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A Split National Championship in 2008?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Interesting. While I don't think that OSU is all that great, I don't think ANY other team is either. This OSU D would probably have much more trouble with Oregon's O than the 2009-10 edition did, but otherwise only 'Bama would seem to be highly problematic, and that only because the OSU passing game still has a ways to go and 'Bama has some degree of offensive competence. Florida, LSU, and SC all have lousy offenses and Georgia can [Mark May] out a bad defensive performance at any time. OSU could certainly lose to any of those teams, and would probably be a dog against most of them, but I think they'd compete very well. FSU actually might concern more than any of the SEC teams other than 'Bama.
  2. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    It's about the lines against Oregon. Honestly, it's about the offensive line against the SEC teams too. They aren't there yet, but a quick and strong offensive line is what beats the SEC teams Ohio State has continually lost against and Urban is building that here.

    FSU isn't that good. Neither is anyone in the SEC other than Bama. I could see Ohio State struggling against LSU's defense as well.
  3. darbypitcher22

    darbypitcher22 Sophmore

    The NCAA actually doesn't recognize any of these. Or the BCS national champion, for that matter. The only football champion it recognizes at the Division I level is the FCS Champion. So I think it'll be North Dakota State (defending champions) or mighty Eastern Washington this year.
  4. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994


    We avoided our two toughest games of the year by being banned.
  7. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Compare OSU's close wins and quality wins to Georgia's and you have your answer.

    Take off the scarlet-colored glasses.
  8. TheMightyQuinn

    TheMightyQuinn "The future is bright at Ohio State."

    More like you should leave that nat light fog you live in. UGA lost by 4 tds to USCe. End of story. Out of top ten. I watched them play Several games and saw a top 15 team tops. If the media told u your dick fell off, I bet you'd run to the doctor before jamming your hand down your pants.
  9. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Polls are an entirely subjective thing. My own MaxBuck poll has determined that Ohio State is #1. I don't care what the other polls say.

  10. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Ohio State had the toughest conference schedule in the B1G.

    we already beat the [Mark May] out of Nebraska. you think that would be one of our two toughest games?

    compare Georgia's blowout 28 point loss and Ohio State's lo---- oh wait.
  11. Buckeye Nut

    Buckeye Nut Junior

    Nope. Nebraska a second time on a neutral field and a top tier bowl game are both tougher.
  12. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    Jon Wilner is an idiot. The fact he has an AP vote shows how useless the polls really are.

    I agree. Ohio State got severely lucky against several bad teams (UCF, UAB, Purdue, Indiana). Yes they blew out Nebraska, but they still gave up a [Mark May]-ton of points to them even so. I'm not even sure Nebraska was the toughest game when you factor in environment, Rhythmic Slappy Valley might have been.

    This was a building block year. Ohio State was playing with house money when it got to the bye week at 10-0. Let's not make this great season into something it isn't.
  13. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    Whatever. The 2002 team had no business being in the NC game either. They got very lucky and I, for one, am happy we didn't make a great season something it wasn't back then. :lol:
  14. BuckFan38

    BuckFan38 Rookie

    Last time Ohio State played a great SEC team....we won....Dont tell me Ohio State has no chance at beating Alabama.
    Unlikely, yeah, but we certainly could beat that team. The point is, we will never know anyway.

    We can make this great season into whatever we want because we will never know.
    What is certain is that we could knock off anyone in front of us....A perfect record proves it.
  15. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    Slightly different circumstances, and the 2002 team played a much tougher schedule than it was ever given credit for by the mediots - much tougher than Cryami's as well.

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