Bring In Some More Ranked OOC Opponents To Columbus

Matthew WilderContributor IAugust 19, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  (R-L) Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks talks with head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes at the 96th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Bring it on Boise State! Bring it on Virginia Tech! Bring it on Alabama! What is the NCAA doing? Seriously!

It is great to see Ohio State having ranked opponents on the non-conference schedule. In the last few years, the Buckeyes have seen Texas and USC for four straight years. This year, it's a revenge plot in the making for seven years, Ohio State against Miami. However, having Marshall, Ohio, and Eastern Michigan is not what Ohio State deserves. At some point, the NCAA should reward Ohio State for the Rose Bowl victory by giving them two ranked opponents. It's nice that we'll see Oklahoma on the schedule soon. However, they should add a team like the ones mentioned above or maybe even TCU. Of course there would much debate about having a SEC team on the schedule. Well, that would really toughen up the Buckeyes.

Ohio State deserves a stronger schedule. Jim Tressel apparently doesn't have much say-so in the matter. Either that, or he's keeping quiet. We'll probably never know.

This schedule doesn't do much justice. Ohio State should be greedy and ask for more.