Vanderbilt Backs Out of 2013 Opener in Columbus

October 18, 2012 at 3:30p    by Jason Priestas    
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GoBucks713's picture

They didn't want to get the SEC chants.

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BUCKfutter's picture

Can't wait for SEC fans to complain about our SOS next year

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

jenks's picture

beat me to the punch

wside buck's picture

its going to be really hard to find a quality opponent to replace them on such short notice

awwwwwwop's picture

NOOOOO. I have been scouting them for 3 years for just this occasion.  SO MUCH TIME WASTED.  Now this law degree is completely useless.

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

Orlando Buckeye's picture

That sucks, dude.  See if you can get your money back.  Ask to see their manager.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

yo his IS the manager b!

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Denny's picture

Now it's useless?

Taquitos.

BROSEPH's picture

Awe man, I was looking forward to this matchup.

wside buck's picture

I think Oklahoma has an open date

prevetbuck's picture

That would be awesome.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I think UNC is open as well

Nappy's picture

I blame Skip Bayless

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tennbuckeye19's picture

The timing of this really stinks, that's for sure. Pretty classless how it all went down. But in their defense, Vanderbilt has a hard time getting bowl eligible as it is. They have to schedule games, especially non-conference games, they think they can actually win, so they have Austin Peay (1-aa), U-mass (was 1-aa, now in mac), Uab (conf-usa), and wake (acc). 
here's vanderbilt's 2013 schedule, as released today:
 
Date Opponent Location
Aug. 31  Ole Miss  Nashville
Sept. 7  Austin Peay  Nashville
Sept. 14  at South Carolina  Columbia, S.C.
Sept. 21  at UMass  Foxborough, Mass.
Sept. 28  UAB  Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 5  Missouri  Nashville
Oct. 19  Georgia  Nashville
Oct. 26  at Texas A&M  College Station, Texas
Nov. 9  at Florida  Gainesville, Fla.
Nov. 16  Kentucky  Nashville
Nov. 23  at Tennessee  Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 30  Wake Forest  Nashville

BED's picture

Looks like the SEC scheduling folks are the ones who screwed us out of this match-up.

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BED's picture

They probably didn't want OSU to have 0* wins against the SEC anymore.

*vacated

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The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Bucksfan's picture

Actually, BED...OSU's regular season record vs. SEC teams is something like 7-3-2 (if you include Missouri the wins skyrocket).

BED's picture

http://www.topdan.com/sports/conference-records/big-ten.html#ohio-state-...

I guess I meant during BCS era.  And only counting teams that were in SEC when we played them.

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Bucksfan's picture

Yeah, it totally sucks.  Truth is we just don't play SEC teams outside of bowls.  The last one was 1988 against LSU...which means even if we do end up playing an SEC team in the future, it'll probably be 30+ years since the last time.  It's really the only conference that the B1G doesn't schedule with any regularity.  Someone with knowledge of the inner workings can maybe shed light on why.  I can only speculate that it is hard to schedule teams from a conference that plays 2 of its first 4 games of the year, on average, against teams in-conference.  It's also probably why 90% of the SEC still schedules games against FCS opponents in November.

awwwwwwop's picture

I think there are two major reasons that the SEC and B1G have a hard time scheduling games.  I think the first is the one that you mentioned.  Most SEC teams play 2 conference opponents while the B1G is busy losing to MAC schools which means you have a 2 week window.  Also, the SEC contract require sa Thursday game fairly often and an early night game each weekend.  This makes scheduling hard because the B1G doesn't really like playing on Thursdays and they have their own obligations to BTN.

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Oyster's picture

Who cares.  All the tsun slappies would still chirp that OSU 'only' played Vandy, even though they count their 11 games against them in their 'overall' SEC records.
Hypocrites...

E2Brutus's picture

Did we get trolled by the SEC and Vandy?

tommrkr's picture

Awww, we won't get to flush the commodes...err commodores.  Bring on Denison.

Buck_Michigan's picture

I wonder why they backed out?  Not that I think Vandy is a great quality opponent but it would be nice to beat a little SEC ass even though they are hardly your typical SEC team.  So what do we think?  UAB again...or back to good ole reliable Ohio teams that have no chance?  C'mon Smith make some miracle happen buddy!

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awwwwwwop's picture

Their AD teaches a class at the law school.  I'll try to get one of my friends in the class to ask why they cancelled.

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Johnny Ginter's picture

oh god, do it do it do it

BucksfanXC's picture

DO IT! and report back

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awwwwwwop's picture

Will do.  The class is only on Wednesdays so it could be a bit.
I should mention, it is a sports law class so scheduling, NCAA compliance, contracts, and realignment are pretty poplar issues.

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Nappy's picture

Maybe they didn't want to be the first SEC team to "officially"* lose to us?
*That shit happened, it's still on my DVR

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BED's picture

Just made the same joke.

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Nappy's picture

Great minds...

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

We already beat LSU in the 80s. Non-vacated.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

VHX7's picture

Barring some scheduling miracle, it looks like our already-boring 2013 OOC just got even more boring.

prevetbuck's picture

So wait... We got "Dear John"-ed by Vanderbilt?
 
