I remember Burgess taking an 0-4 in the Ohio State-Michigan series.
If John Cooper is in the OSU Hall of Fame, what would have to happen for a future head football coach to NOT get in?
On second thought, I don't even want to think about that.
How about "All of them"? As insane as it would have been to have seen Ginn or TP in Urban's offense, even guys like Ben Hartsock and Brian Robiskie would have been much more productive (and, therefore, entertaining). The next guy I'd add to your list, though, is Santonio Holmes, who played the WR position at a high level from day one.
Joey Galloway could put up 600-700 yards and about 8 TDs in Urb's offense. I mean if he came out of the broadcast booth this fall and played in his suit and dress shoes.
Cleveland has gone 148 consecutive seasons without a title. Meanwhile, Chicago's other major pro teams have won nine since 1964.
Jokes aside, this book on the Columbus Panhandles is a great read: http://www.amazon.com/Columbus-Panhandles-Complete-Footballs-1900-1922-ebook/dp/B00GN8S8XY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432818285&sr=8-1&keywords=columbus+panhandles
Kirk Ferentz: More B1GCOYs than wins over Ohio State ©
This Onion piece is eternally funny: http://www.theonion.com/article/bitter-feud-developing-between-joakim-noah-rest-of-32444
I don't disagree with your overall premise, but there is no reason Ohio State should resign itself for eternity as a "second tier program." None. Things change and there is upward mobility. (And downward. Ask UCLA.) To assume a kid 5, 10, 20 years from now is always going to prefer a place like Lawrence, Kansas or Lexington, Kentucky to Columbus is a short sale on what the program here can be.
And it's not like Trey DePriest is going to be playing for Alabama this fall, either.
Yes! The answer to the question, "Which QB will play?" is all three of them -- only at QB -- at any possible time, depending on the situation. They've all earned it. They've all proven it. None of them needs to be groomed for the future. None of them needs to be THE guy, because each one of them is THE guy. They each bring something unique to the table. Play them all.
Also, you need to write a book about bourbon.
The pic at the top needs to be Photoshopped into a B-2 over the big house.
Right. The non-partisan coolness here is balm for the soul... but a scalp counter at the top would be nice, too.
* Also: Give the ball to Lynch.
The Buckeyes winning is good; not winning is bad. But there are degrees of bad. Seeing a conference team that isn't your arch rival win is less bad than seeing Duke win again. The recent memory of bombing their football team into the stone age makes it go down even easier.
In COMPLETELY unrelated news, ESPN and SI book visits to Columbus...
A player with a checkered injury history suddenly turning into an iron man? How about Zydrunas Ilgauskas? He had awful problems with his feet and couldn't stay on the court the first five or so years of his career. Then suddenly he became a very durable player.
I'd love to see Oden do something like that.
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We needed him to do a Kanye West at the B1G Awards Banquet.
Exactly. They're second to Sparty when we're already playing our rival on the road. No better than #3 in the pecking order might constitute a rivalry for Notre Dame, but in Columbus, not so much.
This certainly doesn't help Penn State's case that we're a rival. The dollars don't lie.