WITH SIX PLAYERS LEAVING EARLY OVER THE LAST TWO SEASONS, IS IT TIME TO DECLARE OHIO STATE DBU?
I think the ratings have more to do with a weekday night and a rematch of last year's game. If it were Ohio State and Alabama I think you would have seen the same high ratings we saw a few years ago.
You mention the problem and the solution when you say 'most Americans can't set aside four hours on a weeknight'. I don't think the four hours is nearly the problem that the weeknight is. Sure, if the Buckeyes were playing I'd be up to the finish and then staying up to drink another in celebration. During the Clemson Bama game I fell asleep on the couch at half time after a long day at work knowing that I was getting up at 5 the next morning. Play the game on Saturday where college football belongs! Who cares if it last 15-20 minutes longer then.
When it was 33-28 midway thru the third quarter I'm thinking there were more than a few Buckeye fans nervous. I remember watching the 2002 game in PBS where we were very fortunate to escape with a win. Hope they never get the W against us but it certainly is possible.
sooooooo HE DOES have a better ass for the quarterback to snuggle up to when taking a snap!
start coaching and lay off the antagonizing and childish 'tweets' might be a good idea too
Elflein's accolades are the best run blocker and the best pass blocker yet he is still ranked second at his position?!? What, does the first guy have? A better ass for the quarterback when he snuggles in for the snap?
Again, I talked about the last 4 years. 2012 I hope is a very unique exception as I really hope we avoid the NCAA doghouse and we didn't get beat by a team we tied with for the division top spot. I look at this as a reward fr a group of guys wrongfully punished. I'm glad to see we didn't print any tshirts for the last two years. I also never said the sky is falling. We are about 15 years into the greatest time to ever be a buckeye (as reference I lived thru the late 70's, 80's and 90's typically underachieving teams). All I said is we need to finish the job in the league a little more often than 25% of the time to be compared favorably to Alabama. I'd love to get a piece of them next year in January.
That same website also says this
The Big Ten football championship will be decided by a game played between the two division champions
Which is the first sentence on the tiebreaking procedures defined here:
I think the deciding question is 'is it tshirt worthy?'
I'll buy that!
So a tiebreaker doesn't determine a champion?
My comment was in response to a comment that we have earned the preseason number 1 ranking in the B1G every year just like Alabama has earned that preseason ranking nationally. No one has said that psu has earned that honor instead. I would say no one in the B1G has. We've only won 2 out of the last 10 and 1 out of the last 4 (I know 2012 should have been one but it wasn't). Sure we are a MAJOR player every year both in the conference and nationally but a 25% success rate at winning the actual B1G title over the last 4 years is a far cry from what has been taking place at bama for the last 8.
Not to rain on anyone's parade but we might want to win more than 1 out of the last 4 B1G championships before we can earn this kind of respect. Are we contending for titles every year? Absolutely! Are we winning them? Outside of a magical 2014 not so much.
I know Urban had little to no control over 2012 but I am highlighting just the last 4 years.
You must have forgotten 2011......and 2007.......and damn near every year under Cooper........and damn near every year under Bruce when we became increasingly irrelevant.........
All of these mighty men of michigan leaving with a goose egg in the column that matters most. Damn shame!
I think the Zone 6 room is about to be blown up. Gotta be guys leaving to make room.
They have lost a lot of good players over the last 8 years but they are always there at the end.
The kid did everything right. Never decommitted just visited his other options after informing our coaching staff. Now I hope he has a great career as a buckeye as we all do.
They finished the season better than we did. Who really cares whether we're 5 or 6 after the season is over. Honestly I would argue that Penn State should have jumped us too. We have work to do next season.
Pretty flat roller coaster.....committed before anyone else in the class and shows up as early as anyone in the class.
Oh my god, now we are oversigning coaches.......
Damn, I was really hoping he'd leave early to open up a roster spot for a new recruit!
Not sure about McCall being the man but an upvote for calling it the 'Curtis Samuel' position!
'Bucks beat blue'
that headline never gets old. I don't care if it was tiddlywinks or checkers.