I love Christmas Ale! I have one left... it's all yours.
I believe former Browns coach Sam Rutigliano used to coach at Liberty.
You can get a Christian education at Liberty... As for "quality" part, well that's another story.
My 11 year-old daughter and 8 year-old son stayed up with me the entire time to watch the game. As the clock was winding down I told them to get their shoes on.
"Why? Where are we going?" They asked.
"We're going to celebrate!" I said, and we took a lap around the culd-de-sac in their pajamas (shorts for me) in 10* weather and 4" of snow on the ground.
This championship feels different to me...
- The Miami game (as Ramzy said) felt like the first ever,
- I felt like Tressel finally vanquished Michigan (my college years = Cooper).
- I feel like Urban vanquished the SEC and ESPN.
- After the '02 Michigan game, there was a month of build-up.
- After the '14 Michigan game we didn't even know if we could win the B1G Championship game.
- I was surprised we beat Miami in '03 - but I was a bit surprised more surprised at all the things that happened this year.
- This was now our 4th attempt in my lifetime.
- I could share this one with my kids - didn't have any for the last one.
This is like Sharknado - it's so bad it has to be good. If I can remember to do it, I'll check it out for that reason alone.
Right on. That sentence was an overstatement.
Right. The last time I remember beating a highly ranked team so soundly was 1996 vs. Penn State (which I believe was ranked #5) at the time of the game.
This is the green, not the orange Oregon team... right?
Whoever the man is behind the Fake Bo Pelini - he's a genius!
Eichorst is about to get run out of town like Brandon did at Michigan.
I'm of the opinion you can never recruit too many lineman, especially ones that are 6'7" 330lbs. Can't wait until Warinner starts coaching him!
HAS THERE EVER BEEN A BUCKEYE COME OUT OF NOWHERE LIKE THIS WITH THIS MUCH SUCCESS?
Terry Glenn never (or rarely) played in the '94 season, no one knew of him and no one spoke about him in pre-season chatter... the following year he made everyone forget Joey Galloway. (Remember the curl route against ND?)
highly doubt that spece would be as effective as we would like him to be right away... todd gurley was off 4 weeks, not quite in game shape and tears an ACL. Coaches would be wise to ease spence back into the rotation.
Come to Ohio State where every game is a home game - regardless of whether or not it's in Columbus.
I think Ohio State fans have taken over nearly every stadium in the B1G at one time or another (some on every occurrence) except for Penn State.
Yeah, there's not a ton of confidence when Nuernberger takes the field, but consider... He's young (freshman) and 47-yard kicks into the wind on the road are no gimmie's... He was 1-yard short. I think he's going to be a great kicker for us in the future and win some games for us.
Jerry Kill is quietly putting together a fine season in Minny. This is not a team to take lightly. I believe one of the staff writers at 11W predicted this to be the "trap game" of the season.
I think Baylor is going to leapfrog TCU based on head-to-head matchup, which is one of the criteria of the CFP Committee. The Committee has also said that it will use conference championship as a criteria, so hopefully that puts a 1-loss Ohio State ahead of a 1-loss TCU. (TCU losing to Texas still helps).
Ed Warinner for President! Give this man a raise! Give this man the Frank Broyles award! Warinner is coaching one of the most improved units in the country.
J.T. will get all the press clippings (awesome game), but football is blocking and tackling, and the offensive line shined last night.
EB: Bo and I had a great respect for one another. We both knew what it was like to lead top programs and the dedication and pressure. We had a honest relationship when it came to recruiting. From that a friendship grew. Bo was the first phone call I accepted after I was fired from Ohio State.
I wonder what he means by this?
My opinion of Ohio State rooting interests. Ohio State biggest threat to not making the playoffs is 2 SEC teams being selected.
There are essentially 4 spots for 6 teams (5 conference champions + ND). We need 3 things to happen (other than us winning out)...
1 - One conference champion needs to be perceived as weaker than the B1G (Big12)
2 - A 1-loss ND team
3 - Every SEC team to have 2 conference losses except the winner (Miss St.).
OU over Baylor - I think we need a 2-loss OU to let everyone know Baylor is overrated.
Notre Dame over Arizona State - I think a 1-loss ND helps keep 2 SEC teams out of the playoffs.
KSU even TCU - I think this one is a wash... both have 1-loss and the winner is likely to win the Big12.
Alabama over LSU - Hear me out on this... I think there is where the dangerous ESPN-SEC spin cycle machine will go into full effect.
If Alabama wins, it's b/c well... they're Alabama and they would be favored by Vegas to beat anyone on a neutral field. They're essentially the USC of the mid-2000's (always seem to stub their toe on a lesser opponent during the regular season, but always favored in the big games).
If LSU wins... OMG! Les Miles is the greatest coach ever! LSU should be a top-5 team b/c they just beat Alabama... did you know Alabama would be favored to beat God on a neutral field... Alabama is in the SEC-West - no one beats teams from the SEC West... (and my favorite) LSU started out with a young team this year but they've steadily gotten better as the season progressed. This is not the same team we saw at the beginning of the season.
The SEC champion is going to make the playoffs. Let Miss St. run the table... Alabama, Auburn and LSU each need to lose one of their final 3 conference games each so each has two conference losses further distancing themselves from playoff consideration.
Oregon at Utah - I think having a strong Pac-12 champion helps keep 2 SEC teams out.
In this scenario you would have the SEC, Pac-12, ACC champions, then whoever the committee favored - Ohio State or ND.
Probably too much, and not enough.
$717 for a helmet! Yikes. That's $79k to outfit an entire team of 110. Maybe they used real chrome when making them... just like ND uses "real gold" when making theirs (I could punch the TV every time an announcer feels the need to perpetuate this stupid myth.
It's been well-documented Urban Meyer doesn't really have a signature win during his tenure as head coach at Ohio State. On Saturday night against Michigan State, Meyer has another opportunity to get one.
By this point, Tressel had upset #11 ranked Michigan ("In 310 days...") beat a #12 Michigan a year later to earn a spot in the title game... both counted as "signature wins".
Meyer is 2-0 against Michigan and neither counts as a "signature win"... sign of the times.
In my world those wins will always be "signature".
When UFM is gone someday, history will not remember "signature wins" (wins over top 10 ranked opponents, Bowl wins, etc.,)...
Instead history will remember wins over Michigan... wins in the B1G title game and Rose Bowl (or CFB Playoff) will be second and third.
I know, I know... "throw out the record books when these two meet," but there's zero percent chance Ohio State loses at home to Michigan this year. (And you can write that in blood.)
Right on Oyster. My jaw hit the floor when I read that. Shows an utter lack of respect for the history of The Game. As one who watched the Earle game and was traumatized by the Cooper years (my college years) where wins were nearly certain, I would never, never, never, never say this.
Have we forgotten how close the two games against "bad" Michigan teams have been in the UFM era? (praise you T. Powell)
Here are your Penn State game talking points:
I think that would be like 6 OT's if we were still playing them.
I could be way off on this, but I thought the NCAA outlawed the crop top look right after it hit a high point in the mid-90's.