Rank Urban Meyer's Seasons at Ohio State

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TBDBITL DAD's picture

2015 should be higher. Any year you beat the shit out of _ichigan and Notre Dame is a good year.

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BrutusB's picture

Counterpoint: if you have possibly the most talented OSU team ever you can't lose at home to a team playing its backup QB.

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TBDBITL DAD's picture

True but 2017 and 2016 he has ranked higher but they were 2 loss seasons. One loss to me is better than 2.

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BrutusB's picture

One loss to me is better than 2.

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TBDBITL DAD's picture

Haha. I am not that douchebag.

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BuckeyeInDenver's picture

I hear you, but 2017 belongs at #2. It's the only year, other than '14, that Urban was able to win the B1G.

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cledaybuck's picture

To me, the Big Ten Championship in in 2017 and making the playoff in 2016 plus more good wins puts it above 2015 for me even with two losses.

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Buckeye4life23's picture

2014

2012

2017

2015

2016

2013

I am here for the same reason you are.

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THE's picture

Same for me, too. 

2014 might be the best coaching job I have ever seen.  Lose your veteran QB in summer not long before the season.  Take a RS freshman most of the way who then gets hurt against Michigan - where the original 3rd stringer then vaults himself to legendary status bringing home the natty.  A trash OL who eventually gelled to perhaps the best in the nation.  An early devastating and resounding loss at home that only brought the team together.  A statement win against a then near all time Sparty D.  A missing player eventually found dead.  A defense that in one season went from all time bad to lights out.  Sneaking in to the playoffs last minute due to a 59-0 win with your 3rd QB - then slaying Bama and destroying Oregon.  Beating all 3 Heisman finalists in the last 3 games.  2014 was a phenomenal coaching job.

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steve-OH's picture

I agree with this one.

I do however have so much angst about ranking that 2015 season that high. Part of me wants to rank it at the very bottom. That year should have been a repeat year. And instead, it was a year that we were stuck in 3rd gear most of the season until the last 2 games. Roster full of absolute studs and we lost that game to Sparty and since the committee hadn't yet decided that they don't care when you lose (like this year), we were left on the outside looking in. 

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rockyincbus's picture

SAME

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Hovenaut's picture

Seems right to me, Cleday.

Man, that 2015 was damn frustrating.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture
  1. 2014
  2. 2012
  3. tie: 2015 & 2013
  4. tie: 2016 & 2017

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

The only season that truly stung for me was 2013 with how it ended with the Sparty loss, Clemson loss, and Braxton getting hurt. That was just a very low point. I got over the Clemson loss last season and the 2015 team just lost at the worst possible time.

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OSUBias's picture

The fact that a 12-2 season qualifies as a really low point is evidence that we are in a mighty good phase of football. Just gotta topple that damn elephant off the top of the mountain...

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cledaybuck's picture

2013 was a Cooper special, losing the last two games of the year.

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BeaverOhioBuckeye's picture

1. 2014

2. 2012

3. 2017

4. 2015

The rest are ties.

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InTressITrust's picture
  1. 2014 - Like you said this is obvious
  2. 2017 - Won the B1G so some solid hardware
  3. 2015 - Most talented team just lost the one game they couldn't 
  4. 2012 - Undefeated but the ceiling was only being B1G Division Champions
  5. 2013 - At least they won the division with a shot at the B1G
  6. 2016 - The Clemson loss was hard to watch plus no B1G Division crown to claim

I went off memory here so I may have a few of the years wrong.

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

1. 2014

2. 2017

3. 2012

4. 2015

5. 2016

6. 2013

And Toledo still sucks.

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LCT's picture

Rank Urban Meyer's Quarterbacks @ Ohio State

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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LCT's picture

Actually don't

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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RK84's picture

Braxton then everyone else.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

1. JT

2. Cardale

3. Braxton

4. Guiton

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huntinwabbits's picture

I got this:

Braxton Miller
Cardale Jones
Kenny Guiton
Dwayne Haskins
Joe Burrow
Tate Martell
Evan Spencer
Stephen Collier
Torrance Gibson
Justin Cook
Nick Tensing
Luke Morgan
Kory Curtis
JT Barrett

Obviously JT last because he only set every record and Evan Spencer did have a ridiculous throw which bumps him up high...
 

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619nut's picture

1. Cardale Jones (won the natty) 

2. Braxton Miller (man were those offensive hard to stop)

3. Kenny Guiton (never lost a game)

4. JT Barrett :P (Virginia tech 14, Michigan state 2015, Clemson 2016, Oklahoma 2017, USC 2017, IOWA 2017!!!!) <--- those were some ugly games, none of those other guys had games like these.

