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Three games in, what's your 2015 prediction?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Clarity, Sep 19, 2015.

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2015 In-Season Predictions v2 (3-0)

  1. 15-0, repeat Undisputed National Champions

  2. 14-1, Title Game Loss

  3. 14-1, B1G Championship loss/repeat Undisputed National Champions

  4. 14-1, regular season loss/B1G Champ win/repeat Undisputed National Champions

  5. 13-1, First round playoff loss

  6. 12-1, regular season loss/no B1G Champ defense/bowl win

  7. 12-2, B1G Champ loss/bowl or 1st round playoff loss

  8. 12-2, regular season loss/BIG Champ win/bowl or 1st round playoff loss

  9. 12-2, regular season loss/B1G Champ loss/bowl win

  10. 11-2 regular season loss/no B1G Champ defense/bowl loss

  11. 11-3, two regular season losses/B1G Champ loss/bowl win

  12. 11-3 two regular season losses/B1G Champ win/bowl loss

  13. Four losses or more (this option is really for visiting SEC or rival fans)

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  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

  2. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Not changing my own vote. You can go back and read our in-game thread for the first VaTech game and then watch the progression in both the game performance and our excitement as the season wore on.

    Several players have said that they don't believe they'd have won the title without the adversity created by that loss. Today was in some ways a loss as well. A win on the record book, but we'll slip in the polls and we dramatically underperformed. I don't think I'm being Pollyannish to say that it's still too early in the season to find ample reason to call for a single loss this season.

    Don't misunderstand, though. If I was to rank us as we exist right now, we'd be in the teens. Somewhere in there, 12-15 or so. Our ceiling though? IF we have one it's well above that of anyone else in the country. We CAN be the best team in the country, we're just not close to that now. Using last year as an example, we can get there. I believe we have the players and coaches to be much better than last year, and you can argue that we're already better at this point in the season than we were at this point last season.

    Still, this is all guesswork for everyone participating. There is no wrong answer. Well, except for "Four losses or more."
     
  3. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    I lean towards 14-1 B1G Championship win/NC win. For whatever reason, Urban Meyer coached teams have games where they look like they've never played football before. I mean they look HORRENDOUS. We had that today but I think we could be in for a shocker loss somewhere down the road, probably before Michigan State. After that loss though, the entire team will proceed to get medieval on some asses on the way to another NC. It's happened to damn near every Urban Meyer coached team I've ever seen.
     
  4. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Lock that vote in, definitely want to be able to track the mood over the season.
     
  5. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Defense is elite.

    Offense, well...

    I think there are two huge pieces missing from last year that are bigger problems than we hoped...

    1A-- we really miss Tom Herman. And not just for his play calling. His work with the qbs is sorely missed. I don't think Tim Beck can carry his jock in fhat department. Also wonder how much Warriner's expanded responsibilities are hurting the OL.

    1B-- we really miss Devin Smith. Nobody on this roster is near the deep threat he was, right now. I think that's a big part of Cardale's problems. Somebody needs.to step up, not sure if we have him, though.

    Bottom line, rivht now, this offense is a shell of what it was in January. The defense is VERY good. The O is not. Not even close. Still a lot of time to work out the issues, but i have serious concerns three weeks in. We're very vulnerable.
     
  6. Mariotwins

    Mariotwins Senior

    As upset as I am with our offense as long as we keep winning we can improve our way to a Championship. And watching our defense is amazing. Maybe our defense has just improved so much they have our offense traumatized.
     
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  7. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I think we're missing Spencer more than Smith right now. That edge blocking :ohbrother:
     
  8. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    I think we lose in the 1st round of playoffs. I intended to vote 12-2 though.

    I miss Tom Herman. I am sure Urban misses him too.

    Herman called plays, freeing Warinner to do what he does best, marshalling the OL to be the best in the nation. As Urban said at the end of the game, the OL isn't playing well. Besides, I think the place for the offensive playcaller is in up in the booth.
     
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  9. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    It's still a possibility to go undefeated, a lot needs to happen though.
     
  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Very good point.
     
  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Get a playcaller in the booth and we'll make tremendous strides.
     
  12. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Undefeated, undisputed national fucking champs.

    It's mind blowing that anyone could honestly think otherwise.
     
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  13. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    After the absolute shit-show today, you shouldn't be surprised to see some thinking we can easily lose a game...like I do. We simply cannot afford to rely on the defense to bail use out for nine more regular-season games...
     
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  14. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    We won't have to. My whole point is that whatever is wrong with the offense will be addressed by, imo, the best offensive coach in CFB who happens to have ridiculous weapons at his disposal.

    You can doubt all you like. I'm supremely confident that Urban will use the absurd talent at his disposal to fix whatever needs fixing and uh, the rest of CFB had damn well better get ready.

    But it's whatever. I'm sure there's plenty of posters here that know more than me and Urban combined.
     
  15. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    I bet we lose a lot of 1st place votes after this performance today.
     

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