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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State upsets Miami in double-overtime for the BCS National Championship.
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Comment 2 hours ago

Same with Alabama against Ole Miss, and MSU against Nebraska (if they beat Iowa).

I made this comment in my other thread, but it's kind of bizarre that OSU is the only 1-loss team getting penalized here: and it's because of the B1G division alignment + the fact that they just got unlucky that their loss was to MSU. OSU would actually have been better had they lost to say NIU and beaten MSU, as strange as that sounds.

Comment 16 hours ago

Yep. Although I'm not completely convinced a 2 loss Stanford that wins the Pac12 championship wouldn't jump a 1-loss OSU without a championship, unfortunately.

Comment 16 hours ago

Yep, too much time left to run designed QB draws with Hogan. ND has shown they can score quickly.

Comment 16 hours ago

Solomon Thomas alert. Was heavily recruited by OSU.

Comment 16 hours ago

Is it pretty set in stone that Bud will be back for the defense?

Surprised he doesn't want to leave to take his own HC position at some point. Then again, he could have left previously if that's what he wanted.

Comment 18 hours ago

The woulda-shoulda-coulda game is painful.

Here's one for you: the UM loss to MSU we were all celebrating a few weeks ago very well could have cost OSU a chance at the playoffs.

With that UM win, MSU has two losses despite beating OSU. With OSU's win today, UM would only have two losses (instead of their current 3). OSU would have 1 loss (albeit to a lower ranked MSU team than they were; however, they would have had a win against a higher ranked UM team than they were). Committee decides on which B1G East team goes to the conference championship game against Iowa, how could they opt for one of the two loss teams over a one loss OSU? Thus, OSU vs Iowa in B1G CG.

Comment 19 hours ago

I realize I'm reaching with this thread, just wanted to start some discussion.

Can anyone think of a power 5 conference where a 1-loss team wasn't in their conference playoffs? I'm sure it's happened before, but I can't remember a time. It's plausible that that could happen relatively often in the B1G East with the new alignment.

Comment 19 hours ago

Nah, just go back to the Leaders and Legends alignments. They were pretty darn balanced, not sure why they went with geographic alignments in the first place, outside of the fact that the Leaders and Legends names were lame haha.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

 Beck is good at his job

Only 90% saying this to be snarky (lol), but based on what evidence? He's been terrible thus far at OSU, and he was terrible at Nebraska (to a person, Nebraska fans were gleeful about getting rid of him). He was maybe good at Kansas? Although he had less control there than Mark Mangino did. 

Comment 25 Nov 2015

I don't want to see this OSU team in the playoffs, honestly. If they couldn't beat an MSU team that is the weakest they've been in the last few seasons, I would hate to see them against someone the caliber of Clemson or Alabama.

Win your last two games (UM and whoever they play in a bowl game), and come back stronger next year.

Comment 25 Nov 2015

We don't know if Elliot will start against SCUM. I would like to see him sit for a half.

Not to beat a dead horse -- and it's part of the reason I've removed myself from posting on this forum for the last week or so (if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all) -- but I'd rather see Tim Beck and Ed Warinner sit for a half. Ezekiel Elliott didn't waste this season, they did. You're given the most talented team in the country, and this is what you've produced? A team that has sleep-walked through opponents only to lose to the first one with a pulse? 

That is on Beck, Warinner and Meyer. They should be disciplined in my world, Ezekiel Elliott just said what all of us on the outside know. And have known since they hired Beck, frankly.

Note: I didn't downvote you though, not sure why people are resorting to downvoting opinions they disagree with again.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Bench the offensive coaching staff, promote Zeke IMO. He's the only one who showed some heart among that group.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

*2 downfield passes called all game.
*Despite the fact that MSU threw the ball maybe 5-6 times all game, they never put 8 men in the box.

The coaching staff should be ashamed. Their stubbornness and refusal to change their gameplan cost a bunch of young Buckeyes a game and a shot at a national championship this year.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

If they lose this offensive coaching staff cost them the game. Fearful playcalling. 1 downfield throw all day.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

OSU's defense is exhausted, whiffing on sure tackles.

If MSU scores here, I think it's over. MSU's defense is fresh, OSU's is worn out.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

This same rollout pass over and over again is driving me crazy. Why have they resorted to a half-field passing game?

If they continue with the scared play-calling they don't deserve to win, I hate to say it.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

I'm going to be optimistic and guess the wind/rain are much worse than we even thought, and that's the reason for the lack of downfield passing.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Have to embarrassingly admit that I was one of the, "They're saving the playbook for a big game" crowd. Big game and they bring 5-6 rollout passes? Use Braxton Miller once as far as I can tell. Curtis Samuel once or twice. Jalin Marshall once or twice. One downfield pass in the first half.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Yep. The roll out to get away from Calhoun constantly is playing scared. You can't hope to win a B1G Championship playing scared.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Worst playcalling I've seen since the B1G CG against MSU or VT game last year. Enough with the roll out, you're completely eliminating his throwing options.