Bill Bradley once said, “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Winston Churchill gave it to us like this, “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” Then Confucius put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
Well playas…if the Indiana Hoosiers keep playin’ with the continuous effort that they played with in Columbus on Saturday they’ll be unlockin’ all kinds of potential. The Hoosiers (3-2) got off of the bus with crazy attitude like they were SUPPOSED to be on the field with Ohio State. They didn’t just lay down and let a boy walk all over them in a 38-17 loss to the No.2 ranked team in America. And on some real talk, the score wasn’t indicative of the ball game I watched.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Indiana was in this ball game the entire way!! It wasn’t actually decided until the Hoosiers turned the ball over on downs at their own 33 with 5:22 left with Ohio State up 31-17. Then a few plays later the J.T. Barrett hit Dontre Wilson on a 37 yard TD pass to put it out of reach. Up until that point Kevin Wilson’s crew had life and were still fightin’.
Remember bruh, this is INDIANA we’re talkin’ about!!! They held J.T. Barrett to 93 yards passin’ on 9 of 23 attempts in the Shoe!!! Yeah they gave up 290 yards on the ground but they were gonna give up something because Ohio State has better players all around. It is what it is. And you knew that they weren’t goin’ to out coach them with Urban Myer livin’ and breathin’ on their sideline.
Just for the Hoosiers to be in that ball game was a testament to what Kevin Wilson is buildin’ down in Bloomington. Keep in mind that this is the same Ohio State team that went to Norman, beat the brakes off of Oklahoma, tore up the Sooner Schooner and set the ponies free. That Ohio State!!
So even in a loss I’ve got to give the Hoosiers their props! I’m lookin’ forward to seein’ what they can pull out of their hats for homecoming next week against Nebraska. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.