Your Click-Clack, Football's Back Open Thread

By 11W Staff on August 30, 2012 at 6:40p
90 Comments
CLICK CLACK, FOOTBAW'S BACK

So, you're telling me that football's back? And zero day brings us Steve Spurrier and Mike Leach? Hell. Yes.

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
7:00pm #9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt ESPN WatchESPN SC (-6.5)
7:00pm UCF at Akron   ESPN3 UCF (-24)
7:00pm Eastern Michigan at Ball State   ESPN3 BSU (-3)
7:00pm Southeast Missouri State at Central Michigan   ESPN3  
7:00pm Towson at Kent State   ESPN3  
7:15pm Northern Colorado at Utah Pac-12 Network Pac-12 NOW  
7:30pm Massachusetts at Connecticut   ESPN3 UCONN (-21)
7:30pm UCLA at Rice CBS Sports Network   UCLA (-16)
7:30pm McNeese State at Middle Tennessee   ESPN3  
8:00pm Sacramento State at New Mexico State   ESPN3  
8:00pm Southern Utah at Utah State   ESPN3  
9:00pm Eastern Washington at Idaho   ESPN3  
10:15pm Washington State at Brigham Young ESPN WatchESPN BYU (-12)
10:30pm Northern Arizona at Arizona State Pac-12 Network Pac-12 NOW  
11:00pm Minnesota at UNLV CBS Sports Network   MINN (-9)

 

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thedecline19's picture

Going for it around midfield first drive of the season.  S-E-C?
 

buckeyechad's picture

So for the 2014 NFL draft 1st overall pick: Clowney or the field?

NoVA Buckeye's picture

The field. Clowney is not an every down end.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

JKH1232's picture

While the games don't seem to be super awesome on paper, I don't care because FOOBAWL.

Colin's picture

Not college but I hope someone else just saw the amazing one handed TD catch Sanzenbacher just got against the Browns... it was awesome.

Muss_15's picture

I did! And did you see false start Shugarts strike again?

Corey Carpenter's picture

It's great to see real football on the TV.

Ahh Saturday's picture

UCF 35-0 over Akron at half.  Next week's opponent looking tough.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Keep in mind, even Joe Bauserman looked good against Akron.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Idaho Helga's picture

The most sobering thought of the day. Woof.

Shaun OSU's picture

SCAR's starting QB Shaw just came out with a possible throwing shoulder stinger with the game tied 10-10 1 min before half. If he can't come back, things are looking very bright for Vandy.

Buckeyejason's picture

Ahhh would love for Vandy to win this game.

BUCKEYES BABY!

johnblairgobucks's picture

I hear you there Jason.  Watching the game, off and on, hoping for a close score in the 4th quarter.  Scouting Vandy, because this will be us next year.  Opening game vs Vandy in the 'Shoe 2013. 

Buckeyejason's picture

I forgot we play them next season, thanks for reminding me. They look tough!

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

Vandy could have had two plays before the half instead of one if they did not run the clock down. Meyer would not make a coaching mistake like that. 

Derek Young's picture

Don't know why Vandy isn't loading up the box against Lattimore. South Carolina hasn't shown any glimpses of a passing game. 

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

It's opening day and I still hate Mark May

"Love my State, hate the football"

TheBadOwl's picture

Mike Leach has a job and Craig James doesn't. What a great season.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

M Man's picture

Mike Leach is back!  Swing your sword, fellow pirates!
btw, THEBADBOWL; we are giving the Taliban 10 points when we play them.  I'm taking Michigan -10.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Hopefully I'll get good AFN reception tonight...

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

schooey's picture

Rice is fighting hard. 

Colin's picture

It could get ugly for USC if Shaw can't come back.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Looks like he won't. Still in the locker room.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Seabass1974's picture

Anyone else see E(SEC)PN already spinning things in case Alabama loses.
"If Alabama loses it's ok they can still play for a NC but if Michigan loses they are out." Seriously! WTF?
I don't usually watch ESPN but if this is the kind of coverage (garbage) they give it's no wonder why I have stopped watching them.
 
Anyways OT! Hell yes, football season is here!!!

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

Squirrel Master's picture

I can't say I am upset an SEC high ranked team can lose early! Come on Vandy! Beat them so South Carolina can beat everyone else and ruin the whole SEC! 
 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Seabass1974's picture

Wouldn't that make the rankings wrong though?

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

schooey's picture

Definitely, go Vandy!

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I can't wait until South Carolina loses and this turns into how deep the sec is.

 
Idaho Helga's picture

^^this, but not scUM
 

Jeremy91's picture

I was thinking the same thing haha

"Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

NoVA Buckeye's picture

ESPN pretends that Vandy and Ole Miss don't exist and that Kentucky doesn't have a football team

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Idaho Helga's picture

KY has a football team? Does Indiana too?

Idaho Helga's picture

Idaho, Eastern Wash and certainly (only decent team, Sorta, kinda) Wash St area....go Mike Leach,! Go Wash St!
Hoping for Wash St but hopes are probably too high here and Provo is a helluva lot higher elevation than us. It does matter.
 
