Your Rose Bowl Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 1, 2014 at 5:12p
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Dr. House's picture

lets go sparty bring respect to the Big ten

Northbrook's picture

You're right there just knock it away.

KBonay's picture

Seems to be the back breaker for the big today. The deep post. 

Osu2105's picture

Does anyone know who is replacing Bullough?

Northbrook's picture

Herbie already talking down the B1G

BuckeyeKing02's picture

Horribly off based call he made when he said (paraphrasing), "Tyler Gaffney is a big back, not like the type of running backs Michigan State is accustomed to seeing in the B1G."  Oh really, Herbie, which conference has bigger backs than the B1G??  Have you seen Carlos Hyde, the Wisky trio or even the freshman bowling ball at TTUN??

KBonay's picture

Or the missed tackles.....

southbay's picture

Hogan isn't  flashy but he is smart in a crafty sort of way.  TD Stanford

Northbrook's picture

Jesus H Christ, right down the field for a TD. Buckle your chin strap Sparty.

southbay's picture

Good play calling, Stanford all over the field.  Well done.

OSUStu's picture

Sparty better remember how to tackle and quickly.

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

DefendYoungstown's picture

Like a sieve, the water runs right through...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

FROMTHE18's picture

love the way Stanford plays football. Very physical. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Not having to run through Bullough helps a lot too.

ITWASME's picture

Stanford definitely isn't stupid. They'll probably just pound it like we should've with a dominant o line

PittBuckeye's picture

Oh Herbie, they've seen plenty of speed.

FROMTHE18's picture

Hyde averaged over 6 against MSU. Stanford should do the same today. Kirk Herbstreit already talking about how Michigan State is playing a team unlike any in the B1G. clearly he forgets Hyde as a runner and our d-line...its the pass coverage that allowed MSU to move the ball, not the line.

KBonay's picture

3rd and 4th down play calling has been baffling all day long

PittBuckeye's picture

Hopefully Sparty picks this up or this is going to be a very short affair.

FROMTHE18's picture

I think Kirk Herbstreit has no idea what a historical timeline is. Lorezeno White was a powerful back therefore according to Herby he was "ahead of his time". Bo Jackson was a contemporary, Archie played before him, etc. etc. Herby also loves saying how one player is the best ever or the game is the best ever. I think when it comes to statements of historical significance, Herby needs to step back. 

KBonay's picture

Well, it beats Palmer and Griese....

Northbrook's picture

He looks good, has force of personality, and judging from what I see of him has no intellectual depth. But I don't see much of him. Maybe he is Carl Sagan in person.

Crumb's picture

It's no secret that Herby doesn't know what he's talking about.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

KBonay's picture

Nice D there. Followed by questionable special teams. 

Knarcisi's picture

I wondered why the other thread went silent. 

KBonay's picture

Dave middle. 

okiebuck's picture

Herby is a flipping moron; but hey he did hold the clip board well back in the day.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Knarcisi's picture

The Walrus is actually calling a nice game other than the 3rd down option call last drive. 

Coop15's picture

Don't let your dad get punched over a can a soup

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

mb5599's picture

what kind of soup are we talking about?? chicken noodle or sirloin?  I like chicken noodle.......... and dad can take one for the team, right?

Big B

okiebuck's picture

As he did against us.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Osu2105's picture

That was a rather stupid penalty

okiebuck's picture

Dumb penalty

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Knarcisi's picture

And, an out of character dumb fuck penalty stalls it. 

KBonay's picture

Punter needs to act there. Take a spill and draw a flag!

Knarcisi's picture

I swear. These teams make mistakes that we never see against us. 

KBonay's picture

We were too busy making them...

Patriot4098's picture

Unfortunately, some truth to this statement.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

TLB's picture

Team is playing like they did against the irish

Knarcisi's picture

Bad angles ... What's next?

AkronBuckeye13's picture

Should have beaten these guys, should have just kept feeding Hyde.

D-Day0043's picture

Sigh.... ^^This^^ :-(

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TLB's picture

Nothing going their way

KBonay's picture

How can they not recover that

Knarcisi's picture

And ... Can't recover a fumble served to them on a platter. 

southbay's picture

Couldn't recover the fumble, that's what...

Northbrook's picture

Did they gain yardage on that fumble?

Knarcisi's picture

Dantonio is damn close to making it onto my Fuck You New Year card list. 

KBonay's picture

Well, the good news is Sparty is still +7 against the spread!

southbay's picture

Shayne Skov is going to be coming after Connor Cook very soon.  Look out.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Why is it that every other conference has kickers that can bury the ball in the endzone on KO but the b1g teams kick to the 5yd line????

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

D-Day0043's picture

For some reason our special teams coaches like to kick it short and try to stop the returner before they get to the 25.

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weirdscience's picture

Shaping up to be another Big Ten blowout in the Rose Bowl. Fuck this pathetic conference. The Bucks should just go independent at this point. 

DefendYoungstown's picture

If we had DB's that could cover receivers we would have beaten sparty

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

bucknut3011's picture

^^^ This, plus wrap and tackle.

Northbrook's picture

Lucky break on the pass

Knarcisi's picture

Finally got a bounce. 

KBonay's picture

Anyone believe that Bullough's suspension was the same as Spence? Both may have failed tests at B1G Championship?

OSUStu's picture

I am thinking the same thing.  But who knows if we will ever find out about that.

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

Knarcisi's picture

But Cook, make that mistake against us. Just once in the 2nd half. Please. 

southbay's picture

He did throw a pick and we got zilch out of it.

okiebuck's picture

Jeez, Cook looked like Peyton Manning against us an so far today he looks like any Browns QB of the last ten years.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Knarcisi's picture

This conference is actually making me despise New Years Day football. 

