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Tressel says (Ohio State RB) Wells will play against USC
ESPN.com ^ | 9 Sept 2008 | Adam Rittenberg

Posted on 09/10/2008 12:05:57 PM PDT by GOP_Raider

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday that running back Chris "Beanie" Wells will play in Saturday's game against top-ranked USC after missing last week's game with an injury to his right big toe.

How much Wells plays largely depends on his progress in practices Tuesday and Wednesday. Wells will run and go through individual drills Tuesday before participating fully in Wednesday's workout.

"He probably ran better than I thought he might [on Monday]," Tressel said.

Wells has been testing the foot/toe on a stationary bike and in the pool. He's listed as the starter on this week's depth chart ahead of Dan "Boom" Herron, who received the bulk of the carries this past week.

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1 posted on 09/10/2008 12:05:58 PM PDT by GOP_Raider
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2 posted on 09/10/2008 12:08:58 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (If I wanted a Chicago politician as my President, I'd vote for Richard Daley)
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To: GOP_Raider

God i hope the Bucks show up this week. Last week was atrocious. Get ‘em ready Tress!


3 posted on 09/10/2008 12:09:11 PM PDT by smith288 (Maverick - Barracuda 08! Http://www.cafepress.com/smith288)
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To: GOP_Raider

It’s going to be a long night for the funny hat dudes....


4 posted on 09/10/2008 12:10:00 PM PDT by gobucks (Blissful Marriage: A result of a worldly husband's transformation into the Word's wife.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Oh please, please, please may Ohio State win!!!


5 posted on 09/10/2008 12:10:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GOP_Raider

“O-H!”


6 posted on 09/10/2008 12:11:29 PM PDT by FreeLuna
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To: GOP_Raider

Go Buckeyes!!!! Please do not show up like you did this past week. PLEASE!!


7 posted on 09/10/2008 12:12:52 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: FreeLuna

I-O!


8 posted on 09/10/2008 12:12:58 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: dfwgator

Go Trojans! Class of ‘91


9 posted on 09/10/2008 12:16:34 PM PDT by Cosmo105
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To: dfwgator

The amount of pre-game smack talk before these Ohio State games against top teams has diminished from full-on in-your-face smack talk (against U of M in 2006) to a mere, ‘man, we better show up’ now.

I know I’ve kept it fully under wraps after 2 NC game debacles (altho, the FLA game in 2006 was the worst)


10 posted on 09/10/2008 12:16:44 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: GreenAccord

Gonna be a great weekend of football. OSU-USC Saturday night, and Browns-Steelers on Sunday night. Hopefully I’ll be in a good mood Monday morning.


11 posted on 09/10/2008 12:17:54 PM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: dfwgator; GOP_Raider

Great nickname “Beanie” - what is the story behind that?


12 posted on 09/10/2008 12:18:28 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Sarahcuda!!!)
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To: dfwgator

They better bring some game!


13 posted on 09/10/2008 12:19:06 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: gobucks
Behold...a thing of power - and elegant beauty:


14 posted on 09/10/2008 12:21:54 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: GOP_Raider

Amazing that a game in week 3 of the regular college season is easily the most critical dealing with National Championship/BCS ramifications. This is a bowl game in itself.


15 posted on 09/10/2008 12:27:27 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: smith288

Tell me I am wrong, but Tressell ran scripted plays all the way to the end of the third quarter.

Here is my case - Boeckman ran the football almost every play, that is why he did not score a touchdown. He needs to throw the ball to spread out his game.

Likewise, Pryor was strickly throwing the ball and limited his running attack.

Last week’s game was designed to give the university of spoiled children nothing to prepare for.

Go Bucks!


16 posted on 09/10/2008 12:33:24 PM PDT by Dacula (I am not voting for Saxby Chambliss!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Go Bucks!


17 posted on 09/10/2008 12:34:08 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: Dacula

I have had this theory about Tressell and his early season light competition since his third year as coach. IMO he designs these game plans to work as glorified scrimmages and deliberately disguises his team’s strengths. When they need to kick in the afterburners late, they leave the opponents in the dust.


18 posted on 09/10/2008 12:38:29 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: Dacula
You mean University of Successful CPA’s
19 posted on 09/10/2008 12:47:54 PM PDT by Cosmo105
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

He had a small head when little i think.


20 posted on 09/10/2008 12:48:12 PM PDT by smith288 (Maverick - Barracuda 08! Http://www.cafepress.com/smith288)
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To: Ghengis
When they need to kick in the afterburners late, they leave the opponents in the dust.

Except when they play an SEC team.

21 posted on 09/10/2008 12:51:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: IndyTiger

I like the Big Ten but I think USC has too much for Ohio State. The Pac Ten teams always seem to have a lot of speed. The brownies better bring something more than they showed to the cowboys.


22 posted on 09/10/2008 1:00:44 PM PDT by kickonly88
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To: dfwgator
Except when they play an SEC team.

And by then, OSU puts out all they have on the field for SEC teams to expose. But OSU football is still good football.

23 posted on 09/10/2008 1:01:33 PM PDT by smith288 (Maverick - Barracuda 08! Http://www.cafepress.com/smith288)
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To: GOP_Raider

Did Tress say if the offensive line would play, too? :)


24 posted on 09/10/2008 1:09:46 PM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: GOP_Raider

I am not a real big fan of OSU, but I sure hope they knock off USC. I can’t stand their weany of a coach!


25 posted on 09/10/2008 1:11:09 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: Cosmo105

Class of ‘81

Fight on!!


26 posted on 09/10/2008 1:12:13 PM PDT by rockthecasbah (He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.)
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To: Cosmo105
You mean University of Successful CPA’s

That's University of Spoiled Children to you, bub.

