Before the bowl season started, everyone outside of the B1G still thought the conference sucked with the exception of OSU and Sparty. Yet despite that, the Buckeyes STILL got into the playoff even after losing to a very average team at home. OSU basically proved that you do NOT have to have a strong conference to make, and ultimately win the playoff. Florida State the year before essentially did the same thing in the final year of the BCS.
That's why we don't root for other teams in our conference that, under any other circumstance, we despise. Especially that scum bucket team up North.
TTUN players be like
My lucky shirt from last season is on a current 13-game winning streak. It only got washed after the Oregon game. It's currently prepped and ready for VT.
I really wish Houston opened the season at TTUN.
I remember when Jim Tressel (that evil man!) had his players wear the VT logo on the Buckeye helmets to pay respect during one of the spring practices. Classy move from a classy individual in a time of tragedy.
I'm still waiting on #CHUMPASSYANKEE shirts.
Right with you, Hove. My sole focus right now is the complete and merciless destruction of VT and their program as they know it.
That's surprising. On TV, Corey just looks bigger.
Good points, Buck. The descriptions that you gave Jalin are also the reasons why I'd like him to remain the primary return man. He just makes plays.
He was definitely a major source of frustration last season, but he looks like he has all the ability to be a big time WR. Now if he could just work on those hands.....
I'm surprised that Jalin is being talked about more in the role of replacing Devin than Corey Smith. I thought Corey would be that guy b/c he has a more comparable body type.
Because Dodd, Dohrmann and Doyel effed up their chances about 4 years ago.
Gus did it:
Not sure if they do it in the spring, but if you catch a regular season game with the family, attending the Skull Session is a must.
They don't have to pay taxes either.
Actually, it's the professional leagues themselves that force the players to go through college first, not the universities themselves. The NFL requires you to be 3 years removed from HS.... the NBA requires 1 year. Some argue that the leagues and the NCAA are working together on this in order for both parties to benefit (the schools get the elite talent for a couple of years, while the pros get a more developed version of that talent), but it's not the schools FORCING these players to do anything.
You ditch the King, you best not call back.
We were getting worried, DJ.
How very DJ of you to call him DJ Barnes.
And this is the same logic that had Texas A&M in the top 5 at one point.
Actually no it isn't. The MEDIA thought that about A&M. I never bought it.
I actually DID think VT was a good team b/c they looked pretty impressive IN BEATING US. So since I thought that the 2014 OSU Buckeyes were going to be a good team, it's natural to think that early in a season if a team comes to your place and beats you.... oh, well that team must be pretty darn good; although I will admit play-calling had a LOT to do with us dropping that game.
I think I'm with you now. Appreciate the response.
But my point about the 60 point factor was that when you have teams stacked so close together, you have to start nitpicking. And yes (trying to keep my Buckeye fandom at bay here) I do believe that when you perform so poorly like TCU's defense did against Baylor (I don't care how good their offense is,) then you'll have a hard time convincing me they were a top 4 team. If the same thing had happened against Baylor, but TCU's other 11 games were against a Murderer's Row and TCU had handled them by a convincing margin, then I'd reconsider. But remember, this same TCU team was in a dogfight with Kansas and probably should've lost to WVU.
But you are right, we ultimately probably won't come to any mutual ground. :)