At least it's not an albatross
- Injury Report- Terrelle “should be” fine, but healing. He did some light lifting on Sunday, and nothing on the off day (we’re assuming he rehabbed); today he returns to practice. Coach Tressel wondered if there’s anyone in the Big T1e1n who’s 1oo% at this point of the season.
- Injury Report 2- Moeller is done, as you know; he has begun the process of seeking an additional year as a medical hardship. The injury is suspected to be relapse of one Tyler had in 2008 that was unable to heal properly due, in part, to his injuries last year.
- Injury Report 3- Decision on Stoneburner on Thursday; Aaron Gant most likely back this week
- Tress Talk- The weather was a factor in the running game as well, since the wind allowed Illinois to load the box without fear of deep passes:
I thought the offensive line had a great challenge. It was kind of like one of those you get into a stalemate and you get into it, and you get into it, fortunately by the fourth quarter we won that stalemate. Probably didn’t win it early. Do they feel good about the fact that we didn’t win it throughout? I would hope that the competitor in all of us, we’d all like everything to work all the time, but you could see them on film. They’re a good football team. Especially in the trenches.
I thought they did a nice job of working the safeties down into the box, both run and pass, they tricked us the one time and robbed that little spot route and it was a similar coverage, though, when we threw the corner route behind it for the touchdown, but they got us the first time with it, and that also allowed them to have those extra guys in the box. That has a little bit to do with where the line goes toward where they work up the linebackers and safeties sometimes, but, no, it was — it was a reality, man, that was a tough one.
- So There’s That, Then-Coach was impressed with the way the kicking game has come along, something fans have been clamoring for since the Marshall game.
- Tress Talk, The Sequel- On Indiana,
And now we have a chance to come home, play against an Indiana team that they threw it 64 times last week, 98 plays, you know, those receivers are veterans. The quarterback, of course, is a veteran. Their running back does a nice job in protection, and the amount that they run him, he’s very good at it and he’s a good receiver as well.
Defensively they struggled against a very fast, fast offense that Michigan brought at them. And special teams-wise, their return men, they’ve always done a good job on kickoff return against us and Doss is back there again.
- On The Running Backs- Boom had a great end of the game, Saine hasn’t been put in a position to be successful, etc. etc…
- Tressel’s Komedy Klassic- As always, presented without commentary or context:
I wish we had more balls. That sounds terrible.
- Award Winners- Boom was offensive Player of the Week, Rolle was the PotW for the Defense, Buchanan Special Teams, Zach Boren was offensive lineman of the week, Cam was the Attack Force PotW. No Tatum Award for the second straight week.
Other Buckeye News
- Numerology- Buckeyes now enjoy the nation’s longest streak in the Top 25, at 89 weeks.
- This Seems Like A Bad Idea- Saturday may see a walkout by concession stand employees at Ohio Stadium. Look, those overpriced nachos ain’t gonna’ serve themselves, people…
- Numerology, Part B- On Saturday, Indiana faces a defense ranked in the Top 100 for the first time all season. And, a bunch of fans that may have been deprived of their soft pretzels.
- Great Story- Tyson Gentry, representing Ohio State with class
“I am troubled by the way students and schools are at times being forced to pay the price for sleazy behavior by agents. If misconduct by athletic programs or college athletes is proven, they should be punished – no question about it. But if the system fails to hold accountable the sports agent who stands to profit – sometimes enormously – by manipulative actions toward others, that is clearly wrong.
- Am I Missing Something? For the life of me I can’t figure out why a thief would break in to a man’s house and clothe himself in a Duck jersey. Is there some sort of connection? Feel free to enlighten me in the comments…
- This Week In Artistic Expression- Since last week we gave you a glimpse into ShaggyBevo’s awesomeness, it’s only appropriate to bow to the master- Terrence Donnels, otherwise known as LSUFreek. Here’s his take on the Tennessee/LSU game-