I would throw the winning percentages out the door. I am trying to ever remember a FT team that played as weak of a non-conference schedule that we play now. We were 11-2 this year before the B1G season started, and both of our losses were to the only ranked teams we played. On the other hand, I would give credence to the B1G winning percentage though for Matta. I voted Taylor but think it is a toss-up.
Couldn't agree more - Warriner is the MVP.
Can't be an OSU team without Lucas!
C - Oden
F - Lucas
F - Sullinger
G - Conley
G - Havilcek
1. Trouble with the curve
2. Outlaw Josey Wales
3. Heartbreak Ridge
4 .Dirty Harry
5. Gran Torino
...it's the TCU fans that have been unbearable! I said before the final rankings came out that I'd be ok with Baylor being ranked 4th - but not TCU - TCU did not win the Big 12 no matter how you cut it - Baylor did.
I agree - after hearing the Bama fans on posts over the last several years, they are now mostly very respectful and giving credit where credit is due.
Glad you came to OSU. Look forward to you and the rest of our linebacker core light it up for the next 4 years.
Regardless - this is still a better team than it was 2 months ago. Didn't realize they were only 5-13 on FT's.
Me too! um would like nothing better and they will be ready. The atmosphere will be crazy.
I agree - the one thing I have noticed in the um since UFM has been here is that we play conservatively at least on one side of the ball. um has had nothing to lose and pulled out all of the stops. We will need to play aggressively on both sides of the ball for the entire game. In 2012 our offense was very passive, in 2013, it was our defense. Last year we seemed to play conservatively the first half and then opened it up. We can't let them hang around - especially not next year, Harbaughs first, in aa. Shades of 1969...we need to be the living crap out of them.
I've hears so much about there top 10 recruiting classes - but when you start to look at the actual talent, I really wonder. They got the top running back in the country in 2013 (Green) whom we turned down for Elliott, Morris at QB looks terrible, the OLine, and a few others. Given the coaching situation in aa, I really wonder just how good the classes were?
Especially after telling Weber he would be the only running back in the um class this year.
I really think had BM been healthy this year, you would have seen something special. I don't think he ever really had all of the weapons around him like we had this year. And kudo's to Tom Hermann --- but AFTER THE VT GAME, but up until that point in his OSU career, I don't think his play calling did BM any favors. I think his play calling put BM in the position to have to make a big play. After VT, our play calling really changed - TH was calling the same games right up until VT and then after that, you could see the offense start to try and utilize more of our weapons, and open games with conservative passing to get the QB some confidence. Buckeye QB's will be just fine. Hermann did a great job this year, but he improved along with our offense and defense.
Lost in all of this is the reason Weber chose OSU at the last minute - Harbaugh told him he was the only running back being taken - NOT - oh what a tangled web he weaves...
Watched it twice!
Have been watching the Buckeyes for a long time (since 1965) and they have some very big wins - but maybe none as big as this one.
No they don't - any coach worth their salt (See Ed Warriner - Kansas State this year) is ripe for a promotion. Can't believe KSU didn't hire Warriner - but should we be telling everyone that? NO WAY!
The more you hear - It doesn't make any sense. I think this is all Weber generated. He chose OSU, is taking major flack, and now regrets it and this is the only way he can save face. First he commits to UM, then he decommits and commits to OSU, then he takes a secret visit to um, then he plays up the drama of a midnight LOI day signing, commits to OSU because he was told he'd be the only back in um's class, then an OSU coach leaves and he's upset about that. Take the high road and let him out of his LOI. We do not need this kid in any way shape or form. He sounds like Mike Harts little brother.
Have to disagree a little bit about performing miracles- watching Zeke, Hyde, Wells, Clarett, or Archie for that matter run, to name a few, had little to do with training or coaching - you either have it or you don't. For the great running backs, I'd say it is about 85% natural ability, and 15% blocking. These guys listed above would get you 3 or 4 yards even when there was no visible hole.
Like someone else wrote above - this drama is not worth it - let him go if he wants.
100% agree - go to Weber - and say "If you think you were mislead, we will rip up your LOI and you can sign with whoever you want."
Sure there is more to the story than this. If so, I hope UFM gets out in front of it.
Have been following the Bucks since 1965 - nothing comes close to this season. 1968 was pretty awesome - but tinged a little with 69. I hope we had a few more NC's to the record but it will be hard to top this one.
This class is exactly what we need as long as we have Burrow and several excellent Oline and DLine commits.