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This is the Year

apack614's picture
August 6, 2014 at 9:50am
98 Comments

Look, I know we as tOSU fans feel this every year, but who just has that gut feeling that we will win the NC this year. I mean that deep down in your gut feeling that without a doubt our boys are bringing it home this year. Am I the only one?? There is just so many positive things about this year like our D-Line, getting Ash, Braxton Miller, the freshmen class, a list that goes on and on. There is no doubt in my mind we will be winners at the end of this year and I hope to God we get to beat Alabama and Florida St on the way there.

In other news if Aug 30th doesn't hurry up and get here I am going to castrate myself, have a great day and Go Bucks!

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apack614's picture

What are you guys thinking?

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

+2 HS
OSUStu's picture

I am mostly thinking that you may quickly regret castrating yourself.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

I know it's a little different "part of the package", but - "Paging Mrs. Bobbitt!"

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Seattle Linga's picture

I was going to throw up a photo of a man castrating himself - let's just say I'm glad I rethought that one. 

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Fatpants's picture

Um, yes. Maybe don't do that.

I'm just a poo gas huffin' toilet snorkeler at heart....

Hoody Wayes's picture

I appreciate your enthusiasm. I just don't share it, that's all.

Meyer's 0-2 conclusion to the 2013 season was an unpleasant shock.

I think Meyer's lost his edge.

I don't think Ohio State does better than 10-2.

I don't think Ohio State wins the B1G.

I think Miller protects his investment, goes out of his way to avoid the hits and comes out of games more often than any season before, resulting in...more playing time for Cardale Jones  and, perhaps, the other back-ups.

And I hope I'm wrong. Go Bucks!

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TMac's picture

You can't hardly be disappointed with those expectations. 

ONE Not Done!

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Earle's picture

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Patriot4098's picture

This may be the worst case scenario. Glass is half empty?

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

AJBor41's picture

I think Meyer's lost his edge.

Just wondering what led you to this conclusion. I respect the post and honesty, and would not downvote you for it, as you clearly just shared your opinion. However, I don't get the same impression from Meyer.

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Hoody Wayes's picture

As a fellow Toledoan (Meyer was born here.), I've been following Meyer since his BG days. 

Fact is, the 2009 SEC Championship Game changed his trajectory (Kind of like 41-14 changed Tressel's). 

24-0 doesn't change that for me. He went bust in the B1G CG. Nobody I know thought he'd deliver the Orange Bowl trophy. He proved us right.

Hey, I was among the believers when OSU bagged him.

Now, I'd be surprised if he wins one (1) B1G, because I think he's one and done when it comes to his contract.

Remember, we're almost a half-decade into playing B1G CG's. Whoulda thunk neither OSU nor scUM would have won one, by now?

It sucks. Go Bucks!

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AJBor41's picture

I guess I was looking for something a bit more fact-based. Because he lost his only B1G CG thus far doesn't seem like a reason to count him out. Also, we're just 3 years into the B1G CG and he made it there in his only eligible attempt thus far.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

At first, I thought Hoody Wayes was playing devil's advocate in an effort to appease the college football gods in response to APack614's disregard for AIRBHG's cousin, ADGOEPS (Angry Destroying God of Exultant Preseason Predictions). ADGOEPS has turned many national champion boastful teams into smoldering 5-7 ruins.

But, no, it appears that Hoody Wayes really has taken negativity to the point of idiocy.

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Hoody Wayes's picture

I'm no fan. I'm a Buckeye fanatic.

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TheAFBuckeye's picture

You didn't know anybody that thought we would win the Orange bowl? I'm guessing you have a few friends who are buckeye fans and nobody? Maybe not by much but weren't we the favorites in that game?

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

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Hoody Wayes's picture
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whiskeyjuice's picture

Yeah we lost the last 2 games of the year but either of those games were just a play or 2 from being a completely different outcome. OSU was a play or two away from not being undefeated in 2012, OSU was a play or two away from not winning a NC Title in 2002. The fact that OSU was not blown out last year leaves me optimistic still about his year (combined with how the off-season is turning out). I do not share the same bleek outlook that you do.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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Mortc15's picture

Being just a few plays from a national championship, with the 110TH (!!!!!!) best pass defense in college football (out of about 125 if you're counting) and you think Meyer's lost his edge? If OSU had the 65th ranked pass defense, which is basically average, they would played for a NC. Won it, maybe not.

But...lost his edge?! Wow

Buck-I4Life

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fuzzmonky's picture

I bet you're a lot of fun at parties...

...Because I couldn't go for 3

JohnnyKozmo's picture

I'm thinking this was written by the guy from Wutang who cut his junk off and jumped off a building

Pain don't hurt-Dalton

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Kindell's picture

I think the this is the greatest thing about being a Buckeye fan that sometimes can be forgotten.  We pretty much get to start every season with the idea that we should at least get a chance at the title   Urban has taken it to another level and gives us the chance to watch a lot of meaningful football.

I am just excited to start planning my Saturdays around OSU football again.

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bethmowins's picture

If the pass D improves and we get pleasant surprises from the WR/OL, we are in the hunt.

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AJBor41's picture

Devin Spencer and Evan Smith need to be solid, and James Dixon and Johnnie Clark could be those WR surprises, ay Beth?

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bethmowins's picture

I was going to say that OSU would struggle with the graduation of Corey Smith but then I realized we had a Corey Smith and it made too much sense.

