AP Poll: Ohio State Falls to No. 11 After Embarrassing Loss to Purdue

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ZekeWeberDobbins's picture

team has regressed EVERY week. our lack of run game is worse than last years pass game.

 

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Yep. But Urban has been preaching about "balance" for years now. "We'll get it fixed" is all we hear now, yet we never fix anything. It just gets worse.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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Crumb's picture

That's a very generous rank. 

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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Knite's picture

Yeah I was thinking around 15 or so. It was a terrible showing Sat. very hard to watch.

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Buckloving's picture

Right Mr Crumb......We're not that good

bobbyd

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Will be ranked in the top ten next week with Florida playing Georgia 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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cbusbornwrldwiderazed's picture

Unless Purdue loses

"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
John Adams

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SweetBabyDave's picture

*When* Purdue loses, as they will inevitably do, like so many teams the week after they play us tough.

How about those feisty gophers, huh?

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

Exactly! Purdue used up everything they had on us. Will be lucky to just get to a bowl now.

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BrutusB's picture

So we're trash talking the team that just beat us by 29 a little over twelve hours ago?

Our fans are obnoxious.

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

This coming from you. Priceless

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martin anderson's picture

At least Brutus speaks his mind and isn't a card carrying member of the scarlet and grey glass wearing Homer crowd.

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

if by “speaking his mind” you mean constantly running down osu fans that might exhibit any excitement or optimism towards the team, then sure. Im guessing you are just like him. Any buckeye fan that loves osu “too much” is a scarlet and grey glass wearing homer. Thank God we have realist like yourself and brutus amongst us to straighten us out.

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martin anderson's picture

Not every OSU fan thinks that the CFP runs thru Columbus, Ohio and that Urban is God's gift to coaching. Yes, I was excited when he was hired but I have since realized that he isn't what I had hoped for. I enjoy OSU football as much as any other fan but I'm not so blind to think that changes need to be made. 

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

Who on this thread is saying that urban is God’s gift to coaching or that the playoffs run through columbus? The original subject was the likelyhood of purdue crapping it pants the rest of the season then brutus comes on with his typical troll comment and leaves.

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cbusbornwrldwiderazed's picture

I wasn't trash talking them, I should have added the /S

"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
John Adams

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

It didn't look like Purdue was struggling to score against us, so I'm not sure they used up everything to get the win.

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Chrisjvaz's picture

We don’t deserve to. It’s all about the jersey. This Team is Overrated. 

Chris V

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Canukbuck's picture

Looks like Joe Burrow made a good decision ......

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BrutusB's picture

I'm not rooting against the guy but the Legend of Joe Burrow is getting a little ridiculous at this point.  He's having a very mediocre season.

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Canukbuck's picture

Hahaha - love the DV's ..... Didn't suggest for a minute that he was better than Dwayne, but he does have a much better team surrounding him right now and he's doing exactly what he has to do to win games, with both his arm and his legs.  No one is afraid of Dwayne's legs at all, so they don't have to waste a man to spy on him, like they did with JT ....

As for mediocre season - ask Haskins if he would trade his record performance last night for a one point win and a 50% completion rate .... Joe has been a class act throughout the process and is leading his team to some major wins, pretty or not .....

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IronPastor's picture

Appreciate your expertise on the subject, but his 50% completion rate would be closer to 65-70% if he had the receivers Dwayne has, and if he had a group like that, LSU would be 8-0.

I live in Baton Rouge and have watched every game and know the players and Joe Burrow has been better than Mediocre.  He is a leader on the team (Dwayne??) and has helped this team offensively that had no one returning to be able to go 7-1.  

While I am glad we have Haskins even with last nights game, give credit where credit is due...Joe Burrow is a really good QB and if LSU beats Bama in 2 weeks, the Legend of Joe Burrow will be Cemented down here because LSU will be primed for a playoff run while we are on the outside looking in....

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Big Horn Buckeye's picture

This is Dwayne’s team and they have taken on his softness.

Dwayne had a touchdown pass to Dixon but bailed on the throw not stepping into an flicked to the corner of the end zone incomplete. The field goal was missed.

Always and forever, Go Bucks!

