We officially will not go 0-12 in 2022. I can guarantee it.
And Toledo still sucks.
Duh, we play rutgers
Another guarantee, Penn St will be a white out game at night.
2 - 10 you forgot ttun...
you could combine the best players of all time, from all those teams, jeff garcia included, and we'd still win.
The real nonconference marquee matchup that year will come against the team with navy and gold colors.
But enough about Toledo, folks.
When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.
I might be in the minority here, but I like warmup games. Gets the team ready.
Anything you want you should have
Yeah that warm up game against Arkansas State will come in handy the week after Notre Dame.
"Because we couldn't go for three"
" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "
I hear ya Bruh and can definitely see where you're coming from. It seems like the last couple years, the only thing that matters to the CFP Committee is whether you win or lose, not who you actually play, right?!
The other side of that coin is you've got Wiscy scheduling a home/home with Alabama in 2024/25 and I can't recalll whom but I thought that another B1G scheduled Clemson for a home/home albeit in like 2032/33ish range. Shoot; Clemson and LSU have a home/home scheduled for 2025/26. Whether either of these end up being true home/home series is up for debate but here's the point.
tOSU is scheduling Arkansas State and West Virginia while Wiscy is putting Bama on their schedule but again not until we see Bama cross North of the Mason Dixon will I believe it with my own eyes BUT it's on the schedule.
tOSU is scheduling Oregon in 2020/21, Notre Dame in 2022/23, Washington in 2024/25 and Texas in 2025/26 but I want some SEC/ACC action so we can walk the walk. It's time to put the chips on the table and let the play on the field do the talking.
Just my $.02, rant over...
"Defiance in Silence"
We always have 1 marquee game in the non-conference slate. Has been that way for a long time. I'd complain if this was the whole non-con schedule, but having ND there makes it tolerable. I'd like it better if they'd do 1 top tier game (like they have been), 1 middle tier like a good AAC/MWC team, or a middle tier power 5 team, then another along the lines of these teams as a sort of "pre-season". (Would be preferable to keep the warm-up as a somewhat local team, like the several MAC teams in close proximity) As it stands though, at least we challenge ourselves with 1 good team out of conference every year. Most others can't say that.
You can find all D1 schedules at this website. They go as far into the future as games have been scheduled.
Let's Go Bucks
I was really excited for a second and thought it was Arkansas
Why? Arkansas's not a good team. We'd crush them despite the fact they play in the SEC. Contrary to popular belief the SEC has an abundance of bad teams. Arkansas got beat 44-17 by North Texas last year.
I’d rather crush Arkansas than Arkansas State. But it doesn’t matter much either way.
I hear ya but the only thing Arkansas has going for them right now is the SEC brand. That's not a win that would be looked at favorably by the CFB Playoff Committee by any means. Bielema completely drove that program into the ground before he left and they're still paying for it. The majority of the teams in the B1G (with the exception of maybe Illinois) are in better shape than Arkansas right now.
True, but this is for 2022, not 2018 or even 2019, and Arkansas might very well be back to prosperity in 3 years so I'd also be much more excited about Arkansas than Ark St.
Also, the CFPC isn't going to give us points for beating Arkansas State either.
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I don't know much about Arkansas's current coaching staff but Bielema dug them into a pretty deep hole of shit that they now have to dig themselves out of. If you're an SEC program losing 44-17 to a program like North Texas that's really bad and shows how far you've fallen. On top of that they play a brutal schedule almost every season being in the SEC and all. I think it may be 4-5 years before Arkansas returns to "relevancy" again (I'm not sure they ever were all that relevant to begin with under Bielema, their best years in recent memory were the Petrino years).
Should I be excited?
Feed the trolls
Should you be excited about Ohio State football 1,115 days from today? Yes.
Nope kinda feel like we’re going the Alabama route... just go undefeated it doesn’t matter who you play if you’re in a power 5 conference
Wherever you are, there you be!
Hey Boom! What so wrong with that? Go unbeaten and play for a NC after playing cupcakes for OCC opponents. It makes perfect sense. Evolve or get left behind by playoff committee after losing to teams like Oklahoma.
