1. It is Ohio State/Michigan week and for the first time since the days of Rich Rod, there is almost zero anticipation for this game outside of the local fan bases. Remember, this was supposed to be the one “tough” game post-Wisconsin on the Buckeyes charmin-soft schedule. Instead, they might as well be playing Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana. It isn’t “if” Ohio State will win, rather by “how many.” This game has taken on that kind of feel.
Michigan’s offense has been, well, offensive to say the least. They literally cannot run the ball or protect QB Devin Gardner, who has become a complete shell of himself after being destroyed all year long. The “rivalry” thing can only take you so far. Michigan may be at home, but they literally have no shot pulling off this upset. The talent and coaching disparity is just too great, especially in the trenches. Back in September, the early line on this game was Ohio State -4.5 (h/t to my man @ClevTA). Today, they sit a 14 point road favorite. It won’t even be that close. [Read more...]