Dude, I downvoted you because you predicted that there will be 94 or 95k in Ohio Stadium tomorrow. We got that for a spring game.
If there is less than 105,000 fans there then the athletic department has a major issue on their hands. Tickets are too expensive.
I fully expect 105,000. Not sure where you're getting 94,000.
Since when is the crowd attendance an issue at Ohio State. There will be 106,000 people there and if they plan on keeping warm they better make a little noise.
The conference is going to 9 conference games in 2016 so that's a non issue. Ohio State could play Wisconsin every year and still have 2 slots open for West division opponents.
Actually I just want people that care about Ohio State football sitting in the best seats and I want fans that want to represent Ohio State tailgating outside of The Shoe, not some corporation using Ohio State football to promote itself.
1. Grey stripes.
2. Natural Grass
3. Better music at The Shoe.
Ohio State and *ichigan are the only programs that have ripped the program away from the fans and taken it corporate because the athletic directors and administrators at both institutions are ass hats.
The Rutgers game was surprisingly the worst atmosphere of any Buckeye game I've attended, And I've been to a lot of games against overmatched opponents including FAMU. There were more empty seats than I have ever seen. The music played in the stadium was atrocious and the fans were quiet.
1. Lower the price of tickets to a reasonable level.
2. Play football game appropriate music in The Shoe, not music that belongs at a junior high dance.
3. Allow the fans to tailgate in the lots outside of The Shoe again. It kills the atmosphere seeing those lots empty or only filled with corporate tailgates.
Everybody should email Gene Smith about this because its unacceptable.
Its an option in my book.
Rumor going around that Dontre Wilson, Marceyls Jones & Corey Smith Jr are next. Really hope not.
The defense played pretty well but it was discouraging that they couldn't win the game for us on Penn States last drive of regulation. Armani Reeves had a game winning pick hit him right in the face. Championship teams have to make that play. Giving up the first TD in OT was dissapointing as well but overall the defense played well.
The defensive line needs to start taking over games. Not just Bosa but the whole line as a unit. We still need to be better in the secondary but guys made some plays yesterday. Tyvis Powells INT was a great play. Just need to be consistent.
90% of the music played at Ohio Stadium is TERRIBLE. They play goofy pop music that belongs at a junior high dance. It gets noboby pumped. Something needs to be done about the music NOW because its unacceptable.
Tyquan Lewis got some playing time last night. This defensive line really misses Noah Spence. The Big Ten is a joke. What other conference would randomly drug test their best players?
We need to find a guy that can be a difference maker from that posistion. Hopefully Tyquan Lewis can make some strides within the next two weeks.
It's never going to be easy for Ohio State to go into Happy Valley and win. That is one of, if not the toughest places to play in the country. Ohio State is their biggest rival and they will always be geared up to beat Ohio State. They were coming off of a bye and they believed they could win it.
I'm happy that this young Buckeye team was able to go in there and pull out a victory. They overcame turnovers and willed themselves to a win in OT when all the momentum was against them. That overtime drive to tie it was as gutsy as you will ever see.
Every game isn't going to be a cakewalk. Go look around the country, what teams are getting style points? I'm sick of hearing about style points this isn't a beauty contest its college football.
We won the game and were still alive for a Big Ten championship.
Gutsy win tonight! I think we need to spend some of this week preparing for Michigan State. They need to practice against blitzing defenses and defensive line stunts like crazy. Coaches need to put the DB's in tough posistions the next two weeks in practice and see who makes plays.
It hurts our schedule that we don't play Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska every year. If we find a way to win the Big Ten East we will play a good Wisconsin or Nebraska team in the B1G title game.
The coaching hires this offseason will be huge for the conference. It would also be nice if the conference didn't surprise drug test its best players (Spence,Bullough).
There were a lot of positives tonight. The biggest of which was getting out of there with a victory and staying alive in the Big Ten title race.
The way he performed in overtime is going to do wonders for his confidence. That was gutsy as hell to lead your team to victory when the momentum is against you and 108,000 fans are bearing down on you.
Not a rival but it is one of our biggest games every season. Penn State is firmly embedded as my second most hated team in the Big Ten. Way behind ttun.
Thats just a gut punch to hear. I hope its not a career ender for him. He's a very well respected guy within the program. He was the first guy to lose his black stripe in 2012. He won't quit. Best of luck to him rehabbing.
Tyvis Powell hasn't made a play all season. He's due.