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Comment 03 Dec 2014

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.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

I'm more worried about the Buckeyes defense than the QB situation. If Ohio State can't  stop the run next Saturday, the game will shrink and our explosive Offense will be in effect benched. 

Buckeyes are a young defense, overall a young team - the man power is there to win, just got to get people on the same page.

I think Ohio State can win this game w/ 25 pass attempts - I don't think the Buckeyes need to open anything up w/ the kind of running game this team has.

Comment 28 Nov 2014

If you want to be honest and compare team Vs. team - Florida State should be behind TCU & Ohio State. 

Florida stinks but it's a rivalry game so anything can happen but the big trap game if you want to call it that for FSU is the ACC Title game against Georgia Tech. I'm betting on FSU losing one before it's all said and done, and if so, that gets Ohio State in the playoff.

Comment 28 Nov 2014

Until the playoff format is expanded to include the big five conf champs and three at large all we are doing is rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic.

Assuming Alabama wins the SEC, FSU wins ACC, Oregon wins Pac-12, Ohio State wins the Big Ten you got 4 of 8 playoff slots. Give TCU & Baylor the next two, Miss State another and the final slot to the better team of UCLA/Georgia/MSU - nobody could argue that a deserving team got left out of that mix.

At this rate, the old, old system, Pre-BCS would be better than this playoff format we have this year. Oh, and the Big 12 needs to get a championship game asap. 

Comment 26 Nov 2014

As an Alumni and former participant, it's great to see such spirit at this unique event.

One historical note if I may - I'm not sure when this became the " Mirror Lake Jump " but the traditional name is " Phantom Band " and at least until the late 90's when I was at Ohio State that is what we called it.

Basically, the origin is several years earlier, I'm told 70's era perhaps earlier, the band used to show up and play for the students gathered. Well, some administrator, maybe the band director didn't approve of the band members participating in a non-school event with instruments and uniforms. So, some band members began dressing up in costumes to conceal their identity and continue to play for those gathered.

The result is this became known as " Phantom Band."

Also, I'm not sure when jumping into Mirror Lake itself became an official pastime but if you are a student and haven't made the jump, please do it, it's an experience you will never forget.

GO BUCKS !

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Heisman Candidate at QB, Back to Back road wins against Top 20 teams, 1 win Vs. top 10 team {Sparty on the road} and a Top 15 opponent in the title game, a win there has to put Ohio State in over TCU/Baylor with that record, and maybe more.

Ohio State has one of the best offenses in the country, some of the best players on D Line.

Wisconsin has one of if not the best defense in the country.

I don't know what more you can do, if you are Ohio State if they win out.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

Looks like Georgia needed everyone of those 55 points they hung on D-1aa powerhouse Charleston Southern in order to move up a slot.

So far Ohio State holds the season record for no movement or negative movement in the polls for winning games.

Nothing short of 80 pts on Indy would have enabled Ohio State to move up. 

If Ohio State doesn't get to #5 in the playoff poll after *ichigan, it's going to be tough to get into the top 4.

Comment 23 Nov 2014

What I texted my friend after each quarter:

First: "Sorry dude - she didn't leave until 1230 & my locks froze. B there in 2nd Q"

Second: "There goes the playoff" 

Third: " Can't we throw it on 1st Down ?I need a drink" 

Fourth: "It's Michigan Week" 

Comment 23 Nov 2014

Jerry Kill is going to be the Big Ten Coach of the year continuing to prove the award goes to the best coach not at Ohio State.

Big question after the OSU/um game this week will be which will occur first - the release of the AP/Coaches Poll results or the firing of former Big Ten Coach of the Year Brady Hoke ?

At this rate if Illinois wins out, soon to be fired coach Tim Beckman could give Jerry Kill a run for Big Ten Coach of the Year.

Looking forward to the biggest rivalry game in the Big Ten - Battle for the Land Grant Trophy pitting bitter rivals Michigan State Vs. Penn State.

Special shout out to the SEC, even though this is a Big Ten Recap thread, due to their tough as nails schedule this week, nothing says meaningful November football like Bama outlasting Western Carolina, Georgia blasting perennial power Charleston Southern, Auburn up-ending the "Terror of the Southern Conference" Samford, and South Carolina's "Prime Time" win against Sun Belt Powerhouse South Alabama. That is why the recruits go to the SEC - big time November football!

Comment 18 Nov 2014

The committee is keeping Miss St. in the Top 4 in the event Bama losses before the SEC Championship Game i.e. Vs. Auburn. They want to make sure an SEC team is in the final four, and odds are it will be the SEC West Champ, so long as they win the title. 

In reality, by the end of the season the last spot is coming down to OSU or TCU. The Horned Frogs have been really lucky this year when it comes to playing  teams when they are ranked and getting a win. Check out their schedule - teams they beat that were ranked are no longer ranked. Basically, TCU is getting a lot of play for also hanging 80 on Tech a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing the voters are falling for TCU. Ohio State just beat two ranked opponents in back to back weeks on the road. 

The varnish might be starting to come off TCU - my guess is the Buckeyes get in by winning the next two BIG and of course taking home the title in December. TCU is going to struggle and it doesn't look like Baylor is a threat - jumping them this week was HUGE for Ohio State.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

The polls shouldn't come out in the preseason, and the playoff rankings shouldn't be released until after the final week,conf title game week. These rankings don't make any sense because so much is going to be placed on winning your conference.

And still, as it stands now, it looks like Ohio State needs both TCU and Baylor to lose one more game each. That doesn't seem to fit.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I don't like 12 noon kickoffs in general - 1pm is a good for an early start. To me, 3:30 is ideal especially late in the season as you can get a nice atmosphere, daylight 1st half , dusk/night 2nd half and then a nice chill in the air.

Make em' all 3:30 as far as I'm concerned. 

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Well Peter Griffin, it is that simple when all things are equal. When you beat a team, and your tied you should be ranked ahead of that team. 

The fact TCU is ahead of Baylor when they beat them and both have one loss, is just more proof how screwy the polls have become. 

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Michigan State beat Nebraska, that one win is better than anything on Minnesota's resume. Plus, MSU has a better national rep after beating Stanford last year in the Rose Bowl, something Minnesota doesn't have either. 

Minnesota will get their chance, Vs. Ohio State and @Nebraska & @Wisconsin to finish the year. I hope they don't win another game, personally as that helps Ohio State in the long run. 

But frankly, who gives a dam about Minnesota.