Skull Session: Micah Parsons Has No Hate For Ohio State, Corey Dennis is Ohio State's Secret Weapon, and Evan Turner Crosses Up LeBron James

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lamplighter's picture

Good morning.  Just finished taking wife and daughters to the airport. Have sort of forgotten what it's like to be up this early.

Enjoy your week.  Go Bucks.  Beat not our rival

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Dillon G's picture

A lot of the success of Haskins is also the work he has put in on his own time from a young age.

#walkaway

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Buckloving's picture

And then the poor SOB was drafted by the Redskins. Sometimes life isn't fair

bobbyd

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BME_Buckeye's picture

Chemistry professors arrested for making meth, who do they think they are? Walter White!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

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MichiBuck12's picture

The season finally starts this week! Its going to be kinda fun to play a team thats not our rival and a team that is our rival in back to back weeks. My wife is due on saturday with our second child but she has been scheduled to be induced tomorrow night so that we can be home in time to watch the game.

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BuckFly's picture

Have you considered the name Chase if it’s a boy?

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SilverHaven's picture

And Chased if it's a girl?

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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BeijingBucks's picture

I’m thinking it’s chaste if it’s a girl...?

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MichiBuck12's picture

I did. I also considered Dwayne, Urban, Archie, and Woody. All of which were denied.

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DaytonBuck1980's picture

What about De’Coldest?

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

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awlinBrutus's picture

Soda or Seven,lol?

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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SLVRBLLTS's picture

Cardale didn’t go over well being on my list for our boy either. It’s not over until the birth certificate is signed. Keep fighting.

"Because we couldn't go for three"

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DCDDC's picture

Name him Wayne, and call him Woody.  It only takes a week or so of saying it and she'll get used to it.  Maybe???????????????

Good Luck.  I hope everyone is happy healthy and safe.

m GO BLOW!!!

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MichiBuck12's picture

She actually liked the name Woodrow until she figured out why I was on board with it. I also tried Wayne to see if I could sneak that one past her.

Funny story though, she actually suggested the name Axl because she thought it was a really cool name. I jokingly suggested Rose for the middle name because I had a great grandmother named Rose. She loved it until someone pointed it out.

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gobucks1966's picture

In my 70 years I found out and seen not always wise to name children and animals after sports figures. Another is to tattoo a persons name on the body. Myself I could never date or have a relation with a women that has a heart on her behind or anyplace else with another mans name in or around  the heart. How about for example only calling your dog in the house by saying come on Tate  or good boy Tate.

Denny

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MichiBuck12's picture

I forgot to list that one, but I did suggest Cardale as well.

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BuckFly's picture

My wife was in labor the night Jim Tressel was introduced as head coach at the basketball game.  After watching his epic speech, I suggested the name Jamie (it was a girl), but was denied.  

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BuckeyeSki's picture

It’s not over until the birth certificate is signed. Keep fighting.

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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awlinBrutus's picture

We named our youngest son Sean Elliot, yes that's right old timers, the same guy that played for the SA Spurs, first choice was Larry Byrd, she wasn't having any of that. My eldest covered his 2 grandfathers so I felt we had met our family respect quota. Always liked that name.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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Wargor's picture

Am I the only one thinking of the tale of Major Major Major Major?

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PiedmontBuck's picture

Like Barrett called Burrow, John !

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Big week for you guys MichiBuck!! Prayers from the SPCrew for a happy and healthy baby and mommy. 
Go Bucks!!

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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brutus0717's picture

Now THIS is proper planning!! Nice job, MichiBuck, and best of luck with the newest member of your family.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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JJBuckeye's picture

Keep the Buckeye touchdown celebrations low so you don’t wake the baby/s. Congrats to you both. Go Bucks

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lamplighter's picture

Hope all goes well. 

I was going thru some pictures the other day and found a note from my older daughter inviting me to a tea party in her room.  Not sure of the age, but no more than kindergarten.  She added a PS of "do not bring the baby."

