Urban Meyer's brand of college football has the Ohio State Buckeyes alive and...not that un-well, on October 21, 2018.
Obviously, Ohio State must win out. But, with two weeks till the Buckeyes next take the field, history shows Meyer can get things fixed in time and put this team in position to win its conference and a national championship.
Meyer's "6 seconds of relentless effort" may not be possible to exhibit when his teams play in places like Iowa City or West Lafayette (unless it's Iowa or Purdue). And "playing with your hair on fire" may not be possible for a Meyer football team to sustain throughout an entire football season. Yet, Meyer proved in 2006, 2008 and 2014, that being undefeated is not a requirement for winning a college football national championship.
Face it. It's still true: It is all in front of the 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes.
Is Ohio State's current position in the CFP hunt enviable? It is if you're Purdue and a lot of other teams.
And college football will continue to be chaotic.
Consider the following:
scUM leads the B1G East, heading into November. The pressure is yours, scUM!
Penn State can play spoiler in the B1G East and West:
Meyer's program for winning championships has included making defeat the juice that fuels the angriest college football team in America.
Now, Meyer may need to update his program's code or brew a new juice.
However, the 2018 college football season is far from over and Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes still can make the most of their anger, those six relentless seconds and hair that's on fire.
Question: Would a 2018 Ohio State Buckeye football team that won the B1G and the CFP...despite its 49-20 loss to Purdue, be good enough for you? It would for me!