Yup. That Florida State game was the following week after the trip to Palo Alto. It didn't turn out well either, as it seemed like our defense still had jet lag. I still hate the sound of those tomahawk chop drums.
Ideally we could convince an SEC team to come to Columbus instead of its annual late November game with an FCS cupcake.
1986 is calling. Hopefully that dream would be glorious and not turn into a nightmare.
Given the NFL talent on those Stanford teams, it is surprising they had losing seasons. Schlichter had the winning game that day, but Elway got revenge the next season in Columbus. I hate to say it, but the quietest moment I've ever experienced in the 'Shoe was right after Elway hit a long, game winning TD pass in the closing seconds. One moment everyone was screaming while he was being chased out of the pocket, the next moment...dead silence.
Get 'em Aaron!
Like the Patty Smyth reference...old school.
Dave, you must not have been around during the Carter administration. The Skunkweasels can be referred to as the Malaise & Blue.
Alabama is cunning in how it chooses its marquee non-conference opponents. Typically big name teams who are heading into a down cycle, and are therefore easily beatable. VT and now WVU are clearly down, and they had crested long before making a deal with the Tide. The tools in AA are another great example: big name, coming off 11-2 season with BCS Bowl win. Looks great at first glance, but those in the know realize that that 11-2 was done with smoke & mirrors through a super-favorable schedule with key opponents being down. USC looks huge, but are they really? Personally, I don't think the Trojans are back yet. Wisconsin may end up being the only one in the bunch who truly has a chance to beat them.
The Skunkweasels are my most despised Rival by far. But compared to all of the rest of the B1G, Penn St and Wisconsin feel a lot more heated. Sparty is getting there. Outside of the Big Ten, the schools I would most like to beat are USC, Miami, Notre Dame and Team SEC, but because we face them infrequently, I can't consider them to be rivals.
Dave, he was stating a fact that was pertinent to the discussion. I doubt the Corporal normally wears still being a teenager on his shirtsleeve. Maybe we would all be better off to simply thank him for serving our country, and be happy that he is a fellow Buckeye. He really does not deserve all of the down votes.
Grandpa: "Oh, man! How many goals are those Germans gonna score?"
Grandson: "About a Brazillion."
Sometimes they can. Troy Smith attended the same Elite 11 camp as Justin Zwick. If my memory serves me, Zwick was a disappointment at that camp, and Troy was a big surprise with how well he performed.
The year to make a Heisman statement, NFL QB draft stock,
14 15 game gauntlet survival for all the marbles.
There, I fixed it for ya.
No arguments here, with the exception being that I see the ACC as being the new Big East. I would like to have seen the B1G pick up stronger athletic programs rather than mediocrity, but hopefully Delany's vision is 20/20 over the long haul. Hopefully with more money to work with, Maryland and Rutgers will step it up.
I had no choice but to vote "no" as Suddenlink does not offer the BTN. #CheapBastards
Tennessee did have a very talented team in '95, but I think we had a speed advantage. Unfortunately, the monsoon mud pit of a field negated that speed advantage, so it boiled down to a grinding battle in the trenches. The Vols had an ace in the hole. At half time, they switched to longer cleats which the NCAA bans during the regular season (but are allowed in bowl games). Smart, but not very sporting in my opinion. Needless to say, guys that Orlando and the rest of OSU's O-Line were able to push around in the first half were immovable in the second half.
Cool breakdown. I remember freezing my ass off in the South Stands for this one. The wind was terrible (sleet blowing sideways burning any exposed flesh), so I knew going in that the passing game would largely be grounded. I recall thinking the key match up would be Orlando Pace on Simeon Rice. Then on an early possession, I saw Rickey Dudley handle Rice easily, kicking him to the outside. Meanwhile, Pace moved the entire D-line over to the Center's spot and Sualua crushed the ILB while leading Eddie into a hole big enough for a semi. George ran untouched until the safeties got him...15 yards later. Illinois had the #10 D in the nation, but I knew right then that we owned 'em.
Orlando's pancake blocks were cause for celebration back then. I remember shouting down to Simeon Rice as the Illini left the field for half time: "Hey Rice! I'd ask you about the pancakes, but hell, you can't get past Dudley!". He shot me the dirtiest look I ever saw. So I followed up with "You can't even handle a friggin' basketball player!".
As miserably cold as that evening was, one of my warmest Buckeye memories was George being carried off the field with the entire stadium chanting ED-DIE! ED-DIE! ED-DIE! And the chant continued all the way to the VC. Great day to be a Buckeye!
I'll give credit where it is due. Arkansas did get beat at Rutgers last season, so that makes two SEC games played North of the Mason-Dixon since 2008. If the entire BCS era is considered, then Tennessee's games at Syracuse in 1998 and at Notre Dame in 2001 and 2005 would count.
Woody claimed to be Notre Dame's best recruiter.
Damn straight he didn't want to go anywhere near Alabama for this story. Being a CBS employee, Fowler knows not to bite the hand that feeds him. The Albert Means case is way too close for comfort.
Good points. A perfect example of how this can go wrong is the Albert Means case when a Bama booster paid approx $200 K to his high school coach to steer him to Tuscaloosa.
Memo or not, the overwhelming majority of Buckeye fans have wished Mike Mitchell well. And that has been the case since the news broke that he would transfer out. I love it when my fellow fans keep it classy.
However, the South Dakota high school junior's offer list isn't yet teeming with program names that are frequently batted around on the ESPN family of networks, which apparently siphons away confidence some assholes have in Urban Meyer since he has yet to prove he can competently run an FBS program.
The great ones don't need a sarcasm font. Well done Ramzy!
PS: Love the one act play.
"if a dog is going to bite, he will bite as a pup."
I definitely remember that as being one of John Cooper's most memorable lines. I think JT was a firm believer that a pup is also more likely to soil the carpet than a well trained, fully grown dog.