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It's not like Bollman didn't have any other duties. He was the oline coach, consulted Tressel on the offensive, and did watch games from the booth (giving Tressel info from there).
I am not saying Bollman did nothing. Yet Tressel was the real OC for Ohio State from 2001 to 2010 (with plenty of criticism too, and in fact many people defended Bollman by stating Tressel was the real OC). Bollman was only the true OC, like he will be at MSU, in 2011. Maybe he will be great, who knows. Yet his history as an actual OC is short and not very successful. Yet people here are trying to turn him into something he was not, and he was not the true OC at Ohio State outside of 1 year.
What is your definition of "true" OC. Let me give you a hint: the correct one isn't "the guy who calls plays"
Yeah, I can only hold him to his position and the guy's official position was "offensive coordinator". He was coordinating offenses that were struggling to beat Purdue and Illinois in 02 while Dantonio's unit was cleaning up. Take away the defenses in the Tressel era and you have a lot more Alamo Bowls than BCS Bowls. Whoever was calling the plays (I really don't know as I am not an Ohio State fan) wasn't doing a terrific job and Bollman wouldn't have had the title of "offensive coordinator" for close to a decade if he was just kicking back with an Arnold Palmer every Saturday in the coaches box while Tressel called plays.
Edmunds reviews on the suspension are quite favorable (rides nice and smooth for me). Also I'd say 30+MPG with over 400 horsepower works great for me. But I can certainly respect your difference of opinion.
He only has one season of actual play calling experience and it was a huge failure.
His most recent experience was as an offensive line coach at Boston College.
He left BC (I still haven't figured out why) to be the offensive line coach at Purdue.
Players play, tough players win.
I'm sure it is yours, just busting your balls. But lets talk about the fact you didn't buy a convertible and are rocking cargo shorts....
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It can't go around corners. Way too tail happy, and when it does grip, understeers like crazy. The rear suspension is an older design than the pushrod v8 that gets that mileage by operating as an i4 during cruising speeds.....
It's all good, no offense was taken. :) I like the targa removable top. Already had a Mustang convertible at the time and really wanted to go back to a coupe.
That's just like saying we had a winning season and won a bowl game with Roushar in 2012.
Even on great teams you can still identify things that aren't great. Do you think Todd Boeckman was a good QB?
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From mediocre to mundane...I can hardly contain myself.
BC's head coach was fired and he wasn't retained.
Legit excuse, now explain the cargo shorts and we will have all our differences worked out and can be BFF's forever.
Uh isn't Purdue a step up from BC anyways?
Diamong Leung is a pretty good source. He's only been on the beat for a little while, but his reporting has been completely solid.
Better than Roushar.
The guy that develops the offensive gameplan, determines the personel, calls the plays, and essentially makes most of the decisions concerning the offensive side of the ball (the head coach will of course intervene at times, but most will be made by the OC). That is what Tressel did. Bollman coached the Oline and consulted Tressel on the scheme.
You can fight semantics all you want, but Bollman had the token title of OC and was not much more than a glorified OLine coach with some consulting duties. I can't believe you guys want to make Bollman out to be something he wasn't. Research it yourselves and get back with us. You will find Tressel ran the offense at Ohio State while he was head coach, and Heacock ran the defense (with others in the Tressel years including Dantonio). I seriously cannot believe you guys want to fight this.
Oh, and please name all the real offensive coordinators that don't call plays.
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Tressel's offenses weren't great, outside of 2007 with Troy Smith, Ted Ginn, and Anthony Gonzalez. They had an average offense and a great defense every other year. When Tressel left and Bollman took over as the play caller , it went from average to awful.
Maybe if you have so much money you should upgrade your wardrobe a bit. Nice cargo shorts
That's country club garb in Ohio
While I am somewhat skeptical on this hire and the O$U offense was less than stellar in 2011, let's get real. They lost Tressel in May, leaving them in disarray. The offense was supposed to have a senior QB, and had to start a true freshman. They also lost their top RB and WR as well as a starting lineman to suspension. Do you really think that was an ideal situation for fielding a great offense? Are you going to scrap the conservative system Tressel ran and install something new in June? Do you think you are easier to stop when you have no proven RB and a freshman QB? Do you think you might be vulnerable to a really aggressive (and damn good) MSU defense under these circumstances? Please.
So you're saying we shouldn't be excited about having a coach on our staff that has ten years as a B10 coordinator (at the best B10 program) who is an offensive line guy as well?
Lol. Who did people really want here? WMU's OC or something? Yikes, I think this is great news if true!
I think it was Tedford or bust for this board..
They got us used to that this season, or at least they tried. Here's the thing w/Bollman. He was OC at OSU, but JT was the HC and had last word on the plays. This raises the question, "how much autonomy did Bollman have, and would he have been more creative if given free rein?"
I really hope this guy is a recruiting whirlwind, because he's not really anyone's O visionary.
hah, noted, considered, and rejected. But appreciate the advice.
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