Evidently, the only BCS game in which the higher ranked team is an underdog features your favorite team as said underdog. All of the big boys have the Buckeyes at 5Â½ point dogs to the elephant slayer and his team.
Of course, 4 of the last 5 underdogs have won the BCS Championship game and the Vest knows a thing or two about slaying giants (11Â½ dogs), so it will be interesting to see how much, if any, that moves over the next month.
What do you think? Close game, Tigers by double-digits?
The long bowl layoff could allow Lawrence Wilson to see action against the Tigers as he continues to heal from the leg injury suffered against Youngstown State in the opener. A final decision on Wilson will likely be made game week.
How are Beanie's injuries? Tressel said he should be ready to rock:
"He's playing, he's practicing, he was running over people the other day."
Some coaching quickies:
- Defensive coordinator Jim Heacock won the Broyles award after all. I thought it would go to Missouri's Christensen, but props to Heacock on this one. Gordon points out that Heacock should have won it last season (winners picked before bowl outcome and all), but late is better than never. Heacock is the first Buckeye assistant to nab the award.
- The Cornfather, Tom Osborne, has given capo Bo Pelini his blessing to return to the LSU sideline to coach the Tigers in the championship game. Et tu Bo?
- Les Miles' contract extension has been put on hold until after the BCS Championship. Not that this changes anything, but you know it will give false hope to Michigan fans everywhere. Why? Because the Wolverines may be back to courting Ferentz.