What about EGW? Is he a solid redshirt because he's not ready to play? I didn't hear about any injury with him. I have heard that he might be a gamer. Roster has him at 5'9" and 175 so he isn't the biggest DB. Does anyone know???
I have a tag like that on some of my luggage...
No news at all. I think he is gone. Anyone know?
Agreed. You can't force it to go where you want it to go; you have to take what the defense gives you.
The only difference between all those games last year and the ones this year are we already had a bad loss, and thus no one had these crazy expectations each and every game.
Extremely insightful. Everyone seems to want to identify with a winner, but only if they win the way that they want them to win.
Agreed. I think they are moving in the right direction. Even if they lose, I'm still going to be an OSU fan.
Sad to think that 11W beefed up the server capacity just so people could bitch about winning.
LET'S TALK GAMBLING. Stop me if you've heard this before: Ohio State is a double-digit favorite this weekend against a Big Ten foe.
Probably a big part of the reason why there is so much butt-hurt among OSU "fans", who are literally getting hurt in their wallets.
Exactly. No one can legitimately complain when the team is winning games. A lot of fans seem to want style points and/or to beat the spread (maybe some are taking this in the wallet where it hurts them). Speaking for myself, I will back OSU no matter what, win or lose, whatever uniform, in whatever venue, against whatever opponent.
Winston was their leader, and also their biggest distraction at the same time.
None of that is going on here, and even if our QB goes all Jameis on us (which I really, really do not expect to happen), Urban will sit him down, that much I am sure of.
The Buckeyes aren't playing on near the same level they were when they downed Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon to win the first-ever College Football Playoff in January. But they want you to know that's OK, and they're well aware they're not.
They were not playing at that level at this time last year either. If they improve steadily each game then I like their chances. There have been a lot of adversarial things, including injuries and off the field issues, that have happened so far this year and they still have found a way to pull together and win each game so far, which again is better than at this point last year.
Just relax and enjoy.
That was my first thought as well. I'm pretty sure that they can feed them once they are on the team, though.
Possible 10 point swing, though.
Compare the seasons of the 2002 championship team to that of the 2006 "runner-ups." One of those teams got routinely got pushed to the brink in the regular season, and one was coronated before even taking the championship field. Give me the former season every time.
That is all.
Good take. Whoever gave you a DV baffles me as to why.
So who is spitting up blood? McMillan?
Not a good day as far as injuries go.
I would love to play 'Bama again. I just can't see why many people are saying we crushed them. We were behind for a long time in that game, and had to recover the onside kick at the end to put it away. A 7 point win over 'Bama was not a crushing victory any more than a 7 point win over Indiana was, although OSU had to make some huge plays to beat Alabama during the course of that game while the Indiana victory that we just experienced was far more pedestrian.
Decent description of the current metamorphosis there; tuneup is evidently in progress. If they had avoided turnovers against Indiana the margin of victory would have been wider and the negativity much less. As I stated, as long as the staff and players stay out of panic mode they should be fine; the fans can panic all they want.
True. He's doing it at the next level now.
My guess is that UF is in his ear, pointing out that the touches are limited so far this year and telling him that he could end up in a trap of position-hopping like Samuel is currently going through. Just anything to sew some doubt in his head. Being unseasonably chilly for the game at St. Ed's probably helped the doubt take root. Judson still might make it up to Ohio State. Long time until 2017.
That would be hard to imagine. The undefeated FBS teams as of today are Temple, Memphis, Navy, Houston, Florida State, Clemson, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, TCU, Baylor, Ohio State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Iowa, Toledo, California, Utah, Florida, Texas A&M, and LSU. Ranking Ohio State in the middle of that 20-team pack seems like a stretch, and ranking any team with a loss higher than Ohio State at this time is a stretch as well.
Bottom line is that if Ohio State looses then they are likely not going to be a playoff team, depending on the circumstances of the loss and the situation in FBS at the time of choosing playoff teams. If Ohio State wins out, however, they are most likely in the playoff just like FSU was last year. You could argue whether they deserve it or not, just like the argument was made against OSU deserving to be in the playoff last year.
"The Grind" is Coach Meyer's line. Since he has gone through a National Championship defense twice before, he knew what was coming.
Herman is a better than average coach. However, if he cannot be replaced with success as a result then there is a deeper problem than just at OC. My feeling is that things will be sorted out, and that OSU's staff and players will stay out of panic mode as they are sorted out.
The penalties and turnovers are both fixable problems. If they can get them fixed then the train will keep on grinding down the tracks.
The kid from Buffalo is still an NFL player though, and Decker is heading toward that same career path. Just sayin'...
Indeed there are not many undefeated teams left across the nation.