How Ohio State’s nonconference slate will impact CFP chances; Jim Tressel trolls Michigan
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Impact of Ohio State’s nonconference schedule on CFP chances
Ohio State’s 2018 nonconference schedule follows a similar path to Buckeyes slates of years past. There’s a marquee matchup (TCU), another Power 5 opponent (Oregon State) and another FBS team at home (Tulane). While this year’s nonconference schedule might not be the toughest by Ohio State standards, Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn explains why it will still look good in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee.
Jim Tressel trolls Michigan fan on golf course
Jim Tressel was at a golf outing with some other former Buckeyes on Monday, and the ex-Ohio State coach did not miss a chance to make fun of a Michigan fan. James Laurinaitis, who was golfing with a Michigan fan, ran into his old coach on the course. Tressel wasn’t surprised when the Wolverines fan came up short on a par 3.
What scouts are saying about Nick Bosa
It’s no surprise that NFL scouts are already impressed with Nick Bosa. The Ohio State defensive end is hoping for a big 2018 season and will likely be a top-5 draft pick next year. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller had anonymous scouts rank the top-10 players for next year’s draft and Bosa was at the top of the list. “He’s the real deal. Excellent instincts and feel for the quarterback as a young rusher,” one scout said.
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3 new bowl games likely coming in 2020
Here’s some good news if you don’t think there are quite enough bowl games. The NCAA is expected to add three new bowl games in the 2020 season, according to college football insider Brett McMurphy. One of the new games will likely be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago and feature a team from the Big Ten.
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