I've said it before and I'll say it again. That 2006 Florida team was a beast because of their defense, and THAT's what I've been waiting to see from da corch. There's no reason-none-that the defense should be this bad. I'm not a sky-is-falling type of person, and I have absolute faith that things get turned around. This isn't Baylor. This isn't Oregon. This isn't Texas Tech or any other of these big-offense-covers-for-small-defense programs. But that's what we saw this year. As much as many people (myself included) scoffed at Oregon and Baylor for being so highly-ranked despite their one-sidedness, that's what we saw from the Buckeyes this year. I know it'll get better, but it is what it is. So, am I happy with the Orange Bowl? Yeah, Woodydammit, I am. Because unless the defense gets its act together, this is the best bowl we'll see for a while.
So.........bring back Heacock?
Watch that vid...it's Corinne Brown after Florida beat Oklahoma. It's glorious.
This is something I've been wondering about. I haven't seen too much of Sparty this year. How are their corners at getting off of blocks? Our receivers have been doing a good job of blocking for the run game, but have MSU's corners dealt with that this year?
I've heard a lot about the whole Tresselbal-vs-Urbanball thing, and it's fun and all, but let's not forget that it wasn't just Percy Harvy and Tim Tivo, it was that Go Gata defense, particularly the line, that wrecked Troy's shit all night. For me, the most satisfying part of the Buckeyes under Corch Myers is having this O Line.
BTW, here's a link to "Go Gata" if you've never seen it. Cracks me up every time.
I'm with you. Unfortunately, should Ohio State beat either Auburn, or even worse, Missouri, the narrative will be that it doesn't matter since it wasn't 'Bama. There's not one thing Ohio State can do to change any narrative. Not beating Michigan State, not beating FSU, not beating the SEC champ. So F 'em.
The best thing would be to beat Sparty by 10-14 points, win the NC, and for Sparty to win the Rose Bowl. In my humble opinion, it doesn't matter what the rest of the conference does in the rest of the bowls. A Natty and a Rose Bowl are the only thing that would help the Big Ten. Failing that, a Rose Bowl and another BCS victory. But, there again, it would depend on the opponent. If OSU loses to Sparty, the Orange Bowl would have to choose between Ohio State and Alabama. That means the best opponent we could hope for would be Clemson or Baylor, assuming Okie Lite wins.
How'd I forget about Hank? Would definitely add more than the Gun Show.
Nothing but pain and nightmares for Famous Jameis.
Great article. If it were me, and thank Saint Woody it's not, I'd have them spend six days doing nothing but tackling. Ohio State has played twelve games this year. I've spent twelve Saturdays yelling at the television for them to stop trying to make the highlight hit and wrap somebody up. Anybody. Hug each other for all I care.
Absolutely. And don't forget that this game will be in a dome, which won't give either team an advantage, per se, but there won't be any bad weather to put the passing game at a disadvantage.
So, does Urban put a call in to Jimmy T? Does he answer?
I don't give a damn for the WHOLE state of Michigan.
I just looked at the schedule and Northwestern, Iowa, Penn State and Purdue all play the Buckeyes after a bye week. That's four opponents in a row. Granted, the Bucks get Iowa after a bye as well, but damn.
Ten thousand kola nuts to you!
Greatest hit ever. Whenever I get into a discussion about my preference for watching two great defenses battle it out, rather than high-scoring shoot-outs, that play is always Exhibit A.