What Do You Want To See? Sugar Bowl

Written January 3rd, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Represent.

Jeff

  • A repeat of last year’s Rose Bowl – Shake things up with the playbook, catch them off guard, but above all, be in attack mode from start to finish.
  • Foot on the gas pedal - After Saturday’s embarrassment for the Big Ten, we need to remind the nation that we are not the lousy conference that they think we are.  Also, at the same time, we’ll be reminding everybody why we are the 6-time champions.
  • The Buckeye Five to shine – Haters gonna hate no matter what we do, but the fans will rally behind Tressel’s decision if the five suspended players outshine everybody on the field.
  • No false starts – Because if two of us ask for it, maybe it’ll happen.

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Know your enemy: Arkansas edition

Written January 3rd, 2011 by Jay

I'm thinking of a song by the Clash...

If you’re not familiar with Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino, then don’t feel bad, because you’re not alone.  While there are many casual college football fans who won’t be knowledgeable about Petrino’s history, the truth is that the basics of that history make it unlikely that even those around him get to know him that well.  You see, Petrino has this affinity for leaving a place shortly after arriving.  He seems to be a now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t, should-I-stay-or-should-I-go kind of guy, and usually the answer comes back as “I should go.”

While short stints at Louisville and in the professional ranks with Atlanta are the most well-known stops on the Petrino Express (coming soon to a city near you – one year only!), a look at his overall coaching career reveals that Bobby’s years at Louisville were like a lifetime for him, relatively speaking:

1983 – Carroll
1984 – Weber State
1985-86 – Carroll
1987-88 – Weber State
1989-91 – Idaho
1992-93 – Arizona State
1994 – Nevada
1995-97 – Utah State
1998 – Louisville
1999-01 – Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)
2002 – Auburn
2003-06 – Louisville
2007 – Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
2008-? – Arkansas

Go ahead and take a minute to catch your breath…

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Across the Web: Arkansas

Written January 2nd, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

We are indeed blessed  to be joined by the guys from SBN’s Arkansas Expats for the last edition of this year’s blogger exchange.  Check out our thoughts on their meticulous interrogation over here:

Courtesy of Kevin Dearth!

1) With all the suspension news in Columbus, what’s your take on the NCAA’s decision to let these guys play?

Well, objectively speaking, it’s hard for us to really justify why, if an offense is worth suspending players for, the suspension can be postponed until *after* the upcoming big game. We suspect there are a lot of players and fans at other schools (the A.J. Green situation at Georgia comes to mind) who find that more than a little curious. More than anything, the whole debacle just illustrates the ridiculousness of the NCAA and it’s enforcement policies.

But, speaking as Razorback fans, we’re very, very glad the Tat 5 are going to be playing. We’d rather have our best go up against your best, without any excuses either way regarding the outcome. It’s more appropriate competitively, and it’s a lot more fun to watch as fans. So yeah, in this case we’re happy that it all turned out the way it did.

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