All in all, that team included:
4 head coaches (Meyer, Herman, Fickell, Ash)
32 draft picks (that's 38% of the team on scholarship)
9 first round picks (Bosa, Elliott, Apple, Decker, Lee, Lattimore, Hooker, Conley, Price)
What a team. Still can't believe it happened.
Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.
17 of the 22 starters eventually got drafted as well. One of those 5, Jalin Marshall, stuck around for a bit as well.
18/22 is pretty ridiculous.
That win over Wisky in the Big Ten Championship game was the most dominating game I have ever watched.
My wife who hates sports, watched that game with me. She said is it always like this. I told her no. I couldn’t believe it. It was a beatdown from the jump.
I was stuck at work and was "watching" the game via the O-zone forum thread. This was a pretty regular thing at the time. And all I could think from the comments was that the score wasn't beginning to describe how much we were dominating. It seemed so sedate for a game thread.
You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.
Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.
I just love Gus Johnson.
CD, I just got one thing to say...Cardale Jones, Cardale Jones, the whole state of Ohio is counting on Cardale Jones!
Not sure how to embed the video, but my favorite thing from that big 10 championship game
Thank you for the laugh
This makes me giggle every time...
I google search the "Cardale trucking the ever loving piss out of Landon Collins" .gif fairly often. It's a fun little reminder.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
The Sugar Bowl has so many memorable plays in my mind. It's time for another memorable run.
What would the final score against Bama and Oregon have been had we had zero turnovers. No complaint at all. The NC run was for the ages. Still, sometimes I wonder.
"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."
It's still confounds me how a team can have so many turnovers against 2 elite teams and still managed to not only win the games, but do so with exclamation points. When we're all krusty old and gray, we'll still talk about that 2014 team, with all their grit and fire, overcoming the naysayers, distractions and injuries to win the first ever college football playoff. Although the 2002 team still mystifies me (down to the wire games against Purdue and IL --> beat the invincible Hurricanes), I think 2014 will be remembered as the greatest OSU team in our lifetime (wasn't around for '68). Here's to hoping Day has some rabbits to pull out over the next few years so I can eat those words!
*Sipping the Buckeye Kool-Aid since 1995
Don't forget losing a teammate in Kosta right before the epic postseason run
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
Absolutely. I remember Zeke almost taking one to the house against Bama early. IIRC we then lost the ball and came away with no points and Bama scored shortly thereafter. How do you overcome that kind of development mentally to perform the way they did down the strech? Same when Cardale lost his grip on the ball and Oregon had the ball deep in our territory. The D simply stepped up and the offense went back to pounding their D-Line as though nothing happened. It's almost as if Meyer was a phsychology major or something ...
And yes, here's to hoping Day puts himself on the map of all-time great Ohio State coaches asap. The anticipation leading up to this season really is killing me.
The 2016 NFL draft says it all. 5 picks in the top 20 plus the best receiver in the game was a steal in the 2nd round.
Not to beat a dead horse but the CFP committee ranked the same team 7th at the end of the 2015 regular season. Behind Iowa and 2-loss Stanford. The defending champs whose only loss was a last second FG.
AKA the Horseshoe, the Shoe, and the House That Harley Built
That still infuriates me to this day. There is no way had it been defending champ 1 loss Alabama they would have been ranked 7, much less left out of the playoffs. In the same scenario they would have taken Alabama and the SEC champ and left out another conference, which is exactly what they did when Alabama and UGA both made the playoffs a few years later.
how did we have so many turnovers in the NC game?
I was ready to puke my guts out in the 3rd quarter. Then the Bucks and Zeke began steamrolling the Ducks' D. That's when I breathed a sigh of relief.
I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes
After Oregon pulled within 1 and we immediately responded with just a bruising run-heavy drive for a TD I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
One of my favorite moments in the NCG:
"...NOT GONNA MAKE IT!"
Those jerseys were niiice
"Year for what?"
The Oregon game was over when we stopped them there.
"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine
It woulda been over in the 2nd if we didn’t turn the ball over so many times on fluke plays...
This video has helped me get through several cardio workouts over the last several years...
So I have an infant at home and when I’m feeding him at 2-3 in the morning, I’ll flip on old games on YouTube. I’ve been watching the 30-40 minute games of the 2014 season after seeing this thread...
After watching the 2014 game against Sparty, I think the most crucial series of the regular season began with 4:30 left in the 2nd quarter. After Sparty scores a touchdown to go up 21-14, Dontre Wilson fumbled the kickoff to give Sparty the ball right back in the red zone. MSU scores a touchdown again on 3rd and 3 but it was called back by a rather obvious holding call. They did not convert the 3rd and 13 and went on to miss the fg. Michael Thomas’s epic slant play for a touchdown was the very first play on offense after the stop. That was a huge 14 point swing. Instead of going down 28-14, we tie the game and take the lead with another TD before half. I’m not saying there is no chance we would have come back and won the game after going down 28-14, but to me this was the most crucial turnaround series in 2014.
Speaking of infants and the 2014 MSU game, I was holding my sleeping 6 month old daughter right before halftime. Then JT hit Devin Smith on the deep TD before half and I let out a big yell which startled her a bit. She fidgeted a little then went right back to sleep and we won a great game in East Lansing.