This was great, but nothing beats the one from just before the game with Oregon in the national championship.
The thing is that even if that field goal hadn't gone thru the uprights, if I'm being honest, I still didn't expect us to win and I cannot fathom exactly why. Even when the rain stopped it just didn't change the playcalling. Maybe Urban decided the book deal was his bonus this year and didn't feel like playing in 5 more games?!?
3 things I wonder about here...
1) Do you think Dantonio wondered at some point why we were running the same useless plays so much? I mean you would think that other coaches have to be surprised at an utter lack of creativity from an otherwise formidable opponent.
2) Even if something amazing happened and we somehow get a shot at a CFP berth is it really worth the embarrassment of looking this pisspoor on the national stage?
3) Should I really feel slightly relieved after getting this almost inevitable loss and (hopefully) putting it behind us? If yes then why am I so depressed? I mean we kind of knew this would happen if something didn't change right?
Bonus question :
Can we just beat TTUN and call it a season and move on please? Please?
I really want Sparty at full strength but honestly I would not be surprised if he is nowhere near 100%. I may have 20 years on the kid but I injured my shoulder in August and it still isn't 100% and I don't even throw footballs at 70+mph nearly every day so I can only imagine the pain he's enduring.
I bet Cardale could do that. You know he has a shotgun for an arm!
Braxton, Thank you!
(since I refuse to tweet anything, even praise, at players).
Hard to see Braxton for the last time at home but I hope he goes out on top!
Anyone have any thoughts on his NFL potential at this point as a WR?
This could very well be the last time we see Thomas (not to mention 'Zeke and Bosa, etc) play at home as a Buckeye. I will definitely be enjoying this game just for that!
Order those tickets! There is no doubt!!
I like that Urban is letting some of the comments from the media out here. He's letting everyone know he's been listening and is definitely getting the team fired up. What an exciting time to be a Buckeye fan! 2 huge games in November and a B1G championship game with huge implications! Go Bucks!
I like MSU being 9. Beat them and we're on top!
That's cool. I wondered if they were ever going to come this way again.
That's the thing. It could have been anything. I had used the site a week before so it's awfully coincidental but my wife's card was once stolen via a customer service rep at a catalog store she shopped through back before online buying was big so you really just have to keep an eye on your credit card statements and be thankful that credit card companies usually do a pretty good job taking care of victims.
This is heartwarming. Praying for some miracle for that kid. No kids should ever get cancer!
Agreed. If we're weak in a certain area, we all know Clemson will exploit it so we should be thankful we can polish up against Illinois.
I went to use my card and got the embarassing "they want you to call them" scenario. When I called the CC company they said, we just wanted to talk to you because you're trying to buy something in Columbus but we also have you in New Hampshire and France trying to buy things too. I was like, kill my card with fire! They allowed my purchase in Columbus to pass thru and stopped the other things that were in the $250 total range. So thankfully nothing bad happened to me other than getting a new CC #.
I got myself a bootleg Cardale 2014 championship jersey with the fake Nike diamond swoosh. I love it and it only cost 25 dollars! Got it via alibaba but I did end up getting hit with credit card fraud literally a week after ordering so be careful out there peeps!
"No more yanky my wanky. The donger need food!" - upvote for you sir!
Maybe this is all about perspective. Last season when we watched the team struggle after Minnesota none of us would have believed that they'd have been capable of winning a championship, much less doing so without JT. We had no idea we were watching the development of the very first CFP National Champions sprout before our eyes. This time around we expected that greatness to carry over but deep down we all know it's very tough for any team to repeat a National Championship performance two years in a row. We believed it would be possible because of Urban and 75% of the team staying intact but how many of us believed it would be easy? That being said I hope Urban has been holding some things back for the right moment to surprise the world with it.
Thinking about this more. We might need to rely on Cardale a lot more than we might wish to. Think about it. JT is going to court Tuesday. If he's lucky he faces 3 days of driver training but if the judge decides to make a statement he's looking at 3 days in jail. What does that do to his psyche? How does that affect his play from here on out? All this remains to be seen but this ovi thing could end up being the real make or break moment this year.
I was hoping Cardale would shut up the naysayers with this game since he "had nothing to lose" and "didn't have anyone looking over his shoulder" but it's obvious that he is just not working with the offense the way it is. I blamed a lot of previous mistakes on poor blocking and wide receivers not being ready to play and yes there was still some of that too, but last night it was painfully obvious that Cardale could not repeat a championship run with the way things work under his management. I think it would be smarter to find a way to use Cardale for some special circumstances that taylor to his strengths but it's too blatantly obvious now that this team needs JT for any chance in hell at even beating TTUN State and TTUN much less Iowa, 'Bama and definitely Clemson.
For winning a game and staying undefeated in 29 games straight AND being defending champs?
Shake it off Brax.
I want a dilly bar
I think they honored him well enough last week. They should have had a win though against TTUN.