November 16th, 2012 at 12:48 PM ^

I love how OSU is being viewed as some sort of jugernaught now. Msu held that high powered offense to 17, purdue should have beaten OSU, cal was right there, Indiana was right there. To say if michigan doesn't do x, they can't win is silly.

OSU will be the third best team um has seen, while um will be the best OSU has seen.

Anyone who says um has no athletes, and suggests that recruiting rankings is their basis for this, instantly losses credibility with me. Demons would start at MLB for them right now, Ryan would start for them, roh would start for them, and kovacs would start for them IMO. Good for them, they have better athletes at lb, so good they they run like missiles to the ball and over persue majority of the time.


November 16th, 2012 at 2:16 PM ^

I generally would agree with you, but this is "the game" and I think that with that and home field in mind, OSU will play much harder/better and have a clear advantage with the crowd.  I very much hope I am wrong.

I think UM will be in a much better position to win in Columbus in 2 years. 


November 16th, 2012 at 2:57 PM ^

I wouldn't call us an offensive juggernaut, but we can explode for 30 points in a single quarter pretty easily. I would argue that at this point in the year, OSU is the best offense UM has seen. Obviously, I don't think OSU overall is better than Bama, but we certainly score more efficiently than Bama. And way more efficiently than ND. Also, we played MSU on the road and still scored more against them than UM did. And moved the ball well most of the day. We had two turnovers in there territory that really kept it close, one on a Brax fumble where he hurt his knee and then lost the ball. The second on a play where Brax threw a pick at their 20 when he didn't see the safety. So it isn't like MSU's D dominated us. You mentioned Indiana and Cal; we scored 35 against Cal and 52 against Indiana.

And to your point about UM being the best we've seen, I'd say that's very arguable. UM has not dominated the Big Ten by any stretch this year and is a good, but not great team.

To your final point, Ryan would start for us, but Demens would not. Fickell plays his three best LBs and Demens is not better than Shazier or Sabino. They would probably stick Ryan at MLB and tell him to just be himself. And who would Roh start over? Simon? Williams? Those are the DE starters and you won't find an OSU fan anywhere who would take Roh over either guy. I don't think you'd find many coaches either.


November 16th, 2012 at 5:27 PM ^

Screw Ohio.  Hopefully they lose to Wisconsin before we set fire to Columbus.  The thought of that cheating, ineligible team going undefeated makes me physically sick.