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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:29 am

Ready, set, go.......

Sorry it is late this week. Put in a lot of hours at work.
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Unread postby mswerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:47 am

28-14 Buckeyes.
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:50 am

Tressel-Ball at it's finest. Uber conservative, but successful

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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:59 am

Penn State 17 Ohio State 16
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Unread postby TonyBagadonuts » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:27 am

Furls, INCREDIBLE article on the front page previewing the game tonight!!!! The intro on Paterno was excellent. You hit the nail on the head.

I haven't had time to post that much this season, but this is where I now go to read the game previews and recaps. On behalf of all the out of towners without local coverage, thank you for your efforts this season.

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Unread postby Captain Pabst » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:30 am

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Unread postby consigliere » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:59 am

Swerb wrote:Penn State 17 Ohio State 16


You negative bastard. :mrgreen:

Seriously though, you knew it was coming....but this game and the Michigan were the two that scared the bejesus out of me going into the season. And, they still do.

Happy Valley always seems to be a nightmare for the Bucks.....

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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:00 pm

Thanks Tony. Sometimes it is a struggle to come up with something that makes each game different than the others (particularly when Ohio State's non-conf schedule is a slew of crappy Ohio Teams), but that is not a problem with PSU. I could write about Joe Paterno and what he means to me as a college football fan all day.
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Unread postby FUDU » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:56 pm

Us 27
Them 16

I may be a bit optimistic about our O's success today but if so then I am definitely giving Penn St's O way to much credit as well. They could be lucky to score a TD.
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Unread postby yargs7 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:43 pm

21-6 OSU

Bucks D gets a TD and sets up another one.
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Easy prediction

Unread postby ohioprober » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:06 pm

Buckeyes take this one:

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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:06 pm

Welcome to the boards prober.
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Unread postby bowl » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:20 pm

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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:01 pm

I hope I'm not right, but history is a bitch in this series and she usually gets her way.

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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:30 pm

Where is the fucking pressure on Morelli. If you pressure him he folds like a cheap card table. I got a good idea, let's play soft zone in the first series and let him get his feet under him and get the crowd fired up.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:31 pm

Worst thing that coulda happened. Get Morelli and the crowd into that game.

Big kick by Pretorious.

Lets get Boeckman in a rythym. To the air ...
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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:38 pm

Man it is hard being this good. If you are going to leave your corners on an island, the Buckeyes are going to kill you.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:43 pm

Robiskie, top 20 pick in the NFL Draft next spring?
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:46 pm

Speaking of high draft picks ...

Gholston.

Love this kid. Great pursuit. Big sack.

How bout a nice 8 minute drive here now?
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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:50 pm

I am not sure. I really think that barring a major break out in national publicity Robo should come back. I am not sure that he would be a first rounder although he may be the most NFL ready WR to come out of OSU since Glenn (except maybe Gonzo).
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:55 pm

Good call on Small Furls ... they've gone deep to him on every drive.

Robo ... unless he runs a 4.65, hes a 2nd rd pick this year at the worst IMO.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:58 pm

Offense has looked very crisp tonight. Barton & Boone have done a great job on those bad mutha PSU DEs ...
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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:01 pm

Looks like the score prediction will be wrong...hopefully the game prediction, too.

Penn State's secondary looks lost. Hartline went in untouched, thanks to Booney.
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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:02 pm

wow, that drive was an ass smacking. Welcome to legitimacy Ohio State.

This game is over. Here comes the classic Morelli turnover.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:03 pm

Hartline!

Love this recieving corps. Man, if Robiskie comes back next year, this offense is going to be very, very scary next season.

They lose Barton and Dionte Johnson. Thats it. Possible that Robo and Boone leave early.
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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:13 pm

Swerb wrote:Hartline!

Love this recieving corps. Man, if Robiskie comes back next year, this offense is going to be very, very scary next season.

They lose Barton and Dionte Johnson. Thats it. Possible that Robo and Boone leave early.


Robo I'll buy like any other skill player. I'd love him to return, but I can see where he goes, too. You can count on it if tOSU wins it all.

Booney is another story. Underclass OLers rarely do well in the pros and, in my view, Booney needs another year even if he looks like a monster stud. That's the nature of the OL.
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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:15 pm

Furls wrote:wow, that drive was an ass smacking. Welcome to legitimacy Ohio State.

This game is over. Here comes the classic Morelli turnover.


Can't take anything for granted yet, but the Bucks are coming larger than I figured, so that's a good thing.
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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:54 pm

Let's see if tOSU can keep the heat coming on Morelli...so far it looks good.

