September 1st, 2009 at 8:16 PM ^

and anyone with half a brain that has actually been apart of a team even at the high school level know that you have to put in time outside of what is required to be good.


September 1st, 2009 at 8:19 PM ^

although no doubt for the Big 10 to become prominent again it will be Michigan that needs to do it. Osu has done their part by at least making a couple title games. Wiscy, Sparty, Illinois and Iowa will most likely never be relevant every year. A rivalry isn't much of a rivalry if it's one-sided. Most true osu fans are rooting for Michigan to be relevant again.

OSUMC Wolverine

September 1st, 2009 at 8:31 PM ^

The reason they spoke out on Michigan's behalf is probably because their kids are practicing voluntarily even more....

Still, it was a class act. I might even feel a measure of guilt when we lay an ass whipping on them in November..Nah


September 1st, 2009 at 8:34 PM ^

As much as we all hate OSU and they hate us, they know just as well as we do that if either team goes in the toilet for an extended period of time, the greatest rivalry in all of sports will die.

Thanks, OSU. I don't hate you any less, but I love the rivalry just as much as you do.


September 1st, 2009 at 8:34 PM ^

It took about 30 minutes to get to 100 comments bashing RR when the story first broke and the same for when Reodriguez denited wrong doing. There are currently 4 comments about the Buckeyes defending the situation. I guess it's only human nature to beat down everything as soon as possible but not comment when proven wrong.


September 1st, 2009 at 8:35 PM ^

Every top team in the FBS probably has players and coaches that mirror these sentiments. We'll probably hear from other schools, I'm kinda surprised we haven't heard more. Still, it's pretty classy to hear their team support ours of sorts.

So...I suppose we are going to have to remember this moment when we start beating their asses?


September 1st, 2009 at 8:42 PM ^

A good friend of mine from OSU once said something along of the lines of "[Michigan and OSU] love each other. That's why the rivalry's so great!" I didn't really believe him until today.


September 1st, 2009 at 8:54 PM ^

It used to be different; not that any of us are old enough to remember.

They invited each other to dedicate their stadiums back in the day after all.

OSU even gave Tom Harmon a standing ovation after he single-handedly whooped that ass. This is probably the closest we'll get to that level of sportsmanship in this day and age.

Having said that, my Tom Harmon avatar will drink to that! Thanks OSU.


September 1st, 2009 at 9:24 PM ^

A quote from Tressel regarding the extra hours:

"It'd be like telling our med students, 'We're going to close the library,"' he said. "You've got to let them train.

The most shocking part of the story is the revelation that Ohio State has a library AND a medical school.

I am surprised he didn't use the following analogy: "It'd be like the road commission closing the truck stop. Our fans gotta eat..."