Your Prime Time Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 12, 2013 at 7:00p
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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I called Stanford-Utah as a possible surprise the other day. Looks like the Utes are thinking about it. 

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BuckGuy003's picture

God I hate Oregon. If we don't go to the NC I truly hope we play them again in the rose bowl.

bigbadbuck's picture

With the way our secondary is playing you better hope we don't BUCKGUY003

BuckGuy003's picture

I've heard the naysayers back in 2010 and if we played them it would end the same way! But we would need miller to be miller. Which unfortunately is a toss up right now :/

bigbadbuck's picture

and back in 2010 we had a pretty good defensive secondary which we don't have right now. Im not saying we couldn't win it but right now I wouldn't want to play them

Seattle Linga's picture

7 games to improve on that Bad Buck

bigbadbuck's picture

Im hoping we improve too Seattle, but as of right now........we'd likely give up 800 yds thru the air

AndyVance's picture

Love the LSUFreak gif, but Saban never looks that happy with the crystal football in his hands.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

So true, he always looks like he is suffering from constipation.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Idaho Helga's picture

Goddammit Penn St, you stink but could you just hold on for FOUR MINUTES????

Jonnferrell's picture

That dancing picture is disturbing.  Of course, Saban's face is disturbing.

"I'm still hungry." --Brady Hoke

mb5599's picture

We are in trouble if we need Michigan to improve our strength of schedule. They look horrible. I cant see them winning out.  Michigan State is going to have at least 3-4 picks and probably shut them out. Gardner is pathetic. I remember in preseason how the ESPN pundits were choosing him as the breakout player in the Big 10 and possible heisman contender.  All he can do is run. He is turning into Denard Robinson. we need to defend them just like we did wisconsin. shut down the run and make gardner beat us with his arm.

Big B

Idaho Helga's picture

Gardner is indeed turrible.  I wasn't a Denard fan, but he is far worse than Denard.  TTUN fans were all happy with Gardner because he was so much more of a traditional passer.  Uh, not so much.  Both O & D line for TTUN are turrible.
Their November may go win-less the way they are playng.    PSU is a horrible team and look at this game.

KBonay's picture

I couldn't be happier for Kyle Kalis....

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Michigan's team in a nutshell: Gardner running the ball; Funchess and Gallon; Greg Mattison. The rest is garbage. 

OSUStu's picture

Yeldon.  You are cracking me up!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Squirrel Master's picture

Think Kentucky has a chance? I think they will hold it close, for a quarter. 
 

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

rdubs's picture

Hackenburg looks so smooth throwing those balls away.  If he ever gets some protection he might be a good player, but he is scrambling for his life constantly.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Freaking Boston College couldn't hang on vs. Clemson. 

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

True, but the other side of the coin is voters can't possibly justify ranking them ahead of the bucks during the bye week, much to the woe of all non-buckeye fans everywhere.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

lax20's picture

All the ESPN Buckeye haters will once again say how impressive Clemson looked in a comeback win against a mediocre BC.  They did the samething when Clemson squeezed by NC State with their backup qurterback.  As we all know ESPN is a bunch of SEC homers.  The buckeyes need to be 1 of 2 undefeated at the end.

Deadly Nuts's picture

ttun bailed out by the refs on that PI call...

LEBRON

Jeeves's picture

No bail out, correct call.

Deadly Nuts's picture

If Devin Gardner was trying to throw to the receiver he wouldn't have thrown it 5 yards out of bounds....

LEBRON

Jeeves's picture

Ball landed less than a yard out of bounds. UM screwed up that drive anyways.

KBonay's picture

M I C H I G A N
S T I L L
S U C K S

Deadly Nuts's picture

Brady Choke...

LEBRON

Squirrel Master's picture

This sucks because PSU lost to Indiana so badly, and yet the "toughest" road game OSU has left is UM. YES, I am pulling for UM to remain undefeated, but I'm not saying I want them to win and play WELL. I hope they win every game by the skin of their teeth and Gardner looks horrible the whole time. 
Looks like they are doing just that. OT against PSU is going to be so awesomely pitiful! :)
 

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

AndyVance's picture

I'm with you Squirrel - I'm holding my nose and hoping they pull off the win, though it's damn hard to root against BOB and his plucky moxies.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

+1 Andy for creative use of the noun "moxie".

TheBadOwl's picture

Michigan LOLverines.

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.

