Being a Soldier and a Buckeye, Urban Meyer and this team make me so proud to be an Ohioan. I'm currently in Hawaii, Mariotaville, and it feels better than ever. Thanks Urban for these tough, gritty kids representing our great state. Let's do it again next year!
I imagine that they will figure it out just really think that for some it's damn near impossible. NCAA is a sorry sorry institution.
Thanks for the info and link. It just seems that if tickets anonymously made it into their hands or if a package was sold to them at ab"discounted" price it would make sense. This seems to bother me quite a bit. It's a travesty that the NCAA has this power.
Who's not happy! I'm ecstatic!! I just want to relish the underdog role for us. They already has Bama +9.5 so we can get ready. Nobody thinks we can win except us and that's all that matters!
I truly believe we are in a better QB predicament then Wisky. Cardale is a better QB than most I've seen this year. He can run and he's got an arm. Wisky is mostly one dimensional. I think people ought to be looking at them because we are loaded with talent, absolutely loaded!!!
This team is exactly what I want my Buckeyes to be. They make me proud to be from Ohio and even more proud to wear Scarlet and Gray! Go out Saturday and lay it all on the line for your fallen teammates you have nothing to lose we are already proud of you!
Couldn't agree more with all the comments. This team is a testament to leadership and will to win. Nobody on the planet gave us a chance after Brax went down but here we sit on the cusp of another championship and possibly more. Couldn't be happier to be a Buckeye!!! We are truly fortunate!
Absolutely great story and I honestly appreciate all these posts as it helps bring some clarity and a little bit of rallying our own troops here at EW!
Absolutely happy to share the story and hope people pass it on to help understand the dynamic after it happens. Thanks!
Thanks, I'm not one to post very often but I found myself watching this situation closely already knowing the outcome. My unit has had 7 suicides upon their return from Iraq. It's an enemy like no other. I think this will bond the team if handled correctly. The emotion of every person must be allowed to be expressed as they each have different thoughts on it. Thanks again for the comment that's what drives me. Go Bucks!
As a Soldier that has witnessed suicide from many of my own friends and fellow Soldiers this has been a tough week. I do understand the pain a confusion that this type of incident may cause. My only advice would be to do exactly what we do in combat, rally the troops. It sounds like a cliche but it is absolutely 100% true. In 2003 I was in Kuwait on our initial push to Baghdad and we had a fellow warrior take his life. Too many emotions to describe were happening at that moment but one thing was very clear, in the next 24 hours we were going to war and our focus was intense. We took the loss of our fellow Soldier very, very hard however it forged a bond that you can't understand unless you've went through it. The next day we locked and loaded not knowing what tomorrow would bring but that no matter what our focus, intensity, training, and love for each other would guide us to victory. There was not a single guy who was afraid of what the enemy might do because we knew we would have an answer. The death of our friend was tragic but was key to bringing us together through an unbreakable bond. Nothing could stop us because we knew he was watching over and guiding us when we had nothing left. I apologize for the long post but I really felt this was appropriate for this situation. I think the players will get a glimpse of the true meaning of brotherhood which is when during the most adverse times and when you find yourself struggling the most you look to your left and look to your right and you know that everything is going to be just fine because together we can conquer all. Thoughts and prayer with the family and please never forget the great toll suicide plays in our Soldiers and families lives! Also I believe a bracelet honoring their fallen teammate would be a great tribute. Everyone would look down and see that name on your wrist you are given just a little more energy for the next play.
Just curious how many people on here actually have played football or coached it? It's sad to read some of these comments about who we blame for a loss. We win as a team and lose as a team! That goes from the coaching staff all the way thru the players. I for one am a real Buckeye fan as many of you here are but to hear some of the disgraceful comments on here makes me sick. I am damn proud of this team and damn proud to be a Buckeye. Thanks for another awesome year and many more to come. Wouldn't trade this staff for the world!!! GO BUCKS!!!!!!
Just a couple of comments then I will go to my cave until the spring game. Did anyone else feel that maybe on the last two series Kenny G might have been a better alternative? I just felt Braxton's throwing motion was off and he was pretty roughed up. Second, I feel like our D has all the talent but I really believe it's time to look at play calling and just simple coaching. Tackling was horrible and Watkins was running past on a simple play. He's a great player but we made him look invincible. Not disappointed because I don't think we are quite there yet and I can't complain about what we have going in C Bus! Have a great winter Go Bucks!!!
Appreciate the comments on the O and I agree our defense isn't great but they are good. I think people are really not giving TSUN enough credit for their play. Granted they do not have a great record but I think they have great athletes and their game plan was great. You cannot short change a rival game. If you looked at most of them they were tough. Just getting tired of supposed experts knocking our boys. I just watch and can see we have a ball club I wouldn't want to mess with. I also have a great feeling about Saturday. Wasn't so comfortable going into The Game.
I don't ever comment but I had to just add one thing. I am sitting here in Korea rewatching the Auburn Bama game and I am shocked at how much better our offense is than Auburn. I tried to envision BRAX and Guapo running in and through Bama with the same plays as Auburn. I think our O Line is a class above Auburn and more polished than Bama. I just wanted to hear some views on that and if you guys felt the same way that I believe we could beat Bama by a touchdown or two.