Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BUCKEYES, ALABAMA FACE OFF IN WHAT FEELS LIKE A CHAMPIONSHIP

NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has noted numerous times that the Buckeyes have just one rival, Michigan.

While that statement holds true, the team Meyer's been building over the past three years hasn't been engineered to take down the hated Wolverines.

The Meyer-led Buckeyes have been built to take down Alabama. 

Thursday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the fourth-ranked Buckeyes (12-1) will do battle with the No. 1 Crimson Tide (12-1) in the College Football Playoff semifinal — with a berth in the National Championship game waiting for the victor.

Friday, December 26, 2014

BRAXTON MILLER SHOULD STILL BE BUCKEYES' STARTING QB IN 2015

Braxton Miller
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There has been a lot of buzz going around Columbus that injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller will transfer for his fifth season next fall.

While his father squashed most of that during Miller's graduation in Columbus over the weekend, there are still those who believe Miller will leave the program after the success of redshirt freshman signal caller, J.T. Barrett. And even more who actually think he should leave.

I am certainly not one of those people.

Monday, December 22, 2014

NEW COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SYSTEM IS BETTER, BUT NOT BEST

Sometimes things in life can be better, but not good enough.

That's how I view the current College Football Playoff. 

Sure, Ohio State reaching the top four has generated a ton of excitement in the Buckeye State, and yes, the current system is much better than the old Bowl Championship Series. However, it is still lacking greatly and I am just wondering why it is such a monumental effort to give the best teams — all of them — a shot at the title.

Friday, December 5, 2014

WITH ALL OSU HAS OVERCOME, WHO COULD BET AGAINST THEM?

COLUMBUS — What a crazy ride it has been for the Ohio State football team this season. 

The Buckeyes began the 2014 campaign by losing their two-time Big Ten Player of the Year quarterback, Braxton Miller — to a shoulder injury — giving way to a freshman signal caller in J.T. Barrett, who had never taken a snap in a collegiate contest prior to this season. 

It certainly seemed their College Football Playoff dreams were dashed with the injury to Miller.

However, after a rough start, Barrett went on a rampage, logging more yards of offense than anyone in school-history, and more total touchdowns than anyone in the history of the Big Ten. Barrett was well on his way to making it a third-straight Big Ten P.O.Y. honor for the Buckeyes.