Ohio State's Nov. 3 Game Against Nebraska Set For Noon Kickoff, No Home Night Game At Ohio Stadium This Season

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Crumb's picture

Crap. I love night games, everyone is so pumped!

I hate noon games too. As part of the Shoe staff we have to be there three hours before kick off and since I live two hours away, I have to get up at 5:30 or 6:00 A.M. Crap. 

I do like the black unis though. 

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

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ibuck's picture

I do like the black unis though. 

Not for this game. UNL's D has been long known as the Blackshirts.

IMO this is tone-deaf pandering to Nike sales.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

since 2013, every loss that OSU had was at night.  

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ClarkGrswld4's picture

Iowa last year was 3:30 and so was MSU in 2015. I didn't care to go back further lol

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SilverHaven's picture

Yes, this team plays less well at night.  It was the same with Braxton teams.

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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OSUBias's picture

We also tend to play better teams at night and in tougher road environments at night so that probably has more to do with it than we are bad at night.

Braving the long dark of the offseason

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Scott62's picture

So name one home night loss since then

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Scott62's picture

Oops..Oklahoma...Ok, but name another.  Ha ha

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The Rill Dill's picture

Everyone’s pumped, but the team.

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Silver Sniper's picture

Rill, maybe this is just what the Dr ordered to get the players, recruits, and fans pumped back up and help turn the momentum of the season! 

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Silver Sniper's picture

Crumb with this Shoe staff? How cool is that? Do you ever get to meet the coaches/players as part of the role?

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Buckeye Knight's picture

So we get to go on the road and get everyone's best shot in the rowdy dark, but play noon snoozers at home.  Makes sense.  Not that it's any excuse for what happened at Purdue, but there is just an enormous difference at any stadium's atmosphere between noon and night games.  Night games in the Shoe are fantastic.

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BrutusB's picture

It's just luck of the draw sometimes.  Other than Michigan, who is the best team to visit the Shoe this year?  4-4 Indiana?

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seyekcuB's picture

Luck of the draw? I disagree they schedule us on the road at night a couple times a year. This year 3 times. We had to beat cancer kid, the refs and the crowd last Saturday. The forward fumble was one of the worst calls I've ever seen at any level of sport. Seemed like every sport was short for Ohio state and long for purdue. Not to mention the roughing the passer, holding and getting blocked into the kicker. But what do I know I'm just a guy.

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Buckeye Knight's picture

I wouldn't go that far, I truly didn't mean it as an excuse for Purdue.  It'd just be nice to have some night games in the Shoe.  I think TTUN would be amazing at night.

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CowCat's picture

2006 vs. TTUN was fun. A 3:30 game I believe. It started out as a day game and ended as a night game.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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JoeAndSo's picture

Rutgers.. Duh.

"¯\_(ツ)_/¯"  - Joey Bosa

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Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I posted this in the Premium Lounge yesterday.

2018:  Away night games - TCU in Dallas, @ PSU, @ Purdoodoo; @ Terps and @ MSU are to be determined start times. Home night games - 0 so far, with the remaining home games TBD.

2017:  Away night games - @ Hoosiers, @ Rutgers, @ Cornhuskers. Home night games - Sooners.

2016:  Away night games - @ Sooners, @ Badgers, @ PSU. Home night games - Cornhuskers.

2015:  Away night games - @ Va Tech Hokies, @ Rutgers. Home night games - PSU & Golden Gophers.

2014:  Away night games - @ PSU & @ MSU. Home night games - Va Tech Hokies, about half the Cincinnati game at home was at night with a 6:00 PM start time, & Fighting Illini.

2013:  Away night games - @ Cal, @ NW Wildcats. Home night games - Badgers & PSU.

2012: can't find start times for the 2012 season.

By my count that is 15 away at night to 8 1/2 home at night, or nearly a 2:1 ratio.

Bobbing for french fries.

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TheBadOwl's picture

2012: can't find start times for the 2012 season.

Indiana (the Zach Boren at LB game), Penn State (the Braxton juke move game – wiki says 5:30 start), Wisconsin (3:30 start but ended at night)

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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TJ1's picture

2013 Cal was a day game.

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Scott62's picture

I can’t recall network for sure but who handed us the night road games?  I think each was ABC.  Who is ABC?  F’ing ESPN...home of the SEC.  not a conspiracy guy...but seems like one.