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stuckupnorth's picture

I agree. LSU defense is the reason. It’s not joe burrow. I hope guy has a great career, however these idiots talking about Haskins have no clue about football. Not only is Haskins physical traits better(yes I know burrow is Michael Vick with his legs) better stats,a better college player, a record setting performance that will be tough to beat at OSU, but also a better NFL prospect while single handily keeping OSU in these games. These games he has been behind( I know it’s all Haskins fault) and has had to lead team back numerous times while the defense gives up 90 yard drive after 90 yard drive, he has done it with sub par coaching no offensive line play and constantly working with penalty. He has done it with poise and class with no DUI or domestic disturbances. That my friend is a leader. He performs and is there for his team. A leader leads by example.People that talk about Joe being a better QB than Haskins are delusional and was never gonna admit that Haskins is better regardless of what each of them do. There is probably 99% of coaches that would take Haskins over Burrow, every NFL GM would take him and the heisman voters think he is better as well. Those people are fools and just want to hate on Haskins worship JT Joe and Meyer with blind faith. Like the parents with bad little kids but will just so happen to look away or not see when their kids are acting a fool. So they don’t have to deal with it. 

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Nutinpa's picture

Take a breath, north.  Take a breath.  You got what you wanted. Our Buckeyes are now Texas Tech.   Congrats. 

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stuckupnorth's picture

With burrow here does it change the fact that the defense has been historically bad. Does it stop teams from marching 90yard drives at will. No one wanted to be Texas tech. People act like if Burrow was here things would be different. I think it would be worse. I and most people agree that Haskins is a far superior player.Imagine if Haskins wasn’t putting up 400-500 yards a game and something else. That’s right leading the ncaa in td passes.Do you really think Burrow would be doing better? Would he make the offensive line be able to blow their man up on 3rd and short. Would our defense be able to sure up the  middle. Would it make Pryor know his assignment, would it stop the false starts, would it stop the linebackers from getting trucked, what about fill the proper holes? Would it add speed to the linebackers or help them wrap up in space. Would it have stopped Moore from going ham last night when the whole stadium knew what was coming? Would  he have helped stopped Moore last night when the whole team missed tackles him and then got outran. I could keep going. To say I wanted Texas tech is crazy talk. I’m gonna assume that you wanted Burrow and also liked JT last year. If Haskins wasn’t here this team would be .500 To say that Burrow would be an upgrade or that its Haskins fault the defense is trash and the coaching staff is being outcoached religiously( read some national opinions many are saying this) is hogwash and foolish.

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stuckupnorth's picture

He said I wished for Texas tech because I said Burrow is not the answer. So I replied on why burrow is not the answer to the problem.He made insinuated if burrow was here our defense would be better and we would be running the ball for 250 and passing for 250.

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Canukbuck's picture

I believe my original statement simply stated that Burrow made a good decision and is playing on a better team right now ..... tell me anyone who wouldn't trade the OSU for LSU defense right now ??  Any takers on switching the offensive lines ??  The LSU backs aren't too shabby and perhaps the LSU receivers aren't as good, although I've seen enough drops of key throws by our receivers (to be fair, they've also made some insanely good catches as well).

Joe left OSU for an opportunity to have playing time.  He's leading the Tigers with his effort, legs and a decent arm (perhaps not as solid as Dwayne's, but certainly he's made some key throws to win games). 

Joe made the right decision and a good one - the whole point of my original comment. 

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Nutinpa's picture

Eh.  Would you like to have that post over again, Brutus?    Eh tu....brute?    

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73buckeye's picture

Why so negative? No one is saying Burrow is a better quarterback, but I do believe he is a better leader than Haskins, at least at this point in both of their careers. Haskins has much more NFL upside considering his throwing skills, but Burrow has provided stability and leadership to a team that has apparently lacked that at quarterback for years. Sit back and enjoy what an old Ohio boy is bringing to the SEC. Hopefully, he can pull a rabbit out of the hat against Alabama. It would be a teriffic accomplishment. 

ernie

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Fort Seneca Steve's picture

Amen to that.  Hoping LSU gets into the championship series, Hawkins goes pro, and Tate wins the Heisman in 2019.