Good times with that sibling rivalry

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Good stuff there Lamp. I have some similar notes I have gotten recently involving my 9 year old in regards to the 5 and 2 year old. I’ll hang on to them so I can cherish them more when they are gone and moved on. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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fear_the_nut70's picture

I don't understand this mentality.  I wait 9 months for Buckeye football and once it is here ,it seems so fleeting.  I get stoked for each game every Saturday.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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SilverHaven's picture

Micah who?  It's make or break. This article from York, PA explains in depth:

https://www.ydr.com/story/sports/college/penn-state/football/2019/11/17/...

To quote Micah:
"Last year was a bitter taste in my mouth," Parsons said. "This is an opportunity for me ... for our guys to prove that we belong, that we can be the best team in the Big Ten. I told people already, this is the Big Ten championship right here. This is going to make or break either one of our seasons."

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Young is a ferocious defender and is among the national leaders in sacks and tackles for loss. He was a Heisman Trophy candidate before being suspended the past two games for accepting an illegal loan.

The above is from that article.

The loan was NOT "illegal".  No crime was done here. It was a violation of an NCAA rule, not a broken law.  

That kind of writing chaps my hide; goes back to the Gold Pants for tats being described as "illegal as well, which is another misnomer.   

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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SilverHaven's picture

And who's Clifford?  No denying, he's taking it personal.

Sean Clifford grew up in Cincinnati and knows the Buckeyes well, too.

"I'd be lying if I said it isn’t going to be a little bit personal. Any time you go back to where you’re from … that’s always going to be a little extra juice," Clifford said. "I can promise, this will be the best week of preparation that we have, and we will not be denied."

https://www.ydr.com/story/sports/college/penn-state/football/2019/11/17/...

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Mr. Clifford...

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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GareBear's picture

Living it up like its rivalry week in Penn State, I’m sure.

Jerks. 
 

Michigan sucks

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soldierdad's picture

Although I dislike that the TV networks are camping out here, thereby adding to the notion of a rivalry feel, I love that Michigan must be thinking that that used to be us.  Jealous of Penn State is not where I want to be.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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MichiBuck12's picture

Speaking of the TV networks, its going to be interesting how that goes. This will be the first time Big Noon Kickoff and Gameday go head to head. Its going to be interesting how the crowds look for each show. Its going to be the game before the game. And I know who I'm rooting for. 

And as far as the rivalry goes, I actually think michigan is playing better than Penn State right now. I think these will be the two toughest games the Buckeyes play all year, but I also think the streak of winning by 24+ points should reach 12.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Hopefully buckeye nation is enforce @ the fox set and the only ones @ espn set are the super fans and the 4 weirdos dressed like psu players,lol

Boycott espn has begun!

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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soldierdad's picture

Lol. The super fans.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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awlinBrutus's picture

Max,Has anyone else noticed the lack of the obligatory panning of the superfan locations by the cameramen we always get prior to kick off and after the media time outs? Or have I just been missing them fortunately by chance?

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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MichiBuck12's picture

The best part is its not really even a boycott. I've never been a fan of boycotts anyway because they don't actually work. But I am a fan of an entity seeing a market largely monopolized by a shitty product, and then taking it upon themselves to produce a quality product with which to compete in that market. And thats what I see Fox doing with Big Noon Kickoff. And I hope they succeed because Gameday is garbage. My hope is that Fox creates a show that takes all the viewers from Gameday and forces ESPN to either get their shit together or die.

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

Gameday is so bad. I used to watch just for like nostalgia's sake but I tuned into about 5 minutes earlier this year and couldn't believe how bad it was.

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MichiBuck12's picture

Its really sad too because it used to be a great show. I loved watching Gameday back in the day. Corso should have hung it up years ago though, he is a shell of himself and its just sad. Desmond is garbage and always has been. Between his blatant homerism, general lack of knowledge, and obnoxious personality, he is unwatchable. And back when Desmond joined the show it worked a little bit because he didn't know jack shit, but Herbie did so there was a bit of a ring leader/circus clown thing going on. But being the smartest guy in the room went to Herbies head and he stopped learning. Now he's no smarter than Desmond but more arrogant. Like you, I've tried to watch a few times in the hopes that it can return to greatness but it just isn't. Its just terrible. I hope Big Noon Kickoff has a crowd of 20,000 this weekend and Gameday has 20. 

