Not true, it was weed. Got caught smoking in their room before the Indiana game. Holtman didn't get the whole story until after the game, that's why they played, but then were suspended after that. I know someone who works in Athletics.
Just unbelievable. Another Great Son of Ohio. Have to change my 11W signature now.
Enjoy this Joe!
F*ck Clemson, and double f*ck Ken Williamson & his other $EC officiating wiz kids.
Coach Day is just another blessing for Buckeye Nation. Beat everyone in 2020.
Happy New Year Eleven Warriors!
The difference, or advantage Buckeyes, is on offense versus top-defenses.
My point was this^^^
I stated that neither had played any great offenses, so both defenses will be facing their toughest match-up to date. However, OSU's offense has had to play much better defenses than Clemson.
There’s a chance that Clemson opts to leave its offensive tackles to handle Young in more one-on-one situations
Please Santa...top of my wish list!
Also, Clemson hasn't played a Top-20 defense all year, while OSU has played 4 (Wisconsin 2X), maybe 5 if you include Penn State when we played them. Highest ranked defense Clemson has played all year was Texas A&M at #31...and they hung 24 whole points on them. Stats is stats is stats, but I think these stats might actually be telling a story.
Clemson D is legit, no doubt about that. Same can obviously be said for the Buckeyes. Biggest difference comes down to their respective experience over the course of the season. They are ranked #1-2 in Total Defense (NCAA.com/stats), Clemson-->OSU respectively, and neither has played a murder's row of offensive juggernauts this year: Avg. of Total Offense Ranking for all opponents is Clemson 61, and OSU 76. Pretty much a push.
The difference, or advantage Buckeyes, is on offense versus top-defenses. The Buckeyes avg. ranked defense for all oppents is 43, while Clemson is 78. Half of their opponents are ranked 80 or lower out of all FBS teams for Total D. OSU has two, and you can probably guess those (Maryland & Rutgers). And I did not include Clemson's epic battle with FCS Wofford in the calculations FYI.
Bottom line is that the Buckeyes offense is far more battle-tested. Defense just needs to get to their QB, and rattle his a cage a bit, and think we win this one.
Dummies gonna dum....
Great write-up! Such fine examples of what being a Buckeye is all about. Good luck to them both!
Congrats Malik! City Leagueeeeeeee!
Reminds me a bit of the 2002 situation. Bucks were given no chance to beat Miami, had to earn several wins during the course of the regular season, while Miami coasted through a down year in the ACC, and then pre-planned victory parties. It was a competitive game, MIami had not seen a defense of that caliber all year, and it showed. I expect the same in 3 weeks.
Kind of glad the B1G championship game played out the way it did. Now you have a disrespected OSU team with 3 weeks to prepare, stew and listen to talking-heads say how much better Clemson is, and Bucks are the under-dog in Vegas.
Bunch of BS, but glad he can play again, especially v. The Nits & TTUN. Maybe he can get 10 sacks in the _ichgan game and get that NYC invite anyway!
Only thing that is clear imo, is that the Buckeyes need to just win the rest of their games because this committee has not clue one about how to evaluate college football teams. Don't drop a game and leave it up to these Darwin Award winners.
Go Bucks, beat everybody!
Couldn't agree more, but this is America! Money always wins...just ask around. Maybe it will be a factor when the contract is up...?
I was at that Texas game, still loudest I have ever been to at The Shoe, hands down.
Reagrdless, time of game won't help OSU opponents this year.
UC strategy was clear...DEFENSE, and lot's of it. Pretty lame of their fanbase to blame officiating. It was a rockfight, and they lost.
Can't wait to see these guys run-n-gun...Go Bucks!
They cannot give these guys any window for opportunity. Bucks are in the driver's seat for a playoff birth, and this is not a game that should affect that.
Good for him, I need to follow his example!
This kid is legit.
Welcome to Buckeye Nation!
Lewis can't even spell his first name correctly...*yawn*
_ichigan still sucks.
He is already speaking better English than 50%-ish of the country...including some frequent, high-profile Twitter addicts...
Glad to have him, mostly because he rally wants to be Buckeye and has already bonded with his future teammates.