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There are 25 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 23, 2010, titled Rob Oller commentary: Special teams need new attitude | BuckeyeXtra. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Ohio State still might be undefeated, ranked No.1 and on track for the national championship game if only the Buckeyes had pounded Wisconsin into powder during the time it took to read this sentence.

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Ron

Beverly Hills, CA

#21 Oct 23, 2010
Steve in Findlay wrote:
If Jim Tressel wants to emphasize congeniality and family atmosphere, fine. But he needs some John Harmons on his staff in the river who will drive, inspire, motivate, and if need be scare players into doing their jobs. George Patton once said that an army without profanity could not fight its way out of a **** soaked paper bag. His men were more scared of him than they were of the Germans. The toughness being spoken of has to come from somewhere and if the coach can't inspire it, he needs to get someone who can.
That must be why John Wooden was such a failure. If he'd used profanity, scared his players, and relied on emotional displays, he might have succeeded. He never used profanity, built his team on a foundation of solid moral principles, and built character in his players. And the number of national championship banners in Pauley Pavilion exceeds the number of swear words Patton ever knew. Btw, Patton resorted to slapping guys when he was upset. The coach of a large Midwestern university tried that once, too. In each case, how did that work out for them?
gbb

Bellefontaine, OH

#22 Oct 23, 2010
HIRE A SPECIAL TEAMS COACH

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#23 Oct 25, 2010
Here is my two cents on the special teams. Multiple times this season I have heard the analysts talking of the speed of the OSU coverage teams. While it is great to have speed, especially on kickoff teams, sometimes the speed can run right by the ball or end up having players just throwing their arms out at the returner instead of breaking down and hitting them. I think a little more emphasis on tackling, and a little less on speed would go a long way with these guys.
Ron

Beverly Hills, CA

#24 Oct 25, 2010
FLABUCK wrote:
Here is my two cents on the special teams. Multiple times this season I have heard the analysts talking of the speed of the OSU coverage teams. While it is great to have speed, especially on kickoff teams, sometimes the speed can run right by the ball or end up having players just throwing their arms out at the returner instead of breaking down and hitting them. I think a little more emphasis on tackling, and a little less on speed would go a long way with these guys.
This has been my concern, too. I'd like to see solid hits, not an attempted flung-arm tackle or racing past somebody who's becoming a small object on the horizon. Maybe I missed something, but it seemed as though the Wisconsin line effectively ploughed defensive guys aside, blasting open a lane that shouldn't have been there. Not so bad if the door cracks open a bit, but the barn door seemed to blow off on that one.

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Worthington

#25 Oct 26, 2010
Ron wrote:
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This has been my concern, too. I'd like to see solid hits, not an attempted flung-arm tackle or racing past somebody who's becoming a small object on the horizon. Maybe I missed something, but it seemed as though the Wisconsin line effectively ploughed defensive guys aside, blasting open a lane that shouldn't have been there. Not so bad if the door cracks open a bit, but the barn door seemed to blow off on that one.
Yeah, the talk in that game was about the RBs for Wisconsin, but the offensive line was just tearing holes open. We shouldn't have our safeties and CBs having to make tackles on RBs the entire game.

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