Damn. That's cold.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Look at the bright side, I bet the letter was REALLY well written, since it came from Vanderbilt and all. 

jfunk's picture

Think the Browns would be interested in filling in? Wouldn't help our strength of schedule but I think they could use the good publicity.
 

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Oyster's picture

At least our defense will look good!
(sorry Browns fans...)

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Hate to break it to you, but the Browns would run the NCAA if they only played NCAA teams. The overall talent gap between the NCAA and the NFL is gaping.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Oyster's picture

I think it was meant as a joke, although I could be wrong.

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Confirmed:  The gaping talent gap is grounded to the ground.

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Poe McKnoe's picture

Hate that commercial.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Right?!?  Shows how little most consumers know about performance cars.  The dudes says its gots rims and a body kit.  Whoopy-doo...last time I checked, rims don't made your car "faster" unless you get a rim/tire package that is lighter (a la centripetal mass).  I can't remember the last time a CAMRY saw anything but the tail lights of my BMW or EVO.  Engine tuning and/or forced induction make cars fast...
And grounded to the ground?!?  Haha.  Factory suspension gives me nose bleeds...look like 4x4's...

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jfunk's picture

For the record, I was joking (for the most part).

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I understand, but Ramzy already proved last month that the 2001 Canes couldn't beat the Browns.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

BUCKfutter's picture

Well, Gene, while we're saying what we prefer, everyone would have "preferred" a bowl ban in 2011

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

GrayDay's picture

It will now cost us more to schedule a (maybe) less attractive game, since they're backing out so late.  And there was no penalty/fee built into the contract for this why?

Buckeye Chuck's picture

You'd think given the respect for Gordon Gee at Vanderbilt, that we might get more consideration. Unless, of course, they're down on Gee for reasons I'm unaware of.

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buckeyedude's picture

Maybe Vanderbilt is down on Gee just for leaving, like Florida is down on Meyer for leaving.
 

 

 

Nkohl13's picture

Mabye we could get into one of those big season opener matchups like michigan alabama.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

This is like breaking up with someone via text.  Wow.

Class of 2010.

Ill_Buckeye's picture

Lets do Akron, and see how fast they can get tressel on that sideline

J.Mo's picture

Boise State, do you want to try to prove yourself in Columbus?

Menexenus's picture

I'd love to see this!  Don't think they're available though.  On Land-Grant Holyland they made a list of all the FBS teams that still have that date available.  The most appealing opponent on the list was BYU.  To save you the click, here it is:

Here are the teams with open dates that week: BYU, West Virginia (though this is all but impossible as they already have another neutral site game scheduled and need another home game), Tulane, Washington State, Kansas, Southern Miss, UTEP, FIU, North Texas, BC, Duke, NC State, Virginia, and Wake Forest.

Personally, I wouldn't mind BC, NC State, or Virginia, either.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

I would take any one of the AQ schools + BYU.  Taking a non-AQ school is going to really hurt our already-weak schedule mightily (unless the B1G can make a major rebound next year).  We just got punk'd...

"The revolution will be televised."

J.Mo's picture

Lets get Duke and have Jeremy Cash return to Columbus.

Urban John Simon Meyer's picture

I'm actually going to see two temas on this list play one another this weeked. Green Wave at Miners.
 
Miners are winless, I got the tickets for free, and I've never been to the Sunbowl.

703Buckeye's picture

Play BC! I want to see the reception Walrusball gets.

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741's picture

I wonder how much (if anything) they owe Ohio State for breaking this contract?

BED's picture

Nothing.  Saw it on twitter earlier.  Since it was a one off, and not a home-home, there was no penalty in the contract.  Bad move by the AD.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

BC is open that date. Maybe...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Oyster's picture

If Bollman is still there we won't have to waste time looking at film!

William's picture

I would love to see us play NC State. They're open. 

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Only if Philip Rivers can somehow come back and play for them again. 

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William's picture

That was an amazing game, and we got away with the win. I think McLendon scored against us on that goal line stand, but the refs thought otherwise. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

With the way he's playing right now? Not really.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I honestly want to see UVA because they're a program on the rise and would be a very quality win.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

William's picture

Are they open that weekend? Because NC State is, and NC State would be a good matchup. They're one of the better teams in the ACC this year, and NC is a solid state for recruiting. Beating them would further our exposure in that state, beyond what we already have with Withers on our staff. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

UVA is open that weekend as well.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

The moment they lost to NW, it was clear they would eventually back out.

Any chance of playing TCU sooner?

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buckeyedude's picture

They were just skeered, that's all.

 

 

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Who wants to come to Columbus to get embarassed by a now VETERAN team in 2013????
 
apparently not Vandy. Going to tough to find a team that wants to play OSU on a potential title run.....
 
anyone hear of possible fll ins?

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BuckeyeChief's picture

This move was bush league by Vandy...as previously stated, they should have had more respect for E. Gordon Gee.

i don't know about you guys and gals, but I want an SEC team for the fill in...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Ill_Buckeye's picture

how about appalachian state, so we can holed that over michigan forever and ever