Just win the BIG is really all that matters. It's doesn't really matter who we play in the championship or how ranked they are. In the end I have been saying since September, winning the conference is all that matters. If Florida state doesn't lose to Florida ( they probably will) or Oregon doesn't loose in the P 12 or Missouri does not upset bama we will get in over the B 12 teams because the don't have a championship. My predication is we will not only get in but be a 2 or 3 seed. I hope we can just skip all the fairy telling with the who's in BS. It is the conference winners. Do you get it yet? Even Missouri will get in if they pull off the huge upset. Think about that. They were not even ranked until this week.
Not perception as much as reality. The fairy tale of the rankings are closing. There is no reason to have rankings especially the week to week who is in. The reality is the conference winners are likely in the playoffs. Even 11W stated this year the playoff were created to have 2 Sec teams. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Now we are close and it is clear ohio sate is the favorite for the big ten and that is why they are moving up. One conference winner will not make the playoffs and that will depend on games in the last 2 weeks. Everyone listened to the media about how we couldn't get over VT or how could we jump from 16. I said from Sep all you have do is win the conference. Do you get it yet??
I bet silver bullet 10 has all the right answers that the committee of morons don't have. I can tell by the intelligence and depth of the comment he is the supreme source.
A big thanks to 11W for calling the idiots out. Buckeye nation is better than a few idiots. Marshall is a good player we need. Any buckeye is on our team and we stick with them good or bad.
Missouri is leading the SEC east and has 3 winnable games left. Let's say they win out and pull an upset in the conference championship. That means the SEC champ who is not even ranked now lost to the last place BIG team. So much can happen.
I'll repeat my comment I made before the game. Better coaches better checkers, meet the new boss, same as the old boss. I'm pretty smart! Dantanio as a head coach 2-6 vs bucks.
The coach with the most accomplishments in college football in this game is by far Urban. Is someone forgetting this? Boleman is a reject. Buckeyes have the best coach and better checkers. MSU gets one good year and they think they are world beaters. Meet the new boss same as the old boss.
Whatever. This is our advantage. I will never believe Boleman is the reason for good concepts or good offensive. Have you heard him in an interview? Thick as a brick.
Despite these fact about the big ten now, I still say there is a better than chance than most think to get in the playoff. A one loss big ten champ has a great chance. If ( when) there is an upset to Florida state, Notre dame and Oregon the picture changes. The BIG is a great draw. If there are fewer one loss conference champs than playoff spots in the final analysis, I think the big ten gets in. Not that unlikely. The games that any school can play outside the conference is not that great and set many years in advance. I think the committee understands what the media does not. Outside records are not a good sample. The ranked teams a school plays is not controlled by the schools and does not mean everything.
There is more as to what happened and I'm counting on 11w to do one of their great film reports. I don't think reporters ask coaches enough about the scheme penn state used. Urban mentioned the bye week and changes but did not do into any detail. They forced us out of our game plan.. I think they had a zone coverage that confused JT and maybe the coaches. There were no questions about Penn states pass coverage. It is not a top pass defensive so why did we run into the top running defensive? The coverage scheme was not what we expected. No details and no questions about this? 11w it up to you to let me know!
Don't yack to much. It's all a fairy tale now. It's just amazing the discussion every October compared to what happens. The champions will have the biggest impact. The playoff favors the conference champs. The media doesn't see it yet but it's true.
I disagree that the notation of 2 teams for the same conference SEC or any other is favorable for the playoff. I think it is the opposite. It favors conference champs. Media are so entrenched in polls. That's not the selection at all plus as always teams that lose or win in the end of the season have the biggest impact. It's a fairy tale to do weekly predictions. My prediction is all 4 will be conference winners or ND. A second place SEC team has lost. They won't get in unless there total losses are less than the champion of a conference which is unlikely.
I think most are missing the reality. All 4 playoff teams will be conference winners ( or ND). There are 5 conferences and one conference will be out. Maybe the big ten but not if others have 2 losses. Look at this.... do the best 2 teams play in the Super Bowl, World Series, ncaa bball tourney.. No no and no. It's a regional or conference playoff first. If the best 2 teams are in the AFC they don't meet in the Super Bowl. College football is going to be basically the same now. I don't know why most don't see this but mark my words.
I would like to see an analysis of the success of plays where osu gets set then pause to get signals from the sideline. I think this loses the rhythm and plays seem to often fail.
Can the reporters ask worse questions? I can not believe there is much thought given. What about did we put in any new packages given the bye week? More specific strategic question about UC and our defense or offense. Absolutely Terrible reporting. Tim May must be related to mark may they way he covers osu so bad.
I am unimpressed with tom Herman. His play calling is predictable and not creative. Just before the fourth down against MSU, I said to my friend fake the run and hit the tight end for a TD. Of course we ran Braxton for a loss. MSU was in the huddle. I have heard Herman say many times we need the ball in the hands of the best player. That's all good but hardly creative very predictable and every team knows it. We continue to be very plain and predictable. Meyer admitted this recently and said he talked to Herman. Hopefully they figure this out soon.
Jake mcQuaide? I'm sorry did I miss something? A buckeye in the NFL I don't even recognize the name. I'm ashamed to admit.
I just realized Jim bollman is their offense coordinator. Our defense is going to look much better :). MSU gave up 28 points to Nebraska and Indiana. Are they really that good or did they not play any good offenses?
As much as I like getting in the Browns he is not a pro quarterback. Brown wouldn't have to worry about drafting them they could easily ask for a tryout but he just doesn't have the arm strength to hang with the pros.
Braxton wore gloves I think for the first time. I didn't hear any of the reporters ask or anyone making evaluation of the impact of the gloves. It seems this could've also impacted Braxton's inconsistency.
You left out a interesting point. Les miles is from Ohio albeit he went to the Darkside. There's something about being raised in Ohio.
I saw Bielema look on his face when he shook hands with Meyer. He knows there is only one Big ten regular season game between now the next he will lose to the buckeyes. We play wisky as the first BIG game next year at the shoe Sep 28!
I agree.. This game is really more on a mismatch than is being reported. They have a 3rd string QB with no college passing experience and he is going to lead them to the Badgers 1st win over a good team( 0-3 now)? They lost their best linebacker and they have never played against our Meyer offense. The offense closest to ours Nebraska put up 37. They run it up over weak teams and the media loves them. I don't get it.