I'm sure it's been said before, but Cardale going 2nd or 3rd round this year rather than late 1st last year will work out for him. Just think about the pressure he's no longer under - he can go to some team and take some time to learn and develop, they aren't relying on him to be a star.
Here's my take on how they set the rankings - 1-4 is ok and obvious at this point. Iowa lost by 3 in a conference championship. They won the Big Ten West whether we like it or not, they should get the nod over us to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl. It actually worked out perfect in that sense - Big Ten vs Pac Ten and that's the way the committee ranked them. They put us 7 next to Notre Dame 8 because that we the next logical step.
I'm pretty sure the committee is setting up bowl games at this point.
Yup, this is what happens when you don't take care of business and look mediocre all year. No one to blame but ourselves.
They actually have to be able to read first. Vanderbilt gets it.
At least you have more class than the scUM fans booing when Raekwan was down.
Herman better stay there until Urban's retirement then take over at OSU.
I turned on the Minnesota game after gleefully watching the fighting harbaughs look like Illinois football. Minnesota played a pretty good game and I think will be a good football team. They were moving the ball pretty well against TCU but had some breakdowns in execution a few times which cost them.
Just wait until Mickey gets done with them.
The ovation Braxton got was great, there were some chants for "one more year". He looked genuinely happy.
Ok, we really need to start photoshopping BB's face on babies. He is the biggest hippocrate douche bag I've ever seen. He's like that 13 year old troll on the internet trying to get a rise out of everyone. Hey BB, worry about your own team for once. You do not represent the B1G.
Once again, 11w proves it's worth. Nothing about this on ESECPN yet. Thanks for breaking the story! Let's all hope it's true!
You have to take anything the Lantern writes about Jim Tressel with a grain of salt.
Why? Well, The Lantern is written by a bunch of 18-22 year olds believing they're actual journalists. These 18-22 year olds were not old enough to remember the John Cooper era and how much of a change occured when Jim Tressel took over.
They probably don't remember the 7-4 season, the loss to Michigan or any other hiccups along the way. Did we blame the poor performance on John Cooper leaving the program worse off? No, we blaimed the fact it was a rebuilding year. These children got spoiled with winning. They somehow expect that college dynasties continue forever without end. It's a fact, programs go through ups and downs, and right now we're going through our downs.
They need to quit bashing the man who did raise Ohio State's national profile. Yes, he tarnished the reputation with all the violations, but really? worse off than before? I doubt that. Before Tressel, we were the flashy team who always choked during the Michigan game. After him, we turned Michigan into the whipping boy.
We're a young team. We're not going to be in the duldrums forever. Ohio State has such a large national reputation because of Jim Tressel that our recruiting will still be strong for years to come. I hardly doubt we'll turn into the Notre Dame of football where people think we're such a great program yet recruit untalented players and pretend we're good.
The Lantern's "journalists" need to read history before writing sensationalist bull shit just to give away more free copies. This is why adults never listen to the youth when they make stupid claims without presenting good evidence.
Whether you think Jim Tressel is a good man or not is irrelevant to how Ohio State's national pressence was defenitily improved after he arrived on campus.