KBonay's picture

The BCS era is over. Having to cheer for a 'conference' goes with it IMO. 

Knarcisi's picture

Not sure about that. People were trying to put us behind Baylor, Stanford, and any other all year. We have to go undefeated to get into the top 4, period. Bama, LSU, Stanford, Oregon and others will be allowed a loss. 

KBonay's picture

If the B1G sucks, then we shouldn't have anything to worry about. 

Knarcisi's picture

They do. Was shocked by Sparty this year. 

OSUStu's picture

Well, the B1G sucks right now and we didn't win the conference.  And we wouldn't be in the playoff if it existed this year.  So, it matters.

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

mb5599's picture

people said that all this year when we did not look dominant against inferior teams.  it took a last second miracle finish in the iron bowl to give us a chance at playing in the NCG.  just winning the BIG doesnt mean what it used to. we could be on the outside looking in even if we go undefeated and win the BIG

Big B

OSUStu's picture

I agree.  I don't think it changes much for us as long as the B1G sucks.  We are going to need to be undefeated most years to get in the playoff.

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

By and large, I would rather be the Buckeyes in a weak big 10 having to go undefeated than be in the SEC, Big 12 or Pac12. Counting on being the best 1-loss team. 

okiebuck's picture

Two more days until Friday Night Lights in South Beach!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

DefendYoungstown's picture

Spartan receivers need to quit freaking dancing and celebrating after every reception, act like you've been there and score a freaking TD...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Knarcisi's picture

Good job Cook. 

PittBuckeye's picture

The seldom heard good words for Connor Cook.

Knarcisi's picture

Made a nice throw over the middle while taking a hit too. 

a.buck's picture

Momentem switching?

PittBuckeye's picture

I missed it, when did Stanford become a speed team? Or is the B1G just to slow to keep up? I keep hearing about this speed.

Knarcisi's picture

It's Herbstreit. He likes to say "speed". 

OSUStu's picture

Isn't he the one that invented the term "SEC speed?"

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

Knarcisi's picture

He liked it with Oregon too. Of course he was lovers with Chip Kelly. 

PittBuckeye's picture

With all the lovers he has, when does he find time for Mrs. Herbie? She's much better looking than Saban too.

okiebuck's picture

Cash it in Sparty

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

PittBuckeye's picture

Ahh the creativity the walrus is busting out now.

southbay's picture

Stanford not playing Stanford football right now.

KBonay's picture

Oohhh Jesse....

buckguyfan1's picture

Go Sparty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PittBuckeye's picture

Deserves 1, but definitely not to exceed 2 exclamation points.

KBonay's picture

Ever. Biggest pet peeve of mine. 

Dr. House's picture

he is just excited about sparty scoring

buckguyfan1's picture

Apologies, comes from years of watching the B1G in bowl games.

KBonay's picture

Lol. Took at as sarcastic anyway!

Northbrook's picture

Herby believes B1G receivers cannot jump and catch a ball

OSUStu's picture

No speed and no ups?  This is a B1G player in Herbie's mind:

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

okiebuck's picture

espn is just like the "mainstream media" in that if you keep repeating the same BS it becomes the truth.  

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

okiebuck's picture

And Herby got the memo; there's no speed or skill in the B1G; total BS.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

PittBuckeye's picture

I think the biggest reason I want OSU to win the first playoff is to hear what the talking heads have to say when they're running circles around everyone from every conference.

mb5599's picture

this will not change until BIG teams start winning non-conference games and bowl games.  we can shut them all up by showing up and winning. nothing else will stop this.

Big B

PittBuckeye's picture

I hate that stupid tree.

jvd253's picture

I hate their POS band even more

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

DefendYoungstown's picture

like a bunch of acid dropping dirty hippies...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

okiebuck's picture

I'm with you Pitt on both counts

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Northbrook's picture

Left tackle moved early

weirdscience's picture

Yeah I saw that too.

KBonay's picture

While that pass interference call was needed, it reminded me of the 2 gifts we gave Sparty on 3rd and long on opening drive. 

mb5599's picture

what happened to the vaunted "no fly zone"??????

Big B

okiebuck's picture

Stanford's OL doing a better job giving their QB time to throw then ours did for Braxton

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Knarcisi's picture

Stanford finally didn't execute something downing that punt. 

Northbrook's picture

We make average QBs look like AllAmericans.

PittBuckeye's picture

And we make good qb's look like hall of famers.

okiebuck's picture

Two penalties in a row; I thought those smart, fast, skilled Stanford guys didn't make stupid mistakes....

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

okiebuck's picture

Block this sucker for a TD

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Northbrook's picture

Good punt under pressure.

Knarcisi's picture

Hell of a punt 

Northbrook's picture

Stand by for us to make fun of the B1G!

Northbrook's picture

Oh good lord
What a horrible play
WTF was that QB thinking?

Dr. House's picture

what the fuck was that?

AkronBuckeye13's picture

Whoever made the comment about Connor Cook looking like any of the Browns QBs from the past 10 years was spot on.

PittBuckeye's picture

What the hell was that? It was like he took advice from Gardener and Brandon Weeden on what to do under pressure.

Patriot4098's picture

Why would you throw it away up the middle? Why?!

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

Knarcisi's picture

Fucking idiot !!!

a.buck's picture

I did not know Cook was related to Gardner.

AkronBuckeye13's picture

Or Weeden, that was almost as bad as the flip during the Lions game.

weirdscience's picture

Sparty No. Bad Sparty. 
 

southbay's picture

Cook Gardnering that one.
 
ok well at least I used the verb form. 

Knarcisi's picture

Secede, secede!  Go independent!

D-Day0043's picture

Conner Cook isn't Peyton Manning? Sure fooled our defense.

