It doesn't matter in the slightest if we down play Oregon because we are fans and not players on the team. I am personally not scared of Oregon and think OSU will start out as 14.5 point favorites.
I don’t care if Joe Moorhead is their OC. Ohio State will beat the living shit out of Oregon and everyone else on their schedule. Ryan Day is pissed and will have his team laser focused come September. If I were Mario Cristobal, James Franklin or Harbaugh I would be pissing my pants come preseason.
Shaun Wade returning is the tell tale that Coombs is going to be the hire.
If not Coombs plan B is Jonathan Gannon, Colts secondary coach.
Agreed. Why would a retired coach try to help game plan with the current undefeated coach for a team he couldn’t beat? Also - I’d like to throat punch that smart mouth Clemson reporter who asked the last question.
I swear beating this jackasses is going to be soooo much more satisfying than the 2014 Sugar Bowl. Their fans are obnoxious and insecure. I cannot wait for this game.
White isn’t “missing” at all. Werner beat him out for playing time plain and simple.
From what I understand it was two UGA insiders from R*vals. I wasn’t even aware that Georgia offered him but that is what I’ve heard.
SIAP but a UGA insider from TOS has Stroud in their predicted 2020 class
I’d rather have some other team soften them up in the semifinal and then play them in the NC game. They have the luxury of walking into the playoffs after an easy schedule where they can rest their key players. Dabo had Urban’s number but it’s a New Day for us and I think we would beat them. But this time for all the marbles.
What makes you say that? Because of Ohio State having to play all 4 quarters? I know we all hate ESPN but Paul Finebaum thinks LSU will drop due to us winning against #8 and their leaky sieve of a defense.
I know that if we win out we are the number 1 seed but this situation is literally no different than 2 weeks ago when LSU beat Bama and we beat Maryland. Arky put up 20 on LSU’s sorry ass defense.
Sorry man - there wasn’t one posted when I started this one
Pac-12 refs clearly protecting their top team. Wish the B1G would follow suit.
I don't have very much "inside information" but I was told by someone who would know that Grinch had no say over the defense last year. Schiano essentially had carte blanche over that side of the ball The linebackers walking up to the LOS was all part of Schiano's scheme and we all saw how well that worked out. After the Maryland game last year Schiano was interviewed and had the most pompous, elitist attitude when questioned about the defense. I truly believe that Tennessee fiasco affected him not only as a coach but personally as well. I'll be shocked to see Schiano coach again at any level.
I definitely don’t think he got “stupid” overnight. I do believe that the Tennessee debacle totally demoralized him to the point where he felt that he didn’t want to be at Ohio State anymore. I do know for a fact that Grinch wasn’t to blame for last years defense. That busted scheme that you saw and the subsequent stubbornness to change it when it clearly wasn’t working was on Schiano alone.
While I think that Grinch’s comments are more sour grapes than anything - anyone who believes that Grinch was the cause of Ohio State’s pathetic excuse for a defense last year is misinformed. The 2018 D began and ended with Greg Schiano. Grinch had absolutely no say over scheme, personnel or play calling. That was Greg’s defense and his alone. The issues started with him and need to placed at the feet of one Urban Meyer.
Wait...wasn't MSU's D supposed to be the "benchmark" test for Ohio State's O? Wisconsin ain't ready for the ass whooping that's coming their way.
My goodness did we actually recruit that Guarantano kid? He is just awful lol.
Totally agree. It’s laughable that THE GAME gets the noon slot while the gotdamn Iron Bowl and the SEC are in prime time with the chance to own the ratings going into the playoffs. Honestly what’s the reason why THE GAME isn’t a prime time kick? The weather (it’s gonna be cold regardless)? Security reasons (all night games are rowdy as hell and The Game wouldn’t be any different)? Or is Fox and their Big Noon Kickoff the real culprit here? I remember Gene Smith saying a few years ago that The Game would never be moved to prime time. I just don’t understand how at least playing in prime time just once would ruin the tradition of the rivalry. I actually think it will enhance and elevate the rivalry even more.
How in the hell is TAMU ranked but Minnesota and Baylor aren’t?
I think I’m out of the loop but what why is there no marquee out of conference game this year?
Lincoln Riley is the best playcaller in college football. I know that Day is only giving Fields a handful of the playbook right now but Oklahoma’s playcalling makes me jealous.