My thoughts exactly, ever since Harbaugh was hired. This game sets up with many similarities to the '69 game. I can easily see us going into that match up ranked #1 and having not been really challenged, and then getting far more than many bargain for.
If we're shooting for the moon, maybe just go with 10 straight!
Seriously though, with the level of competition being what it is, and the unpredictable things that can happen in any game or season, I'd be thrilled with any repeat or multiple championships in the next decade. For someone who was there in 2002 when we broke a 34 year drought, I was ecstatic to see last years NC come so soon!
I'm starting at 1998
My feeling is that there has only been one "real" national championship in FBS, OSU last year. However, I give a slight nod to the BCS winners, but anything before that, no way. So I'd start my list before 1998.
Probably TCU or Oregon.
I said my analogies were imperfect. Point is, this is a bit more weighty a situation than some random Joe making an error in judgement.
I love OSU football and have followed the teams for over 30years, but I don't live and die over what happens between the lines. So it really has no impact on me. But where this is, or should, be different, is that these young men are part of something bigger than just themselves. They are teammates. The decisions they make influence, directly, over 80 other young men, plus their coaches.
Add to that, the fact that someone like Bosa or Marshall could jeopardize their own futures and that of their families, and I think you begin to see that it's not quite the same as any other youthful indiscretion.
I'm not "stoning" anyone, but these guys have to live to a higher standard. That's not always a bad thing, perhaps we need more higher standards in our culture.
Yeah. Maybe it's a bit presumptuous to call it arrogant. I'm sure any of these guys are subject to thinking they're above the law, but I don't know his heart. I will say, no matter what else, it is certainly selfish behavior on all their parts. Sacrificing the team good for whatever momentary pleasure it was.
Like it or not, more is expected of these young men. They're not just kids
And you know it is simply an innocent mistake how??
Sure I've made mistakes. And I do hope he (and the others) will learn from this. That is hardly the point. I think you may be comparing apples to oranges.
Surely you would grant the the circumstances surrounding a person's decision has an impact on how one interprets the actions? A mistake made by the president or by a platoon leader carry a bit more gravity than me running a red light or going 10 mph over the speed limit. Examples aren't perfect, but that's not the point. Not all situations are equal.
I'm SO tired of the "he's a kid" excuse! This young MAN grew up in the spot light, has been under intense scrutiny for at least 3-4 years, is a potential number one overall pick, and saw one of his unit lose his position on the team JUST ONE YEAR ago !! At some point it's time to just call it what it is. Arrogant selfishness. He apparently thought the rules of life just don't apply to him as they do to others.
Good question, never actually asked.
Pretty sure the fish store has been closed for over ten years.
Some are nicer than others, but yeah, she's pretty much hero status.
Thinking the same. Not many people can make Decker look average size.
I'm thinking this pretty much says how his shoulder has healed, He has clearly not progressed to the point where he feels confident throwing every down.
Exactly! It is easy to get swayed by that fourth quarter, but our guys blew plenty of opportunities up to then.
The foundation of the program has been strong for some time. After the the Thad Five, there has been a very consistent and sometimes dominant program. The bricks are actually being eroded, in my opinion.
His season with the Buckeyes will go down as one of the greatest wastes of talent in OSU history. Such a shame. Good luck to him, too bad he wasn't able to bring a bit more acclaim to OSU before he was done.
I voted yes, but it is entirely dependent in whether he stays long enough. If he sticks around, then I definitely think the pieces are in place for at least 4 total NC and the level of competition and the media scrutiny make success is this day and age more difficult than when Woody made his run.
Seems to young to play "old man" ball, but, I suppose he's taken quite a pounding.
I admit to not watching the NBA much, so just curious, has LBJ ever played above the rim? His ability to finish near the rim isn't really all that special, IMO.
James needs to stop settling for jumpers.
My take, nearly verbatim.
My point exactly, it's not the miss that bothers me, it's that shot selection and most that followed.
Not saying he's not fantastic, but that last shot needs to come from within 10 feet. He settled the ENTIRE overtime.
LBJ with really poor performance the last 5 min. Love the guy, but he's gotta be more clutch than this.