Anyone worried that the OSU loss is a bad thing?

Submitted by .ghost. on October 19th, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Before this weekend, I was really impressed with how we had played at Iowa. I was also really unimpressed with the way OSU was playing, obviously on offense. I thought we had a really good shot to end the season playing the same role that MSU played against us earlier in the year – underdog playing one game to basically define a season. After the Purdue loss, I am worried that this sort of thing could rally the Suckeyes. There is undoubtedly a boatload of talent on that team, and Tressell may very well realize that his "philosophy" might not work against teams with an explosive offense. While I'm glad to see OSU lose, I kinda would have been ok had they won (just barely) and maintained the status quo until november.

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Hannibal.

October 19th, 2009 at 1:56 PM ^

OSU's loss is a good thing. At the very least, we want their name to be outside of the national championship talk as much as possible for the purposes of recruiting.

Let's wait until we beat Pryor and the Buckeyes once before we smack talk and express our gratitude that he didn't come here. For the record, we could have really, really used him last year. We would have still been below average, but at least we would have avoided the complete disaster of 3-9.

Tater

October 19th, 2009 at 2:31 PM ^

1. RR will have no problem getting the team to take Purdue seriously.
2. The team now knows that OSU is beatable by a team with a lot less talent than theirs. That should help the confidence level in the Big Game and help make execution a little crisper.