The problem is that after the last two games, the "experts" suddenly think that OSU has a very average defense that can be exploited and LSU suddenly has a lights out defense. Very shallow and misguided. OSU has been the most complete team all season. OSU was banged up a bit on both sides of the ball during this 3 week meat grinder to end the season. Let the talking heads and the committee and the rest of the country put a chip on our shoulders. I hope the Buckeyes continue to hear more and more people spouting that LSU and Clemson will be in the championship and the semis are just a formality.
I would put that Clemson band video on loop in the locker rooms for a couple days where they did the 31 - 0 routine in their halftime show. Maybe include a few juicy post game quotes from Clemson players or coaches or media talking heads.
The worst football experience of my life as I was at the game. Losing Michael Jordan also hurt us very badly as they attacked the weak point in our offensive line. This year's team has so much more depth on both lines that we can overcome that sort of misfortune much better.
the other day I mentioned this in a comment as I am sure this is the first time this has ever happened.
so much fun to watch this TEAM play on both ends of the floor. great passing, movement, and finishing. They can play a half court game or run you out of the gym. They demoralize the opponent with their individual and team defense. Nothing comes easy against them and they can be quite physical. They beat up NC. Love the way they hit the boards too.
Coach Holtman has his type of players playing his type of basketball. Everyone is on the same page with great leadership. Like the football team, I do not see any weaknesses that opponents can exploit. I thought their 3 point shooting would be suspect, but they have some guys shooting lights out. That is a testament to their great passing and movement leading to great looks.
The scariest part is that they are only going to get better and better as the season progresses and the younger guys get more comfortable in their roles.
The ride through the Big Ten and into March Madness is going to be great this year! The whole Big Ten looks like it will be entertaining after the showing in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.