Need to be 1-0 this week. Nothing else matters until after 3:30
"Why doesn't Ohio State put a logo on their helmet? Because they'd rather cover it with your misery.
Block by block, hit by hit, score by score. Football is art, and the helmet is their canvas." - Doug Stamper
It's got to be just me, but I have had this feeling that these "let down" games we have experienced in the past like Iowa & Purdue were something with it being Urban Meyer led teams. Before you react, let me say I LOVE URBAN and I think he's a top 3 coach all-time. But something with Ryan Day just clicks, the Buckeyes have that "straight up dawgs" swagger to them it feels like. I think PSU is gonna be shocked at what just hit them and leaving them questioning if they should even be in the top 25 anymore. This is a hungry team with something to prove after hearing about LSU's "great" win's all year long. I can't wait for Saturday, go Bucks!
I actually agree with this. Obviously Urban's track record needn't be expanded upon. He's elevated this program from locker room leadership, to recruiting and Buckeye Faithful will always be thankful for what He's done. He's made life much easier for Ryan Day as a first year head coach as well. However, his play calling had gotten stale, and I feel as though He'd lost his competitive edge. (I could go on, but I don't want to dig myself into a hole I may not be able to shovel myself out of so I'll keep this short and sweet.) I think it was time for some new blood anyways. Day's leadership seems to rub off on the players, and they play noticeably more loose then they did with Urbs, but it's all business when the ball goes flying off the tee. (Soooo business casual I guess? Lol)
I believe we saw some of the Jacks in Day's deck vs Wisconsin. Can't wait to see the kings,queens,aces, and spades against better opposition.
Well done yinzer anat.
the elite coaching staff will elevate our 4-5* players to thwart the nits and render them helpless like a dumpster floating down rt 51 or a bus sinking into a hole in the ground.
I completely agree with two exceptions. Meyer never had a QB as good as Fields, not even Haskins. While it will be a good game early, PSU is overrated and will melt under the OSU pressure.
It's not the offense that's alot different. It the D. We have a game wrecking D and game changer called Young. And the offense feeds off that. Urban never concentrated on the defensive staff like Day has.
"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Whoever heard of a mellow winner."
Your comment is money, although Penn State isn’t a trap game. The 2017 Iowa game was the week after the Penn State game, so it was more of a let down (along the lines of Minnesota’s let down at Iowa after beating PSU two weeks ago). Many of us saw Purdue coming with the defense and run games being putrid.
Day’s greatest contributions have been the replacement of the D staff, placement of true guards and centers on the interior of the O line (vs tackle sized players across the board), and seldom use of designed QB runs.
I agree that we will take this game pulling away. Clifford runs might be their best offense and our LB speed and D line push will hamper that.
Day is better at in game adjustments. Urban seemed to be good at pre-game. Under Urban, we seemed to do best in the 1st and 3rd quarters. Under Day, we seem to do best in the 2nd quarter, then the game is basically over.
Cautiously optimistic of your assessment. I feel that way too. I hope you are right and that Coach Day lays the wood to Penn St. and doesn’t let up this weekend.
(my comment was in response to Buckeye13 above. Fat fingered it I guess. Have s great day Buckeye faith ful!)
I heard it said before the season started with Urban everything was tense and it was a chore to be around the Woody. Now everything is loose and easy and fun to be around and maybe have a woody lol. I also noticed that he started hiring x head coach's more. That is not always a good thing to many chiefs and not enough Indians. Those cats have huge ego's and like things their way not sure.
Personally, I believe a teams swagger and fire comes from the leaders in the locker room not the coaching staff.
I think this is a special team with special student-athlete leaders who inspire all 85 members to play hard for their brothers.
I agree. I'll start by saying I believe a big part of why the Buckeyes are so great so far this year is because of what UFM built. And we're reaping the benefits of having UFM recruiting with Ryan Days X's and O's. I love what UFM has done for the program but I think he became very predictable to play against.
Can’t wait to see the Buckeyes knock the smug look from Franklin’s face.