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Rob Reese's picture

And, if Brax stays healthy.  Any program can make the same statement I know, but Brax's history leads one to emphasize that point.

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Fatpants's picture

Defense defense defense.

I'm just a poo gas huffin' toilet snorkeler at heart....

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Buckabroad's picture

^^^ This x 1000. If our secondary is up to par last year, we blow out TTUN, win the B1G and are in the NC game.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

So 3,000 defenses?

"Quit skipping leg day bro" - Dr James Andrews

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Habu71's picture

One hell of a play book to memorize or some serious penalty yards for too many men on the field. Not really sure which.

Doc's picture

I dreamt last night we opened the season a week early with AACC and lost 35-27.  So, unfortunately I'm not as sure. :/

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The Official DDS of 11W

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Doc's picture

It was unsettling to say the least.

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OSUStu's picture

Doc, I think you are missing something here.  Since we started the season with AACC, everything else in your dream was playing backwards as well.  The score was actually OSU 35 - UM 27.  Problem solved.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Doc's picture

I do remember being so pissed that the year was over already and it had just started.  It took me a few minutes AFTER waking up to realize it was just a dream/nightmare.  My day hasn't been right since.

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The Official DDS of 11W

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Woodysghost's picture

More like night terrors.

hobochops987's picture

About a week ago I had a dream we lost to Southern  Alabama by a touchdown.  It was a shoutout and we went touchdown-touchdown back and forth but they scored the last one.  Was the first game of the season.

Trust in UFM

e135800's picture

Ain't gonna happen this year. Paul Finebaum doesn't even have us going to the playoffs.

 

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

And that writer from Notre Dame has us losing to Navy

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QueenCityBuckeye's picture

I'd like to see how our O-line comes together before I go all in but I, too, feel like like this season has the potential to be something special.

It's a great time to be a Buckeye.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

saluki2007's picture

I agree 100% with you.  If the O-line can gel together relatively quickly then there is no reason we can't make at least the playoffs.  The defense will be "good enough", but we will only go as far as the offense will take us.

BuckeyeGrownFloridaLiving's picture

I'm going to an OSU football game this year you guys. The last 3 OSU football games I've been to? 2 games in 2002 and 1 in 2006. We are at least making the national championship game guys. From there, it's a coin flip. I've got the feeling.

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Bucksfan's picture

Hate to be a debbie downer, but you need a prescription for about 500mg dose of chill pill, STAT.

I was going to go into this long explanation as to why Ohio State fans need to measure their expectations, but it really all boils down to a never-discussed identity of Ohio State football - we always blow it in at least 1 game a year.  2002 was the only year since 1968 that it didn't happen. 

Do you know what Ohio State's winning percentage has been since 1968?  How about 0.77122, good for 2nd behind Nebraska in the major conferences.  All 5 of Nebraska's national championships have come since 1970.  Oklahoma is right behind us, but have 4 national titles, Texas has 3, Alabama claims 7, Florida State has 3, Southern Cal has 5.  Michigan and Ohio State have 1 each.

And we thought it was going to be different under Urban Meyer, but for all the stats, the results have looked strangely familiar - tantalized with 24 straight wins, but Buckeye luck dictates no national title.

New O-line, brand new defensive secondary that replaces the worst unit maybe in all of OSU history, no returning star at LB, new starting RB.  We all have confidence in the talent, but we've had all the talent in the world over the years and there's always 1 or 2 games they'll lose...or they'll lose the bowl game.

Anyway, I'm excited as hell for football, but objectively Michigan State flexes muscle on us in East Lansing...and our luck is running thin against Michigan (gasp).

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

You really need to change your icon attitude.

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Bucksfan's picture

Hey man, I'm just getting older and starting to recognize the patterns.  I don't like it any more than anyone else.  I'm sick of Ohio State not winning national titles when it's obvious that they should.  This year, though, it's not obvious that they should.

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gm3jones's picture

What patterns are these?

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

Bucksfan's picture

The patterns I outlined in my post to which you replied and quoted below.

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

I honstely dont get your MIchigan comment. If anything, the opposite is happening. OSU is consistantly ranked high and Michigan has been lucky to start the season in the Top 25, let along finish in the Top 25, the last few years. We have been recruiting and cultivating talent. Michigan has been recruiting and undermining their talent. The last few years The Game has felt like an OSU blowout waiting to happen, but the Bucks have lacked that killer instinct to put the game away. Even last year, we could have went up 20 until Carol fumbled in the 3rd.

Bucksfan's picture

In the last 3 games against Michigan, Ohio State is 2-1, and have won the two games by a combined 6 points.  Blowouts waiting to happen?  Not the games I was watching.  If anything, the Buckeyes looked like shit.  Weird things happen in that game.  And now Michigan has two top-10 recruiting classes that are upperclassmen.

It's not the greatest rivalry in sports for no reason.  A big reason is that they keep each other from winning national titles.

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

No really. I was at the last two games. In Columbus in 2012, OSU left at least 21 points on the field and settled for field goals. Other than Denard's long run in the first half MI's offense was sterile. They gained like 2 first downs in the second half. As stated above, we could have gone up 21 points if Hyde didnt fumble last season. That was a huge momentum shift. The loss at MI, we shouldnt have even been in that game, let along nearly winning if not for a freshman Braxton barely over throwing wide open WR on deep routes.

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