VaderFin wrote:How is Ohio State's schedule a whole lot different then most teams? You can't throw out one team and say look this team did it why don't you. I'm of the opinion that if you play 1 hard out of conference team in a year, and you play in a decent conference, you are doing your scheduling duty. All teams need a couple cream puffs. Let's take a look at some other teams ooc schedules:
Michigan: Miami OH, Utah, Notre Dame, Toledo
Wisconsin: Akron, Marshall, Fresno St., Cal Poly
Illinois: Missouri, Western Illinois, Syracuse, Kent State
How about some teams in different conferences:
Georgia: Georgia Southern, Central Michigan, Arizona State
LSU: Appalachian State, Troy, North Texas, Tulane
Texas: Florida Atlantic, Texas-El Paso, Arkansas
Seems pretty similar to me. I've been critical of some teams schedules in the past but I don't see how anyone can be critical of a Big Ten and USC schedule.
Youngstown State and Ohio shouldn't be on the schedule Vader.
Like I have said before, I am a huge Buckeye fan but I am sick of this raunchy schedule.
I know that this is going to sound unfair, but I don't really have a problem with SEC teams scheduling cupcakes at the beginning of the year. I wish they would stay away from Division 2 teams but when a team like Georgia has to run through that division I give them a pass. In order for Georgia to get to the national championship they will be required to run through Florida, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and even Kentucky and then beat one of those teams in the Conference Championship. They make up for their cupcake out of conference with a brutal conference schedule.
Texas has no excuse.
Honestly, I don't care about other programs and their schedule though. I care about Ohio State. Just no reason to play Youngstown St or the Bobcats. If the Bucks want one cupcake, then schedule one cupcake, but try and schedule at least one more losable game. That's all.
Now to more important matters, The Heisman Trophy hopeful, Beany Wells. I saw the play and about filled my pants when I saw him go down. At first I thought it was a knee and the living room was filled with profanity. I thought the season was over. Seeing him on the sideline during the game and the results coming back negative give me some relief. The Buckeyes are loaded so I don't expect them to suffer much outside of USC without him, but I don't think they have much of a shot without him against USC. I think he will be fine by the USC game.