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RoethlisBURGHer
08-29-2005, 04:03 PM
Okay,this is to rival the PSU thread.

Buckeyes will WIN the National Championship this year!Michigan will get blown out (again) and the Buckeyes will win the Big 10 en route to winning the National Championship.

RoethlisBURGHer
08-31-2005, 12:34 PM
Am I the only Buckeyes fan here?

bengalsfan21
08-31-2005, 02:13 PM
Such great taste in college ball but yet poor taste in pro football j/k...But I never thought I would like a team a steelers fan does http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/bengalsfan21/cuss.gif

Buckeyes will win it bro

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08-31-2005, 02:15 PM
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geran42o
08-31-2005, 06:34 PM
Okay,this is to rival the PSU thread.

Buckeyes will WIN the National Championship this year!Michigan will get blown out (again) and the Buckeyes will win the Big 10 en route to winning the National Championship.
I knew I liked you for a reason BURGHer. Go Buckeyes

Suitanim
08-31-2005, 06:39 PM
I'll bite...newbie to THIS board, but old hat at the process. Here's a breakdown of why the Bucks can do it this year.

OSU Buckeyes:

Will again have a dominant defense, one of the best in the Country. Great LB play, and Ted Ginn will be playing at CB (His natural position).

Ted Ginn Jr. (Deserves his own paragraph). A legit Heisman candidate, touched the ball 59 times last year and scored 8. He'll be playing at WR across from Santonio Holmes, and if they aren't the fastest WR tandem in the Country, I'd like to know who is. He'll also be returning punts, playing DB, and playing a little RB and QB just to mix things up. Maybe the most dangerous player in College football.

Solid QB play. Either Zwick lives up to his potential in the game against Miami(OH) while Smith serves his suspension, or he doesn't. It's a win/win either way, as Smith is coming off probably the greatest QB performance EVER for a Buckeye against the Wolverines.

Improved running game. Antonio Pittman gained 15 lbs of muscle in the offseason without losing a step. The OL will be solid, and OSU recruited a young stud RB to push Pittman. As good as they've been since Clarrett.

Tressel...say what you will about his style, but he knows how to win, particularly in big games. 33-6 against BCS teams, 3-1 in bowl games (including the National Championship), 3-1 against Michigan, and 6-1 vs top 10 teams. He'll need to be on his game when the Bucks host Texas in the 2nd week of the season, though...while most top teams are tuning up against Southern Central North Dakato State, these 2 programs have the balls to go at it early in a game that could very well determine their respective seasons in mid-September instead of late November.

Finally, intangibles. The dark cloud of the Clarrett scandal has finally blown away...sure, it left the university with a PR black eye, but it's finally over. If OSU can overcome the Longhorns hurdle early, they are looking good despite tough road games against Wisconsin, a vastly improved PSU and Michigan.
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RoethlisBURGHer
08-31-2005, 06:50 PM
I think Smith will replace Zwick after his suspension is served.You don't bench the guy that performed like he did for the guy that had Buckeye fans wanting to pull thier hair out.

Ted Ginn Jr. is a Heisman canidate...and his play at reciever alone might make Smith a Heisman canidate as well.

This is AJ Hawk's final season as a Buckeye...he deserves a second National Championship.This guy is the heart and soul of our defense (IMHO),a real leader.Unfortunatly...I see the Browns drafting him in the 1st round to be thier anchor ar linebacker for years to come.

Forget Clarett...he's old news.He hasn't been on the team for two...going on three years.Pittman will be BEAST.

Suitanim
08-31-2005, 06:58 PM
Being new sucks...I said all this and more, but...

RoethlisBURGHer
08-31-2005, 07:09 PM
Being new sucks...I said all this and more, but...

I read what you wrote.I jsut basicly said it again,it takes those Penn State fans to read something twice to understand it. :D

BTW,you didn't mention AJ himself. :blurp:

Suitanim
08-31-2005, 08:08 PM
I read what you wrote.I jsut basicly said it again,it takes those Penn State fans to read something twice to understand it. :D

BTW,you didn't mention AJ himself. :blurp:

No need. AJ Hawke leads the best LB corp in the nation. He's a monster. The defense will do what OSU defenses do, which is shut whatever pass or run attack is thrown at them down.

The thing is, if you bet, put your money down on OSU tomorrow. Texas has Brown who loses EVERY big game, and OSU has Tressel who wins every big game.