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cpfanatik77's picture

We need Dubbers on the ground Saturday to lead the charge and encourage those who show up at Gameday to leave and head over to BNK. Would love to see a good sized crowd dwindle down to nothing as the morning progresses.

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bnateAZBuckeye's picture

Only good part of GameDay is Maria Taylor. cue "prove me wrong" meme :)
Soooo excited for this game!

"Step on the gas, go as fast as you can, and don't let up until we sing, CARMEN OHIO!!"-Coach Mick

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wibuckeye's picture

People probably think that Lee Corso is the Brick Tamland character, but I would say that Desmond is, since he's the bigger idiot.

WIBUCKEYE

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Buckloving's picture

Makes an old man want to be young again. But I can just see the whole country making fun of the old man making a ass of himself on national TV. Not a good look I'd want the grandkids to see

bobbyd

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osu78's picture

This explains it all:

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.

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GareBear's picture

Actually very excited for this week's poster. 

Michigan sucks

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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

Damn Walt called them a side piece, icy.

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7thLetter's picture

This will always be my favorite game poster! 

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Dang, I was going to post this one too!  Going to have to start getting up earlier out here on the left coast if I want to compete.  Go Bucks, beat Not-Our-Rival!

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Just read the article on the police captain and the best part is he is part of the Professional Standards Bureau. Then I read the one On the professors and the meth. Would love to say I’m shocked but I’m really not. Corruption at every level of every profession is becoming the norm which is sad. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Corruption at every level of every profession is becoming the norm which is sad. 

As compared to when?

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I’m know it has been around forever but I’ll say I personally never put much thought into it until recently. My wife and I run our own business so our eyes have been opened wider to this and how people try to exploit their positions. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

What’s really been on the rise is legalized corruption. 

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lamplighter's picture

Willie Stark from "All the King's Men":

Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption and he passeth from the stink of the didie to the stench of the shroud. There is always something

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mtrotb's picture

Wonder when the first story will appear on here or other OSU internet sites or mainstream media about how Justin was a one-time commit to Penn State?  So let me get ahead of everyone else and be the first to mention it this week.

mtrotb

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GINNandjuice's picture

WE ARE....

NOT ELITE! 

Go Bucks! #NotOurRival

All Glory is Fleeting

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GINNandjuice's picture

A thank you sir, hat tip

All Glory is Fleeting

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JTstan16's picture

Thanksgiving is really next week. WHY IS THIS SEASON FLYING BY!? I’m also annoyed because we’ve mostly seen Justin Fields play 2-3 quarters all year. He’s so fun to watch. Stupid improved defense, thanks a lot! 

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GareBear's picture

It’s an odd one ain’t it?

Wait all year for these couple of weeks - then they’re gone. And it’s back to waiting. 

Still, good to be a winner. 

Michigan sucks

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buckeye phi's picture

Good point, GareBear.  But I have to say I'm hoping this season's run will continue well past "these couple of weeks".  It's not unreasonable to think this could keep going for four or five more games -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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awlinBrutus's picture

Speaking of corruption, interesting release date of Clint's next movie about "Richard Jewel" the first guy publicly accused of living in mom's basement.
And owner of a box of nails,lol. Guy already sounds dangerous lol.

Didn't OSU voluntarily quit recruiting Micah as part of the punishment for the violation?
May try and catch the OSU basketball game the day after thanksgiving, plenty of walk up tickets available, correct?
Broke out the winter clothes Saturday as it got below 60 here in Fort Lauderdale. Best time of the year by far for me. Oh yea, broke out the OSU knit cap and scarf yesterday and the $25 leather jacket find from Ross dress for less,last year. If my fellow dubbers haven't found this gem of savings on mens clothing, here ya go, Ross dress for less, you'll love it. Saving money is the same as earning it in my book.