 

johnblairgobucks's picture

Heck yeah elevation matters.  If you're not used to a couple 1,000ft elevation gain, it makes breathing more difficult while being active.

Idaho Helga's picture

Go everybody-not-in-SEc-but-Not-Meechigan
 

johnblairgobucks's picture

What year is Vandy's QB Rodgers?  Is he a Senior?

johnblairgobucks's picture

Answered my own question.  Junior.  So Buckeyes will see him next year.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Little brother of Aaron Rodgers. Going to be a big time prospect by the name alone.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

This Vandy-SCar game is looking pretty high school-ish

"Love my State, hate the football"

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Agreed.  If this is the #9 team in the nation...I don't even have words...

"The revolution will be televised."

DetroitBuckeye's picture

South Carolina has a solid Quarterback a nice running back and a couple of great defensive ends that's about this, a team like Michigan State in my opinion would run these guys off the field.  TOSU or Wisconsin would kill them too, what a joke.

 
William's picture

Connor Shaw takes hits like Greg Oden. They have two defensive ends and a running back, that is their entire team...

Idaho Helga's picture

Unrelated mostly...but speaking of cronic injuries...how many sacks on Denard tomorrow? I think at least 5. And 2 int's.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I know your opinion on the SCUM game, just wondering how do you feel about msu against boise.

 
Idaho Helga's picture

Difficult to call; Kellen was great, legendary, but Chris Petersen had good teams before him too. I think at home, Sparty wins. Might not be fancy but if BSU doesn't have a very good passing game Sparty does the big-10 thing and its 21-7 Sparty.  Just a guess.
Actually, folks up here don't like Boise St. They really insulted Idaho and Wash St (an hour & half  away, both) so there is a bunch of local f-u -Boise! (368 miles from here). And they made it clear they're too good to play Wash St who is in the Pac-12.   I dunno I'll ever visit Boise, going there would be like making a visit to Akron just to say you went to Arkon (please no offense to you in Akron, but you know you aren't a destination anymore than Obetz Ohio which bears my hometown zip code.)
Go bucks!
 
 
 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Wow nice analysis, I was actually wondering if you were rooting against michigan state because of the state in which they play.  I have met some buckeye fans that have this view point, I personally like msu because they make tsun fans so miserable.

 
buck-I.8's picture

Needless to say, we Akronites have reason to be offended when compared to a potato factory, and/or a Appalachian paradise. 

johnblairgobucks's picture

mostly unrelated....The Honey Badger has a chronic injury.

johnblairgobucks's picture

since 2001, the Gamecocks have beaten us as much as Michigan has.

Jason Priestas's picture

So, we have the Kent State fumble return for 58 yards in the wrong direction and now this? All in the first 120 minutes of the season?

Missed you, college football.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

The refs are just loving South Carolina in this game.

 
DetroitBuckeye's picture

How do you drop that football?

 
William's picture

It's hard to catch a football when you're being blatantly fouled...

Seabass1974's picture

Yeh, typical SEC refs, protecting the rankings.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

BuckeyeNation's picture

The Vandy coach should've challenged that play. I know it was clearly an incomplete pass but I've actually seen a couple of games where a penalty was called after the review. Not sure it would've worked but at the very least it would've been worth the attempt.

Baroclinicity's picture

Very happy to see Leach coaching again.  Pissed it's not with Texas Tech. 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Maestro's picture

Yep

vacuuming sucks

Baroclinicity's picture

Eat sh!t, Gerald Myers.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

Serious question- Why does it seem like everyone is celebrating his return. He locked a kid in a shed and got fired for it. I personally can't stand the guy so I'm just curious why people are glad he's back...

"Love my State, hate the football"

Seabass1974's picture

Because none of it was true. So yeah, I'm pumped to see what Leach can do with WSU.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

Baroclinicity's picture

Grad degree is from Tech, here.  And yeah, it was pretty much BS, but since Myers and Hance had it in for him for years, it was easy to cut him loose.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Minnesota vs UNLV.  I remember when Gopher's QB MarQueis Gray out of Indianapolis was OSU's backup plan if Terrel Pryor commintted elsewhere.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

He just has no accuracy at all, might make a nice receiver at the next level though.  The kid just really needs to improve as a passer.

 
ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Leach's Cougars not looking good against BYU so far

Class of 2010.

schooey's picture

I can't decide if BYU is good or WSU is bad. 

Bucksfan's picture

That's why rankings shouldn't be released for at least a month.  But Wazzou was awful last year, and BYU is usually decent, so it being effectively day 1 of the Leach era, it will take some time.

johnblairgobucks's picture

The past 4 years, Wazzu has a 9-40 record.  I'd say they are in "rebuilding mode."

schooey's picture

WSU seems a little undisciplined. I'm rooting for them but does not look good. This might turn into a brawl, that could be fun. 
Holding. 

johnblairgobucks's picture

after watching the 2012 version of the Minnesota Golden Gophers for 14:00 minutes, its safe to say they won't be winning the Big 10 in football.

