At least Bama's defense won't be a huge surprise if Bucks play them, TTUN's defense is #2 to Bama's #1. Bama plays their best defense next game in FL at #7 at 11 games so OSU's D would be the best they have played statistically at #4.
Missed VA Tech loss while in Barcelona. Well, DVRed it and watched when I got back. Buzzkill from a great trip.
I wonder how OSU would be looking this year if this was still under BCS system and they won out but got left out of Big 10 championship. Although people complain about the Bama LSU rematch under the BCS, I still think the 2003 OK getting crushed in the Big 12 championship but still making the BCS title game.
Still a lot of football. But even if OSU wins out, and Wisc or PSU beats the other for the Big 10 championship, I could still see the whole conference getting screwed, if WV wins the Big 12, Clemson wins the ACC, and Washington wins Pac all with only one loss. Best I'll forget that and think happy thoughts (3 loss VA Tech wins ACC, 3 loss USC wins Pac, 2 loss OK wins Big 12, PSU loses to MSU so OSU wins Big 10, and 3 or 4 loss UF upsets BAMA). Chaos baby. OSU beats W MI and BAMA beats OK in semis, OSU over BAMA in final.
Looks like they are starting to look for Victor more. MD's defense with more holes than NE's
Not so sure about the promise. Edsall starting off by bashing Fridge when he came, and losing something like 22 transfers. As a MD fan as well, always thought it was bad move getting rid of Fridge, worse hiring Edsall. Durkin seems to have more promise, time will tell.
Pretty much what you said. Only 6 starters coming back, I was worried OSU would have 2 or 3 losses by now (thought we would lose 1 or 2 with OK and Wisc, really possible to lose to PSU or NE, and worried about upset in first two with BG and Tulsa). Very impressive with fewest returning starters in D1.
Thank you for the clarification that others should not have needed.
OSU 52 - MD 10
The defense has only scored 6 TDs. I think they have given up around 10 for the year. So they are still losing to the other team's offenses. To think after 5 games they were tied 4-4. This last game was a success (2-0), but they still have more ground to make up.
I understand what you are saying, but disagree. The pot laws would have had more to do with Reefer Madness than any of the drug problem we are seeing now.
Amazing he only got 100 hours community service for breaking 4 bones in a woman's face he just met. You can get 1 year for possession of pot first offense, and 2-10 years for subsequent offences. But beat up a girl, you just need to pick up trash on the side of the road for a little while. What a state.
Doubtful, someone always loses that shouldn't during rivalry week and/or conference championship games. Although right now I don't like OSU's odds of beating Nebraska, two very winnable games, TTUN which is playing better than OSU right now, then either Nebraska or Wisconsin again. Doable, yes, likely no.
Maybe we can come up with some lines for when Larry asks Cardale if he does something wacky before games. I'll go with "tweet". Still amazed how that followed him around for awhile. Or go with "visualize running over Bama Dbacks."
I would think not. But just trying to think of a scenario that works. PSU loses to WI or NE, both of which have two losses with one of those coming to OSU (PSU then has 3 losses). OK wins Big 12 with 2 losses, one of them to OSU (giving WVU and Baylor 2 losses each also). Louisville loses to Houston. Bama, Clemson, and Washington go in undefeated. Unlikely, but might work.
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