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.



AcrossTheField11's picture

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

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.

HolyBuckeye92's picture

Getting my HS up.

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

+1 HS