Translating Tressel: OSU Offensive Intentions

The head coach of the Buckeyes has had his say, a nice hour-plus conversation with the press during which offense was a major topic. How did it alter this writer's perception about what is in store for spring 2009 and beyond? Read on to find out.

I consider the spring-opening press conference with Jim Tressel yesterday to have been more interesting than the average JT presser.

Sprinkled throughout were bits and pieces and hints about what to expect from his offense in the spring and in 2009 overall (those might not be quite the same thing, as you'll see).

First, let me get this out of the way for those of you out there who are craving major changes: They ain't comin'.

However, if you think the Ohio State offense has generally only consisted of the types of plays it ran in the last three games of the 2008 regular season, you will probably believe what you see in 2009 is revolutionary.

Not sure what I mean?

Well, let me give you some highlights of the Tresselisms of April 1, and then I'll see if I can clear things up with the latest post in the Cus Words blog.

One last note: He didn't talk a lot of defense because, as he often reminds us, he doesn't do much from a strategic standpoint with the defense. We'll have to wait until later meetings with Jim Heacock and Luke Fickell for that..


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