At this point - 2013 stings worse than 2012 and potentially this year even if OSU goes down to Bucky on Saturday.
Everything was there for a huge title game in 2013 Vs. SEC but that stupid D unit just couldn't hold it together. The Michigan game in 13', which I was in attendance, showed me up close that OSU didn't have what it took to compete on both sides of the ball. That offense in 13 was something else to watch, best I've ever seen at Ohio State, including 98.
12' was tough as well, who knows OSU could have been playing Notre Dame for the title but the administration took the squad out long before we had a shot.
The one thing that will put this year over 13 in my mind is if one or more of the top 4 lose. I have a feeling F$U is going down to Tech, which should put OSU in the playoff but I am not sold that our D can rise up and shut down Melvin Gordon.
I will be rooting my Buckeyes off to be sure, but I have doubts and I think most people do.
If Ohio State can control the clock and ground & pound, pass when needed but keep it simple (unlike VaTech) the squad should be in good position.
Ohio State wins and they are in the final dance.