Your Primetime Open Thread

By 11W Staff on September 10, 2011 at 7:39p
68 Comments
U MAD BRI?

Notre Dame visiting Michigan Stadium? Who to cheer for? We're all for conference solidarity, but...

TIME MATCHUP NETWORK
7:00PM ET BYU at #25 Texas ESPN2
7:00PM ET Fresno State at #9 Nebraska BTN
7:00PM ET Virginia at Indiana BTN
7:30PM ET Utah at USC Versus
8:00PM ET Notre Dame at Michigan ESPN

 

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Buckeyejason's picture

Nebraska has their hands full with Fresno st. Lookin to go up 14-7.

Texas still looks down, BYU is playing better football.

BUCKEYES BABY!

741's picture

Notre Dame wins the "retro" uniform battle today. Those UofM unis are atrocious.

jenks's picture

the uofm cheerleaders are looking good

GoBucks713's picture

Jenks is fishing for the Clap, among other things. I'm telling you, with their cheerleaders it would be like throwing a hotdog down a hallway. And from what I saw, they weren't that cute.

-The Aristocrats!

Bucksfan's picture

Who to cheer for?  When the game is over, the winner will be heralded for the next 3 weeks as "back to form" until they finally run into a team with a pulse and get shelacked.  So, whether it's Michigan or Notre Dame who wins, it's more nausea for Buckeye fans.

Buckeyejason's picture

Notre Dame all the way! I want Hoke to suffer...just for saying "Ohio"

BUCKEYES BABY!

Baroclinicity's picture

My old man went to ND, so I have room in my heart for the Touchdown Jesus.

Menexenus's picture

I say down with Fred Flintstone!  Let's root for the Irish to take the luster off of the Wolverines' new "Michigan Man."  (They seem to be doing pretty well so far.)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Buckeyejason's picture

Irish look good so far

BUCKEYES BABY!

Abuck10's picture

If this Rees kid keeps playing smart, there is no doubt NDs got this. 

Colin's picture

Denard better get his crap together or Michigan is going to get blown out by the freakin Irish.

jenks's picture

looks like hoke got denard ready for "ohio" a little too early

millertime2011's picture

all i could do was laugh when denard threw that INT, sooooooo bad

Buckeyejason's picture

Me too, that was a LOL moment

BUCKEYES BABY!

jenks's picture

has anyone been watching nebraska? what's their deal?

Colin's picture

Over--rated clap clap clapclapclap

Menexenus's picture

Potentially a bad day for the B1G:  we barely win against Toledo, Purdue loses to Rice, Minnesota loses to NM State, Penn State gets spanked by Alabama, Michigan is currently being dominated by ND, and Brasky is struggling against Fresno.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Colin's picture

But Wisconsin destroyed Oregon State...and Michigan St won handily too, the good teams are winning like they are supposed to.

vidstudent's picture

You forgot about Indiana, who, while it is expected of them, is losing to Virginia.

Nicholas Eckert

vidstudent

Menexenus's picture

Nevermind.  (duplicate comment)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Buckeyejason's picture

Fresno state is a good looking team, crisp offense. Explosive return guy. Nebraska is playing a competitive opponent

BUCKEYES BABY!

rkylet83's picture

Does Notre Dame have a DE returning punts?

Buckeyejason's picture

Let's face it, this isn't an unfamiliar feeling. I feel like every year we say "the big ten isn't having a good day" during the non conference schedule.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

We knew Toledo was going to be tough. Did we think we'd have such an awful special teams performance, bad coaching, and wussified offensive attack? No

BUCKEYES BABY!

Colin's picture

This pretty much summed it up. But I knew our field goal kicking would suck, and you know our punter takes too long to kick it but you never actually know when he's going to get one blocked.

Buckeyejason's picture

I'll sleep better tonight if Nebraska, Michigan, and Texas all lose for some reason.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Hoody Wayes's picture

Our collective angst is all about, "The Buckeye Reflex." Meaning, your average Buckeye fan expects a national championship, every year. This was certainly the case when I met Woody, as an 8-year old Buckeye fan, way back in the Summer of 1974. He was peddling his book, "You Win With People", at the time. 

I wonder if he chose that title, to assure the rest of America that Buckeye-folk - as rabidly-fanatical as we are - are, in fact, people.

Anyway, HE was in Walden Books at Southwyck Mall, in Toledo. I asked, "Are we gonna win the national championship, this year?!!?" He replied, in that whispery-Woody voice, "That's why we play football, at Ohya State."

The 2011 Buckeyes, to me, seem like an 8-4 bunch.

And lots of you guys, I suspect, are from and in C-Bus. I went to Ohio State. It's like a bubble, when it comes to Buckeye football. 

If a lot of you guys balance the facts - namely - that this may not be a championship-quality team, against the fact that the Rockets are a pretty good team, life might be a little easier.

I think I'm gonna plunk twenty-bucks down and plunk my ass down in the Glass Bowl, next Friday night. Maybe UT will get it done against Boise.

NC_Buckeye's picture

For me it's not "Buckeye Reflex". I just want enough victories this season to ensure that Fickell gets a 3-4 year contract so he can prove he can coach this team.

Unfortunately, there's enough bozos in Buckeye Nation that if he doesn't at least go 10-2 then he's going to get axed. As seen by the calls for Meyer on this very thread.

/facepalm

jenks's picture

Agreed, because everyone wants Urban. Unfortunately if we get Urban then we'll still need another coach in 3-4 years. Kids hold grocery store and fast food jobs longer than Urban Meyer. I don't want that man anywhere near this program.

osukdawg76's picture

lolwut?

