Hell, LSU just won the NC for the third time in the 20's and he has them second tier.
I would have to agree. Let's face it if you can't recruit an RB to Ohio State you can't recruit. They should be turning them away at the door with their history and the line they got coming back.
I would have to say he is one stupid individual.
Agree with everything you said. I know this is an unpopular view on here but I don't believe that tOSU wins the NC in 14 if JT doesn't get hurt. Don't see them beating Bama without that vertical passing game that Cardale brought to the table. Good defenses can shut down any running game if you don't have the threat of going over their heads...even when you have Zeke as a runner. JT is a much-loved figure at OSU and he should be but his vertical passing game was subpar.
This is where I'm at as well. Although I was/am a big fan of Joe and wanted to see him get his chance at tOSU I can't see the record being any better with him in 2018. With the horrible defense that tOSU put on the field in 18, I can't see him making a difference.
I get the fact that Texas is a blue blood school but the media didn't drop tOSU to second the committee did. Like the OP stated, Cincinnatti finished ahead of Texas so it should not have anything at all to do with it.
Launch--a player leaving his feet to attack an opponent by an upward and forward thrust of the body to make forcible contact in the head or neck area.
A crouch followed by an upward and forward thrust to attack with forcible contact at the head or neck area, even though one or both feet are still on the ground.
Leading with helmet, shoulder forearm, fist, hand or elbow to attack with forcible contact at the head or neck area.
Lowering the head before attacking by initiating forcible contact with the crown of his helmet.
defenseless players can be defined as any of the following, but not limited to:
a player in the act of or just after throwing a pass.
a receiver attempting to catch a forward pass or in position to receive a backward pass, or one who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a ball carrier.
a kicker in the act of or just after kicking a ball, or during the kick or the return.
a kick returner attempting to catch or recover a kick, or one who has completed a catch or recovery and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a ball carrier.
a player on the ground.
a player obviously out of the play.
a player who receives a blind-side block.
a ball carrier already in the grasp of an opponent and whose forward progress has been stopped.
a quarterback any time after a change of possession.
a ball carrier who has obviously given himself up and is sliding feet-first.
The rules can be interpreted in so many ways it becomes subjective. What is a foul to one is not to another. It should not be complicated...should be more black and white IMO
LOL, what the hell do you mean Day settling for FG's? He called the plays, they were there, Fields overthrew JK for one, missed another throw in the back of the endzone on another and JK dropped a screen pass that probably would have scored on. Day called a near-perfect game and deserves no criticism we are very lucky to have him.
It's difficult for me to believe that there is a conspiracy involving multiple people. Not to say that ESPN doesn't have an agenda, they do but to say "the fix was on" is a bit of reach to me. However, getting to one person...oh I don't know, say the replay official I could see where someone could offer him a lot of money to tilt the game the way a gambler would want.
First off, I want some sort of retribution...I want him fired and never work another game again. His financial records should be monitored to see if he or any of his family suddenly come into large sums of money. Maybe this all sounds like sour grapes to some but I have watched the replay of that scoop and score a dozen times. There is no way anyone could say that there was indisputable video evidence that that wasn't a catch. So there has to be something there.
Fowler went on record to say it was a horrible call. He said he was shocked it was overturned and he too is trying to figure out exactly what a football move is.
Thank You !!! I'm the same way. In a way I kind of envy the ones who say that they moved on...I get pissed every time I hear the word football. For those that say well, OSU had their chances and settled for FG's it makes me want to puke. The point is without those overturned calls OSU wins in spite of not scoring TD's in the red zone.
Ohio State had the better team, it was clear, but they had it stolen from them and that's something I'll never forget.
I can go along with everything except the idea of going for it on 4th and 4. I doubt there is a coach in the country that would have in that position. Only up by 2...you kick it away. He hit a great punt and pinned Clemson deep making them go about 70 yards for a FG try. The D needed to come up with a stop. Not only did they not get a stop but let them march 94 yds and score a TD in like three plays.
What do you think the outrage would have been had they gone for it, and not got it, and Clemson picked up a couple of 1st dns and kicked a winning FG. Saying they should have gone for it is just more hindsight IMO. You can if you choose but I will never lay any blame on Day for this loss. The coaches put the team in a great position to win this game and they (dropped the ball so to speak). Along with some blind refs !!
As for losses that actually hurt the most, the only one I can think of is 98 MSU. All the others were tough losses as well but this one had the same kind of gut-punch, nad-kick feeling I had in 98. I was 18 in 1969 and watched the game and it was just more of a shock that OSU could play so bad (7 turnovers will get you a loss most of the time.) Besides, when you're 18 you think you're going to be back there every year. It only took 33 years to win another. I mention this only for all the fans on here who say oh well we'll be right back there next year...it's not easy to win an NC.
This game, like 98 MSU, it looked like OSU had the much better team and should have won. There were too many mistakes and the bad calls have been well documented. I must say though I can't agree with you on your assessment of play calling in the redzone. The plays were fine...the execution wasn't there. Fields overthrew JK on his called drop and the drop he had on the screen pass was a score that he just took his eyes off of. He catches that 100 times out of a 100.
Whenever your favorite team losses some feel the need to blame someone, usually the coach. The only time I would question a coaching decision in this game was going after the punt. Again, we are not there sitting in on meetings and watching film when they decide they can block one. It was 4th and 6 so if it's not called roughing it wouldn't have mattered. I just didn't like taking a chance at that point. Saying Tuff dropped a pick 6 ...really? He was lucky to get his hands on it. That would have been a tough catch for a receiver.
I hope that it won't take 33 years to win another championship but if you would have tried to tell me in 69 that that's how long it would be I'd said you were nuts. This has the feel of one that got away and will sting for ever for me.
The only real problem I had with the Clemson game he called was the fumble that was called incomplete. He saw the play, said what he thought he saw, watched the replay, and still said it was a fumble until they overturned it. Then he starts backpedaling..."you make some good points he said to the rules expert, I thought he took three steps but I guess it was a good call"
I've listened to him do several OSU games and he just bends over backward trying not to come off as biased. It doesn't work because everyone outside of Cbus thinks he is and the home folks think he's a traitor.