I'm trying to do the mental gymnastics required to get on the level of this comment. So it's ultimately on Urban for not being aware of what Dabo was saying to a recruit in their own visits? The only way Urban could ever have known about those comments is if Carman decided to share them with Urban, to which you don't think he would have responded strongly? Also, if those comments by Dabo had any impact whatsoever on Carman's decision, it's probably safe to assume he wasn't ever going to be a Buckeye anyways.
Very well said. To be disappointed with the ending of this class is not to say that the staff failed, or that we're going be in trouble in a couple years. But losing that much talent in rapid succession, especially two guys that were already committed and one that is an Ohio kid and a top-10 recruit, is a loss. Period. Much like this football season has been, it's a great reminder of just how great it is to be a Buckeye. We're sitting here disappointed about how a top 3 class finished up.
CJ Jackson has been impressive this year. He is showing a ton of improvement.
There should be a good amount of scalpers along Lane Avenue. The corner outside Riverwatch and in front of the Varsity Club are safe bets to find guys selling tickets. If you find yourself more towards High street, there are always guys outside Bdubs as well.
Being that the Rose Bowl is a semifinal, the most likely destination would be the Orange Bowl. If they win out, of course.
My thoughts on the matter: It doesn't really matter to me if they do something like that once a year. I'd prefer every home game to look more like an inferno, with everyone wearing scarlet. But talking about adding "tradition," or the fact that traditions take time to become just that, doesn't really hold much weight for me. There is nothing unique about it, every school is doing it on some scale these days. I guess I'm not all that interested in trying to create a tradition that is universal in college football.
It is absolutely ridiculous that you received 20 downvotes for expressing your opinion on the subject, one that you're certainly not alone in holding. Have an upvote to lessen the blow.
TCU over Texas. USC is capable of getting beat by anyone, and Arizona has been playing well.
If there isn't any chaos, no. Hopefully, the final five weeks of the season contain the surprises they seem to churn out. And the Buckeyes need to not only keep winning but look good in doing it.
I would just wait and scalp that day. You will absolutely be able to get tickets below face value.
One thing is certain: we absolutely need Penn State and Wisconsin to keep winning. And I'm fine with where Notre Dame is ranked at this very moment, but that SOS better be reassessed at the end of the year when their best wins are over a two or three-loss SC team and a two-loss Miami team that the committee has already made clear they don't respect.
I'm heading out there as well and have done a little research. From what I saw, there isn't a lot of public parking within close range of the stadium. A lot of Iowa fans take a train to the stadium. I think we're just going to see what downtown Iowa City has to offer. I am certainly curious on restaurant suggestions.
John O'Neil is a friend to Buckeye Nation. Dilly Dilly!
Well, that's embarrassing! And to think I make my living as an editor...yikes. (Upvotes for both of you on behalf of my carelessness)
I have done a complete 180 on these. I wish there was just a little more scarlet accent somewhere, but I can't wait to see these on Saturday.
Not a single part of me is excited to see these uniforms, but if the Buckeyes win on the 28th in them, I will be at Buckeye Corner on the 29th.
Barkley has also caught 29 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns. He absolutely deserves to be on any short list of Heisman candidates, but these next two weeks will obviously go a long way in shaping his candidacy.
I'm not sure how DJ could pick Isaiah Prince as an "unsung hero." Sitting in the stadium during the Oklahoma debacle, I watched Prince get beat time and time again. His man might not have always made the play, exposing his poor attempt at offensive line play, but I made it a point to focus in on him consistently. Frustrating doesn't even begin to describe it. What's worse, when he would get beat, his head would immediately hang, or he'd be throwing his hands in the air, as if to say, "I don't know what to do." He was clearly beaten mentally early on in that game. You just can't have that on the field for you, a beaten man, mentally and physically. Him being a liability will rear its ugly head again this season as the caliber of defenses ramp up.
I was in HV last year as well. When that punt was blocked/housed, that stadium was absolutely deafening.
Been to many, many games. The level the 'Shoe reached when Michigan began their possession in that first OT was the loudest I've ever heard it, hands down.
For the Army game, I would absolutely scalp them. I don't even like going over there without tickets, and I live 20 minutes away. So I certainly get it, being out of state. But there will be no shortage of tickets that day, and the very worst you will do is pay around what you would have paid on the secondary market. But in all likelihood, you will end up with a better deal. There shouldn't be any reason why you wouldn't pay close to face value for that game.
Normally, anything after the fifth row of B deck is risky. But since they took seats out in B deck this offseason, I don't know what has changed. As far as scalping goes, there will be plenty of tickets along Lane Avenue on gameday. I hate going over there without tickets, but if you know what you're doing, I guarantee you'll get a better deal scalping on gameday than you will in the secondary market. Oh, and there's a VERY minimal chance you're going to find five together.
If Miami is relevant, I think the FSU/Miami rivalry is better than the UF/FSU rivalry. But the best rivalry not called "The Game" is the Red River Rivalry.