Colin Cowherd is not leaving Ohio State’s corner.
The FOX Sports analyst picked the Buckeyes to win the national title this season, a quest that took a hit on Saturday night with a 31-16 loss to Oklahoma at The Horseshoe.
Cowherd acknowledged that Ohio State has problems that need to be fixed, mainly on offense, but he still sounded confident in his pick of the Buckeyes as national champs. Cowherd said the Week 2 loss is “not the end of the world.
“Losing to Oklahoma and as a productive quarterback as there is in college football is not the end of the world,” he said Monday on The Herd. “And you still got if you’re Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan games, a Big Ten Championship potentially.
“…They got a lot of W’s, a senior quarterback. Fix the offense. It’s not the end of the world. They do, right now however, have an identity crisis on offense. They gotta solve it.”
Cowherd’s full comments on Urban Meyer’s team can be found here:
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— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 11, 2017
Ohio State winning a national title after a Week 2 loss, of course, is not unprecedented. The Buckeyes bounced back after falling to Virginia Tech in Week 2 of the 2014 season to rattle off 13 straight wins and win the national championship.