I love me some Buckeyes and have followed this program for over 35 years. I have never seen the largest and most passionate fan base be this sensitive to every word uttered by the national pundits like I have this season. We are on a historic ride with Native Ohioan Urban Meyer at the helm. We will break our record win streak (22 games)with a victory over Indiana in a few weeks putting us at 23 consecutive victories. If we keep winning Urban and the football program will be breaking OSU and BIG records, yet we are obsessed with getting validation from the mainstream media. NEWSFLASH....it ain't comming folks. It's time for us to move on and savor this historic ride we are on.
There are numerous reasons why we are getting treated like brides maids inspite of our tremendous football pedigree and current win streak. I will list the obvious reasons then the evil underbelly of what is really going on: 2013's schedule strength, 2 NC blowout losses to the SEC this past decade, the BIG is really down in quality athletes and coaching. That is no fault of Urban Meyer or The Ohio State University.
That said Bama's schedule could only be considered a tad bit better than ours if not at all. You won't hear the media obsess about that though. The way we played our first real complete game vs State Penn I would say Oregon, FSU, and Bama are not that vastly suoerior to us. Despite the remaining competition Urban will make that quite clear moving forward.
The ugly underbelly? Jealousy and envy by the rest of college football. We suffer one down year do to sanction from off the field transgressions and pop right back to dominating the BIG while going undefeated. Urban comes on board after retiring from coaching a full year, had a 1 year stint with the evil empire we all despise, and jumps right into a goldmine here at OSU and is setting records. On top of this we have Espin's contract affiliation with the SEC which is in direct competition with the Big Ten Network. Put all the pieces to the "HATE" puzzle together folks. The love is going to be few, far, and little in between. I have accepted this and have moved on so I can savor this season. If we win out everything else will take care of itself.
We end up 26-0 without a NC that will add more fuel to the fire going into 2014 when the fist playoffs will be instituted. Hang on for the ride Buckeye Nation and enjoy! Lets leave the pundits behind in with their delusional fantasy world what they say is all TRUTH and set in stone.
Here's a shout out tk Urban and the boys to keep doing what they did vs State Penn for the rest of the season and "F" whatever on else says, because for all the reasons listed above we a damned if we dk or damned if we don't. Carry on BUCKEYES!!! :)