Your Warmup Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 30, 2010 at 10:00a
39 Comments

Rodrigboren or Mangino Baby?  It's a tough call.

[Update 1:00PM - The spam has been removed and steps were taken to avoid anything like that going forward.  We're sorry for the hassle.  On a related note, I'm actually flying to New Delhi tonight (seriously) and I will avenge this. -- Jason]

A little costume contest to get you into the spirit this fine Halloween eve.  As much as we love Boren as Rodriguez, Baby Mangino is pretty damn awesome.

The noon slot doesn't offer much this week, but 3:30 brings us #5 Michigan State at #8 Iowa, #6 Missouri at #14 Nebraska and unranked Florida facing unranked Georgia in the game that used to be about outdoor cocktails, but is now about an oar.

GameDay will be in Los Angeles building up to the one moment this season when the fans of every school not named "Oregon" suck it up and cheer for a Lane Kiffin team this evening.  Speaking of primetime, should the OSU game get out of hand early, Michigan and Penn State will be slugging it out in Happy Valley at the same time.

TIME MATCHUP NETWORK
12:00PM ET #22 Miami @ Virginia ESPN
12:00PM ET Northwestern @ Indiana BTN
12:00PM ET Purdue @ Illinois ESPN2
12:21PM ET Tennessee @ #20 South Carolina ESPN3.com
3:30PM ET #5 Michigan State @ #18 Iowa ABC/ESPN
3:30PM ET #6 Missouri @ #14 Nebraska ABC/ESPN
3:30PM ET #15 Arizona @ UCLA  
3:30PM ET Florida vs Georgia CBS
6:00PM ET #2 Auburn @ Mississippi ESPN2
7:00PM ET #12 Stanford @Washington VS
7:00PM ET #25 Baylor @ Texas  
7:30PM ET #8 Utah @ Air Force  
8:00PM ET #1 Oregon @ USC ABC
8:00PM ET Michigan @ Penn State ESPN2
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Buckeye in Athens's picture

Fellows 11W's: take up your arms! Spammers have invaded the blogs and forums! 

RBuck's picture

Damn, 10 whole pages and counting. I think the boys will take care of it.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Yeah what's up with that? Miami would be a surefire top ten team if they didn't throw 1000 interceptions per game 

JakeBuckeye's picture

I'm watching Tulsa beat Notre Dame right now. This is extremely fun.

Jason Priestas's picture

Looks like the Irish have moved back in front.  Meanwhile in Lincoln, the Cornhuskers scored on their very first play from scrimmage.

RBuck's picture

Go Iowa (just this week).

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Colin's picture

Iowa just pulled off the sweetest pick six I've ever seen

BED's picture

That pitch was hardcore.

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iball's picture

I still say OSU/Bama are the 2 best teams in the country. Too bad Bama will still win the MNC and we won't sniff it.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

JakeBuckeye's picture

You're probably right, but if we do somehow make it back I'd imagine this would be the weekend that makes it happen in large part.

iball's picture

Sparty shoulda wore their diaper to bed, cuz they are poopin it.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

M Man's picture

Which one is Boren, and which one is baby Mangino?

nickma71's picture

Baby Mangino is the one that looks like Rich Rod in Jayhawk coat.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Oh, yeah, and while I appreciate him, I really don't like Dantonio as a head coach. I mean, the way he handled the Rucker situation? His magic on the field is running out right now as well.

Jason Priestas's picture

This is probably just my irrational love of Dantonio clouding my judgement, but I wonder if his scare had any impact on the Rucker decision?  He might see life a bit differently than most of us do.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I'm going to have to strongly, strongly disagree with one of that sentiment.

Matt's picture

Brian Cook pointed out this has long predated his heart attack, however:

 

If you change your colors to orange you can get them on the field faster. I suppose I have to say something about Chris L. Rucker's reinstatement. Anyone who didn't see this coming a mile away hasn't been paying attention. People haven't, though, because Dantonio says things like "I don't believe in superstition, I believe in God" and has a square jaw. But all it took was…

  • Dantonio baldly lying about Roderick Jenrette's "family issues" that were in fact robberies,
  • 20% of the team descending on a party to ignite a melee,
  • Glenn Winston injuring a hockey player in that melee so badly he missed an entire season,
  • Winston going to jail for five months,
  • Dantonio reinstating him literally as soon as he got out of prison,
  • 20% of the team, most prominently Jenrette and Winston, descending on a dorm room to ignite a melee,
  • Dantonio reinstating most of the players who attended  and promising zero tolerance, and
  • Rucker being reinstated two seconds after he got out of jail…

…for the media to notice.

