Buckeyes: Calm Down, Take Emotion Out of It, and Have Some Perspective

Posted by Tom Grant on September-13-2009 Add Comments

Since I first became a Buckeye in 2004 there has always been rumblings about Jim Tressel's job following a loss—from that Justin Zwick led defeat at Northwestern to last Saturday's defeat at the hands of the Trojans.

Ohio State fans are passionate, committed to victory, and still hold the rule of hot tempered of Woody Hayes as the golden age of Ohio State football. Spitting, snarling, and screaming along the sidelines, Woody Hayes seemed to be a college rendition of win-at-all-costs Vince Lombardi.

Jim Tressel by comparison is stoic and composed, and to some, frustratingly dispassionate in the face of defeat. His is an utterly conservative approach to games with a reliance on special teams and defense over high ...

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