I would not change a single thing about the burrow situation. Although we did not win the national Championship, I still contend that Ohio State ended up much better having borough transfer to LSU and they would have if he stayed. If you think about it, the last two seasons we’ve had a Heisman finalist at the quarterback position. As great as he was this year, Joe Burrow was fairly pedestrian as a junior, And while he was phenomenal as a senior, I would say he was negligibly better than Justin fields. So in the last two years, Ohio State has had two Heisman finalist and Fields is coming back for another year and will be a Heisman favorite for 2020. That is overall better Over the three-year period then what Would’ve happened had Joe Burrow stayed
Yes, and we played Purdue a couple years back coming off a bye week and you see how that worked out for us. A lot can happen throughout the season. Lawrence could get hurt. Some other key players get injured. The one thing that stands out about Clemson vs other elite teams is that on the skill positions, they have maybe more 5 stars than say Ohio State or LSU or many other schools, however, once you get past the first line, there seems to be a bigger drop off compared to say Bama, Ohio State and other elite level programs. So, if they stay healthy, they certainly can dominate, but if they get injured at a few key positions I can see they can struggle some.
I am just sick of seeing them in the playoff every year because of the fact the AAC is a weaker conference (I mean ACC, I did not mean to disrespect the American by comparing them to a weaker conference) and just want them to miss it for once.
I’m hoping Notre Dame is good next year and gives Then I lost in South Bend. One loss in the ACC is toast pretty much in any year, or they will always be toast when you compare a one loss team from any other conference
Just like in 2015, the best team on paper may have been left out of the playoff, and one less Clemson what deserve the same fate
Oregon cant attract the amount of talent needed on a consistent basis. They dont have the in state talent that CA has or other states.
Clemson is in a fairly talent rich state. NC/SC are talent rich, GA is talent rich, FL is too. Plus TN has good talent. All are within a 3-4 hour drive from Clemson (not much farther than going from Youngstown to Columbus)
CA has talent but most of it is in So Cal which is 12-15 hours away. Plus Oregon has to compete with UW, Stanford, USC, UCLA for top talent plus the other schools in the PAC.
The AcC sucks but if they slip up and lose a game they shouldn’t they are likely out with one loss, they would be in the worst position even if they are the best team
I am thrilled and happy for burrow. He had a great season and deserves everything that has come his way.
I would not change a thing about how things ended up at Ohio State. I would take Haskins over him any day, and as you saw last year Haskins was the better quarterback than burrow. I took Justin fields over him as well any day, so I think for the day things worked out best for everybody
It was the right call on wade. It was a helmet to helmet hit. I hate the rule and it sucks but it was the right call
it was the right call on skalski too. He speared And should have been ejected for his own good too.
they need to get rid of the ejection part and just make it a penalty, or give them a pass on the first one
I did not want to watch the game. I was still in pain from the heartbreaking loss. The loss where we outplayed them and were the better team and got screwed. i did not want to watch college football for a long time after that game. I did not want to see Clemson raise the trophy.
my 9 year old is a sports nut and I ended up watching the game. It was a healing process. It was great seeing Clemson lose their star linebacker and the pass interference to negate a TD. It does not take the place of the bucks losing but it was great to see Clemson get some comeuppance especially by a former beloved Buckeye In Buurrow
When fans stop paying and the demand stops being there for the sports content this will end. It is the TV content and gambling content that is really driving this. TV drives the bus on this. They only need a certain number of high profile games, everything else is just filler and makes a ton of money.
My wife is a Notre Dame Graduate and I was looking through her yearbook from 20 years ago and at that time, they played 3 BIG teams (MSU, scUM and Purdue) 3 PAC teams (Stan, USC, AZ State) Military academies (Navy) 1 ACC ( BC) and 2 Big Xii teams (Kansas and Oklahoma) and 1 SEC (Tennessee). The point was that every team was essentially a p5 level team outside of navy and there is tradition for that. Even ND the vaunted independent that they are is now playing MAC teams and directional schools for paychecks now.
This is the most disappointing part of the game now.
Scheduling is part of the equation. It is not just students though. As an adult, I am not going to waste my money to go see a dud like OSU V FAU or OSU v Miami. I went to the Cincinnati game this year and that had the potential at least to be a quality opponent.
I dont have the time to waste to even watch games against directional schools just there for a paycheck. So, from that perspective, the quality of the schedule means something. Students are part of the equation of course, and I think the university does a huge disservice to them with the pricing they have to pay for the games. College is expensive enough as is, they should do better for the students who go to the games. However, the money is brought in by the alumni who pay full freight for the games and have the discretionary income.
At least in the NFL, you get 16 compelling matchups each week (yes even for Bengals and Browns fans). In college, you are lucky to have 3-5 (or if you are an ACC school, you may not get any).
