Tressel "They have no defense."

Submitted by BlueChitown on November 16th, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Is this for real? I can't find another source for the quote.

http://m.si.com/news/wr/wr/detail/2029178/full;jsessionid=1AE67F72712EE…

Ohio State at Michigan, Saturday (Noon ET): Shortly after Saturday's Rose Bowl-clinching win, Jim Tressel told his team: "You can have three hours and savor this, but when the clock strikes 12:00, we know what week it is." Then: "I'm just playing with you guys. They have no defense. ... Take a couple of days off."

Comments

Desmondo

November 16th, 2009 at 1:56 PM ^

I am really curious how much effort you've spent trying to find the quote elsewhere. Please break it down for us, including google searches you ran, websites you visited, and other message boards you searched or posted on.

WeaponX

November 16th, 2009 at 2:01 PM ^

That's so clearly the writer of the article making his own joke about something Tressel COULD say. No coach, and certainly not the sweater vest in this rivalry would tell his team to "take a couple of days off."

detMIman

November 16th, 2009 at 2:21 PM ^

Well use it as bulletin board material anyway, the players don’t have to know that it was a joke. This defense needs every bit of motivation they can get.

MichiganIndifferent

November 16th, 2009 at 2:23 PM ^

I watched the press conference this "quote" came from. JT said the first part ("You can have three hours and savor this, but when the clock strikes 12:00, we know what week it is,") but not the second ("I'm just playing with you guys. They have no defense. ... Take a couple of days off.").

Jeffro

November 16th, 2009 at 2:57 PM ^

Well The Vest has no offense considering he has actually been with his program for more then 2 seasons and has more then one recruiting class that he can actually call his own.