Re: Was the Big 10 overrated in 2006?
OSU looked completely unprepared last night. Florida was likely better than advertised, but no way is Ohio State as bad as the pitiful performance they put up. 86 yards in total offense? Sisters of the Blind A&M would put up better numbers. It's as if they went in thinking that a win was a forgone conclusion, only they forgot that you actually have to show up for the game. It's also one of the very few times since he took over as head coach that Jim Tressel looked completely outclassed by a rival coach.
I have to agree with Chip--I don't know that the Big 10 was necessarily overrated, because both OSU and UofM took heat for playing what many believed were light schedules heading into their bowl games. I just don't think the Big 10 was very deep. And plenty of credit should go to Florida, of course--they were unquestionably the better team last night. In every facet of the game, they dominated completely. OSU isn't nearly as bad as they played last night, but Florida might very well be as good.
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.