Before there was Larry Bird, there was "Hondo" John Havilcek! The Pride of Martins Ferry, Ohio!

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TarBuck's picture

They will not break the Top 5 again this year unless significant and drastic changes happen right now.

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Steelydan54's picture

We will not break the top 4/5 unless we Beat Michigan. And if we lose another between now and then we might break top 10 if we see above. 

Steelybuck54

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Bucks2K18's picture

As much as I would love to see Bama fall, the only real shot of us making the playoffs is if Bama beats LSU and then beat Georgia in the SEC championship, Notre Dame falls, Oklahoma loses again, AND we win out. Basically, very little chance, but there is a chance

That's a Buckeye touchdown!

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

We have no business in the playoff

11W > work 

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Bucks2K18's picture

Maybe we don't right now, but at the end of the season, if we beat a decent Michigan State team, a good TTUN team, and a decent Wisconsin/good Iowa team, we could build a good resume

That's a Buckeye touchdown!

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mb5599's picture

we are what we are.  this team has not improved from week 1. not going to happen after week 7.

Big B

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Mastro16's picture

2015 OSU would like a word. Smacked around two top-15 teams after losing in week 11.

Sometimes a humbling loss is just what ya need!

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Texbuckbear's picture

Thank you, Purdue, for helping to make this happen.   Losses to Michigan State and/or Michigan will lock it.  We don't need to watch another Clemson-type beat down.  It'll be be bad enough to see this guy smiling.

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chris's picture

They just gave us a Clemson-type beatdown...

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Texbuckbear's picture

At least it wasn't as posing as an actual CFP team.  Just as the AP #2.  Plus, the Buckeyes actually scored some points against Purdue.  Always look on the bright side. :)

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BuckNut_1974's picture

If I was able to uv this I would. This team would get beat worse than we did against Clemson 2 years ago.

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chris's picture

Agreed. Looks like if we win out, 1-loss big 12 champ, ND, Alabama, Clemson get in.

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BigJoe21's picture

We should be a lot lower... the team we saw last night is nowhere near a top 10 team

Our Honor Defend

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BayArea_Buckeye's picture

BUT BUT BUT ....its ok

because we beat Maryland and Rutgers every year....its ok. Glass half full

Urban rocks......all his assistants rock! We are awesome. It doesn't matter. Take a deep breath everybody. We are going to go to another bowl game that won't matter. Yay! 

We are still in the top 25 guys! We are spoiled! GOOO Team! 

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cricejr's picture

Sigh........

I bleed scarlet...literally

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KENTACOHUT's picture

I predicted 11 last night because we always get crushed when we lose a game no one falls out of top 10 like we do and with that said,  we won’t rank up because of the bye week , even with outcome of ga/fla  game.  “Tragic “

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

That's because the AP is moronic........

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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KENTACOHUT's picture

Agreed 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Lol you say that as though losing by fucking 30 to Purdue isnt reason to cause our plummeting in the rankings. We absolutely deserve to fall, possibly farther than 11th.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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KENTACOHUT's picture

Yeah they terrible play is the reason , I’m just flabbergasted , that a team like Clemson can lose to syracuse on the road last year and not drop at all.  We lose granted by almost another 30 points “because we like to do everything big at TOSU” and we drop 9 spots.

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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Nutinpa's picture

9 spots was generous.   And btw....this fan base should never throw shade at Clemson, until we stop being their bitch.  

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BucksHave7's picture

Chris Fowler said it best about UCF.  Just because you get called up to the majors in Sept and bat .400, you are never going to win the batting title, because you haven’t faced the best all season. 

Btw, Fresno has a much higher sagarin rating than UCF.

BucksHave7

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TheDizzle's picture

How are we ahead of Washington State? They're one bs penalty away from being undefeated

"The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish" - Charlie Chaplin

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1-Iron's picture

Wazzu looked way better than we did yesterday.  And those all-gray unis were sick!

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Austezie's picture

I’m interested to see how we bounce back from this.

The whole worlds a circus, don't you be the clown.

