This class is getting downright comical. We are clowning every school in the country.
Agreed 100%, Born and Bred. Urban has taken a hard stance on discipline since coming to Columbus. I remember a lot of folks - media included - who thought the 3 game suspension of Carlos Hyde was overkill, given the situation. Yeah, Dunn wasn't Zeke, but to act like it'd be acceptable for a "star" player to do this is just plain wrong. Carlos was a star player and a proven commodity and got 3 games for much, much less.
I would not be a college football fan. I love college football because of Ohio State, not the other way around. I was a 10 year old basketball freak living in Columbus when I happened to stumble across a telecast of Ohio State beating up on Purdue. Within minutes, Joey Galloway caught a long TD pass from Hobby Hoying and would catch 2 more later in the day. Ohio State won the game 48-14 and I was completely hooked and have been ever since.
I disagree. Rutgers just joined the B1G and isn't even a full share member yet, plus they had major financial issues before joining. Purdue, on the other hand, has been a longstanding member of the richest conference in college football, so I don't understand what excuse they have to be so consistently terrible. At least Rutgers is starting recruit better under Ash. Purdue and their recruiting efforts are on life support at this time. That's to say nothing about the states of the two fan bases, who couldn't be more different in their feelings about the program. Every Rutgers forum has tons of fans brimming with optimism because of the new conference and new head coach. Purdue has, well, about a couple thousand people who may or may not attend home football games this season.
Rutgers is an embarrassing addition to the conference, though they definitely helped boost our TV revenue. So, I guess I'd have to say bye bye to Purdue, who has an even worse program than Rutgers - without the saving grace of the NYC TV market. Purdue makes a ton of money being in the B1G and has nothing to show for it.
As far as additions, I still want Notre Dame first and foremost. I understand the history with the conference and all, but they're always going to make the most sense geographically, academically and traditionally. Texas would be a close 2nd.
Agree with the top 2. The only thing that puts Wisky over the top is the fact that they essentially play the same schedule we do (MSU, TTUN, NEBRASKA, NW and I'm considering their LSU game and our tilt against OU to be roughly equivalent), only with the added bonus of playing what is likely to be a top 10 level Ohio State team.
As far as Iowa is concerned, I will never call their schedule difficult when their OOC slate is annually comprised of ISU, a MAC team and an FCS team that they inevitably beat on a last second FG. Aside from PITT last year, who ended up being marginally ranked throughout the season, when was the last time Iowa played a Power 5 team of even average strength? Not Bama or Oregon, but just a team comparable to Miami, FL or VA Tech or Kansas State? I went back several years and couldn't find anything. Iowa consistently plays one of the worst OOC schedules in the conference. I still think they'll be good this year, though you never know with the Ferentz crew; they go 7-5 in the years they're expected to contend for the conference and then go 12-2 last year when everyone thought they'd suck. Lol.
More partial to "CSI: Boise", myself.
Jesus tap dancing Christ.
Seems to me that the schedule is light years better than the last few years. TTUN should be very good and NW may be ranked, depending on whether they maintain momentum from last year. I also think Nebraska could be very good, and will definitely be ranked if they beat Oregon.
Jack Stacks remains to this day the greatest meal I've ever had. I don't recall which one, but it was a huge building that felt like a barn inside.
Dude. BYU is the exception in the list of schools mentioned as possible Big 12 expansion candidates. He's right with every other school, so why does that make him an idiot again?
I agree that starting out lower works on many levels, in particular Urban Meyer's ability to play the underdog card with his team. However, even after losing a comparable number of players, have you ever seen Bama start outside the top 5? Nope. Name one team that has recruited at a comparable level the last 3 years? If you said "Ohio State ", you're correct. I guess that's my only gripe with the lower rankings.
Anyone remember the 2010 Penn state game? We were by far the better team and were still getting our asses kicked at halftime. Came out in the 2nd half and lit them up, including 2 pick 6's against McMoxie. Turns out that Tressel ripped into the team at halftime with a profanity laced tirade that surprised every guy on the team. Always wished I had audio of that.
Fuck yeah it does. I miss Coach.
I agree with you on this, but the fact that Paterno's wins were restored is laughable. Yeah, Penn State said they were sorry and showed remorse. We see now just what that amounted to.
I like this idea. Otherwise we'd only play teams like Iowa and Nebraska twice every eight years, which is exacerbated by the fact that we would likely have to play the clown schools in NJ and Maryland every year. Bleck.
Not to mention the annual over rating of Tennessee.
Yes, and collect your plethora of up votes. J Law and Emma Stone will get my UV every single time.
I don't think the poll is indicative of any bias against Ohio State, but I have always thought the FPI was a horrible metric - especially considering the fact that it heavily relies on statistics and, if I recall correctly, uses the last 4 years of team data to compute its rankings. There aren't yet any statistics for the 2016 season since it doesn't start for almost 4 months, and I'm quite sure that the 2013 team has little bearing on this year's edition, considering the fact that 95% of the players on the 2016 team weren't even in the program yet. The biggest gripe I have is the ranking of our schedule as 30th, which is nonsense. Almost every other metric I've seen has had the Buckeye schedule in the top 10-15. It's laughable that ESPN uses this so heavily because it's THEIR metric, yet no other TV network or news outlet uses it. I wonder why?
Do you have a link to your Ohio State sports blog? >.<
Actually, the 2009 game in Happy Valley was at like 530 or 6. I remember being perplexed.
BD 299, you sum up my feelings exactly. Not sure where any of the other stuff comes from. I remember when the AJ Green and Johnny Football cash for autographs things came out, and the public sentiment was "they should be able to profit off of their own name", when just a year or two prior, Terrell Pryor was SKEWERED for doing this same thing. The hypocrisy is what irritates me. This doesn't mean that I sit at home nights fuming over the Tatgate punishment, despite what the guy above thinks.
Show me where I said that no rules were broken? I simply said that schools with far worse violations got no punishment, while we vacated an entire season and missed out on a national championship two years later. And you can go look at any story on any major news site and find people still making reference to Tatgate, so I'm not the one who needs to let anything go. Besides, this is a thread ABOUT NCAA violations, so it's kinda topical, don't you think?
Well, nothing happened to UNC, or Miami. And all the Penn State sanctions have been overturned - including vacated Paterno wins, yet were still criticized for discounted tattoos daily and are required to pretend like 2010 never happened. So no, not a damn thing will happen.