That OSU team was a mess and was coming off a long two week layover to stew in their filth and depression after a disastrous loss against Purdue. They were clearly mentally completely out of it in that game which is why Nebraska nearly pulled off the upset at the Shoe. I don't see this year's game being similar to that in any way.
Can't wait to see what Harry Miller's Twitter activity looks like now that he's officially starting for us lol.
I'm pretty sure both the latest official depth chart has both Stroud and Miller ahead of Hoak.
He had a pick last season against UC and should've had another one against Clemson.
Defense might have a couple lapses early due to the layoff but tighten things up as the game goes on. Fields is gonna feast for most of this game (Nebraska's defense is not good). We see a lot of C.J. Stroud and maybe even Jack Miller in the second half. 59-17 OSU.
Didn't Joe Burrow play quite a bit in the second half of that game? Poetic considering he originally wanted to go to Nebraska.
They had a winning record under him and were playing for both Big 12 and Big Ten Championships from 2010-2012. They weren't elite by any means but compared to what Riley did and what Frost has done so far Pelini was the most successful coach they've had since the early years under Frank Solich. Until Frost actually starts winning at Nebraska right now he's not fit to carry Bo Pelini's jockstrap.
I'm sorry. I can't hear a word Kade Warner is saying due to how loud and distracting that mustache is lol.
Not nearly as impressive but Julian Fleming has a bit of a pirate's goatee going for him.
That was a game where we never needed Tresselball more than we did in those final two quarters. If Tressel had still been around and calling plays there's no chance he would've had an inaccurate QB like Bauserman slinging it all over the field like that late in the game with a double digit lead. It seriously felt like Bollman was already trying to audition for his next job with those pass-heavy calls once Bauserman got in there.
It's remarkable what Joe Bauserman was able to accomplish during his brief time as the starting QB at OSU. He actually made me start to reminisce about the Steve Bellisari days (which were nightmarish in their own right) and think to myself "You know, compared to this garbage Bellisari wasn't all that bad, especially his final year in 2001."
That was also the game that arguably got Bo Pelini fired (the infamous audio tape was recorded immediately after that game when he was privately bitching about many of the Nebraska faithful leaving early). Notice Nebraska hasn't been all that successful since they let Pelini go considering Mike Riley was an abject disaster on all levels and Frost right now is still struggling to clean up the mess Riley left behind.
How not to run out the clock with a double digit lead 101. Bollman should've been left behind to rot in the corn after that game.
Best case scenario - if the SEC teams implode (not saying it will happen but the conference is very questionable right now outside of Bama and Bama can't play defense this year) and somehow Oklahoma ends up sneaking into the CFP again with two losses and facing a top-seeded OSU lol.
What Fowler will likely say on the broadcast, "I can't help but think that if PSU were allowed to have fans in this stadium the results of this game would be much different" as PSU is losing by 30 lol.
ANNNND I'm not going to be able to watch a down of this game since it's on Halloween. At least I won't have to listen to Fowler cream his pants over PSU throughout the game.
That might give the school pause about making him the head coach from an optics perspective but the players here don't seem to have any issues with Wilson at all.
In 2016, unfortunately probably OSU. There was no way that OSU team was going to compete with the other 3 teams in the CFP due to how much of a one-dimensional clusterfuck that offense under Warinner and Beck was. Not that I think PSU would've been a better option but that 2016 OSU team had issues, particularly on offense (the defense was borderline elite however, especially in the secondary). When your offense is completely one-dimensional throughout the season to the point where when defenses key in on taking Curtis Samuel away you have no answer or adjustment whatsoever for that you know you've got significant problems with the coaching on offense. Beck and Warinner should've been forced to find their own way back to Columbus after that Clemson debacle.
It would've worked out for him just fine here if he hadn't been struggling with addiction at the time (he had 8 sacks in 2013 so it's not like he wasn't productive at OSU). If he doesn't get banned he and Bosa were looking at destroying offensive lines together for the next two years probably.
I have nothing against Bauserman personally as he seemed like a solid dude in a not so great situation. But let's not sugarcoat it. He was a terrible football player who had no business starting for us in 2011 (the only reason he did was because Braxton was a true freshman who they wanted to ease in and they clearly didn't trust Guiton at the time). He should've honestly stuck with baseball because clearly his background as a pitcher bled into his football mechanics (Bauserman's throwing motion was hands down one of the worst throwing motions I've ever seen from a collegiate QB, I'm amazed he was able to complete any passes at all throwing like that).