"The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Flagrantly Overrated"
Before I get flamed and down voted, I'm not a Pessimist or an Optimist, but a Realist.
Our offense has been shaky for two years, since Tom Herman left. We have good weeks and bad weeks.
If you were Clemson, and watched our game field, you would load the box, and put your best pass rusher on Prince. Clemson's D has a lot of sacks already this season.
I will be surprised (but Pleased) if we beat Clemson. We have a lot of work to do, we haven't been able to fix it all season, so I don't see how we can fix it all in about 26 days.
I'm not sure what is better, playing Clemson or Bama first. If we had Bama first, that would give us a lot of time to prepare, but would also give THEM a lot of time to prepare.
Now is the time when Urban needs to EARN the $250,000 bonus he will receive for making the Playoffs.
This is why they play the game. Also, I truly believe, it wouldn't be worth playing if we only played MAC level teams, were there was a 90% chance we would win. Even against scUM, winning all the time isn't always (as) fun when they are down.
Two years ago, I went to the Big10 Championship game. I was unsure what would happen, I knew Cardale was good, but would Wisky exploit his in-experience? I regretted passing up the chance to go to "The Game" and going to Indy instead, but it turned out to be a Great game for us.
I'm not saying we can't win, but this team isn't the team from two years ago. Two years ago, they got better and better, I just don't see that this year. I am glad they have learned and the early season Penalties have dropped down nicely, otherwise, I don't see much difference, at least on the Offense.