ESPN lists Ohio State as nation's most stable program

When talking about the Big Ten’s most consistent football programs, Ohio State is one school that certainly comes to mind. The Buckeyes have won 10-or-more games in nine of their past 12 seasons (went 12-1 in 2010 season, but wins were vacated), including six Big Ten Championships.

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ESPN Insider Brian Fremeau broke down the Buckeyes success over the past quarter century and listed them as college football’s No. 1 most stable football program. The other four schools included in Fremeau’s list are BYU, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss.

“The Buckeyes won at least 10 games in 15 of their past 21 seasons (victories in their 12-1 2010 season were later vacated), a stretch of consistent success unmatched in recent college football history,” Fremeau said. “They not only hold the overall lead in winning percentage in that span but also rank as the most stable program by far, according to our analysis. Strong performances earned them more BCS bowl bids (10) than any other program, including a 2003 Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami for a national championship.”

Fremeau also points out that Ohio State has a .777 winning percentage since 1989, which ranks No. 1 among FBS teams.

Read the complete article on ESPN.com.

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John on 2/22/2014 @ 5:29pm EDT Said:

LOL … most stable until Urb’s “health issues” come back. Keep the hysteria going folks.

Doug on 2/22/2014 @ 8:27pm EDT Said:

probation, scandals, vacating wins, wow

Barry on 2/22/2014 @ 8:58pm EDT Said:

Gator Haters, would love to have Urban back, but instead like to bash. How is Muschamp doing in Gainesville?

John Ortez on 2/23/2014 @ 4:29am EDT Said:

Hey John cant stand it can you the Mans back Home get over it.You must be a Gator fan the last statement says it all How does it feel to be the 3rd maybe 4th rated team in your own state

Craig on 2/23/2014 @ 6:57am EDT Said:

John has maize and blue all over his response.

Kyle on 2/23/2014 @ 9:49am EDT Said:

OSU is definitely the most stable and to be the the winningest team since 1989, that involved 3 different coaches, so its a testament to OSU’s ability to continue to bring in the best coaches. (Cooper won 10 games most seasons, but his ultimate death was due to his pathetic record vs Michigan).

Brian on 2/23/2014 @ 10:05am EDT Said:

Go Bucks! I speak for an entire army of fans when I say O-H-I-O. We are the best.

Lou Haynes on 2/23/2014 @ 3:24pm EDT Said:

Great reading for all Buckeye fans! Been a season ticket holder since my freshman year in 1962. Can speak for all Buckeyes fans–the best is yet to come under Urban, GO BUCKS!!!!!!!

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