Maybe they were busy getting fashion tips.

You know, you have to admire a guy like Jim Tressel, who’s got rings and titles galore, yet isn’t afraid to acknowledge that you can always learn a few new things to better your program.  And, let’s face it, with the 76th ranked offense in the county last season, there’s certainly room for improvement.

So it’s great that he kicked his coaches out the door to go observe other programs’ spring practices.  Like this:

“The biggest trip we did is we had 14 guys go down to the ‘research triangle’ in Raleigh-Durham (North Carolina) and they were able to spend time with N.C. State, North Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest,” Tressel said.

Buckeye fans, you better hope they weren’t going down to Tobacco Road to get some offensive pointers, based on these rankings in total offense from last year.

  • 89 – N.C. State
  • 92 – North Carolina
  • 101 – Wake Forest
  • 102 – Duke

I’m not sure you could find a greater concentration of offensive ineptitude in one geographic area if you tried.



Filed under ACC Football, Big Ten Football

5 responses to “Maybe they were busy getting fashion tips.

  1. The Realist

    The Research triangle is working on genetic modification to create more manbearpig clones. A.J. Hawk was the first experiment that went horribly, horribly right. They have come back for more now that “Animal pt. 2” has expired his eligibility.


  2. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    Is Coach Sweater Vest moonlighting for the b-ball team? That would be the only reason to benchmark Tobacco Road.


  3. RaleighDawg

    Senator, as someone who is forced to watch ACC “football”, I would like to make a clarifying point that both NC State and UNC had very significant injuries to their starting quarterbacks last year. Still the conference as a whole was God awful to watch. I have no idea what Jimmy T hoped to learn from Wake or State’s offense.

    I for one cannot wait for CBS/ESPN to broadcast all SEC games. I will take an AU/MSU 3-2 game over what I usually have to watch for the raycom game here.


  4. MacAttack

    Rest assure, OSU will win another Big 10 title and get blown out by another SEC team next year


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