Tresselball Holds Key To OSU Rose Bowl Win

Ohio State doesn't have to change its basic philosophy to beat Oregon in the Rose Bowl. See what I'm talking about along with OSU-Oregon Tidbits, news and notes from Around The Country and a Fearless Bowl Forecast in the final blog for 2009.

Someone once coined the phrase, "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence."

That old axiom fits any number of everyday life situations, but it is especially true for Ohio State football fans. They look at Oregon and its pinball-style offense, and they get all misty-eyed. They wonder why their favorite team can't score points in bunches. They wonder why the Buckeyes can't be that fun to watch.

Now with the Ducks on the horizon, fans wonder if maybe – finally – Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel will unleash his arsenal of weapons and allow his thoroughbreds to run free.

Many theorize Tressel has to open the playbook tomorrow afternoon. Oregon won 10 of its last 11 games, and scored 40 points or more in seven of its final nine contests. The only blemish down the stretch for the Ducks was a loss at Stanford, and the Cardinal had to score 51 points to pull that off.

There is another way, of course.

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