Umm, Alabama and Auburn fans HATE each other. Not sure where you're getting your info.
When has the CFP shown any bias towards the SEC? It's only been a year and a half, but so far they seem to be pushing bias aside and looking at the results on the field.
Literally the only thing he does better than Cardale is decision making on the read option, and he's a little more athletic.
Apparently accuracy and leadership aren't important to you.
The JT version of the offense, where you just dink and dunk and run read options and take away carries from Elliott absolutely would NOT have beaten Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and Urban knows that. JT can't make those 3rd and long throws that Cardale made, and nobody respects his arm enough to worry about the passing game. Urban knows that the offense can be at its peak with a guy like Cardale who can make every single throw on the field, and then defenses have to respect it which opens everything up for Elliott.
You and BuckeyeJack...its funny, you bash people who you think pick on CJ, yet you both CONTINUALLY do the exact same thing to JT. Everything you said in that paragraph is flat out wrong and wreaks of hypocrisy.
JT isn't going to kill any talented defense with his running ability, because he's not a freaky athlete like Braxton Miller
How soon we forget MSU last year....he beat them with his legs AND his arm.
Dude, CJ had his chance(which was deserved) and didn't do anything with it. Stop beating a dead horse.
he has transformed senior QB Matt Johnson from an afterthought into a guy who has thrown for 39 touchdowns (against just 6 INTs) and 4200 yards
That's very misleading. Johnson got hurt in the first game last year and missed the rest of the season. Johnson threw for almost 3500 years as a sophomore...before Lewis even got there.
Syracuse lost to a D-2 school a few years ago....they went to the final 4 or elite 8 that year. Stuff happens early in the seaon with young teams. If you expect Duke type basketball on a yearly basis you are setting yourself up for some hurt feelings.
Not saying this is the case, but some recruits just hit their ceiling earlier than others. Clark was such a stud as a freshman that it seemed impossible that he wouldn't keep developing. He might end up being a great college player, he just isnt the 5 star recruit many were expecting.
InJTweMust - You make some good points, but just because the B1G has more ranked teams than the SEC does not mean its a stronger conference.
Assuming they end the season in those positions - which they won't if/when OSU beats them.
Great point, I don't think he really thought this through.
Never thought I'd say this, but I find myself agreeing with you more and more lately.
Anaheim....reading comprehension is useful skill. The argument was whether OSU could make the playoffs with a loss to UM if UM loses to Penn St. The answer to that riddle is a resounding NO. You can't lose to a three loss team this late in the season...not gonna happen.
1) that was last year
2) we lost to a 6 loss Vtech team in week two, not the last week of the regular season. BIG difference.
Timing Timing Timing....we lost to Vtech early, as did Bama with Ole Miss. If we lose to a 3 loss UM team it would take a miracle for OSU to make the playoffs.
Did you read the very first sentence?
something would not feel right about that.
Agreed. Can you imagine how many times the Transitive Property would be used in that scenario.
can you imagine a national championship season with a loss to michigan? because of the playoff, you certainly can!
If UM loses to to Penn State there is no chance in hell we make the playoff with a loss to UM.
I want UM to win as well, but for different reasons.
Well, if any OSU fans wants Zeke to have a realistic shot at the Heisman you will root for UM. Zeke needs showcase games and he has the potential to have three top 10, high profile match ups in a row. I
If it helps, tell yourself you are rooting for Zeke.
And those of you who attack INDIVIDUAL players would be wrong, he did nothing of the sort here.
Why? He's an analyst, he voiced his opinion(which was 100% correct) which is how he makes his living. Just because someone says something mean about OSU doesn't make them a wrong/a jackass/fake buckeye/hater etc. It's not like he called out players by name, in which case you argument would make sense.
Having no time to throw will do that you...
Nearly everything you mentioned above does not come from Buckeye "realists" but the crazy, the sky is falling, section of our fanbase. A "realist" is someone who can understand why the voters dropped OSU from #1. A "realist" is someone who can accept that fact the Alabama has played better than OSU, even with a loss to Miss. A "realist" is someone who doesn't get upset every time someone in the media says something bad about OSU, even when it's true. The list goes on.
A crazy, the sky is falling fan, is the type that creates the Fire Fickell/Herman threads.
And no, I avoid the games threads like the plague.
I won't bother to go back and cite all the examples
A line usually reserved when you can't think of any examples...
Kinda funny reading through these comments, the only people crying about this spot on observation are the known Herbie Haters.
Killing him is the easy way out...let him suffer in prison.
1) So has everyone else
2) They're right