Jason Whitlock Might Be High

By Jason Priestas on August 20, 2006 at 7:00a

Jason Whitlock has decided to bless us all by disclosing his AP pre-season top 25.

He begins by letting everyone know that this is only the 2nd time in five years he has been given a vote in the poll and that he takes this job seriously. It's a good thing, because we can all appreciate how he takes his other jobs seriously.

He has tOSU #4 behind West Virginia, Notre Dame and Texas:

I'm picking Texas to beat the Buckeyes, and I'll never rank Ohio State ahead of Texas the rest of the season unless the Longhorns lose two games. You follow? If Texas loses a game late, I won't let a one-loss OSU squad leapfrog Texas in my poll. Plus, I think the Buckeyes are a bit overrated. They lost nine starters on defense. I can see Iowa and Michigan beating OSU this year.

Whitlock spews the same tired analysis we're getting out of all of the national voices this year - that there isn't a clear-cut favorite to win it all. If topping the AP, USAToday/Coaches, SI and ESPN Power polls isn't a clear-cut early season favorite, I don't know what is.

Brainlock says that Texas will beat tOSU and that even if Texas loses somewhere else, he won't let tOSU jump a one loss Texas squad that beat them earlier. He's obviously completely stoned, but the good news is that we only have a few weeks to wait and see if he's right. The national press is just starting to come to the conclusion that Jim Tressel, albeit not flashy, is a very gifted coach. Whitlock is just a little slow.


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AcrossTheField11's picture

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Man that Whitlock dude reminds me of Danny Sheridan...hope its a similar result in terms of their predictions being wrong...except this time around we lift the crystal ball.

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HolyBuckeye92's picture

Happy birthday!!!

"I call them That School Up North because I hate them."-Woody Hayes

JewellNtherough's picture

Happy Birthday Eleven Warriors!

Lifetime Buckeye fan and 2nd generation OSU graduate (2011). OH!

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Hovenaut's picture

I used to watch The Sports Reporters (back when I used to watch the WWL with some frequency), and cringed whenever Whitlock was on the panel.

One of the worst sports journalists out there - full of himself, writing for himself.

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Squirrel Master's picture

this post is the gift that keeps on giving clark!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

They call him Twitlock in Kansas City for a reason.

Anyone else thinks he looks like he could be in Run DMC in that picture? 

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization." - Woody Hayes


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0H-10's picture


“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

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Nairion's picture

This is the quietest 11W article Ive ever seen. Such a quality post deserves more attention. ;)

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture


"Quit skipping leg day bro" - Dr James Andrews

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Wes Lee Mantooth's picture

...yeah, he's high on Twinkies!



Buckeye4NC's picture

Well, lets bring some love to the past.

KrazyOne's picture

See you next year at the big 1-0 birthday party!

I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn’t win. ~Urban F. Meyer

brband64's picture

Wow, he hasn't aged a day...

"Maybe the Big Ten is not that bad. Maybe it's pretty damn good.'' ~ Urban Meyer

GoBucksOSU's picture

Might as well leave a comment on the first ever 11W article. Happy Birthday 11W!

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