James E. Tressel – Soopah Genius!
January 9, 2007 by Eric Angevine
A national championship game in pictures:
Beware, Florida fans. The Wolf is at the door, and the only place he wants to see an alligator is on his red and silver polo shirt.
Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel prepares to recieve the Mythical Crystal Football, as awarded to him by pregame hype.
Coach T held the fate of an entire university in his powerful hands.
The game begins with an Ohio State kick return for a touchdown.
… scores again….
… and scores yet again. The Gators now lead 21-7 in the second quarter.
Tressel calls upon the fire within.
The Buckeyes respond, scoring on an 18-yard run to make the score 21-14. Wind begins to fill the sails in Columbia again.
OSU holds the Gators to two field goals, but the score is a dismal 27-14.
Tim Tebow throws for a TD, and the trap snaps shut once again. Tressel feels the pinch all over. Gators 34, Buckeyes 14.
Cloistered with his players at halftime, Tressel presents his master plan to slow the Gators’ offense in the second half.
Urban Meyer, suffering an attack of the munchies, eats the bait, seeds and all, and fails to score in the third quarter. Sadly for Tressel, OSU, though seed-free, also fails to score.
Tebow runs one more in and the Buckeyes have no answer. The game ends with the Gators victorious, 41-14.
At the postgame handshake, Tressel was already plotting his revenge for next season.
Urban Meyer drives off into the sunset, Bob Marley wafting from the 8-track. “Don’t worry… about a thing… ’cause ev’ry little thing… is gonna be alright!”