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Knarcisi's picture

Nice catch Lankford. 

wyatt's picture

What a gift to Stanford.  How did Sparty kick our butts?

Northbrook's picture

Should be trying to run out the clock before they fuck up again.

Knarcisi's picture

No sir. They need to score here. 

Northbrook's picture

I agree they need to but I was afaid they would make another turn over. But here they are 1st and goal.
It was a post of disgust for the pick six.

mb5599's picture

victory formation or punt on first down?

Big B

mb5599's picture

is that what an aggressive defense looks like????????? maybe we could open up the check book and hire Stanfords D coordinator.  Stanford is not know for their speed, but they play aggressive, solid defense.  maybe it is the coaching...............

Big B

a.buck's picture

Rumor has it Narduzzi is going to be making 800 k to coach the d in East Lansing next year. Not sure any school will lure him from Sparty

mb5599's picture

I agree that there is no way we can get Narduzzi for our D coordinator position.  I'm not sure how much that Stanford D coordinator makes.  He has a fantastic defense using players that are not noted being "speedy" or 5 star recruits.  He must be doing some solid coaching there.  They are gap sound while also being extremely aggressive.  With our 4 and 5 star recruits, what could he do with our defense??

Big B

a.buck's picture

I totally agree. If we hire a d coordinator in the near future they will be set up for success. The talent is there and more is on the way. I know MSU is in love with their program right now and their coaches are underpaid at the moment but I would get nervous about handing out big pay days after one really good year. Does anybody think MSU can sustain this success consistently over the long haul?

southbay's picture

I think it is a legitimate concern.
 
At least while Dantonio is there.

a.buck's picture

I could be wrong but I just can't see MSU going toe to toe with the bucks year in and year out. Their facilities are not as good, recruiting is not as good, and for the exception of the d coordinator position coaching staff isn't as good. Every couple of years they will get frisky and challenge for a big ten title. I like Dino as much as the next guy but this is the same team that didn't win a home big ten game last year.

lax20's picture

B1G is just a bad conference!!!!!!!  Another embarrassment!

mb5599's picture

Fire Delaney!!!!!!!!!

Big B

okiebuck's picture

Weeden, that's the guy, I couldn't think of him name, which is my bad since he was from Okie State

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

PittBuckeye's picture

Izzo's feeling negative about this.

mb5599's picture

our basketball is pretty stout........................

Big B

PittBuckeye's picture

It was all I could find on short notice, but yeah B1G may be the best basketball conference come the end of the year.

DefendYoungstown's picture

maybe the best conference to not win it all...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Northbrook's picture

Are you kidding me?

Knarcisi's picture

Nice adjustment and grab. 

Dr. House's picture

hell of a damn catch

Knarcisi's picture

Where's that backside TE drag?

PittBuckeye's picture

Crazy trick play talk.

okiebuck's picture

Got to cash this in; and they get the ball to start the second half

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Knarcisi's picture

Another bullshit short side play call. 

Northbrook's picture

Wouldn't be grounding without the holding probably

Knarcisi's picture

Sparty lucky with that call. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Where would Sparty be without Ohio kids.

okiebuck's picture

Alright Fighting Dino's

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

KBonay's picture

Nice rebound by Conner. Impressive. 

OSUStu's picture

Very nice turn around after that pick 6

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

wyatt's picture

Another Ohio player on M. S. 

KBonay's picture

Mark Dantonio @ Texas would be dangerous. He gets more out of 2 & 3 star recruits. Imagine what he could do with 4 and 5 star guys. 

KBonay's picture

Looks like he just signed an extension with MSU. 

mb5599's picture

Sparty D had them on lock down in the second half and they get the ball first after half.

Big B

okiebuck's picture

As bad as that other school from the cesspool know as the state of Michigan is; just think of what they would be w/o kids from Ohio.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

PittBuckeye's picture

How can Sparty be in this game with how Stanfords bigger, stronger, faster, smarter, and better looking. I just don't understand.

741's picture

EPIPHANY: THE BROWNS SHOULD HIRE DANTONIO.

mb5599's picture

Nooooooo!!! Dont waste a good coach on that mess in Cleveland!!! Besides, remember he is a former Buckeye coach.  He doesnt deserve that.

Big B

741's picture

All these Cleveland fans think they need innovation... No, they don't. Old school, traditional football still works. Dantonio could bring stability, and a hard-nosed, steadfast quest for excellence back to a franchise that has tried to throw anything and everything up against the wall to see if it sticks.
Full disclosure: I am a Steelers fan! I'm just sick of Cleveland sucking so bad.

Northbrook's picture

The Rock is running around as a scorpion on A&E.

Dr. House's picture

you mean this rock?

Dr. House's picture

if i wanted to watch some bad rock action i'd watch wrestlemania 29 again

okiebuck's picture

Not to rub it in to y'all up north; but it's time to pull the BBQ off the smoker for a halftime feast;
Happy New Year and I hope it's a great one for everyone!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Northbrook's picture

Cooked a turkey on the grill for Christmas & I live in Columbus. It was pretty cold that day. A real man cooks over charcoal all year. 

741's picture

TBDBITL shits bigger than that.

mb5599's picture

I like how they are showing the bands instead of providing us with their "valuable insight".  Hopefully they show TBDBITL on Friday.  It will be our last chance to see them before next September....

Big B

TBDBITL0509's picture

TBDBITL will only get to do Script at pre-game. The Orange Bowl doesn't do college band half time shows, making this the worst possible bowl for a band like ours. 

Knarcisi's picture

Isn't he desk a bit elevated on Pollack's side?

mb5599's picture

SEC commentators always take a place of superiority over those three BIG clowns...........

Big B

Knarcisi's picture

No, I meant from that boner he's still sporting from Manziel last night. 

