1. A "Vest"rospective Look At Jim Tressel's Second OSU Decade: The Future

    (Last in a series) As enjoyable as this trip down Memory Lane as been for me with this 10-part series, and hopefully for any Ohio State fan who has read the articles, it begs ...

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  2. A "Vest"rospective Look Back At Jim Tressel's First OSU Decade: The Team

    (Ninth in a series) Trying to assemble a team of players for Jim Tressel's first decade was not an easy task. Intentionally, I set up some restrictions to make this team as " Tresselized " as possible...

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  3. A "Vest"rospective Look Back At Jim Tressel's First OSU Decade: Michigan

    (Eighth in a series) From the day he was hired on January 18, 2001 , Coach Jim Tressel has made "THE GAME" a priority, and the results have been impressive. Nine wins in ten years, and seven straight wins in the series...

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  4. A "Vest"rospective: Looking Back at Jim Tressel's First Decade at Ohio State

    (Seventh In A Series) After 10 seasons as the head coach of Ohio State, Jim Tressel 's record stands at 106-22, an impressive accomplishment...

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  5. A "Vest"rospective Look Back At Jim Tressel's First OSU Decade: The Bowl Wins

    (Sixth in a series) In the third part of the series , I wrote about Coach Tressel's 10 seasons as head football coach at Ohio State...

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  6. A "Vest"rospective Look Back At Jim Tressel's First OSU Decade: The Nailbiters

    (Fifth in a series) Tressel Ball . It is a phrase that Ohio State fans have come to like, love or loathe during coach Jim Tressel's first decade at Ohio State. There is an old cliche about a team taking on the attitude of its coach...

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  7. Jim Tressel, OSU: A "Vest"rospective Look at Tressel's First Decade of Defeats

    (Fourth in a series) President John F. Kennedy once stated, "Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan...

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  8. A "Vest"rospective Look Back At Jim Tressel's First OSU Decade: The Seasons

    Trying to rank Coach Jim Tressel's seasons at Ohio State is a challenging task. How can one possibly complain about no losing seasons over a ten year span? How to rank one ...

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  9. A 'Vest'rospective Look Back at Jim Tressel's First Ohio State Decade: Recruits

    One of the biggest concerns about hiring Jim Tressel from Youngstown State back in 2001 was the concern that Tressel would not be able to effectively recruit the upper echelon talent necessary to compete with other college football powers...

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  10. A "Vest"rospective Look at Jim Tressel's First Decade at Ohio State: The Speech

    To celebrate the first decade of Jim Tressel's tenure as head coach at Ohio State, I am going to write a series of articles that look back on some of the notable moments that occurred from 2001 through 2010...

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  11. Ohio State Buckeyes Aim for Sweet Redemption Against Arkansas In Sugar Bowl

    Game Thirteen: The 2011 Sugar Bowl (January 4, 2011) Location: The Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA) 8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN Head Coach: Bobby Petrino Arkansas Players Recruited By Ohio State: RB Broderick Green...

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  12. Ohio State Football: How To Turn 2011 From a Lump of Coal To Diamonds

    Earlier today , I wrote that I would withhold commentary until a decision had been rendered on the rumored Buckeye "Tattoogate." Ordinarily, I spend December 23rd with other thoughts on my mind...

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  13. Big Ten Football: December Has Not Been Good for Jim Delany

    I have sometimes heard people who state they cannot wait until December is over. The holiday season, as well as all of the various activities associated with the holidays, can make December a very hectic month...

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  14. My Annual "Airing Of Grievances" Include "Death To The BCS"

    For the past two years , I have taken the opportunity during this holiday season to combine my all-time favorite Seinfeld episode with my fervent belief that Division 1 college football needs a playoff system...

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  15. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes To 'Combat' Michigan in 'The Game'

    Game 12: Michigan Wolverines Location: Ohio Stadium (Columbus, OH) 12pm EST, ABC Head Coach: Rich Rodriguez Michigan Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: WR Junior ...

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  16. Ohio State Football: Iowa Hawkeyes To Prey on Buckeyes

    Game Eleven: Iowa Hawkeyes Location: Kinnick Stadium (Iowa City, IA) 3:30pm EST, ABC Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz Iowa Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: LB Jeremiha Hunter, LB Jim Poggi, and TE C...

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  17. Ohio State-Penn State Football: Resurgent Nittany Lions on Prowl for Buckeyes

    Game 10: Penn State Nittany Lions Location: Ohio Stadium (Columbus, Ohio) 3:30 P.M. EST, ABC Head Coach: Joe Paterno Penn State Players Who Were Recruited by Ohio State ...

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  18. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes "Gopher" Victory Over Minnesota

    Game Nine: Minnesota Golden Gophers Location: TCF Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, MN) 8pm EST, ABC Interim Head Coach: Jeff Horton Minnesota Players Recruited By Ohio State: WR MarQueis Gray, LB Brendan Beal, DE Ra'shede Hageman...

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  19. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Look to "Boiler" Over Frustrations against Purdue

    Game Eight: Purdue Boilermakers Head Coach: Danny Hope Location: Ohio Stadium (Columbus, OH) 12pm EST, The Big Ten Network Purdue Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: N/A...

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  20. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Need to Regroup for Remainder of 2010

    Saturday night has come and gone, and Wisconsin's dominance of Ohio State is in the past. Coaches often talk about enjoying a win for a few hours...

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  21. Ohio State Looks To "Jump Around" Wisconsin In Big Ten Showdown

    Game Seven: Wisconsin Badgers Location: Camp Randall Stadium (Madison, Wisconsin) 7pm EST, ESPN Head Coach: Bret Bielema Wisconsin Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: RB John Clay, OL Josh Oglesby , DE Pat Muldoon ...

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  22. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Look To Put Illinois on Ice in Champaign

    Game Five: Illinois Fighting Illini Location: Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL) 12pm EST, Big Ten NetworkHead Coach: Ron ZookIllinois Players Recruited By Ohio State: DB Justin Green...

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  23. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Hunting Eagles, Improvement in Ohio Stadium

    Game Four: Eastern Michigan EaglesLocation: Ohio Stadium (Columbus, Ohio). 3:30pm EST kickoff, ABCHead Coach: Ron EnglishEastern Michigan Players Recruited By Ohio State: N/A**There ...

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  24. Ohio State Football: Hurricanes Are Forecast For Ohio Stadium

    Game Two: Miami Hurricanes Location: Ohio Stadium, 3:40 p.m. kickoff, ESPN Head Coach: Randy Shannon Miami Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: DB Latwan Anderson, WR Leonard Hankerson, ...

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  25. Ohio State Football: Did Wal-Mart Wisdom Save the Game?

    We are less than 24 hours from the beginning of the 2010 college football season, and the big news is what is on the horizon for the 2011 season with the Big Ten Conference...

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