Not bad from a team many said would lose 3 or 4 games. I guess those people don't know who Urban Meyer is.
I think the part you glossed over was, I said "from OSU's perspective." I also feel like I didn't explain this well the first time, so let me try again.
We play TTUN and lose to them, and let's say they are national champs, we will have split with them. While this is unsatisfying, it also isn't different from us playing PSU, beating them, resulting in a split. The difference comes in if we beat TTUN again--we will have played and beaten them two times at the expense of not playing the B1G Ten champ who was left out of the final 4, who we lost to. Most people will then say, "ok, we get it, you are better than Michigan. But what about the team that won your conference that beat you who wasn't ever given a second chance?" I simply don't want to hear this, and you know it will be said by more than just PSU fans. That, to me, is the difference.
A rematch with UM makes no sense at all. We played them and beat them which resulted in them finishing 3rd in the division. If you want to compare this to Penn State, and assuming UM and PSU are both 2 loss teams, from the OSU perspective, a PSU rematch makes SOME sense in that we lost to them AND they are conference champs. This is just different to me (and mind you, I hope we don't rematch either. I want to beat Clemson and Alabama and win another title).
This is what concerns me about the way CFB is trending (first the BCS, now 4, and ultimately all those crying for 8): it no longer seems important to people that teams "earn" a championship in CFB (I guess we live in the t-ball everyone gets a trophy era).
It is beyond me how a team can lose 2 of last 3, having played only 4 road games losing half of them (to include a team unranked when they played them), and people keep trying to argue this team should get into the playoffs. I know this isn't exactly what you are saying, but it is along those lines (I wouldn't mind seeing UM in there because it is a matchup I'd like to see essentially means you don't care that they really aren't qualified to be there).
Playoff guy is slowly ruining the only sport with a regular season that actually matters.
But this is because you can only envision us winning (I guess 12 wins in the last 13 will do that to a fellow).
Consider the alternative, a loss: they eliminate us from the playoffs, possibly win a Natty they don't deserve, and render the outcome of The Game, an instant classic, meaningless.
We should play Michigan once a year. We have and beat them. I am completely satisfied.
No. it is called The Game, not The Games. We beat them already, it's over.
No on Michigan, just no. Part of what makes CFB so differentl is that regular season losses actually matter. We had one 2 loss team play for a title (also a team that lost to someone already playing for a title) and I hated it. This just continues devaluation of the college championship. They lost 2 of their last 3 games, only played 4 road games going 2-2, and this simply isn't good enough (I also hate the whining from their coach and fan base). Let'/ hope UW and Clemson take care of business.
I did this earlier, but TTUN needs all of the following to have a sweepstakes chance: Clemson and UW lose (they beat Colorado) and Penn Stare beats Wisky (they trounced PSU). Even if that happens, the Committee would have to pass on Bi1G Ten conference winner and the 2 of 3 conference winners from P12, B12, & ACC. I'm not seeing it for a team that could only win twice on the road and lost to previously unrankrd Iowa.
He walked off and refused to shake the Lions coach's hand after a loss (can't remember his name). After his first two playoff losses in the NFL he refused to do a post game presser. Dude has been a poor sport since forever.
If you go to MGo they are concocting conspiracy theories around one of the refs having Ohio ties and a ref tapping Samuel on the butt (this happens all the time). There is talk about leaving the Big Ten, never watching a game again, boycotting their bowl game, etc. it is an embarrassing display for a program that has fallen so far. But when your coach is a lunatic and holds a prssser blaming the refs instead of his poor play calling or possibly endangering a young man by playing him anyway, what should one expect? Players and fans are an extension of their coach and we have arguably the best in the business.
We beat the skunk weasels. That IS what matters.
Like others in recent lore, Peppers is a loser.
Monday morning quarterback troll. We'll stop the bandwagon so you can hop off. Break your leg troll or don't, either way.
Was Kylie PMS'ing today? If so, we should leave her alone. Bitch.
I know, right. Disrespecting a great former Buckeye assistant coach like that.
I like it. We are 1-0 this season when talentless back up quarterback hacks predict victory over us.
Ohio State's big-play defense
Could NOT disagree _ore. Intercepting the 2 point conversion and the one to seal the ga_e see_ like big plays to _e. Just one _an talking here...
who are these receivers that you speak of? The ones that aren't beating press coverage off the line (i will admit our receivers block like -ofos).
Folks, as the No. 1 Ohio State football insider, let me put it to you in terms an outsider could understand: If Ohio State beats Michigan, it may fall to No. 4 when the dust settles, but it will go to the College Football Playoff.
Can't we for one week focus on beating TTUN and worry about this thereafter? Cha_pionship guy drives _e crazy.
Don't steal a line fro_ 0-4.
I think he could i_prove his draft stock with a huge season, whatever that _ight mean (drafted instead of FA signing, fourth rounder instead of sixth)--big time if he wins the Heis_an (and he would be a favorite). Even if that doesn't happen, he'd get one more year of college ball, in the record books, and another shot at a title. If it were _e, co_e back.
is EVERYTHING about the al_ighty dollar?
Just as a hypothetical, but he co_es back and wins the Heis_an. That has to change his stock. All Heis_an winners get drafted.
I love that people just suggest that any Qb with athleticis_ can switch to WR as if it is that si_ple. Pryor has endured a very long journey to get where he is at and Braxton, after switching last year, had a pretty statistically insignificant season. It re_ains to be seen if either sticks (and JT has far less speed and athleticism than both).
His _echanics are _essed up. Pretty sure he was not coached to do this. Interesting that you bla_e Urban et. al. when he clearly has a track record of getting the _ost from _arginal talent at the qb position. If you want to clai_ that his spread qb's don't translate to the next level, that I can listen to. But throwing of his back foot, holding onto the ball too long, his long delivery, isn't on this staff.