It will certainly be interesting. OSU was young and inexperienced last year, yet all they did was make the CFP. TTUN has the youth and inexperience now, but they have recruited very well (like OSU) and they are returning their QB (like OSU last year). Can Harbaugh and his staff coach their guys up the way Meyer and his staff did their guys last year? Time will tell, but I'm certainly not going to sleep on them.
Hard to underachieve at 61-6 with a national title. Unless you think OSU could've won the last 4 national titles...or maybe more B1G titles at least. The last two years...wrong opponent wrong time to take the one loss that kept the Buckeyes out of the B1GCG. 2012 was the NCAA and 2013, should've beat MSU but didn't. I think it changes this season.
The 10th Unit...I like it. Urban is the only coach that I can ever recall talking about being "9 units strong"...so why not?
I thought band practice would start sooner. It did in high school, though granted that these ladies and gents in TBDBITL are supreme musicians, so they probably don't need as much time to get prepared for the season.
And to add one more WMD, the next episode of GoT is out there. HBO Spain accidentally put it up for an hour. People ripped it and apparently you can watch it online.
2003 Fiesta, 1969 Rose, both games of the 2015 playoff
2006, 2016, 2002, 1974
I chose 1974 because I'm a sucker for TTUN schaudenfreude, and Mike Lantry is as good a source of it as there's been. Poor guy turned two potential TTUN wins into a loss and a tie.
I was there for 2002 and 2006 and those were easily my two favorite Horseshoe experiences. If only I could've made it for last year...
To simplify it even further than "dude should have recognized the defense and audibled" - why even throw the ball at all in that situation? Your own 6 yard line, late in the half, your opponent isn't doing anything on offense...why? Lol. Just one of the many MISTAKES that cost TTUN that game.
I'm glad that they won't be scratching off all 43 names anytime soon because I don't really care to see OSU play most of those teams.
The one I want to see most - Boise State. I think a matchup with Boise State would be a lot of fun. Beyond that, probably the Mississippi schools and then Georgia Tech.
I thought that DV stuff was debunked months and months ago. What could those idiots at the NFL possibly have found? Doubt anything. Way to look like bigger dumbasses than you had before.
In any event, Zeke hasn't made the smartest choices, so hopefully, he will use this suspension as a wake-up call.
Man, that fucking blows.
You can say a lot of things about Saban, but overrated is not one of them. LOL WTF is that all about? Dude has 5 natties. Alabama is the only team to get into every CFP so far.
I don't understand a few other coaches on the overrated side, too. Kiffin - who actually thinks he's a good coach to begin with? Herman - too new, time will tell...did good things at Houston, but what he does at Texas will determine that. Lovie Smith - Illinois has been awful for a while, give that one some time.
Unless Kyrie has a big change of heart, I think he'll be going somewhere eventually. The Cavs don't technically HAVE to trade him, but I figure that at the simplest level, you don't want to force a guy to stick around that wants out. Maybe Kyrie will be a pro about it and give it his all if he's still on the roster when the season begins again. Who knows.
The way Urban is recruiting, OSU has 10 wins just on sheer talent alone. That's our reality. Expecting to win a national title every year is unrealistic, but outside of 2012 (because bowl ban) and 2014 (Braxton injury, and they actually did win it anyway LOL), we always have a reason to think that it can happen going in to the new season.
I was waiting for someone to post that for Penn State. +1 to you and that's only cause I can't give more.
Maybe if SI is right with their playoff prediction, then Ohio State can beat Florida State, Oklahoma State can beat Alabama, and we can settle this whole "OSU" controversy on the field. Winner gets the natty and the trademark.
Maybe Saban honestly thought he was the starter before the season. Even if that's the case, that's still an awfully quick hook. And I wouldn't be shocked if Saban did the dickish thing to prevent a transfer.
We can all question how Urban handled QBgeddon in 2015, but I don't feel like he was a dick about it in the sense that Saban may have been.
Yeah because the offense was...I know this has been said a few times before here and everywhere amongst OSU fans...PREDICTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't think you'd ever see a guy skip a conference championship game, regardless of what the odds are of his team getting in the playoff. A conference championship is always a goal for any team. When Urban came in, he himself said the goal was to "win Big Ten championships". I can't imagine a guy wanting to sit out a game when there's a chance to accomplish something significant like that, and he knows that him sitting out would significantly jeopardize it for his team.
Meanwhile, the Sun Bowl and Citrus Bowl are what, exactly? Glorified exhibition games. You might be happy to win and unhappy to lose, but does it really mean much of anything to anyone more than a day or two removed from it?
I think you'll see a few more guys sit out some lesser bowl games. Nobody is going to sit out a playoff game. Highly doubt anyone would sit out a non-playoff NY6 game.
He did serve his punishment. Granted, you have to admit, he got off pretty lightly, but, he served the punishment that was dealt to him.
At what point do you stop punishing him? At what point does it do any more good?
Does Ramzy know something we don't know?
Dobbins is built like a mf...holy shit. A lot of these guys are but he stood out to me for some reason.
He's got this
So whatcha gonna do Jimmy?
On a side note, I hope the crowd at the 'Shoe chants "DUI" at Baker Mayfield. Then the whole thing at Bama...where's the accountability anymore?
Their honorary captain for them to continue to be our honorary bitch.