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BuckeyeXtra - Transcript of today's OSU football online chat

There are 16 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 2, 2009, titled BuckeyeXtra - Transcript of today's OSU football online chat. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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Tressels Perversion

Carrollton, OH

#1 Oct 2, 2009
"Jim Tressel believes Pryor improves with every week of practice and every game."

Is that why he benched him in the 2nd QTR of the first game against Navy. You have one starting quarterback on the team. To attempt to prepare your backup for being on the field when your starting quarterback is not fully developed is ridiculous. Especially being that USC was the following week. This is college football, and , under the current BCS system, you must be serious about winning every game. Maybe if coach knew what he was doing to begin with he wouldn't have to make adjustments based on what fans have to say about his offense after the game. There clearly has been some changes made since the USC game, but I think it only because of the pressure put on by media and fans. You supposed to be prepared at the beginning of the season, you should know you team, and you need to practice scoring against softer opponents no matter what the clock says. Why is it that a head coach has to learn what anyone who watches espn already knows.
ccc

San Francisco, CA

#2 Oct 2, 2009
Pryor wasn't "benched". They wanted to give the backup some quality reps. Now whether that was the right thing to do is up for debate...
itsnotsobad

Youngstown, OH

#3 Oct 2, 2009
Tressels Perversion wrote:
"Jim Tressel believes Pryor improves with every week of practice and every game."
Is that why he benched him in the 2nd QTR of the first game against Navy. You have one starting quarterback on the team. To attempt to prepare your backup for being on the field when your starting quarterback is not fully developed is ridiculous. Especially being that USC was the following week. This is college football, and , under the current BCS system, you must be serious about winning every game. Maybe if coach knew what he was doing to begin with he wouldn't have to make adjustments based on what fans have to say about his offense after the game. There clearly has been some changes made since the USC game, but I think it only because of the pressure put on by media and fans. You supposed to be prepared at the beginning of the season, you should know you team, and you need to practice scoring against softer opponents no matter what the clock says. Why is it that a head coach has to learn what anyone who watches espn already knows.
Why is it that a head coach has to learn what anyone who watches espn already knows.

Peervision. Your posts are sometimes intelligent and others, such as the above psycho babble, not. Most of the posters here will not pretend to be D1 head coaching material as you and some others do so arrogantly while trying to make a point.

I would think any fan of any team questions the coaching staff. We all would like to see an unbeaten national champion every year. The reality is it doesn't happen. For you to think that your so called pressure from the fans is forcing the staff to make adjustments is a bit presumptuous.

Sure I would like to see OC and DC changes next year but for the most part, this is a fine staff, a fine team, a great institution and a great state.

OSU 38-6

Since: Oct 09

Columbus

#4 Oct 2, 2009
I agree with you on some comments about things seeming to make changes since the USC game. I think Tressel is starting to buy into what the media and fans have been saying, and it's starting to work for him. But the ESPN analysts aren't always the most reliable sources to go by. Most of the time personal bias has them spouting off on things they have no business talking about.

Since: Sep 09

United States

#5 Oct 2, 2009
itsnotsobad wrote:
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Why is it that a head coach has to learn what anyone who watches espn already knows.
Peervision. Your posts are sometimes intelligent and others, such as the above psycho babble, not. Most of the posters here will not pretend to be D1 head coaching material as you and some others do so arrogantly while trying to make a point.
I would think any fan of any team questions the coaching staff. We all would like to see an unbeaten national champion every year. The reality is it doesn't happen. For you to think that your so called pressure from the fans is forcing the staff to make adjustments is a bit presumptuous.
I don't think it's presumptuous at all. Considering the fact that before that game, for a long time, going back the past few seasons he has resisted change. Then after that game it all just blew up and he changed. How can you not see that correlation??
Oh and most of us don't demand an unbeaten national champion every year. That is not the issue nor the point. Most of us simply want to know that when we do lose that we left it all on the field and didn't play so conservative that it obstructed us from having a chance.
Buckeye Tom

Memphis, TN

#6 Oct 2, 2009
[Tim May] Jim Tressel believes Pryor improves with every week of practice and every game. If there is a problem with the way he holds the ball, I'm sure it will be pointed out to him. But for the most part, he really hasn't been a fumbler.

Not a fumbler? What games have you been covering, Tim "Mark" May? Did you not watch Pryor fumble away the Penn State game last year? Did you not see the idiotic pitch on the blown option play in the USC game this year. He also fumbled on a key drive last week as well. These are just a few examples. I understand a chat is a difficult format to check your facts, but seriously - you need to reconsider the "hasn't been a fumbler" comment.
Buckeye Tom

Memphis, TN

#7 Oct 2, 2009
[Tim May] Jim Tressel believes Pryor improves with every week of practice and every game. If there is a problem with the way he holds the ball, I'm sure it will be pointed out to him. But for the most part, he really hasn't been a fumbler.

OK, so now there is censorship on this blog? Just like the socialist state of our nation.

I guess I'll just have to post the comment (summarized version) again and again and again until you cease to censor it.

Pryor = fumbler (exhibits: PSU game last year, USC/Illini games this year, etc.).

