Insiders OSU Report
Am I an insider? No, but it sounds good!
This will be the most important game of the year! We need
to beat ASU!
This will be the statement for the rest of the year.
“This will be the most important game of the year!”
Every game from now on is the most important game of the year.
We control our own destiny. If we win out, we are
in the Rose Bowl. If we lose the rest we will have one
of the worst seasons in a long time.
Not to worry! I see into the future, and we will win at
least two more games, and we will be going to a bowl.
The ones that are in question of course are the Arizona
game that we play at their house, and the Oregon game
that we play at our house. We have the following schedule:
1. This week: Home against ASU
2. Next week: At UCLA
3. Then we play Cal. at home
4. The following week: At Arizona
5. Then we end up with Oregon at our house.
Yes, I see that we could win all of those, but the game
that I am most worried about is the Arizona game.
They played USC very though. They are a much better
team than in the past. They can beat any team in the PAC-10.
When we play down there, it is always a close, nail biting game.
We should beat ASU and UCLA. Those are the two games
I mentioned as the ones we will win up above. Cal. has beaten
us badly in our own house, but I just have the feeling that we
will prevail this time.
So that comes down to the Oregon game. They have an awesome
offense. They have a “quarterback,” named Jeremiah Masoli
that is leading the team in rushing the last two games. He had
170 yards against UCLA and 147 against ASU. I mean he is almost
rushing as well as our own Jacquizz Rogers. (Almost) They have two Jeremiah’s in the back field,
must be the year for that name.
Wouldn’t it be a dream situation if that final game with Oregon would
be for the Rose Bowl? It could happen. Then when we beat them it
will not only get us into the Rose Bowl, but we will once again send the
Ducks waddling to a lower bowl.
Notice the yardage Jeremiah got against those two teams mentioned
above. The next two games we have is ASU and then UCLA.
Jacquizz will have real fun running against those two teams. If they
concentrate on him, then the passing will have a field day. I really
like our chances in both of those games.
ASU can’t run the ball, andtheir quarterback, Carpenter, gimps around
almost as much as I do. They allow lots of yards rushing. Any questions?
UCLA has had teams score many points on them every game.
I mean like, 59-0 pounding by BYU. Our defense is not going to allow a lot
of scoring. So if we can get in 20 points against them we will win.
The rumor birds are flying all over the place. Is Athletic Director Bob
DeCarolis leaving? Who will replace him if he does go? Can we still
entice him to stay? How long will he stay if he is hired somewhere else?
Forget all of that! He is not being considered for the position at Indiana any more! However,
he is a hot item in the Athletic Director world, so his name will come up any time there is an
opening in the NCAA.
Lute Olson retiring? Yes! Two of the reasons for his retirement; his health, (he had a stroke) and his
Olson had a great career. He was always mentioned along side the names of, Dean Smith, Bob Knight,
and Mike Krzyewski. He built a horrible program to one of the elite teams in the NCAA.
No new coaches are being mentioned as his replacement, but it is obvious
that Kevin O’neill should be the front runner. He has gone on to an NBA job, but
the University should do what ever they can to get him back.
We need to do some voting before the presidential election next Tuesday!!
Jacquizz Rogers is the front runner in voting for the national freshman of the
year. However, the gap is closing. He only has 54% of the vote now. The next
closest has 27%. That sounds like a huge lead, but Jacquizz had 98% about two
weeks ago. The bye week may have hurt him So go to:
This Sunday is your first chance to see the “new style,” of play by the men’s
basket ball team. It is an exhibition game, but we will be able to see what type
of offense and defense that Coach Robinson will be using. Show up and show
the team that we are behind them, and get them started on a good note for the
whole season. Their game is against Saint Martins, on 11-2-08 is at 5:30 P.M.
and then they play at home again on 11-8-08 against Concordia (Oregon) University,
at 7:00 P.M.
The sports schedules for all sports for the month of November are:
November 1st- Home against ASU 7:15 P.M.
November 8th- At UCLA
November 15th- Home agaisnt Cal
November 22nd- At Arizona
November 29th- Home against Oregon
November 2nd- Saint Martins 5:30 P.M.
November 8th- Concodia (Oregon) 7:00 P.M.
November 14th- At Howard 4:00 P.M.
November 22nd- At Nevada 7:00 P.M.
November 24th- Yale 7:00 P.M.
November 26th- Montana State 8:00 P.M.
November 30th- At Fresno State 2:00 P.M.
November 2nd- Lewis & Clark 3:00 P.M.
November 11th- Concordia (Oregon) 7:00 P.M.
November 16th- Sacramento 5:00 P.M.
November 19th- Houston 7:00 P.M.
November 28th- At the Bahamas, against Arkansas 3:15 P.M.
November 29th- At the Bahamas, against North Carolina/Pacific TBA
The rest of the teams are either done for the year, or do not have any action
until after the first of the year.
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