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KENTACOHUT's picture

I have to agree ! Alabama doesn’t ever have this many road night games 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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CincyOSU's picture

Yes, you are over thinking this. If Nebraska didn't suck wet ass this year it would still be a night game. Stop looking for conspiracies that aren't there.

And networks alone don't dictate game times, the schools also have a say.

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buckjunky's picture

Not a bad thing.  Due to weather, no night games should be played above the Mason Dixon line after 10-31. 

buckjunky

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hetuck's picture

According to the new TV contract, both teams have veto power for the last three weeks of the season. I seriously doubt Urban would OK another night game at MSU with another away game at Maryland on its heels. And seeing as how it is SEC Cupcake Saturday, there is no way he would approve Maryland at night before the Game. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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BrutusB's picture

Good riddance to un-necessary night games.  Ranked vs ranked matchup?  Sure, put it on primetime.  Premiere brand-name OOC game?  Ok, I can see it.

2-7 Nebraska?  You belong at noon.

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Toilrt Paper's picture

Dan,

SO WHAT??

For the advantage of his football teams, Urban would prefer to play every game at 12:00. Thus teams coming to Ohio State for a Noon game would have to come in the day before. A big advantage for the home team. Your assumption that it takes a night game to hype up Ohio State fans is an insult. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Dan is simply sharing the news as (likely) required of his duties and responsibilities as our 11W football beatnik.

So don't take it personal, TP.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Come on, Hove, you could’ve wiped a little harder...

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

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Silver Sniper's picture

I don’t want to dump on Hove’s post...

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mtrotb's picture

Regardless of time every road team goes day before. We arrived at Purdue around 6 Friday night.

mtrotb

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Knarcisi's picture

Good, tired of waking up in the middle of the night to watch a crap product.

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mr.green's picture

Someone is forcing you. So sorry  

Go Bucks! 

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JMeadows's picture

Why watch then?  There's always reruns of Survivor Schenectady or Housewives of Stalingrad. 

Never place a bet on anything that can talk.

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I am Kirok's picture

Housewives of Stalingrad, I'm really rooting for that Anastasia girl wherever she is.

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Nutinpa's picture

Wow.   We've really changed our tune.  It wasn't that long ago we pined for night games, almost regardless of the opponent (Marshall, 2010, anyone?).  Meyer used them as big recruiting tools.   Call me a conspiracy theorist (go ahead, I'll still sleep tonight) but I think the lack of a home night game, was a collective middle finger to Urban Meyer from the B1G this season.   That....and the lack of quality opponents adds to the insult.

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ChicagoBuckeye10's picture

I mean, to be fair.. you've got these B1G games on that day:

#18 Iowa at Purdue

#17 Penn St at #5 Michigan

#3 Notre Dame at Northwestern

There's also #1 Alabama at #4 LSU, #13 West Virginia at #6 Texas, #7 Georgia at #12 Kentucky, #24 Stanford at #15 Washington.

Almost all of these are weighing factors against a measly Nebraska at Ohio State.  I don't see it as a huge insult/middle finger.

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Nutinpa's picture

Good callout- thanks.  But considering September and October having gone by, I still find it odd, but your point is well taken, 10.

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ChicagoBuckeye10's picture

No problem, I wasn't trying to call you out good sir. I just think (fwiw) that this would have been a noon game even if we were #1 in the country.

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C-Deck's picture

Be nice if they would reduce the “premium” game ticket price, too.

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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cronimi's picture

Be nice if they would reduce the “premium” game ticket price, too.

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ddilley2000's picture

Right! Nebraska? Really? This ain't ole granddad's Nebraska. This IS "water cooler over the head for ANY victory" Nebraska so let's stay grounded here. We could win 62-10 and the story of this season will lay on outcomes of MSU and Michigan, period.
....and it's gonna nap time quiet in The Shoe for Nebraska except for when the band comes out. Sorry, I still find it weird "fans" get worked up if you stand during a football play but when the band comes out it's like the stadium's been pumped full of high energy Geritol and B12. Jus sayin. Be there High Noon on Nov 3rd and you'll catch my drift.

PumpHandleSlam

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45has2's picture

Noon games suck. 

Censores irrumasti.

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dwcbuckeye's picture

Good.  Team does not deserve a home night game this year.  

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KENTACOHUT's picture

We are trending the wrong way, and Nebraska’s record doesn’t reflect a night game . With that said the fighting frosts are dangerous 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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Mantis's picture

That seems pretty unfair from a recruiting and atmosphere perspective.  We have to play all these other teams on the road for night games, and nobody has to come here at night??

