Could just think Alabama may beat OSU if they played at the moment. Or some such. Cannot always go full on homer I guess.
Still a long way to go.
Brady Quinn going on week 3 of his bender
There are two correct predictions at this point , OSU/Clemson/Bama/Oklahoma or replacing Oklahoma/Clemson with a second SEC team that is either Georgia or LSU. LSU would replace Oklahoma if Texas beats Oklahoma or Georgia would get in over Clemson if they go 12-1 and Notre Dame goes 11-1 and Clemson continues looking bad the rest of the way or even loses one. Any deviation from that would be from a double digit upset.
It's entirely possibly Brady still has a concussion due the ass whooping administered by AJ Hawk and Co. in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl...
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
this is, in fact, the most likely explanation.
He’s the fifth wheel at Fox, and probably is positioning himself to get a look at taking over for Desmond at ESPN.
Lord knows they need a homer on that Gameday stage.
Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.
Although not related, I believe LSU is going to take Florida to the woodshed this weekend.
Number one, win the rivalry game. And number two, win every game after that.
I think so too but it would be nice for Florida to take out LSU. that would likely eliminate them from being the second SEC team to get in.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.
it would be nice for Florida to take out LSU
Any halfway decent team with a semblance of a running game should be able to take LSU out
Shandy is not beer
I sincerely hope we draw Clemson in the playoff. We've got some unfinished business against them and I firmly believe we'd house the Fightin' Dabos this year.
Completely agree. But don't know if we'd get so lucky to pull them.
"Medicine is not a science" - Leo Spaceman
I have to believe we'd open -8 with Clemson at a minimum if Vegas had that given to them.
I want some variation of Clemson and Oklahoma, after we beat Iowa in the B1G championship game. We already got our souls back from USC. Time to get it back from Iowa, Clemmie and OKie.
Love to see the predator bust Trevor's ass for him hopefully blowing thru Carmen on his way
Think Alabama right now at the top. Only because of it being Tuas third year and him having guys like Waddle, Ruggs, and Jeudy to throw to and having a RB like Harris to hand off to. Once Ohio State gets some more experience in Hafleys system in the secondary and Fields gets even more acclimated with WRs and TEs (he's only played 6 games vs. 20+ for Tua) I think Ohio State has the higher ceiling.
Chase Young is the huge difference between the two teams and he is the one player that makes Ohio State have the higher ceiling.
But for now Alabama at the top.
Tua is the real deal, so is Hurts - but both of them have real problems because IMHO they don't play anyone with decent corners. I think tOSU can beat them this year. I also think as stated probably way too many times by way too many folks lets get there first.
Bama starts 4 true frosh on D. I don’t think they are winning the SEC this year. Either LSU or Georgia is going to scorch that D.
"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.
That Bama LSU score is gonna look like the score of a Big 12 game
How does anyone not have Clemson in the playoffs? There is nobody on their schedule that will beat them. I would love to be wrong but I don’t see it. The good news is the possibility that we could meet them in the playoffs, throttle them, and then in the post game press conference Day can say, when we put on their film I thought, oh boy, they are in trouble. Added bonus, watching Chase Young and Company blow past Jackson Carman all night long.
Did you miss their last game against UNC? On its face, the schedule shouldn't have any losses on it. UNC outplayed them for 55 minutes. If that can happen, a team with real talent can definitely beat them. FSU has been a dumpster fire, but they have athletes on par with Clemson, and if they don't play like a sloppy mess, will challenge them this weekend. I'm not calling the upset, but I wouldn't be at all surprised.
FSU has also made a couple of changes on their coaching staff that might help.
That poll is as of right now cuz no way SEC gets in 3 teams.
I also would like the chance to play Clemson, for redemption sake.
Urban knew that in order to motivate his guys to win another championship, he would have to resign, become a studio analyst and pick against them.
Next level psychology, people- the kind only undergrad psych majors from UC can even begin to comprehend.
"Let's go make some noise."
The ultimate long game. Genius move by the master.
The chase part 2.
You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. Urban Frank Meyer
The Bama receivers are really fast and talented. It will be tough for any collegiate defense to slow them down this year.
Any team that's going to beat them is going to need to score 35 minimum.
Any team that's going to beat them is going to need to score 35 minimum.
That defense is squishy-soft so that shouldn't be a problem
Dream season: beat Wisconsin, beat PSU, beat Michigan, beat Georgia rd 1 (because we've already beat Buma), beat Clemson to win the natty.
If that happens, I may retire my fandom and walk off into the sunset...
Never retire your Buckeye fandom.
Urban wasn’t gonna pick us to win it all. He’d be hammered for being a biased homer.
He picked Bama because out of all of the top teams, right now, they have a 3rd year QB and Saban is a defensive guru. They are best built to beat us.
You win with people.
And so forth...
9 Units Strong!
UGA handily beats Bama. I see Bama as our biggest threat and would love to see them outside looking in for once. This also ends their dynasty after being dismantled last year by Clemson.
Bucks win out.
Somehow we end up in ATL.
We beat UGA in ATL.
Clemson beats OU.
We beat Clemson for the Natty.
Gimme Clemson in round one, because they won’t make it to the Natty. Then, after we curb-stomp Clemson, give me Bama in the final. That would be a helluva game
I’m with most people scenarios. But I’d like a Clemson Round 1, the deserve to lose to us for the next 45 years, And Oklahoma in the natty.. plant that damn flag in the title game and end all the talk.
The Future is Bright at Ohio State
I am sure Alabama tells their recruits that if you come to Alabama, you will play in the playoffs. I would love for them not to make the playoffs so they can't say that anymore.
I like Urban's top four. He gives respect to Joe Burrow and LSU and to Day, his heir, and a nod to Lincoln Riley, the young gun and Saban the Emperor. I believe he keeps the Bucks at number 2 to keep them hungry, if they see how their old General ranks them.
The only good thing about The Game is winning it - Urban Meyer
8 team playoff suggestion:
Power 5 conference champs
Best g5 team (if within top 15)
2 at large
We need this.
Victory loves preparation
This is basically exactly what I think should happen. The only thing I would add is that the 2 at large are the 2 best Champ game losers. This will mean you have to AT LEAST win your division of your conference and means that there won't be more than 2 from the same conference. If we don't make this rule you can guarantee 3 SEC teams in every year.
Brady Quinn wears too much makeup and rambles too much....does his opinion really matter at all???
Year for what?
For now, I think I agree with Urban's 4 the most. Personally I'd love to see us match up with Georgia and let Fields have a shot at his old team. Oh and let's play them right in their backyard in Atlanta.
I'll take it. Let's win the rest of the games!
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
I really want to see tOSU abuse Alabama and Clemson on the way to the championship, but can't get greedy.
You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever.
The only way the SEC gets 2 teams in is if the Big 12 cannibalizes itself like the Pac 12 kinda already has and will continue to. And even then, an 11-1 Notre Dame might still be in the argument, too.
As unimpressive as Clemson was against UNC, I still don't think anyone on their schedule can beat them. Maybe they could get knocked off in the ACC championship? Even that is an incredibly long shot. Clemson won't be fighting for a playoff spot if they go 13-0, even if they do it a la 2014 FSU or 2002 OSU, where they win them all, but are like 10 plays away from 7-5.
Class of 2010.
I like it
If nothing else to promote the B1G and break the constant SEC/ACC droning by ESPN and CBS. It's good to have choices.