wow. they are really not going to cover against Rutgers! I wonder if they get bumped down to #3 behind LSU and Clemson.
I posted before if I were Tua I would have shut down for the season before this game. He probably drops out of first round or is late first round now. Cost himself millions.
Stupid name. Ugly uniforms. Dumb sounding mascot. Absolutely no business being in the B1G.
Only plus is a guaranteed win for OSU every year allowing players to heal and rest for the week.
No doubt that an SEC team would have covered up any problems with a mega star like Clarrett involving pesky things like pay for play which is rather routine down there and doesn't raise eyebrows. OSU should have had a sit down with Clarrett and told him not to rock the boat, STFU, and play for 3 years and go get paid in the league like countless other guys ahead of him. Putting a spotlight on Clarett bought a ton of bad publicity for OSU.
Pryor made Tressel promise him that he would use him as a pro-style qb and not as a running qb. That's one of the reasons he spurned Richrod. However, if Pryor had allowed Tressel to use him like Cam, and also with how the NFL evolved to accommodate running qb's, Pryor may well have been playing qb in the league now.
Only permutations I care about is what gets OSU in and keeps Alabama out. So I'm hoping Baylor wins out because even though the Big 12 is a garbage conference like the ACC, but unlike the ACC doesn't play any defense, an undefeated conference champ from there will probably keep out Alabama.
The OSU 4th string would easily handle Rutgers.
Seems the program replaced Tressel and Meyer at just the right time when things were starting to get stale and the successor took the program to new heights.
We needed to have added Southern schools to help with recruiting. The future is in the South with demographics shifting there.
Mason Rudolph looks like Billy Bob in Sling Blade.
Michigan beat Ruckers by 78 in 2016. Western Kentucky beat West Virginia Tech by 87 in 2007; Oklahoma State beat Savannah State by 84 in 2012, and Missouri beat Delaware State by 79 in 2014.
Day should shoot to win by 88 with starters out after 1 quarter.
I would take it too. Most sure outcome I've ever remembered. Would literally be the greatest upset in B1G football history if OSU were to lose this game.
If the allmighty Zeus came to you and offered this bet would you take it?
You bet OSU to simply win, doesn't matter by how much. You get $5 million if OSU wins. However, if OSU loses you die.
I hate both additions. All I care about is football, the product on the field. I don't give a damn about the money. I wanted 2 good football schools. Would have far preferred Oklahoma, whose president I've read would like the B1G over the Big 12. Virginia Tech would have been ok too.
I don't want to face Alabama. Not because this OSU team wouldn't win easily, but that would mean an undeserving Alabama team backdoored its way into the playoffs again.
Dez might want to keep quiet because M has a lot of skeletons in its closets. I remember back in the day there was lots of smoke about Charles Woodson taking money from an agent and M covered it up.
I've been having fun trolling on al.com. It's just too easy to rile up those entitled idiots. They have no comeback for "what's your best win". My screen name there is "MrMansfield123" in honor of my hometown of Mansfield, OH. lolol
PSU fans are being unrealistic. I've read them keep citing Iowa and Purdue as reasons for "any given Saturday". However, they fail to realize that with a completely new defensive coaching staff this is like a brand new Buckeye defense.
Agree. Been following OSU since 1983 and never in my life have I seen such a mismatch in B1G play between any 2 teams. Putting the most talented OSU football team in a generation, possibly ever, against one of the worst B1G teams ever. OSU can easily score 100 if they wanted to in this game.
They made a huge blunder by not going after PJ Fleck before he got the Minny job. I think Fleck could have built them into a powerhouse to rival PSU in 10 years with his recruiting ability.
Here's the thing they don't realize. Oregon had the courage to schedule a tough out of conference team like Auburn and not a Duke or Western Carolina like Alabama does. If Oregon wins the Pac with just that one loss and is left out for Alabama, an AD would be beyond idiotic to keep tough ooc games on the schedule. Then all of us peasants in non-SEC conferences know the only way we make it barring total chaos is to be undefeated.
Probably just taking orders from his SEC overlords at ESPN. They scared about OSU. In the words of Coach O "we comin" and they know it.
Blow meatchicken out to the tune of 66-3 and OSU would be back to #1. Bodybag Minny to keep the #1 ranking.