I'm still laughing about this. Thanks OSU ALUM! You win the internet award for the day in my book!
Coming from someone with a Braxton2Devin handle....hmmmmmmmmm.
Stop the madness...Braxton had what kind of a completion percentage against TTUN (6-15 with 1 td and 0 int 38%), MSU (8-21 1 td and 0 int 40%) with LOTS of broke up passes, granted some were uncalled interference penalties but oh well, and Clemson (16-24 with 2 ints and 2 tds 66%) last year? Those were the only defenses OSU played with a pulse last year. Just stop it! Enjoy what JT is doing and we'll have to wait to see what happens next year IF Braxton comes back 100% ready for the season. They rushed him back this year and it was obvious. Something tells me that won't be happening next year.
The winner of the MSU and OSU game has a shot. I'd say MSU has more of a shot than OSU, just because of their lose to Oregon being more of an acceptable loss compared to Va Tech (obviously). So, IMO, MSU will get in if they beat OSU. If OSU beats MSU, there will have to be A LOT of losses and shack ups in order for OSU to get in. And even then, you can bet a 2 loss SEC team will probably get in over OSU. No conspiracy theories btw....just the facts of a HORRIBLE lose to a HORRIBLE team. OSU and Urban will have to chalk it up to a learning experience and what NOT to do next year. Face it, the B1G can't afford a loss...like MANY (including myself) said at the beginning of the season.
Especially OSU, considering their schedule is pathetic! And it appears that way till Oklahoma is on the schedule. Now watch, they'll suck in 2016 too, just like Va Tech. Let's hope they beat them despite that...because I witnessed OSU lay an egg this year against Va Tech. OSU can't afford to do that again in the future.
I don't think OSU replicates that same style game against MSU. I think OSU will be more aggressive and stop the JT designed runs (or at least I hope they do) before that game. I will go out on a limb and say MSU D line isn't as good as PSU. That being said, I can see MSU's back 7 being MUCH better than PSU's. I think we got exposed with zone coverage and I bet they practice that for the next two weeks on offense . I doubt the coaches and JT will get bamboozeled by that again. JT's a young QB, and that's not just an excuse, it's facts people. For being slightly injured, he took the team on his back to help win the game. I'd say instead of being all gloom and doom, let's look at this close win in OT as a positive and think about how bad the Illini will get beat Saturday night. The D is improving and at this point seems the coverage schemes need to be tweaked a bit, but besides that, OSU's D looks pretty good. In the words of Aaron Rodgers, "Relax!" Win one game at a time and worry about the Rose Bowl. I seriously doubt OSU's getting into the play offs and I'm not sure that's where OSU needs to be at this point.
Rob hit the nail/keyboard right on the head...or with his head. Either way, I love this above in regards to this thread and about Va Tech's losing ways after playing OSU.
Regardless of this being the 1,000,000 thread about this dumb ass team, it will be the end of OSU's chances in the Play offs (bank that, now!). SO....let's focus on winning the B1G, shall we, please. One game at a time, but MSU is OSU's B1G championship hurdle. First, PSU and Illinois! Then it's time to strap it up and get ready for a hard hitting affair.
Let him live!
Even this won't be enough for TTUN to beat Big Brother (formally known as lil Brother). As previously stated on another thread...a four score dominating win for Sparty!
Big Brother by four scores....easily
It will never happen, even though it should. Just look at 2012...how in the WORLD did he not win it and PSU's coach did. It's a joke and personally IDC if he does or doesn't win the award. As long as OSU keeps plowing through the competition, including November 8th at midnight or so in East Lansing. Keep the train moving... that's all I care about!
This is the most idiotic spin on an OSU loss I've ever seen on 11W. Sorry, you're completely WRONG! The VA Tech loss will most definitely keep OSU out of the play offs if there aren't impressive wins from here out. Meaning, they must win impressively like they are with a potential close win against MSU (which that could be forgiven). The VA Tech game....not so much. They looked pathetic last night as for the last three weeks for that matter. I'm not sure how that can be overlooked........
This isn't a premature statement; JT is a MUCH better overall QB than Braxton! It's not even close IMO. How can anyone here say that just because Brax360 is a great runner and has a hand cannon (not too accurate btw) is a much better QB than JT. It was obvious to me in JT's JR and short SR highlights that he has better check down ability than Braxton's exhibited, ever. I don't see that changing with a year off...
Sorry JT is OSU's QB going forward. Braxton will have to improve astronomically to beat out JT next season. Especially after the season I anticipate JT having going forward. For crying out loud have any of you ever seen Braxton hit 5 different WRs in a game, ever? The answer is rhetorical as the inquiry of the day about Herman. OSU's offense is BETTER with JT in at QB. The facts are the facts and stats don't lie (neither does game film).
Not to mention this too^^^^^^^^^^ +1 for you sir!
Let me pose this question...
Would you leave for a HC gig that may or not pan out if you had two potential Heisman candidates at QB coming back and you were the OC & QB coach of a highly respected football team?
Insert rhetorical answer here____________________________________________________.
Seabass has my utmost approval. They don't like OSU, and no matter how much $$$ they bring in, you can almost bet they'll turn on OSU if an SEC team ends up with one lose at seasons end (or possibly a two lose team....don't be surprised). I have to agree with Seabass on this one...F-EM! OSU has to win out in impressive fashion with a close win over MSU. If OSU loses to MSU, then watch out for the "I told you so" from Mark May and the other retarded bunch from ESPIN. Guaranteed!
Cow turd....interesting. I think she could have come up with a much better insult than that.
One week at a time.
However I think OSU is right where they need to be. Waiting in the shadows for more teams to lose. The SEC teams will all lose at least one game or two. I don't see any other B1G team besides MSU being a threat to OSU (may be Minnesota...may be). That being said, I can't see OSU being left out if FSU is unbeaten and ND loses to FSU.
If OSU beats MSU and stays with one lose, I can't see them being left out. To me, OSU has one of the best chances to squeak into the National Playoff if they win out, and by years end, many of the mighty ESPN analyst will agree also. (they're already are saying JT is a "possible" Heisman Candidate...just wait to see what they say if OSU beats MSU)
Here's the only things I can "bitch" about Herman and Meyer's play calling:
1. Not running Hyde on 4th and 2 against MSU.
2. Not taking it to Wisconsin at home with a 31-10 lead at halftime.
3. The entire team and coaches not adjusting in the Va Tech game.
Other than that, I'd say they've earned their pay as DI coaches at OSU. Yeah, I'm pretty sure 28-3 is ok with me.
Ohio State will have to contend with talented wide receiver Stefon Diggs, whom Meyer recruited to play for him at Florida. “I really thought we had a legitimate shot at him … he’s as good as there is in America.”
Meyer actually tried to recruit him at Ohio State, not Florida...and it's from 11W no less:-) Granted, it was too late but a valiant effort!