I like a lineup of Jones, Bosa, Young, and Antwuan Jackson. That sounds like an incredible line. You could sub in Cooper and Landers. Wow! Then there’s all the other guys dying for a chance like Haskell and Cage. Again, wow!
Yes, this. I agree with you.
This makes no sense. That should have been the motto last year when we had a qb that struggled to hit receivers.
We have a qb savant starting next year. The motto should be balance.
I don’t want Wisconsin.
I fear USC far more than I've ever feared Notre Dame. Maybe it's our history with them. I don't know.
I will clarify my point. You said it perfectly. It's not Bama or Georgia that i fear. I think we would trounce them. As you said, it's Clemson and to a lesser degree Oklahoma where I fear it could have gotten ugly.
Hope I'm wrong about USC and we destroy them. That will be worth a TON of cache for tOSU.
They played FSU on a neutral field. So, to recap, most dangerous out of conference foe on neutral field, 8 conference games, 1 FCS school, 1 less win, no conference championship. My point is had we taken the easier approach, we'd be in.
I agree with most posters. They HAVE to figure out how to make 8 teams work. Give up one of the non-conference games. Have some type of revenue sharing to make up for the lost income. Ultimately it should be the 5 Power Five conference champs, 1 team from the group of five, and 2 at large bids (Notre Dame if good enough and the 2nd best from another conference).
I've actually come to a different conclusion. Iowa was a conference game. It had to be played. It was the Oklahoma game that sealed our fate. I believe that because had we either won that game, or played a team like say....Mercer, we'd have one bad loss but one more win and a conference championship. Ultimately Ohio State CHOSE to play that game. The message the committee has sent is to be like Alabama. Play an FCS team instead of a dangerous Power 5 opponent to ensure that you make it into the playoffs. They've sent a dangerous message.
I don't have a ton of confidence in us beating USC, let alone had we made the playoffs. Love this team but it has some serious flaws.
What's asinine is you spitting vitriol over what others have said without hearing his side. If he deserves criticism, so be it. As you did with him, you make huge leaps with me.
Thank you for being another voice of reason. The response here is shameful. Hate to see how they handle a little trouble for their own family. Jump to conclusions, it seems.
Down vote all you want. It says quite a bit about our supposed fans. I am not being a homer. Unlike many of you, I am not going to jump to conclusions based on ONE SIDE of the story. We've yet to hear what Eli has to say....you know, the BUCKEYE.
The fact that you all stand on your soap box and say these things without having all the facts is shameful. Awaiting all the facts is NOT being a homer. It's being an adult.
Has nothing to do with rose-colored glasses. You are all commenting on one side of the story. You've yet to hear what Eli has to say. Would you do the same with your own family? Someone says something negative and you light into them before hearing their side? I doubt it.
So when you help out your children when they have something wrong, you first spit vitriol and then help them. Got it.
Pretty effed up that so many of you have such negative things to say about Eli. You don’t know the specifics so why are you saying those things about him? Nice to see you supporting Buckeyes.
Nothing negative to say about Grimes. Every indication is he left because he had to not because he wanted to. So always a Buckeye.
Who pissed in your cornflakes?
When someone tells you to have a good day, do you bitch that they don''t quantify WTF "good" means? Is good winning the lottery or just not getting hit by a bus!? Jesus man, don't tell me to have a good day without telling me EXACTLY what you mean.
If you can't infer what "loyalty' means in this context, we can't help you. Seriously.
Felt the exact same way. From the moment I watched all I could think of is, "why wasn't this kid our first choice?". Then I hear he plays in the toughest conference in Texas, sat behind the freshman starter at Baylor, and the school has produced 8 straight D1 QBS, including our favorite Baker Mayfield? How did ANYONE (other than Colorado St) miss this kid?
Seriously who cares? Those are made-up numbers. If you finished in the top 10, you did well. I'm more interested in getting the guys we want than what the ranking is.
Led his team in rushing. Think he has close to 1k yards. He can definitely run.
Nice to get a qb that can run instead of a runner that can throw.
My kid graduated from FSU and I can tell you the campus is nice, but 5 feet off of it is an absolute shit hole. It's like walking into downtown Detroit. When we visited we tried to stay on campus. Total dump city.
Haha! I was thinking the same thing...
Glad someone said what I was thinking. I get that kids are sheltered these days but GRFO with that he’s a kid bullshit. At his age he knows what his word and commitment mean. He just has no character. Period.
This. Screw him. Ohio State couldhave pursued others. They invested in him for a long time and he flips after getting an offer he had to ask for? Total dick.
Seriously, why good luck? He shit on tOSU by first wearing another team’s jersey while committed and then went through this circus.
I don’t wish him injury but I certainly don’t wish him success either.
Seriously eff this dude. To flip after all Ohio State coaches worked so hard on the relationship for so long for a coach that only offered because he complained they didn’t says everything about his maturity and character.
Hope he rnjoys not even sniffing the playoffs. I do not wish him well.