Tim May = Mark May -(Goofy Glasses + Tan)
OK, scratch that Tim May = Mark May - Tan.
Old Buckeye

Morrisville, NC

#8 Oct 2, 2009
Thanks to Tim for the candid comments. I just hope we are all right about the good buzz going on with our offense. We sure looked pretty good on a rainy day but I'm ready to see us put up some points! I couldn't tell much about IU by watching the UM/IU game. Both teams seemed able tomove the ball at will.
Buckeye Tom

Memphis, TN

#9 Oct 2, 2009
OK, that's better...

You have restored my faith in our Great Nation, Buckeye Nation, that is!
Olentangy Iconoclast

New Albany, OH

#10 Oct 2, 2009
Getting Pryor as much time as we can is important but......what happens if he gets hurt? Getting Joe B some time out there when it still counted was a plus - and it wasn't as if he foundered, he led a drive that resulted in a field goal.

As far as the senator and play calling etc duh! What he did after getting publicly ripped was...doing or not doing a lot of what he was being ripped for.... no coincidence. For once he got enough heat to feel it.
OSU84

Youngstown, OH

#11 Oct 2, 2009
shaunh20 wrote:
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I don't think it's presumptuous at all. Considering the fact that before that game, for a long time, going back the past few seasons he has resisted change. Then after that game it all just blew up and he changed. How can you not see that correlation??
Oh and most of us don't demand an unbeaten national champion every year. That is not the issue nor the point. Most of us simply want to know that when we do lose that we left it all on the field and didn't play so conservative that it obstructed us from having a chance.
I agree to disagree that he resisted change. If you look what he had at QB in 07, I would hope you would admit not much talent, how creative can you get. Your not going to be running much option but TB still made all Big Ten. It was pretty basic I-backfield and pro sets. Back to 06 it was a pretty wide open spread. Last year was an abortion, I admit. Of course Tressel is conservative, but he has adapted to the talent. So far from what I see from Pryor, he is not near ready to take on a spread. He locks on one receiver. Hopefully, this will develop for him.

What really bothers me is the booing of these young kids, especially when they are up by 20 something points. How confusing do you think that is for them?

Go Bucks 38-6
Godzilla

United States

#13 Oct 2, 2009
Olentangy Iconoclast wrote:
Getting Pryor as much time as we can is important but......what happens if he gets hurt? Getting Joe B some time out there when it still counted was a plus - and it wasn't as if he foundered, he led a drive that resulted in a field goal.
As far as the senator and play calling etc duh! What he did after getting publicly ripped was...doing or not doing a lot of what he was being ripped for.... no coincidence. For once he got enough heat to feel it.
You ever think that he wants to win the same as the rest of us? Coaches who change their game based on public pressure seldom have it work out favorably...When he finds something that works after all the trash these bandwagon fans have spewn, he cant get any credit for it? The trash spewers get the credit? I should thank them if the season turns around? You folks are all now Buckeye Legends in your own minds. Had we lost the Illinois game with a different approach, I am sure you would have been on here taking the blame and admitting the coach had been right all along of course....Geesh!
itsnotsobad

Youngstown, OH

#14 Oct 2, 2009
Godzilla wrote:
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You ever think that he wants to win the same as the rest of us? Coaches who change their game based on public pressure seldom have it work out favorably...When he finds something that works after all the trash these bandwagon fans have spewn, he cant get any credit for it? The trash spewers get the credit? I should thank them if the season turns around? You folks are all now Buckeye Legends in your own minds. Had we lost the Illinois game with a different approach, I am sure you would have been on here taking the blame and admitting the coach had been right all along of course....Geesh!
Oh no!! There goes Tokyo!! GO GO Godzilla!!

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.

Buckeyes 38-6
First time long time

Defiance, OH

#15 Oct 2, 2009
Buckeye Tom wrote:
OK, that's better...
You have restored my faith in our Great Nation, Buckeye Nation, that is!
What in God's name are you babbling about?
ufsucks

Youngstown, OH

#16 Oct 2, 2009
Olentangy Iconoclast wrote:
Getting Pryor as much time as we can is important but......what happens if he gets hurt? Getting Joe B some time out there when it still counted was a plus - and it wasn't as if he foundered, he led a drive that resulted in a field goal.
As far as the senator and play calling etc duh! What he did after getting publicly ripped was...doing or not doing a lot of what he was being ripped for.... no coincidence. For once he got enough heat to feel it.


Was he "doing or not doing a lot of what he was being ripped for" Duh! which was it? I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
Buckeye Tom

Shreveport, LA

#17 Oct 2, 2009
First time long time wrote:
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What in God's name are you babbling about?
I must have been caught in some kind of cyber glitch. My posts were disappearing and reappearing each time the site would refresh. Sorry.

All I was saying is that May doesn't consider TP a fumbler although statsitics prove otherwise. Not only is he fumbler, he doesn't take care of the ball at all - running or passing. Check out the stats. Until TP wins a big game (which he hasn't), he will continue to be tagged as over-rated and an under-achiever. All is not his fault, though. Part of the blame belongs to JT.

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