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November 23, 2012
Time and Change: Tim Spencer
Follow Noon | Givler | Axelrod | Birmingham
Winning in November and winning the big games are what makes the difference between a good season and a great season, especially at Ohio State.
After that Rose Bowl Tim went on to play in the Fiesta Bowl, Liberty Bowl and finally the Holiday Bowl. In that game he led the Buckeyes with 167 yards rushing on our way to defeating the BYU Cougars 47-17.
Since then Tim has stayed active since his playing and coaching days with Ohio State and has never stopped following the Buckeyes.
"I've continued to follow them ever since I played," Spencer said. "We have practice every Saturday morning with the Bears, so I tape the game and usually get home to start watching right after the first quarter. I wouldn't miss it for the world.
"Now, I have a vested interest with my son Evan playing for the Bucks, so it's even more exciting for me to watch."
Watching his son grow and develop as a Buckeye under new coach Urban Meyer has been gratifying for Tim.
"Things are certainly different now", Spencer said. "When I played, we ran with more power with the fullback lead. Today, they spread guys out, trying to create mismatches both in talent and in numbers.
"I think the players are still learning the system and will only get better as time goes on. I think a lot of guys, including Evan will get the opportunity to contribute in a big way. I think the sky is the limit for the program and I know that Evan will have the same incredible experiences that I had as a Buckeye."
As the years have passed since Tim Spencer played for the Buckeyes in a run oriented attack, his son now plays in a new era, where the style of play has changed, but the wins and the successes will continue. Like Father, Like son... some things should never change.
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