If Justin Fields plays like the 11th best quarterback in the country, this is going to be a very, very dangerous team.
C'mon man. Yes the two BCS championship game losses were severe disappointments. But he was 5-3 in BCS bowls and won a boatload of big time games.
But I do think the game was getting away from him at the end.
It was interesting to hear them talk about Tatgate.
Honestly I couldn't name anyone that was involved besides Pryor.
OSU's losses have tended to be poorly timed (especially in the poll era), coming late in the season or in a bowl game. Looking at the last 50 seasons (1969-2018):
1969 (8-1) - Lost last game to Michigan (no bowl), finished #4
1970 (9-1) - Lost Rose Bowl against UCLA, finished #2 (I know OSU claims a championship, but they were not #1 in either of the final polls)
1973 (10-0-1) - Tied Michigan, finished #2
1975 (11-1) - Lost Rose Bowl against UCLA, finished #4
1979 (11-1) - Lost Rose Bowl against USC, finished #4
1996 (11-1) - Lost to Michigan, finished #2
1998 (11-1) - Lost to Michigan State in 9th game of season, finished #2
2006 (12-1) - Lost BCS Championship game against Florida, finished #2
2007 (11-2) - Lost BCS Championship game against LSU, finished #4, this isn't a 1 loss season but since the last game was for the championship I included it
2010 (12-1) - lost to Wisconsin in 7th game of season, finished #5
2015 (12-1) - lost to Michigan State in 11th game of season, finished #4
2018 (13-1) - Lost to Purdue in 8th game of season, finished #3
That's 6 seasons where they would have won a championship if they won their last game, and 6 more where the stars just didn't align for them.
Captain Marvel looks bad. Green Lantern-ish
Sammy Maldonado had the best name ever. He will never be forgotten.
Yeah I'm surprised there's been nothing about Schiano, Davis, or Studrawa. Are these guys staying or going?
Which is a story Spielman tells all the time.
He doesn't say "uh, I don't know why I came to Ohio State, ask my dad".
The best thing about the Heisman for Haskins was those pictures of him with Tua and Kyler. He looked like a giant in physical stature compared to those two.
Using your business for personal income...wait, what?
College football is head and shoulders better, for me, even though the Alabam/Clemson show has made the postseason a joke.
There is no passion and no creativity in the NFL. No chance for huge upsets that really matter, little sense of history and pageantry. It’s just a boring game.
Yes, the skill level of players is far higher. That’s what makes it boring. Think of Ben Victor’s touchdown catch and run against Penn State. That sort of play is rare in the NFL but it makes CFB what it is.
And don’t even get me started on the rules that make it illegal to tackle the quarterback and turn catches into incompletions.
Brown is an idiot. The worst.
He still can’t possibly hire Hue, can he?
Well, that went poorly
They need to kill the bowls’ dominance or nothing will change.
Okay, they would've kicked the crap out of Notre Dame.
But only started reading regularly and posting on the forums this season ;)
In retrospect, the 49ers doing everything they could to get rid of him after he took them to a Super Bowl should’ve been a giant red flag.
I don't know if they are fixable. Why have they been down for so long? You could blame Dantonio's success at MIchigan State, and him poaching players the Wolverines would usually get.
But at the same time, OSU has been recruiting nationally at a historic level and taking way fewer Ohio players than normal. You'd think there'd be an opportunity there, but Michigan hasn't capitalized.
I'm sure things will align for them again at some point.
This feels like one of those games where Clemson is going to keep pounding and pounding and pounding, and pull away slowly, then rapidly towards the end.
Like 16-3 at half, 30-10 at the end of the 3rd, 51-17 final
I'd like to think so, but I don't know. OSU has looked iffy at best in every game since TCU, with the exception of Michigan, and they get beat like a rented mule by any decent team.
The Oklahoma fans used to hate him. Called him Brett Vulnerables
Had to share this one LOL
Clemson wins the toss and elects to take the PEDs.— Kevin Noon (@Kevin_Noon) December 29, 2018