Patriot4098's picture

TURNOVERS! Wisky, UGA, Iowa-- All lost the turnover battle. That Cook pick - six was bad. They're winning, otherwise. More yardage. Twice the first downs. Just don't turn the damn ball over!

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I think MD is on par with Urban.  I don't think Mark would leave Sparty (at least I hope he doesn't) but if any of these silly AD's were smart, they would make the call to guage his interest once this game is over!!!!  Dude is a helluva coach.  He has taken a 20+ year doormat and made them legit - and they aren't even the flagship university in the state.  Scared what he would do if he could actually get 4's and 5's to show up....

The Rural Buckeye's picture

The Stanford Tree. Worst mascot ever?

mb5599's picture

Did I just see Thronton Mellon in the Stanford Band??  Worlds oldest living freshman??

Big B

KBonay's picture

THAT. BAND. WAS. AWFUL. 

PittBuckeye's picture

I wish Ohio States band was there to pimp slap those morons

Dr. House's picture

i do not get stanford's bands gimmick can someone explain it to me?

southbay's picture

It is the Antiband.

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

We dance around and jump and do not wear uniforms like all those inferior outdated bands.  We even transcend formations because our constant dancing around blurrs whatever formation we were attempting to make as we stop playing, gaggle around to the next formation, and resume playing.  Marching bands that actually march are for the unenlightened masses.
Modern art is really just pompous-laziness with a superiority complex designed to disguise insecurity resulting from a complete lack of talent, creativity, and effort.  What to see a real band that showcases the utmost in talent, creativity, and effort?  TBDBITL.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Stanford band is a fucking embarrassment to college football. Kids are playing STREET SIGNS, what a freaking joke. I guess they are winning in life though...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Patriot4098's picture

Yeah their band isn't normal, but at least they own it. And it's Stanford. They've got room for criticism.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

mb5599's picture

Good lord ESPN cannot stop showing that graphic about how bad the BIG is on New Years Day

Big B

AkronBuckeye13's picture

At least that one win was tOSU.

Crumb's picture

They've been holding a grudge ever since the B1G got its own T.V. network. They're still just ticked about money not going in their pockets.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

DefendYoungstown's picture

As far as I'm concerned the B1G deserves every bit of the criticism they receive form ESPN, they have been shitting the bed far too long. 

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

bucks4nuts's picture

your telling me Ohio State does not have the same athletes on D that Stanford does?

"To The House"

Northbrook's picture

Who you talking to?

bucks4nuts's picture

just based on what I am seeing.. just cant believing MSU did what they did to OSU

"To The House"

741's picture

They have a far better defensive backfield than we do... Somehow.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Easy, COACHING.
 
Don't be a big fatty face

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

They have the athletes but many of those athletes tend to get lost and confused.

Knarcisi's picture

Difference between raw athlete and coached athlete. 

Knarcisi's picture

Wow, that's prophetic, Herbie.  Cook is gonna have to make some plays. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Yeah he busted out the things to say during football games book, and picked a random page.

PittBuckeye's picture

Connor Cook looks terrified.

Northbrook's picture

UhOh Jase took the RV. It's on like donkey kong!

NorCal Buckeye's picture

That's what I'm talking about, Jack!

PittBuckeye's picture

That's like SEC warm-up jogs.

Coop15's picture

Cook's style of play is very nerve racking. Very slow and awful ball control

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

popeurban's picture

I would argue that the B1G qb play all day today has been nerve racking.

Coop15's picture

True. Iowa's quarterback was hard to watch 

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

Knarcisi's picture

Do they really need to totally abandon the run?

PittBuckeye's picture

Hate watching everyone else's db's making plays.

The Rural Buckeye's picture

Fun Fact: Sparty's kicker played high school soccer at Ottawa Hills in the burbs of Toledo.

buckeyedude's picture

The Green Bears.

 

 

popeurban's picture

Sparty's offense has faired better than I thought they would.

Knarcisi's picture

I think they're gonna have to try to run the ball again to win. 

popeurban's picture

We have lost 9 out of ten because the best team, osu, played in three championship games, and not rose bowl games.
edit, two championships in last ten years, but you all know what I mean.

PittBuckeye's picture

Complimenting Sparty from the announcers? Wahhht

The Rural Buckeye's picture

There's the famous No Fly Zone.

PittBuckeye's picture

Wow, I'm shocked by that one. Just went up and acted like a boss.

Knarcisi's picture

Pick!  That's how a DB is supposed to cover deep. 

bucks4nuts's picture

no fly zone

"To The House"

Knarcisi's picture

There's a nice run on 1st down. 

PittBuckeye's picture

I'm with you, it's about time.

popeurban's picture

Knar, there is your run.  Keep it going.

Knarcisi's picture

They were gonna have to go back to it at some point mother wise, I was afraid of a tee off on Cook and another mistake. 

KBonay's picture

: Total yards: Michigan State 290, Stanford 168.

PittBuckeye's picture

Just wait till they start playing Stanford football

popeurban's picture

Honestly though, I love Stanford football.  It is fun seeing all of those tight ends in there and the play action.  

popeurban's picture

Good stat, I would not have guessed that.

NorCal Buckeye's picture

You left out the B1G yard conversion.  More like MSU 145, Stanford 168.  B1G yards don't count as much; much slower too.

Northbrook's picture

Time out to dial up Dave.

popeurban's picture

So much respect for David shaw and Dino.  This is fun.

PittBuckeye's picture

Shaw's hard to dislike. Heck of a coach, and never says stupid stuff.

popeurban's picture

Also love that he is coaching where he grew up and played.  Hope he stays forever.

Coop15's picture

Michigan State clock management is terrible. Hard to believe with Dantonio

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

GOOMBAY's picture

Just tuned in. Bummed about lack of pouring rain and empty seats. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Welcome to the party

Northbrook's picture

Holy shit, mayhem just got run over.

