Or maybe LSU (and the eSECpn) has been overrated again?)
You are right, BuckNut. This is SO the obvious answer. Besides, he wasn't wrong about yesterday, was he? The line has won lots of games but has, IMO, underachieved this season and has had some real issues at RT.
It can be frustrating to watch them at times but I am pretty sure we are still undefeated and continuing an epic run the likes of which we haven't seen in decades. I am continuing to enjoy the ride. I seem to remember 2002 where we won ugly all the way to the Natl Championship. This is NOWHERE near that ugly. Relax, Buckeye fans. These are good, good times.
The SEC always gets an automatic bid, right??
Yeah, but they better start playing Stanford football.
Really no excuse for it not to have been done many years ago. Don't understand why OSU has been so behind the curve on this. Chic is the reason the 'Shoe we all love and revere exists. He was the One and Only.
Uhhhhh....... Why? Just why?
Sumlin doesn't have to worry. Even with a couple more losses in the best division in college football, they still will have a shot a the CFP.
As an old TBDBITL alum, so incredibly proud of these students and what they have continued to accomplish -- especially with some of the unfair junk thrown their way the last couple of years as well as 2 new interim Directors in 2 years. Way to go, Band!!
I have lived through the days of Woody (60s and 70s), Earle, Coop, Tress and now Urban. Buckeye fans are and have been incredibly blessed for many years with one HOF coach after another. Coach Meyer is an incredibly special and gifted coach and has to be the best of his generation. This "old guy" definitely appreciates that we have such a guy leading our favorite team.
Sorry but there is no "asking for" the venom spewed at him by so-called fans. No excuse whatsoever. Period.
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I won't ever get on the thread again after this game. Horrible. Some people need to get a life. They embarrass themselves.
Agreed, IRTD! Thanks for saying this so well guys. I am sickened by so called fans criticizing so harshly the KIDS playing this game. They were heros 9 months ago and now are somehow not. I want to see the team put it all together too but to rip kids who are trying to do their absolute best and questioning coaching that has proven itself over and over is absurd. I'm pretty sure they all are trying as hard as they can to make things better and they care about the results even more than the fans who somehow think they have more knowledge or ability or interest in the results.
My suggestion: Lighten up and enjoy. I have lived 55 years and have only seen 3 NCs in that time (no, I don't count 1970 since we got smoked by Plunkett and Stanford in the Rose Bowl) so I am cheering hard for my Buckeyes and enjoying the ride of being defending champs. Don't get me wrong, I grumble some during the game but I'm behind our team regardless and I refuse to snark and criticize when games are over. I feel pretty confident from watching how this program is now built that Urban, his coaches and the players are working very diligently to reach their potential every single day. That's all any fan can ask.
I do not wear scarlet and gray colored glasses and I am as passionate as any fan but I will enjoy this ride as far as it goes -- even if it ends vs Maryland this weekend (perish that thought!).
That's funny right there! I remember my then-7 year old daughter coming in the family room during a Cooper Years big game and saying "Dad, you need help."
The unis are not as bad as I feared but it just does not look like Ohio State. If the players are excited, it's ok for a little change up I guess. However, I do not like the helmets at all. Silver helmets with a black stripe and regular leaves on em please. But gee, it's not up to me (or any of us) is it? Another shameless Nike money maker which is probably my biggest problem with all of it. GET OFF MY LAW!
Not really a fan of these unis but the helmets with the glow in the dark stickers? Just awful.
Limited sizes available on that particular website for the pullover.
I assume that was in caps instead of italics for the sarcasm. Everyone needs to breathe.
I had both of the same thoughts ... He and his misses were totally soaked by the time they left the field. And Cam Johnston was Tress' hero of the game yesterday!
I am trying to not have scarlet colored glasses this year like so many. I expected last week's "struggle" (at least in offense) because of the lack of prep time and think the Slobs still haven't played a very good game for their standards. I think the Bucks will score but not as much as we would like and that the defense will stop NIU but not as much as we'd like. I am a bit of a pessimist (lived through the Cooper years) so I think we win 41-24.
Well deserved for the success and results (even though those numbers blow my mind for football coaches!).
Also my editing eye noted it should be "explicitly" not "explicably."
I was wondering, too. The Minnesota game was listed back in August as an 8 pm start and now says TBA.