Have a great monday!!!

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

On the bright side, dude is a TRUE SOPHOMORE. We get to enjoy him at least one more full year. 

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awlinBrutus's picture

Can't wait for thanksgiving, 2nd year in a row coming back home. I've been in florida since the 80's. Always missed the ohio valley. I may have moved back had ohio state not transcended regional coverage for the football program.just missed out on a transfer late 90's. The company i worked for actually was heavily spec'd for projects @ TOSU by a area architect/ consulting group. Access you get through construction projects is pretty surprising sometimes. My time is pretty much booked already by my sisters,lol.

Any can't miss watch party's for the "Game" in Cbus? Don't know if I'd could do the varsity club for 8 hours, assuredly we'd have to there be there @ 7 for their 7:30 opening? Going to try and make the basketball game friday 11/30. Look out DiCarlo's pizza, I'm good for a full pan by myself in 4-5 days.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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ToTheHouse's picture

From eSICpn:

ESPN’s Football Power Index still likes the Buckeyes, though the percentages are starting to get a little closer. It gives the Buck's a 77.8 percent chance to win, giving *ichigan a 22.2 percent chance.

In 11days, 17 hrs,& 25 min. We find out how salty the skunk weasels tears gonna be...delicious.

*1st beat Punk St.

Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Here's a fun thought about Michigan this year.

Provided we beat PSU, we are in the B1G Championship Game no matter what happens the week after.

Provided we win the B1G Championship Game, we are in the CFP no matter what happened the week prior.

To a national observer, the game in 12 days is functionally irrelevent.  However, as a good lifelong Buckeye fan whose formative years were in the Cooper Era, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is still the biggest game of the season.  Beat TTUN 69-0.

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fear_the_nut70's picture

I prefer Ped. State or Penitentiary State 

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Enjoy him, because something tells me he won't be staying in Columbus for very much longer.

And there goes Nikki and the boys, and with them Shelley’s presumed #1 reason for staying in Columbus. Is Corey Dennis’ career arc the thread that’s really tying the Meyers to Ohio?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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ToTheHouse's picture

"...Ohio State's got some superstar coaches on payroll."

"Enjoy him(them), because something tells me he won't be staying in Columbus for very much longer."

Then pay them (to keep) them. If not, why not ? We've sure seen them leave to greener pa$ture$.

Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.

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Netbuck's picture

Pay isnt the issue. He cant progress in his profession as a QC coach. He'll need to move up to a position coach. Unless Yurcich or Hartline move on there probably isnt room to move up on the Ohio State staff.

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ToTheHouse's picture

If he's paid enough to stay at QC, why would he want to leave. He doesn't have to move up to be paid more, (this Univ. can afford to pay much more across the board), unless he's looking to be a position coach. Keeping him happy isn't always monatery, but it can help(keeping the staff home)in winning Natty's.

Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.

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ToTheHouse's picture

How did saban capture all those Ship's, he captured his staff and kept them (through the bamaizer$)...we know the past few yrs they're starting to depart, and it appears they haven't been at the top like they're used to. Sniff-Sniff.

Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.

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The Braden's picture

Was your editor out for lunch again, Kevin?

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JJBuckeye's picture

Why does he need one when he has you on a weekly basis. Go Bucks

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The Braden's picture

Grant me access to the raw html and a contractor's rate.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

This season that has been so amazing and so epic now comes down to two weeks. The two most important games in the division. Time to smash. 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

This season that has been so amazing and so epic now comes down to two weeks. The two most important games in the division. Time to smash. 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Actually might be one game.  Lose to PSU and they control destiny to win the division.  Ohio Stare could get shut out of the playoffs with a loss.  Something Playoff Guy will never fully understand. 

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Something Playoff Guy will never fully understand.

