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Game Thread Minnesota @ Ohio State - 10/13/18, 12:00PM (FS1)

Discussion in '2018 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    fuck the south
  2. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    There’s one more day left in the week?

    What kind of godforsaken hell is this!?
    pianobuck46 and Jaxbuck like this.
  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Meeting at 9 am then off to Dulles to fly up with my daughter for the game. Can’t wait.
    Drubuck, OHSportsFan and Jaxbuck like this.
  4. charlohiottean

    charlohiottean So much potential…

    Yeah, kept wondering where Nigel got the idea Carolina bbq is sweet.
    BigJim likes this.
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    I've heard Fleck's OSU/Florida game story before. Haven't heard it expressed this way though (from Gerd):

    “I remember a lot. But I won’t tell you a lot. I was only there about seven months. I got cut from the 49ers and got a call because I wasn’t going to play anymore, got a call immediately that somebody didn’t get into school and they had a GA job open. I was like, ‘that sounds good.’ Went there and had a tremendous run.

    “I got a chance to see — and this is a great compliment. I got a chance to see Jim Tressel go 12-0, and every game we won, I was like, man, this coaching thing is easy. Playing was hard but coaching, this a breeze. Every game we win by 30. This ain’t that hard. Just do what Jim does, and I’m sure they will do that when I become a head coach.

    “I remember we got into the National Championship Game and you all saw how that went. Teddy Ginn scores the opening touchdown on a kickoff return, breaks his foot. Entire game plan is built around Teddy Ginn. And middle of the second quarter we go for it on fourth down, Jim Tressel says into the headset, which again I’m thinking, he’s the closest thing to a higher power you can get. And he says, ‘Boys, if we don’t get this fourth down, it’s over.’

    “And at that moment I found out, that anybody can get beat at any point, whether you’re looked at as a terrific coach, whether you’re looked at as a bad coach or whether you’re looked at anywhere in between, whether you’ve got great players or whether they have worse or whether you’ve got worse players or they have got better players, at any point, that can shift. And I think that was the most humbling part of — even my second-most humbling part of my coaching career was watching that.

    “It was a tremendous lesson. If we had won that National Championship Game, I don’t know how that would have affected me as I continued to go through my coaching career, but I got to see the greatest parts of him and that he’s human and that he’s like every other coach. I think that was good for me to see.

    “Jim Tressel will tell you he’s a teacher, not only a president of a university or head coach, he was a teacher before all of that. If he could find a way to teach all the people in his organization a lesson, that’s what he was always doing and that’s what I took out of it.”
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I corrected these clowns on their FB page. There was never a 3-point fourth quarter deficit. The game was tied 10-10 at halftime, we led 13-10 at the end of the third, and then scored two TDs to go up 27-10 until less than a minute left in the game when USC scored a TD (and failed on the 2-pt conversion) to make the score 27-16.
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I always wonder how he feels having no gold pants seeing these kids walk away with 3+ pairs... only less than 4 cuz theyre going to the league. While all he managed was a tie.

    Knowing that a few years later to the present - even in the Tressel 'id never send my son to that offense' years - he'd be lucky to see the field.
  10. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Nothing to do with luck

    Would be able to buy a ticket like anyone else
  11. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 2019 Rose Bowl Champions! Staff Member

    I cannot reconcile these two statements. How in the hell can you give up 90 pts in 2 games and be 1st in anything?
  12. Best Buckeye

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

    1st in yards given up maybe?
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Football: No. 3 Ohio State has chance to improve defense against Minnesota


    Following a 49-26 victory against Indiana, Ohio State has areas in its game to focus on moving forward.

    After allowing 300 yards to sophomore quarterback Peyton Ramsey, including multiple throws down the field with little pressure on the defensive front, the defense has things to work on coming into a matchup against Minnesota.

    Fortunately for Ohio State, the Golden Gophers’ offense offers an opportunity for the Buckeyes defense to work on these troubling areas.

    Minnesota heads to Ohio Stadium with a 3-2 record and a two-game losing streak to Big Ten opponents — a 42-13 beatdown from Maryland and a 48-31 home loss to Iowa.

    Minnesota comes in ranked in the bottom 50 in every major offensive category in the NCAA, including the 50th-lowest points per game, 31st-lowest passing yards per game, 35th-worst rushing yards per game, 17th-worst total yards per game and tied for the 21st-most turnovers.

    Freshman quarterback Zack Annexstad runs the Golden Gopher offense, completing 52 percent of his passes for 924 pass yds, eight touchdowns and five interceptions.

    “Obviously he’s a good player,” sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland said. “It’ll be a good test for us.”

    Three wide receivers — junior Tyler Johnson, freshman Rashod Bateman and redshirt freshman Chris Autman-Bell — have accounted for 90 percent of the receptions for the Golden Gophers this season.

    Johnson leads the team with 28 catches for 402 yards and six touchdowns. The touchdowns are tied for No. 10 in the nation. Bateman has the only other three receiving touchdowns of the trio, and has 27 receptions for 257 yards. Autman-Bell is up to 14 catches for 220 yards.

    In the run game, freshman and redshirt freshman running backs Bryce Williams and Mohamed Ibrahim take most of the carries, combining for 569 yards and one touchdown. The majority of the the rushing touchdowns go to redshirt sophomore wide receiver Seth Green, who has five touchdowns on 28 carries despite averaging only 3.3 yards per rush.

    “They run hard, you know they’re physical backs,” Borland said. “That goes for their whole offense, they’re gonna line up, they’re gonna run at you, and they’re going to see how tough you are.”

    The real strength for Minnesota is in its defense, where the Golden Gophers allows 324.2 yards per game, No. 21 in the NCAA. Their 23.4 points allowed per game is tied for No. 41.

    Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said their defense is “outstanding,” while also calling them a “top-20 defense.”

    Entire article:
  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    After the way things went the last time they had a pink locker room, they’re going with a pink stadium?

    Hard Pass

    I’m already aware of breast cancer, thanks
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  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well, you're not giving up a lot of first downs when it only takes to opposing offense to score in 3-4 plays.
    brodybuck21 and Fungo Squiggly like this.

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