Let's be clear, if the LSU-UGA game played out exactly this way it would be described as "another classic SEC championship game" and further evidence that the winner of that game unquestionably should get the 1 seed.
I think we still have a good shot at the 1 seed. Admittedly, the committee is inconsistent and impossible to predict, but it does generally seem like they tend to reward narratives and story lines. We haven't really been tested before this game, and I imagine that the narrative of "the most complete team," in the committee's eyes, being tested for the first time against a team they're playing for the second time, and withstanding the challenge will play well.
We xust break thex.
Sean Clifford should be terrified.
No question, we’re the best team in the country. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a Buckeyes team so dominant in every phase of the game.
You undersold us by 1, idiot!
Welp, it looks like the boys really took those first 5 points personally.
I love how some of y’all were worried after the first quarter. Silly rabbits.
It wasn’t just the media. I remember seeing quite a few posters on the game threads criticizing Haskins anytime he threw an incompletion and howling for Tate Martell to replace him. Haskins got shit on and disregarded all year because our entire program was a mess this season. Funny thing given that he was literally the only person in the entire program, player or coach, who actually demonstrated consistent excellence all year long.
Based on the in-game forum this past season, I’m surprised no one is popping champagne on this thread. Last I heard, Urban had completely lost his mojo and needed to go ASAP.
On a serious note, so bummed to see coach Meyer go. These last 7 years have been a golden era for Buckeye football. Here’s hoping Coach Day can keep us flying high.
No way they would have left out a 13-0 conference champ. If they had 4 unbeaten schools from Power 5 conferences they would have thanked the football gods. Literally no debate, no controversy. No, getting manhandled by an ultimately garbage team sealed our fate. Moreover, it was our third blow out loss in as many years. We can't keep losing this way and not expect it to haunt us.
Both last year and this year the schedule wasn't the issue. This issue was that we lost to bad Big 10 teams by a boatload of points. If we don't lose to Iowa last year, or Purdue this year we're in. Hell, if we lost those games on last second FGs or in double OT, we're in. What are we going to do? Not play a Big Ten schedule? No, scheduling's not the issue, the issue is getting blown off the field by shit teams because of losing focus.
If we went to automatic bids, their "right" to be there would be winning their conference. Everyone seems to be confused by this BS search for "the best four teams." Football is not a sport where the "best team" wins the championship each year. If you want the "best" team to win you have to play series in the playoffs. No one thinks that those NY Giants teams that beat the Patriots were the "best" team in the NFL. Teams need to know what they have to do in order to get into the post season. Win and your in. Lose and your not. It's fair and clear.
No one lives off of last year's glory better than the SEC.
I could live with it if Murray beats out Haskins for the Heisman. I'd be pissed, but I could live with it. On the other hand, I will lose my fucking mind if Tua wins the Heisman. He literally has 1000 less yards than the other two front runners. The Heisman trophy isn't won in the second half of last season's national championship game.
Anyone still want to fire Urban 7-0 Meyer? TTUN is the shining example of how truly hard it is to find a championship level head coach. We've got one, and I for one have no desire to see him go any time soon.
The "Revenge Tour" just ran head on into the Dwayne Train.
Well that was good.
Sheffield better not play next year. He is without doubt the worst starter on the team. Just lost on every play.
Jesus these refs
Dagger in the heart!!
Well that was terrible. Haskins is balling and putting Tate in tells the defense exactly what we’re doing.
Well fuck me.
Of course Sheffield and Arnette conspired to let them score. Jesus they’re both so bad.