While we gear up for the USC contest that will go down this Saturday night, a lot of the talk this week continues to be about Jim Tressel and the questionable decisions that went down this past weekend.
One discussion that really got me thinking took place over at We Will Always Have Tempe. Check it out below:
I’m not saying Jim Tressel is Lloyd Carr, but… what separates Lloyd Carr in say, 2002 or 2003, from Jim Tressel right now? This is a line of thought I’ve been seriously following for the better part of a year now.
Brian Cook from MGoBlog/TSB comes through on the same topic, with a little more support.
It is a little creepy: Michigan won a national title in ’97 and was a pretty regular BCS participant or threat for the next five years until Tressel came to town. Ohio State won a national title in ’02 and was a more consistent BCS participant/threat for the next five years.
Now, WWAHT phrased their sentiement with a bit of question regarding Ohio State’s ability to beat Toledo (at Cleveland Browns Stadium) the week following the USC contest, and neither Cook nor myself feel that this game will be much of an issue.
But this begs to question, did Tress peak in 2002 with the National Championship? Sure, the Buckeyes have made it back to the big game twice since, but do you have the same feeling that you did regarding Ohio State’s head coach back then?
Or is this just a bit of overreaction due to some hair-pulling close wins coupled with some disappointing losses? What say you?
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