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Still love that he is our coach though..
Did you hear him, he said he Made a 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes national championship football, telling his team they are sellling it already, to pump them up because they were the under-dogs.
Dude had that football made himself...thats why the were soo angry in Arizona that night... He carried it for weeks.
Motivation is the big factor , you remember the 2003 Miami post game party that motivated our guys to go and smack them.
Btw before everyone gets worked up on the title, I love that he is our coach and will go the extra mile and will push the buttons of the team.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by ghBuck23 15 months ago
Too logical, too obvious, too simple, therefore unacceptable to this board...
not sure why that makes him a "smile-ball"? Sounds like a pretty good coach sold his team in a pretty good way that the rings were already made
That damn team really pissed me off.......they showed up FAT and unmotivated thinking they already won. I hope they enjoyed in-and-out burger.
they were worried about their draft stock, lol Honestly, I bet they didn't listen to tress & thought all they had to do was show up. So when Ginn returned that kick, they thought the game was over.
yep they were already done with the seasom before that game was even played
Nc2a to launch new probe...allegations into In&out Burger buy one get one free coupons shoved under tOSU players doors during bowl prep...in other news, Charlie Weiss furious over being excluded.
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hell. i thought it was over to. ha
Considering a slightly above average talented team just went 12-0 id have to agree.
I don't think there's anything to get worked up over. I think I'll take a nap now...
genius! sheer genius!
I remember reading an article the Sunday after they beat Michigan and Kirk Barton with had a cigar he was going to light or was smoking during the interview. I remember saying Oh Fuck!
Add to that Troy was not showing up to engagements to pay back those who helped him. I had the day after the championship scheduled off work and remembered thinking of canceling it as I did not want to sit home being pissed off that I wasted a vacation day. I opted not to cancel and my fears/ was realized.
Slime-ball? Seems like a hell of a motovational tool to me, I like it.
I certainly hope so because there are FEW AQ programs that have as many motivational buttons to push as we have.
We're a program that all time is below .500 in bowl wins. We're a program that has lost seven straight to U$C. A program that depending on how you evaluate it, 3-9 all time vs the $EC in bowl games (the 3 is from our two wins vs Texas A&M in the Cotton and Sugar Bowls; it'd be 1-9 if you count the Sugar Bowl win vs ARK two years ago or perhaps 0-10 with that Sugar Bowl win being vacated by the NCAA coupled with last year's Gator Bowl loss).
We're a program that trails Michigan in head to head matchups by a 12-13 game margin. We're a program that is 0-3 all time vs FSU, 0-1 vs Clemson and lost our last matchup vs Stanford 30 years ago--not to mention their colossal upset of us in the '71 Rose Bowl.
This is also a program which hasn't seen a starting QB drafted on the first day of an NFL Draft in at least 30 years. No Buckeye QBs have been long-term starters in the NFL either since Bobby Hoying and that wasn't really long term. Meyer on the other hand has seen several of his offensive playmakers become starters on NFL rosters.
The bottom line here is that over this next decade and if Meyer remains here for the duration of that period, there'll be a plethora of buttons he can and should push to take this program to the next level. We have many unsettled scores and much more to accomplish.
Then couple all of the above stats I alluded to with the fact that we have an entire sports network doubting us and rooting against us. That alone should be enough.
If I were the coach I'd play all the negative slights that May and others have said about this team for the better part of the past five years. I'd pipe it through the training facilities, weight room and practice field.
Teams since '06 if wise, should use us as a prime example of how not to use your 51 days off before a title game.
All around town we saw, "Congratulations on a Great Season" banners. That slogan works well in 2012 going 12-0 but not when you still have a title game in front of you.
Part of the reason why the prognosticators picked us is because of Tressel's tendencies as a coach: not being overconfident, serene, phlegmatic and fastidious. All the things people say about Saban today. His teams up to that point seldom if ever beat themselves. Well disciplined and good team players.
But that Michigan game messed us up. We were on top of the world thinking, "just ship the crystal football to us because we don't need to even show up. And if we do, it'll be for a vacation."
Meyer could sense that. He not only used the fictitious football but also the game guide where over 30 pages were dedicated to us and between 5-10 for them. Then of course you had ESPN the Magazine in its Christmas edition predict that the Bucks were on their way to the ring fitters--before a game was even played.
I know I thought how after our basketball counterpart lost to Florida 86-60 that the football team would be primed, ready and motivated. Only to go out and lose by pretty much the same margin just over a week later.
That isn't slimy. That is clever. It worked.
Funny too. Shouldn't have let that cat out of the bag. Might have been able to use it again.
Emotion is a powerfull tool but it is a double edged sword.
"The only thing That Team Up North will be tasting this year is the salty tears of defeat" - UFM
You guys forget Tressels #1 goal was to beat Michigan- every year. That was the #1 goal.
After the game of the century, he, and therefore his team, lost all focus.
They simply thought all they had to do was show up.
"man we got some fuckin weirdos on this site." - Davebucknut 9/5/13 post of the year
When Ginn returned that kick I chanted S-E-C to three guys right in front of me and in my drunken stupor asked them where that team speed was on that play haha. Since that game, I tend to wait a little while before trash talking, I was young so whatever, but that was a long ass night!
Review the game and tell me Troy Smith was not paid off. There was not a high school football QB in Ohio that would not have been more deserving that night. Was Small in on it? He put Teddy out.
I would hate to think he was paid off. I think they showed up disinterested, expecting to win without effort. The scUM game was billed as the biggest game to date and once they won that game, they (in their minds) had won the Championship. They came out flat and before they knew it where down and struggling. Tressel knew it, he went for it on 4th down inside of his own 30 in the first half. This is Tressel we are talking about. He looked at the Fla D line and said to himself, we are not prepared for this. He tried to make something happen but, that was the beginning of the end. They were down like 31-14 or something at half. That game was just an out and out disaster. I think if you take the team that beat scUM and put them in that same game, they would win at least 5 times.
Doesn't bother me. Coaches have all sorts of tricks to get a team motivated... especially when an underdog. It was just up to Tress to come up with something to motivate his own team.
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