So your prediction is 10-2 with losses to O$U and scUM. You expect to beat everyone else. I'm curious when we do win against lesser talented teams, say Sparty and Auburn, do we need to win by 2 TDs or more to satisfy you or is it the point spread or what? For Auburn I think we are favored by 1 but something tells me if we win by 1 you will be spouting your theory that this was not a good win, it was expected, and a 1pt victory is nothing to be proud of, etc. Do you ever factor road games into your thinking or does talent always always trump any intangible like a hostile road environment? How do you handle injuries. particularly atvthe QB position? For example, last year when we lost Clifford and Mustipher. Yeah, we have more talent than Iowa but we lost our starting QB so that messed up the talent theory. Is a freshman 4 star QB always better than a senior 3 star at the QB position when the 3 star has 2 years of starting experience but the 4 star has never played meaningful snaps? Inquiring minds want to know.Ohio State shouldn't pretend any conference win is a good win.
The point is simple--you're supposed to beat the teams you're better than--when you do, why celebrate?
We aren't supposed to beat Ohio State or Michigan based on talent--if we lose those games that's fine with me--just means we need a coach who can recruit better.
Finally, I'm curious about your mindset in the games we are not supposed to win. Do you even think we have a shot or are you supremely confident we will lose to O$U and scUM because they have more talent thus making it impossible for us to win? I'm thinking you need to go to Vegas, seems like you have a fullproof theory.