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osu992's picture

A look at the average ranking of each team. After OSU proves themselves to be frauds, a top group doesn't get a replacement, as LSU has some doubters, but unlike Clemson and Notre Dame, LSU moves up more than a full spot. Michigan moves up almost two spots, but not quite enough to fully embody the fifth spot. 

Not fully discarding OSU, the Buckeye's become the bottom of a second tier. And while Penn State moves up with the Oregon loss, they move up less than to be expected as the third tier solidifies without them.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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chris's picture

Where do you find this additional data. I'd live to check this every week. Do they have it for coaches poll as well?

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osu992's picture

I made it. It's just an average position where each is ranked based on their point total and the total number of ballots.

Alabama has 1525 points over 61 votes. That's an average of 25 points per ballot. 25 points correlates to 1st place. 1464 points would average 24 points per ballot which correlates to 2nd place.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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seyekcuB's picture

I think Urban lost this team the minute Bosa walked away. #brotherhood?

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BrutusB's picture

We've been getting progressively worse each week.  Blaming it on something that happened a few days ago is dumb.

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BuckeyeJuggernaut's picture

I think that's a huge contributor to the issue. In his defense, perhaps Bosa knows something we don't?

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BeaverOhioBuckeye's picture

These kids simply dont care. It was written all over their faces on the sideline last night. I know I was right behind the bench. The lack luster performances all season are proof we are simply not that good. I never in my life thought that an OSU team would just lay down and the coaches do nothing. It's just sad all around.

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CincyOSU's picture

Bosa leaving has NOTHING to do with the “brotherhood” eroding. Nothing. 

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chris's picture

Do you think some of our guys, either because of Bosa or not, are thinking more about Sundays than Saturdays right now? Honest question. I'm trying to figure out how these blowouts are possible. Could this have something to do with it?

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cricejr's picture

Do you think this just an Ohio State issue? Do you not think that perhaps every single power 5 team has multiple players thinking about playing at the next level?

There are sevwral reasons for getting destroyed but none of them are because players are thinkin about sunday more than Saturday, especially when considering how playing like shit negatively effects that.

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Big Horn Buckeye's picture

Seriously, good point! 

How many top 5 teams get beat by an unranked team by 30 points? Let alone the same school in back to back years?

How did both teams fall apart?

1 similarity is Bosa leaving. Iowa ejected from the game. Purdue left the team... I don’t think this is the reason but ironic.

Always and forever, Go Bucks!

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kmp10's picture

The way this team is playing... it's mentally weak and physically SOFT... there is no way they're a top ten team. No way. 

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

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BME_Buckeye's picture

Let's be honest. Ohio state couldn't beat most of the teams ranked below us in the polls. We should be ranked lower. We are overrated! 

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

 

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

If UFM wouldn't be so stubborn and fix the schemes, we could beat anybody.......

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JMeadows's picture

The only thing that matters right now is the future and how they finish; the only thing anyone will talk about is Pur-owa.  If by some miracle they win out and make the championship most of the naysayers are going talk about how they had faith all along.

Never place a bet on anything that can talk.

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Steelydan54's picture

Currently, we are a second tier team with first tier talent. That falls on Culture and Coaching. It's very easy to point at "obvious targets" to remedy this problem and it may be that simple... but I suspect it's much more complicated and beyond our ability to discern. 

We certainly have unrealistic expectations of our team and the young athletes. We also have unrealistic expectation of our coaches... but not totally unrealistic.  Changes need to be made now. Before end of year. I'm concerned the Urban may not be with us much longer. Health questions, pressure of this job, the changing landscape of college football, or "the Woody Hayes syndrome" all lead to my concerns. I think we can remain a national power, but it's a changing dynamic and I'm interested to see how it plays out.  Expect changes now, or bigger changes at the end of the year. I will also add that some of this is fallout from the DEBACLE at the beginning of the football year. Not having the head coach at camp and team building is coming to haunt us I believe. 

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Bigmarty's picture

Agree with the debacle and it is more than team building...it is the HEAD coach seeing and guiding the strategy and personnel development, not being told everything is fine.  Guess what ...it wasn't and isn't and the time to see it and fix it, if it could be fixed, was in fall camp...thank you Dr. Drake. .