Let's just hope Day doesn't allow let down games like Purdue and Iowa. Yeah....that be great (in my best Bill Lumberg voice).
It is time!!!!!
Iowa and Purdue kept us out, it had nothing to do with our OOC games. We could have at least lost close to them and still gotten in
If OSU was unbeaten, then they'd be in damn near every year. Just win, was more over my point.
This x1000!! Not saying it's a bad thing though. I say stock the OCC games with "the little sisters of the poor" 24x7. The committee obviously does not consider strength of schedule. Just have to win them all. Alabama does it the smart way. Can't blame them.
Apparently, you missed the ND home/away on these schedules.
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I believe Roman mentioned "little sisters of the poor."
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I like the scheduling in that we have creampuff tune-up game the before these hungry Red Wolves come into the Shoe on 9/10!
Man what a home slate that year...ND, Iowa, Wisky and TTUN. Also only 4 road games...
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Agreed. Im sure you will be even more excited too once you see the ticket prices!
Yeah only having 4 road games caught my eye. Seems odd
But the following season has 6 road games.
Yeah, but two of those are MSU and PSU in back to back weeks.
Shouldn't be much of hangover after beating ND then.
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Bringing the Sun Belt to the Shoe. Nice!
It's sad because Arkansas State is probably better than Arkansas nowadays.
You can't drink all day if you don't start at 7am.
Hate to see us drop down in opponents this far! This is who Alabama puts on their SCHEDULE, NOT US! We get no points for this game!!
Arkansas State is solid as far as Fun Belt programs go. Finished 8-5 and #72 in S&P+ (Northwestern was #68 FWIW)
Nah, Arkansas State is at least FBS. Bama likes to schedule FCS cupcakes
That's a Buckeye touchdown!
And ttun likes to schedule appalachian state <<Snickers>>
Now I’m hungry
Arkansas State is a FBS team. Alabama plays FCS teams. Not always easy to get schedules filled this close in time. Most teams try to have their schedules filled 4-5 years out. Not always possible to get teams this late in the process. You are almost correct, AS doesn't play Alabama but they do play at Georgia this year.
I don't know why you're surprised. Ohio State's OOC scheduling strategy has been the same for at least 15 years if not more: Get one big-name opponent, another team from Ohio (if possible), then fill up the remaining slots with whatever FBS teams are willing to come.
I mean, look at the overall schedule here: Notre Dame, Arkansas State, Toledo isn't bad. And it's certainly in line with plenty of past Ohio State OOC schedules - just as a completely random sampling from ESPN.com's archives shows OOC schedules like "Miami (OH), Texas, San Diego State" (2005), "Buffalo, San Diego State, California, Florida A&M" (2013), "Oklahoma, Army, UNLV" (2017) and so forth.
I agree and I like the formula that they have kind of stuck with over the past 15 years or so... I always thought a good OOC schedule consisted of a top tier P5 team, a mid to lower P5 team, and an ok G5 team, ABSOLUTELY NO FCS teams... you would just hope that the CFP committee would look at something like this and make it a mandated scheduling criteria across the FBS
I agree with Ryan here. I dont mind 1 all out cupcake, but to have both Arky St and Toledo in the same year to me seems pretty weak
Arky St may have a decent record over the past 10 years but they consistently play one of the weakest schedules to do it
Last year other than getting beat by 50 by Alabama, they played an FCS school, Tulsa, Appy St, UNLV, Ga South, Ga St, Louisiana, S Ala, Coastal, La Monroe, Texas St and Nevada and went 8-5
in 2017 a crappy nebby team beat them by 7, in 2016 Auburn beat them by 36, in 2015 USC beat them by 49 and a crappy Mizzou team beat them by 7
The last time they beat a P5 school was Texas A&M in 2008 who went 4-8 that year and they won by 4 points in the opener, so even when Malzahn and Hugh Freeze were there they were losing regularly to P5 schools
They are basically a 7-5 team who wins a reasonable number of games playing extremely weak schedules
So if a Toledo is already on the books then the next team should be a lower level P5 team, someone like Vandy, Arizona, Cal, Ga Tech, Duke, Iowa St etc, not another complete beat on
Huh? We always have a bottom feeder in our OOC slate. We’re playing Miami (OH) this year for crying out loud.