Fields of Dreams
i'm looking forward to seeing the buckeyes knock dabo swinney down a little bit. you know, your comment got me thinking-
the buckeyes have the chance to beat 3 of the BIGGEST horses asses in college football coaching this year in harbaugh, franklin and swinney - all while winning a national title - it doesn't get ANY sweeter than that!
That would be quite the trifecta!!!
Take both of them down. Franklin is in way over his head and little ole swinney cant keep his mouth shut. Oh by the way, add JH to the list just because.
BEAT PENN ST
I dunno. I dont think God will let it happen. Dabo gives 10 praise golly gee willikers before bed every night and bakes jesus and apple pie.
Dude is fake as hell
Shoe. Will. Be. ROCKIN'!
Barney Fife lives, and he lives among us.
A 42-17 win would almost assure that OSU regains that #1 spot.
This game has more riding on it than any since 2006. There have been several important games since but this one is more or less an elimination game. It's not likely a non conference champion makes the playoffs.
I’d argue the 2016 game against TTUN was bigger (it was essentially the quarterfinal for the playoff). I agree though that this seems like one of the bigger games in recent memory especially with how late it is into the season. Win or you can kiss your playoff hopes goodbye
i think he's talking about games with penn st
I still think this game is closer than our fan base thinks. Maybe it’s the scarring from the 90s, but whenever Ohio State seems unbeatable, that’s when I’m the most apprehensive.
it's just not the home crowd - vegas set the betting line and it aint close.
Great point. Everyone sees what we're seeing.
Yep. I’m expecting a single score game in the 4th quarter. For the record, I also expected the same against Cincinnati and Wisconsin so what do I know.
yea, wiscy is what sold me on this teams talent - i thought that would be a game -and it wasn't. even at 10-0 at the half - buckeyes dominated badgers in the first half.
I also remember sitting on the front 2 inches of my couch for the first half of CIncinnati uncertain if we could knock them out. I was frightened UC and Fickel might know something.
I was wrong and it’s been a great ride ... all downhill.
C'mon man. Admit you were one of the ones who thought Cincinnati was going to be a real test. CINCINNATI. They've been proving you wrong every week since then.
The season's almost over. It's time to enjoy this team while it lasts.
Not sure how close it will be but PSU won't score more points than Rutgers did.
My thought exactly. You beat me to it. As a side note, I'm showing my age.
High stakes, but talent mis match is biggest since we have played them the last 5 years
DAMN this is fun. I remember the Bruce era and the early Cooper era when the Bucks were irrelevant. To think there are hopefully 5 more games, this really REALLY is a flippin' blast!
i wish i could downvote that comment a hundred times. and if you do remember, you'd remember earl bruce wasn't nearly as bad a football coach as john cooper. i can't believer you'd throw bruce in with cooper.
No mention about one coach being better than the other coach...only that the Buckeyes weren’t relevant at the time.
After his first year, Earle and his team were irrelevant in the CF championship. No sane person can argue this.
How many Big Ten titles did Bruce win?
You seem to be collecting the downvotes on his behalf.
I’m with you, those were dark days indeed.
Rece Davis, "There's Auburn at 15 with 3 great losses." I mean, I kind of get it, but who on that team is excited about how they almost won 3 times, but have a 3 in the L column? Personally I'm tired of the quality losses being a consistent motif... I get it coming up from time to time, but it seems to be a point of emphasis every week.
Pretty soon it'll be 4 great losses for Auburn. They'll probably move up a spot or two after.
It's only a "consistent motif" in the sec....everybody else drops when they lose!
Year for what?
The thing is when you are talking about three playoffs it is all about predictive analytics.
Based on Auburn's 3 quality losses we can reliably predict that in the playoff they'll get another quality loss...
Business. Nothing personal, its just business.
Buckeyes 54 Penn State 10
You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. Urban Frank Meyer
As far as I'm concerned, it is ALWAYS personal when we beat Penn State.
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
If this game was a white-out in Happy Valley I would be more worried. Hopefully the weather holds and is decent for the game.