Jason Priestas's picture

I know there's a history, but Rucker appears to be the most egregious case of Dantonio rushing players back onto the field from trouble.  Obviously I'm a huge Dantonio fan and I'm completely biased, as is Cook.

KenK's picture

I'm sure he does see life differently than most of us; and none for the better, I might add.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

Johnny Ginter's picture

i am going to be really mad if florida wins this game and is in the top 25 on monday

JakeBuckeye's picture

Save your anger for when somehow we're behind Michigan State, Iowa, and Wisconsin in the BCS rankings.

Johnny Ginter's picture

wisconsin and iowa i'd get, MSU is looking pretty terrible though

nickma71's picture

MSU thorougly handled Wisconsin. Too bad they didn't show up today.

Johnny Ginter's picture

kirk cousins is floating almost every pass he makes like little easily intercepted bubbles just waiting to waft down into the arms of iowa defenders

tomcollins's picture

I am really scared of Iowa now.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I know how you feel, but nah... Tressel is too good in November.

Jason Priestas's picture

We'll definitely have to play well to win, but I like the way Tressel tricked Ferentz into playing his style of ball last year.  Slight edge in that department to the guy that's never won the conference's coach of the year award.

tomcollins's picture

If it comes down to coaching, I think we are fine.  However, if our lines that showed up against Wisconsin show up in Iowa City, we are toast no matter who the coaches are.  Playing on the road against a tough opponent is really hard to come out with a win.  Stanzi is looking solid and will pick apart our coverage if he isn't under pressure.  Not sure we will be able to get a running game going.

BigRedBuckeye's picture

So depressed about tonight's TV station situation. UGH.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

JakeBuckeye's picture

Don't know if you are aware, but it will be live from kickoff on www.espn3.com

BigRedBuckeye's picture

Yes, aware. Have my set-up all ready to go. Tested it earlier with William and Mary game. ESPN3 is one big pile of dog sheet. It is going to be hard to watch. Choppy, despite perfect Fios connection and nothing else running. And of course the picture quality is crappy as balls. 

 

But on the plus side, I WILL be able to see the following games which are of great interest to the east coast:

Kentucky at Miss. State

Replay of the Lville Pitt game.

Stanford at Washington

scUM at PSU

Oregon at USC

Utah at Air Force

And of course, the end of the Auburn game. 

Really, I don't know how the east coast would live without the Kentucky/Miss. State game. Riots, mayhem would ensue for sure.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

JakeBuckeye's picture

I don't mean to call you out, but c'mon man. You get to watch the buckeyes play ball none-the-less. There's buckeyes in the middle east right now that can't say the same. Quit complaining.

buckeyedude's picture

I think Iowa is a little pissed off about last week, don't you?

 

 

JakeBuckeye's picture

TULSA WINS!

Ah, the pleasure I get out of seeing Notre Dame fail as a football program. Especially after this week's tragedy. In my opinion, the blood is on Kelly's hands. Very poor judgment turned into a tragedy.

tomcollins's picture

Best part is the loss came directly at his once again bad judgement.

Ian_InsideTheShoe's picture

What did I miss..? With the spamming, I mean.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame leadership, and Notre Dame fans are all grade-A douchebags. They are getting everything they deserve minus the tradgic death of the student/videographer. And I don't care what the parents say, they will eventually sue for millions regardless of the PC response they gave the media. And Brian Kelly should be brought up on man-slaughter and other charges for putting that young man in a purely dangerous position. 60+MPH winds and you have him in that thing? You sir, are a farking a$$bag.

Adolphus Washington is half grizzly bear and half dragon | Noah Spence kills quarterbacks, just to watch them die.