“They did everything we saw on film, nothing changed,” said USC linebacker Rey Maualuga, who had five tackles and a pick six.
Wow. Enough said.
tressel the new lloyd carr?
Isn't that the exact same thing that Tennessee said after they throttled us in the Citrus Bowl after the 2001 season?
Did Tressel get out coached or just not have the horses USC had? I would argue that he is the primary reason OSU got thumped by Florida and LSU in the NC games, but I didn't see the USC-OSU game.
He got outcoached.Very few adjustments were made and the QB swapping hurt them a lot.
USC probably has the better horses (especially at starting QB), but he did, indeed get outcoached. The offense looked tentative and totally out of sync. Plus, the 2 QB system seemed kind of pointless.
Did Pryor bring anything to the table beyond the ability to run? Did he throw with any authority?
He didn't throw much, but the once or twice he threw, he threw fine. Boeckman was terrible, IMO. Couldn't feel pressure until he was already face in the dirt, overall just made really bad decisions even with a decent amount of time. I felt bad for the guy. His completion percentage only looks good b/c of the very short, low-risk passes he was making. Looking at the rest of his stats are frightening with the amount of sack yardage he gave up (I really didn't think the OSU O-line was playing that terribly) and the two INTs were incredibly damaging. He was playing like a true freshman. I would've just kept Pryor in for the entire 2nd half, at least there was some element of surprise and high risk/high reward with him.
would have a better shot to win with Pryor than Boekman at this point.
Tressel was asked if Pryor had a chance to earn and starting role and his response basically seemed to dismiss any chance of Pryor starting.
Pryor didn't make any stupid mistakes which is something that Boekman a 6th year senior can't seem to avoid.
What we saw last year: Ohio State is not NEARLY as good as the Herbstreit-skewed media would have us believe.
We saw it last year in The Game-- that Damn Buckeye team was FAR from special, and if Henne even had anything better than a rubber chicken for an arm we could have shut them down. Don't get me wrong, a win is a win, and esp. in our rivalry all bets are off in terms of talent vs. passion.
But after their do-just-enough performance in our game last year, it was obvious that LSU was going to take it to 'em. Same thing with Saturday-- even with Beanie in the lineup I think USC would have had this game in the can be the end of the 3rd.
Either way, it definitely made Saturday a little easier to swallow, watching them blister and suffer in the glow of the sun that is USC.
NOW... You wait and see, Wisconsin and Penn St. games notwithstanding, Herbstreit will do his best to lobby the Damn Buckeyes BACK into title contention by the end of the year. MARK MY WORDS:
By November we'll have to sit through his annual appeal to the BCS that-- and I quote-- "Right now Ohio State is playing as good as anybody in the country."
I think I'm going to throw up now.
Dude...Herbstreit rarely pumps up OSU. He might pump up a specific player like Laurienitis (sp) or Wells, but he consistently criticizes them when they are not performing well. I really don't know what Herbstreit broadcasts you are even watching.
OSU to the NC will take everyone else having two losses. Unlikely, but it did happen last year.
......OSU is going to get through the Big 10 without a loss, maybe even two. I thought that before Saturday night's game and I believe it even more now.
So, we dont really need to worry about some alleged pro-OSU media driving them back into contention. Let the season play out and the it will shake itself out.
Right now its USC vs the best looking 1-loss team from the Big 12 or SEC. If USC finds a way to lose it will open the floodgates, but not enough for the Bucks to get back into the show. But, I make that statement pretty confident the best OSU will do in league play is 7-1.
I, personally, do NOT think the Damn Buckeyes will get back there. But I DO think that Herbstreit will do everything short of wiring the undercarriage of the Sooner Schooner with C-4 to make it happen. He's done more for the on-field success of that program from his Gameday desk than he EVER did on the field.
There, I said it. Damn Buckeyes.
Is that UOS fans think he's some kind of blood traitor for not covering them fawningly enough.
This is exactly what teams have said about us during the later stages of Carr's career, and the reason why I posted this statement. In fact, I believe USC said it about us last time we lost to them in the Rose Bowl. Dan Wetzel on Yahoo wrote a pretty hard article about Tressel, probably too harsh, but it's worth a read. I don't think I like Wetzel very much in general, but the article makes a few interesting points.
Michigan is ahead of the curve & we'll see OSU go through these same growing pains in the next few years.
No matter how great Michigan or OSU have been in the last decade, they've always been vulnerable to the quick spread offenses. Michigan will be re-tooled & OSU will still be trying to figure out how everybody passed them by.