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joebuckeye's picture

2014

2012

2017

2015

2013

2016

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810Buck's picture
  1. 2014
  2. 2012 - what more can you ask them to do?
  3. 2015 - seconds away from perfect again.
  4. 2017
  5. 2016
  6. 2013 - ended in a big woof.
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southalabamabuckeye's picture

2014 - easy 

2012 - did a lot with a roster that went 6-7 the previous year

2016 - made CFP as youngest team in nation

Tie 2015 and 2017 - what could have been seasons

2013 - what was that? ending to the season

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FunZone's picture

2016 - made CFP as youngest team in nation

The worst part about the Clemson loss is that this fact gets criminally overlooked

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

The national title run comes in at #1, I'd put the 12-0 season next even though there was no post season run, then the fiesta bowl season vs. ND, then this past season, then beyond that I just want to forget to be honest. Losses to Clemson, Michigan State, those coming in the post season are a bummer.

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

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kmp10's picture

2014 B1G Title

2012 Undefeated

2017 B1G Title

2015 Best team in college football hands down 

2013 Worst silver bullet defense in a LONG time

2016 Beginning of the offensive offense 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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cledaybuck's picture

2015 Best team in college football hands down

They may have had the most talent, but it is hard to say they were the best with the loss to an MSU team without their starting QB and serious struggles against the likes of NIU and IU.

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kmp10's picture

I hear you, CB... but I believe, with the way that team buzz sawed thru ttun and ND, and with the absurd amount of talent on the roster, had they been given an opportunity in the playoff they would have won the entire thing running away. Hypothetical, I know, but that's how good they were. They were also uninspired and simply going through the motions at times, and that was on Meyer. IMO, 2015 was Meyer's poorest coaching job at OSU, but the team he built was crazy good. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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cledaybuck's picture

Unfortunately, we will never know.  Ironically, considering the message boards these days, that team didn't look good (with one giant exception) until JT was inserted back at QB.

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bd2999's picture

That is true and I admit the MSU loss was bad, but it was also one of those losses that count like it was more than one. It happens, but that team was the most talented. Honestly, if they just kept giving the ball to Zeke on the MSU game than they had a solid shot at winning. Still confused why that wasn't just the strategy by default.

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loverbuck's picture

You think JT looked good passing for 45 yrds for the game and having more carries than Zeke Elliot in a game that cost them the chance to repeat as NC's? Its also the same game that Zeke called out the coaching staff for running Barrett more than him and announced he wasn't coming back.  I think I'll side with Zeke on this one and 2015 was bar far the worst coaching job of any OSU coach in my lifetime.

If Saban had OSU's 2015 roster he would have steam rolled every opponent and he sure as shit wouldn't have played Barrett at all that year.

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OSU56's picture

2018...all the rest are not important going forward.

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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ohst8buxCP's picture

Thanks for the insight..........

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cledaybuck's picture

I'm kind of surprised so many people have 2016 so low.  It is the only other CFP season and had some great wins @OU, @UW, and an all timer against UM.  Would people of been happier if we had not made it and beat SC in the Rose Bowl rather than lay an egg against Clemson?

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Would people of been happier if we had not made it and beat SC in the Rose Bowl rather than lay an egg against Clemson?

The JT haters certainly wouldn't have been happy.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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MrRager's picture

1. 2014(come on)

2. 2017&2012( both hold a special place in my heart where even though we weren't national champs, we came pretty damn close)

4. 2016 - team beat some really tough teams on the road, youngest team to make the playoffs, ultimately curb stomped. But that doesn't take away from the thrilling OT Wisconsin game or the michigan game

5. 2015 - a team with all the talent in the world but ultimately could not seem to get it done.

6. 2013 - Much like 2015, played a lot of close games but literally no hardware to show for at the end of the season. 

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WildBear Buckeye's picture

This is hard because I would rank differently depending on the criteria: game outcomes vs job the coaches did. Despite better (though still in need of much improvement) coaching in 2017 vs 2015, the 2015 record is better. But the coaching prior to The Game in 2015 was just short of criminal. Then there's 2016, with defensive coaching and performance beyond reproach, but highly, HIGHLY questionable coaching on offense. Hard to tell if 2016 or 2015 coaching job on offense was worse because of the talent disparity. I'm leaning toward worse job in 2015 because of what we're seeing out of Elliott and Thomas in the pros, not to mention a 1st round pick at LT and two future Rimington winners on the line. Oh, and speaking of letting the best players play ... can you imagine the tandem of Bell and Hooker at safeties in 2015?

