"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
Well, we're now halfway through the season, sitting pretty at 6-0. I think it's safe to say that the defense has outperformed even the most wildly optimistic expectations,while the offense is either mind-blowingly beautiful or mind-blowingly frustrating.
Next week is the first true test on the road (Sorry, NW. 45% Michigan fans makes it a neutral game), against an MSU team with the O-line equivalent of our secondary from last year (That's not a good thing for MSU, in case your memories of last year's secondary are being repressed). Purdue is well, Purdue and Iowa isn't looking that strong. Illinois is either great or decent, depending how you look at them and Nebraska is.....confusing, to say the least. To finish the season we get OSU at home, who's learning the painful lesson that karma is, in fact, a bitch.
So, fellow MGoBloggers, what are your revised season predictions? And what'd you predict at the beginning of the season?
I predicted 10-2 at the beginning of the season, and I'm going to change it to 11-1. Do I think the team is truly an elite team this year? Not really. Do I think the schedule will make the team look like an elite team? Yes.
I'm getting ready to buy airline tickets for my trip to the game (with my two sons). Is the game likely to start at noon? If so, is it at all likely that I can be at the airport for a late evening flight? Thanks, guys.
Does this mean Nebraska has become more beatable or Ohio gain a little respect?
Brian's TWIS will not be skimpy on suffering that's for sure.
Take it all in here. Remember to sip it, savour it, like a fine wine. May it last forever and ever and ever.
The last two games of the season are home games, and they could get a ton of publicity. Any chance they could be night games? I know it is not important, but it was just something I am curious about. Gotta love night games!
"After his brief stint in the NFL, Fickell fulfilled a childhood dream by joining the Ohio State Buckeyes. He seemed to fit right in and was accepted as a graduate assistant with the Buckeyes in 1999 under his former coach, John Cooper. In 2000, Fickell was hired by the University of Akron as the Defensive Line Coach. After two seasons with the Zips, he returned to Ohio State once again in 2002, this time as the Special Teams coordinator under second-year head coach, Jim Tressel. In 2004, Fickell took over as the Linebackers coach, adding the title Co-Defensive coordinator to his responsibilities in 2005. In 2010, He was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the AFCA, joining a list of Buckeyes coaches to be recognized by the association that also includes Carroll Widdoes, Woody Hayes, Earle Bruce and Jim Tressel.
Fickell was initially promoted to the position of assistant head coach and was to serve as the interim head coach during Jim Tressel's five game suspension to open the 2011 season. However, on May 30, 2011, Tressel resigned amid an NCAA investigation and Fickell was appointed to the position of head coach. Luke Fickell is the worst football coach in OSU history."