I like playing Michigan and Penn State every year. The best teams just happen to be geographically on the eastern side of the conference. As for the west, I really don't care how they determine it.
Now, don't screw it up by wearing those hideous matte black helmets.
Remember back to the Joe Germaine/Stanley Jackson days? We used both QB's but it was fairly easy to defend because all Germaine did was throw the ball and all Jackson did was run it. Urban has to mix it up and let Tater throw the ball to make it effective.
Neither. Having a better Ohio State would significantly help our chances.
If we have to wear these clown outfits, it's better against a team and a game no one will remember. I still cringe when I look at highlights of the 2016 2OT game with those hideous matte black helmets. If Ohio State now needs a pick-me-up when we play Michigan, then we're in trouble.
Vonn Bell 2.0
Alternatives, per usual, looked stupid as %#%$#. Can't wait to see the clown suits we dress up in for Michigan.
Tommy Frazier is one thing, but when the BTN announced the greatest B1G DL of all time was Ndamukong Suh, I about fell over. I'm sure he was great, but he never played a minute of B1G football.
It may be unfair, but I think we can forget about Greg Schiano ever being a college head coach again, at least at a high profile university.
But USC is notoriously cheap. It's not just the HC, but are they will to pay their coordinators upwards of $1M? Plus, the USC AD's, first with Pat Haden and now Lynn Swann, want to be too involved with the program. Chris Peterson was rumored to have turned the job down because of interference from the administration.
some spots are hard with what I think will be hard NFL decisions.
First, there are no hard decisions about leaving. When you submit your paperwork to the NFL for evaluation, if you come back a first rounder, you're gone. Second, next years schedule may be the least appealing I can remember. Except for Penn State, the entire home slate is dog city.
There should be a Bama bias. Alabama has been the most dominate team of this generation and deserves all the praise they get. No Ohio State fan would be complaining if our record was as good as theirs and all the accolades came our way.
Speaking of fickle. How many "Fire Fickell" threads were created during the time he was here? Jesus, this walking down memory lane with Tressel and the boys is revisionist history at its best.
To the OP. Don't read the game day threads on 11W, especially when we're getting curbed stomped by a piddling B1G also-ran. You may never recover.
I enjoy the Buckeyes 99%.It would be 100 if they stopped jerking around with alternative uniforms which I despise.
Next weekends battle between the two schools should be one of the best games of the season.
PS. Somewhat surprised the UM/MSU game isn't a primetime night game instead of Ohio State vs Purdue.
This is the curse of being an Ohioan. We had Jordan and the Cavs and Elway and the Browns back in the day.
There's a lot of ebb and flow during the season, but based off of the last couple of weeks, I'm not sure we're the second best team in the country.
Looks like too many players still cutting class.
Everything that used to be innocent and fun is being taken over by a cause and if you criticize it, then you must want people to come down with whatever the cause is.
If they're good games, sure. If they're just games between teams that are mediocre, but happened to win their division, no.
Is it me or is college football a little down this year? This is another ho-hum week in my estimation so looks like I'll be doing yard work until late afternoon.
I think James Franklin set the tone when in his pregame press conference he implored Penn State fans to treat Ohio State fans with courtesy and respect. Yes, cheering loudly for your team is what he wanted, but also treat Buckeye fans the way you would want to be treated.
I saw another angle of the white out from the Penn State sideline and there was a whole section empty at the top of the main stands.