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

2014 (National champs, B1G champs)

2017 (B1G champs, Cotton Bowl champs)

2015 (Fiesta Bowl champs)

2016 (Made playoffs, lost in semis)

2012 (12-0)

2013 (at least beat TTUN)

Class of 2010.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I know that you wanted to rank them based on accomplishments, which is pretty easy IMO -
1. 2014 - division, conference, and national champs (undefeated in B1G)
2. 2017  - division, conference, and NY6 Bowl Champs (1 B1G loss)
3. 2015  - co-division and NY6 Bowl Champs (1 B1G loss)
4. 2016 - co-division champs (1 B1G loss, blown out in CFP Semis)
5. 2013 - division champs (undefeated regular season, lost B1GCG and BCS Bowl)
6. 2012 - undefeated regular season, not eligible for postseason play/recognition

However, if I were to rank them based on joy and disappointment derived from what was expected and how the season unfolded (which you didn't ask, lol) it would look quite different -
1. 2014
2. 2012
3. 2016
4. 2013
5. 2017
6. 2015

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

2012 - good ol' gino

2013 - choke job - run carlos on 4th and 1

2014 - superb coaching

2015 - choke job - learn how to play in wet weather

2016 - did best he could with youngest team in nation

2017 - choke job - not prepared @ Iowa

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BrutusB's picture

I don't think '13 was a choke.  We overachieved to even get there.  That team was just not very good.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Could agree there to a point, but you still run your battering ram on 4th and one...lol

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ohst8buxCP's picture

2014

2012

2015

2017

2013

2016

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kjonesATX's picture

2014 as number 1 is easy.

I think 2017 and 2012 are safely in the 2/3 spots, in some order. Depends on personal opinion. I put 2017 higher. BIG title and major bowl win. You can debate we would have or could have won one or both in 2012, but they didn't due to circumstances Urban had nothing to do with. Still, perfection was nice.

Bottom three would be the other seasons. I think you are splitting hairs, and they are all good seasons. They all had some level of disappointment or hiccup, but they also all had some accomplishments. I'd put 2016 at 4 (making playoff), 2015 at 5 (major bowl win), and 2013 at 6 (neither). But they are super close.

After further review, same ranking as the OP.

But his worst season is still better than Michigan's best season of the last 6, that's for sure. 

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All Ok Jumpmaster's picture

2012 is actually #1

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thebrig's picture

2014

2015

2012

2017

2016

2013

Never forget how we got screwed in 98

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Buck298's picture

When architect Frank Lloyd Wright was asked, what is your best project, he said, "My next one!"

I kind of like that philosophy.

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Bucks2TheNatty's picture

2014: National Champs. Clear #1. 

2012: Ohio State Football Is Back Baby! 

BIG GAP

2015: The most talented team of my lifetime. Season was frustrating as hell, but the last 2 games were fun. 

2017: Damn You Iowa bastards. 

2013: Braxton was just so much fun to watch. 

2016: This is the season we made Penn State relevant again and got our asses kicked by Clemson. That’s enough to outweigh the awesomeness of the “Basic Defense” game and “The Game”. Just a dreadful feeling. 

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Bucks2TheNatty's picture

A lot of my ranking was about how much shit I had to hear from the SEC mouth breathers I interact with on a daily basis and how strong my comebacks were that could shut them the hell up. 

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thedewman10's picture

Don’t feel bad. The SUC has OOC schedules set up to make sure a team gets in. So all they have to do is play 1 good game in conference away and they play almost zero true OOC away games. Cudo’s to GA at Notre Dame. Smile and tell them to do what they probably do anyway....screw themselves.

TheDewMan10

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buckeyearchie76's picture

I am not going to bash the coaches---well maybe a little-.  But, I believe that the 2015 Buckeyes were even better than the 2014 team.  I really had flashbacks watching the Alabama--Georgia of that cold, dreary Saturday when we lost to MSU.  As you recall, it was a lousy weather day and J T could not pass anywhere near what he needed to do in that rain.  And Cardale was available--but not used.  A couple of passes might have opened up that Spartan defense.  That is on the coaches--period. And we will never know why Zeke had about 6 carries.  Maybe he was sicker than anyone knew.  But, that cost us a shot at playing in the Playoffs.  Very frustrating watching a freshman quarterback with no starts rip Georgia the other night.  What could have been if Cardale would have played in that game?  Love him or hate him--Saban and the Alabama coaches had the balls to make that change.  And we did not!  I will end the way I started--that 2015 team could have won back to back championships if our coaches had the balls that Saban had the other night. GO BUCKS!  P S --for me that game stings more than the beating Clemson put on us last year!

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GINNandjuice's picture

National title or it didnt happen

All Glory is Fleeting

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tlammers1996's picture

1. 2014

2. 2012

3. 2015

4. 2017

5. 2016

6. 2013

Let's party Columbus

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TheVictoryBell's picture

This gets really tough after 2014 at #1. For me it's 

1. 2014

2. 2012 (They beat everybody in front of them)

3. 2017 (Big Ten champs and capping it off with a drubbing of USC)

4. 2016 (ExcludIng the playoff game this was a great season. 3 top ten wins including a road win at Oklahoma and the classic against Michigan).

5. 2015 (This team underachieved but they put a beating on Michigan in the Big House then followed it up by doing the same to ND).

6. 2013 (This team just didn't have the type of defense that we're accustomed to as Ohio State fans). 

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