Your post is an argument FOR the playoff, not against. This season's most dominant team could get left out of the Playoff entirely by losing the one game they can't afford to lose. That's stupid and is unnecessary.

Whereas with an 8 team playoff, this game STILL has the same importance, because going undefeated puts OSU in play for the #1 seed. But losing it doesn't see us potentially left out altogether, it just sees us drop to the #5 - 8 seed.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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fear_the_nut70's picture

I have said this many times before and I will say it again--since the BCS era began, we have never had a season where we needed 8 to include the best two (closest was 2007, and really can't make a serious argument for more than 6 or 7).  We NEVER have needed an 8 team playoff--only person who thinks this is Playoff Guy.

I have also said forever the conference championship game is a joke.  There is no reason to believe that the best teams are split equally between the conferences or between the divisions within a conference.  If anything, we need to revamp the selection criteria (and this may not even be needed as we got in over PSU in the exact same scenario in 2016).  I don't think PSU is all that good, and if Ohio State loses to them on their home field (and assuming PSU wins out), I am fine with OSU sitting the playoffs out.  This schedule isn't as weak as some would have you believe, but also isn't all that strong, and if you lose one of the few games you have against a good team at home, maybe you don't belong (or aren't as great as some people here believe).  That said, PSU is gonna get taken out behind the woodshed.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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IGotAWoody's picture

You keep making the same bad argument over and over again, so I'll keep making the same counter argument - having 5 power conferences with a playoff that only includes 4 teams is dumb.

Regularly leaving a conference champ out of the playoff makes for scenarios where a deserving team doesn't get a shot to 'prove it on the field'.

Compounding the stupidity is regularly considering TWO teams from the same conference for a 4 team field. It's already happened once, and last year, the final standings had a 2 loss non-champ Georgia finish #5 OVER a 1 LOSS CONFERENCE CHAMP. It's preposterous. And no argument excuse that gets made to stick to a field of 4 will ever change this fact.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Ha ha.  It is NOT a bad argument because I have a different opinion.  I want to see the 2 best teams in, not fill out a bracket with under qualified teams.  You never need to go to 8 to do this. Your wanting all conference champs in and no two from same conference assumes best teams are equally dispersed.  This is absurd (imo) and there is ample evidence to support my assertion.  The goal now is to put best four in, and why you think two can’t come from the same conference is equally ridiculous.  You are opting for a simplistic model of over inclusion, at the expense of watering down regular season.  We just disagree.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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blueblazer22's picture

Chocolate, and hot chocolate by extension, seem like such a European thing to me. Odd to read that it came from the Americas, but as a non-coffee drinker I am a big fan of hot chocolate so I like to know that it came from this neck of the woods. Not so sure about the frothy part, but after seeing the recipe at the end I may just give old bread crumbs a shot to see how it works. 

Micah Parsons chose badly, and for that he has to long for what could have been. Take the Nits behind the woodshed by at least 31 this weekend Bucks. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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BucksHave7's picture

PSU has the 50th ranked Overall Offense and the 84th Ranked Pass Defense.   Light em up!

BucksHave7

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Hamelin is their only playmaker that scares me and he was dinged up last week.  They always get up for us, so I expect a tough game for a hot minute, but given that we are home and so much deeper,  I don't foresee good things for them.

Have to share a funny story.  one of the Ohio State bars in Phoenix area (Bottled Blonde) is in a district where there is a Iowa Bar, -ichigan bar, and Illinois bar (always empty) and yes, a Ped. State bar.  The Red. State bar is right next to the Buckeye bar.  I wandered over there at the end of the Minnesota game and heard this announcement, "in two weeks we play that team from Columbus.  Pack this place and let's let them know who is the best team in the Big."  This was already high comedy, but I stayed quiet.  The announcement continued, "now I have some bad news.  In three weeks we are being kicked out of our bar because apparently that Columbus team has a big game or something and we will be relocated to..."  followed by groans.  See, for The Game, Ohio State alumni takes over the whole block and the PSU faithful are displaced from their bar.  I left all giddy.

