26 May 2009
Here it is, straight no chaser. I think we could see this team go 9-3. That is a worst case scenario but one I think could happen. You cannot underestimate the advantage of home field. We play Penn State and Michigan at their joints. These teams are going to find another level playing the Buckeyes at home. That is an advantage but the biggest mistake fans are making is not factoring in experience. Look at this team by position and look at the players that are being asked to step up. Not alot of game reps beside too many of those names. Experience is big at any level but in college it means so much more than in the pro game. We have seen a couple of recent examples. The NFL choosing quarterbacks who have the most college experience. There was a betting angle last year, an angle I won a tidy sum on early in the season, that shows the value of experience on the offensive line.
What do I think is going to happen? 11-1. I would love to push our home end of the USC home and home to next year. It is so early in the year that some of the players who are just now earning playing time are not going to be ready for such a match-up. If the Buckeyes can win that game I think we will have the rest of the college football world exactly where we want them, screaming their bloody lungs out that the Buckeyes are in the national championship game again.
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