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bucksrock1975's picture

We suck just admit it people. Urban is way overrated and I hope he steps away and the end of the season. We are Ohio State we should have the best defensive Coordinator in the country. If he would worry more about that instead of being Loyol to his friends things might be better. But he is stubborn and as long as he is still the coach this is what us fans get to deal with. 

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BuckNut_1974's picture

I do think that Urban has to many "friends" on his staff. But I also think we have too many chiefs and not enough Indians. We have 3 coaches with head coaching experience (Wilson, Schiano & Day). When we were good, we had young ambitious coaches with something to prove.

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BuckeyeJuggernaut's picture

It seems like everyone on the team was just mailing it in last night.

Seems like the effect of Nick Bosa pulling out and abandoning his teammates is bigger than we think. 

This team lacks serious leadership, from the coaches or within the team. We need someone with a fire in his belly (remember J.T.?) to lead this team on the field. Dwayne has talent, but he doesn't seem to be inspiring anyone.

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mb5599's picture

this team had fatal flaws before bosa announced he was leaving. dont try to pin this on him. 

Big B

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

Honestly thats a joke. We should be 8 or 9 at the lowest. Put all the self immolation aside. This team is a breath away from finding its identity and being what we expect it to be. 

Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.

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DaiTheFlu's picture

A breath? Seriously? This team is crumbling before your eyes. Secondary, run game, OL, play calling, coaching, leadership, tackling, stupid penalties. These are all serious flaws right now. What have you seen in the last 8 games to assure you it will get fixed? Honest question.

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

Do you know how many programs that would KILL to be 7-1 right now with the victories we’ve already had? Fans like you make me sick of being a Buckeye. Yes, A BREATH. We have all the talent we need, and it’s been a Heisman campaign at QB. The defense has shut down offenses in the second half with the exception of last night. We dealt with a massive BS witch-hunt at the beginning of the season, lost our coach for three games, a whole host of injuries to include our best DB last night, and lost the best DL in college football. Oh, and we’re starting a new QB and a bunch of other youngsters. Problems, yes, but please do remember this conversation when we’re sitting at 11-1 going into the B1G Championship. Talk about fair weather fans. Why don’t we just schedule Citadel instead of Purdue like Alabama? Is Alabama beating Citadel better than us losing to Purdue? Not in my book. What the hell is the difference? Losing to Iowa or crushing Mercer? See that’s the alternative and the difference. We play an extra conference game and the SEC plays cupcakes. Not trying to mix the arguments, but just trying to put things in perspective. We could have also played LA Lafayette or Arkansas State instead of OSU, TCU, Tulane. 

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mb5599's picture

what channel have you been watching the games on?  i must be on the wrong channel.  this team was majorly overrated.  dont think we are top 15 team right now based on the play so far this season.  cant stop anyone and cant run the ball. sounds like a bad pac12/big12 team.

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

More overrated than Auburn? We’re not overrated. We’re underachieving, that’s the difference. Try not to enjoy this Natty run when we win out. You and the rest of the wrist slitters must have just started watching college football. Teams lose. It happens. We lost to VT in a far more embarrassing manner (at home to a shittier VT team) and we won a National Championship. Just take a knee and drink some water. Find a seasoned football fan to hold your hand and get you through bye week. 

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Nutinpa's picture

Bad analogy, nut.  The team in 2014 did not quit when they lost to VA Tech. They were not entitled.  They were one of the greatest OSU teams ever at year end. Totally unified by the injury to JT and the tragic death of Kosta.  This year’s team is trending toward being one of its most dysfunctional.  Be careful of your comparisons.   This one was a shank...... sorry.  

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mb5599's picture

maybe both auburn and ohio state are overrated?????  also, no way this team is beating bama, let alone getting into the playoff.  have you actually watched a game this year?  i understand teams lose, but the way they lose speaks volumes.  getting housed by 21+ by a athletically inferior team for two years in a row is an issue (not to mention getting blanked in the CFP by clemson).  no need to take a knee and drink water although in your fantasy world you may need to after we lose 1-2 out of the next 4 games (at best).  its okay to be a fan, but still be realistic.  you should try it some time.  put down the bong and actually have a logical thought.  and if holding someone's hand helps you come back to reality, do it.  

