Was going to ask for confirmation as I saw it on Bucknuts (last page open on my iphone), came here to look for verification because I don't count it as official until I read it here...
I am of the mind-set that we play all our games and win them we should be playing for the title because there is only a little over one undefeated team per season on average in the BCS era. However...
I worry that at the end of the regular season there are three undefeated teams: tOSU, Oregon, and Bama. Based on my beliefs thus far in the season, we would be left out of the Championship game if that was after the conference championships. However, in the conference championship, Bama loses a close game to a two loss SEC East champ that is still ranked top ten, because all SEC teams are top ten material, and stays number two in the BCS, narrowly squeaking ahead of us when we beat a "marginal" team in the B1G Championship game because they don't want to leave a SEC team out of the last BCS title game...
Oregon and a one loss Bama (who didn't win their conference) play for the title, we play in the Rose bowl.
Agree with this theory. If some of the games coming up are blow-outs, he has to get to the century mark in the first half, as he will see limited if any action in the third and fourth quarters.
That said, with the 14 game schedule, I think he gets to 1,000.
2 hours... Longest two of the year!
It's finally back after the longest offseason I can remember! Even the Tat-gate summer didn't seem so long... Maybe just more anticipation this year...
42-3 at half as Braxton leads the O to six straight first half touchdowns and comes out in the second half to find his helmet, shoes, shoulder pads, maybe even jersey, has been magically lost...
Like them too! Let's hope they have to make a subtle change next year to make room for an eighth leaf...
No knock on Dontre (since we have been hearing raving reviews from Braxton and others), but I hope this attention given to him will motivate some of these other super-freshman to want the same...
I know these young studs are going to push the incumbents, but talent breeds competition, and the more we stock up on talented depth, the better we will be as a team.
Too many options to put on the field #OhioStateSpeed"Problems"
Hopefully this can calm down the other thread where the sky is falling.
Let this play out without knee-jerk reactions and see what happens!
Welcome to Buckeye Nation Vonn Bell!
I don't know if that is the grey box anyone expected, but we will certainly take a top notch player from a pipeline school for someone else.
Welcome to THE Ohio State University Damon!!!
Thinking the last line was sarcasm... (Another example of the need for a "sarcastic" font!)
Those are his senior year stats and he was making a point with the sarcasm?
Do you think that the Buckeye commits (and possible pick selection today in Johnson) have had an impact on Vonn Bell? There are a lot of Bama commits there too, just wondering if there is any news on him "hanging out" with either group more?
Merry Christmas! Thank you everyone, especially the staff, for their contributions to the best Buckeye site on the web!
Same question... Very confident, or you already know?!?
Thanks for all the excellent info.!
Same line of thinking. I think Vrabel, Fickell, or Coombs would mess me up. I'll go with the softer looking guy to not cause too much damage to my head!
ND bound... Too bad. It seems like we are high on the list for a lot of elite OL recruits, just not the top one. I trust Urban and Co. to bring in plenty of talent, and Warinner to coach them up, just like this year's line.
41-28 The Ohio State University!
I think it was exactly what I expected, minus some more defensive pressure. Thought they'd start slow, but I was happy they DIDN'T TURN THE BALL OVER! (Probably should have on the lucky bounce under the Miami defender and Miller falling back on it!) The offense had flashes of greatness and will gel together in the next few weeks!
I think it gives the coaching staff a great place to work for improvement in all areas...
While I can't root for another team, EVER, interesting write-up of a reason to do it. However, correct me if I'm wrong, wouldn't the following year instead of "13 and 14" to follow 12 regular season victories, we would need 13 (BIG Championship Game), 14 ("Playoff round 1"), and 15 (National Championship Game)?
And if so, wouldn't we be the first team ever to 14-0 (2002 National Champions) and 15-0?