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Who will be Ohio State's top football competition in the B1G next year?

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JozyMozy's picture

I've learned to never, ever sleep on Michigan. Yeah, we have Urban, but he's lost to the Wolverines before.
THE DAMN HART/HENNE/LONG TRI0-4 OF FAIL BEAT TEBOW. Unreal.

Oyster's picture

True, but they were playing for Carr to go out his last game as a winner.  That adds quite a bit to the motivation.

LouGroza's picture

That is always forgotten about that game. Especially when told by scUM fans. The Earle Bruce headband game was similar. OSU would have had a tough go in that game without the extra motivation of sending Earle out with a win.

Oyster's picture

Exactly.  You have a great group of seniors who love their school and their coach.  They want to win for the coach, make him proud and send him out as a winner.  I can be talking about either of those games too, but I won't admit it publically for obvious reasons.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

What OYSTER said. Not to mention that was probably the worst defense Meyer had at Florida during the "Tebow era".

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

JozyMozy's picture

I don't doubt this at all. Too bad they couldn't find the motivation to win more than 0 games versus the mighty Jim Tressel- especially the afformentioned trio's senior year.

Normal Buck's picture

And as I recall, I believe scUM lost a couple fumbles inside the 10-yard line, or the may have won running away.

onetwentyeight's picture

Urban hasn't lost before. What are you talking about. Urban F Meyer is currently the ONLY undefeated Head Coach in Ohio State Football's 122 yr history. 
 
Get back at me when the man LOSES A GAME for us hahahahaha 
 
EDIT: Also, that UM team was fairly talented and certainly not a bunch of scrubs (even if they performed like it a lot of times). You're telling me Urban lost to a team with a QB who is starting in the NFL right now, an All-Pro tackle in Jake long, and a solid everyday rotation WR in manningham? Who was Urban's QB? Oh, a part time NFL punt protector. The fact that he got that production in college out of Tebow while other coaches (Carrrr/bollrus) routinely wasted way better offensive talent shows that the man is a WIZARD. 

cplunk's picture

I think TSUN would have been a lot better this year if they'd started Gardner at QB from the get go and used Robinson as a scatback and slot receiver. The mix of him and Toussiant would have been great in the backfield.
Frankly they played worse against us than they should have because they got too caught up in trying to be tricky with Robinson. Next year they won't have that temptation.
I don't think their defense was really as good as they thought this year though. 

Hoody Wayes's picture

It's Ohio State and Michigan. The rest of the B1G, serves at their pleasure. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I chose "What competition?" just because. In reality i'd say it goes M*chigan, NW, Wisconsin, then Penn State. If it weren't for the nuke that the NCAA dropped on PSU, i'd have them first.

It also depends on if Wisconsin hires Peterson.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Normal Buck's picture

Have we gotten confirmation yet that Peterson did interview?  Word was it was supposed to be Monday, but I also recall reading a lot of denials that was true.  

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

When a coach denies interviewing for another job I usually don't believe it.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I also answered "What competition?" That doesn't mean that Ohio State has a better than 50/50 chance of going 12-0 in the regular season. They will play a handful of teams that won't be competitive with Ohio State over an entire season - Ohio State should win the Leaders Division - but that could beat the Buckeyes on any given Saturday.
Btw, I almost wrote that Ohio State would win the Legdends Division - had to look it up and correct my mistake before posting this, ha ha.  

Oyster's picture

Here is an easy way to remember what the division teams are.  OSU is in the Leaders, because they currently are the standard for the B1G, thus Lead the way.  The Legends is made up of teams that were dominant in the late 1800's and early 1900's, when leather helmets and playing high school teams was all the rage, thus padding their record. Their fans tend to talk about events that took place when their great great grandfathers were alive and the First Great War took place.  When asked about their team currently and what achievements they have made, they can only provide you with 1/2 of an acceptable answer. 
My guess is that you will never have this problem again.

Doc's picture

Excellent response Oyster.  I saw a guy with an AACC jacket on a week or so back.  It had all of TTUN's national championships on it.  They won 1901,02,03,04 and I think '11.  That's five in a very short period of time, over 100 years ago.  How competitive was college football in the early 1900's?  I'm betting not very.  They, amongst others (cough Notre Lame cough), live on their past glory.  All the while acting like they are relevant today.  I know ND is in the MNC, and good for them, but I think you get my point.

"Say my name."

bassplayer7770's picture

They claim 11 NCs.  The years?
1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1947, 1948, and 1997.
To compare, our 7 claimed NCs were in 1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, and 2002.

Oyster's picture

'97 was actually just 1/2 a championship.  It was shared with Nebraska.

bassplayer7770's picture

I was just copying from Wikipedia, so thanks for adding that info.

Oyster's picture

Wikipedia has obviously been edited by 'one of those people'...

Doc's picture

Thanks Bassplayer.  So 8 of the 11 National Championships came BEFORE World War II.  I'd put that all over a jacket  /sarcasm
 
 

"Say my name."

bassplayer7770's picture

I voted scUM because they're scUM.  I couldn't vote for Wisky not knowing who their coach will be.

BME_Buckeye's picture


I vote the Northwestern Wildcats  Cardiac Cats because they manage to beat a team every year no one expects. With most of their offense coming back, I see no reason why it won't be us. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

buckeye76BHop's picture

I put this on another thread...so sorry for redundancy.  TTUN will be the best competition...look at their schedule compared to ours.  We need them to be good and hopefully win most if not all their games.  If we play them twice, once in regular season and again in the B1G title game.  That should help out the lack of strength with OSU's schedule....I hope.  TTUN's defense should help them win most, if not all of their games.  This is one year I'll be routing for them to be good...we need it.  

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Bucksfan's picture

Definitely that certain team from that certain town up north that begins with an A, ends in in R, and in the middle is "iamawhore."

Joshy614's picture

anybody else worried that the B1G is gonna suck again next year?
I just say this because it brings down our strength of schedule if we lack enough good wins

Dougger's picture

1. ann arbor community college 2. NW. was a few plays away from being 10-2/11-1.
3. purdon't?

I like football

onetwentyeight's picture

I refuse to vote for any of these teams. If anyone votes for anything but "what competition?" you're tacitly admitting that we will regress next year. Which I just straight up REFUSE to believe. The only way any of these scrub teams is "competition" to us is if WE take a large step backwards. AND THAT ISN'T HAPPENING. 
 
Our biggest competition next year is blocking Nicky Satan's Bama Dline in the Nat'l Championship Game. There. I said it.