https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ohio_State_Buckeyes_football_seasonsAgreed, when we've seen Ohio States stumble, if ever, it's early on.
Poor Michigan maybe could have eeked out a win here or there in their rivalry recently IF they didn't always play them late when Ohio State was tuned up just fine...
Again, there is zero doubt we will be big underdogs heading into that game. Ohio State should win, they are one of the top programs in all of college football and loaded with next level talent all over the roster.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ohio_State_Buckeyes_football_seasons
Going back through Urban's tenure, they've only had two loses in the "early" weeks. Both non-conf: 2014 at home vs unranked VT and 2017 at home vs #5 Oklahoma.
Only a handful of Big Ten losses. Couple earlier to Mich St, when the Spartans were ranked #10 and #9 at the time in consecutive seasons. Then each year over 2016-2018 they had one road loss to an unranked Big Ten team: 2016 at Penn St, 2017 at Iowa, and 2018 at Purdue. None since then.
I'm guessing we won't be ranked to start next season. So a road loss to the Gophs would be an incredible upset. Row the boat!
Also add to that that Milton did not make mistakes the way he did in other games. Some of that is on our D for not forcing him into mistakes but he also played well in that game and significantly better then he played in the other games he started before getting benched.Yeah, but we also had significant losses on D, and some losses on O plus a new OC. This time we don't have that.
Good point on QB. I would definitely add that to the list. Have to think there *could* be some turnover there after spring ball, but it may be more likely to come after fall camp or the 2021 season as ZA, Clark and Kramer see how Athan fits into the hierarchy. I'd definitely expect Athan to redshirt in 2021, but I think those other guys will be able to tell if he is a guy who could potentially jump them for 2022.Agree. Maybe sad to say, but would think QB too. Especially with Athan as a prized recruit coming in the summer, and with Morgan allowed to play here in 2022 if he wants, you have to think at least one of ZA, Kramer, or Clark is unlikely to ever see the field as a starter and will move on.
I felt like there was a lot of that last year.Also add to that that Milton did not make mistakes the way he did in other games. Some of that is on our D for not forcing him into mistakes but he also played well in that game and significantly better then he played in the other games he started before getting benched.
If PJ can sell that angle and they all wanna stay, then more power to us. I just think that whoever feels like they are in the #4 spot this year may be doing some thinking. And if Athan comes in and wins the #3 spot, I could see both Kramer and Clark looking elsewhere.What if there are 3 jammed thumbs?
DL room got a lot more crowded this off season so maybe he doesn't see where he fits in the picture anymore. He had a nice offer list out of high school, will be interesting to see if he finds a landing spot.Class of 2020 DL Ali Saad is in the transfer portal "per source", according to Burns:
Posted this in the other thread, but Harris ended up at Old DominionDL room got a lot more crowded this off season so maybe he doesn't see where he fits in the picture anymore. He had a nice offer list out of high school, will be interesting to see if he finds a landing spot.
We now have 3 current DT in the portal without a new home (Robinson, Saad, Harris). Will be interesting to see what ends up happening with those guys.