Primary tabs

100% Hypothetical: Would you support Ohio State leaving the Big Ten for the SEC?

Comments

TMac's picture

NO, The top division in CFB will likely look very different in the not too distant future, but not with the Buckeyes in the SEC. 

+4 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

100% unequivocally no.  The B1G is more than just football, and basically that is just what the SEC is.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

+8 HS
Oyster's picture

Absolutely not.  Think about it, the Buckeyes would have an away game every week, because we all know the SEC won't play up here.

+19 HS
chitown buckeye's picture

I cant believe people are saying, No!!? I will Support OSU til the day I die!! The university and everything about it is great! it doesn't matter to me what conference they play in as tOSU commitment to academics and research wouldn't change.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

+2 HS
Go1Bucks's picture

The question isn't whether you support OSU, it is whether you would support them leaving to the SEC.

Go Bucks!

+8 HS
hspbuy1's picture

I wouldn't like it. But if that's what they chose to do, I would still support & root for them.

hspbuy1

+3 HS
Go1Bucks's picture

Sorry - stupid hypothetical.  The SEC is only enjoying a run of success just like the BIG did before, and they will fall again as well.  This would be like the kid seeing someone pulling fish from a pond and moving to their location to fish because they think the fish dont move.  Ohio State is one reason that makes the B1G big and moving is a ridiculous idea. Besides, the SEC ain't all that.  IMO.

Go Bucks!

+4 HS
blocko330's picture

THIS!! Thank you! The string of NCs was incredible but it's simply a run - there were days when the B1G dominated...shit the ACC (well, Miami) had it's years too....This is a trend, a fad, and like most will fade away eventually...and at that time I'll be smiling as we continue to dominate the Big Ten.

And to piggy back your "SEC ain't all that," yes Auburn almost beat FL ST but look at the SEC last year MIZZ and AUB combined for what 1 SEC win in 2012, maybe 2? Then meet in the SEC Championship game the following year?? Uhhh, Bama (who could beat the 49ers) got smoked by Oklahoma (thank you Stoops)... shit MIZZ and TX A&M were playing with Big 12 recruited players and are playing pretty well in the SEC if you ask me... its all pErSePtioN (yes I know that's not how you spell the word, just trying to make a point).

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

+6 HS
97Buckeye's picture

The SEC may only be on a temporary "run", as you say, but the population shift in this country from northern states to southern states is a very real thing. You've heard of "brain drain" when people move south, well, I think we're also seeing a bit of a "body drain", as well.

Once the EPA outlaws air conditioning, though, all these people are gonna come CRAWLING back north. That's why I've bought so much land in inner-city Detroit. I am SET!

+3 HS
osupolo's picture

That's a brilliant retirement plan 97. I might have to buy up a plethora of boarded up houses in the Motor City myself.

mobboss1984's picture

I would like to see OSU to play Bama or Lsu every year. Those games would be awesome. Even though Bama wouldn't want that. Other than that Osu should stay in the BIG.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

+1 HS
Furious George 27's picture

Hell's yeah!.... Imagine the recruiting classes now that we can oversign along with the bag men and no ESPN backlash for having the 92nd ranked SOS.What's not to love about that?

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

+3 HS
Oyster's picture

Pssst, you forgot to turn off the sarcasm font before you posted this.

LouGroza's picture

Would be similar to joining the mafia. It would become kill or be killed in the ways of the SEC. You become who you associate with. Would feel the need to shower hourly.

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Isn't that what contributed to Coach Meyers health problems at Florida?  The pressure was too much and it got the best of him.

LouGroza's picture

Yes, I believe so.  And Urban being the type of person he is, in my opinion, that was most likely the issue. Trying to walk a thin line of doing it right but also doing what was necessary to stay competitive. It's dirty business in the mighty SEC.

Doc's picture

In the B1G we are associating with mediocrity.

"Say my name."

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

The same can be said about SEC hoops.

clogan1032's picture

Last 20 years I'm pretty sure the SEC has 6 championships in basketball to the B1G's 1.  On a league as a whole I think the B1G is the better basketball conference but when everything today is measured by championships the B1G isn't getting it done.  

+3 HS
Oyster's picture

Overall, the SEC has 11 NC, the B1G has 10.  Of those 11, Kentucky owns 8 of them.  That was the basis for my hoops comment.  For the most part, it is pretty much a 1 team conference.

+5 HS
clogan1032's picture

Fair, but most those championships are dated.  From 1990 to present it is 6 to 1.  I would say they are a two team conference because of Florida and Kentucky but I agreee we are a deeper and more well rounded basketball conference as a whole.  

