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...anyone playing with Bama tonight! ND really wasnt ready for primetime. They lacked athleticism in all spots...they looked downright out of shape up front, one LB looked like he really didnt belong on the field with big time athletes, and in the secondary they just lacked athleticism. They were afraid to tackle these guys!
How would we have stacked up...I think better offensively than ND, however we need a big time receiver outside to stretch the field. Defensively, big speed is what Tressel used to call it. We dont fully have, but this time next year I hope that guys like Michael Hill, Adolphus Washington, and Billy Price can anchor the middle. Classic, last nites game was lost in the trenches.
Just fun watching their RBs deliver blows on the defense....WOW!
Well after seeing how good bama was again we might be one more year behind that level. It will be hard for me to imagine us being at that level in 12 months, however of anyone can get them ready it's urban and maroti.
We would not have played Bama last night. We would have been playing Notre Dame
This post was edited by tbdbitlbuckeye 18 months ago
Yeah we would of played the irish and still be celebrating right now
Yep, you are correct! GREAT POINT! We would have beaten ND by a few TDs unless we just decide to let them stay in the game as we did for the Meatchicken game!
And yes, Shazier is way better than Teo. Its all been just a gimmick this year for him...an unusual name playing on a cinderella team. Its all that is wrong with sports. He couldnt even bring down Lacy and the boys last night. How many tackles did he miss????
Bama was exceptional last night. It is hard to imagine them losing but I can promise you, they are beatable despite what you may hear for foreseeable future. They executed their gameplan to perfection last night. There is no telling how we would have done against them or them against us because it most likely would have been a different gameplan.
This post was edited by GenieCarb 18 months ago
Dan the mushroom hunter, the deer slayer, and diehard Buckeye fan!
Also, was Alabama's defense that good, or was ND's offense (and defense) that bad? After all, didn't ND lose one game (Pitt LOL) and almost lose three others? And didn't Bama's defense get shredded by A&M?
This post was edited by McCague 18 months ago
Eddie George, Simply the best
My sentiments exactly. I posted elsewhere that I think that this team is about one-year away from being a REAL contender for the national championship but, if anyone can make it happen sooner, it will be Meyer (and, as you appropriately noted, Mariotti).
My sense is that next year's Buckeye team (undefeated or one-loss) will be in the Rose Bowl against either the PAC-12 Champion or the runner-up (if the PAC-12 Champion is in the national title game). The following year, 2014, is when I expect a Meyer Buckeye team with Meyer's players to compete for the national title.
Alabama put on a clinic last night and set the bar very high for a national championship team. Notre Dame did not belong on the same field last night, and I'm glad that it was ND taking that 42-14 loss at the hands of the Crimson Tide instead of the Buckeyes. (Everyone here seems to think that the Buckeyes would have played ND instead of 'Bama but, if one wants to change history, perhaps other things would have changed as well and ND might have lost one game.) In any case, things tend to work out for the best. I'm content with the #3 AP Final Rating and ecstatic about the 12-0 season.
Perhaps we should be thankful that our season ended when it did with the 12-0 record intact. as opposed to the sour taste in ND's mouth right now after previously being in the same 12-0 position that we still are.
In any case, there's no point in "what ifs". It is what it is , and nothing we can do now can change it. One must accept the things that one cannot change !
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