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.