It is amazing how terrible Schiano was last year as a D Coordinator. Same players but different Coaches and this Defense looks 500% better than last year.
When you can run the ball and the other team can't, that is traditional Ohio State winning Football. I loved Dwayne last year, but this feels more like the "right" way for us to win.
Former OSU Head Coaches vs. Ohio State just don't do well. First, Paul Brown then (75 years later) Luke Fickell takes a big "L".
Did Fickell hire Shugarts as his OLine Coach?
Really enjoyed watching these guys play in this tournament the last few years. Exciting semifinal and even better game tonight.
Pay those men their money!!!
I took the “Sport for the Spectator” class in the early 1990s and it was great (and the easiest A that I ever got). Offensive Coordinator Jim Colletto and Women’s BBall Coach Nancy Darsch were two of the guest speakers I remember from that class.
Gutsy win! This team is definitely limited Offensively but they fight. The better team won tonight. Big 10 Basketball >>> Big 12 Basketball
Like him or not, without Kaleb Wesson, this is a bad College Basketball team. With him, it is a bubble NCAA Tournament team.
Kaleb is the only player on this team that would play significant minutes on every other Big 10 team
18 points, 6 Rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks. Really good to see him do well in his first start.
This team was bad on Offense with Kaleb Wesson. Without him, it is embarrassing.
No OSU player that started tonight would start for any above-.500 Big 10 team
What a night that was! After so many near misses from Archie Griffin's teams in the 70s, Earle's first season, and the Cooper years, it took awhile for it to sink in that Ohio State finally won a National Championship.
2014 was great and the 3-game run beating Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oregon is more fun re-watching, but the range of emotions in that game vs. Miami is something I will never forget.
This year's team is a collection of average to below average Big 10 players. The only above average Big 10 player on this team is Kaleb Wesson, but he disappears too much. I think everyone in the rotation is a Big 10 caliber player, but they do not have the 1 or 2 great players that can make everyone else better.
Ahrens, Muhammad, and Washington have all shown potential as Freshmen, and they should improve as they get experience, but I am not convinced that any of them will become the next GREAT player at OSU. Hopefully, that player is in next year's Freshman class
TV timeouts every 4 minutes has been part of College Basketball for more than 20 years. College Football is way worse. Games are longer than ever even with new rules to run the clock even after players go out of bounds.
I am not watching the games on the 29th. The Predators have a home game that night and I can cheer for just a win, not a "Quality " win.
Just to follow up. I understand if the Committee picks Oklahoma over Ohio State. There are legitimate arguments each way. We have the 2 best wins and the worst loss. I just can't tolerate Georgia being in the conversation. They lost by 20 to 3-loss LSU, lost a clear "play in" game today, and are in a much weaker division than OSU . Ohio State or Oklahoma would both win the SEC East if they swapped places with Georgia
And a hold on our Receiver that was pointed out by Joel Klatt. And a hold on Borland on their flea flicker play
Most frustrating part is getting edged out by a Big 12 team that does not have as good of a win as the win at Penn State or the blowout last week.
This NFL season, i have watched the Titans blow out the Patriots one week then get blown out by he Colts. Really tired of everyone focusing only on 1 out of 13 games in a season to eliminate OSU.
Committee doesn't care. Let's watch this "Historic Offense"
Come on, ChOkelahoma! Live up to your name.
I thought the idea was to look at a team's entire resume instead of focusing on just one game. The Purdue loss was terrible but the win vs. TUN was so much better than anything ChOklahoma has done this year that it should cancel out that loss. Oklahoma would have to beat Texas by 30 today for them to have a win equal to Ohio State's win last week.
I think a big reason we are suffering in the Committee room is that Gene Smith is the only B1G voice on the committee and he is not allowed in the room to discuss OSU. In 2014, Tom Osborne and Barry Alvarez were on the committee.
If we win today and get shut out of the playoff, Gene should resign from the Committee and let another B1G AD or former Coach take his spot
That is Mike Hall's "schtick" to interview like that. I thought it was pretty funny and Parris seemed good with it.
What's up with LeBron not keeping in touch with Parris? Probably jealous because Parris is faster than him.
I am very lucky because my wife got the joke immediately and thought it was hilarious.