Doesn't it get old for Longhorn fans? EVERY year they are projected to be the best, and every year they play a cushy early schedule, play a couple good teams through weeks 4-5 then fall apart...I commend the Longhorns for manning up and playing a meaningful game early this year...however, it's a mistake for them. They will not be able to move the ball, against a Dominant OSU defense, and that will crush the ego early of a very good team...

geran42o
08-31-2005, 08:46 PM
I'll bite...newbie to THIS board, but old hat at the process. Here's a breakdown of why the Bucks can do it this year.

OSU Buckeyes:

Will again have a dominant defense, one of the best in the Country. Great LB play, and Ted Ginn will be playing at CB (His natural position).

Ted Ginn Jr. (Deserves his own paragraph). A legit Heisman candidate, touched the ball 59 times last year and scored 8. He'll be playing at WR across from Santonio Holmes, and if they aren't the fastest WR tandem in the Country, I'd like to know who is. He'll also be returning punts, playing DB, and playing a little RB and QB just to mix things up. Maybe the most dangerous player in College football.

Solid QB play. Either Zwick lives up to his potential in the game against Miami(OH) while Smith serves his suspension, or he doesn't. It's a win/win either way, as Smith is coming off probably the greatest QB performance EVER for a Buckeye against the Wolverines.

Improved running game. Antonio Pittman gained 15 lbs of muscle in the offseason without losing a step. The OL will be solid, and OSU recruited a young stud RB to push Pittman. As good as they've been since Clarrett.

Tressel...say what you will about his style, but he knows how to win, particularly in big games. 33-6 against BCS teams, 3-1 in bowl games (including the National Championship), 3-1 against Michigan, and 6-1 vs top 10 teams. He'll need to be on his game when the Bucks host Texas in the 2nd week of the season, though...while most top teams are tuning up against Southern Central North Dakato State, these 2 programs have the balls to go at it early in a game that could very well determine their respective seasons in mid-September instead of late November.

Finally, intangibles. The dark cloud of the Clarrett scandal has finally blown away...sure, it left the university with a PR black eye, but it's finally over. If OSU can overcome the Longhorns hurdle early, they are looking good despite tough road games against Wisconsin, a vastly improved PSU and Michigan.
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Well said Suit....good read

RoethlisBURGHer
09-01-2005, 02:24 PM
No need. AJ Hawke leads the best LB corp in the nation. He's a monster. The defense will do what OSU defenses do, which is shut whatever pass or run attack is thrown at them down.

The thing is, if you bet, put your money down on OSU tomorrow. Texas has Brown who loses EVERY big game, and OSU has Tressel who wins every big game.

Doesn't it get old for Longhorn fans? EVERY year they are projected to be the best, and every year they play a cushy early schedule, play a couple good teams through weeks 4-5 then fall apart...I commend the Longhorns for manning up and playing a meaningful game early this year...however, it's a mistake for them. They will not be able to move the ball, against a Dominant OSU defense, and that will crush the ego early of a very good team...

All they care about is beating overrated Oklahoma,which they will do for the first time in 5 years.Unfortunatly,National Championship aspirations will be crushed by the Buckeyes in a Week 2 loss that probally puts them out of the NC race (however,they go to a BCS Bowl and win).

Suitanim
09-01-2005, 05:38 PM
All they care about is beating overrated Oklahoma,which they will do for the first time in 5 years.Unfortunatly,National Championship aspirations will be crushed by the Buckeyes in a Week 2 loss that probally puts them out of the NC race (however,they go to a BCS Bowl and win).

On a side note, I heard the "Red River Shootout" has to be renamed because the absurdly politically correct NCAA thinks the name has "violent connotations"...

RoethlisBURGHer
09-01-2005, 05:47 PM
On a side note, I heard the "Red River Shootout" has to be renamed because the absurdly politically correct NCAA thinks the name has "violent connotations"...

The NCAA can suck a dick.They need to shut up and let traditions carry on.Next thing you know they won't let Ohio State and Michigan play each other.And if that were to ever happen...it would be the ONLY thing fans/players/students/personel from/of the two schools will EVER agree on.

Suitanim
09-03-2005, 11:18 AM
45 minutes to kick-off...I am so stoked! College football baby!

Go Buckeyes and Go Zips!

RoethlisBURGHer
09-03-2005, 03:42 PM
24-14 Final

I left to get online at the begining of the 4th quarter.Were the 14 points scored against our backup defensive players?

Texas better watch out next week...because the Buckeyes are looking to kill them.

geran42o
09-03-2005, 11:13 PM
Yeah we had back-ups in, in the 4th. Texas isn't going to be easy they won today 60-3. But Zwick looked pretty damn good today.