Stop the presses!
"Let's go make some noise."
Yeah, that was a real headliner, huh?
If things go as planned, we will be breaking in a new QB against Notre Dame, and doing some polishing up the next week.
If things go as planned, that would be Millers second year starting. Fields for 19, 20, Miller for 21,22. Both get drafted first round. If things go the way they have been latley, who knows.
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That '22 Notre Dame squad will be lead by Luke Fickell. Mark my words.
If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die.
You sure it won’t be Urban Meyer?
It may be. But I think that move would be a mistake on a couple of different levels
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
I know it is 3 years away but that is one intriguing schedule. Just look at 3 of the first 5! And 8 home games!
I do not like that we play at Michigan State and at Penn State back to back. Hopefully if we're leading in the 4th quarter vs Penn State, we keep it instead of blowing the lead
Behold the great red...wolves.
"Men, our attendance is declining and we've received complaints that nobody comes to the stadium to watch cupcakes especially when prices are this high, any suggestions?"
"I know what to do boss, let's schedule Arkansas State and others of their ilk, then we'll raise prices across the board, further alienating the general public; that should resolve things. Is everyone in agreement?"
"Brilliant, you deserve a raise"
Neil Armstrong lied to me...
Arkansas State? Why not? Big Ten schedule seems perplexing. The powers to be scheduled our first 2 Big Ten games on the road--at MSU and at PSU---very tough start for us. But, then we have 5 out of the last 7 at home. Strange Big Ten schedule to say the least, We must be ready early that is for sure. But, if we survive those early tests, we will be in great shape. Intrigued about playing both Notre Dame and Iowa here. Too bad Purdue is not on that schedule at home as well, We owe both Iowa and Purdue big time. GO BUCKS!
I mean, we have absolutely no idea if either or both MSU and PSU will be good in 2022. Little early to worry about that.
Too early to tell--yes--but haven't they been pretty consistent for man years?
This is the first I have noticed our home and home with ND is misaligned with our 9 game B1G schedule. Getting ND at home in 2022 means 8 home and 4 road, and then if you look at 2023 with the return to South Bend, we already have 6 road games scheduled. Which I always thought was a huge no no for major CFB teams from a revenue standpoint, OSU included.
It’s possible that that old math no longer applies, now that tv revenue is a much more important factor compared to ticket money. Especially now that the guarantees have gotten so expensive: you used to be able to get someone to take their beating for a few hundred thousand, now it costs almost $2m.
It looks like it's an advantage in that we get to book revenue in 2022 for 8 home games. That will make it easier to get only 6 home games of $ in 2023.
I genuinely hope Brian Kelly is still there. It will be nice to make him 0-2 against the good guys and see his face turn a dark shade of violet.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
How he ended up getting coach of the year still baffles me.
I personally think they're just going for the ethnic perspective - it's not easy to get to where he is as a purple-american.
Hey I spent a year in Jonesboro one weekend.
Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72
So, it's no longer a bye week, got it!
Goood thing that wasn’t an SEC team. The board would go nuts
Arkansas State has been to bowls in eight straight seasons. Obviously I'm not expecting a challenge, but they're on a par with the .500-ish teams in the MAC.
I can't believe the school is really going to go through with a season of just 6 home games.
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Arkansas State HC's wife just died from cancer. Prayers for the Red Wolf team.
"Its gonna be cold, its gonna be grey, and its going to last you the rest of your life!".
If Alabama gets to play the Hilltoppers, so should Ohio State.
The last time OSU failed to beat a school not currently in a Big 5 conference in the regular season??
