I attended the 2009 game too -- we were so hungry for a marquee win, and that final Barkley-led drive was the loudest I had ever heard the Shoe (and I was at the Gamble pick-6 PSU game in 2002), until I attended the 2016 double OT-win against Michigan
Richard McNutt don’t @ me
It wouldn't change anything about OSU's season, but I'd love to see Burrow rekk Clemson, and after tossing his 5th TD pass of the night, throw an O-H-I-O right in Dabo's face while running down the field to celebrate with his teammates.
That was a James Franklin-level play call by Ryan Day. Unbelievable.
Sit Borland for Browning, or even Hilliard, and we'll be fine. Borland is huge liability for any team with a mobile QB and viable RB run game.
Worth pointing out that Eddie George put up 1,927 yards across only 13 games -- well ahead of Dobbins' current pace of 1,790 across 13 games.
Bill Rabinowitz confirmed that he was on track to graduate in May. The problem from the Martell family perspective is that he would ahve to lose those 5 months of development that he'd have at a new school and be in an uncomfortable situation at OSU with his soon to be former team.
He passed for 396 and 6 TDs. OSU just announced the change.
Pridgeon is clearly not starter-quality, and Jordan is undeniably playing out of position -- he doesn't snap the ball well, doesn't make the calls that Eflein/Price used to make, looks confused, and regularly gets out-leveraged by defensive tackles, such that he is often bull rushed back into Haskins and its impacts his throws or cuts of an inside lane for an RB. Jordan was a good guard who had the potential to be a great one, but he is not a center at 6'7". It's shocking that Ohio State's coaching staff couldn't develop a more natural fit for center when they knew Billy Price was going to be gone, especially when they have 4/5 star talent in Josh Myers and Wyatt Davis. For me, this is the story of the season and what we'll look back upon as the fundamental flaw.
IDK from where I'm standing I'm seeing visions of a slightly taller but maybe not heavier Steve Rehring #SAVAGE
Baron Browning -- 6'6" 250
It probably had something to do with Meyer’s mentor, and Smith’s grandpa, no longer being alive to make Meyer less inclined to axe Smith.
Best: 2002 OSU victory over Michigan at Ohio Stadium, stormed field after final interception of Navarre; eventual national champions.
Worst: 2009 OSU loss to USC; finally thought we were getting over the big game hump, but lost in heartbreaking fashion after Barkley and Joe McKnight led UCS down the field for victory.
That's him and Adolphus Washington at the end
The vegas spread suggests that someone on the inside has confirmed that Speight will be starting, and/or Peters' rumored head injury was not a concussion, and that he will start. I think the former is more likely than the latter.
If we win out, and if Bama wins out, we are in. We'd slide into the #4 spot, and a Urban/Saban rematch would be too much to pass up. I don't see the ACC runner-up making it in, regardless of who it is. If it's Clemson, the CFP will take the 2 loss Big 10 conference champ over the 2 loss non-conference champ. If it's Miami, a one-loss Miami team with its best win being over an overrated ND won't be enough to justify putting two ACC teams into the CFP.
That's really awful. I was one of those few dozens back in 2007 and I remember always enjoying his work. Gone too soon.
He's been injured most of this year. Good for him.
KJ Hill should always be on the field in a 2 or more-true WR set. Infuriating how Zach Smith sticks with the other guys, like Clark/Dixon/Campbell/Smith, who do not make catches and do not make plays.
Agree re: Happy Jamarco. He's quietly had one of the best first-year starter tenures at left tackle in the last decade or two for OSU.
click the link for the alleged cheapshot. 12 Gauge trucks Collins, their best defender, taking him out of the game; and on the very next play, Zeke puts it away, with Collins on the sideline. Game. Blouses.
I love that they've managed to successfully coach up average to above average talent, and turned that talent (which we wouldn't have recruited in the first place, in 75% of the cases) into one of the best defenses in the nation, and have complemented that statistically outstanding defense with a competent offense that plays physical at the point of attack and wears down opposing defenses, all with an eye toward the deep ball, and keeping the score manageable, and/or with a big chunk special teams play from Peppers, one of the best players in the country