Is this a Buckeye thread or a ode to the SEC? I’m damn glad we have Urban who is loyal to his players and their families. Great on Bama for winning a suspect title. It will never be perfect and nobody will ever agree. There is bias towards the SEC and that’s ok because we still have what I believe to be the best team, fans, coaches, players, and band! Enjoy what we have, and to say Dabo and Kirby are better than Urban is just crazy.
Sports Illustrated, never heard of her!
Being honest here I’m upset and saddened but at the same time excited to play USC and show the committee they made a huge mistake. To act as if Alabama is leaps and bounds better than OSU is actually quite comical. I think that at the core Alabama is quite similar to us. Hurts isn’t a game changing QB in the likes of Watson, or Young. JT struggles at times but I think I appreciate his toughness and dedication to our team and school more than anything. Not to mention he has won a boatload of games. I am absolutely satisfied as a Buckeye fan and don’t need America’s approval for my team to be the greatest, as long as they are in my mind!
Is everyone certain Clemson is 1 or could Oklahoma be 1 and we get the re-match off the bat?
I appreciate all the hate on here but I have confidence that the staff will do the right thing and put us in a position to compete for an NC. Just remember we don’t lose very often so it will be alright.if Barrett doesn’t play well the back ups need to be ready. Sounds like he is holding their feet to the fire.
I gotta say losses are always disappointing but to think the sky is falling after every loss is not serving us well. We are still in great shape moving forward. We will get better and if the QB position is still hurting he will pull the trigger. If anyone of us had spent this much time on a QB and he gave you so many wins and holds tons of records you wouldn’t just bench him. Team is the word here and to play like a team takes time when you lose key personnel every year. Oklahoma lost two last year and the world didn’t end. Let’s be the fan base that gets football not try’s to coach from our couch. O-H!
I would have been for any plan at all. It seems as though we are always making it up as we go.
Chip Kelly anyone?
Love the response however I feel no response is needed our program speaks for itself. It was a bad night and changes will be made. My crystal ball looks great!
Being a Soldier and a Buckeye, Urban Meyer and this team make me so proud to be an Ohioan. I'm currently in Hawaii, Mariotaville, and it feels better than ever. Thanks Urban for these tough, gritty kids representing our great state. Let's do it again next year!
I imagine that they will figure it out just really think that for some it's damn near impossible. NCAA is a sorry sorry institution.
Thanks for the info and link. It just seems that if tickets anonymously made it into their hands or if a package was sold to them at ab"discounted" price it would make sense. This seems to bother me quite a bit. It's a travesty that the NCAA has this power.
Who's not happy! I'm ecstatic!! I just want to relish the underdog role for us. They already has Bama +9.5 so we can get ready. Nobody thinks we can win except us and that's all that matters!
I truly believe we are in a better QB predicament then Wisky. Cardale is a better QB than most I've seen this year. He can run and he's got an arm. Wisky is mostly one dimensional. I think people ought to be looking at them because we are loaded with talent, absolutely loaded!!!
This team is exactly what I want my Buckeyes to be. They make me proud to be from Ohio and even more proud to wear Scarlet and Gray! Go out Saturday and lay it all on the line for your fallen teammates you have nothing to lose we are already proud of you!
Couldn't agree more with all the comments. This team is a testament to leadership and will to win. Nobody on the planet gave us a chance after Brax went down but here we sit on the cusp of another championship and possibly more. Couldn't be happier to be a Buckeye!!! We are truly fortunate!
Absolutely great story and I honestly appreciate all these posts as it helps bring some clarity and a little bit of rallying our own troops here at EW!
Absolutely happy to share the story and hope people pass it on to help understand the dynamic after it happens. Thanks!
Thanks, I'm not one to post very often but I found myself watching this situation closely already knowing the outcome. My unit has had 7 suicides upon their return from Iraq. It's an enemy like no other. I think this will bond the team if handled correctly. The emotion of every person must be allowed to be expressed as they each have different thoughts on it. Thanks again for the comment that's what drives me. Go Bucks!
As a Soldier that has witnessed suicide from many of my own friends and fellow Soldiers this has been a tough week. I do understand the pain a confusion that this type of incident may cause. My only advice would be to do exactly what we do in combat, rally the troops. It sounds like a cliche but it is absolutely 100% true. In 2003 I was in Kuwait on our initial push to Baghdad and we had a fellow warrior take his life. Too many emotions to describe were happening at that moment but one thing was very clear, in the next 24 hours we were going to war and our focus was intense. We took the loss of our fellow Soldier very, very hard however it forged a bond that you can't understand unless you've went through it. The next day we locked and loaded not knowing what tomorrow would bring but that no matter what our focus, intensity, training, and love for each other would guide us to victory. There was not a single guy who was afraid of what the enemy might do because we knew we would have an answer. The death of our friend was tragic but was key to bringing us together through an unbreakable bond. Nothing could stop us because we knew he was watching over and guiding us when we had nothing left. I apologize for the long post but I really felt this was appropriate for this situation. I think the players will get a glimpse of the true meaning of brotherhood which is when during the most adverse times and when you find yourself struggling the most you look to your left and look to your right and you know that everything is going to be just fine because together we can conquer all. Thoughts and prayer with the family and please never forget the great toll suicide plays in our Soldiers and families lives! Also I believe a bracelet honoring their fallen teammate would be a great tribute. Everyone would look down and see that name on your wrist you are given just a little more energy for the next play.
Appreciate the comments on the O and I agree our defense isn't great but they are good. I think people are really not giving TSUN enough credit for their play. Granted they do not have a great record but I think they have great athletes and their game plan was great. You cannot short change a rival game. If you looked at most of them they were tough. Just getting tired of supposed experts knocking our boys. I just watch and can see we have a ball club I wouldn't want to mess with. I also have a great feeling about Saturday. Wasn't so comfortable going into The Game.
I don't ever comment but I had to just add one thing. I am sitting here in Korea rewatching the Auburn Bama game and I am shocked at how much better our offense is than Auburn. I tried to envision BRAX and Guapo running in and through Bama with the same plays as Auburn. I think our O Line is a class above Auburn and more polished than Bama. I just wanted to hear some views on that and if you guys felt the same way that I believe we could beat Bama by a touchdown or two.