The band won't be making the trip. They did away with it in light of the scandal. It kind of hurt my outlook on how this whole atmosphere will be. But I'm still very excited to make this trip nonetheless!
If I could take one former Buckeye wideout, and give them another three or four years of eligibility, I'll take David Boston all day. Partly because I'd love to see another back peddle into the end zone in Ann Arbor(Is A Whore) with a big "f you" to Jabril Peppers. Or a strut in a Rose Bowl end zone after a game winner. But I will say, Santonio Holmes definitely gave me reason to debate myself. In terms of the three best, any combination of Carter, Boston, Glenn, and Galloway wouldn't draw an argument from me. Side note: when it was announced that we had scheduled ND, I went home and watched Terry Glenn make that house call on the slant in '95 atleast 10 times.
The high ranking chances for Wisconsin here is fairly logical. What isn't logical is that Michigan has a better chance of winning the conference than MSU. Or that there is that much of a gap between our chances and Sparty's. Basically these rankings say that the Buckeyes are the favorite to win the east. And since Wisconsin is the favorite, by many to win the west, they have to be high up on these rankings. Obviously, you have to make the title game before you can win it. If wisky is their odds on favorite to win the west, then in turn they should be near the top in regards to the chances of winning the conference. Again, the fact that michigan state is behind Michigan is laughable. As well is the fact that there is a decent gap between the Buckeyes and them.
That '01 game was my first ever trip to Ann Arbor. I was 10. I'll never be able to forget that 4th down run. Mike Doss' pick that he almost scored on also stands out. Side note: for anyone who went to that game, and can recall it fondly, do you remember the Woody and Bo bobble heads they were selling? My dad bought the Woody one from the M Den. About 8 years ago I was in a cardboard heroes and that exact bobblehead was in a case, selling for 200. Asked a guy working there why that particular bobblehead was worth so much, he actually offered to give me 200 I'm store credit if I would give it to them. Needless to say I didn't...
Any ticket to a game in Autzen going for $16 is inexcusable.
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My expectations for making the playoff honestly haven't changed. Obviously I'm very recognizant of how much harder the journey will be without Brax on the field. Maybe I'm putting too much faith in Warriner's ability to get the offensive line rolling. What I won't back down on is my belief that our defense is going to play at a high level,and will be able to win us some games this year. Because we will undoubtedly need them to at some point throughout the season, probably a few times. The Va Tech game will more than likely play out like that, because they will be sound defensively. Penn State could play out the same as well. But the fact is we are still better than all but one team we will see in the Big Ten season. So I fully expect the trip to East Lansing to be played with everything at stake.
Believe in Ed Warriner. And believe that the silver bullets are back and ready to dominate football games. We will still be favored in every game we play until November. An Ohio State offense has never seen this much speed, and Tom Herman and JT will still be able to utilize it with quick throws and long handoffs. The Big Ten title is still the goal, and it is still manageable. Go Bucks!
When asking who the most important player is to our defense, I have to automatically disregard the known commodities. So I was tempted to give Vonn the nod. But I have to go with other, with cornerback spot opposite Doran Grant in mind. I believe in our front 7, but I think what kind of play we get from our corners will ultimately decide just how much of a leap our defense takes.