I'm gonna take Devin Smith over Michael Thomas. Smith had ridiculous numbers over 4 years despite having Braxton as his QB for 3 years (don't get me wrong, Braxton is one of my favorite OSU guys all time but he wasn't a pocket passer). Plus, Ted Ginn and Devin Smith lined up on the same side of the field? Good luck defense.
This is the thing that really amazes me about TTUN's fans, players, and overall culture. They just never learn! Respect the rivalry. This is a huge reason why Michigan can't beat us. They just have a total lack of respect for the rivalry and it permeates their entire culture. The players, fans, and coaches all run their mouths non stop with nothing to back it up. I guarantee that if an OSU player/commit talked trash publicly, coach Day would have him running all day at the next practice.
But hey, I hope they keep this stuff up. It's hilarious off-season content and it just makes them look stupider.
Edit: Yes, I do see the irony of saying "I guarantee"
I'm 21 years old, so for as long as I can remember, OSU has owned the rivalry. However, there's still nothing I love more than beating them every year. I never had to live through the 90s, but I see the look on my dad's face when he talks about it. I've seen the way my older cousins react when it's brought up in conversation. I know I don't ever want to live through that, and I want to beat them every year for the rest of time.
I've said this for a long time: if OSU (somehow) goes 1-11 and that one win is against That Team Up North, it's a successful season. In other words, I wouldn't trade a win against UM for anything!
As a music major, I'd like to shed some light on this. While I'm not a vocal major (I'm a drummer) I can say confidently that there are a ton of jobs that aren't performance or teaching that you can get with a music degree. Studio work and live sound are becoming increasingly popular, as is audio engineering. You can write film and TV scores, be a songwriter for other artists, or manage artists. Technological advancement has also opened up many other avenues and expanded the list of jobs available in the music industry.
Plus, as a musician, I can say with 100% confidence that if you're willing to work hard and grind, you're already better than 50% of the crowd.
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The thing is that Dobbins could actually go to the Chiefs. He's slated in the late 1st/early 2nd round in a lot of mocks. JK in KC would be a blast to watch.
Honestly, probably a losing season, or 5 more years of getting beat by OSU. Whichever comes first. At this point it's hard to say. Their recruiting has fallen off the last 2-3 years, and the monster classes Harbaugh brought in at the start of his tenure are graduating now. To add to that, OSU has somehow gotten better despite losing a hall of fame coach. Unless OSU sleepwalks into The Game (which won't happen) I really don't see how UM can beat the Buckeyes
I'm right there with you, Killer. I'm 21 and I really only remember the 2011 loss. But I know that I don't ever want to lose to TTUN again, and that alone keeps me vigilant.
Yeah sure, Ohio State hasn't allowed ore than 300 yards of total offense all season, but ichigan will be the one to break that streak. Oh, and they'll also clear 400 yards of offense.
Yeah I completely agree. Everyone seems to be overlooking Army. They'll probably have their best team in the last 25 years, Michigan should absolutely not sleep on them.
Plus, the triple option in football is like the 3 point shot in basketball: it is the great equalizer. Army can make some noise this season
I'm sure the tackling dummies have Harbaugh's head taped onto them
Could this dude be more of an ass. Seriously. I mean, we don't need bulletin board material to beat their ass every year, but man they love giving it to us
Well that's depressing. One of my favorite NBA players goes to my absolute least favorite team.
As long D-Lo doesn't start throwing mouthpieces and kicking people in the nuts I guess I can still find a way to root for him individually.
Thankfully, I was born at the end of the 90s, 3 years before the hiring of Jim Tressel, so I never really had to experience the horrors of that time. But I'm not stupid. I see the dark shadow that passes over my dad's face when he hears "John Cooper" or "90s" and "Ohio State football" in the same sentence. I may not have experienced it, but I know enough about it that I sure as hell don't want to go through something like that.
That being said, here's to the continued dominance of TTUN!!
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I'm 100% in agreement about CJ. Say what you will about his talent, but he never lacked effort. Always gave his all. And he did it the right way. Never got into trouble, worked his ass off, and he always did what the coaches asked of him. I'll always remember that cold-blooded dagger he hit against Indiana last year in Bloomington.
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There were an enormous amount of PI penalties called on us this year. But also, Isaiah Prince and Malcolm Pridgeon probably led the conference in false starts and holding penalties.
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2018 was amazing. But 2015 and 2016 were fantastic too. In 2015, they talked all that smack leading up to the game (similar to this year) and they got curb stomped. And in 2016 they choked away a 10 point lead.
I get it. But Michigan has never been able to win the big game on the road. If they do win in East Lansing..... yikes
Versus Michigan State in East Lansing will be the real test. If Michigan wins that game, I will definitely be concerned. Especially if our Buckeyes continue to exhibit the same problems that have plagued them all year.