I was watching this video the other day and it reminds me so much of what is going on with this game against Alabama...
Miami made a flyer to celebrate a National Championship before the game was even played... A few Ohio State players used it as bulletin board material in their lockers.
Dusin Fox -
"There was a party planned already to celebrate their National Championship. Clinton Portis was gonna be coming back and all the old Miami guys... and that pissed us off."
Donnie Nickey -
"Just another show of disrespect. Their taking their eye off the prize. Thank you... thank you for planning that party. Because it pissed us off, yeah. And we took that personal. How could you not?"
The similarities have already been noted in the past few weeks, but I've gotta think that this Ohio State team has the same mindset that the 2002 team had. They will come out hot and ready to prove everyone wrong.