Squirrel Master's picture

BTW, how is the sorrow over on MGOBLOG right now? They have to be going crazy right now!
 

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

RedStorm45's picture

Stanford is really good.

Squirrel Master's picture

Get ready for the worst OT ever!
 

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

KBonay's picture

That PSU possession was awful. 

NCBuck1's picture

Your new name is Nostra-Squirrel. You called it! Continue with the suck fest!

Squirrel Master's picture

I can't take all the credit! UM and PSU deserves some. 

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

Deadly Nuts's picture

You called it...

LEBRON

buckatron32's picture

Is anyone else as worried as I am about Gesicki and Holley? The game is pretty entertaining and the atmosphere looks pretty crazy. It would hurt to lose both of them to a conference rival. 

Squirrel Master's picture

PFT!!! HAHAHA....
seriously though, I'm not sure if this game will determine that. Gesicki and Holley know if a home game like that is what they are looking for, they will easily get it at OSU too.
I think winning will have more impact. Of course, PSU is looking better in that department now too. If PSU does win, I think that will matter more as far as impression.

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

buckatron32's picture

Definitely agree with everything you said. I just felt like we were the obvious choice for both after the Wisconsin game where the atmosphere and LBJ impressed them. Now I'm not so sure, both because of this game and because of the lessened scholarship reductions. 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

mgoblog is going nuts - it is quite humorous to see that they are already starting to turn on Flounder!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Jeeves's picture

But he's a legacy!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Off to watch the meltdown.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

If only Ped State had a kicker

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BuckGuy003's picture

I hate when people say that...it's making fun of a serious matter and these kids are being punished for something they had nothing to do with. Bums me out

Deadly Nuts's picture

ttun needs a kicker...

LEBRON

flipbuckeye's picture

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAA

KBonay's picture

Lolololololololol

OSUStu's picture

Pffft Michigan.  Can't even take it when they hand it to you.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Wishagain strikes again

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Deadly Nuts's picture

....I must say again, Brady Choke.

LEBRON

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Oh boy - Flounder wastes 3 plays to run it so he could kick the FG and it gets blocked!!!  GOD this is hilarious.

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Squirrel Master's picture

The UTES are pulling away from Stanford! Come on baby! 

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

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Gardner reads defenses like Southerners read books, they can't
(Corny but I thought it was funny)

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Squirrel Master's picture

Great Poke! 

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

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

How much does Michigan need the zebras do beat crappy teams?

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KBonay's picture

At least this way, the B1G can get more points on scoreboard. 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

If TTUN loses, they shouldn't be ranked.
If TTUN wins, they shouldn't be ranked.

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

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Squirrel Master's picture

See, worst ever!
Please, Please Please....don't let Stanford escape like the others. Out of all the games today, they are the ones who deserve to lose almost as much as, ahem...

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

Squirrel Master's picture

HOLY SHIT! 
LATER PEEPS, I'M OUT, GOING TO BUY A LOTTO TICKET! I'VE FORMALLY CURSED THESE TEAMS!

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

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

I disagree, no one deserves to win this game.

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Ahh Saturday's picture

Stanford has been outplayed all game long (last week too), but something tells me they're gonna pull it out.

flipbuckeye's picture

this is the worst hahahahah

OSUStu's picture

Dafaq am I watching?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

KBonay's picture

This is like a band-aid that just won't come off. 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Please end the torture... Someone please win

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Hovenaut's picture

They must be going nuts over on GoBlow.

sb97's picture

The Lynch mob is out in force for Borges

sb97's picture

By contrast the PSU crowd is going nuts with excitement.

sb97's picture

Interesting day of football so far today folks!

MDBUCK's picture

Whenever you have a bad day just think, you could be a M*chigan fan...

rdubs's picture

The ttun coaches have some tight buttholes with these play calls, so nervous to make a mistake...

Deadly Nuts's picture

Hopefully tomorrows BCS standings show that the only two elite SEC teams are Alabama and TA&M.

LEBRON

Deadly Nuts's picture

Blown out everyone but Bama... Had a close game with Bama... I think I might take them out of the elite category after tonight.

LEBRON

sb97's picture

Gardner looks pissed off at his whole team.

Squirrel Master's picture

Where was that last time? lol

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

GoBucks10's picture

4OT...somebody just end this nightmare.  Preferably PSU

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

Squirrel Master's picture

HOLY SHIT! MANZIEL DOWN! MANZIEL DOWN!

