Elite teams are not lining up to play OSU the 1st 4 games and we are not looking for 4 straight tough games to begin the season either.
Huh?? Do you not remember the home and homes with Texas and USC in recent past? Who could've known Miami and Va Tech would be meddling in mediocrity back when we scheduled them? Plus, have you seen our future schedules? Home and home dates with Oklahoma, TCU, Oregon, with back to back years thrown in there where we play both Texas and Notre Dame in the same season.
Unless by "Elite teams" you meant SEC teams, I would have to say that elite teams are literally lining up to play us. Of coarse, being a FBS team, it's not likely you'll see us on any SEC schedule (just ask Tennessee).