and didn't give it much thought prior to the game. Then, after the fact, the announcement of Tressel being employed there gave me a hell of a lot more appreciation of just who they have on the sidelines. This isn't the normal coaching staff and GA, the role Tressel apparently is playing, that you would normally give to a team with the immediate history of the Zips, and you suddenly realize their game plan was much more than accidentally efficient. They did what Tressel did against our high powered offenses year after year, taking time off the ball and get at least three. This was his recipe for making LC look like a h.s. coach. And as much as I hated the man personally for all the b.s. he turned his head away from, I always admired his demeanor on the sidelines. He was always aware of the clock, the importance of a FG at opportune times and loading up on tremendous lber play. No, the Zips don't have that type of talent, but when you become aware of all things considered, it becomes a bit easier to understand.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.