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BucksHave7's picture

Hamler is the real deal. He is 5-9.  But again he hasnt faced a secondary like ours.  

I will take the 6-1 Okudah to lock Hamler down anyday.  

BucksHave7

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Thanks for the correction on the name.  Didn't catch that.  I think Okudah can keep him from going off.

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TMac's picture

Beat Penn State, Beat tTUN, Win the B1G, and we're #1 - with Clemson playing up to standard since the UNC game, it seems pretty important to get that #1 spot and face the Pac12 winner before the LSU-Clemson survivor. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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BucksHave7's picture

Was that poll done by the LA Times?

BucksHave7

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JTstan16's picture

LSU gave up over 600 yards to a 4-6 team. The committee better move us back to #1 after we win in Indy. Or even after Penn State tbh. We should definitely run up the score vs them. 55-10 style. 

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Meh.  Only matters where you are ranked last poll.

now playoff matchups, we get that far, that is a conversation worth having.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

How about this scenario as the final playoff ranking . . . 1. Ohio State, 2. Clemson, 3. Georgia, 4. Utah. As the #1, Ohio state chooses to play in Atlanta, sending Utah east. Meanwhile, local (to Atlanta) darlings, Georgia and Clemson - a 2-hr drive from Atlanta - get sent 1,500 miles west tone desert. 

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TMac's picture

I'd like it Fido, I just don't see GA winning the SEC, they went 3 & out about 9 times on Sat

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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Wargor's picture

True, but they won't be facing Auburn's D.  LSU doesn't appear to be able to stop a charging kitten.

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Mr.GoodKat's picture

On the flip side, we do have a good track record out in the desert...

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Wargor's picture

I like it, but 'they' are damn near to the point of putting LSU in even if they lose the SEC championship game.  And I worry they might be right.  

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fear_the_nut70's picture

I live in AZ.  PERFECT SCENARIO HAS bucks coming here.  I know, selfish.

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SilverHaven's picture

Tmac, it may be better to face the tougher competition first.  That's what happened in 2014; the Buckeyes had about a month to prepare for Alabama in the semi, and only about a week to prepare for Oregon in the final.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Buckeyes won. Eagles lost. Good weekend. 

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BucksHave7's picture

5 games left.  Stay healthy and focused.  Its go time!!!!

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TMac's picture

Peyton Ramsey just passed for 371 yards on Saturday, with Whop out for 1/2 the game, and they couldn't run to save their lives. We're winning this one by 24+, just like all the rest. 

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TMac's picture

Who's got it better than us?  No One that's who. 

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Scooter's picture

Just imagine what those stats would look like if we didn't play 2nd/3rd stringers for half the game?

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BucksHave7's picture

That is what people are forgetting. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I gotta be honest: I cringe when I see stats Ike that. Stats don’t win football games. Nothing that’s happened before matters, which is why every game starts 0-0. We saw stats like that for Michigan’s defense last year and then it was 62-39. From USA Today:

Going into Saturday’s game, Michigan’s opponents were averaging 13.5 points, 123.2 passing yards and 111.6 rushing yards per game, via ESPN stats. After the game, Ohio State put a solid dent in those numbers. The most points the Wolverines had previously allowed this season was 21 to Maryland.

Or this from SB Nation:

How Michigan’s all-world defense works

A defense that ranked No. 2 in S&P+ in 2015 and 2016 and No. 10 in 2017 is back in the top two this year, jostling with Clemson for the No. 1 spot.

S&P+ says Michigan has about a 60 percent chance to beat Ohio State in Columbus the Saturday after Thanksgiving, following what should be a freebie against Indiana.

Don’t fall victim to the hype. Surrender Cobra is overconfidence’s white flag.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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TMac's picture

Iowa, Stats don't lose games either, and like them or not they are what they are. And this years Silver Bullet Defense is so much more enjoyable to watch.   It will be Penn State bringing those surrender flags on Saturday that they wave at home games all the time. 

