Oklahoma has no defense. Indiana played better. Oklahoma was not a great win (good, but not great). The Wolverines only beat Wisconsin by one score, but they looked much more dominant. They outgained Wisconsin by about 200 yards, and they could have easily won by 2-3 scored if not for stupid mistakes. So, I guess I am basing my opinion on common opponents: the Wolverines have looked more dominant in beating the two of the same opponents. I understand Wisconsin had 2 weeks to prepare for the Buckeyes and it was in Madison, so that may explain some of the differences.
I know this is blasphemy, but I don't think the Buckeyes are the second best team right now. After watching how much the team struggled in the passing game for the second straight week and the defense struggled with fundamentals, I would have to rate scUM higher. Their defense has been dominant, and their offense is beginning to look competent. I think the Buckeyes still have better athletes and higher potential, but the Wolverines have been playing better football. There's still time to clean up some things, and the team may have grown a bit during the second half in Madison. I hope the Buckeyes begin the same level of improvement after this game that they experienced after PSU in 2014.
I've lived in San Diego since 2002. I love it here. It's even cooler now that Joey Bosa will be here. I'm really glad the Chargers didn't leave town now.
Although we did have Ted Ginn and Santonio Holmes on the same team, along with Anthony Gonzalez. I believe Brian Robisky and Brian Hartline were freshmen that year as well, but that could be wrong. That was an impressive group of receivers.
The safety was overturned after review. I believe the booth ruled it was a fumble and recovery by the lineman instead of a forward pass.
I was in banking for 6 1/2 years, and worked as an intern in the corporate legal department of a large debt purchaser/collector during law school. I've seen the other side of it. Usually, the numerous calls will stop if you just answer the phone and have a conversation with them about your willingness and ability to pay. In fact, under the FDCPA, if you answer the phone and tell them to stop calling and that you can't/won't pay, they have to stop calling (other than for certain notification purposes).
Regarding Sallie Mae, I think they provide a much needed service. I couldn't have gone to law school if not for Sallie Mae loans. The real problem is not the lenders who step in to fill the gap, but the extreme cost of a college education that necessitates student loans. But I do not want to engage a political debate on that front.
In all fairness to Hoke, he was a good recruiter. He was just a bad coach.
I'm sure he would at least get an interview with Vandeley Industries.
It's hard to believe you were downvoted for this. Saying Northern Illinois might be better than Indiana, Maryland, and Rutgers isn't that big of a stretch considering the Huskies have won several MAC championships over the past few years and played in a BCS game a couple of seasons ago.
Why use symbols instead of letters for the word "ball"? It's not a profane word.
I'm conflicted as a Browns fan. On the one hand, I hate the Steelers. On the other hand, they now have several Buckeyes on their roster that I want to see do well.
Everyone says this. I watched the video about what goes into hotdogs. It's a bit gross to watch, but I never have problems eating them. I think once you've killed, skinned, and cleaned your own food, not too much seems that disgusting anymore.
Now, that's not completely accurate. They have an Iowa transfer to hold down the QB spot. And they also brought in a 3 star RB who they were much more excited about than Weber, so it's OK he signed with tOSU. You've got to keep up.
I love both the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. I haven't read much else from her other than a couple of essays. But those two books alone are full of great quotes.
I wish I knew how to make a gif. This is good, but I like Roark from The Fountainhead. A guy trying to sabotage Roark asks, "What do you think of me now?" Roark's reply: "I don't think of you at all."
EDIT: I had some of the words wrong, but the basic idea is the same.
It's nice to see a national recruit from Mansfield. I went to Mansfield Senior instead of Madison, but still nice to see. I still have family in Mansfield. It's not the best place to be right now. Good luck to that young man.
This is a simple issue for me. It comes down to whether tOSU deceived Weber (by knowingly withholding pertinent info). If so, you rectify it by offering an unconditional release from his LOI. It's not only fair to Weber, it will help with potential negative recruiting later. If tOSU didn't deceive him, you clear the air and put an end to the speculation.
So true. I live in San Diego about a 10-15 minute drive away from the San Diego zoo. My wife, my four year old daughter, and I have year-round passes. It's only about $120 for all three of us, and we go frequently. My daughter loves it, and we don't have to stay the entire day because we can go whenever we want. It's one of my favorite things to do with the family when we have time.
This is silly, but I got a good chuckle out of it.
To be fair, this will mean they are missing their top two receivers and their top CB. So, they will be thin at two different, important positions going into the NC. Still, I hear what you're saying though. No one should be able to use the excuse, "We were missing ____" against the Buckeyes this year.
The Ducks can keep their dignity, as long as the Buckeyes leave with the W and the trophy.
Man, I wish I could go to the game. Suddenly, I find myself with a craving for roast duck.... Game day can't get here fast enough. Go Buckeyes!
Nothing Bama wants that they can't have... Except a Sugar Bowl victory over the Buckeyes in the first ever FBS playoff.
Based on this, I can imagine tOSU winning like this:
Buckeyes jump out to an early two score lead (b/c they get out to fast starts, and Oregon doesn't). Oregon catches fire in the second and third quarter, but because the Buckeyes still have a lead, they are able to be patient and continue to score points, keeping their lead on the Ducks. Then, in the fourth quarter as the end of the game gets closer, the Ducks will be required to force the issue and start being pass happy. In comes the Buckeyes rush D and secondary, forcing a late turnover to seal the victory. Here's hoping anyway...