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BayCountyBuck's picture

The Buckeyes are expected to wear black alternate uniforms for the Nebraska game.

Does this mean OSU won't have to wear alternates for The Game? A "Blackout" at noon makes about as much sense as 73 pass attempts vs Purdue but "we'll work hard on getting it corrected."

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

A "blackout" at noon is dumb and totally on-brand for Ohio State

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pjs2692's picture

Nothing like a noon blackout game! I have a feeling that tickets will be CHEAP for this one!

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Bigmarty's picture

Maybe it will hold the BOOING down by the OSU "fans" of our team and coaches...such an aid to recruiting.

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pjs2692's picture

Good point! No reason to be booing our own guys. Hopefully they come back strong like they did last year against Sparty and win by about 40.

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DaiTheFlu's picture

That's probably for the best. No more opportunities for primetime bed shittings.

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

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GareBear's picture

Anyone who actually went to Ohio State should be able to confirm that a noon blackout is indeed possible. 

"Because I couldn't go for three." - Woody Hayes

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Johnny Amerikos's picture

I was going to come in here and say something similar, but you got it. Nice shot +1

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buckeyecountry's picture

The darkness of night will not hide our shortcomings anyway.

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Zimmy07's picture

Well, crap.  I guess I get to DVR this one too.

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Earle's picture

Nothing I can say, a Total Eclipse of the Shoe.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Earle's picture

Turn around, Buckeyes....

Seriously, turn around.  Purdue is scoring again.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Jsstull's picture

They won’t, but should, move the Michigan game to at least 3:30. 

O-H-I-O

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SilverHaven's picture

How about the classic 1:00 for the classic rivalry game?

I know, TV scheds.

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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blocko330's picture

Black out the Shoe for a Noon game.

More penalty yards than rushing yards in a game.

Give up 49 points to Purdon't, excuse me, Purdue.

Ohio State is back baby!!!

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Wear black to a noon game against a crap opponent. *yawn*

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worldbeTHE's picture

A "crap" opponent that I'm not sure is not going to come in and beat the shit out of us.

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

While losing to Purdue stings, losing to 1-6 Nebraska would be just be so bad I'd be okay forfeiting the season. Of course, they beat Minnesota and we barely did that, so who knows. Can't believe this much talent on this team and I can't confidently say we'll win at home against a 1-6 opponent.

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Dillon G's picture

The last 20 years with the Game being a nooner has served me well. With the team up north being uncompetitive and all. But I think 3;30 would be appropriate for it this time.

#walkaway

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Frimmel's picture

This was going to be a night or late afternoon game until we got our ass handed to us by Purdue wasn't it?

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Turban Meyer's picture

Blackout the Shoe at noon? 

Like a funeral. 

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Texbuckbear's picture

Ha!  Yes, everyone in black at for the daytime services at The Horseshoe Funeral Home.  Eulogy to be provided by Brutus Buckeye.

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KENTACOHUT's picture

Sad part is we will make Nebraska look like ‘85 bears 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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iowabuckeyes's picture

To everyone who was adamant that Nebraska would be a night game: stand in line and get what's coming to you. (You know who you are.)

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

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mbabuck's picture

Black would be appropriate is we play like we did against Purdue.  Funeral time at high noon

One Strong

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SilverHaven's picture

And the players could ride to the stadium in hearses.

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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iowabuckeyes's picture

If we wear black, maybe we’ll think we’re Purdue and play like we’re Purdue.

Wouldn’t it be nice to exceed expectations for once instead of just meeting them or failing to meet them? I feel like Ohio State hasn’t done that since the last three games of 2014.

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

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Boom777's picture

Well... do you blame them... I don’t. Play like shit get treated like shit. 

Wherever you are, there you be!

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Huskerbuck's picture

The way we played our last night game that maybe a good thing.  And. . . we better not take Nebraska lightly.  They have been quite good offensively all year.  They like us have some defensive problems. 

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SilverHaven's picture

I tho't all problems were offensive.

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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KENTACOHUT's picture

Which is exactly how Purdue was matched up against us. Nebraska has several players who wanted to play for TOSU and will enjoy showing their skill set . Ask Purdue’s Number 21 how it feels to put the dagger in the heart of a team that didn’t recruit you! Boy we could sure use him in that LB core /secondary right now. 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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BuckeyePat's picture

It’s sad. . We are everyone’s premier night game when we travel and we have to deal with it every time. The crazy atmospheres just for Ohio State. Meanwhile, we are the home of the noon game

47-3

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The Rill Dill's picture

When have you EVER heard an opposing player or coach say they are intimidated to play in the ‘shoe? 

