This college football season has been an absolute shit show and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. The most recent buzz is due to a 5-0 Ohio State team (hopefully soon to be 6-0) maintaining their No. 4 spot in the latest CFP rankings, along with Clemson, Notre Dame and Alabama who have each played ten games.
As you can probably imagine, Ohio State playing literally half the amount of games is not sitting well with a few loud-mouth coaches...
"If I was on a committee, it would be hard for me to leave out a 10-1 Texas A&M or an 11-game Florida team over a team that's played six games."— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) December 11, 2020
Dabo Swinney on why he doesn't think Ohio State's resume is enough for CFP
(via @RichEisenShow) pic.twitter.com/7lU88IUpM0
Dan Mullen with a shot at Ohio State “Maybe we shouldn’t have played so many games, because apparently you get rewarded for not playing games in CFB this year”— Austin Randolph (@austinsrandolph) December 13, 2020
First of all, Dan, you lost your right to have an opinion on this after you lost two games— specifically after you lost at home to a 3-5 LSU team as three TD favorites because your team is undisciplined. And secondly, Dabo, your blatant fear of playing Ohio State is quite the compliment, and pretty much proves why Ohio State deserves to be there, don’t you think?
Give Dabo truth serum and ask him whether he’d rather play Texas A&M or Ohio State on Jan. 1 and I think we all know what the answer to that question would be.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) December 11, 2020
That’s enough Dabo-talk for one day though. Let’s get into the news and notes surrounding the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes.
Good news (for once)...
Northwestern’s and Ohio State’s family members will be the only spectators allowed inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday. Parents and guests of the Buckeyes haven’t been to a game since Nov. 7 when they hosted Rutgers.
Family members of Ohio State players, coaches and staff will be allowed to attend the Big Ten championship game: https://t.co/F1ovWW2g8B— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) December 14, 2020
Ohio State is among 11 semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award, which honors college football’s best offensive line.
Gonna be honest— I don’t know how PFF College does their grading, but I do know that Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave are two of the best WRs in the country so...this checks out I guess?
Ohio State: Only power five team with two 75+ graded WRs— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 14, 2020
Chris Olave pic.twitter.com/KEBtUgs4mH
Speaking of Brian Hartline’s gang, Ohio State is about to add THIS to a room that is already a zillion feet deep.
Emeka Egbuka is gonna be a beast at Ohio State pic.twitter.com/n7BN2v8Ne8— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOSU) December 14, 2020
This week is a big one for Ohio State, as the Big Ten awards begin on Tuesday, followed by signing day on Wednesday— both of which should be pretty successful/eventful events for the Scarlet and Gray.
The awards will begin on Tuesday with the offense, followed by Wednesday with the defense and then finish on Thursday with the special teams and Coach of the Year.
#B1GFootball Champions Week has arrived on Big Ten Network.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 14, 2020
Tuesday - Thursday: @B1Gfootball Awards
✍️Wednesday: Three Hours of Signing Day Coverage
️Friday and Saturday: 4⃣ Football Games
Full schedule: https://t.co/KJy1DTzdwW pic.twitter.com/02CpiwWxmc
I mean there were a lot of surprises but I’m just reposting this again so we can all look at No. 5 Rutgers above No. 6 Michigan hahahahaha
In case you want to start getting to know the Buckeyes’ next opponent, Eleven Warriors has you covered...
Northwestern ranks second in the Football Bowl Subdivision with only 14.6 points allowed per game this season, but hasn't scored more than 28 points in any of its last six games. https://t.co/yYMcAIBNAx— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 14, 2020
It’s always good to have goals.
Northwestern wide receiver Riley Lees said the Wildcats were happy just to win the West two years ago, but this year, “our expectation now is to win the Big Ten championship.” https://t.co/Ibb9hTn0nf— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 14, 2020
Around the hardwood...
“Day-to-day” seems good for Liddell. “Week-to-week” seems bad for Towns.
Ohio State's Seth Towns (knee) is week-to-week moving forward, per Chris Holtmann. Towns is currently practicing with the Buckeyes, but no timetable for his return. https://t.co/Phzl6gDSyg— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 14, 2020
Our own Matt Tamanini has everything we learned from the Buckeyes’ win over Cleveland State on Sunday. Come for the analysis, stay for the Seth Towns pun.
From everywhere else...
It’s going to be The Cleveland Baseball Team, isn’t it?
The Indians will officially move forward with changing the current team name and determining a new, non-Native American based name for the franchise. https://t.co/oHBRsMP1gU— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) December 14, 2020
This is terrifying and so incredibly sad. Praying that Keyontae pulls through.