It would be nice to see a Carolina/Pittsburgh Super Bowl on NBC (because NBC does the thing where the players announce the school they attended)
Watching Roby and Shazier in this game reminds me that the Buckeyes should have won the NC in 2013.
Watching Heyward reminds me that they should have won the NC in 2010.
Watching Ginn reminds me that they should have won in 2006.
Regardless who fills Elliott's shoes next season, none of them will be able to fully perform at his level right away in 2016. Elliott is a rare breed, and the horse that Ohio State's offense desperately needed this season as Meyer figured out what to do at quarterback.
we all probably said something similar when Hyde left 2 years ago
Man, all the National Titles that Ohio State could have had over these last 20 years blown up by losing to Michigan or MSU.
Michigan '95, '96, '03
MSU '98, '13, '15
edit: and if you add in the '10 Wisc loss, the '06 Fla loss, and the '07 LSU loss that is 9 times in 20 years.
Yep, I can see how someone may forget. Elliot continued on what Hyde was doing. I have feeling that Webber will continue that success.
The negative is that a player of the caliber can at times be taken for granted as was in the case of the Clemson and two Spartan losses.
Carlos Hyde was the back during the Clemson and first MSU lost.
I think conference championships should matter, but I do agree that winning the other division shouldn't be emphasized when determining what team is better from a conference. Michigan and Ohio State were clearly both better than Iowa. Just like the 2nd and 3rd place SEC west teams have been better than the SEC east champ. Or several years ago when the Big XII South's 2nd and 3rd teams were better than the North's.
Actually, I have never even argued it until I saw your post complaining about people complaining. I originally preferred us going to the Peach Bowl over the Rose and Fiesta, because to me if it isn't the playoff then the other New Years Six Bowls are all the same. And I would have actually been able to attend the Peach Bowl.
After Iowa's crappy performance and B1G representation, I realized that maybe the Rose is a little more prestigious than the Fiesta/Peach and deserved a better B1G team.
After today's performance. Iowa should have been in the Citrus, OSU in the Rose, and Michigan in the Fiesta.
I know how things work. My comment was based off of your argument:
But their loss came in a conference championship game. Know what that means? It means Iowa at least won their half of a conference. The Buckeyes did not.
And I also think that was the same silly logic the CFP committee used to keep Iowa ranked higher, which forced the Rose Bowl to take them.
You point is valid on why OSU shouldn't be in the CFP. But they should have been in the Rose Bowl. Iowa won their half of a crappy division and didn't have to face the good teams from the other division. That doesn't mean they deserved the Rose Bowl over the Buckeyes. They were not the second best B1G team. Look at last year, if the Rose wasn't a semifinal game, would Wisconsin have went to the Rose Bowl over MSU.
If the Hawkeyes die, they die.
The best two teams in the B1G are Michigan and Ohio State. And just think, if that freak punt doesn't happen at the end of the Spartan/Wolverine game, and even if we would have still loss to Michigan State, we would be in the CFP and Michigan would be in this game
The Buckeyes should have at least been in the Rose Bowl. The Committee messed up.
Not that big of a shock. His dad could be Greg's cousin, too.
I am rooting for Oklahoma, Remember, we play them next year.
The two big games that we needed to go our way these last two weeks had terrible qbs that we needed to rely on:
PSU and Fla
I don't even think Bama's offense is all that great. They are playing a tired defense because their offense continues to go three and out.
And it wasn't even the name of the movie
i am assuming he was talking about that movie not this
They have to have another Qb
This Qb really sucks. He sucks so bad that I had to go look at floridas rosters. They have 6 more qbs; one is a senior and ones is a junior. They must really suck.
I can actually see the Rose taking Iowa over us. Yes, we travel well and are a bigger brand, but Iowa hasn't been to the Rose bowl since 1991. There fans would travel and would be more excited about the Rose.
I am not really feeling the Rose Bowl. It has lost its luster since the BCS/playoff eras. I would rather do something fresh and new that the Buckeyes haven't done before which would be the Peach Bowl. And it would be cheaper and easier to go to the ATL for a weekend.
I would take Peach over fiesta and rose.