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Game Thread THE GAME: #1 Ohio State 42, #2 Michigan 39 (11/18/06)

Discussion in '2006 Football Season Capsule' started by 3yardsandacloud, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Nordberg

    Nordberg Heisman Candidate

    This, Pitt's, and Beanie's run were some of my favorites. The ultimate was the second time the band played Carmen Ohio.
  2. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    it's because he showed a run block, then took off... it all goes back to Tressel's adage that in order to break tendency you must first establish it. we lined up in the power formation and handed the ball to Beanie nearly EVERY time we were in a less than one to go situation. it was the perfect call at the perfect time, just like the option to Mo Hall in '02.

    Tressel is a Jedi Master.
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  3. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    While I don't argue that Tressel > Yoda

    even I would be suspicious of lining Ginn at TE, with the limited release direction he should have been jammed into the tackle. I can't argue with the results. It just didn't make sense to me .
  4. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    I'm far from a football genius, but I would bet this is EXACTLY why you saw the choreographed, and obviously practiced, quick break from the huddle to the line and the quick snap.

    Ugly Helmet Boy had just enough time to recognize the formation as the same one that we BLUDGEONED them with last year. By the time they realized that the Tight End[sup]3[/sup] weighed 170 pounds and not 320, he was in single coverage with Leon Hall. Thorpe Finalist or not, that's a mismatch.

    The B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L play-action fake sucked the safety in 2 steps too far to make it back into coverage.

    Thank you, come again Mr. Carr and Mr. English.
  5. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I have watched that play over and over and over. I even have to wonder if the little stumble was choreographed. I doubt it, but it sure did help sell the fake.
  6. mooktarr

    mooktarr Proud member of the No Ma'am club

    I watched this play several times and it looks just as you said. For whatever reasons this was the perfect play, executed to perfection for the circumstances
  7. mooktarr

    mooktarr Proud member of the No Ma'am club

    Here too, you see what I saw. Musberger then called JT the best play calling coach in the business.
  8. bkochmc

    bkochmc Senior

    scUM played like a cheap violin again!
  9. JT: Proper preparation prevents p-poor performance.
  10. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    No less than a Michigan fanatic complimented Tress to me as 'the best game day coach out there'. Cannot say I quibbled alot. The game plan was set up perfectly, exposed all the right flaws, and picked them apart with precision. A buck through the line and then a home run ball is pure Unitas (for all of you gray heads out there) on second and short, but caught Michigan short. Spread the ends and run the gut is one of the oldest formations in the game, but worked to perfection here.

    Give kudos to the OSU O-line, they held the dike and allowed the Michigan D-line to break like waves on a breakwater, doing no damage. Only one sack to what was billed as the best D-line in Michigan history was phenomenal. Give Troy enough time, and he could pick apart the Steelers (well the Browns anyway). I wish they'd pick the NCS opponent, so Tress & Co can start gaming for them. I don't think there'll be much difference, as the opponent will give up easier than Michigan did. They were plucky right up to the end.

    :gobucks3: :gobucks4: :banger:
  11. Plucky in the receipt of 3 Beeg ones. I know, I know, that's football. But, the Bucks rarely give up 3; this translates into additional weasel points that oridinarily woont happen. (woont is weasel-short for: wouldn't.)
  12. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Was wearing one of my OSU polos to work a couple says ago when a CMSgt in charge of our help desk--and a big Michigan fan--stopped me to congratulate me on the win and called Tressel a very classy guy.
  13. BB73

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

    tOSU won The Game 2 weeks ago. It was a great Buckeye win.

    Thanks to Florida and the BCS voters, TSUN finally gets to FULLY feel the loss. Feel it deep in their bones - how the Vulvarines came into the 'Shoe with a chance to knock tOSU out of the NC game and earn a chance at winning it themselves. They had their shot, they got beat by a better team. Their NC hopes died in Columbus, even if it took them 2 weeks to know for sure.

    And tOSU fans get to FULLY enjoy the win.

  14. Taosman

    Taosman Your Cousin In New Mexxico

    One hundredth of a point! :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy: :slappy:42 and 1 hundredth to 39!
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Amen. Superficially, UM hadn't had to come to terms with the loss, because the campaigning began immediately after The Game ended. Now that that faint glimmer of hope has been snuffed out, they can feel the pain we experienced in '93, '95, '96, and '03.

    Swallow it, bitches.

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