17 points...more than I thought they'd get, but I'll take it...sorry, Bucks for the underestimation.

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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:10 pm

I am sorry, but have any of you seen a more complete WR in the NCAA than Robo? He may not have the 4.3/4.4 speed, but man all he does is run great routes, anticipate the throw, make great adjustments in the air and catch the ball.
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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:14 pm

Robo was robbed, clearly not enough there to overrule the call on the field.

BTW, if Robo was playing for USF they would still be undefeated. Give them one WR that can hold onto the ball and they win both of those games.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:14 pm

Furls wrote:I am sorry, but have any of you seen a more complete WR in the NCAA than Robo? He may not have the 4.3/4.4 speed, but man all he does is run great routes, anticipate the throw, make great adjustments in the air and catch the ball.


That was a nice non-catch that he just didn't make at the goal line. Overturning that was horseshit. I didn't see clear evidence that he didn't have possession. Definitely a mark against replay. At worst he had possession and fumbled out of bounds.

I don't care who I'm rooting for, when they pull crap like this it is ridiculous.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:16 pm

Furls wrote:Robo was robbed, clearly not enough there to overrule the call on the field.

BTW, if Robo was playing for USF they would still be undefeated. Give them one WR that can hold onto the ball and they win both of those games.


Give us a guy like him and we probably would have won an extra couple of games last year.

Does Terry have any more progeny that we can recruit?

Well, at least you guys got a TD after you got hosed. Your team organized, let it go, and went forward with that killer instinct. We need to learn that down here.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:23 pm

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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:34 pm

keep kicking FGs retards. That'll get you in the game when the other team is scoring TDs.
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Unread postby furls » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:45 pm

just a matter of time until Morelli did something retarded.
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Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:46 pm

Where is Don Meredith...
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:47 pm

Furls wrote:just a matter of time until Morelli did something retarded.

Bam. Credit the Gholston bull rush there. Malcom J to the hizzy.

DOMINANT performace.

Wisky and The Illini at home before The Game.

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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:47 pm

Here's a prediction for ya:

Ohio State just won in Happy Valley!!!

Oh yeah...speaking of retards, does anyone want to help Messburger find Dandy Don?
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Unread postby dpdad » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:56 pm

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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:05 pm

Ohio State looked great in this game, definitely the #1 team in the country. Certainly light years beyond Boston College and looking better than LSU, etc.

It looks like the only serious threat to the Bucks getting another shot at the title is Michigan. I've said before that I think Michigan will be better prepared this year than they have been in the past, but Ohio State certainly can still win. UM will just be the biggest test prior to the bowl game.

They won't look past Wisconsin or Illinois and Michigan is the only one with the talent to put up a fight.
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Unread postby consigliere » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:59 pm

Impressive performance tonight.

I think that performance on national TV will shut a lot of people up that OSU is untested. Even myself.

I'm a believer now.

Three rough ones to go....

And, man, Robo is a S-T-U-D. This guy has awesome hands. Gonna be a Cris Carter clone in the NFL. Great hands, not a burner, but just makes plays.
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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:19 am

WOW!!!

It's the only word that comes to mind for this win. Didn't even come close to what I predicted, but I was a bit concerned after that 3rd quarter brain fart against Michigan State last week.

Ohio State put in the work this week, but they can't let up. Each of the next three games are going to be huge and I'm glad there are no light touches going into the TSUN game on the road.

The Bucks are stronger than I figured they would be. A much better balance to their game than I expected and their D is nails. I doubt if there is a team in the country that can put up more than two TDs on the Bucks at their best.

It is the greatest tribute to Coach Tressel, whom I am sure has drilled the notion of "unfinished business" into his Buckeyes.

I remember when The Coach was at Youngstown and his team lost the D-IAA NC to Marshall. The score was 28-0 before the Penguins scored their first point. By the end of the game, they had tied the score, but they left too much time on the clock and the Thundering Turd drove far enough to kick a game winning FG.

After that game, Youngstown went on to win 3 of the next 4 D-IAA NCs.

Coach Tressel is an extremely intense individual, but he is not a screamer and looks to praise rather than put down. But his intensity is the factor that everyone underestimates to their own detriment and it appears that he has most of the coaches in the Big 11 on the run.

Also, I think a lot of people gave too little credit to Boeckman as the starting QB. They cited too little experience under the center. But had "they" (probably the same douche bags that vote for the Heisman) been paying full attention, Boeckman gathered enough time under center last year that he was able to get a "feel" for the game enough to know how fast everything moves and what he would need to do to adjust. For me, Boeckman has been a revelation this year.

