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Best Teams To Never Win A Title

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Muck, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Agree with all of this, especially the bolded.

    As for why they lost 3 games: 4 freshman starting in the defensive backfield and Earle never had a solid defensive line. He had great linebackers, but never had more than one decent lineman in front of them, and usually none. Even conceding that, losing to Purdue and Wisconsin that year is inexplicable.
  2. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    I think that Tennessee team is probably the weakest BCS championship team since the system started. They should have lost to Arkansas and they got to play FSU without Weinke.
  3. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    I agree with all of this.
  4. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    All of this talk reminds me of Why It Is So Frustrating Being a Buckeye Fan

    :(
  5. Jake

    Jake loves butterscotch jellybeans

    I was in the Shoe for all of them that season. Undefeated at home that year but lost 2 roadies to seven win teams at Purdue and Wisconsin. Of course, USC in the Rose was another close defeat.

    The next season, we're 8-1 including a win over #1 ranked Iowa in Columbus - helluva weekend, by the way - then we lose at home 12-7 to Wisconsin. The Badgers were 1-5 in the Big Ten coming into that game. The next week we lost at Michigan, but beat BYU in a bowl to finish 9-3 - which is how most seasons under Earle ended. :ohwell:
  6. Jake

    Jake loves butterscotch jellybeans

    I agree. I remember watching the second half of that Sparty game at my mom's house and I couldn't believe my eyes. Naturally, that's the one year where Coop beat Michigan AND won the bowl game. :smash:
  7. woofermazing

    woofermazing Sophmore

    Every Michigan team.
  8. BUCK3YE5

    BUCK3YE5 Best of the Land

    Interesting read but some of these rankings are just terrible, in particular the Ohio State ones.
  9. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    Agreed with most on here...the '98 team was just ungodly good and if focused would have pounded any team in the country. But if Cooper lapsed/they weren't focused...well, they blow a game to MSU. Honestly I can't recall a single game that was more heartbreaking than that loss to MSU.
  10. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    2002 Miami Hurricanes.
  11. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    Absolutely inexcusable to lose to Purdue and Wisconsin that year. Both teams were like 7-4

  12. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Retired Super Hero

    2008 Bama up at #8?!!?

    LSU 2006 would have run circles around that Bama squad.
    hell our '08 squad (worst LSU team of last 12 years) took them to OT.

    with no QB (Lee threw 5 picks that game) and a bad defense.
  13. Palpie

    Palpie Junior

    I was in college and let my friends talk me into letting them use the tv to play video games since it was just MSU and the Buckeyes were rolling. We turned back to the game right before the last drive. I'm still not sure if it's not for the best that I didn't see the entire implosion.
  14. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    You can throw my hat in the ring for just about any Cooper team... how he lost the games he lost with the talent he had is beyond me. I also have no clue how he manged to hold onto his job for thirteen years...

    During the nineties I would have been willing to lose every game in the season if only we could turn around and beat scUM... horrible years to have your heart ripped out by them...

    If nothing else those years certainly taught me to enjoy every single win over scUM regardless of how good/bad they were/are... during the Tress years it never got old :biggrin:

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