I've watched almost 50 years of OSU football and had the pleasure of only seeing 2 national championships (imagine how happy a TTUN fan would be saying that!!!) until this improbable year. In that time, I've also seen literally dozens of Buckeye teams with the talent to win it all, but for a myriad of reasons, fell short of the goal. Those years of disappointment convinced me that a team needed all the breaks, and all the talent, plus a good portion of luck to win it all. The 2014 Buckeyes threw that out the window. This team lost tremendous talent on the offensive line, linebacker, and defensive backfield, suffered debilitating injuries to their 2 starting quarterbacks players, lost arguably their best defensive lineman to suspension, and the tragic death of a teammate. Hardly the definition of "all the breaks and good portion of luck", huh? Has there ever been another Nat'l Champ season like this? I can't remember one.
I'd like to hear what others think was the difference between this and all the others before it. Talent? Coaching? Karma?