Yes, he mentioned it in the Hurry Up the other day.. "The reasons given for why the Buckeyes are not on the list, whether it's a coaching change or anything else, is just window-dressing. This one was over a week ago no matter how you slice it."
When this team was motivated to prove the doubters wrong (against MSU and Wisky), they proved them wrong emphatically. January 1st can't come soon enough!
This has been the most fun season to watch from start to finish. Sure VT stung, but it made everything after from that game on even more entertaining to watch. Can't wait to get to Nola! I'll be on the plane there in exactly 2 weeks!
It's written by Schlabach, a known OSU hater and SEC homer (he went to Georgia). I try to never read his articles, if I can help it.
Great read. Will definitely be missed, but have the utmost confidence in Coach Meyer to find the right guy to keep the team going. The selfish part of me thinks of a perfect scenario where he has great success at Houston, which lands him a gig at a Power 5 school (who knows, maybe he makes Houston good enough the Big 12 adds them), but not too big of a school, and 10-15 years down the road Urban is ready to hang it up and Coach Herman comes back to Columbus.
We have them at home the weekend before The Game. As long as they can beat Oregon, we could be looking at a match up of two undefeated, top-5 teams. Should be fun.
I have faith that whoever Urban selects, he is the right person for the job. I hadn't heard of Tom Herman before Urban brought him in, and I don't remember anybody floating Chris Ash's name around last year to replace Whithers, and that has worked out alright.
Early numbers were suggesting that the state of Ohio had a higher % of ticket sales compared to the state of Alabama. Both schools have fans and alumni all over the country, so it's hard to tell. The only personal contact I've had with an Alabama fan was the same as you (save money and go to NC game). I hope that's their rational, and OSU fans are going in droves. Would love to see us with the advantage (or 50/50 at worst).
Yep. Bleacher Report did a piece about it 5 years ago. Basically, those five they added in the 80s are BS.
Congrats, Tom! Very much deserved..
Somebody should start another forum thread about this!
Yep, OVERRATED will work. Although I was there in 2011 when we beat Arkansas, and there was definitely a ton of sarcastic SEC chants, including myself.
It's pretty hard not to find a good spot to eat there. You can just walk around and find a place, walk in, and eat great food. Some of my favorites in the quarter, would include Deanie's and Mr. B's (in addition to previously mentioned Drago's - although not technically in the Quarter), among many good spots. Cochon is one of the best places I've eaten at, but it's not in the Quarter. Further away, Jacques-Imo's is one of my favorite spots of all of Nola. You can take the St. Charles trolley there. Cooter Brown's is a cool spot down that way as well (sports bar, good food, tons of beers).
You have to wonder if there is language in Herman's contract that guarantees a raise for winning the Broyles Award. I would hope so.
Sunday night after finding out we were playing Bama, I went to a bar with a Chargers friend of mine (they played the Patriots in Sunday night football), and he has a friend who came as well who went to Bama. He said he wasn't going because he would just wait to go to Dallas for the championship. I think (I hope) that many will have that attitude.
Got tickets for the wife and I, and know of (at least) three other Buckeyes coming from Austin. Hopefully Ohio pulls in 30%-40% of the crowd, and Buckeyes from all over the rest of the country make up another 30%-40%. Would be awesome if we outnumbered them.
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Vegas only has Baylor by 1.5 over MSU, who we beat?!? I guess the QB situation has everyone not knowing what to think. I like it.
Spent a few minutes gazing through the comments, and most of them are fairly confident they will win the game. The best (least-biased) comment I saw was this:
"OSU will still be the best team we've played all year, and we will be the best team they've faced all year as well. Should be a good game."
Tough draw on those, but winning games where we aren't favored could help even more. I usually could care less what the other BIG teams do in bowls, but the perception of the conference makes it harder for Ohio State in conversations where most other factors are equal.
I live in Austin (Big 12 country), and actually heard a guy on the radio today who was griping about the snuff of TCU/Baylor, and stated that all the 59-0 stomping of Wisconsin showed, was how terrible the BIG is as a conference.
Yea, I've read some terrible stories about him on here, and it's changed my perception of him. I met (although I should disclose - I was probably 12 hours into drinking in the Quarter and at the game) him at the Sugar Bowl in 2011 against Arkansas. I probably wouldn't have remembered meeting him, had I not had a picture with him. I certainly didn't pay him for it, nor did he ask. Seemed nice enough, I guess. Now I just kind of ignore him (and the other two that are always on TV), and don't worry about his self-promotion.