Ohio State's expectations are championship or bust every year. Or at least win the conference and go to the Rose Bowl.
That can't happen this year. So I'm asking would a loss this season be a blessing in disguise?
I think a loss this season (except the last game) would be 100x better than a loss next season.
Having an undefeated season this year would bring up to many "what ifs" and "coulda beens"
Winning the AP championship will be almost impossible with games like last night.
Losing a game would show Meyer what kind of team he has. Can the players bounce back the next week? Can the coaches keep it together?
It would also show the fans how Urban reacts and responds. I think Urban would make the week of practice following a loss so intense, the team won't ever consider being down by even a point.
I never want Ohio State to lose. But the longer they go undefeated, the more pressure builds on Meyer to stay undefeated. So I think a loss this season might actually help in the long run.