by Beau Bishop
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1) I don’t believe there is a great team in college football. I think there are about 5-7 really good ones and Ohio State is in that group.
2) Michigan is in that group as well. Michigan State is not, as was proven Saturday when Wisconsin stomped them on their home field. I had always assumed that late November date in East Lansing would be Ohio State’s toughest test of the season, but perhaps it will be a mid-October night in Madison instead.
3) Chris Ash is returning to Ohio Stadium. That is about all that is interesting in this weeks Ohio State vs. Rutgers match-up. Rutgers was a poor choice for Big Ten membership when the idea was hatched and they have done nothing since joining the conference to prove otherwise.
4) Urban Meyer’s team got out of the bye week relatively unscathed, though the loss of Justin Hilliard will sting a little and hurt the depth at linebacker. But no off field issues, no big injuries to star players. That’s a win. Lets get back to the games, shall we.
1) I think 80% of the reason LSU fired Les Miles when it did was to get first in line for former Buckeye Offensive Coordinator and current Houston Head Coach Tom Herman. Herman is a coaching comet and with potentially USC, maybe Texas and perhaps others in need of new coaching at seasons end, LSU has made it known they will get the first crack.
2) I’ve always felt Texas was the perfect fit for Herman. Heck, Texas is the perfect fit for damn near everyone but especially him. His background in the state and ability to recruit the state are well known, plus he would win big and with style there immediately. LSU is not Texas, but its a top 10 job and you can win national titles there. Recruiting the deep south is different than recruiting Texas, California, Florida or Ohio, so if Herman does get the LSU gig, there will be an adjustment period.
3) Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson, Louisville, Houston, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Stanford and maybe Tennessee. You’re four playoff teams will come from that group. A month in and we are down to those 10 teams.
4) RIP Arnold Palmer. I was privileged enough to interview him on numerous occasions. He had the remarkable ability of being larger than life and completely approachable. One of the kindest, coolest, most generous sportsmen of this or any lifetime. Order an Arnold Palmer today and toast The King.