Originally Posted by Cedric
Ohio State is the most balanced team in the country right now. I didn't think that at any point in 07.
The 2007 Ohio State team was one of the weaker in the last 8 years, IMO. They had no business in the title game as they were a fringe top 10 team from my perspective.
I still think OSU loses at least once this year. As hard as this may be to believe, for the first time in years the Big Ten actually has several good teams capable of winning against OSU. Wisconsin is always much better than people give them credit for and playing in their stadium is one of the tougher places to play in the country. I'm still far from sold on Pryor as a complete QB, and I still think Tressel as offensive coach will wind up costing them a game.
I really hope Boise gets a chance to play for the national championship this year. I'm not one who believes they could consistently play with the big boys, but nothing they've done on the actual field has led anyone to believe they're in over their head. It's all just assumption, even I agree with that assumption.
BUT, they need to be given a cance once and for all. That way we're not having that conversation year after year. At some point, they need to raise their arms and say, "OK, we'll give you your shot." Is it really such a travesty that a team like Boise gets a chance to win a national title at the expense of one of the bi conference teams that get the chance every year? I think one year, we can allow a team like that to play for it all. And if they get beat soundly, we don't have to talk about it any more.