Sound Off

Sound Off: Ohio State is 12-0 and is not listed in the BCS standings. Everyone assumes that if Alabama wins its final game it will meet Notre Dame in the BCS title game. Why not Ohio State?

The Buckeyes, undefeated under first-year coach Urban Meyer, are serving a one-year postseason ban for NCAA rules violations that took place when Jim Tressel was coach. Tressel was found guilty of lying to NCAA investigators and players were found guilty of trading Ohio State memorabilia for free tattoos. Ohio State has improved from 6-6 a year ago. Ed Warinner, the offensive coordinator for Kansas University under Mark Mangino when Todd Reesing was the quarterback, is in his first season as co-offensive coordinator at Ohio State.


Steve Jacob 5 years, 3 months ago

Let's me add that if maybe OSU self-imposed a bowl ban last year they could be playing in the Championship game this year. When Meyer interviewed for the job, OSU told him they did not think a bowl ban was coming.

oakfarm 5 years, 3 months ago

If you are looking to the NCAA for a rational -- or even fair -- decision -- you are looking in the wrong place. Besides, Ohio State already has more money than Croseus. It is hard to feel sorry for them. Life was simpler and better when NCAA football seasons were ten regular season games and perhaps a bowl game for twenty decent teams. Now it is more of a circus, minor league professional football, non-student athletes, and a beauty contest for the NFL. And where fired coaches get multi-million dollar buy outs and schools refuse to pay agreed upon conference exit fees.

CHEEZIT 5 years, 3 months ago

Yea, because the media knew of the ban you didn't here anything about OSU this year otherwise you know they wouldn't stop talking about them! Wonder how much money Urban lost in incentives?

riverdrifter 5 years, 3 months ago

Ed Warriner was my fiirst choice to replace Turner Gill.

Armen Kurdian 5 years, 3 months ago

Reference Nick Nolte's final post-game speech in "Blue Chips."

"It's about MONEY! Just GD money!"

James Minor 5 years, 3 months ago

OSU is a young team with very good players that next year will be contenders. Though they won't have any post game memoriabila to barter with for tatoos they will be at the parlor next year. As for Urban, he can spend his off season time travelling the world on the millions he made without the post game incentives. As for the Championship Game it will be a sleeper with Notre Dame and Alabama. The country will hope the game ends fast and everyone can stay awake before the end of the first quarter.

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