And it would not surprise me if Ole Miss beats Miss State and then jumps the Bucks. They would have beaten two teams ranked #1 this year. It seems like the committee is determined to reward the SEC. I think our best bet is Florida knocking off FSU, which might happen with a Will Muschamp "Earle Bruce swan song scenario". If Duke can give FSU a game in the ACC championship, that would help, considering Va Tech beat Duke.
You know, if Herman left to take a HC job somewhere, he could bring some instant offense with him. Someone who has already been in his system for three years. Just sayin' ...
Agreed. Michigan can never be underestimated. I remember a lame duck Earle Bruce taking an underdog Buckeye team into Ann Arbor and pulling off the upset. Let's hope we don't see Hoke in that Blues Brothers outfit Earle wore that day.
How many of the existing one loss teams above us would have one loss playing our schedule to this point?
I hate the SEC as much as anybody, but until we beat them in a meaningful game on national tv, the perception for us, and the Big Ten in general, will remain as it is today.
He is an ahole, no doubt. but didn't we think Urban was too, circa 2007? When they become "our guy", things change. Going to Bama was a great career move by Kiffin (maybe his first one?). He can rehab there, with the accompanying national exposure and wait for another Big Five HC job. Someone, somewhere, will be desperate enough. Heck, even Bobby Petrino is coaching again ...
I can still remember when Rod Gerald was shuffled off to wideout when Art Schlichter arrived. No injury was involved, but it was a case of a senior starter getting bumped.
Brionte Dunn, we hardly knew ye ...
Then they play Florida State. That will be a good comparison for us :-)
I feel your pain, bro. Lived in Atlanta for 12 years before making my way back to Ohio. I have already heard from my SEC and ACC friends tonight. It stings. I don't think most people on the site have a clue about the level of disrespect the B1G, in general, and OSU, in particular, get in the South. And what can we say? Until we win, nothing.
We run the table, finish 13-1, what does it matter? Who did we beat?
You know, I can't forget that the two biggest nationally televised games at the stadium in the past ten years, for me, were Texas and USC and we lost them both, despite the insanity of those crowds. Granted, we got payback at Texas the next year, but it would have been nice to have taken care of USC at home after they destroyed us out there.
Don't worry, on the Coast there'll be a large Auburn presence as well. They'll have your back if you keep it directed towards Bama. Now, if you start on the SEC, you're on your own.
Votto DL'd this morning.
Actually, Tuberville was 7-3 against Alabama while at Auburn, including six in a row at one point. I believe he is also one of the few coaches that holds a winning record against Saban. He is a good coach. I think UC actually improved trading Butch Jones for Tubs. And I am sure there are probably lots of Tennessee fans wondering why they hired Butch Jones if Tuberville was available? All that said, I can't imagine Saban taking a chance and playing in Cincinnati. It is just too risky.
I am still bummed about losing Mitchell, but this goes a long way towards easing my pain.
I hope our occasional digs at the Tide hasn't run Alabama Mike off? I always enjoy his insights.
How to make Sloopy better? Easy. More cowbell.
Old Pulteney Gordon & MacPhail 21-year old is the best scotch I've ever had, but its cost makes it a special occasion splurge. I believe it is around $115 a bottle at the Party Source (the Party Source IS the truth, btw - if there is a heaven, for me, it will very likely be similar to the Party Source).
The Highland and Balvenie 12-year olds are reliable moderately priced scotches.
You cannot go wrong with any Macallen.
My personal favorite single malt is Glenmorangie LaSanta, aged in sherry casks. Very, very smooth.
If single malts are not available, I think Johnny Walker Black is the best of the blends.
I usually drink bourbon from Opening Day to Thanksgiving, and scotch in-between.
The Four Roses recommendation up the thread is solid.
He must be the "player to be named later" in the Duron Carter deal?
I think we had the ball near the end of the half deep in our own territory, had cut the lead to 10 (24-14), and the Vest panics and goes for a 4th and one? They snuffed it and scored again, making it 31-14 at half. I've always wondered if it would have made any difference if we had punted.
I find it is easier now to think of that night as Urban's job interview.
Agreed. His only opportunity to actually play next year is if he stays at OSU. He has to sit out a year transferring. The family issue is the only logical conclusion.
JO - H !!
The Bucks won the Sugar Bowl cleanly in 1999. 24-14 over Texas A&M. Was that not the BCS era?