If Coop had won a national title but still had the same win loss record against michigan, would he be more revered within the Buckeye community?
The first of my top 3 is OSU football followed closely by OSU hoops with Browns football in third.
I too was introduced to Buckeye football at a young age. My first real memories were of the 95' team ripping Notre Dame apart. The first OSU football game that I attended was the 1998 michigan game with my dad. Now every time he and I talk on the phone not a conversation goes by with out some kind of mention of Buckeye football.
I remember falling in love with the hoops squad during the 1999 run to the final four. I loved Scoonie Penn because I too was an undersized point guard.
I just kind of picked the Browns (and all other cleveland teams) because I despised everything about Cincinnati haha
I miss campus so much.
I think it's Troy and by a little bit of distance. He may not have played his best game against Florida but if you go back and look at him on a game to game basis I don't think that any other Buckeye can claim that type of domination on the field during the BCS era. He did whatever he wanted to pretty much.
I followed him on twitter and he was hilarious. Kinda crazy that he passed this morning. Rest in peace.
I really like the comparison with Amari Cooper. If we get that kind of production out of this kid we'll be in good shape. Go Bucks!
I've seen this kid play quite a few times. Excited that he'll be donning the Scarlet and Grey! Go Bucks! Go Irish!
WOW! That almost moved me to tears! I've always struggled to explain to people how I feel about The Ohio State University and I think Coach Coombs just did it for me. What an incredible video. GO Bucks!
Yeah it hast to be 2012 for me too, because I was at all of the home games and we won every game!
If we manage to get the W against Clemson in the Orange bowl, it will only be the second time in program history that we will have won 13 games, the other being in 02', which is still pretty in my eyes. Go Bucks! Beat Clemson!
I feel like the drops hurt us the most. Other than not keeping the chains moving they also made Braxton look like he had an inefficient performance. I don't understand why the playcalling has moved away from follow concepts, mesh concepts, and smash/snag concept type plays. Miller has demonstrated his ability to read and make the throws in those kinds of plays going back to the Penn State, Iowa, and Purdue games. It will be interesting to see how much he improves during the month of bowl practice against Clemson. Will you be doing a breakdown of the Clemson offense and defense in the lead up to the Orange bowl?
The first Ohio State michigan game I remember is the one in 1995. I've hated that team up north ever since with it only getting worse and worse ever since. I was lucky enough to be a student at tOSU from 09-13 and thankfully most of the games against michigan that I was a student for were blowouts. That one loss in 11' will always be a blemish on my heart though. GO BUCKS! Fu*k michigan!
Kinda depressing that we're talking about the spring ga_e already.
I just recently moved back to Atlanta from Columbus, and I have to agree with you it is literally hell being a Buckeye fan and living here. I grew up splitting time between Dayton and west Atlanta and all I heard growing up how Ohio State is overrated and how the Dawg's would destroy us (which is complete bullshit most years). But like you said its not just the UGA folk that run off at the mouth its pretty much like the entire SEC gangs up on me when I'm at work. These ignorant inbreds have no general knowledge about football, except for that SEC is king. I would probably give my right nut to win the National Title this year if for no other reason than to shut the LSU/Auburn/UGA/Bama/UT fans that I work with the hell up. It really chaps their ass when I bring up the fact that outside of Alabama Ohio State has more national titles as anyone else in the Cousin Kissing Conference.
Please God someone beat these ass clowns
^^^ This is the absolute truth. I didn't miss a game for my 4 years at OSU and during the noon games its a morgue, during the 3:30 or later games the place was deafening. The Wisconsin game in 2011 was the craziest atmosphere I've ever been a part of followed closely by Nebraska in 12'. If only we could recreate those atmospheres for every game.
I was a junior in high school during this season and I just so happened to be at one of my younger sisters soccer games for most of this game, by the time I got home and flipped on the tube Troy was right in the middle of making "The Play" to Robo and I remember going nuts! That season still holds a special spot in my heart for me with football and basketball combined it was just an awesome time to be a Buckeye.
I'm as big a Buckeye as anyone else on this site, but honestly I don't think we would be able to stop Baylor. They may not be able to stop us either. I think they'd give anyone in the country fits just because of the pace at which they run their offense and the multiple weapons that they can hurt you with. Ever heard of Tevin Reese? If not, google him. He is as explosive a player that there is in college football. All that being said, Go Bucks!
Would a 14-0 record and a Rose Bowl victory considered a disappointment?
I've only just started reading this article but I'm already enamored. Incredible write up.
I have a pair of Buckeye undies that I wear every game day, if we win then I don't wash them and they go right back in my top drawer, if we lose I wash them. I also do the same thing with my Troy Smith jersey, win it doesn't get washed if we lose then it does. So neither these underwear or this jersey have been washed since the Gator Bowl debacle on January 2, 2012. Go Bucks!
I too went with 2006, I was a junior in high school in Atlanta and I talked soooo much shit to all of my fans who were fans of various SEC schools... karma came back and bit me right in the ass! But for 12 straight weeks I was on top of the world!
I dont know why more people aren't pick Mewhort. I have a feeling he will be a franchise left tackle at the next level.
Michael Redd also wore number 22!
This was my first Ohio State game, and this is arguably the most talented team to ever don the S & G too. I wish I could find it online so I could watch it. Go Buckeyes! Beat michigan!
If we finish the season 12-0 and there isnt another undefeated why wouldn't the AP vote us number 1? Seriously the AP has never been quick to run away from controversy (see 1997, and 2003) with a little luck we could still be celebrating a national title in ol' Columbus town this winter. Go Bucks!