This has been a weird year and I am nervous about the remainder of the schedule. But I have no doubts after tonight that Ohio State can run the table and land in the NC for a second consecutive year.

At this point, I think the notion of "unfinished business" is the greatest rallying point for this team. It is the one thing that will keep them focused from week to week and is the one thing that will move this team toward the NC with a purpose and a drive that says that nothing can be taken for granted.
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Unread postby Toxicadam » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:12 am

I thought OSU looked fantastic. The beat a team that is 18-1 in their home stadium and the Bucks are 19-0 in their own conference.

I don't care what conference you play in: Big East, MAC, WAC or even high school football .. that is very hard to do over three consecutive years.


I thought OSU was helped out by a few key "no-calls". Pass interference calls that could have went against them and changed this game a little bit. But they were clearly the better team, regardless.

Boeckman is going to make a fine NFL player one day. Crisp decision making and an ideal body type for today's NFL. Of course, a lot of players can look good with the way that line is blocking.

If you are a UM coach .. you have to be encouraged how the Penn State team was able to run the ball early on. Kind of odd, since the OSU D did such a good job against Michigan State the week before.
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Unread postby Mcreek » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:42 am

OSU's offense is loaded with even more weapons than last year and more versatile and thus less predictable.

Two solid TE's in Nicol and future NFL caliber TE in Sophmore Jake Ballard whose presence in obvious running downs prevents defenses from selling out on the run. Ballards TD's the last two weeks is case and point.

Ray Small is the home run threat the passing game needs so that defenses don't double up on Robiske. I just wish Tressel would leave this slow Sanzenbacher off the field and cutting into Small's playing time.

Hopefully Saine becomes more of a weapon now that he is back and healthy. I like what they did last with him and Beanie in the same backfield wich gives the defense something else to worry about. Eventually Boeckman is going to connect with Saine on a long TD pass out of that formation.

Boeckman still has a tendency to lock onto a reciever wich has been the reason he has thrown a few picks but its hard to complain about the numbers he has posted thus far. I don't think anyone ever thought TB would be this good this soon even with Rose colored glasses. Most people (Myself included) figured a ball control offense with Beanie and a Krentzel type passing game ala 2002 not the high octane/versatil passing game we are seeing this year. Boeckman is looking like Ben Roethlisberger during his college career.
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Unread postby FUDU » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:39 am

Toxi, I think the reason Penn St was able to run the ball early, especially on drive 1, was b/c the Buckeyes seemed to be playing a real basic feel out the game type defense. JT does that from time to time in big games against good teams, I bugs me personally b/c it seems to allow a score 80% of the time.

Overall we looked very good IMO. I was not aware how big Boeckman was, 230+ WOW. Chris wells is just a god damn man amongst boys out there. WR's are surprisingly better than I expected and how can one say enough about Robo. He is so much better a WR than Ginn, only lacks the world class speed Ted had.

They still gotta win two more games, which if they stay focused and do not look ahead (or at the newspapers) they should do just that.

Told ya PSU might only score one TD.
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Unread postby consigliere » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:18 am

Is Boeckman back next year? What class is he? (I'm too lazy to look this morning)
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Unread postby swerb » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:26 am

Consigliere wrote:Is Boeckman back next year? What class is he? (I'm too lazy to look this morning)

Junior, he'll be back.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:53 am

Is anyone else getting the same feeling as me.....that Tressel is going to allow Saine's big splash to be in the Michigan game?
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Unread postby swerb » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:09 am

Lead Pipe wrote:Is anyone else getting the same feeling as me.....that Tressel is going to allow Saine's big splash to be in the Michigan game?

He always saves a couple things, it wouldn't surprise me at all.

Throwin Mo Wells bones for not transferring, all the while, keeping Saine fresh and working him during the week on some Michigan plays.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:29 am

Mr. MacPhisto wrote:Ohio State looked great in this game, definitely the #1 team in the country. Certainly light years beyond Boston College and looking better than LSU, etc.

It looks like the only serious threat to the Bucks getting another shot at the title is Michigan. I've said before that I think Michigan will be better prepared this year than they have been in the past, but Ohio State certainly can still win. UM will just be the biggest test prior to the bowl game.

They won't look past Wisconsin or Illinois and Michigan is the only one with the talent to put up a fight.


I hope they're focused solely on Illinois. This just isn't the year to look past anybody in any week.

And I'm telling you guys, I smell a rat this season in Michigan. I seriously will not be surprised of Carr announces his retirement on the Monday leading up to that game just to cap off the emotional week Saturday in the Big House.

I wouldn't be surprised to see him eventually replace Bill Martin as the AD and go on with his life.
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