If Ohio State can score 59-0 against Penn State then play Minnesota and score 59-0. We could see 1 ranking again.
45-24-Nuff said! Wear them down with Larry Johnson led,Chase Young charged D! Run the ball and stop the run!! Next stop “Turdsville”!!! Go Bucks!!!!!
PSU scores 24 and I eat my keyboard.
Seriously I don't understand these predictions. Talk up the defense and then predict they'll score 24. It's like we've been watching different teams all season
Garbage time points my friend,there’s always usually garbage time points in BLOWOUTS!
That's OK, medium. I don't understand predictions this week that have us winning by 30+ points......as if we are playing Central or Western Michigan.
Well Mr. Harley’s ghost,don’t do that. I originally had score as 45-28 earlier in week. By Saturday it might be 45-21,maybe 45-17 lol. With #2 back maybe they only get 13..
The same people who want Penn State to lose every week are going to be the ones on here talking about how pumped they are for this game
2x account suspension survivor
And what? I'm pumped for them to lose every week.
If you didn’t want this to be a Top 10 matchup, for whatever reason, don’t take any extra excitement in this week being one of the biggest games of the year.
Higher ranked opponents mean better qualifying WINS to impress committee!
That is true, but that’s not even my main reasoning. I just want to be entertained and I want to watch Ohio State play in big games as much as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I want Ohio State to blow PSU and Michigan out, I’m not saying I want the actual game to be entertaining but I want the buildup all week to be off the charts!
I got you realist,I really don’t care about hype,I’m like ready to go Sunday morning so I try to ignore the hype lol
Pretty good bet the HC from PSU has really hairy feet! Not sure how PSU is behind Utah but also not sure why PSU seldom plays OSU or scUM on the road at night...but ALWAYS is a whiteout for PSU.
"When you help someone up a hill, you get that much closer to the top yourself..."
Not cool dude. I have hairy feet. I don’t come to this site to feel bad about my hairy feet.
Well then I guess today just ain't your lucky day, Sasquatch.
I am still damaged by the 90's. I can never feel confident until the game is in control. I have anxiety that we will lose games we should win. I know we are the better team but I just hope we show up and show off.
I drink bum juice like you for breakfast.
You don't have to look back to the 90's to see games we lost but should have won
From the double posting I would say irreparable damage. Fans who survived the Cooper era can relate to your anxiety. I would be one of them.
A lot are overlooking that this game is the last in front of the home crowd and in the Shoe for most of the seniors and draft-eligible juniors. For Chase, you know it's not just about coming back for a big game, it's also his last in the Shoe (book it). Cooper on the other side, Landers in the middle, KJ Hill, etc etc... it will be emotional for so many reasons, but I bet you we will get an unbelievable show this Saturday as they leave their final mark on our historic program.
Much love to those playing their last games in the Shoe.
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
I expect psu to start the smack talk early
Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not
The ACC not having a single team ranked is an absolute joke
*besides clemson ofc*
"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller
Yet my Bears drafted a guy who was only good enough to start 13 games in this basketball conference..
I sacked him in high school and I wasn't the best at football
That’s fuckin awesome! LMAO,I’m surprised it wasn’t a strip sack,scoop and score!! As you can see if you looked,I don’t vote cuz we’re all here to give opinions etc. I have accidentally hit 1 each,this was my first genuine vote!
These types of scenarios scare the hell out of me. Ohio State is just a loss away on Saturday from having their season completely ruined. No B1G title, no playoff appearance, etc. This is by far the biggest game of the year and little of it has to do with PSU’s ranking. I’m already feeling nervous and it’s just Tuesday.
This is definitely where I parked my car.
Don't worry. Ryan Day will have this team ready with a kick ass game plan in hand. That's all we need for a 3 score win because OSU has more talent across the board and they're playing at the Shoe. This game comes down to preparation and motivation. As long as the coaching staff does their job we will witness a pummeling of the blue pus*ies.. who doesn't like to pummel a blue pu*sy?
Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0
Even a below average Penn State fan knows that if they win out they're in the CFP.