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

I’ll check back with you in a few weeks. See who’s right or wrong. The scenario you and other fair weather “fans” would have us believe is that UFM and this team loaded with talent and a Heisman caliber QB coming out of a bye week will what, lose the last four games? Is that what you’re trying to say? Maybe you’ve misses the past, I dont know, two decades of OSU football? Not so fast my friend. And let me tell you this, IF you’re correct along with the rest of the Denethor’s, this will be UFM’s last season at OSU. Hes the best coach in college football. He will get this worked out. But please don’t enjoy anymore of the season. As an alumn, I realize there are many Buckeye fans that didn't graduate from OSU and only want to enjoy the good times. This is my school. My alma mater. Summer’s heat or winter’s cold and ALL that shit. GO BUCKS!!!!

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mb5599's picture

wow. step away from the urban meyer shrine you have in the basement and come up for air.  urban is a very good coach, but not the best coach in college football (ever heard of a guy called Nick Saban?).  Not saying he needs to be fired or retire, but the results are the results.  beat down by 2 inferior schools by multiple touchdowns.  that signifies a serious issue.  getting beat is going to happen, but getting smoked that bad exposes issues.  he even said himself that Purdue exposed them.  also, dont really give a shit that you are an alum.  you can rub one out on your brutus doll all you want, doesnt make your opinion any more valid than anyone elses.  get a grip "fanboy".

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

Haha nailed it. Hit a little too close to home, eh? Well, if the shoe fits, wear it. You're a fair weather fan, embrace it. Urban Meyer IS the best coach in college football, and he happens to be coaching in an era where the B1G 10 is the strongest conference in football top to bottom. Yes, even the "lower tier" teams can reach up to bite you. LSU lost to TROY last year. Purdue (or Iowa who's enjoying a fantastic season) ARE NOT TROY. Now, had OSU gotten beaten by TROY, I would join in your pessimism. But they aren't. And I never said me being an alum makes my opinions "more valid," it just demonstrates that my devotion to the school doesn't begin and end with a W or an L, nor does it cause me to want to slit my wrists and burn down the 'Shoe. And if Nick Saban was so good, why was he so shitty at MSU? Meyer's had success at EVERY school, big or small, that he's coached. THAT is what sets him apart. He's the only active coach to record 21 straight wins with FOUR different programs. Nuff said. Byez.

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mb5599's picture

Holy shit. You're fucking delusional..................

Big B

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Runthedamball's picture

This team is also a breath away from being 6-2 or 5-3 with uninspiring wins against Indiana and Minnesota. Love my Buckeyes no matter what but reality is we are almost 3/4 done with the season. We aren't about to find our identify. We already have one. Great passing team, bad running team, and an average defense at best. Both offensively and defensively we can self destruct at any moment with untimely mistakes.

Jcs

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Qb Spy's picture

Is this a Michigan board?

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Buck_Nut93's picture

This is where we should be ranked, we are not at top 10 team what so ever right now. Once we fix our problems I Belive we are, but till then no.

Go Buckeyes and Go Lightning!

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thebrig's picture

Funny thing when Georgia was #2 and got spanked they only fell 4 spots. Ohio State falls 9 spots. The polls love the southern teams and hate Big 10.

That's why more southern teams make the playoffs. Its rigged and everyone knows it.

Never forget how we got screwed in 98

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Dude, you're really comparing a road Loss to LSU to a demolishing by freaking PURDUE? Lol.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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Cuser17's picture

Some of you “fans” are ridiculous. These comments... geez 

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DaiTheFlu's picture

The effort of the last several games has been pretty ridiculous. I can handle a loss but not an entire team just tucking tail and getting shit hammered by an extremely mediocre team. What happened last night should never be excused or accepted at Ohio State. Period. Dont blame the fans just because they see the product on the field and recognize we have major issues.

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Hateblue's picture

I agree, but I think we as fans aren’t looking at the total picture. How many guys on defense are making their first starts this year? Our secondary has been a one and done style for years, and that’s meant relying on guys immediately when they’re able to play. We are going to have setbacks. Not to mention a ton of injuries this year has set back the speed at which we can play. 

