USC-OSU: Are Buckeye Fans Growing Tired of “Tressel-Ball?”

Posted by Jux Berg on September-13-2009 Add Comments

To put it simply, "Tressel-Ball" is a cautious, close-to-the-vest style of coaching football. Minimize risks. Attempt to control field position. Use old-fashioned methods on short-yardage situations.  

And, unfortunately for the Buckeyes of late when battling top 10 teams, Tressel-Ball equals losses.  

Even with a talented, hard-nosed defense, failing to take advantage of scoring opportunities can and will come back to haunt.  

(Admittedly a lifelong Buckeye fan, I am writing this article from an objective standpoint.)

Last night, Pete Carroll came to Ohio Stadium to win. Jim Tressel came to be a part of a long-standing rivalry.  

The first time the Trojans had the ball on offense, a...

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