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

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

looked like something popped (i.e. A&M's season)

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

GoBucks10's picture

What happened?

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

Squirrel Master's picture

grabbed his knee after rolling out on a bootleg. He is out of the game with a possible ACL.

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

armybuckinva's picture

They're saying his left knee.  It was a non-contact injury which is almost never good plus he seemed to be in a lot of pain.

GoBucks10's picture

I don't wish injuries on anybody, so that does suck for him.  However this could potentially mean (if he's out for the season) he may return next year instead of going pro.  That is worse for the entire football world.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

Seriously.  The last thing we need is a glut of Manziel autographs; the price will go down.  Then he'll be forced to reduce his fees.

Proud alumnus of the Ohio State Creative Writing MFA Program.  Creator of the writing craft site Great Writers Steal.

Deadly Nuts's picture

If it an ACL he is out for the season. Hopefully he has Aflac.

LEBRON

KBonay's picture

Can they force them to go for it on 4th? This could take all night...

Deadly Nuts's picture

Bad spot... Really close.

LEBRON

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Jesus - can Bill O'brien work any harder to lose this game?

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

rdubs's picture

Hoke yells: "F#*K!  Make a play!"  Just good coaching.

southbay's picture

Stanford about to escape....

Squirrel Master's picture

double U, OH, DOUBLE U!

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

OSUStu's picture

Looks like Utah will win!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

GoBucks10's picture

FIRST AND GOAL, COME ON PSU

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

Hovenaut's picture

Thanks for coming out M...igan.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Yay, PSU sucks less.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

HAHAHAHA...Gardner looked like he smelled his own fart and didn't like it.

Proud alumnus of the Ohio State Creative Writing MFA Program.  Creator of the writing craft site Great Writers Steal.

GoBucks10's picture

WHOA YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

sb97's picture

I know it hurts Ohio State a bit but MAN WHAT A GAME!

Deadly Nuts's picture

OHHHHHHH! FUCK MICHIGAN!!!

LEBRON

KBonay's picture

Utah stopped Stanford!!!

Squirrel Master's picture

WELL ON A EVEN BETTER NOTE, STANFORD IS GOING TO LOSE!

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

flipbuckeye's picture

This is awesome now, but this has gotta hurt our resume.

armybuckinva's picture

Stanford just turned the ball over on downs.  46 seconds left so they are basically toast.  Now we need them to take Oregon out. 
 
EDIT: It's 9:16 PM EST and M*ichigan still sucks.

OSUStu's picture

And OSU has far and away the longest winning streak in the country.  

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

DOWN GOES FLOUNDER!!!  DOWN GOES FLOUNDER!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Squirrel Master's picture

Now I would be somewhat concerned about recruits there. They are getting the works!

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

sb97's picture

The battle for New Jersey recruits is going to heat up now!

armybuckinva's picture

Well........................Manziel is back.

AndyVance's picture

Did Stanford just Clemson?

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

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ibuck's picture

The polls will be shaken, not stirred this week!

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

KBonay's picture

I f*ing hate that rule. It's a football play. 

ibuck's picture

Seriously, TTUN? Four OT's and only 6 points?

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Tonight - Flounder will take his frustrations out on a doughnut topped meat lovers hotdog stuffed crust XXXL pizza!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Squirrel Master's picture

dude, you said that joke in the afternoon thread. We get it.

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

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Nice to know you remembered because I didn't!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Squirrel Master's picture

not often I read something about a donut covered pizza. 

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

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Obviously a senior moment on my part and I must be craving doughnuts!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Squirrel Master's picture

well now I'm craving doughnuts!

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

Squirrel Master's picture

Sorry but I don't see myself talking into my wristwatch. And I'm really don't like bluetooth, so how would I have a private conversation. 

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

Jeeves's picture

Really doubt any of the unbeatens who lost today would have made it another week or two unbeaten considering their upcoming schedules. Seeing Michigan and Florida both lose is always nice though.

KBonay's picture

Lots of teams will drop in polls, but watch LSU, A&M & S Carolina make big jumps up. Gotta keep those SEC teams ranked high. 

armybuckinva's picture

Don't forget the other SEC super power: Missouri.

Tubbo9's picture

Sorry couldn't help it. They have the big mac we have the big pick!
 