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

I concur

"Love my State, hate the football"

Bucksfan's picture

That SEC game was an absolute joke.  Not just for the blatant no-call at the end of the game, but for the fact that both of those teams were equally, and laughably, LOUSY.  Wisconsin has a returning star RB and a new QB, and they would have shredded Vanderbilt's defense...sort of like the way CINCINNATI did.  So, why is South Carolina ranked 9th and Wisconsin isn't in the top-10? Stoopid.
Had that been a B1G game between Michigan and Northwestern, guess what would have happened to Michigan and the B1G's reputation?

William's picture

Wisconsin has the best RB in the nation. I don't know if I fully agree with you in that O'Brien to me isn't anything special. If Wisconsin had Russel Wilson this year, I'd be pretty confident in stating that the national title game would be UW-USC (SoCal).

Bucksfan's picture

Montee Ball and Marcus Lattimore are like 1A and 1B as far as top running backs go:
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1213386.html
I never said O'Brien is something special.  I simply pointed out that he's new to the team.  Shaw started last year for SC but not until game 6.  I was simply illustrating that both teams have similar things going for them, yet the SEC team gets the benefit of the doubt as a top-10 team for no reason.

William's picture

Ball has 53 touchdowns in his last 19 games, Lattimore isn't even close to that. I don't disagree with your stance on how it's wrong that South Carolina receives the benefit of the doubt and that Wisconsin doesn't. The one thing South Carolina does have is an elite defensive line, which is something that Wisconsin lacks. 

Bucksfan's picture

Oh, Ball's stats are unparalleled.  But a lot of people think Lattimore has more NFL draft stock for whatever reason...maybe it's overblown SEC hype!  lol.  I'm not going to deny the fact that the B1G has inferior defensive linemen compared with the SEC.  But I don't think their offenses are all that special in contrast.  I mean, the LSU-Alabama part 1 game looked more like the Browns-Seahawks 6-3 struggle last season than an epic battle, and not once did I think "boy, these two teams play some of the best defense in the NFL."  I don't think LSU's or Alabama's QBs could hack it in the C-USA.
Basically, without the inflammatory rhetoric I like to bring to the table (since it's college football), the fact of the matter is that I have absolutely NO WAY to determine who's good before any football is played...and neither does anyone else.  FIVE of the top-10 are SEC teams. F'ing FIVE.  It can't possibly be the case that 5 of the top-10 teams in the country are from that one region.  The reason I say that is because five teams from the best conference never finish in the top-10 by season's end.  Over the last 5 years, the most the SEC has ever gotten into the top-10 in the preseason was 4 in 2009, and they finished the year with 2.  Last year they started with 3 and finished with 4.  Wisconsin, Michigan State, and West Virginia could make the case that they have just as much claim to be in the preseason top-10 as South Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas.  South Carolina and Georgia have to play each other, and Arkansas has to play LSU and Alabama.  Only 2-3 of those teams are going to emerge with a top record...i.e. they aren't all going to have 10 wins...but the polls this year make it basically impossible for 2 teams to jump the SEC champ.
And if the polls had any credibility, South Carolina would fall to 15th or 16th after that game...but that's not how they work.

William's picture

I completely agree. Ideally, preseason polls would no longer be released, and regular season polls wouldn't be released until 4-5 weeks into the season. 

Bucksfan's picture

How about those flat brown helmets for Minnesota?

schooey's picture

I sort of like the flat helmets but wow the UNLV helmet is ugly. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

They had a unlv commercial that said Scarlet and Gray everyday, looks like someone tried to steal osu's colors.

 
Bucksfan's picture

I thought the same thing...their new uni's bear a resemblence to ours.

schooey's picture

Except their "grey" is like the color of generic plastic products, e.g. pvc. 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Either Bobby Houk has UNLV playing great or Minnesota is very bad. UNLV is playing inspired on D.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Bucksfan's picture

Both of these teams combined for 5 wins in 2011.  They're both pretty much equally awful, and it definitely looks that way.

Bucksfan's picture

Is this Minny-UNLV really going into OT tied at 13?  fml.

Bucksfan's picture

Sigh...20-20, on to the 2nd OT.  Anyone else out there?  Anyone.

Bucksfan's picture

Heavier Sigh...27-27, let's make it 3.  "Now I'm by myself, uh, talking to myself.  That's chaos theory!"

Bucksfan's picture

Interception!  10 bucks says Minnesota runs the ball 3 times and misses the field goal.

Bucksfan's picture

I just lost 10 bucks to myself.  Sad.  On the bright side I won 10 dollars!  Bitchin'!  See you guys tomorrow.

cplunk's picture

You, sir, deserve a medal. I would rather tolerate this entire work day at my hated job, all while barely able to contain my excitement for the Bucks first game, then watch an entire Minnesota game that late at night.