Koopa
09-03-2005, 11:51 PM
ya'll better be prepared for vince young, he can throw now, and our back field is deep, i sure hope ya'll can stop the run cause we had four guys with over 60 yards rushing(true freshman jamal charles had 136 on 14 carries, selvin young had 66 yards on 8 carries, r. taylor had 66 yards on 5 carries, and h. melton had 65 on 5 carries) and all our backs are faster then hell except melton he's a fat dude that runs over ppl, and taylor is a wr/rb.

vince young had 47 rushing yards, 172 passing yards 3 passing touchdowns and one rushing so 4 all together, 13 of 17 passing one pick. but they took him out of the game early so he could've had better stats

we could've had more then 60 points (should've had 63 atleast, kicker was retarded and missed 3 extra points) but we just started running the clock out with some fat running back that our bias local annoncers kept reffering to him as a jerome bettis.

blairsummit
09-04-2005, 05:09 AM
go penn state! lol

Suitanim
09-04-2005, 07:21 AM
34-14, and Miami scored all 14 points in garbage time against 2nd and 3rd stringers. Miami is a pretty good football team, too, and the Bucks just absolutely manhandled them in every phase of the game.

Zwick played well, but I didn't see anything from him that Smith can't do better.

As for Texas, they are gonna have their hands full. The defense for OSU is going to be awesome this year, the LB corps may be the best EVER for the Buckeyes, and the offense looks to be nearly unstoppable. With all those offensive weapons, a new spread offense, PLUS the ability of Troy Smith to make this happen running, I would not want to have to gameplane against the Buckeyes this year.

By the way, did someone steal Jim Tressel and replace him with an alien replacement or something? I've never seen OSU run so may spread formations, multiple receiver sets, single back sets, etc, etc...3 yards and a cloud of dust is a thing of the past at OSU it appears (and I just know Woody Hayes rolled over in his grave yesterday).

sisitki
10-03-2005, 12:59 PM
Ok, Suit. I figured I post this here since you might not read the PSU thread. What's your PSU / OSU prediction? Based on your previous picks, please say OSU. After the Minnesota game, I think we have a better chance than I indicated in our exchange a few weeks ago. However, we were still missing some easy opportunities against the gophers. I think the OSU D will be the difference. I'll go 23-10 Bucks. Game being closer than the score indicates but I think the PSU freshmen will have a hard time adapting to a good D.

2 two unknowns are MRob's turnovers and OSU away from the shoe. All your games thus far have been at home, correct? My prediction above assumes he has a couple.

CowherLover
10-03-2005, 02:21 PM
Am I the only Buckeyes fan here?
Never had time to watch college ball before, but for the past 6 years I have been turned into a complete Buckeye freak. Not quite as bad as I am on Sunday with the Steelers, who am I kidding, HA! I love smashmouth football and I get to see it on Saturday and Sunday. Yeah Baby!

Suitanim
10-03-2005, 04:32 PM
Yeah, well...since I think I am "Oh for 2005" in college ball, I'm gonna go with:

PSU 4782
OSU 4

Now that we have that out of the way. PSU brings the athletic QB look, but OSU has seen it before, and in better form, in Vince Young....plus, Young can actually throw the ball a little...

OSU defense has the ability to just absolutely take over and dominate the game against any team in the Country, and I don't think PSU's offense has enough juice to hang. The Buckeye's offense is getting a little better each week, too, which is bad news for the Big 10. One disappointment so far has been the lack of Teddy Ginn touches...I think that changes this weekend. As for the "Shoe advantage", that gives OSU a little extra chip on their shoulder...they usually play quite well in their first big road game, especially under Tressel.

sisitki
10-04-2005, 08:10 AM
I watched most of the TX game but just part of others. I agree with the Ginn comment. He doesn't seem to get the ball much this year. Maybe D's are just keying on him. Doesn't matter, the kid on the other side (Holmes?) seems to pick up the slack just fine.

Mrob is no Vince Young. That's for sure. He's getting better but I think making him play wideout because of our lack of talent at receiver the past few years has hurt him.

As far as CowherLovers comment, OSU does play smashmouth. One reason I enjoy watching them, intense D. I used to hate every football team in Ohio equally but since moving to Michigan, I have learned to appreciate OSU a little. Nothing better than coming to work with a bunch of Wolverine fans after they lost to the Bucks. Well, that's later in the year.