Knarcisi's picture

Now lets get the right play call here. 

Knarcisi's picture

Mr Mohawk offsides. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Then Herbie says why not take a chance like that. Uhh because that's not a good idea?

Northbrook's picture

Herbie you dumb ass.

Knarcisi's picture

You can't do it in the neutral zone, Herbie, you dumb fuck. 

KBonay's picture

MSU 263 in air. 36 on ground. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Wow Conner, just wow.

Northbrook's picture

My god that is one dumb qb

Knarcisi's picture

Cook, really stupid. 

popeurban's picture

Only a soph though.

popeurban's picture

Wow, two big INT drops by Stanford.  That is unusual.

GOOMBAY's picture

Dropped pick six. 

FROMTHE18's picture

ha amazing how Cook had a career day against us. He is such an average to below average QB. Should have 3 picks in this game.

popeurban's picture

Maybe we made him look good.  :0/

teamrebelshark's picture

Anybody else feel shameful like I do right now? I have caught myself screaming nd cheering lsing my mind like it was the Bucks in this game. MSU= Tressel team Jr.

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Coop15's picture

Cook is stinky 

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

GOOMBAY's picture

Refs are MVPs this drive. 

Knarcisi's picture

Telling ya, got to establish some ground game. Cook is one more dumb throw away from blowing this game. 

KBonay's picture

MSU. King of 3rd down gift flags. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Wow they run, and got 5 yards, better not try that again.

teamrebelshark's picture

Its mazing tht MSU wins only running three plays

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Knarcisi's picture

There ya go. How's 5 yards?

PittBuckeye's picture

What a garbage spot.

Knarcisi's picture

How bout just converting rather than go deep?

FROMTHE18's picture

Granted wed give up a bunch to Stanford but I really think wed put up 40 on their defense. Power run is getting yards and a competent Braxton could find holes in the secondary. Now would 40 be enough? Dont know but Id like our chances vs Stanford. Alas, its just a hypothetical. 

KBonay's picture

Power runs?  MSU HAS 36 yards rushing in this game. 

FROMTHE18's picture

im including Braxton in the equation. Oregon tried to stretch Stanford too much, I think if you run right at em theres room to move the ball.

popeurban's picture

Field position game... Where have I heard that before?

DefendYoungstown's picture

Jim Tressel took this approach winning 4 nattys at YSU and 1 at tOSU

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

GOOMBAY's picture

MSU coaches seeing something in secondary? Coverage looking tight. Why not run/short pass?

Buckeye in a Bobcat world's picture

It makes me sick to think Ohio St lost to this QB. He makes so many poor decisions. Even with our secondary being so bad, come on!

PittBuckeye's picture

Yeah, it's depressing I feel ya.

Knarcisi's picture

Yep. A minimal amount of pressure creates 3 turnovers with Cook. 

Buckeye in a Bobcat world's picture

Should probably have 4 or 5 if they could have hang on or not have the flag. 

popeurban's picture

It makes me worried about what Clemson might do.

PittBuckeye's picture

negative 1 yard and a cloud of dust.

Coop15's picture

I wonder how many times Brent will mention that Gaffney is a baseball player before the end of the game 

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

okiebuck's picture

Guys, the reason we lost to Sparty was that we got out coached by Dino, Narduzzi and yes the Walrus. Hopefully Herman pulls his head out of his ass on Friday night and loses the Braxton sweep/draw from the playbook. Braxton MUST throw the football the way he did earlier in the season; period.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

PittBuckeye's picture

The walrus didn't out coach anybody, OSU hasn't stopped the pass against anybody. The pass D is just bad.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

That and the fact that we run that STUPID run / fake run / sweep play about 30 times a game.  Hell, everyone in the stadium knew what Braxton was going to do on that 4th and 2 in the 4th qtr.....

Coop15's picture

"No Fly Zone"

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

Knarcisi's picture

Hogan is perfect on his deep ball throws, eh?

FROMTHE18's picture

going deep on MSU. should have done that all game when we passed. MSU baits you into it but when you hit it its a killer 

popeurban's picture

How about the TE outrunning that DB

jeremytwoface's picture

THAT is the type of pass that should have been open all day for Ohio State in the Championship Game.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Knarcisi's picture

Takes an accurate deep ball from the QB. We don't have that. 

DefendYoungstown's picture

Only problem, we don't pass to the TE...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

KBonay's picture

I remember that was 1/2 the reason we lost that game. Kept trying downfield passes instead if running the ball and quick, spread throws. 

PittBuckeye's picture

MSU doesn't look slow to me, I must not know football.

PittBuckeye's picture

No way they convert this. Right?

NorCal Buckeye's picture

Too bad he lost those two against unranked teams.  How about that stat?

popeurban's picture

Sometimes I feel like Stanford players to the level of their competition.

NorCal Buckeye's picture

You're right.  Kind of like how Oregon would drop their standard upset each year they otherwise looked "unstoppable".

Knarcisi's picture

I'm playing field position here with Cook making mistakes. 

FROMTHE18's picture

Id bet a lot of the OSU team is watching this thinking what the hell were we doing in the 2nd half?

buckeyedude's picture

Good stop, State! Go B1G!

 

 

Knarcisi's picture

Finally the other guys make a bad call. 

DefendYoungstown's picture

That's how you stuff the run...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

KBonay's picture

Fucking HUGE stop. 

Knarcisi's picture

They can run if the commit to it. 

TLB's picture

Sparty wearing them down

popeurban's picture

Woah, hold onto that ball.

Knarcisi's picture

Love it. Grind em. 

