Skip to comments.Ohio State Buckeyes v. LSU Tigers: Live Thread
Posted on 01/07/2008 10:39:05 AM PST by gobucks
Well, in a few hours, a few LSU folks will recall with dread the name Greg Frey. Yep, the Buckeye quarterback no one remembers but die-hard Buckeye and LSU fans. The quarterback who led the team to one of the most spectacular comebacks ever witnessed at Ohio Stadium.
As Wikipedia puts it: On September 24, 1988, he rallied Ohio State from a 33-20 deficit in the final four minutes for a 36-33 victory over the ninth-ranked LSU Tigers.
I was at that game in the shoe, urging all the fans who were leaving early to stay put. It was gratifying to see them pour back in as the miracle comeback unfolded. When Bobby Olive made that flying catch in the end zone for the win, I distinctly remember sharing overwhelmingly jubilant joy with thousands of other Buckeyes around me.
The LSU fans who shuffled back to their cars were morose indeed .... it's a long long drive to Louisiana from Ohio. These same fans are now hoping for a dose of that gloom to be heaped upon the carloads of Bucknuts on their way back home from the Dome tonight.
I have some advice for Tiger fans: don't buy the extra beer for the party after the game. The spirit of Greg Frey is with us still.
OSU over Tigers, 24-21.
The game is on FOX tonight, just in case anyone cares to tune in ....
Is LSU favored by 2 STDs?
The Buckeyes need to make up for the turd they laid last year in the national championship game.
Maybe more would be watching it to the end if it had been on a weekend night.
Not necessarily. It’s such a huge game and on network TV.
I’m guessing LSU has been catching a few STDs all right....; they are in NEW ORLEANS after all.
Which reminds me, anyone notice which team hasn’t been seen at all on Bourbon street??
The freakin’ Longhorns, that’s for DANG sure!!
Your Buckeyes will look like the 9th Ward after LSU Destroys them tonight.
Unless you’re an Ohio State or LSU fan why do you care about this game. It’s not like it will settle the debate over who was 2007’s best team.
Fair enough; I watched WVU disembowel OU with a kind of quiet horror, realizing what might have been had they beat Pitt. Truth be told, it should have been USC against WVU for the title.
Thanks, I’m a Mountaineer fan. Too bad just about their entire coaching staff has jumped ship with Rich Rod to Michigan.
What’s you take on Rich leaving? I thought he should have been there for his team in the bowl game. Surprised he’s leaving the homestate...
After that sterling performance they put in against Pitt?
Rodrigue would do well to have one bit of information tattooed on his hand. The Ohio State game is not 'just another game'. Fans will forgive him a lot of things, but not going 1 and 5 against Tressel.
I disagree. He's not retiring like Lloyd Carr is. Having made his decision to jump to another program then the break should be clean and immediate. Staying is a distraction to the players who have a game to prepare for.
I lost no sleep over Rich leaving and the new coach Stewart seems like and fine man. However, it was hoped that some of the coaching staff would stick around, but they aren’t. Not sure where Stewart will get all his assistants as he was just an assistant at WVU previously.
Now that was just mean. We are nice down here and when the ohio people get whupped, we will all say “want some gumbo darlin’?
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