You’re right, a loss like last night should never happen at OSU. But let’s be realistic, we just don’t have the players right now. We are in need of some rebuilding right now, and hopefully the guys buy in and continue growing. 

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

I think the worse thing that could happen to this team would be to finish between 5-9, then Meyer wouldn't feel the need to make changes. This team needs to drop further down so he has to choice but to make changes.

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shiloh's picture

It's much easier being a 'bama fan ie even w/one loss they're in every year, but also boring hence/therefore/ergo Saban complaining about attendance. And ironic ttun fans are rooting for the Buckeyes the next (4) games so ***if*** ttun beats Ohio State their resume will look better.

If LSU by some miracle defeats 'bama that will really throw a kink in Michigan's plan.

Re: GOAT let's remember the last (4) years/playoffs 'bama lost a close game, won a close game, lost a close game, won a close game in OT. Suffice it to say they're always in the mix or as Shannon Sharpe says the Alabama Invitational.

Buckeye fans are upset because bottom line they firmly believe Buckeyes are consistent underachievers. In a nutshell they want Meyer to be more like Saban in every aspect.

btw, last 20 NC:

Tenn ~ 1
FL State ~ 2
Oklahoma ~ 1
Miami ~ 1
Ohio State ~ 2
LSU ~ 2
So Cal ~ 2
Texas ~ 1
Florida ~ 1
'bama ~ 5
Auburn ~ 1
Clemson ~ 1

Which begs the question?
Why do other teams even try? :-P

and so it goes ...

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

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mt10277's picture

I haven’t read all the previous posts but does anyone else see a difference in our head coach during the pressers since his return? Every year it seems they elect more team captains which one would think would promote an atmosphere of accountability that would result in growth. Here we are 8 weeks in and still can’t run the ball, can’t stop the run, or pass and now can’t score inside the red zone. Our body of work doesn’t equate a top 10 rating so rankings don’t mean shit right now. 

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jpbuckeye's picture

This thread appears to be a continuation of the game threads.

Have fun!

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saintstephen11's picture

The worst part is that the Big Ten really sucks this year ... and we still can't win it.  TTUN is going to have a tough time getting in the CFP even after going undefeated in the conference because of the shit show the conference is. They need several teams to get a second loss before they get in.

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

An undefeated Big Ten champ will get in and won't need "several" teams to get a second loss.

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Tresselball4life's picture

I am amazed how a 3 star prospect plays like a first round pick every time vs Ohio State's defense.  Last time they looked this bad was one time vs Sammy Watkins.  This year, its every game

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fishleehooker's picture

Who was 3 stars? Moore was 4 stars and we recruited him. 

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Tresselball4life's picture

All these guys are 3 star RBs according to 247 and it is the most generous at handing out stars.  Check the links yourself.  Let me know if any of these guys are first round draft picks.  They sure look like it vs Ohio State though

DJ Knox 16 carries 128 yards,  8 yards per carry

https://247sports.com/Player/DJ-Knox-37906/high-school-62243/

Atavis Pierce.  Oregon state 11 carries for 168, 15.3 yards per carry

https://247sports.com/Player/Artavis-Pierce-79964/high-school-138725/

Darius Angerson, TCU 12 carris for 154, 12.8 yard per carry

https://247sports.com/Player/Darius-Anderson-37382/high-school-61409/

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roger little's picture

Nobody  to blame but ourselves, and I can’t believe we’re rated one ring above the Kentucky football program, my hillbilly relatives will never let me live this down. It’s bad enough I have to listen to them brag about their hillbilly basketball team. Come on Buckeyes your better than this. Go Buckeyes!

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Buckinnati's picture

Best thing that could've happened to us is this loss to Purdue. Either we will wake up or go 9-3. UFM is at his best when we are underdogs, so I'm seeing a 12-1 season and 14-1 NC season.

"Our kind of families win a few more football games than others." Coach Hayes

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DroneBuck's picture

Wow that’s quite a tumble. Atleast they’ve still got us 1 spot ahead of the formidable Kentucky Wildcats.. Snell Yeah baby!!

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woodrow130's picture

3 and 2* plus walk on kicked the shit out of a roster full of 5* stars?