27 posted on 09/10/2008 1:13:52 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Government intervention helped make the Great Depression great.)
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To: GOP_Raider

USC has far too much team speed for Ohio State to compete.

While I hope it is a good game, I think the second half is going to get ugly.


28 posted on 09/10/2008 1:23:02 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Gee... isn’t that what they said about Maimi?


29 posted on 09/10/2008 1:26:51 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

When he was a young boy, his little brother thought Beanie’s head was too small for his body, he thought it looked like a bean.


30 posted on 09/10/2008 1:31:39 PM PDT by jrtjrt
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To: kickonly88
The Pac Ten teams always seem to have a lot of speed

You might want to have checked on the Oregon State debacle against Penn State this past week before you said that.

That being said, Ohio State has no way of beating the high stakes payroll of USC this week. They will most likely get decimated.

31 posted on 09/10/2008 1:55:55 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: GOP_Raider

This is GREAT news. We are really going to need him. The offense last week had me very worried. I think we need to stick with the basics, run the football.


32 posted on 09/10/2008 2:46:55 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Thanks for the ping looks like a great weekend of college football.


33 posted on 09/10/2008 3:11:39 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade
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To: ErnBatavia
ErnBatavia adores Trojans? Well, that's very responsible of you.

Go Buckeyes! oHIo

34 posted on 09/10/2008 3:16:13 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: dfwgator
Except when they play an SEC team.

That's the truth.

35 posted on 09/10/2008 3:18:04 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Mashood

Miami played poorly, and suffered a major injury to their best player. On top of that, I didn’t think Miami was significantly better that Ohio State that year.


36 posted on 09/10/2008 3:24:10 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Here's one to scare ya!

But that wouldn't scare this guy....


37 posted on 09/10/2008 3:57:55 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: dfwgator

Did you read my post?


38 posted on 09/10/2008 4:48:56 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

Thanks. I’ll be up late tonight (well, it’s probably early by my standards) creating the delight to the optic nerve that will be this weekend’s live thread, so be sure to stick around for that.


39 posted on 09/10/2008 5:07:43 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (If I wanted a Chicago politician as my President, I'd vote for Richard Daley)
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To: Ghengis

Big ten fans are self delusional. Ohio State is getting ready to get its ass kicked.


40 posted on 09/10/2008 5:39:18 PM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: GOP_Raider
Thanks. I’ll be up late tonight (well, it’s probably early by my standards) creating the delight to the optic nerve that will be this weekend’s live thread, so be sure to stick around for that.

I'll be posting my season premier FWIW top 10 but still try to get some sleep tonight.
41 posted on 09/10/2008 5:44:09 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Lakeshark

“You might want to have checked on the Oregon State debacle against Penn State this past week before you said that.”

Like the Obamasiah, I will say what I meant to say was that on the whole the Pac Ten seems to have more speed.I’m in Illannoy but I really like Penn State over the other teams in the Big Ten.And I believe they still play on grass as opposed to that artificial turf garbage.


42 posted on 09/10/2008 6:36:31 PM PDT by kickonly88
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To: GOP_Raider
It's amazing how one game can change everything. Before the season USC was having "issues" and people were picking Ohio State to win this game and now after OSU's performance last saturday versus Ohio (plus USC clobbering UVA) and now people are picking USC to win. As for me I have to say I would have to pick USC. I just think they have the edge at QB. Boechkman (sp?) is just not a big time college QB. The only way they win this game is if Beanie Wells has a game similar to how he played versus Michigan last year where the offense runs the bal and keeps the USC offense off the field. BTW here somethinf I found on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il32mM0r768

43 posted on 09/10/2008 6:51:48 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (What does september mean to me? hockey pre-season. Yes!)
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To: Dacula
****Last week’s game was designed to give the university of spoiled children nothing to prepare for.****

That plus giving the alumni an ulcer. LOL!

44 posted on 09/10/2008 6:55:11 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (What does september mean to me? hockey pre-season. Yes!)
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To: Man50D
****I'll be posting my season premier FWIW top 10 but still try to get some sleep tonight. ****

Sponsored by Dunkin Doughnuts I hope. LOL!

45 posted on 09/10/2008 6:58:58 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (What does september mean to me? hockey pre-season. Yes!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

This ‘69 Rose Bowl video is great! Kind of amazing to see Tatum with that hit on O.J., since OJ looked like a LB in that game.


46 posted on 09/10/2008 6:59:35 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (If I wanted a Chicago politician as my President, I'd vote for Richard Daley)
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To: GOP_Raider

The amazing thing about that team is that there were a ton of solphmores on the team. They only lost two games (’69 vs Michigan and ‘71 Rose Bowl vs. Stanford - Jim Plunkett) in 3 years.


47 posted on 09/10/2008 7:23:20 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (What does september mean to me? hockey pre-season. Yes!)
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To: IndyTiger

Not if your an Ohio State and/or Browns fan.


48 posted on 09/10/2008 8:51:32 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (Let freedom ring.)
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To: smaug6
Sheesh! Again, this has nothing to do with what I posted.

If all you wanted to do was take a dig, you accomplished that. But what you posted has nothing to do with the discussion in which I was engaged in.

49 posted on 09/11/2008 7:04:27 AM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
I agree with your assessment.

Last weekend I was picking USC by 12 pts. I love my Bucks, but Boeckman is not a QB that elevates the team. If OSU wins, they keep it close, Beanie has some breakaway runs and the defense forces more than one key turnover.

50 posted on 09/11/2008 7:08:00 AM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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