What if OSU had lost to Navy week 1...and then lost to USC week 2? This "crowd" might be a little more pronounced. It's still early in the season, but so far, two not-so-impressive games by OSU.
Trying times for Tressel and Terelle
That's not a very fair assessment. In the navy game OSU was wholly unimpressive.
Against USC the OSU defense was pretty nasty all game long. Minus the game winning drive they were pretty lockdown all night long against an extremely potent running game and some fantastic receivers. I leave Barkley out because I'm not entirely sold on his play last night, but the fact remains OSU hung with and extremely talented team last night. Despite the misreads by Pryor and general impotence of the running game their offense also performed pretty well against what is, IMO, a vastly superior defense. I know they didn't win so there is little to brag about, but really who thought the game would even be that close? They looked pretty solid against a national title contending team.
Friend of mine was at the USC game, with his father(alum). The call I got after the game he was saying how tressel has to go, and according to him there was a fire tressel chant?!?!?! From his point of view it sounds like the fan base is getting that sick to the stomach wasted talent feeling, IE late Carr years. O how I love seeing them turn on their "senator".
...unless he starts losing the big ones AND losing to us. Probably has to happen twice as well. Otherwise, he finishes his 4 years.
The Carr parallels are interesting, but Carr had 5 loss seasons in 2 of his final 3 years. In 2006, when we were good, we still managed to lose to both OSU and USC. So the Carr parallel has its limits.
But if we beat OSU this year, and then they have another disappointing season next year, Tressel's seat gets hotter.
I think a lot of UM fans would kill for what Tressel did at OSU.