Squirrel Master's picture

"I warned you didn't I, Dottie get em"
 

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

Oldschoolbuck's picture

I refuse to go to an AACC site, but I'm sorely tempted to take a peek just see all the scUMers losing their minds.
Psychologists in AA will be busy over the next few days.

Seabass1974's picture

It's worth it. I feast on their tears, silently.

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

Squirrel Master's picture

I wonder if that loss, after all the bad play in the previous games, will start the Hoke should be fired talk? if not already started.
and you gotta love this TAMU/MISS game. Best that money can buy! Laquan "I got paid" Treadwell vs. Johnny "how much would you pay my to sign that" Manziel. 

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

ibuck's picture

What a Saturday. Now a Cal win over #11 UCLA (4-0) will make the day complete.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

INTLBUCK's picture

So at this point do we forget about Michigan and hope that either MSU or Nebraska win out so they are highest ranked for the B1G conference game?
Seems like MSU loss to ND was better than Nebraskas to UCLA....

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Before the season, MSU and Nebraska were the best bets to win the Legends Division, because Michigan was overrated and NW had to play both Wisc and Ohio State. When MSU sputtered offensively out of the gate and Nebraska got schooled in the 2H of their game against UCLA, those two teams were forgotten.
Now, the division seems to be trending back how we thought all along. MSU got a halfway competent offense and Nebraska's loss to UCLA ain't looking so bad now. And both teams avoid Ohio State and Wisc.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Johnny Bonehead... Hold on to the fucking ball, son!

LEBRON

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ole Miss is cooking up some more upset stew.

vitaminB's picture

Great play by the Ole Miss QB. 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

These targeting penalties are ridiculous. 

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Tex AM ties the game with about 8 minutes to go. Ole Miss cannot afford to go 3 and out on this drive.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ole Miss back on top! 38-31 with 6 to go.

KBonay's picture

Fucking 3 man rush. Nothing good comes of that. 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Exactly what I was saying, I wonder if Fickell is their defensive coordinator tonight.

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KBonay's picture

If you are going to spy with the 4th, ok. But there was no one within 15 yards of line of scrimmage. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

The A&M o-line tore that guys helmet off and still no call...
BTW nice QB spy Ole Miss! It really worked to perfection...

LEBRON

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Anyone else notice that the guy who got hurt for Ole Miss had like 10 arm bands on?

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Does Ole Miss even cover the center of the field?

LEBRON

KBonay's picture

Way to seal that end #4. 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

I thought the SEC was a defensive conference, I know A&M is still technically a Big 12 team but about 3/4 of the SEC can't play defense this year.

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KBonay's picture

Lets see Treadwell with a big play. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Can someone please take sabins grill off the front page. I am sick of seeing it.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ole Miss gripping. Not ready for prime time.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Looks like A&M's gonna win.

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Seabass1974's picture

Seriously Ole Miss? Wtf

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

KBonay's picture

Helmets touched. Throw the flag!

Seabass1974's picture

GAME OVER MAN!!

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

Run_Fido_Run's picture

How's that not a block in the back?

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Ole Miss choked against A&M last year too.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ole Miss is getting comfy with their mediocrity as they watch AM waltz down the field and run out the clock while scoring. Ole Miss is proud that they were close . . .

vitaminB's picture

Johnny Manziel prayer circle.  Ought to buy him some Heisman votes.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Anyone saying a team that gets credit for beating this chicken-hearted Ole Miss team, which has decent talent and no heart and no brains, is full of shit.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

A&M barely beat an average Ole Miss team, time for them to move up.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Herbie didn't sound like that when we beat Northwestern by 10....

LEBRON

KBonay's picture

Funny that Herbie just said that. 'You have to have these kind of tough wins on the road to make a special season'  then WTF was our win @ Northwestern, who was ranked, btw.

KBonay's picture

Herbies final comment 'even if they are close (wins) they will continue to rise in the poles'

Jeeves's picture

As a Pole I am really offended by that remark.

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Well for no Buckeye football today, it was a pretty entertaining evening. It's always a great day when M*******n loses. Florida State has to win next week vs. Clemson, soooo go Seminoles?! And as always, O-H...

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vitaminB's picture

I'll pull for Clemson in this one.  If FSU wins they will jump us.  If Clemson wins they still have to get through USC, and I don't see any team on FSU's remaining schedule that can beat them.

harleymanjax's picture

Florida beats FSU
USC beats Clemson
Well because........S-E-C!.......S-E-C!......S-E-C!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"