Hilarious. I think I just snorted.
Would you expect any less from an ex *ichigan player?
Plain and simple...
A total OSU blow out of UM, with no injured Buckeyes and,..... hell why not have Hoke after the game at midfield, crying like a baby, waving the OSU Banner!!!
Hell yeah. I can only aspire to be such a father figure. I was bitter at Tressel for about a day, until I realized that he had actually took one for the team. Tressel, despite the media, was a stand up guy and most coaches.....hell most people, wouldn't have sacrificed themselves the way he did.
That my friend was AWESOME. You couldn't have said it any better!
I agree that they are too damn focused on smashing UM, that they glanced over IU on Saturday. That was a close game until the 4th Quarter. We should have steam rolled them by at least 4 TD's.
I'm sure the desire to see certain matchups is built into their decisions but they will never publicly admit it. Cha ching..... The word of the day is BRANDING.
Every game, especially this one, has made me a little nervous this year. Between all the hype, assumptions and forecasting.... we still have 3 football games to play and win before we are even considered for the playoff. Dont forget how many times those bastards have dashed our chances of a natty.... I'll admit I was sipping the koolaid a little too early a couple of days ago. But trust me, those d_ckheads have a bullseye on us, and are going to throw the kitchen sink at us. Buckeyes fans.... one game at a time.
To make a long story short, most OSU fans have very high expectations of our beloved football team. When you have these high expectations of players who are very talented, anything less than perfection is a let down. Many forget that these players are human and make mistakes. That being said, It does seem like some of our players (including Dontre and Jalin) drop more than a couple of balls. Reps and practice will hopefully rid them of the dropping bug.
As far as the Wisconsin game, the main reason LSU came back was because Gordon had only 3 carries in the 2nd half of that game due to a hip injury.
I agree MORTC15, very nice analysis. Too bad you'll never hear anyone on ESecPN with the same analysis.
You are going to need Oregon to lose again and to do so with Mariota having a very bad game
This is possible, seeing how Oregon State played against Arizona State. They are definitely thinking spoiler for ORE. If tOSU wins out and JT keeps putting up great numbers, he should be a finalist. If Mariotta has a crap game and loses and WIS slips up, he's got a good chance to win.
I agree that we have to take care of business and win out for the season.... that's been my position all season. We have to win the B1G CC first... That being said, it still gets me excited when I hear Trevor Matich give us his honest opinion about tOSU being the 3rd best team in football right now. I know he is a "Talking Head", but he does a decent job of being honest and not going with the popular opinion.
The long and short of it is........................ "HELL NO!" We have a drastically improved defense from last year. The squad is young and the tandem of Fickell/Ash is starting to blend. Give them all some time to create chemistry. I think our defense will some what contain Gordon, but don't forget they have to stop our Offense.... assuming we play them in the B1G CC.
The B1G definitely doesn't get the credit they deserve. With OSU, MSU, NEB, WIS and MINN need I say more. We're getting our swag back..... its over due!
We have a solid chance, but we have to win out solidly. We also need a little help. I know its about perception( the BS eye test) as well. When the the talking heads at ESecPN first coined the phrase the eye test, I thought it was ploy to set the SEC for future success in the cfb playoff. Recently Ive started to believe that this eye test could help a surging OSU team.
The most powerful thing in the world. Looking at history, it has been the cause many wars.
Just remember the saying , " thats why they play the game". Anything can happen in any game. If we handle our business, we have a chance.
OSUs resume right now shows wins over 2 top 25 teams and if we win out will likely include a 3rd top 25 team fron the west. We have a chance...... just win damn it!
From one OSU to another OSU, go beavers.
Brace yourself... this is gonna hurt.
Unfortunately we may remain at #8. At best, I see jumping 1 spot to #7.
At a bare minimum, we should stay at #8. Whether FSU loses or not. Auburn lost so they will not sneak up on us.