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2012 Big Ten Season

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by EmDiggy, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. EmDiggy

    EmDiggy Newbie

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cxuEIqQHEo"]Big Ten Season Preview[/ame]

    Good morning Buckeye fans! Good luck this season!

    Em
  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-58ZZzVROg"]Big Ten Conference Preview - YouTube[/ame]
  3. Mariotwins

    Mariotwins Junior

  4. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Doesn't play well with running backs..

    Believe it was posted in the UFM thread.. Awesome news though. Glad the players have something to play for, aside from being the meanest, angriest football team in the nation.
  5. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Legend

    So the official runner-up in the division will go to the championship game? Can we call this the "Alabama Rule?"
  6. Taosman

    Taosman Randomly Editing Everyone's Posts

  7. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Senior

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    So, we got that going for us.
  8. Taosman

    Taosman Randomly Editing Everyone's Posts

  9. Ryan36_1

    Ryan36_1 Sophmore


    Clearly you mean the official third place team.


    /cult member
  10. Jake

    Jake loves butterscotch jellybeans

    From what I've seen so far the rebuilding Buckeyes have a legitimate chance to run the table and go 12-0. That would be pretty fucking cool. :cool:
  11. BuckeyeFan 52

    BuckeyeFan 52 Bring the Pain

    We have a shot. I'm a little less optimistic. We def have some talent issues, as well as a relatively young team. We have more growing pains ahead of us me thinks, but hoping I'm wrong. A very solid team regardless.

    Regarding the thread topic, I continue to be more and more concerned regardingmthe BIG as a whole. It's very early in the season, and try to stay away from conference-to-conference comparisons. But the BIG is struggling again. I want this conference to be able to bring the best talent in the country year in and year out. That could continue to be a struggle if we can't win as consistently as we used to. Frustrating to watch.
  12. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Junior

    I'd certainly like OSU to be a part of a great conference because it makes winning games and titles that much better, but my major concern is with OSU and how they are going to fix some of their deficiencies and grow as a team.

    Conference strength just comes and goes. None of the traditional powers in the conference are at their peak right now and while OSU has lots of great young talent and tSUN can possibly get back to being consistently good, PSU is Indiana level for the next 10 years and Nebraska is just a so-so program under Bo.

    Hell, CFB at large isn't really that great right now. Other than Alabama, LSU, and USC, who impresses you right now? Maybe Oregon, but they haven't been tested. Just a matter of a lot of parody. I'm interested in seeing how the SEC plays out and if USC can wake up long enough to get a chance to play in the title game.
  13. GeorgiaBuck2

    GeorgiaBuck2 Lets Go!

    USC dominated a weak conference and it worked out for them. Shoot, OSU dominated the conference for a decade and brought us a title and appearances in 8 BCS games.
  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    The big ten is really hurting right now though. The SEC (as much as we hate to hear it) is far and away better than our conference. Big 12 and Pac 10 are also right there with us as well as runners up. Other than tosu i'm not confident that the conference's strength is going to turn around anytime soon either.

    Michigan- everyone talks about their recruiting being great but I for one think they have a lotof of overrated talent (Morris especially). I like the Smith the RB they have this year that we offered and also the saftey Thomas as well but other than that I don't see any game changers at all. They recruit the Oline very well but thats a position where you have to have unison and need all 5 starters to play at once. Not like Dline where you can sub guys in an out and not miss a beat. For them to be great they need difference makers that can change games, and they have ZERO of them.

    Indiana/Minnesota/Iowa/PSU/Purdue/NW- I won't even explain the challenges they have infront of them.

    Wisconsin- They've shown in Bret's tenure no capability to recruit a QB or difference makers on the defensive side of the ball. If not for the weak non conference schedule they would not be where they were the past few years. They'll always have Oline and RB's but until they recruit and SIGN a good QB (as a freshman) they will never be elite.

    Illinois- I think they could make some noise actually once Beckman has a year or two but for the time being they're not much of a challenge.

    Nebraska- 8-4 every year seems to be the norm no matter who they have. They'll always be solid though.

    MSU- They have the best shot outside of OSU imo to be diffrence makers. Because they have talented defenders and have shown the ability to develope QB's and normally have a run game to go with it. The question is can they actually sustain this?

    OSU- We are on a different level than any big ten team. I feel we are different than most of the big ten. In a big city, with lots to do, with the biggest fan base in college football to go along with a rock star coach. The offense is trendy and fun to watch with lots of up tempo and speed. The defense for the most part is always solid and with the way OSU is recruiting it's going to be very difficult to stop us. On defense with Pittman/Schutt/Washington/Spence already in the fold not to mention Cam, the kid from jersey, Bosa, and Hill coming soon I just don't see that type of talent being brought in from the other teams.

    Jalin Marshall, Zeke, Jacobs on offense I feel is better than anything any of the other teams as far as DIFFERENCE makers. You add those with a young team as it is and I really feel in the next 2-4 years its going to be OSU/MSU carrying the Big ten banner alone.

    Everyone talks about scUM being right there with OSU and for this year I agree. What happens when Robinson is gone though? Their defense blows, and the only weapon they have is shoelace. Once he's outta there they're in trouble for the next 2-3 years imo.

    Atleast we're OSU and not any of the other big ten teams. We have by far the brightest future by a long shot.
  15. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    The SEC has 2 great teams and a whole bunch of question marks. Florida should have lost to BG. Buffalo ran all over UGA. Arkansas lost to a mid major. Missouri is still as soft as they were before joining a league with defense.

    Too soon to judge ATM but losing to Florida is not a good sign.

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