Woodrow130

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buckeye_chick's picture

I’d rathet have a team of 3 stars with heart, guts, and the will to win than a team of 5 stars that only care about not getting injured and their NFL draft status.

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allinosu's picture

At this point I just want a win over UM. Anything else is icing.

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Buck_Nut93's picture

Times like these I really envy Bama fans.

Go Buckeyes and Go Lightning!

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Buckeye7's picture

Yeah,everyone has an opinion I figure anywhere from 11-15 is probably proper spot for this team. We are a hot mess as they say. I was really hoping for another run at title,but realistically when Zeke left so did our chances imo. The play calling from that MSU game STILL pisses me off. Just my humble opinion.

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buckeye_chick's picture

This is a group of talented athletes. Not a team.

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Canukbuck's picture

Probably the most telling post of the thread .....

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Destinjohnny's picture

We can’t win it every year 

what bama is doing has never gone down. 

JOC

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Canukbuck's picture

Well, in the next two weeks, we're going to find out what this team is made of .... there is always one game we should win and don't during the season (MSU, PSU, IOWA and now PURDUE) .... either this team will lay down, or if they grow a pair, stand up, prove that they earned those 5 star rankings and start playing like a team on a mission.

We'll find out in two weeks .....

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BuckNut_1974's picture

Thats were I felt we should have been before Purdue. After, we should be around #16 to 20. We need to improve A LOT to be a top 4 team. Gotta love how Georgia, Florida and Kentucky are all in the top 12 in spite of playing in possibly the worst division in college football.

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curiousrash's picture

I hope this ranking ends the conspiracy about the media hating us.

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penguinpower's picture

Not sure how this turned into a Haskins leadership debate, and I am not sure it is relevant. First of all, our LB's are missing in action. They are typically the coaches of the defense. Believe it or not, 3 of them didn't have a single tackle in the Tulane game. I didn't think it was possible that an a single LB, let alone 3 of them would not have a single tackle the entire game. That is a stunning statistic that has carried through since September. Another issue is the OL. Not only is there no push, but there has been so many missed assignments that I stopped counting. I watched some of Purdue's LB's come in free and untouched. I saw Offensive linemen quit on some plays. Those are the areas that need to get fixed first. Why is it that when an Urban Myer led team fails, it is so Epic? I get the absence of the run game can really cause a lopsided score, but what happened to the A Gap power plays we ran with Zeke? Are we missing talent? To me a Tressel led team would have kept it closer. The 4th quarter was an epic meltdown that made it an embarrassing loss.

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Chrisjvaz's picture

I am Upset. Watching them play like that was rough. Coach Meyer, in my opinion is a good guy, but as a head coach he is Not the man for this job. 

He does not develop NFL Players. Coaches around him do. At Florida he had Mullen as his OC When he Won Those Two National Championships, and whoever else on that STAFF. 

In 2014 He Had Herman at OC, and a Great Staff. Coaches get Too Much Credit for their Success, when Those around them deserve just as Much. Not Everyone one is a Phil Jackson, Nick Saban, Bill Belichick, OR Gino Auriemma, Andy Reid..... 

Does NOT matter what sport it is. There are great Coaches. And there’re coaches who can just, Talk the Talk. 

This Team For the second Year in a row, got out mannned. It is NOT the talent Around them. It’s the coaching. The Head Coaching to be Exact. That 4th Down Call in the red Zone, Classic Meyer. Bad decision after Bed decision. A Panic of a Move, instead of taking the Points and switching momentum. 

I’ll say it again. This Needs to be Day and Grinch’s Team. The Sooner OSU realizes that, sooner they climb back up. Meyer and Schiano are Not the men for this job. Maybe Great guys, but not great Coaches. The play, and Development of these Players says it All. 

I can’t remember, which player Tweeted on Twitter, but it was a Former OSU Football Player. He tweeted last year, that Meyer is not great at Developing Football Players. 

Great Coaches Do Both. Develop Men and Great Athletes. It’s time for this Team to Make a change. Only a matter of time before they realize that. 

Chris V

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Keze's picture

Goodbye to the CFP.

WE will need to really start playing better because on looks the Buckeyes are not there.

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