Poll: Where will OSU end up
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In National Championship game
1 9.09%
In final four bowl championship series
3 27.27%
Lose to Michigan this year
3 27.27%
Win Big Ten Title
3 27.27%
Go undefeated in regular season
1 9.09%
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at Nebraska, Sept. 28
Considering the potential set-up for this game at the end of September, the Buckeyes could be heading into a lion's den at a sold-out Memorial Stadium with College GameDay in town for the first time in more than a decade. The Huskers bring back the bulk of a team that won four of their final six games after starting the season 0-6 with an awakening after a deflating 46-point loss at Michigan. Scott Frost challenged his players and asked them who they wanted to do be and the team responded. Quarterback Adrian Martinez is one of the Heisman frontrunners coming off a spectacular freshman season with an individual standpoint.
"Whenever you have coach Frost and this offensive staff, I think the sky's the limit," Martinez said after setting a school record with seven games with 300 yards of total offense or more. "And obviously we have a lot of guys returning, so it'll be interesting to see what we're capable of next year."
Nebraska returns three starters along the offensive line and the core of its front seven defensively, two areas that will dictate whether or not the Huskers have staying power in 2019. Last season's narrow 35-31 loss at Ohio State was definitely a confidence boost for a program in transition.

at Michigan, Nov. 30

Ok, maybe not everyone, but the experts in Vegas don't think the Buckeyes will continue their winning streak against the Wolverines this season. As if the rivalry could be anymore heated after Ohio State's nuked Michigan's special season last fall with a 62-39 pasting in Columbus, two Wolverines assistants left the program this offseason for positions on Day's staff. If you can't beat them, join them, right? It was a tough-to-stomach reality for Michigan supporters, who haven't seen their team beat the Buckeyes since the 2011 season and 14 of the past 15 meetings overall. Whether it's fair or not, Day has big shoes to fill following Meyer's departure and how he performs against Ohio State's primary rivals will be a decisive barometer. He has already mentioned The Game always being the centerpiece of the Buckeyes' season and Jim Harbaugh will have his sights set on ending his own personal struggles against Ohio State at the same time.

I think the common reasoning for picking UM this year is:

1) OSU has a new QB and HC
2) UM has a senior QB
3) Harbaugh is too good of a coach to lose 5 straight to us ISN'T HE???????
(08-21-2019, 03:40 PM)Alabuckeye Wrote: I think the common reasoning for picking UM this year is:

1) OSU has a new QB and HC
2) UM has a senior QB
3) Harbaugh is too good of a coach to lose 5 straight to us ISN'T HE???????

And they get us at home.  

However, we have a more talented roster.  We also have a defensive coordinator who is intimately familiar with Michigan's offensive players, although they also have a new coordinator.
(08-02-2019, 01:47 PM)AkronBuck Wrote: HIGH Praise for this Young Guy....

77 Harry Miller  OL 6' 4" 310 Freshman HS Buford, Georgia

[Image: Screen-Shot-2019-08-02-at-1-44-57-PM.png]

High praise indeed.
Ohio State announced its complete future football schedules for the 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 seasons on Thursday. This includes the additions of three non-conference games against Arkansas State, San Jose State and Western Kentucky at Ohio Stadium to complete the 2022 and 2023 schedules.
The news that the Buckeyes and the Red Wolves would meet in 2022 leaked out before the announcement when Arkansas State chancellor, Kelly Damphousse, tweeted about the addition of Ohio State to the schedule.
These new additions to future Scarlet and Gray schedules go along with one marquee game in each season. Ohio State will travel to Eugene to face Oregon at Autzen Stadium on Sept. 5, 2020, before hosting the Ducks at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 11 of the following year. The Buckeyes will then have a home-and-away series with Notre Dame the subsequent two seasons, with the Irish visiting the Horseshoe on Sept. 3, 2022, and the Scarlet and Gray visiting South Bend and Notre Dame Stadium on Sept. 23, 2023. Ohio State also has non-conference games scheduled against Washington, Texas and Boston College through the 2027 season.

Ryan Day "Chillest coach in college football".  Nice, short interview and discusses his coaching philosophy and new office. 

Urban is taking his Fox Sports gig very seriously.   He's also opening a restaurant in Dublin.  It sounds like he's having a great time.

Florida Atlantic isn't afraid of what the team is walking into on Saturday at Ohio Stadium, but the Owls are being realistic when it comes to the challenge of facing No. 5 Ohio State.
“This will be the best team that I’ve probably ever played in my life," FAU senior tight end [b]Harrison Bryant[/b] said this week.
That is high praise for the 2019 Buckeyes. Last year, Florida Atlantic traveled to Norman, Oklahoma to face the Sooners to open the season. That game did not go well from an Owls' perspective, losing 63-14 to [b]Lincoln Riley[/b]'s team. In 2017, FAU faced Wisconsin in Madison, keeping things more respectable with a 31-14 loss. In fact, Florida Atlantic is on 23-game losing streak against Power 5 opposition, dating back to a 2007 win against Minnesota.

While head coach [b]Lane Kiffin[/b] has only been in charge of the Owls the last two seasons, it's obvious to see why he's not a fan of his team facing these Power 5 powerhouses, especially to open the year.
"There's a lot of different ways to go about these things," Kiffin said on Tuesday. "Obviously, I didn't schedule these. These were scheduled before we got here, from the last Athletic Director ([b]Pat Chun[/b]). I don't think it is the best idea, especially following with UCF, another team that has been a top-10 team the last two years.

Kiffin understands the necessity of FAU playing Power 5 schools, but would prefer not to have to go against the top dogs who overmatch and often embarrass his team. Instead, he would rather take on a Power 5 school on the lower end of the conference, to make things a bit fairer.
"The format that I think is the best, because you have to make money, you can't not play these games," he continued, "but you can play somebody that pays the same, because the conference pays the same for the most part. It is not that big of a difference. So, you play teams from major conferences. You just play, not necessarily, the team that year-in-and-year out is the best team in the conference."

The schedule is what the schedule is and Kiffin and Florida Atlantic will be at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, hoping for a better result than the last two years.
Similar to last season's opening meeting with Oklahoma, the Owls' defense faces a quarterback in [b]Justin Fields[/b] with little film. [b]Kyler Murray[/b], the eventual Heisman Trophy winner, passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 throws and was out of the game before halftime in the blowout win against Florida Atlantic last year.

FAU is hoping for better success against another unknown quantity in Fields.

"I think they are different," Kiffin compared Fields and Muarry. "They are like that as far as being from another school without a ton of film, but very different players just based off of size. I don't see a lot of similarities between them."

Like any smaller program that opens the season at Ohio State, Florida Atlantic will hope for the massive upset, but realistically the team will look for damage control and to get its payday. From there, the Owls will go about the rest of their season and the players can one day tell their grandchildren about the time they played at the Horseshoe.
"It is what it is," Kiffin said. "I'm excited for our kids to be able to go play at a place like that."

130th Year.
150 years ago Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4. College football was formed.
"Man is free at the instant he wants to be"
Was that in overtime?

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