Add Steve Spurrier to the Group of Ohio State Backers

By Kyle Rowland on December 5, 2013 at 1:06p
The 'Ol Ball Coach has spoken.

First Missouri quarterback James Franklin gave Ohio State his vote of confidence, now South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has chimed in.

Commenting about the national championship race this week, Spurrier noted that the Buckeyes' schedule is more difficult than Florida State's, but no one has seemed to mention that all season.  

“You know what I think is interesting? Everybody is picking on Ohio State. Their schedule was ranked tougher than FSU’s,” Spurrier told The Post and Courier. “Did you know that? Everybody’s picking on how Ohio State hasn’t played anybody. I said, ‘Well, what about FSU?’ They beat Clemson, and that’s about it.”

Ohio State's strength of schedule is 61st, compared to 66 for the Seminoles. Each team have beaten one opponent that's currently ranked - Wisconsin and Clemson - and they both face ranked foes this week. 



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Hovenaut's picture

The OBC, from the SEC.
Alright with me (I forgive your time in DC, coach).

00Buck's picture

still don't like him................. good coach though !!  takes care of his players on the up and up

Upon this Rock, I build my house....and Let no man put asunder

ChazBuckeye's picture

Thank you ole Ball Coach!  You're spot on!  Like Herbie said (yes, I know, Herbie) why is everyone saying OSU's SOS and conference is so pathetic?  What about the ACC?  It's an absolute joke of a conference.  FSU, Clemson, Duke and BC are it (the usual top ranked team VA Tech is under .500.  Unfortunately for OSU next year history will be repeating with SOS and yet again it won't be OSU's fault).  That sound like powerhouse teams to anyone here????

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

d5k's picture

Va Tech's D is still as good as usual and they will hopefully revert to the mean on O in the next 2 years when we play them, making for a quality ranked opponent.

Barnsey69's picture

Wow, next thing you know Mark May will be wearing a Block O hat.

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Oyster's picture

Had a few with lunch today I see.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Hovenaut's picture

As Coath Holth would say, "Oh thure, now you come around".

Chief B1G Dump's picture

The Old Ball coaches preachin troof!

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

His hate of Free Shoes University is seeping through - thanks Old Ball Coach!

CowCat's picture

HBC and Urbz are friends.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Ol' Ball Coach is twistin' a few tails in Tallahassee... Not much love lost between Goiter nation and the Cimi-noles.
Having said that, however; he's spot on -- the ACC is a joke outside of FSU and Clemson.

buckskin's picture

After all these stupid sh*ts on ESPin talk about how they don't include records in their votes and other nonsense, I'm glad to see someone has taken a stand of reason and not bias.  Thanks Steve (just this once).

buckeyedude's picture

Well, that's a nice surprise.



GregB's picture

I wouldnt take this as an endorsement from Spurrier, he would still likely say that a one loss SEC deserves to jump OSU, its more an indictment of FSU.    Spurrier has no respect for Big Ten football he just likes to tweak FSU.

cinserious's picture

Regardless of Spurrier's motives, he's telling a truth that has not been told or known outside Buckeye country.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.