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Jim Tressel Comedy Hour

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Oh8ch, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Anybody listen to the post game?

    JT implied that if we had scored on the last possession of the first half and not turned the ball over on the first possession of the second half the outcome might have been different.

    He also said he didn't think we were 'dominated' by Iowa.

    33-7 with our 7 a gift?
    331-150 in total yards?
    27 yards on 29 rushes?

    Can you spell denial?

    He talked about looking at the film and trying to get better. What was missing doesn't show up on the film. Today's Dispatch contained comments from players about lack of intensity, players not caring, and players afraid to make mistakes. That wont show up on the film. This wasn't about the footwork. I am tired of hearing about footwork.

    JT is excellent at taking a bunch of mediocre athletes and turning them into a great football team. He needs to do that for the team from Columbus this week.

    BTW - if you are looking for a number to focus on try this one. In the last six quarters OSU has a net 24 yards rushing. (I read it in the paper, it has to be true.)
  2. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    I thought the 3 1/2 hours before the post game interviews were the comedy hour(s)?

    For what it is worth, here are the quotes:

  3. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    The team is falling apart. I sure hate seeing that. That's more depressing to me than the record. :sad:
  4. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    Tressel's obsession with error-free ball is killing the team. :2004:
  5. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Actually, I think this quote would have been better (thank you to my favorite soundbyte coach, Jim Mora):

    "We couldn't do...didly-POO offensively...We didn't run the ball, we didn't try to run the ball, we couldn't stop the run, we couldn't complete a pass, every time they got the ball in the second half they went down and got points...we got our assess totally kicked, and that sucks."

    Tressel has to understand that you can't spin that performance...even if you think you are teflon Jim.
  6. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    The Senator can spin anything...

    unless you've learned to speak "Tressel," like we all have these past few years.

    A primer for you non-linguists

    "we didn't deserve to win" = we played like shit/got our asses kicked

    "we didn't do the things we needed to do" = By the time everyone figured out their assignments, the play was over

    "The O-line did not play as well as we'd hoped" = Our OL looked like a picket fence trying to stop a fleet of Mack Trucks.

    "(Insert QB Name) needs to play better than (OTHER QB Name) = SOMEBODY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HIT AN OPEN RECEIVER CONSISTENTLY! I'm benching you both and putting Turano back there. I think he's due.

    Oh, and nothing meant by Turano... just grabbed a name at random.
  7. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    It's kind of hard to spin an ass beating.
  8. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    He really just needs to say "we got out played, outcoached, and out passioned, and so forth"
  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior


    Absolutly hilarious, but very true!!!!
  10. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    I don't disagree at all that passing accuracy has been a serious problem the last few weeks. However, I also think that part of the problem in that aspect of the game is that receivers are not getting open. It's harder to tell since I'm watching the games on tv, but it does not look to me like there are consistently good options downfield.
  11. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Unfortunately, that is part of Tressel's personality-the disengenuousness at press conferences. This is in marked contrast to Jim O'Brien, who was very blunt about his team with the media. It will be interesting to see what Matta's MO w/ the press will be.
  12. SC"U"Mbuster

    SC"U"Mbuster Newbie

    He said he wouldn't go so far as to say we were "dominated", but that they "kicked our butts". I would argue that "kicked our butts" is more powerful than "got dominated."

    I can't wait to hear the spin he puts on all this at his weekly press conference/luncheon this week.
  13. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Someone posted yesterday in the game thread that the team gave up. While I won't say the team as a whole gave up, but it sure seemed some players did and weren't playing hard.

    Also, one announcer made a good point yesterday that the team is young and most of them (other than the seniors and 4th year juniors) had been riding high on the past two seasons (25-2, national title, two BCS bowl wins), and now reality is smacking them in the face...this shit is new to them.
  14. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I can only buy into the 'this team is new' argument so far. That can explain not being ready for NU and getting beat by a very good Wisky team. It doesn't explain not being able to get fired up after two losses and come out smoking against a mediocre Iowa.

    Besides, I thought this was what Tressel was about. Having these values and standards that everybody bought into. John Cooper was the one with the problem of not being able to control his players.
  15. gold_pants

    gold_pants Sophmore

    Great point it begins to be tough to say your team is young when you are 1/2 way through your season..

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