics with athletics, the only SEC representative is Vanderbilt. This greatly expands the recruiting opportunities to players who may be athletically gifted, but not up to the academic standards of Big Ten schools.
Unless you can find a coach who can move a 50,000 strong campus across half a continent, I suggest you appreciate what you have.
"Elite" should refer to colleges with long winning traditions and more than one national championship. They all win and lose in cycles. Notre Dame is still in the north (how many national championships do they have?), although having very down cycle of late. Btw, not that it matters, but here in southern California, the number of "African-Americans" is NOT 3 times the national average--it's at or below the national average. And, USC has one of those "white guys" nobody talks about, Matt Barkley, who is heads and shoulders above the non-Southern recruit, Terrell Pryor (you know, the "kind" of guy you say people do talk about). I suppose the fact that the Green Bay Packers have never succeeded is due to their northern exposure.

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