There was a time in my youth when family and friends would come to me over games being played that weekend to ask who was going to win what game. I use to be damn good at even better then Vegas but that was in my youth before ending up marring Satans Seed and having to deal with it on a daily. That when I lost all interest in games other that tOSU. I even gave up NFL Games. But if I was to pick the score now I would say halftime score is tOSU 31 PSU 7 or 10. Then 3rd tOSU 45 PSU 10 or 13. With the Starters in for the first drive of the 4 th then the backups...
ESPN sure worked hard tonight building up Texas am and auburn. All about getting Alabama in
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
+UV, but 'Bama without Tua or Hurts is not getting in.
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.
I think one could make a solid argument, based on body of work, that Penn State should be ranked ahead of Alabama and Georgia right now.
Can’t wait for Saturday!
Please hear me out. I get all the star rankings and HS Coaches talking up their guys. The ridiculous fast times, high and long jumps, recruits saying all the right things? However, there is the unknown of family, grades, drive to succeed ( remember HS guys are always the big man on campus, how do they handle being guy on low on totem pole?) And let’s not forget, yes I will say it, in a lot of communities how to avoid the corner and quick buck?
With mostly college and football players paying for every other sanctioned college sport, the NCAA has opened a huge can of shit without thinking of the particulars. Can you have an agent? If so what role does he play? Do the Chase Young’s, JK Dobbins and Justin Fields drive around in Bentleys and not draw ire of the FG holder who just bailed them out? I said many years ago college football players who make the cash register ring should get something over and above the walk on. Where is that line? They should definitely get some reward for their likeness and profitability of what they bring in. How in the world do you divide it up? The NCAA has not even begun to address all the problems this will bring. Just as an example, who and how should athletes hire an agent? That alone right now is a huge issue. Does an agent front money to an athlete against future earnings? And if so what is fair for the agent and what is fair for the athletes? Then insurance against injury, where is that line drawn? It won’t be long before athletes want out after their Sophomore season to cash in. What happens when a coach wants to redshirt to save a year of eligibility, hello lawsuit.
Ive been thinking about this for years and I have no doubt players should profit from their likeness. I just don’t think it’s been very well thought out. This is just my opinion and only that, the difference between those who have and the have nots are going to widen by a huge margin. Year in and year out the field of CFP teams are growing smaller and smaller. You think it’s bad now, wait until the agents, spiffs, Bentleys and everything else that will fall out from this will only make the halves from the have nots even bigger.
I didn’t mean to create a huge mountain out of a molehill, but that’s exactly what’s coming.
West Palm Buckeye
Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.
That teams players should receive a % of the total proceeds from their particapation in a bowl game or play off games .
They say that every single year - “there’s a lot of discussion about teams 4-8.” But guess who 4 and 5 are after all that “discussion and debate.”
We are in a very difficult position. In order to jump LSU, we need to thrash Penn State and still make them look like a Top 10 team.
It’s time to put on the ass kickin’ boots, Men.
It may not be the biggest or most important on the national level, but certainly the biggest to date for OSU.wisconsin would have been top 4 but lovie smith took that away from us. Would have been better had psu not lost to Minnesota. A top ten win is all we need. Multible sec teams still touting auburn, texas and TAMU as quality wins despite 3 or more losses. The committee still trying to pawn off the UGA's carolina loss @ home as a good loss despite one of their 5 losses to fcs power AppyState, Llllllloyd Carr feels vindicated. And we all know how important feelings are despite the facts for our leaders.
MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS
How I feel with the games that are coming up on the schedule
PSU fan here guys... best of luck Saturday, and hoping for a decent game. Reasonable PSU fans know we will have to play nearly perfect with OSU having an off day. That said, I'll be less pissed if three things happen: (1) we play well and simply lose the game to a better team (2) attempt one f*cking screen pass (3) Franklin doesn't get massively out-coached in the second half.
PSU fan here as well. The key is hitting Fields. We fid it to Haskins last year and he hated it. Not worried about Dobbins... but am concerned about passing game.
Meet Chase Young, Chase Young meet PaGuy.
