Football season will mean the end of summer but fall will be just as exciting here in Ohio. The Brown will be back in town and Ohio State is geting the buzz.
Buckeyes’ head coach, Jim Tressel is entering his eighth season as head coach and a lot of people wonder if he can bring a national champsionship home to Columbus this year. The professional handicappers say the Buckeyes will win the Big Ten this year. The big question is if they can get to the National Championship and if they can actually win it this time around.
ESPN College Football Live interviewed Tressel about the upcoming season, his star recruit and the Big 10.
The Big Ten went three and five in bowl games last year. Jesse Palmer asked Tressel if the Big Ten was a weak conference. “I think anyone that’s ever played against the Big Ten would refute that. The Big Ten is not a weak conference, it’s a strong conference. Did we lose the last two National Championship games, yes. Did we lose the last two Rose Bowls, which is a BCS venue, yes. And that gets the most notorioty. So I think you have to look in the mirror and say if you want respect, you have to win those games and so I don’t know if you ever get respect in debates, you get respect in action and 2008 is on the way,” Tressel replied.
Ohio State will have a high school standout on the field this year. Terrelle Pryor will cross the Pennsylvania/Ohio border to play for the Buckeyes. Tressel said he couldn’t wait to get Pryor teamed up with the other players and see what he had to offer.
One of the biggest match-ups this year will be September 13th at USC. People are saying if the Buckeyes can get past that game, they’ll head to the championship.
I’m looking forward to the upcoming season, even if it does mean the end of a Cleveland summer. Let’s go Browns and Buckeyes in the fall.