Originally Posted by revefsreleets
Florida fans always doubt me when I bring this up...funny...
Andy Geiger, former AD at OSU specifically named Florida as a team that, when OSU was putting together future schedules of home/away ooc games, WOULD NOT ACCEPT THE BUCKEYES OFFER.
I'll find you the article, as I have it either here or at home, but just accept this now: It's a fact. OSU asked, and Florida took a pass.
Edit: Look at OSU"s schedule. Do you really think they didn't ask? Fact is, they asked all the big SEC schools, and they all took a pass. We scheduled Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Cal, VT, Miami and a few others who are escaping my recollection now. Why wouldn't we ask SEC schools? OSU fans WANT these big ooc games, and OSU loves to play them. But SEC schools WON'T travel to the Shoe, and the one's who do, we don't want.
Ohio State, Tennessee will play football series in 2018 and 2019
Posted by From staff reports March 27, 2008 11:03AM
Mark your calendar: Tennessee will begin a two-game football series in 2018, the schools announced today.
The first game of the series will take place Sept. 1, 2018, in Knoxville in the season opener for both teams that year. It will be followed by a Sept. 7, 2019, game at Columbus.
"Tennessee-Ohio State is a great natural match-up for two tradition-laden schools that are less than 400 miles apart," said Steve Snapp, OSU associate athletic director. "Playing the Volunteers for the first time during the regular season will be a great series for our fans."
Ohio State and Tennessee have met only once previously in football, a 20-14 Volunteer victory in the Florida Citrus Bowl following the 1995 season. This will be the Buckeyes' first on-campus meeting with a Southeastern Conference opponent since before World War II.
But why should OSU get a chance to play SEC elite teams. the dawgs are already playing the past TWO national champions. do we really need to play the runner up?