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Old 07-17-2008, 10:53 AM   #11
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if OSU was rebuilding last year what happened agianst Florida two years ago... You are right why bother scheduling D1-AA when you can schedule Minnesota, Purdue, Ohio, and Northwestern. I guess Akron, Washington, and Kent played you guys too tough last year so you took them off of the 08 schedule. It took a coach who could not hack it in the SEC to be a rising star in the Big 10 to make illinois respectable, but they really looked good agianst USC in the Rose Bowl. Its been a long time since the Big 10 was worth a dam. It just took awhile for the national media to catch on or maybe it was LSU and Florida running all over them.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #12
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Bullshit. OSU was the better team, they just got caught and outcoached against Florida. It happens. Look what happened to Florida against Michigan.

LSU was the better team last year, and it showed.

OSU plays in state games against D1 teams. It's smart. It keeps the money in state. Some MAC teams are pretty good, and they are MUCH better than the constant flow of bottom feeding garbage that most SEC teams scheule for their warm-up games. Cincinnati is in the mix, too...of course they hardly rank with powerhouses like Western Illinois, Louisiana Monroe, Tennesse Martin, Citadel, Norfolk State, Western Kentucky, North Texas, Samford, Southeastern Louisiana, Wofford, Wyoming and Rice. (All actual SEC scheduled creampuff games in 08)
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:10 AM   #13
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They can be in state D1 games but they are still as Cupcake as you can get. Michigan was playing for their coach and it was a fluke, but florida did just whip you guys, it had nothing to do with coaching, but on second thought i guess, maybe it does, OSU coaches are not challenge on a weekly basis so when they did play a team that had equal talent (or as you imply less talent) they actually had to work up a game plan. i guess the sweater could not handle it.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:18 AM   #14
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If you want to compare out of conference games look at these teams that big 10 teams play this season

western kentucky, louisana Lafayette, Murray State, Ball State, Maine?, Utah, florida atlantic, northern illinos, bowling green, montana state, duke, southern illinois, ohio (big in state rival for OSU), youngstown state (another big in state rival), coastal carolina, temple, northern colorado, central michigan (the dogs do play them but revsteelers insist that the MAC is tough competition), akron, marhsall, freso state, and cal poly....
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Bullshit. OSU was the better team, they just got caught and outcoached against Florida.
To me, it looked a lot worse than just being outcoached.
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To me, it looked a lot worse than just being outcoached.
This is one thing that I will never be dissuaded of...I mean the clouds could part and Jesus himself could come down and tell me that that Florida team was better than that OSU team, I'd tell him he was crazy.

OSU was never challenged that year, they had no idea how to play from behind, they had too much swagger and not enough guts. Florida came out, razzle-dazzled them and literally knocked them out in the first Rd. Smith was all out of sorts when Ginn got injured, Tress was rattled (Tress going for it on 4th down in his own territory? Are you KIDDING me?), the defense played on it's heels, and Florida never let up. They ran about 3 conventional offensive plays the whole first half, and THAT was what ate OSU's defense up. Too much was made of the team speed of Florida, and not enough was made of the fact that OSU gave up on it's own style of football. It was BRILLIANT coaching, and the players executed the gameplan to perfection.

But no way in a million years, pound for pound, that that Florida team was better. Position by position OSU was more talented, and that will bear out as far as NFL careers and whatnot. That should not detract from what Florida did, but SEC fans are arrogant almost as a rule and want it to be all about superiority. What made that win truly remarkable was the fact that a team as talented as OSU could be punked as badly by a team that was NOT as talented as them. It was a masterful performance by the Gators.
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The question was why wont most SEC teams travel to the northern states to play?

Is it being too far away from SEC country? The fact that most of the season, the northern teams play in bad weather?

Like I said earlier, Ohio State will glady play SEC teams in the OOC schedule, but they will only do it in a home-and-home fashion. Why travel down to Georgia, Florida, LSU, Arkansas, Alabama, etc when none of them will return the favor and come up to Columbus and play? It's only fair.

Everyone schedules cupcakes in OOC. Ohio State is no different. Nobody is going to play a four Top 25 teams outside of the conference schedule, that's assinine. However OSU will normally schedule one team that's Top 25 in OOC.

When we scheduled Washington for last year, they were winning the Pac-10 and were projected as a team that would consistantly be a Top 25 team for a long time. Obviously that didn't happen.
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Ohio State got their friggin ass beat big time
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The question was why wont most SEC teams travel to the northern states to play?

From a Georgia fan - there is nothing to gain from it. We have the best overall conference. We make more money than any other conference. We have won more BCS titles than any other conference. Georgia is already playing a schedule with over 50% of its oppenents ranked in the top 25. Why bother. With the conference championship we generally play 3 top 10 games a year - not including the bowl game.

"Why travel down to Georgia, Florida, LSU, Arkansas, Alabama, etc when none of them will return the favor and come up to Columbus and play? It's only fair."

Who cares if its fair. Is it fair that the Big 10 refuses to take part in a college playoff? Is it fair that OSU played in the tilte game without beating a SINGLE team in the AP top 15? Is it fair that the SEC and Big 12 have conference champiohsip games and the Big 10 doesn't?
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