KBonay's picture

Watch for fake injury here

Northbrook's picture

was he down when he lost it? No

Youngbuck85's picture

I see a lot of similarities to our game against Oregon as far as playcalling. Lots more passing then usual and using a little up tempo 

FROMTHE18's picture

similar to Wisconsin...killing themselves.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Sparty gonna Spart.

Class of 2010.

Roger's picture

LOL

They didn't play Standford football on that run. 

Northbrook's picture

Did Herby say 1st turnover of the night?

FROMTHE18's picture

again, when it comes to historical timelines, Herby has no clue.

OSUStu's picture

Sure did.

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

Northbrook's picture

His wife must be on her nth first date.

OSUStu's picture

Wow.  If it wasn't for the turnovers I think Sparty is totally dominating this game.

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

popeurban's picture

Could see that coming.  

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

The B1G Teams are just unable to win a fucking bowl game...

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Knarcisi's picture

Sparty D got the heels dug in. 

teamrebelshark's picture

THIS, is a real football game! God I miss the Tressel bucks!

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FROMTHE18's picture

I miss the Tressel defense. I like our offense...well, when we execute.

Northbrook's picture

I miss the Silver Bullets but I'll keep our current O

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I must have said that to my wife 5 dozen times in the past two years.  It was BORING as hell, but you couldn't argue with the results.....

KBonay's picture

Gaffney looks slow. 

Knarcisi's picture

Now ... No more damn mistakes!

Jonnferrell's picture

Spartan defense is tough.  They will probably have to score to win as the offense seems to sparty out.

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

buckeyedude's picture

Interesting comments by Herbstriet, regarding MSU and their confidence in their "system," even without Max Bullough.
I wish I could feel as confident in OSU's defensive "system," without Grant, Spence and Roby. :(

 

 

popeurban's picture

Pretty sure grant is good to go.

NorCal Buckeye's picture

Is he really?  Maybe this will be the game he turns the corner....

KBonay's picture

Surprised by this?
Rushing Yards:
Stanford: 112
Michigan St: 81

popeurban's picture

No, I think Stanford has the better offense.  Sparty has a great D though...

mb5599's picture

kick the field goal now!!!!!!!!

Big B

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Why can't we have a defense like MSU's?????  I mean isn't it us who has all the 4 and 5 stars?  I was wondering how we lost to this team after watching the first half.  I am no longer wondering - question answered. 
Our trip to East Lansing next year is going to be a bizatch!

popeurban's picture

We don't have mark dantonio anymore.

mb5599's picture

3 points will probably win the game the way sparty is playing defense.

Big B

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Nice TD pass

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teamrebelshark's picture

Go Sparty!!! Man I miss seeing this kind of footbal!

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Northbrook's picture

Herby wants to question every B1G TD

Northbrook's picture

Work it company man.

OSUStu's picture

He said "it looked like a touchdown to me" and almost sounded disappointed.

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

buckeyedude's picture

This would be very good for the B1G if Sparty didn't choke. Need some victories besides Nebby.

 

 

sandytowne's picture

Cook is legit.  Going to be a really good one by the time he graduates.  Walsh Jesuit grad too.  

Osueddy's picture

He has played well in big games. 

Knarcisi's picture

This game actually shouldn't be this close. 

rdubs's picture

Yep MSU is flat out dominating, the pick 6 is the only thing keeping it close at this point.  Also Cook's ability to pass today is making me not quite as depressed about our performance.

NorCal Buckeye's picture

You're right.  Turnover's aside they've had the momentum after the first drive or two.

Knarcisi's picture

Total yards, 391-244. First downs 20-8. 

KBonay's picture


Meanwhile, in East Lansing.....
 
 

buckeyedude's picture

They'll be burning couches in E.L., win or lose.

 

 

Go1Bucks's picture

hello?
 
i refuse to watch _ichigan st play, who's winning?

Go Bucks!

KBonay's picture

If you are on the net, seems you have access to the score!

DefendYoungstown's picture

Anybody remember the B1G Championship game and the weak ass fonts that were painted in the end zones?  Seems to me that all the bowl's I have seen thus far have actual fonts used by the teams playing in that bowl.  Is the B1G that lame that they couldn't have used MSU and tOSU actual fonts?  SMH...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

KBonay's picture

That would imply Delany SPENDING money

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Come on Sparty - now put this game away!!!

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Knarcisi's picture

Told ya. Sparty D is dug in. 

armybucknut's picture

I'm on a limb here thinking he is legit and maybe given the current stat line the B1G champ game wasn't an aberration.

"Illegitimi non carborundum"

teamrebelshark's picture

MSU looks a lot better today than they did against OSU, defensively at least, Im shocked cook is doing this well

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Knarcisi's picture

Not sure what game you watched. They played pretty good D on us, and we are a lot tougher to defend than Stanford. 

teamrebelshark's picture

They held our non existent passing game in check, but we really did kinda run all over them until herman decided to abandon the run game

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Northbrook's picture

Put a stake in 'em Sparty.

wyatt's picture

Sparty is doing this without their best defensive player (Bullough)..... like the Bucks without Shazier.

Knarcisi's picture

Not quite like us. His complimenting 10 are a lot better. 

Go1Bucks's picture

hello? anybody? the score?

Go Bucks!

Knarcisi's picture

24-17 Sparty. You're not watching?

PittBuckeye's picture

Too lazy to look all the way to the bottom of the screen

Go1Bucks's picture

thanks knarcisi.
no, refuse to watch anything _ichigan.

Go Bucks!

Northbrook's picture

Oh good lord, turn the game on.

Northbrook's picture

Comes back to the ball? Come on Herby

stechs02's picture

Sparty is playing nasty in the second half.

PittBuckeye's picture

Makes me dream of what our d might be

FROMTHE18's picture

got that feeling of the Oregon/OSU rose bowl...