 

Urban Meyer's coaching resume follows roughly 99 percent of most coaches out there.  He did the assistant coach thing at Ohio State, Illinois State (promotion from lesser coach to QB coach), then to Colorado State, then to Notre dame.  He got his first head coaching gig at Bowling Green, then offered a big upgrade to Utah, then ended up at Florida.

 

Look past the hatred for Meyer and what his Gators did to us in 2006 and you'll see that most every coach in the country, until they get locked into their dream job (Meyer has gone on record that said there are only two jobs his wife does not have veto power over, and that's Ohio State and Notre Dame) and they stay there.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

jenks's picture

Until he feels tired again, and quits again.

And as for putting my hatred for Meyer aside, I can't and I won't. His success here will always be compared to what he did at Florida. Ohio State has to be the place where coaches have their career success, not end up second best, which exactly the fear I have for Urban because his Florida standard will be so high. When he doesn't match it, it'll reflect poorly on this university. Just look at what is going on Notre Dame and Michigan. Granted, Urban is a better coach than those schools have had since their legends left, but I'm terrified the result will be the same.

Bucksfan's picture

Also agree.  This looked like an effort problem.  We know these kids are good talents.  But if we blow a division championship and a Rose Bowl chance because we didn't get Braxton Miller enough time, there's going to be all sorts of facepalming.

William's picture

I thought 10-2 was very realistic with the amount of talent we have this year, but that will never happen if it was coached like it was today. As Jim Mora would say they "Couldn't do diddly poo."

Hoody Wayes's picture

Remember, we barely prevailed over Cinci, in 2002.

I'm laughin' my balls off, right now! 

Menexenus's picture

Remember, we barely prevailed over Cinci, in 2002.

Exactly!

 

Real fans stay for Carmen.

jenks's picture

this umich game suddenly isn't as funny as it was an hour ago.

Menexenus's picture

Notre Dame sure does know how to lose a ballgame, don't they?

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Colin's picture

Oh Notre Dame you are silly...

JakeBuckeye's picture

Meh. Now we have to hear how great he and his heroism is for another few weeks.

jenks's picture

son. of. a. bitch.

notre dame looked like ohio state covering that screen.

Colin's picture

Is this like the third year in a row that this has happened? Almost exactly... 

This game is laughable.

tampa buckeye's picture

haha sssshhhh michigan stadium.

d_sisler40's picture

Michigan defense still amazing

Poe McKnoe's picture

Much like last year, I feel like neither team is as good as people will think they are after this game.

Poe McKnoe's picture

LOL Much like that defense proves.

osukdawg76's picture

This was basically a battle of who's defense was less shitty.  Robinson put the ball into coverage and double coverage so many times and got away with it on the big plays.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

jenks's picture

the sad part about this is denard will be viewed as a good player

Baroclinicity's picture

What is up with Michigan taking our stadium chant (The White Stripes)?  Lame.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Hahahah. I'm sorry but we stole that off like a hundred different fanbases. Pro and college. Primarily Penn State. It takes a pretty big homer to claim that as ours.

Baroclinicity's picture

Penn State uses Zombie Nation.  Thanks.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Sigh. They were using Seven Nation Army far before us (correct, they also use Zombie Nation.) So were a bunch of teams in a lot of places. But sure, if it makes you sleep tonight, it can be "our" chant.

 

Baroclinicity's picture

Nice tact.  Calling me a homer.  Endless sarcasm.  Stay classy.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I'm pretty big homer to if it makes you feel any better. I just can't say that that chant is "ours" as much as I'd love to. Maybe I'm in an arugment picking mood I guess, but I can't say I'm incorrect on this one.

Baroclinicity's picture

And I never meant that we were pioneers, let alone with that exact song.  Comes off as being a follower if you pick the exact same song as your rival, though.  After having been to enough games with the White Stripes playing at the Shoe, I associate it with our Buckeyes, and it grated on me that I heard it at Michigan Stadium.  That's all.

collisionbend's picture

Really! But what do you expect from a hokey team with hokey fans and a Hokey coach (hey, we should call him "Hokey" until he starts calling us "Ohio State")?

"There's a fine line between perception and reality." -- Luke Fickell

 
osukdawg76's picture

Yeah, Penn State definitely used it before us.  They stopped using it because we started using it and they basically loathe anything we do.  You will still hear it in their stadium from time to time, but the actual participation from their fanbase is far less.

 

Definitely not our chant.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

millertime2011's picture

I remember a few years ago when penn state started using it a lot. They were desperately trying to make that (seven nation army) a tradition for penn state. Later that year we traveled to happy valley and beat them and towards the end of the game our fans "stole" it and started chanting it. It was "ours" ever since.

jenks's picture

i wouldn't have expected a worse play to end that game

madhatterhater's picture

Off topic but that picture is what I would think the devil would look like.  Interesting that he is the coach of a Catholic college.

go bucks

M Man's picture

Party at my House tonight.  114,000 are having Irish stew.

I'm still trying to figure out if Bri'onte Dunn was doing an official visit.  That would have been nice.

Anyway, four 4th Quarter td's:

Touchdown.  Touchdown.  Touchdown.  Touchdown.  Jesus.

M Man's picture

Postscript:  The rumored Bri'onte Dunn visit did not materialize.  But Bri'onte's cousin, Dymonte Thomas (2013 - Ath.) did visit.  And he committed to Michgan:

http://mgoblog.com/content/hello-future-dymonte-thomas

millertime2011's picture

I hate how michigan sees this as them being "back." Both teams had awful defenses and worse, denard will rise in heisman rankings because throwing uner 50% with 3 INTs is a "great" performance. 3 of his big plays would've been picked off if the ND DBs had ANY ball skills

jenks's picture

we just need to breathe, and wait for his big ten collapse.