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Comment 20 Nov 2014

I would interpret the "3 games" reference differently.  Since his appeal to B1G will be heard next week, if the appear were successful, he would expect to play in the Michigan game, the B1G championship game, and either the bowl game or the first-round playoff game. It is just odd for him to assume the national championship game when chance is not insignificant for OSU either to fail to make to the playoff, or to lose in the first-round playoff game.  I understand that in principle there is also a chance for OSU to fail to make to the B1G championship game.  However, any reasonable football fans would agree that the chance for OSU to lose to both IU AND UM is virtually zero.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Apologies for not reading through the comments before you before making mine.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Remember when there were rumors that a bunch of Ohio State players failed the drug tests, including a un-named WR?

Yes, it can happen both ways...

Comment 20 Nov 2014

If the rumors turned out to be true, I am afraid that the QBs of our future opponents would immediately file expedited lawsuits to B1G and NCAA on the ground of grievance.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Did you include the time you have been spending on the forum in your 75-hour schedule?  If you did, you may be working on a regular 40-hour schedule then.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Thanks!  Did he really play football in college or pro, or was he just an actor playing the role of a football player?

Comment 16 Nov 2014

For this week, OSU will most likely rank either 6th (jumping over TCU) or 7th (staying behind TCU).  At least for this week, the committee is not going to allow OSU to jump over either MSU or Baylor.  However, BY THE END OF THE SEASON, if OSU wins the remaining 3 B1G games, including beating a 2-LOSS Wisconsin team, the committee will have enough justifications to jump us over MSU AND TCU.  In addition, unless Baylor beats a 2-LOSS KSU team on the same day when OSU beats Wisconsin, the committee will also have enough justifications to rank OSU ahead of Baylor, thereby placing OSU in the top 4.  Unfortunately, if Baylor beats a 2-LOSS KSU team, the committee may not rank OSU ahead of Baylor as their best two wins would be better than ours (i.e. TCU ranks higher than MSU, and KSU likely ranks higher than Wisconsin), and their loss was also slightly better than ours, despite of their bad OOC schedule. 

So the sure (or almost sure) way to get OSU in the top 4 is for either Baylor to lose to KSU, or for KSU to lose one more game before losing to Baylor.  Of course, a couple of other less likely scenarios will also reduce the chance for OSU to go to the 4-team playoff, including 1) Wisconsin losing to Minnesota but still going to the B1G championship game (i.e. Nebraska beating Minnesota and assuming head-to-head as the first tie-breaker for selecting teams for the B1G championship game), and 2) Minnesota going to the B1G championship game by beating both Wisconsin and Nebraska.

So the bottom line is that after this week, we have placed ourselves in a much better position to make the playoff.  However, we have had quite a few bad seasons when our post-season hopes were lost because we did not take care of our own business even when all other stars were aligned perfectly for us (as recently as last year).  In other words, I have learned enough lessons by wishing our beloved Buckeyes take care of their own business before worrying about the perfect alignment of other stars. 

Comment 13 Nov 2014

By 3pm it should be clear who is the Bosa.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

Dude, the crab legs were missing!

Comment 11 Nov 2014

Looks like that the current 15' Michigan commit Brian Cold is also in play as he is scheduling an official visit to OSU.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

I think that he has the "it" factor. 

He is not very fast, but apparently he is fast enough at least as a short runner;

He is not nearly as elusive as Miller, but apparently he is able to manage to elude defenders/tacklers on a fairly frequent basis;

He does not have a strong arm, but to a large extent throws pretty good deep balls (two long passes to Devin last night as good examples) even though from time to time you feel like that he has to exhaust all of his strength to make the throw as opposed to other QBs with better arm strength who appear to throw deep balls effortlessly-on one of the deep throws last nigh his throwing motion was so "awkward" that I thought that his body was going to collapse after that throw.

I don't want to bring the Miller/Barrett controversy as I believe that both of excellent players with different strengths and weaknesses, but I just FEEL that Barrett has more command in the huddle as a RS freshman than Miller did as a junior even though Miller is much better to get the team out of trouble by himself (while Barrett is better to have his teammates in a position to get the team out of trouble).  Since there are lots of play makers on the team, when the game is tight, I would FEEL a little bit more comfortable to see JT in the huddle as he would have a better chance to make a play by using his teammates in addition to relying on himself.
 

Comment 09 Nov 2014

One thing that Zeke does well and that does not show on the stats is his blocking ability.  I admit that I have not watched too much football but he is the one of the best college RBs for blocking, especially for picking up blitzes. 

Comment 08 Nov 2014

How could Mark brag that they were leading by 14pts when they never did?  Too pissed to count points?

Comment 06 Nov 2014

To the OP, the overall CB % can be misleading in this day and age when teenagers change their minds all the time.  I would consider more on recent CB trend than on the overall CB % especially when there were lots of CB activities a long time ago.  In this case, I would put more weight on the fact that all of the most recent CB (i.e. yesterday) went to FSU than the 2:1 ratio on total CB % in favoring ND. 

If I am a bet man (luckily or unluckily I am not), I would bet against ND at least for now.

Comment 05 Nov 2014

In addition to providing us with a plethora of recruiting information, Bird Birm has been right on money on his recent crystal ball predictions.  Hope his success continues with Burrell and Roundtree.

Edit: corrected the sloppy mistake made by my iPhone after it made Buckeye_in_SEC very confused...

Comment 03 Nov 2014

Agree.  I certainly don't condone Noah's presumed drug addition or his "troubled" behavior, but sometimes occupying a troubled young man's time and mind with something he really loves would help him overcome the problem or prevent the problem from getting worse.  One person comes to mind is Maurice Claret.  If Maurice did not lose his college eligibility, his very troubled life after his freshman year could be completely different.  The difficulty is how to balance the two: teaching a "troubled" young man and his peers life lessons and giving the person enough opportunities to redeem himself and to live a better life.