Knarcisi's picture

Note the tone of Herbie and Musburger changing. 

PittBuckeye's picture

They can't think of many things to say about Sparty though. So they're onto Dantonio's wife.

Knarcisi's picture

Thats Ok. Punt and play D. No mistakes. 

Bradyhokescholesterol's picture

Tress does not approve of the field position after that punt.

weirdscience's picture

Odds of Sparty choking this one away? I'm gonna say fairly high. 

Knarcisi's picture

I like where they are defensively. Dialed in. 

PittBuckeye's picture

D just needs to stand up.

KBonay's picture

Dunno. Their D is their strength. 

Knarcisi's picture

Jeez, you telling me he had no help?

PittBuckeye's picture

Dennard's always that handsy

Northbrook's picture

Had ACL surgery and is still faster than anybody in the B1G

Northbrook's picture

He was a half yard short

jvd253's picture

that spot was two yards too generous
 

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Northbrook's picture

Inelligible down field

PittBuckeye's picture

Not that hard of a call guys.

PittBuckeye's picture

Why are they talking about this for so long? The whole damn line was down-field.

Northbrook's picture

Time for a soul crushing drive Sparty.

Knarcisi's picture

Did they get to replay the down because it was complete?  

rdubs's picture

Yep, Sparty had to accept the penalty and replay down instead of declining because it would have been a first down if they declined it.

Knarcisi's picture

That's what I thought. Was a little taken back by the replay of down. Must have been completed to an eligible receiver. 

Northbrook's picture

Yeah I think so. Can't decline or 1st down.

PittBuckeye's picture

I think 95% of the people here know exactly what the Walrus will call here.

PittBuckeye's picture

So did Stanford I guess.

jvd253's picture

there's the jim bollman we know and love...

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

4thandinches's picture

Freaking Bollman. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

wyatt's picture

1 first down by ms....game is over

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Uff  - Bollman at his finest... need a 1st down to ice it... NOPE... 3 and out

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PittBuckeye's picture

Kid scares the crap out of me

Knarcisi's picture

I don't mind it. Just get a good punt. 

Coop15's picture

Cooks stats should say AT LEAST 3 ints

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

Knarcisi's picture

I smell a pick. 

jvd253's picture

If I go ahead with a preemptive "SPARTY NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!," will I hold off fate?  

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

buckeyedexter's picture

Cook has looked pretty good.  Do you feel any better about our D?

Knarcisi's picture

No, I don't. So did Gardner, Steelhaase and others against us. 

DefendYoungstown's picture

I have a feeling this isn't going to end well for Sparty, I hope I'm wrong...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Northbrook's picture

This is it Sparty

southbay's picture

Stanford better hurry up.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

NICE hit guys!!!

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rdubs's picture

All of the marbles right here....

southbay's picture

Here is your ball game?

wyatt's picture

They stopped us on 4th and 2.......now what

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Great to see a lot of mutual respect between opposing players on the field.

Knarcisi's picture

They're going play action here. 

DefendYoungstown's picture

they need to stop the run here...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

NICE JOB SPARTY!!!!!

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teamrebelshark's picture

YES!!!!

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southbay's picture

No way they were going to get that.

buckeyedude's picture

To state the obvious: THAT's how you f*%king play defense.

 

 

OSUStu's picture

wow wow wow

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

NorCal Buckeye's picture

So much for ESPN's power rankings saying Stanford has a 15 point advantage over MSU on a neutral field.

buckeyedude's picture

Desmond Howard picked Stanford to win by at least 17 points, FWIW.

 

 

Knarcisi's picture

Should have gone play action. 

DefendYoungstown's picture

That's a defense that's angry and has their hair on fire...  That's how you play "D", tOSU can learn something from this game.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Knarcisi's picture

Standford will still be #7. 

TLB's picture

Best team in the B1G this year

OSUStu's picture

B1G Rep +1

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

DefendYoungstown's picture

they could have called targeting on the LB jumping in the air and leading with the helmet...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

andretolstoy's picture

There is no way the BIG is as down as everyone says it is, and the SEC as dominant as everyone else says they are.
BIG is playing some pretty good football.

Bobcat04's picture

Just makes me kind of sad to see a hard-hitting well-coached defense.  Wish it was ours.  Used to be ours.  We're recruiting really well on that side of the ball, and I'd hate to see all of that talent go to waste over the next few years.  You need a strong defense to win anything.

lamplighter's picture

and we ran for almost 300 against MSU?  They must have had an off day
Congrats to Sparty  BIG is 2 - 2 for the day

PittBuckeye's picture

This is everything our defense should be, only with the talent we have it could be better.

teamrebelshark's picture

I feel like im watching the bucks! awesome! way to go sparty!

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ITWASME's picture

Obviously just didn't play Stanford football.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Finally a Big Ten team other than OSU wins a Rose Bowl.  Well done Sparty.  #DidntPlayStanfordFootball

Class of 2010.

GOOMBAY's picture

Somewhere Jesse Palmer is throwing down his handmade "Stanford Football" cap in disgust (and tears).

PittBuckeye's picture

Gotta take care of Clemson.

northcampus's picture

Great game!  Good for Dantonio and his program, they deserve this.

TilstheHun3's picture

Stanford didn't play Stanford football.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

741's picture

Jimmy Haslam: Call Mark Dantonio's wife immediately.
 

jvd253's picture

B1G! B1G! B1G!

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Deadly Nuts's picture

This will end the Big Ten's Wisconsin's bleeding in the Rose Bowl Game. They have lost the last three.

LEBRON

KBonay's picture

That's exactly what I was thinking. 

Crimson's picture

Stanford didn't play Stanford football today, so they lost.
Michigan State did play Stanford football today, so they won!
PAC-12 is better than the B1G my ass.

