I've been getting some flak from this, and I've got some things to say. I am by no means a history buff and am always willing to change what I wrote and how I think about it, but as a very young Buckeye fan I remember growing up and consistently watching the Bucks play teams they could beat 40-0, especially at the beginning of the season. However, it seems I may be remembering wrong or maybe those wins stuck in my head more because as a kid I thought it was amazing to win by that many points. Either way, I will be looking through Ohio State's 2001-2010 seasons and checking what I wrote.
(PS I also tried to distance myself a bit from it by saying "while many may remember..." instead of "I remember," but now that I'm thinking about it my neighbors were Michigan fans and I probably picked up on this from the banter between me and their kid who was my age saying it)
This is one of the most important comments I've seen on this post. I agree wholeheartedly, and it seems like the staff has a well-known secret in Master Teague. The guy isn't even ranked on ESPN.
Columbus should be the winner in each and every one of these categories. I mean, sure, I was born there, but that in no way at all is affecting my judgment. I am obviously not a homer.
Not for long! If they have a few bad seasons in a row they'll be the only program with at least 600 wins that has a losing record. I can't wait.
They were certainly considered and are gonna make this list at some point in time in the future if they are even close to the success they had last season.
Holtmann ought to teach some of them a jumpshot.
My mom (rest in peace) followed similar logic. Hated Urban before he came to Columbus (mostly for that loss to Florida in 2007), and the first year he did, she said she would hate him forever unless the team went undefeated. Of course, they went undefeated. Still don't think she cared much for Urban as a person or as a coach, but learned to love him because she loved her Buckeyes.
Got this argument when I was talking it over with the guys. A couple more years and Urban seems like he'll take that spot pretty handily.
There are so so so many coaches who could've claimed that spot. In an attempt to not make a list of 50 awesome coaches, I had to cut it to just football and basketball, and even then I left out some pretty good ones. Tom Ryan has been great for the wrestling program, though.
Excellent catch. The first thing that came up when I googled his name was his 247 profile and his page on Oregon's website, I only used those. Editing/adding a note to include this, thanks.