SO TRUE. With only 6 returning starters, preseason I was worried OSU would have 2 losses after Wisc game.
CRAP, now I have to root for TTUN for tie-breaker reasons. I may start drinking again. https://www.landof10.com/ohio-state/the-big-ten-tiebreaker-that-has-ohio-state-football-fans-rooting-for-michigan
Felt very sad, then started watching my other team MD on the dvr vs MSU. Fell asleep after the first quarter, woke up at 6 on the sofa, watched the rest. Felt slightly less unhappy, went to bed upstairs. Looking at PSU schedule now (Iowa, Indiana, or MSU, ok maybe not last one). Thinking of cutting grass and resisting urge to look at Big 10 tie-breaker if OSU, PSU, TTUN end up with one loss in division to each other.
I thought losing was unlikely but possible after last weeks game. Talking with a couple of PSU fans this week, one thought they would get killed, the other thought that they might be able to run after watching Wisky do it. I told them I thought if PSU was running well and OSU's offensive line was not dominating, I thought they had a real chance. Never thought those jump ball passes would work so well, and two special team blocks. Preseason I would have thought OSU lost by now to OK or WI.
I'll watch the game, don't think TAMU has enough of a chance to really root for them. Actually prior to the playoff, I think LSU has the best chance to beat Bama.
If Houston can't get into a P5, he's gone. We probably should just have a thread with a contest (and some 11W gear as a prize) for what team he signs with and salary. I'll go with UT and 5.6
I never hated Meyer. I thought he was on his way to HOF career, just thought he seemed to be a miserable prick (not unheard of for coaches). Happy as hell when OSU hired him. Still remember a friend and Rutgers fan complaining that OSU lost maybe the 4th best college coach and after a year gets an upgrade.
If we had the playoff committee in 2006, I would think TTUN would have made it in with OSU, and in 2011 Bama would have made it in with LSU.
If 1 loss OSU lost to undefeated TTUN in a close game, and 2 loss OK wins Big 12, then its very possible if some 2 or 3 loss team wins their conf champ game (particularly over a 1 loss team in the ACC or PAC).
Yes, you were right
I think Purdue is looking in the wrong direction. They should coax Steve Spurrier out of retirement, pay him a lot, but agree he only has to show up for the games and post game interviews (no practice). They would at least be entertaining.
Did not like that all. Massey is biased.
Agreed, on all counts. Will have to find a sale or no sale.
Hard to believe Texas and maybe USC wouldn't make Urban highest paid coach if that's what he really wants. But SEC friends are basically amazed when they watch OSU and listen to his interviews, they never thought he could be this relaxed. Seems like he has a great gig here, until he gets bored winning too many championships.
Starting with Wisconsin, he should see a lot more action in the middle. At least until the OSU lead opens up.
This sucks, in 3 weeks a new Toys R Us outlet is opening up 10 minutes from my house but now I can't shop there and support Brandon
Watched part of the WF/IU game, they did look pretty good. Not sure they are better than Tulsa (which doesn't have a big MSU type win, but is blowing out their non-OSU opponents so far (probably for another week, then get blown out by Houston).
Greg Schiano would probably be a great HC for PSU. Not sure why anyone thinks Jimbo might leave FSU. But after he uses this to get a raise at FSU and Herman goes to Texas, LSU can get Petrino.
Mike Weber's future
After 4 games, pretty amazing the OSU D is outscoring the other teams O (28 to 23, or 4 to 2 TDs). OK just put up 52 against TCU, Tulsa seems to average about 50 in their other games. Impressive so far, but lots to go.
Well said. Never sure how some teams will improve, and who is going to get hurt on teams playing well. Not too mention bad luck, complancy, or weather.
I liked the original post better.
I think Dantonio would be a great hire for LSU, but maybe not a great move for him. But if you want a coach with great defense and more of a ball control offense, why not get someone that has won a Natty (Jim Tressel). "Show cause" is over in a few months, and he wouldn't have to play OSU except in the playoffs.
Not sure what constitutes a blue blood. Other than OSU, it may be a better job than in any in the Big 10.
Cam is not only a great punter, he is now stocking other Big 10 teams with Aussie punters. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/marylands-punter-is-a-28-year-old-freshman-once-suspended-for-peds/2016/09/22/2c6a7f18-80d2-11e6-a52d-9a865a0ed0d4_story.html