I think OSU fans learned about shut down D from the 2006 championship game against Urban's Florida squad. I was there... Urban's D shut down the Heisman QB and the slew of playmakers.
Navy: Aired on CBS Sports
Why can't the networks just get along?
Regarding the 'Vacated' Arkansas win. OSU should have only offered to vacate the 2010 regular season only...
Why was it vacated? The NCAA found about the tattoos in December and then gave OSU a 'supsended sentence' by allowing the Sugar Bowl game and deferring the 5 game suspension until the start of 2011.
OSU & Pryor vs. Arkansas & Mallet in Nawlins was the biggest non-CG Bowl of the season.
This was a case where the NCAA sold out on principle for more money. Just as Tressel abdicated his job duties to keep players eligible (it's a stupid rule, but a rule nonetheless) for glory, the NCAA wanted the ratings.
I'm confused... Is this guy presenting a tongue-in-cheek farce through a fictional persona named 'Hoss'?
Is he really that stupid? I mean, if the former is true, he could be laughing at us for actually taking him seriously. OR, is he really that stupid?
living in Los Angeles California... I LOVE the noon kickoffs. They are 9 A.M. for me.
By the time the game is over, time to start the day.
At least MY night games start @ 5 and not 8. Now if I could only get rid of the taxes here.
Wow... 4 night games in regular season. And potentially more.
And, if they make it. Up to 3 more in the post season.
I'm not an OSU or CFB historian, but this is a new trend... isn't it
Last year, OSU had 7 games starting at 8 PM or later and the Cincy game was at 6 PM... That was 8 of 15 night games.
Forgive me if I err, I am going by memory.
The only team to beat OSU 3 times in the last 10 years: Penn State (05, 08, 11)
The teams to beat OSU 2 times: Florida (06, 11), USC (08, 09), Texas (05, 09), Michigan State (11,13), and, somehow, Purdue (09, 11).
Amazingly, Purdue has won 4 times since 2000 (00, 04, 09, 11). And, without Guiton's Clark Kent' impersonation, Purdue would have won in 12. Also, in 03, they beat Purdue in OT and in 08 OSU beat them without scoring an offensive TD (with Pryor, Hartline, Wells, & Robiskie).
Purdue was a thorn to Tressel.
I agree.. it's another crappy rumor in the deep void known as the offseason.
September 7th will be here soon enough.
Is this just my fractured memory, or did the 'Spring Standouts' in the Tressel years never materialize.
I remember years ago when 'Tresselers' like Bam Childress & Taurian Washington had great spring games... never to be seen or heard from again.
If they made an 'tOSU Spring Football Hall of Fame' who would be the inductees? And, would we really care?
Just like a Heisman is the highest honor for a QB, a national title is the highest honor for a wrestler
Perspective: Steiber is about to win his 4th Heisman Trophy...
Wow... he's got the inside on
Ohio State USC Michigan Notre Dame LSU... I mean Kansas... a 3-9 Big 12 Team
and it includes a coach that was not retained by Chris Peterson a year ago... so a little bit more insight on Washington
Let me know when Saban hires Fickell & Warriner, then I'll know something is up
Steiber, are you going into the Olympics or MMA? You have the ability.
All the senior has done is win four Big Ten championships and three national championships so far in his illustrious career.
Perspective: Think of a National Title in Wresting as a Heisman Trophy for a QB
Steiber has a chance at a Fourth Heisman... Damn, he's good. Go Bucks!!!
Am I the only one wrong on this? Braxton is still an amazing college QB. So are Cardale & Barrett.
Braxton is the OSU's best athlete and 3rd best pocket passer.
He's still amazing. But, he lacks the accuracy and consistency of Jones & Barrett.
What separates Braxton is purely his playmaking ability on the run. Due to the lack of talent from the other 10 positions, this was necessary in 2011-2013. Now the offensive talent is stacked.
Elite defenses (such as MSU) were able to contain Braxton and force him to throw from the pocket.
Also, during the 2014 offseason, both Braxton and the coaches admitted they wanted to do less running to preserve his health.
His one defining attribute is what the coaching staff wanted to taper.
Basically, they wanted Braxton to develop into the pocket QB role in which both Barrett & Jones excelled.
I really have no clue who the most under appreciated player is... but here's one thought
Longsnapper Bryce Haynes. When was the last time OSU fans were concerned about a special teams snap? That's my point.