This really complicated process is going to be really interesting to watch unfold. But we should all keep in mind - there aren't too many examples of people (e.g student athletes) being worse off when they have more freedom.
This string summarizes the only real criticism one can make about the game Saturday. Four sacks is not good. Buy hey, Coach needs something to motivate them for November.
Definitely yes to the above. As long as Ohio State makes the playoff don't we want the other playoff teams to be over-rated?
What a glorious time to be a Buckeye fan!
So true Ibleed. This was a coaching master class.
Is Jump Around the official song of the State of Wisconsin?
Well well well. Down goes Wisconsin.
It is definitely not going to hurt us more than it hurts them.
Are we sure this change is happening nationwide? I've just called 2 bars in Los Angeles and both have the Yankees game 5 on one channel and the Buckeyes on another. Not BTN. Can anyone confirm?
Adding 2 cents - The Buckeyes have a real schedule. If any undefeated team should be left out it's Clemson. Their schedule is stupid.
The Werner hit was beautiful. The kind of pop that makes the running back rethink his goals in life.
It's tough to over-estimate the psychological effect of gang tackling. On the players getting gang tackled, and the players doing it. It is the closest a man can know to being part of a wolf pack taking down prey. It's having a pretty positive effect on Buckeye fans, too, it seems!
It'll be so much fun to watch Jonathon Cooper's energy tomorrow night. That kid Loves football.
I had the great pleasure of attending the last Ohio State game in Lincoln when we went up 35-0 at the half. All the pre-game explosions and Metallica theme music were quickly forgotten by that extra-nostalgic fan base. It would be great to see a repeat.
Time to hold your nose and root for Notre Dame, folks. Georgia doesn't have much competition for the rest of the season, and we need someone in the top 5 to lose.
Can't remember a game-week video that incorporated the gorgeous sound of the whole stadium chanting "O-H-I-O".
And Justin Hilliard is still out. Poor kid.
Or Benjamin Button.
Next stop, St. John Bosco?
To play football at that level and maintain a 4.0! And Chinese? Just once I'd like to be at the next table when a high schooler correctly orders at a Chinese restaurant. He must get free wonton wherever he goes!
If any of us still wonder what happened to Pac 12 football, we have this article to hint at it. USC just isn't willing to live for its rich boosters anymore.
Oh, and Ramzy, terrific writing as always.
Folks are we ready to let go of this ridiculous SEC speed mythology?
There is Nothing about the Mason-Dixon line that helps young men run faster.
A big, athletic, well-coached football team should go into every game with confidence it can win. Underdogs win games sometimes because their determination overwhelms the favored team. Sometimes a bigger, more athletic team gets out-coached. Buckeye fans probably should probably worry less that Ryan Day and his staff will be out-coached. Let's see how they instill motivation every week this Fall. The world's most complex sport is also emotional. Can't wait til August 31!
Thanks, as always for the terrific analysis, Kyle.
Such articles remind us of the beauty of the world's greatest sport. Strength, speed, toughness, teamwork, and big dose of intelligence.
What a joy that we get to watch again this weekend!
A glorious victory that feels so good considering all that has happened to these kids this season.
All week I couldn't help but think of motor racing teams. Sometimes the car has to be completely dismantled and rebuilt in time for the next race. Apparently this is what happened with our defense this last week.
Bring on Northwestern!
A win tomorrow will be extra sweet considering what this program has been through in 2018.