ACC football is a vastly inferior product. It just happens to have an elite team in the midst of the dumpster fire. Does not change that the ACC is a dumpster fire that is more on the level of the AAC or MWC than a true P5 League. It would be like the Big 12 if Texas were there and OU left.
But that team could get no separation at receiver all year. Was not just Clemson D.
JT was great but really never was a great passer. Fields may not be Haskins but he is much better at throwing the ball and his receivers are much better than in 2016 too.
in 2016 the best you could hope for the passing game was a 3-5 yard pass to Samuel out of the backfield or Baugh at Tight end. With the run game struggling and playing from behind it was a recipe for disaster.
So when we beat LSU to win the national championship will the crazy Tiger fans say Joe tanked it because he was a Buckeye mole
That they have not played anyone is only marginally a problem for Clemsons offense. They clearly have the talent on paper to be a force. It would be much different if you were arguing Baylor’s high powered offense Or Memphis because there is a big talent disparity there. Clemson has elite athletes and will put up points and will score.
the fact that they have not seen a defense like Ohio state only matters early. They may be a bit surprised for a quarter or two if they get punched in the mouth or stymied early on. But great teams adjust and they will likely adjust and get moving. Key is to get in front early and make them play catch up because they have not been in that position much. It won’t stop them but may lead them to press and make mistakes
Regardless - rose is always the first game and always Jan 1 and sugar will always follow the rose on jan 1
it is the reason why the other games are on days other than Jan 1 because the rose and sugar have the premier times locked up with guaranteed tv deals
Last time when we played them we were slight favorites. Just sayin
T Higgins is a monster. As mentioned the fact that they are 6-4 is a game changing advantage that most programs don’t have.
osu has great receivers but you can’t develop height.
That depends. In a one off, yes you give it to Clemson every time. However, when you ask them to run the gauntlet of Wisconsin, penn st, Michigan and Wisconsin, plus through in a mich st who had a bad year but a tough D and decent Indiana; you have to question whether they are built for the sustained run with no blemishes. The fact that the ACC is a joke of a conference, they do not have to expose their star players to as many hits and injuries and they will have a much easier path to win out every year. You can see that in their record, they really do not need to face a challenge until the playoff. In addition, year in and year out, the best ACC competition that Clemson faces is the quality of Indiana.
clemson is a dangerous team with scary talent, but they coast to the playoff every year because their conference is worse than the American
Rose bowl is always contractually obligated to 4:15 est on 1/1 and sugar is obligated to 8:30 est on 1/1 every year
otherwise, the other games have complete flexibility as to the date and time
1) 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th round pick - as a RB. You go. The position is not dominant like it used to be and outside of a Zeke, RB's are not top 10 picks anymore.
2)RB's have a 3-5 year shelf life in the NFL. The younger you are the more you make. How many 35 year olds are toting the ball in the NFL? None. How many 30 year olds are (1 or 2 if you are lucky). The NFL career of a RB is shorter than most. Why waste a year in college when you can get paid.
3) Why risk injury and cost yourself 2-3 rounds in the draft and even a career. THis is just stupid.
I want to see him come back as much as anyone, but if he asked me to make the decision for him, and I made it solely as a Buckeye fan, I would still tell him to leave.
Back in 2003, we were walking out of the stadium after the game. We parked on the other side of Michigan's campus so to get to our car we had to walk through campus and fraternity row. We were down because the Bucks had lost and were just minding our business as we walked dejectedly toward our car as back to back national championship dreams were now over.
I always remember walking along a road by the frat houses at UM and watching this young couple walk hand in hand toward us. Outside of noticing the young couple together, we paid no attention to them. As we got closer to them, the young girl says "you guys f'kn suck" and then spits on us.
After that moment I have always relished running up the score and everything bad that has happened to the scUM program since. I have laughed that when scUM gets in trouble their program slips further and cant recover, when they change coaches, there is a drop off and when sanctions happen to OSU or there are coaching changes, we only emerge stronger.
Michigan is the Michigan football team of the 80s and 90s. They are good but not elite or dominant. They never have been. However in the 80s and 90s Ohio State was never dominant either. That is the difference. It was a different game back then different era.
ohio state was made of 80% home grown talent and a few fills ins from the coasts. Michigan was 50% Ohio talent and the rest from mostly the NE. Now Ohio State has a national footprint and Michigan is using the same old strategy from 1986, because that is the Michigan way and it worked at one time, just like 3 yards and a cloud of dust and the wishbone offense.
I remember the 99 game talking to my roommate who was from Youngstown and he said “just be patient, in a few years Jim Tressel will come down from Youngstown state and change everything.
Boy did he turn out to be right
Woody is great but urban is the ultimate Wolverine slayer with tress a close second. In fact I would almost put Tressel number 1 because of where he took the program from day 1 and started whipping the wolverines on a consistent basis. Meyer kept the up with the tradition but Tressel was the one who got it started