1978 - OSU tied SMU who was part of the old SWC 35-35
and the last time we lost such a game?? 1950 to SMU again who was ranked #10 in what was then a power SWC, and we lost 32-27 and ignoring the WWII years, the last time before that was losing to #1 ranked Cornell out of the Ivy league in 1940
3 more guaranteed yawn wins, they will be fun as all buckeye games are but frankly who cares
They could always schedule Appalachian State!
Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!
Not sure why people are complaining. We have our marque matchup with Notre Dame both these years, of course the other OOC games are going to be lightweights. Sure, it would be awesome if we as fans could see an OOC slate that included Notre Dame, Florida, and USC back to back to back. That would be insanely entertaining, and also insanely stupid. No one does multiple big time games OOC. You're just asking for a loss at that point, which would give you zero breathing room in conference. OSU's goal is playoffs. That involve scheduling one big time team early that would provide enough cred with the committee to give them some cushion during the rest of the season. We've done that. What's more can you really expect?
First off, we typically lose one game every year to an Iowa and Purdue...so I do not worry about going undefeated cause it typically will not happen no matter who we go against. I'd much rather lose to USC or FLorida if we are going to lose anyway.
Now, give me a game worth spending my time and money on.
But your point is understood....if you like a boring and winnable football game and want to throw your money and time away, continue to schedule Furman, etc....
The way I see it, scheduling no good OOC games means you have to go undefeated in conference.
Scheduling one good OOC gives you the cushion to lose a conference game and still get in (barring the loss being inexcusable).
Scheduling more then one heavy hitter early is asking for an early loss, meaning your back to having to go undefeated in conference because a two-loss team isn't getting in (unless it's bama, probably). So at this point a school is facing diminishing returns. Scheduling better than we currently do would hurt us more than it would help us.
The past two seasons are not “typical”
I'm not asking for Florida or USC in addition to ND. But why can't you pick lower tier P5 teams to play, along with in-state programs for the OOC? Cal, UCLA, Louisville, Pitt, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Virginia, Boston College, Arkansas, Kentucky, Vanderbilt.....bigger challenge without being deemed tough.
They hate us cuz they aint us!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
B/c lower tier OOC power 5 teams aren’t jumping at the chance to play tOSU w/out a home and home guarantee. tOSU is not going to throw away $$$$ by scheduling a home and home with, say Pitt or UVA, in addition to the marquee matchup OOC-which will be a home and home, and said “2nd tier” P5 schools won’t play tOSU w/out a return guarantee, unless it is a lucrative neutral site game.
There will be more fans at the Scarlet and Gray game then these games.
There is no way fans are going to pay $100+ to watch SJSU and Ark State.
Why cannot we get an SEC team on our schedule? (rhetorical question here folks). I do not care if it is Ole Miss. Get us a game worth watching and a good home and home series. I would love to see OSU on the road in "THE GROVE"
You really want to play an SEC team and ND in the same year? What would the benefit be to that?
Yes. beat everybody! I know I am in the minority here, but I just do not get excited about Western Michigan and Miami. I just don't. I can handle a loss here and there before going undefeated to a unmatched team.
I find it funny how recruits/athletes continue to claim "I am not afraid of competition" , but our athletic department is.
Competition has nothing to do with it. Passing up a $5 million payday-after expenses-for the sake of ego every other year isn’t going to happen.
I'm not defending the absurd ticket prices, but the SJSU and ASU tix will be like 65 bucks each, not 100 or more. Still not good, but nowhere as bad as that.
Tickets for SJSU or Toledo are in the $65-75 dollar range.
Could have played Muskingum University, such a joke! Fans need to stop going to these games, paying big prices for these Mickey Mouse games.
Do I smell CUPCAKES lol?
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART.
What happened? One of those years, the OOC was ND, Texas, and Boston College.... That would have been a great grind.
What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!
Great...cupcake state. If we're going for powder-puffs, why not keep the money in-state by playing one of our directionals?
On the other hand, surely OSU v ArkySta will be ABC game of the week. smh
It’s still better than the SEC playing FCS teams
The Bucks played Youngstown State.
Arkansas State isn't any worse than a MAC team...probably better, actually.
Class of 2010.