CowherLover
10-04-2005, 08:18 AM
Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to get Hawk in the draft?! Sorry to see that your stuck in that state up North, I'm sure they're all jacked up after beating MSU. That kid Hart is no joke. He definitely brought a spark back to that team last week. I've been listening to Tressel's radio show this week and I think the offense is going to have some different looks to it this week. Can't wait!

bengalsfan21
10-04-2005, 09:28 AM
Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to get Hawk in the draft?! Sorry to see that your stuck in that state up North, I'm sure they're all jacked up after beating MSU. That kid Hart is no joke. He definitely brought a spark back to that team last week. I've been listening to Tressel's radio show this week and I think the offense is going to have some different looks to it this week. Can't wait!

Any team who gets Hawk will have a hell of an improvement on defense, but I think he is projected to go in the top 5 or 10, I think Carpenter is projected as a 1st rounder also but he might be an eary 2nd!!!

Suitanim
10-04-2005, 07:56 PM
Hawk is gonna be a good one on Sunday's...he's instictive and is always around the ball. He's also fast.

I.C. Lights
10-05-2005, 10:56 PM
Ohio State made a fan out of me when they beat a Miami team that I just couldn't stand. Ever since then I've been rooting for them and since they don't usually play ND, it's a fine relationship. On the other hand, it's always nice to see Penn State playing well. But I think the Big Ten is there for Ohio State's taking this year.

CowherLover
10-05-2005, 11:03 PM
I try to steer clear of predictions,the competition is alot more"fierce" this year. This week for OSU is gonna be like this week for the Steelers. If you use Texas as a measuring stick for OSU I think we're up there a ways. I think SD is gonna be the stick on Sunday for us, let's hope for a perfect weekend! Hell if Little E could manage a win on Sunday that would be the trifecta!

Suitanim
10-07-2005, 07:36 PM
Posted this at the PSU thread, but maybe some diehard OSU fans won't go there...

Here's a little breadown of the game...Damn, I love Prime Time College Football!

SERIES INFORMATION
This will be the 21st meeting between the schools. The series, which began in 1912 with a 4-0 Penn State winning streak, is deadlocked at 10-all. The Buckeyes have won the last three meetings between the two teams, including a 21-10 verdict last year in Columbus. Penn State, however, has won four of the seven games played in Beaver Stadium. The Buckeyes' last loss to the Nittany Lions was a 29-27 setback in 2001 in University Park, Jim Tressel's first year at the Ohio State helm. OSU was a 21-20 victor in 2003 in University Park.

PSU COMPARING THE TEAMS OSU
5-0 Records 3-1
36.6 Points Per Game 28.5
16.6 Opp. Points Per Game 12.8
224.6 Avg. Rushing Yards 191.0
232.4 Avg. Passing Yards 194.5
457.0 Avg. Total Offense 385.5
90.6 Opp. Avg. Rushing Yards 41.0
218.0 Opp. Avg. Passing Yards 208.0
308.6 Opp. Avg. Total Offense 249.0
31/62 Third Down Conversions 33/62
21/173 Pen./Yards 23/228
27:17 Avg. Time of Poss. 34:23
15 Sacks By 16
8 Sacks Allowed 5
6-4, 307 Avg. Ht./Wgt. Off Ln 6-5, 305
6-4, 276 Avg. Ht./Wt. Def Ln 6-3, 284

RECAPPING LAST YEAR vs. PSU
The Buckeyes jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a 67-yard punt return by Ted Ginn and a 24-yard interception runback by safety Tyler Everett and went on to record a 21-10 victory in Columbus. Fullback Branden Joe scored his first career touchdown on a 4-yard run to put the Buckeyes ahead 21-7 at the half. Joe's score was set up by a 65-yard kick return by Maurice Hall. A.J. Hawk had 13 tackles and Anthony Schlegel added 11.

The teams seem pretty evenly matched on paper. Should be a good game, but I'd be shocked if OSU let this one get away...

CowherLover
10-07-2005, 10:03 PM
I think the defense is going to have a big day, just some thing in my gut telling me that. It's about time for Ginn and Smith to break out. I know everyone has been saying that all week but it just feels like this is gonna be their weekend! GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!

I.C. Lights
11-12-2005, 09:22 PM
Congrats on the Northwestern thrashing! Does anyone know what the chances of a Ohio St. / ND bowl game are?

Suitanim
11-12-2005, 09:30 PM
That could happen...OSU is 10 and ND is 7, and Alabama got knocked out. Nobody in 1-A football travels better than OSU...

I like it.

bangpow
11-13-2005, 12:54 AM
OSU better not look past Michigan. I can't stand Michigan and would love to see OSU take them down yet again.

However, Michigan is playing good 'ball right now and they seem to have gotten their defense back on track.

Let's just hope Troy Smith can hit the side of a barn next weekend.

clevestinks
11-13-2005, 09:45 AM
Throw out the records when OSU vs.Mich. comes around