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Kugel's picture

Stats like these do win games. The fact that they are top in the nation on both sides of the ball is the MAIN reason they are winning games. They are dominating on both sides of the ball. And Chase is coming back likely with a chip on his shoulder after sitting for two games. Beat PSU!

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BucksHave7's picture

Has the spread ever been higher than 19pts in the Buckeyes / PSU games?  I dont recall. 

Also, PSU has been beat up last 2 games losing at Minn and barely escaping UI game.  Weve been resting up last 2 weeks. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

“I’m living for the underdog role. Underdogs always come out on top." 

Uh, that’s not quite true, Micah, unless maybe you’re betting ATS. 

Nevertheless, I expect this game to be a dogfight. Ohio State is PSU’s biggest barrier to getting back into the CFP conversation. They may not be our rival but they look at OSU as theirs and that perception matters. The Nits will be up for this game. Parsons had 14 tackles against Michigan. The Buckeyes will need to be cool, calm and focused. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

The Nits will be up for this game.

I know you are always Pro-PSU, but you dont think our entire team with Chase Young back and us clinching the B10 East on Sat doesnt more than make up for tOSU to be up for this game too?

Talent match and HC gap is just too big.  Bucks are gonna roll big here.  PSU has the 50th ranked offense and 84th ranked passing defense.   

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Triv's picture

Not to mention it's senior day, as well as guys like Dobbins, Okudah, Young's last game ever in the shoe.

19 seems like a lot of points, but I will not be shocked if they cover easily.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Since when am I pro-PSU? I’ve been a Buckeye fan a long, long time. They’ve let me down many more times than once over 4+ decades so I’ve learned not to get carried away by the hype. You think Ryan Day is telling his players how good they are based on stats? 

While we don’t know this team's ceiling, we also don’t know its basement because once we stop blowing smoke up our own asses, aside from Wisconsin, let’s be honest: we really haven’t played anyone yet. Did you or anyone who looked at our schedule before the season quake in your boots over any of our first 10 opponents? Were you among those who called Nebraska and Northwestern trap games? Because I sure as hell wasn’t. In truth, the 2019 season starts this week. The first 10 games were tuneups.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

carried away by the hype

Winning by an avg of 52 pts per game and at least 24 pts in first 10  games is more than hype. Check your history on that.

 quake in your boots over any of our first 10 opponents?

You realize weve had 5 smaller point spreads to date than the 19pts for the PSU game and this one is at home with a fired up Chase Young led team. 

Once again as we are used to, final rankings will show PSU is a middle of the pack B10 team.

PSU brings in the 50th ranked offense and 84th ranked passing defense. 

This game isnt going to be close on Saturday. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Once again as we are used to, final rankings will show PSU is a middle of the pack B10 team. PSU brings in the 50th ranked offense and 84th ranked passing defense.

Man, you are such a homer. You can't be objective for even a second. PSU is a middle of the pack B1G team? Yeah, that's why they've beaten every B1G Team they've played except for one; from the way you seem to look at things, for PSU to be a middle-of-the-pack B1G team, they'd need to play more B1G West teams because only a West team has beaten them so far. Either that or you're basing it off the stats you posted, which is a fool's errand.

So tell me, Einstein, who (besides Ohio State) are the five other teams that you'd rank ahead of PSU in the B1G? I'll give you Minnesota only because they beat the Nits and Wisconsin because we all know the Badgers are really the best team in the West but who are the other three? Michigan, who they beat? MSU, who they beat? Indiana, who they beat? Iowa, who they beat? You think Rutgers is going to beat them in their regular season finale on the 30th? Middle of the pack B1G team...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

Wait the the season is over and final polls released. Could look something like this.  1) tOSU   2) TTUN   3) Minn    4) Wisky   5) Iowa    6) PSU

Did you watch PSU have to come from behind earlier in year in games and was lucky to beat IU, a team that we beat at IU 58-10? 

We have played 4 other teams this season with lower pointspreads at kickoff than the 19 pts vs PSU. 