More games i would not pay to go see
Mark May is a mental midget
Too bad they're not playing in San Jose. I could take the train to the game again and watch Buckeye Nation swarm the Bay Area again.
OSU could schedule OOC games that virtually guaranteed wins with picking 3 schools who have gone as follows since 2000
Arky st 115-118
WKU - 73-78
AKST and WKU have at least been somewhat competent, but SJST is one of the worst programs in FBS
they are 3-22 in the last 2 years and had 14 sub .500 years just since 2000 and are nearly 100 games under .500 since 1993,,,16-46 since 2014
They may be one of the worst, but at least they are FBS
I expect better than a team that can be defended by “but at least...”
I hope we stop playing MAC teams at some point. We should play teams who typically finish in the bottom half of their division but only power 5 conference teams. One day in the near future, strength of schedule will be a major factor when deciding who's number 4 versus 5 in the final playoffs poll. Won't be an issue for us as the number 1 seed.....
Thanks for NOTHING, Gene! I will not be attending those games against DIV 3 opponents.
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~ Urban Meyer
I get ND is already on the schedule these years, and that the B1G schedule is a little wonky in 2023....but if we're going to schedule teams like this I'd rather have 2 games against in-state MAC teams. I'd rather play Toledo, Bowling Green, Akron, Miami, OU, or even Cincinnati than Arkansas State or Florida Atlantic. Prop up Ohio teams and AD budgets. It can't be that hard to get those teams to come to Columbus regularly for the paycheck. Alums across the state would pay to see the games too. I absolutely love attending games in the Shoe, but even I have little interest in going to see us play Ark State or San Jose State (again).
2022's schedule is...frontloaded to say the least.
"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."
Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but it really is: Notre Dame, @Penn State, and @Mich St within the first month of the season.
Yeah it's the first time that a 2-3 start is a (remote, mind you) possibility in a long time. Usually our schedules tend to be back-loaded.
It's beyond time to move all Group of 5 programs to FCS and play only Power 5 vs Power 5.
I Hate Michigan.
Really? Thought the idea was to improve non conference games not schedule cream puffs!
As a long time season ticket holder, my initial thoughts were " who is Ark St and why are we playing these doormats" ??
Wow we have a home & home with notre dame? Where have I been.
Play Ohio/MAC schools. Keep the money in state.
forgive me for not circling my calendar for these titanic matchups. With declining attendance beginning to become a concern for OSU ( and all around college football ) , I don't think these kind of non conference games gets the fan base excited to leave the comfort of home and their big screen tv
and the $$ it costs to go to a game and eat and drink and park, etc. They wonder why people are staying at home in their AC and 5k TV screens w mult bathrooms within feet of them, Duh - Go Bucks
The games aren’t scheduled to get Joe from Troy or Akron psyched to race down I-71 to the Shoe. Season ticket holders, corporate-not suites, or folks who just enjoy their one game a year. Gene Smith can’t arrange a game of the year every Saturday-and understands that-he doesn’t care whose 100k butts are in the stands-he just wants to get his $5 million net from the gate and call it a day.
I agree that Karen Holbrook killed the game day atmosphere on Lane, but scheduling a murderers row OOC just doesn’t make sense in the big picture financially for the athletic department. Giving up a huge gate every other year isn’t smart.
This is a game that actually gets me excited to go cut the grass on a Saturday afternoon. I wish they would not schedule this type of crappy product. We do have to play Rutgers every year, how many more cupcakes do you need.
Hate to play the devil’s advocate here, but Michigan plays three Big-Time rivalry games a year!
Ohio State, finally, will play Notre Dame in addition to Michigan in 2022-23!
Then, in 2024, it reverts back to playing only one (1) rivalry game!
It’s time to schedule regular games with Notre Dame, and at least one other quality rival—West Virginia—Louisville?
These patsy opponents that EVERY program schedules are a joke!
Looks like outreach to me. I like to see the depth of the playbook as well.
Wow! Just wow! Looks like the athletic department is trying to bring down attendance. I mean, trying hard