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Madmanbuck's picture

I heard OSU is coming out in new uniforms . Hubba Bubba pink because we are so soft. It doesn't matter what time we play. There will be some excuse as to why we couldn't run the ball, tackle, cover, get in the right position or commit penalties. Then on sun. we can all grade out as champions and say "well we've got to get better". BLOW IT THE F_CK UP! SHIT NEEDS CHANGED!

It's time to see what the man is made of when someone smacks him in the mouth

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Homey1970's picture

NO HOME NIGHTMARE GAME THIS YEAR.

There.  Fixed it.

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Chrisjvaz's picture

Re-post: 

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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Chrisjvaz's picture

And They Better Not Fall asleep on this 1-6 Nebraska Team as well. Martinez At Quarterback is a future Stud. 

Chris V

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TheVictoryBell's picture

I’m glad they didn’t make Nebraska a night game. So dumb that they are having a Black out for a freaking nooner. Gene Smith needs to be fired. 

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

I don't care when the games are played. I do care HOW the games are played so I think Urban should have a new policy that the team has to EARN the right to wear alts. If these kids love wearing them so much, give them motivation to earn the right. Screw the entitlement marketing contract BS. /Rant

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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buckeyemike 45's picture

welcome aboard the buckeye train fair weather fans. how many national champs went undefeated since 2014 under this new crappy system...  I think there is a move afoot for a six team playoff.  I think the team up north game should be a 1:00 start. 3:30 are the best  in my opinion. I think there should be one 8:00 home game for a big recruit invite. 

just think if we were on the west coast a noon game would be at 9: 00 am. nothing like bud and chili for a breakfast on game day.oh wait 

us buckeye fans already do this at the shoe.

the buckeyes will be back... go bucks

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BuckFly's picture

IMHO, the black unis should be worn until they play like Buckeyes. Similar to the black stripe on the helmet.

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coachlehew's picture

IF we lose does Urban fire people??????? No changes and it will be close trust me !!!!!!

Coachthl68

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Root for your team with heart and passion, be an armchair coach and argue X's and O's, scream at the TV when one of the kids' does something dumb, let loose some wooo hooos!!!! when there is a great play and a great win ... it's a fun part of being a fan and people have emotions ... that's part of our DNA and makes us feel alive.  That's why we love sports right?  However ... to vent online and call the coaches terrible names, assert that the kids have no heart, overrated etc. is pretty sad.  Honest analysis, sure ... classless name calling ... not so good.  The buckeye W - L record over the past few years is near the top nationally, we are pretty spoiled.  We expect excellence based on our huge fan base, war chest, history and what we pay our coaches, I get that, but some folks posting on here the past few days have really been over the top and have lost some perspective IMHO.

Hope the next two weeks is an epiphany for the coaches and players and they improve the issues with the lines (will improve our defense and the running game), covering receivers, and taking bad angles.  A big win over Nebraska and being able to check the boxes on all these deficiencies as being improved would be great ... being Captain Obvious here LOL.

Go bucks and hope everyone has at least partially recovered from that uber frustrating Saturday.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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VaBuck1's picture

This is horrible for recruiting.  The atmosphere is so much better for later games (even 3:30 PM).  Urban is all about recruiting.  Having back to back home noon games to end the season sucks.  

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Pump1986's picture

Didn't Urban state last year that he was going squash the "noon" games as he himself has an affinity to them ?

Guess nobody listened ....

JJBucks

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Bucks19's picture

Hate noon games and FCk Fox. Not sitting through another 4 hour game. It’s utterly aggravating. I’d rather stick needles in my eyes. 

Varsity Club here I come. 

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Texbuckbear's picture

Maybe we'll get really lucky and Beth Mowins will move to Fox, just in time to cover this game.  BWAAAH!  

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Glendora's picture

Rather than black alternate uniforms, perhaps we could pay homage to the 50th anniversary of the 1968 national championship team with black numbers on the sleeves (not shoulders).

Sone may remember that the 1993 team wore 1968 throwback jerseys the entire season to honor the 25th anniversary of the 1968 champs. I am disappointed the program is not doing more during the golden anniversary.

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Turfgrad's picture

It's not going to be hard to wear black after the Purdue NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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JJBuckeye's picture

What a stupid ass comment. Go Bucks

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