It’s a beautiful thing when passion meets happiness. On Saturday, Buckeye Nation felt the power of emotion when Urban Meyer spilled his raw feelings on ESPN shortly after the game.
Saturday was a great team win. It was a credit to a conference receiving a ton of flack over the last few weeks for being soft. For Meyer and fans of the Buckeyes – it was the perfect way to open up the Big Ten season.
And the only way to liberate the fear of repeating one of the most unmemorable seasons in Buckeye history.
You see, October rang in with one of the ugliest losses of all time. A game that lit a vivid image of what was to come. A battle that saw Ohio State average less than a yard per rush and 35 total yards on the ground on 39 carries. The team had more progress in penalties than they did running the ball.
And of course at the point, Operation Missile Baus was in full motion and a week away from causing it’s most damage.
It was ugly and downright embarrassing.
The Spartan defense made the Buckeye front line and backs look like melting puddin’ pops. Even Bill Cosby was perplexed by the joke that was five sacks given up in the final quarter of a two possession ballgame.
Flash forward to last Saturday and it’s easy to understand why Urban Meyer was a jubilant soul, at a loss of words, knowing that his program to a step in the right direction.
The tides have turned.
Instead of the Buckeyes garnering turnovers and losing, it was Michigan State getting the ball back three times, yet falling short of victory.
On the sidelines were two teams who didn’t necessarily hate each other. They have shared their battles on the gridiron, just like any pair of conference foes.
But just hours after this year’s battle, a regular conference game turned into something ugly.
Maybe it’s because Buckeye Nation instantly lost any respect they had for a former member of a National Championship staff. No matter what, being in the god forsaken land up north had to have something to do with it. Hell, Sparty has now been walking around the last few years like they want to be the new WoLOLverines of the B1G. Another part of the equation has to be that they want to be the new WoLOLverines of the B1G.
Whiny ass bitches who find anything to complain about. Win or lose.
You see, I can understand trolling when losing. Especially when you have nothing better to do than study for the latest in Cowology. Oww Oww! Even Calculus professors are doing what they can to
strip naked in front of coeds get off that campus. Slobbering on windows, running through halls. Scaring future Angus herders shitless.
But TapeGate? You want to talk ethics Sparty coaching staff?
Listen Dantonio, we understand you miss the great Jim Tressel and his respect of you raiding our state looking for some two star recruits. I know you believed that you would be able to steal for a few at least for the next few seasons while Ohio State bounced back from one of the darkest times in history.
But I have to ask: What is more unethical? Taking advantage of a friendship by recruiting in his territory because you know you cant get prospects in your own state? Or convincing a kid who hasn’t signed on the dotted line that a program in your own state, with a longer tradition, and better coaching staff is better for you?
Here’s a question to pose to Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi: Is it more unethical to accidentally send the wrong tape through FTP, and then resend the right one? Or is it a more ethical practice to allow your defense to gouge the eyeballs of your opponents and not punish them for it?
Hey NarSLEEZEE, you got no comment. Figures.
Don’t worry. Urban Meyer has submitted a complaint that actually has some validity. It’s okay that you have nothing to say. Let the video speak for itself.
By the way, I hope you’re not crying when you lose all your Ohio cred in upcoming recruiting classes. I hope you know you woke up a sleeping giant.
Looks like Buckeye Nation, Urban Meyer, the Silver Bullets and Scarlet Assassins have another date to circle twice on their calendar.
Two coaches who hate each other. Two fan-bases backing their fearless leader.
It might not be a rivalry. We might forget about this scuffle by this time next year. One thing is clear though.
A potential rivalry is brewing.