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

MSU didn't play Stanford football, they played Tresselball. And won the big game, just like Tressel used to do.

OSUStu's picture

That is the loudest confetti of all time.

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

Knarcisi's picture

It was!  I thought my surround speakers went bad. 

OSUStu's picture

Same here.  Just got new speakers for Christmas and I was worried.

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

Jonnferrell's picture

But Michigan State played some Spartan football!  Good job, Dantonio and team!

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

jedkat's picture

Palmer? Palmer? Palmer?

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back, so I just ran him over"

~ Joey Bosa

KBonay's picture

+1 for Dantonio

Kevbo714's picture

Sparty.... yes!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

okiebuck's picture

Way to go Sparty; very happy for Dino and yes Jim Bollman!!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

stechs02's picture

MSU better open the checkbook for Dantonio

okiebuck's picture

Tressel ball lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

You gotta love coach D!!!  He has always been a class act!

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Knarcisi's picture

Looks like there is a new big brother up north. 

BuckGnome's picture

Suck it, Desmond!

teamrebelshark's picture

I couldnt believe that tool said stanford by 17

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weirdscience's picture

Way to go, Sparty. Makes that B1GCG loss a little more palatable. A little. 

RedStorm45's picture

What a dumb play call by Stanford.  Handing it to the upback takes out 2 blockers (QB and Gaffney) meaning they only had 8 to block.  Really stupid.

Knarcisi's picture

For the B10, we cap the BCS with 2-0 and mission accomplished. 

okiebuck's picture

Fuck Herbstreit too; butt wipe!!!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

okiebuck's picture

DV's for calling Herby for what he is; laughable; kiss my big fat ass!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

4thandinches's picture

Big Ten! Big Ten! Big Ten!

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

KBonay's picture

I know he signed an extension. But Texas is dialing his number right now. Class act and a winner. 

Dr. House's picture

i seriously doubt  he goes to texas. he and izzo are worshipped as gods in East lansing. he has a rolling basically life contract. he has a hell of a relationship with the current AD. 

teddyballgame's picture

He said "MSU is a destination, not a stop".  I think he's going to get a big raise and be a lifer.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Dantonio isn't leaving that place for anything but his casket.

LEBRON

4thandinches's picture

I'm just glad this was a good game and not another PAC-12 blowout. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

Knarcisi's picture

LOL. Herbie closed with "speed". 

Buck_Michigan's picture

Wow...if only OSU had a defense like that....wow.  Sparty D = Silver Bullets circa 2002.  Congrats Dino!

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BuckGnome's picture

That is exactly what I've been thinking.  Studs on the dline, ferocious LB's, and a secondary full of play makers.  And they played the game really pissed off.

tennesseebuckeye11's picture

I sat there the whole game feeling nostalgic remembering the days when our D was fierce like that.

okiebuck's picture

Naw, Dino's not on the short list for the Texas job, but we better hope the Longhorns don't hire Art Briles; because Herman will be on the list for Baylor if they do.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Seattle Linga's picture

Sparty played one heck of a game in the 4th Q

andretolstoy's picture

I'm thinking had we a playoff system, Sparty may have taken it all ... just sayin...

Dr. House's picture

id be willing to say you might be right

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Good job by the huskers and sparty, now the bucks have to take care of business and our two best squads and a middle tier squad look good.

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

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

The Michigan team to worry about next season is not the one in Ann Arbor. It's in East Lansing. The Hokesters will get mauled again by the Spartans. Hoke has a bunch of down feather pillows on his team. Dantonio has tough kids who would run through a brick wall for him. OSU has new competition for the Big Ten title -- Michigan State. Michigan is now irrelevant and will be for as long as Dantonio coaches Sparty.
Congrats to Sparty for winning the Rose Bowl.

Seattle Linga's picture

Go Sparty Go.......... at least for one night

nm_buck's picture

Coach D is gone when his contract is up... happens to all good coaches at Sparty.  Someone will scarf him up.  Let's hope it's not the $EC.  
With a Fiesta Bowl win tonite, Baylor jumps Sparty.

andretolstoy's picture

If it wasn't for that pesky new contract making him a top tier BIG coach. We all knew this, took MSU a little longer but they figured it out.

mb5599's picture

someone make sure bert gets the message that this is what a rose bowl win looks like........

Big B

Patriot4098's picture

Damnit! Fat finger dv! Someone help him out?

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

Seattle Linga's picture

No problem - I got you and 5599

SgtMdx's picture

Does anyone know why Baylor is wearing purple?
i understand the kids love the alternate unis but shouldn't they be in your school colors?

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.
Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army
 

Coop15's picture

Hate to break it to you, but that is black 

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

Seattle Linga's picture

Maybe he's just wearing the rose black colored glasses

andretolstoy's picture

Tradition is optional these days...wearing the purple must make them feel good or something.

Coop15's picture

You guys need to get you TVs checked, NOT PURPLE!

"People don't realize how often you have to come in second in order to finish first."

-Jack Nicklaus

SHAKENBAKE68's picture

Sparty played a great game. Here's to our Bucks doing even a better job on Clemson!!
GO BUCKS!!

There is no such thing as "friendly fire"..

Bobcat04's picture

I feel like in Rocky 3 when Mickey tells Rocky that the reason he is still winning is that his opponents have been cream puffs, hand-picked so he wins.  Then he fights a real opponent and finds out that he doesn't stack up.  That feeling that your victories were hollow is how Sparty has made me feel this year.  They have guts on defense, and we don't.  I have a bad feeling about Friday.  Armani Reeves against Watkins?  Sheesh...

tennesseebuckeye11's picture

Proof once again, defense wins big games, like the kind we had when we won the Rose Bowl.  Not feeling very good about what we have to put on the field on Friday.