I was bullish on Ohio State’s chances against Michigan until I saw how all over Big Noon Kickoff and College Gameday, they were non-stop with the “Michigan hasn’t won in Columbus since 2000, is this the year they finally get it done???” talk. I don’t believe in jinxes but I do believe in foreshadowing, and… Read More Where Does Ohio State Go From Here?
Notable action from week 11 More: The new CFP rankings: My top ten: I would have Clemson at #11. I just think Utah is better than they are and would win on a neutral site. So my rankings are pretty close to the committee’s, only I have Tennessee ahead of TCU. I think Tennessee would… Read More CFB Week 11 Hot Takes, Observations and Flag Plants
I’ve been thinking about it, and I’m willing to cut Ryan Day some slack for one major reason: He’s only in his 4th season as a head coach. He’s only 43 years old. Even Kirby Smart is only 46 (turning 47 next month), but he’s been a head coach since 2016. He’s got an additional… Read More I’ve Been too Harsh on Ohio State and Ryan Day
I will start here with my game notes, taken in real time as I was watching the game. I did this with the Alabama vs. Tennessee game and I really liked it, so I decided to do it with this game. I think I’m going to do it with all the big time games, at… Read More Ohio State vs. Penn State Game Notes: Is Ohio State’s Lackluster Run Game a Reason to Panic?
Joel Klatt brought this up recently. Starts around the 17:49 mark: The basic gist of what he’s saying here is that divisions within college football conferences are dumb and outdated and are actually hurting the sport. The reason we have divisions is because there was a time when they were required in order to have… Read More College Football Needs to Get Rid of Divisions, Plus: When Will Nick Saban “Fall Off”?
Georgia, who we all previously thought to be on a completely different level than everyone else, and in the process of waltzing back to the National Championship Game, surprisingly had some difficulty dispatching of… Kent State? The final score was 39-22. Three turnovers by Georgia certainly gave Kent State some easy points, but they’re not… Read More College Football Thoughts & Hot Takes, Week 4: Everyone Is Flawed
While Vegas had Ohio State as 17.5 point favorites in this game, and everyone in the media was singing the praises of Ohio State’s offense–“They might average 50 a game!” “Three Heisman finalists!” “Greatest offense in the country easily!”–real Ohio State fans knew that this game was no sure thing. For one thing, Ohio State… Read More Ohio State Beats Notre Dame 21-10, Are They Legit?
Hey, when I predicted the game to be 42-24, it was a typo. I meant 42-24 Michigan, not 42-24 Ohio State. I promise I’m not lying. The first thing that crossed my mind watching Michigan run all over Ohio State is that this game looked exactly like the Ohio State-Oregon game in week 2. Oregon… Read More Michigan Finally Beats Ohio State
The college football world has been consumed with talk about Ohio State-Michigan all week. And rightly so: it’s the biggest game of the year to this point. We have not yet seen two teams each ranked this high square off in a conference game. Most of the talk has been from the perspective of Michigan:… Read More Ohio State-Michigan Deep Dive: Will Michigan’s Star Edge Rushers Make the Difference?
It was Cupcake Saturday for a lot of teams, mostly in the SEC, but, surprisingly, Ohio State as well. Georgia and Ohio State both won 56-7. The difference was that Georgia played Charleston Southern and Ohio State played #7 Michigan State. If you look just at the final score, it certainly seemed like Ohio State… Read More Ohio State Just Beat #7 Michigan State 56-7 😧