Trying times for Tressel and Terelle

Submitted by I Miss Bursley on September 13th, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Was over at Eleven Warriors in search of some schadenfreude and found a fascinating turn of events over at the worst state ever.

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2009/09/moral-victories-are-for-those-del…

Seems like there are two major camps in buckeye territory with some overlap:
1. Pryor is overrated (sweet poetic justice particularly in light of the the Force)
2. Sweatervest has to go.

It's getting pretty ugly and I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy most of the comments, but I wonder if this goes beyond that. Should we expect a major change in that program or is this just the lingering effects of the USC game?

Either way, the article and the comments that follow are an entertaining read for any M fan.

Comments

Engin77

September 13th, 2009 at 8:38 PM ^

Minor's TD keeping the non-shutout streak alive was, indeed, a Minor Miracle. But, whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. The dark days lead to the motivation to hit the weight room with renewed vigor, and available playing time brought fresh faces. Things are _so_ much brighter, just ten months later.

tjyoung

September 13th, 2009 at 10:59 PM ^

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.

MichiganExile

September 13th, 2009 at 11:36 PM ^

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.

MGOARMY

September 15th, 2009 at 3:43 PM ^

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".

Eye of the Tiger

September 16th, 2009 at 11:45 AM ^

...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.