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Right now, it is (in my opinion) by far the toughest conference around.  Look at how many teams make the dance to begin with, then look at how many get to the Elite 8 each year.  In most every case there is a Final Four rep too.

+1 HS
clogan1032's picture

I can agree with that

Jpfbuck's picture

I answered no because of the way the question is worded, ie do I support OSU moving to the SEC? No, I am not in support of that

however, if OSU chose to move to the SEC it would not stop my support of OSU even though I would be upset with the move

+1 HS
Hovenaut's picture

No.

I don't like the word "y'all". I used to say it a long time ago, I'm not doing it again...bad enough now I still say soda.

Hate Week runneth over

+2 HS
Furious George 27's picture

Soda has stuck with me as well, but it annoyed me more when they incorporate "Coke" as reference to all drinks.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

+1 HS
Unky Buck's picture

I don't like the word "y'all".

What's worse..."y'all" or "yins"?

...

+1 HS
Unky Buck's picture

Good lord, I had to look that up in Urban Dictionary to find out what it was and I believe that wins it for me. But boy do I hate the word "yins"...so it's close.

...

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Where I am from it is pronounced "Yuns".  And why would a common phrase asking about whether a person has had dinner yet be in an Urban Dictionary?  Don't you own a Websters?

Hovenaut's picture

Yins - or the "smarter alternative" - youinz.

I spent double the amount of time in the south then I did western Pa. Hard to say which area damaged my psyche more...

Hate Week runneth over

+2 HS
bukyze's picture

The thought makes me want to vomit.

+2 HS
DannyBeane's picture

I would always support Ohio State but I would curse the move to the SEC everyday. We are not an SEC team, we don't have an SEC culture, and I never want it to be like that. We would just feel out of place. We're a midwestern/great lakes team. As shitty as the B1G can be at times, that's where we belong. It just makes sense. It looks like some of the other teams are finally starting to pull their heads out of their asses and our conference is starting to get on and our conference is finally starting to look brighter. 

+3 HS
clogan1032's picture

We just kicked Bert out of the B1G, I can't support joining a league with him in it.  If part of the terms are Bert has to leave I can get behind that.  

+1 HS
kgratz's picture

I would enjoy it just so we could force Bama and LSU to come up to the 614 in November

How Firm Thy Friendship

+4 HS
Damonbuckeye's picture

1,000,000,000% Yes I would support a move to the SEC because I hate the other big ten teams that much and I respect the SEC that much..

-2 HS
HilltopHustle's picture

Ask West Virginia fans how much they LOVE traveling thousands of miles for every road game. I rather enjoy being able to skip to Bloomington, West Lafayette, Ann Arbor, East Lansing and State College for day-trips via my own vehicle. There'd be no such thing with SEC games outside Lexington.

+2 HS
Oyster's picture

Amen.  Could you imagine not being able to do an O H I O in the stadium of certain team to the North?  What about a sign professing our support for their coach (who was unfairly fired in my opinion, but I digress)?

+2 HS
HilltopHustle's picture

Well said. Economic issues do make road games hard enough as is, let alone throwing in flights, which is what you'd need for a majority of SEC games. No thanks.

RBuck's picture

Couldn't stand the thought.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

+1 HS
Qujo's picture

Myopically if I only thought of football as the ONLY factor, I might consider it. But OSU and the B1G are so much more than just a football factory. Why be one dimensional in your brand? Maybe going independent would be a wiser move, keep all the benefits of OSU overall and schedule much tougher opponents (top Sec opponent, top PAC 12 opponent, top Big 12, opponents, top B1G opponents) every year to raise the SOS and increase interest nationally for the Buckeyes.

"Tough times don't last, tough people do" - Gregory Peck

buckguyfan1's picture

I'd hate it, but if for some unforeseen reason it was in the best interest of The OSU I would at least take it into the bathroom with me to look over.

TossTrap's picture

YES, if The Ohio State University decided it was in their best interests to leave the B1G and join the SEC, I would fully support it.

First and goal at the five and Arch is getting the ball.

Nick's picture

Only if for some reason the B1G was going under and we needed a place to land. Although I'm sure the SEC/ACC/AAC/B12 etc would fight over us.

+1 HS
cajunbuckeye's picture

It would depend. If every conference dissolved, the vast majority of Universities gave up athletics, and the SEC was the only athletic conference; then, and only then, would I support the move.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

+1 HS
clogan1032's picture

The thought of Ohio State fans chanting S-E-C is deplorable to me and probably a sign of the Apocalypse.  

