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Men of the scarlet and gray….

19 Nov

This is a picture of Chris Wells, running back of “The Ohio State University” Buckeyes out running the Michigan defense to the end zone to finish off the Wolverines in the game played this past Saturday. Final score for anyone who might have been out of the country this weekend … OSU 14, and UM 3.

In the last seven or eight years OSU has had Michigan’s number. I think it is the coaching of Jim Tressel the Buckeyes head coach that has made the difference. Since coming to Ohio State from Youngstown State in 2001, Tressel has only lost to Michigan once. He has also brought one National Championship in 2002 and nearly another last year. Even with the surprise loss to unranked Illinois last week this years team still has a slim chance to go to the National Championship game and redeem themselves of last year.

Update: I heard on the radio this morning that Lloyd Carr the head coach of the University of Michigan football program has stepped down to pursue retirement. I just wanted to say that even though I am the furthest thing from a UM fan that you will ever find, I do respect Lloyd Carr and his coaching abilities. He is a great coach and if he ever decides to coach again I only hope he will choose a team I can root for. 🙂 I wish him God speed and God’s blessings in his endeavors out side of football.

Go Bucks!!!!

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10 responses to “Men of the scarlet and gray….

  1. Mike F.

    November 21, 2007 at 1:05 am

    I’m conflicted about this post. Seeing as how you are my mortal enemy in the flesh (I’m a loyal son of Michigan), but my brother in the spirit, I don’t know how to respond. All I can say is that I agree with your last paragraph.

     
  2. barrydean

    November 21, 2007 at 1:10 am

    I am sorry to cause you conflict brother Mike. It is good to know that we have some common ground with the last paragraph. Does UM have a replacement ready in the wings to try their hand at beating OSU?

     
  3. Mike F.

    November 21, 2007 at 6:35 am

    Well, if ESPN is any indication every coach on the planet is in line for the job. I really think it’ll be Les Miles or Bob Stoops.

     
  4. The Ikonographer

    November 28, 2007 at 4:19 am

    Dude, what is wrong with you?

     
  5. barrydean

    November 28, 2007 at 5:02 am

    Matt,

    I wasn’t aware that anything was wrong with me. Please elaborate.

     
  6. The Ikonographer

    November 29, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Um, your mascot is a poisonous seed. And your coach wears a sweatervest. And you live in Nebraska.

     
  7. barrydean

    November 29, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Matt,

    So I cannot have more than one favorite team? How short sighted is that? I also love a team whose mascot is a blood hound, the team wears orange and white, and they play Rocky Top when they score one of many touchdowns. At least these teams have a coach right now.

    I also root for the Huskers dude.

     
  8. 2fast4u

    November 13, 2008 at 10:43 am

    whats wromg with a sweatervest and the seed is only poisonous if you eat it. and tell me again how many years ohio state has beat mishigan with L-L-L-L-Lloyd carr coaching. i dont think he is a bad coach by any means but i do think he could definately be better.

    also think terelle pryor is a force to be reckoned with. todd beckman has a good passing game but he doesent have half the running game that pryor has.
    GO BUCKS!!!!!

     
  9. 2fast4u

    November 13, 2008 at 10:58 am

    now im not trying to bag on MU because usually thry are a great football team.and i usually look forward to watching the osu-mu game but i dont know about this year i dont know. they arent doin too hot.im sure theyre gonna get better next year cause theyve got a lot of young guys this year.

     
  10. barrydean

    November 13, 2008 at 11:59 am

    2fast,

    Thanks so much for the comments. I like how the Buckeyes have progressed over the course of this season. I think Pryor is going to be a great QB. It was kind of a shame to see him called on to start against Penn State but I guess those are the kinds of games that build character. I hope his passing game improves from thinking to run if he gets into trouble instead of buying time for his receivers to get open.

     

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