- Jun 13, 2008
- Reaction score
It's close. From the perspective of just the individual games, I think Clemson is worse simply because overturning that fumble return was the factually incorrect thing to do. We got straight up fucked on that.
Whereas Georgia was just an unbelievable string of bad luck in the 4th Quarter. Being on the wrong side of every 50/50 call and replay review. Safeties tripping over themselves. Etc.
However, when looking at the bigger picture? We still would have had to face LSU in '19. Which I personally believe we would have been capable of winning, however we would have been underdogs. Versus getting to slaughter TCU for a National Championship. That to me is the worst part of the Georgia game...it was essentially the de facto National Championship Game and we somehow lost in a game we should have won 100 times out of 100.
Ohio State has had so many "just missed" Championship seasons but 2022 was easily the closest and likely will never be topped in that regard.
Will go to my grave thinking OSU should have at least one, possibly two more natties in the last two decades than they actually do.
Have no idea about the team this year. Two of the most important position groups (qb and ol) are questionable. I feel like the defense should take an even bigger leap than it did from 21-22, which is good because it still wasn’t anywhere near great last year.