Fear not, Buckeyes, if things get out of hand early, you can tune into Bama vs. THE Western Carolina Catamounts. It is, afterall.........
SEC! SEC! CHICKENSHIT SATURDAY! aka
SEC! SEC! CUPCAKE CLASSIC SATURDAY!
OH-IO living BACK IN COLUMBUS after 32 years in the ATL.
Side wager? You Buckeye fans are awfully confident
I hope yall do win. I would hate to see more death threats sent to your QB. Ridiculous.
1st post Go Bucks!! Bleed scarlet and grey since circa 1975 (Experimental Blood transfusion)
"I Drink and I know things"..Tyrion Lannister
Your 1st post.... here’s an upvote.
I will be partying about 4:00 pm on Saturday
Well the first round of the playoff starts Saturday.
Glad this is an elite noon game because I want to party all day.
Yeah my goal is drink a beer for every point TOSU wins by, and a shot for every sack by #2, I got two cases and a fifth lol Hoping for alcohol poisoning/stomach pump etc...
Here's to hoping you pass out way before the game clock runs out, thanks to The Predator, alone. ;)
He's a large Homo Sapien
Penn State has been living on the edge. Most games with competitive teams are single digit wins. The last two games Penn State quickly created big leads. This year if that don't happen, starters are rested at the 4th quarter. ichigan seniors will sit out The Game claiming to save themselves for the NFL Draft. Ohio State wins big. 45-17
Go to Iowa and see how that goes.. oh wait. We got screwed in Iowa and had that game by 2 tds. Sorry but OSU has played a soft schedule. Props to them-for dominating but be careful- PSU is not Mich St or Maryland.
And props for going 9-1 in your same soft schedule. Take out a non-ranked Pitt you barely won against and replace it with a non-ranked Nebraska or a top 20 Iowa and replace it with a top 20 Cincy and we have the same schedule. Don't play that bullshit game in here.
Penn State blows! They would have lost to the Walmartrines if it wasn't for some incredibly bad calls on behalf of the worst officials in the B1G! I can't imagine that PSU will score more than a field goal or two.
Bad calls? Like the phantom opi against us in Minn or Patterson not getting in on fourth down.
Penn State fan here... all respect fo OSU. That said, we are not Rutgers... ever seen a team dismissed as much as PSU. We have beaten Iowa on the road and Mich at home. Ohio St- Wisconsin... Cincy.. really? Wisconsin is slow on defense. We played our worst game of the year against Minnesota yet amassed 520 yards and should have had the ball at the two. What qbs have you faced? Penix? Coan? Leiwerke? Please. Clifford has actually more yards passing and almost the same yds rushing as Fields. He has better skill plsyers but we also have 60 guys on our three deep that are underclassmen. But we are Rutgers. smh
Ahhh yes....now we have some kindling for the fire....thank you PaGuy70. Good luck Saturday.
I just want a good game. It’s not only the OSU fans, nobody gives PSU a chance. I have watched my team play and they have athletes that might just surprise.
No Hamler...no chance..
"They couldn't beat me with two Xichigan coaches. So they had to come down here and take a coach that I trained." -Woody Hayes
Every time since PSU joined the B10 I had to listen how everyone is against PSU and they get all the bad calls against them. I hear your fans say we should leave the B10 and join the ACC. Well do it because the problem with PSU is they are like a guy getting married late in life and use to coming and going as you please along with getting your way all the time. Well now your married and you can't have it like that any more. Fixing your own slates any way you choose. Not sure if you ever noticed how many byes PSU has had before you play us and this year before the Michigan game. You and ND need to form your own conference because YOU ARE two peas in a pod and both spoiled. Lastly find another team like Pitt to be your rival because your not ours or ever will be. PSU and Pumpkin Head deserve one another.
Why am I nervous about this game? Maybe because of the results of the past 2 years plus the fact that we haven't laid our perennial egg yet. I know this is a completely different coached team and I am hoping that is the difference, but damn this one has me walking on egg shells. Just win baby. Nothing else matters.