+3 HS
kmp10's picture

Good God, who thought up this poll question??? Would you support Ohio leaving the U.S. to join Russia? Same difference… It isn't leaving the B1G that I oppose (altho I certainly don't want that to happen), but joining those barefooted, bib overall wearing, pitchfork carrying, moonshine swilling rednecks is about as appealing as watching TTUN day on BTN.

+1 HS
Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

those barefooted, bib overall wearing, pitchfork carrying, moonshine swilling rednecks is about as appealing as watching TTUN day on BTN.

The south is awful but it's not an episode of Hee Haw.

It should read more like "boat shoe clad, Realtree wearing, catfish noodling, sweet tea swilling, Goody's snorting rednecks".

+2 HS
You can't spell chump without UM's picture

No, the SEC is quickly fading back into its original placement of being a good conference. Because just like Nebraska in the 90's, Miami from the 80's through 2002, and USC about 10 years ago, the run of success dies down for 'dynasties' (Even though only 4 out of the 14 {12} SEC teams have won the Natty during this run.) 

The Buckeyes are perfectly fine where they are now with a building rivalry with MSU, scheduling good OOC games against Virginia Tech, Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, etc. and of course TTUN. However it would be great to have an SEC team come up to Columbus in November, but they'll be too busy playing the juggernauts of Georgia State and Western Carolina for that to happen.

Brady Hoke ate my comment

+2 HS
741's picture

Is Michigan coming too? If so, then yes.

+1 HS
ITWASME's picture

Hell no I would not support that! We would lose the greatest rivalry of all time! That's enough to dissuade me from that move

+2 HS
spqr2008's picture

Can I tar and feather Mike Silve, Nick Saban, and Bert?  Then yes.  If not, then no.

Dougger's picture

Depends. Yes if SEC teams must come into the shoe and play in Oct/Nov, and we still schedule TTUN and MSU. Wisconsin every once in a while

I like football

+1 HS
Silver Bullet 10's picture

At first I was like "Heck no," but then I thought of this past year's Ohio State-Indiana game in November and I imagined a team like Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida etc. trying to play in that snow.

+2 HS
seafus26's picture

It'd be awesome to make them come to Cbus in November. It'd get the Big Ten Championship out of iceey Indy. Vacation weekends should not be spent on a tundra. Like our Texas, USC and upcoming Oklahoma and  match ups, it'd make regular season games nationally relevant. There'd be no more wishing our conference foes invest in the best coaching, recruit nations hot beds and not just sit on the guaranteed conference royalties. If we're talking all sports, we'd get a chance to see real baseball, too.  

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

If an undefeated team from the B1G always makes the playoffs ... then no ... if the playoff committee decides in advance that the 2 participants in the SEC title game are auto-bids to the playoffs, and if FSU/Clemson stays relevant in the ACC, then you wind up getting squeezed if Oregon/USC/ND/Texas/Oklahoma et al have a good year...in which case you may as well join the SEC to get a better shot at a title. ...maybe we could just switch places with UK?

airbuckeye's picture

Hell No who needs an over hyped SEC that refuse's to play out their Southern base and the only teams they have are Bama (Fla durning UM) and only 3 titles two of which they can thank OSU for and LSU with the mad hatter. Other than that they are the same as the BIG Ten or even the PAC with the resr of the team. But would they be if those teams ever travel for away OOC?. Then you had into all that all the goofy prelove in the polls that puts at least5 to 6 teams in the top 12 to 15 every year to make sure the SEC stays on top no matter who lose's to who. That why the get all hyped because they brag about how tough the SEC is because half or damn near half the teams are in the top 25 right from the start. Piss on the SECHEAT and money backing they get from ESPIN.

buckeyefanatic's picture

Oh sure, I support it.  Just like I support my wife leaving me and taking all of my kids, money and belongings to shack up with the 19 year old pool boy at the club.  Totally go to the SEC.

#oppositeday

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

+3 HS
BuckeyeDale's picture

I'm not much of a Delany fan, and don't care for the direction he's moved the conference nor the new additions.  Support leaving the B1G?  HEKK yeah...joining the SoEverybodyCheats?  Ehhhh...Being the lead in changing the world of CFB?  HEKK yes again.

The NCAA blew their chance to be relevant in the future by not stepping up and really taking charge when all this reshuffling began, and then revamping the rule books so they would make sense.  They'll soon be on the scrap heap of history, IMHO, and rightfully so.

 
BuckeyeDale
GO BUCKS!!

Crumb's picture

I think we decimated the South enough in the 1860's

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

+1 HS
Go1Bucks's picture

I  think that if any University could go Independent, it would OSU - and I would rather that then join another conference, especially the SEC.

Go Bucks!