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Buckeye Traditions (Merged)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by KillerNut, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

    You forgot an obvious one......
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  2. NastyDogg72

    NastyDogg72 You can be with us, or lose to us.

    Did a little reasearch and came up with the following list of what I would say are the best Assistant's that have come out of tOSU that I have seen coach in my lifetime

    Earle Bruce (1966-1972)
    Pete Carroll (1979)
    Larry Coker (1993-1994)
    Lou Holtz (1968)
    Nick Saban (1980-1981)
    Bo Schembechler (1958-1962)
    Lovie Smith (1995)
    Jim Tressell (1983-1985)

    For anyone interested the following link lists all of the known Assistant Coaches from tOSU

    And not to forget a Graduate Assistant, Ashtabula Ohio's own Urban Meyer.
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  3. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Just off the names above:

    The last 6 BCS Champion coaches:
    2001 - Larry Coker
    2002 - Jim Tressel
    2003 - Nick Saban
    2004 - Pete Carroll
    2005 - (never a Buckeye) Mack Brown
    2006 - Urban Meyer
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  4. BigJax

    BigJax It's Me Snitches

    Man, that is crazy! :osu:
  5. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    My favorite tradition... after every game... nobody has done it better than Cie.

    [ame=""]YouTube - Cie Grant sings Carmen Ohio[/ame]

    Still gives me chills.... (Not just because we sat in -4 degrees weather either.)
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  6. NastyDogg72

    NastyDogg72 You can be with us, or lose to us.

    After a little more homework

    2000 - Bob Stoops (tOSU Graduate Assistant)

    Even his opponent tonight in the Big 12 Championship was a tOSU Graduate Assistant.
  7. medic914

    medic914 Newbie

    Did anyone mention the Neutron Man?

    RIP Neutron Man.

  8. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    I remember this one because I was there. No one left because of the pounding we were putting on ttun and because we scored everytime we touched the ball (or so it seemed). We were all laughing and joking and enjoying the hell out of ourselves.
    The "because we couldn't go for 3" statement was icing on our cake. But you have to understand that that was Woody being Woody.
  9. Ratboy18

    Ratboy18 Freshman

    I don't think so, but let me know if I am wrong ...

    Coaching History

    1999-present - Oklahoma Head Coach
    1996-1998 - Florida Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach
    1991-1995 - Kansas State Co-Defensive Coordinator
    1989- 1990 - Kansas State Defensive Backs Coach
    1988 - Kent State Assistant Coach
    1985-1987 - Iowa Volunteer Coach
    1983-1984 - Iowa Graduate Assistant Coach

    Played in 1982 Rose Bowl as a member of Iowa's team
  10. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    I found this post on an old thread where JimOtis posted this article.
    This is when and how tOSU started playing football.

    On This Day in 1890....

    On this day in 1890, OSU football was born
    Tuesday, May 03, 2005


    If you’re looking to win a bar bet with some newbie Ohio State fan, offer him three guesses on what hugely important event in the school’s athletics history happened on this date.

    Chances are, he’ll guess that this was the day Jesse Owens set three world records and tied a fourth at the 1935 Big Ten track meet (May 25), OSU won the 1966 College World Series (June 18) or maybe even the day in 1987 that Woody Hayes died (March 12).

    But unless he’s a real diehard (translation: he has Woody’s photo on the fireplace mantel next to that of his dear departed mother), he probably wouldn’t guess that this was the date of OSU’s first football game.

    Weird as it sounds, it really is. In 1890, the spring game really was a game. And there are actually people concerned that we haven’t celebrated that first team enough (take a bow, Robert J. Roman), and I agree with them.

    That first team played only one game — on May 3 against Ohio Wesleyan (it was also the Bishops’ first game) — but for some reason, it has been combined for records purposes with the team that played three games in November.

    This might make sense to fans of the calendar, but it shouldn’t to football fans; several of the players who participated that spring weren’t even around in the fall, including team captain Jesse Jones.

    Still, the date of the first game isn’t so strange if you realize how it came about. OSU students had been playing impromptu football games on the athletic fields adjoining the old North Dorm, west of Neil Avenue and just north of 11 th Avenue, as early as 1881, and by the fall of 1889 the competition was heating up.

    Those North Dorm boys were playing with a homemade ball, so George N. Cole decided to take up a collection to buy a real one in the spring. He also wrote to the Spalding sporting goods company for a football rule book and asked an acquaintance of his, Alexander S. Lilley, if he would coach a team. Lilley, who had grown up in Columbus and played football at Princeton, agreed, and another former Princeton player who lived in Columbus, former All-American K.L. "Snake" Ames, agreed to help. From those humble beginnings, a Columbus institution was born.

    In a 1938 interview with the OSU alumni magazine, Cole said Lilley "would ride an Indian pony to the practice grounds" every day from his home at East Main and Rose streets, a tradition that I think we can all agree should be revived as soon as Jim Tressel can find a suitable pony.

    Ohio Wesleyan’s students were also in the process of getting a team together, and the two squads agreed to meet. It was delayed once and maybe twice, and OSU lost at least three players to injury before the Buckeyes left for Delaware at 6 a.m. May 3 for a 9:30 a.m. contest.

    Ohio State won that game 20-14 in front of about 700 people, although the game probably looked more like rugby and was scored differently. Touchdowns were worth four points — Joseph H. Large, Charles B. Morrey, Charles W. Foulk and Arthur H. Kennedy scored for OSU — and extra-point kicks two.

    "Anything went but brass knuckles," Cole said in that 1938 interview. "There was none of this fancy forward passing or razzle-dazzle. It was all power stuff and wedge work — the flying wedge, a sheer power play, was then in vogue. It was all right to step on a man’s face, but you had to be careful how you did it."

    That first team was supposed to play a game against Denison the following Saturday but didn’t because of bad weather. And a rematch with Ohio Wesleyan was proposed but never came about.

    OSU fielded a team again in the fall with many of the same players, and some went on to distinguished careers: Paul M. Lincoln became a wealthy industrialist, Foulk became an OSU chemistry professor and Morrey was head of the OSU bacteriological department for years.

    But as football players, their exploits are largely forgotten, and somewhere in time they even lost the benefit of their own "season" in the OSU record books. Jones shares his captaincy with Lincoln, who held that post in the fall, and their undefeated season is lumped in with the second team's 0-3 mark ? that team didn't score a point to create a bogus 1-3 record.

    None of that really matters much 115 years later, of course, but if you won your bet, you at least ought to raise a toast to old George Cole.

    Until he came along, the Buckeyes couldn't even afford a real football.
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  11. HailToMichigan

    HailToMichigan Maize and Blue Wahoo

    Old fogey :p

    Going for two for the sole purpose of embarrassing your rival doesn't sound like something I'd be all that proud of, but I can't complain too loudly because without the butt-whuppin', Bump Elliott (who was doing a marvelous job of turning Michigan into Purdue) probably would have coached a few more years, and we don't get Bo.
  12. TRON 2.0

    TRON 2.0 Banned

    Fuck Michigan.
  13. BuckeyedPride

    BuckeyedPride Go Bucks!

    Good thread, i'm new to OSU, and the school spirit is definitely contagious.
  14. JohnLSU

    JohnLSU Columbus, OH: Home of the 1972 Miss America

    I like the planting of the buckeye tree thing to honor OSU guys.
  15. leroyjenkins

    leroyjenkins Choose positivity

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