That Callahan quote could be much shorter, maybe something like "I have no clue where he's going."
OSU beat Sparty by one point this year. One. Something was going on with that team this year, but they always had the potential to play at a high level.
Look. I want OSU to make the playoff. I think the Buckeyes are a better team than PSU, and I think there's a decent chance the committee will too. However, there's a problem with your math. It doesn't acknowledge that our one loss against top 10 competition came against PSU. That matters. We will find out tomorrow exactly how much.
I can't believe YIATG's post is getting hammered like this. Dude gave an opinion and supported it. You might not like his opinion --I'm pretty sure that he doesn't like it-- but in no way does he deserve to get all these DVs.
First, you are trying to convince me, and my opinion doesn't matter. Again, I am merely making my guess at what the committee is thinking, and I hope I am wrong. Second, it wasn't just the 59-0 win that moved us ahead of TCU; it was the fact that it happened in the B1G Championship on a weekend when TCU was sitting around watching TV. Finally, we didn't play TCU in 2014, so there was no head-to-head to consider. PSU and OSU played this season, and we're asking the committee for a Mulligan. I hope we get one.
And PSU is 2-1 vs the top 10 with one of those wins inconveniently coming against us.
My list is my opinion of how the committee will vote, not a reflection of how good I think PSU is. Yes, Michigan beat them bad, and we beat Michigan, but they beat us. So, at this point, PSU has the head-to-head over OSU as well as a conference championship, and both PSU and OSU share a win over Wisconsin. Yes, ours was on the road, but PSU did it in regulation. Good thing that Oklahoma looked good today, because our playoff chances might be hanging on that September win.
I think we get left out. Snake bitten two damn years in a row.
Didn't realize Urban was recruiting dead anthropologists. Buckeyes are everywhere!
You don't have to convince me. It's the committee that I'm worried about.
That's what I'm worried about. Badgers finally get their 59-0 revenge on us by doing it to PSU and jumping us TCU style.
Nobody was leaving the Buckeye '15 recruiting class to go to Houston. Nobody.
Hopefully Malcolm Pridgeon can challenge for the RT spot for '17.
Here are the senior players from Ohio who have just joined the "All I have Known Is Failure Club."
Deveon Smith, Mike McCray, Dymonte Thomas, Taco Charlton, Ben Gedeon, Chris Wormley, Kyle Kalis, Jake Butt: 0-32
There are a lot of CBs for OSU now. Last week, there were just as many for Alabama. My guess is that with any given prospect there are maybe four or five recruiting "insiders" with actual information. They make their pick and then everybody follows.
Wouldn't want to play UM in the semifinal, because didn't we just do that? Playing them in the championship game would be interesting, particularly if the two teams are coming off of wins against Alabama and Clemson. Regarding how that match-up would play out, I'd guess that the extra experience and practice would benefit the younger team more, and that's the Buckeyes. Also think that Michigan would be too amped up, too much stuff knocking around inside those god-awful helmets --revenge, "bad calls", four and five years of losses-- to give the Buckeyes as good a game as their last one. In any case, I'm still too worried about whether the Buckeyes are really going to be in the playoff to start worrying about whether that team will make it.
Funny that a couple of top 10 Michigan defenders can't quite get a handle on this no-name upstart from the Buckeyes.
OSU's offense is so bad.
Buckeye offense out-gained Michigan 330-310 and, more importantly, outscored them as well. Either our offense is better than theirs or our defense is, probably both. Whatever the case, we won. Somebody slap a Crying Jordan on Old Des.
As far as performance goes, his 16 TFL is a solid number, placing him 26th nationally. Not great, mind you, but solid, although well behind Tegray Scales of IU who maybe should've earned B1G LBer of the year.
Is he over-hyped? Absolutely. Did JT, Samuel, and Weber all get to make him look weak, slow, and ineffectual? Sure did. But he was absolutely a factor in The Game. His KO return after Hooker's pick 6 set them up on a short field and helped them take the lead into the locker room. His interception at the beginning of the second half put the Buckeyes in a hole that would ultimately end in another Michigan TD. That's 14 points that came as, at least, an indirect consequence of his play.
“Penn State remains at the 7 spot, Ohio State's at the 2 spot. Nothing's changed from that angle. There is still a significant separation,” Hocutt said. “They're not close in the eyes of the selection committee.”
Just looked at an early Mock draft that sends him to Cincinnati. Watch out Bengals fans!
This award is the media covering its own ass. They've been hyping this guy all year, and now to show that it wasn't just hype he has to have something to show for it. "Hey, you know that guy we've been hyping as a Heisman candidate all year? Well, it wasn't just lazy, crazy talk. See, he's won DPOTY in the B1G!"