In a way, it makes me a smile a little to know that he is going to have to watch his program get slobberknockered and still be diplomatic.
If they didn't and something bad happened, it would probably end up costing OSU a lot of money defending from law suits, inquiries, and a PR disaster. And it could, must maybe, might save somebody from dying or suffering serious injury. I don't like it either, but it's part of surviving as a large organization in a very litigious society.
Also Mariotta has a career resume. I like it when the award goes to upperclassmen. Unless there is a young player who is just far and above the best CFB player as an underclassman (Tebow, Newton, etc.) But all things being equal, I think career accomplishments would weigh more heavily with me than what seems to be the general consensus among the actual voters.
14/24 passing 2TD/1Int, 15 rushes for 64 yds, sacked 4 times, 1 fumble lost.
Confident of what? Confident of a victory? Not confident at all. Confident that they can play well enough to get a victory if things go their way? In that case, I am somewhat confident.
My pick is MSU. But I don't discount the Buckeyes chances too much.
I have no idea. But looking over that list gives me a lot of hope for several seasons to come. That is a lot of talent there in that bunch.
What I expect is that they will play well and give MSU a hell of a game. If that results in a win, great. But I do not expect the win. MSU is an experienced Top-10 team coming off a bye and playing in a very favorable environment. We've all seen this type of game setup in CFB before and we know how it ends more often than not.
I really don't think bye weeks have much an effect either way honestly. The analyses I have read over the years have found that bye weeks have little to no effect on team performance, either good or bad.
I sure as hell am not paying a $100 subscription just to get one game. Doing it the old-fashioned way, listening on the radio. I might try that feed above, but I'm not too keen on picking up malware if I accidentally click the wrong thing.
I am a veteran of the US Navy as well as a Ohio State alumnus and current employee. I'm not sure I deserve these tickets any more than anybody else as there are plenty of Navy Veterans who are also Buckeye fans, but I will say that I will be loud and I will be proud to cheer on the Buckeyes (and the Middies too) in Baltimore. Also, I have never been to an away game. So that would be fun too. I'd take my brother who just recently retired from the US Army, and who is a life-long Buckeyes fan who hasn't been to a game in over 20 years due to his service.
A great chance that somebody named Bosa will be playing DE for the next 5 years at least? Couldn't ask for much better than that.
Flounder (Hoke) for sure. But only because he is more unproven. I don't see a huge gap in coaching ability between the two. But only time will tell that for sure.
Downvote me for this all you want, but I kind of like Hoke as a person. He seems like is probably a pretty cool guy to know. Since he's the HC of TTUN, I hate his guts of course. But as a person, he seems like he'd be way nicer than Miles or even Rodriguez or Carr.
Like many others I am over having angst with respect to the polls. If Ohio State does make it to 13-0 and they still miss the BCS CG (which is very unlikely), I'll worry about it then.
Totally agree on the music. I've felt the same way for years. I do like the 'Hells Bells' intro on third downs, but that is it. At least if they're going to use commercial music, use something that isn't already used someplace else and is unique to Ohio State alone. And let the players select a different song each game for their intro. That would make it kind of fun.
Scott McMullen was a pretty good back-up. Got some wins for us when Krenzel was down.
I used to think the same. But these days, style points count more than they used to. Especially if Ohio State is a 1-loss team fighting for a BCSCG berth against other 1-loss teams.
I got chills watching that play. Love it.
Interestingly Cameron Mitchell no longer owns Mitchell's Steak House. He sold it to Ruth's Hospitality Group about 5 years ago or so. He also sold the Mitchell's (Columbus) Fish Market restaurants with them.
Only rarely is a college football team blessed to have a back-up QB with the skills, experience, leadership, and trust from both his team and his coaches as Ohio State is this year with Kenny Guiton. Enjoy it this year Buckeye faithful. Guiton is a priceless insurance policy that you can't buy.
Wow. I wish I had grown up in Iceland!
I think you mean Glendale.
The only one I own belongs to my two year old son. I am not a jersey type of guy myself. I stick to tee-shirts, hoodies, and polos to show my fandom.
They do have a power run game, and a very good one at that. But the power run game in CFB is just not used as much as it was in the past. Ohio State will still use the power run, but not nearly as much as in the past when 1000 yd rushers were more common. And even when the game plan goes heavy on a power run, many coaches try to spread out the carries. I think Ohio State used more of it last year than you might see this year, due to the personnel they were working with. But if the receivers play better, Braxton throws a better ball and makes better decisions, and Meyer uses the h-back more and more, I think you may see less power running than in 2012. So that's why I said what I did. There's a reason why 1000 yd rushers used to be much more common than they are these days.