The Buckeyes are 6-0. The pros are many. The cons are minor. Yet the ghosts of Midwest cornfields linger.
As an old fart, I find alternative uniforms to be plain wrong. Yet that jersey would make a statement with gray or white pants.
For a moment, just glancing at the thread title, I thought the Buckeye LAX schedule/season had been cancelled (dropped).
Ah, a old six week report card. Remember the grade for conduct or behavior? I would give the Buckeyes an A- grade for their on field behavior and focus, the biggest change in 2019 over 2018 and 2017. They have not made the mental mistakes that allow opponents to hang around or become Iowa or Purdue. That and they actually seem to be having fun playing the game of football.
Plus one for the obscure 1960's reference. We all know the song. Few remember the group.
Oh what the hell ----------- Nice !
The 2019 Buckeye football team is on the cusp of greatness. To cross that threshold, they need to actually be challenged by facing adversity. Sparty is the opponent that will test Ohio State's mettle. Buckeyes win an ugly slobberknocker, 28-12.
Of course the Bucks went 4-5 in 1966, the season when " Fire Woody " banners were flown over Ohio Stadium. Not exactly a season to be honored.
Old fart here. Somethings are just wrong. Alternative uniforms are one of those things. Now down in front or I will call a Redcoat on you! Ppppbbbbttttt!
As for my pick, OSU 35-24
The truth about Ohio State's greatness and Nebraska's mediocrity lies somewhere in the middle
Flip the 17 you gave to the Frosted Corn Flakes over to the Buckeyes!
Mr. Nasrallah again reminds us of Ohio State's gridiron greatness then slaps us down with dark memories associated with autumnal cornfields.
As to bourbon I cannot partake. Damn blood pressure meds. I guess I am nearing the can't see, pee, chew or screw stage of life.
SWAQuestion. Is there any minuscule possibility of a NCAA recruiting violation when social media communication occurs between players committed to OSU and those who are not. I would think not, but with the convoluted rules ----.
Perhaps the omnipotent and wondrous Mods can consult with the powers that be and have two topics pinned to the top of the forums.
One would be for savoring the salty tears from MGOBlue. The other would be anything else bashing the vile school/state/team up north.
Mendenhall, along with Paul Chryst and Pat Narduzzi , would all thrive at Michigan in a 9-3 or 10-2 sort of way. The home run candidate would be Houston Texan's Bill O'Brien. He would be considered a "Michigan Man" through his stint with Tom Brady and the Pats and BOB proved his college bona fides with keeping PSU from falling into oblivion.
That said, Harbaugh will leave of his own volition before he would be fired. It is my opinion that the powers that be at Michigan want to be the Stanford of the East and as such are totally satisfied with eight or nine win seasons.
Ohio State leaves the video game environment of their first four opponents and will face the reality of a hostile environment and an opponent with speed. The Buckeye back seven will be challenged by Adrian Martinez and I am sure the Blackshirts will deliver some blows against Fields and Dobbins. It will not be easy, but OSU should prevail 35-24.
The first four games have checked off the boxes of my preseason concerns:
- Justin Fields
- Offensive Line
- Running Game
- Defensive Back Seven
- Intergration of the new coaches into the OSU culture
- Mental Focus
The only uncertainty is will the positives of the four games carry over against opponents who can punch back.
You are seven points short.
The Wofford Terriers in years past had been able to give most P5 schools they have scheduled a competitive game for three quarters. Their quasi wishbone offense can eat up yards and run time off of the clock. This year though it would be safe to say that Wofford's water boy has the fastest 40 time on the team.
Although Scott Frosts Children of the Corn have yet to thaw, I will reserve judgment on whether or not the Bullets are back until they show they can contain Adrian Martinez in a hostile environment. Still what the Buckeye defense has shown against inferior opponents is encouraging.
I have three thoughts about the game:
1.) The Bucks played with great discipline. Few penalties and no personal fouls.
2.) The Bucks seemed to actually enjoy the game of football.
3.) We need a bigger body of work from the Buckeyes before we anoint them a cinch for the Big10 championship and CFP.
Get well young man indeed should be our only thought. Then again most us cannot resist an opportunity to engage in sophomoric Bevis and Butt-Head humor. Hehe.
Sadly (or fortunately), TBDBITL is the last remnant of old school college spirit/tradition surrounding game day at Ohio State. I will show myself out after I find my boater, racoon coat and OSU pennant. 23 skidoo !!
Looking forward to see if Ohio State can match its athleticism with mental focus and dominate for two weeks in a row.