Why are you so Pro-PSU in this game when the game is at home, and we are one of the 2 best teams in the country regardless of who we have played to date? 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Again, I'm not pro-PSU any more than you're a pedophile (see: I can make up fake labels for people, too...that is, unless you are one).

But as far as final rankings go, Iowa finishing ahead of PSU? You're just talking out of your ass now. Iowa has four losses already; PSU projects to no more than three. So we'll see, genius. We'll see.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

Did Joe Know?  

What do you think?

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LilTrautie's picture

Nothing about the Basketbucks’ marquee matchup against Stetson tonight??

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BucksHave7's picture

Im up for that!

And I thought Stetson was in Dallas area, its not.  I expect the Bucks to roll against the Hatters tonight.

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BuxLax's picture

I thought it was in Cape Hatteras, NC !

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IGotAWoody's picture

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

I'm definitely pumped for this game. Patience is hard to find.

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GareBear's picture

Plenty of patients after the game, I'm sure. 

Michigan sucks

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BucksHave7's picture

And here I thought the Rutgers cheerleader when watching live was showing good sportsmanship for us during the game when we scored.   

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BucksHave7's picture

My sign for Saturday........

Why Micah driving a new Cadillac?

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

That recruitment was a high-wire act. I'm glad he's let his playing do the talking since he's been at Happy Valley. Kid can play.

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NHBuckeye's picture

IF, James Franklin were to leave PSU for USC, and Parsons entered the Transfer Portal because of the coaching change, I wonder if Ohio State would have the green light to pursue him?  Would the NCAA come sniffing back around from that infraction where Parson was on the Game Day set?  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Dstacify's picture

Maybe it was solely due to Meyer but from what I've heard Parsons' family and OSU had a falling out towards the end of his recruitment. Last year Micah's dad publically accused Meyer of not being all in on his son from what I remember. Maybe now that Day is HC bridges could be rebuilt (Micah is more than talented enough to play at OSU).

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

From the Corey Dennis article. Interesting quote by the Urbanator:

Dennis was named to 247Sports’ 30 under 30 list, recognizing the sport’s rising stars under the age of 30. Meyer noted that the best coaches in the country are rarely former superstar players — he was a walk-on at Cincinnati, Nick Saban had an undistinguished career at Kent State, and Dabo Swinney walked on at Alabama.

Wish he'd stay on in C-bus, but like Luke Fickell, Coach Dennis will have to take his own career journey. Best wishes to him and his family.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Gratefulbuck's picture

Ryan Day. Not exactly a distinguished career as a player, either. 

Mornin, HarleyMan 

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

G'Day, Grateful.

Good call on Coach Day.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

The same can be said for MLB managers. 

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Wargor's picture

Coaching is about brains, and as a player you need to have them to compensate for not being the most gifted athlete.  

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Dstacify's picture

I remember a lot of OSU fans hated Corey Dennis being on staff at first because like Greg Schiano, Zach Smith, and Bill Davis he was here primarily due to his relationship with Meyer. Well, it seems Meyer looks like more of a genius now for bringing him on board then we thought. The guy clearly understands football having played the sport and has done good work with the QBs the last two years. I wouldn't be shocked if he becomes a fast riser similar to Hartline in a few years.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Evan Turner is The King now. 

That was some move, but Evan is still The Villain .

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Dstacify's picture

I never thought I'd say this in large part due to the way he got the job here but Corey Dennis may be in line for a promotion soon. He's done good work with the QBs since he's been here (incidentally does anyone know how involved he is on the recruiting trail, I'm not sure how much GAs partake in the recruiting side of CFB or not).

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Piss off Micah - you choose your fate and this Saturday will only enhance and permanently cement that everlasting bitter taste you have in your mouth! 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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buckeyenut74's picture

Actually pretty sure he was going to be a Buckeye, until the game day debacle and Ohio State wasn’t allowed to recruit him.  

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

A) It literally wasn't his fault and..

B) 

"It's so easy to be average...to HELL WITH THAT" - Urban Meyer

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