To be fair, Philly and Teddy still had pretty good games considering the fact Cam hardly ever had time to throw. Then Cam got happy feet after he realized his line wasn't going to hold up.
The gap from '92 to 2000 is shocking considering the talent that John Cooper brought through Columbus during that time.
I mostly agree with this. However, I will say that Urban is one of the best coaches in the country at making halftime adjustments. It seems like in most of the matchups over the past 4 years against good teams, if the game was still in doubt at the half, he made the necessary adjustments in the 2nd half to allow his team's talent to take over. Most of the time it's just small little nuances, ie. blocking assignments or attacking the defense from a slightly different angle.
But he definitely has some tendencies that the opposition can take advantage of.
He's never done that his entire career. No reason to believe he'll start now. Plus, if he would have run that offense, he would've done it this last season with Cardale who has a more of a pro-style skill set.
Or Von Miler?
and Papa John are Super Bowl champions
I wonder how trashed Papa John got last night, then.
DJ, when your time on this Earth is over, do what that lifelong Browns fan did a few years ago at his funeral. Request Browns players as pallbearers so the team can let you down one last time.
but probably not the fit for the NBA (as we see now).
I wouldn't say that. He's a solid NBA veteran who probably wasn't worthy of a top 2 pick.
I honestly wasn't as surprised with the '15 loss like most people probably were, just simply based on the fact of how the offense/QB situation had gone all season to that point. Now granted, I also didn't expect the game plan to be what it was either, but that's been discussed ad nauseam already.
However, the '13 BTCCG loss crushed me. Winning 24 in a row with not even a conference title to show for it hurt really bad.
He could end up as one of the steals of the draft for a team lucky enough to be able to grab him outside the top 50.
Which means the Browns will steer as far away from him as possible. Guaranteed.
America was deprived of that Ohio State–Alabama rematch!
I can at least guarantee OSU wouldn't have been blanked 38-0. Yes, I'm still salty. I tip my cap to Sparty for taking advantage of terrible coaching, and winning the LOS in the 4th quarter, but nobody can ever convince me the 2015 Ohio State Buckeyes weren't one of the top 4 teams in the country.
**has flashbacks to the '96 and '98 teams**
He flipped the Arizona State tailback head-over-heels on one play in the Rose Bowl as well, IIRC.
I still have that issue. The 2 page photo spread that begins his story is amazing. The crazed, sort of zombie linebacker look, destroying everything in his path. I always wanted to be him from that photo for Halloween when I was younger.
Who cares about Manning?
Remember the '96 Citrus Bowl!!
I wouldn't worry too much about that. I'd say all but Apple, Powell and Jalin made the right choice to go pro. But even Powell and Apple have been forecast as first day picks, so I can't hate on their decisions at all.
Braxton was learning a brand new position against the highest level competition in college ball. What did he expect? Our best WR, Thomas, didn't get targeted enough either. That's just how it goes when you have so many play-makers.
I'm more angry at how a coaching staff that put that roster together and won a title with it, found a way to mismanage the hell out of that roster this past season, including the worst offensive output of Meyer's career. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?!?!?
I agree. Underutilized? No. Misused? Absolutely.
Because everyone in their right mind knows who the better team is.
This makes perfect sense.
Sorry, I should have clarified.
So Stanford didn't play Stanford football for 2 games, including an awful loss to a not-very-good NW team, and OSU's only loss was to a playoff team, yet the Trees are ranked higher. And on a neutral field, OSU just obliterated the same team they needed a last-second FG to beat at home. This makes perfect sense.
I think I'll go re-watch the 2015 Sugar Bowl and CFP title games now......
Everything you said is true, and yes it still hurts.... bad. But might I suggest just wearing your "85 YTTHOTS" shirt with pride. That way all those inbreds will get to be reminded every day who the first Undisputed Champs were.
Look, we may never get over the fact that one of the most, if not THE most, talented Ohio State teams ever didn't get to defend their title. But I'd be willing to bet that Urban learned another lesson this year that he will then be able to use to fuel his future teams back to the top. He's a master at adaptation. Did he mess up at times this season? Of course, but I still like our chances to return to the promised land. There's a 100+ other programs that can't say that.
I can't help but think that our defense would've slowed down either of those offenses a little more last night. I certainly know our coverage units wouldn't have played that bad. Watson was incredible, but again, I'd have loved to see what JT, Zeke and Co. could've done to either of those defenses.
The Evil Empire has risen again. The Chase is back on. Just the way I like it.
I think Spencer is a Penn State grad. Perhaps Eddie brought a signed copy of this for her.