IMO, UM will crush Sparty this Saturday. It's two teams headed in very different directions and UM will get plenty of payback after losing like they did last year. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!
A team on offense ought to try to get a first down. The issue with Harbaugh, which you won't acknowledge, is the constant pushing against all things considered normal. A fake punt with 11:00 minutes to go in the game against a team like Illinois is uncalled for under any terms, passing on 3rd and 9 with 3:40 to go ahead 41-8 is unnecessary, and arguing a BAD call then and even 3 days later makes him an asshole. It's the totality of Harbaugh and his arrogance that is so annoying.
As for your comment about UM having to put the defense back in late, you really can't be serious about that can you? I'd argue there is a better chance of UM getting a player hurt on offense while trying to steamroll a bad team than getting a defender hurt. If I were a defensive coordinator you can bet your last dollar I'd have reminded my kids of having their noises rubbed in shit by UM with that TO to question that call. and hope they'd respond accordingly on the next play.
Harbaugh is a good coach. You will not find a single post where I have ever disparaged his coaching. I believe he is much better than most here are willing to acknowledge and think he has done a terrific job at UM. Why the bullshit though? It's non-stop and classless.
Did you note the utter look of disbelief on Lovie Smith's face while Harbaugh was making a fool of himself challenging that call? I doubt he'd ever address it publicly but Lovie sure looked pissed to me. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!
Agree. Going for 2 to cap any drive would have made for a perfect ending! Go Bucks! Screw Blue!
Mercy? What in the world are you talking about? UM faked a punt against Illinois up 34-0 with 11:00 minutes to go in the 4th quarter and threw on 3rd and 9 with about 3:40 to go in the game leading 41-8 to mainatin possession of the ball.
Where did OSU do that in last year's game against UM??? The year before that??? Or the year before that??? The answer is that it didn't happen.
It's called respect for your opponent and the game itself. OSU's could have scored after the Bosa interception had OSU wanted to score but OSU elected to just run it straight ahead.
Why won't UM fans admit that Harbaugh crosses lines he has no business stepping near? You're winning, that's why. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!
There is nothing wrong with 'running out the clock' but that's not what UM did on that sequence of downs. UM threw on 3rd and long to try to get a 1st down or set up a 4th and short. Maybe Harbaugh was concerned about Illinois exploding for 33 points in the last minute to send it into overtime. Throwing on 3rd down was completely unnecessary and no excuse to throw the ball on 3rd and long.
Don't fool yourself. There are plenty of coaches who would have simply taken a knee. BTW, did you see the look on Lovie Smith's face while that was going on?! Go Bucks! F&*^ UM!
It wasn't a fabricated story. I watched the end of that game and saw it with my own eyes. The pass to keep the ball was completely unnecessary and crying about what was a 'bad' spot shows no class at all when leading 41-8. Here that asshole is 3 days later still complaining about the spot!
UM is well-coached and Harbaugh is very good at what he does. However, his child-like antics do not show competitiveness but a lack of respect for his opponent and the game itself. Go Bucks! F#$% UM!
The Bucks better be ready come Saturday. NW is playing well and will definitely play hard. I don't think it will be easy but am confident the Buckeyes will bounce back with a strong 'R' performance. Go Bucks!
Harbaugh is an asshole. A good coach, too, but none-the-less someone who seems to enjoy pouring it on when he can. UM has a very good defense, so waiting to use a fake punt when way up shows no sign of courage or great planning. You are merely taking advantage of a helpless opponent. It's a classless move and has nothing to do with competitiveness.
As for the call he says may be one of the worse he has ever seen, he challenged a spot after passing on 3rd and long. A pass in that situation was completely unnecessary. Making a big deal out of the spot shows no respect for the game or opponent yet is PURE Harbaugh, pushing against rules and crossing lines he has no business being near.
May those rotten-rat bastards from the north get ALL the karma they so richly deserve and then some. Go Bucks! F&^% UM!
To me the game last night was lost when we were up 21-7 after the safety and were taking possession near midfield after the kick-off. Two times with that field position and we couldn't stick the knife in their heart! The offense completely bogged down. You can't just punt them deep and continue stopping them possession after possession. After PSU drove 90 yards in 5 plays to make it 21-14, I told the people I was watching the game with that my greatest fear was them being within one score where one bad break for you or one very lucky bounce of the ball for them changes the game completely. That's how the 4th quarter played out..
Sports and life are about momentum. We had all the momentum after the safety and gave it right back to PSU by being too conservative with the play-calling. It was at that point I started to get that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. Make no mistake about it, it's never good to lose to a non-contender and PSU will continue to be non-contenders for anything meaningful. Go Bucks! Beat NW!
The sun did rise this morning and there are things much more important than the outcome of a college football game. That's great news on your mother's diagnosis. Best wishes to her and your family throughout this process. .
While I thought a team with 45 freshmen or red-shirt freshmen would have some low moments this year, I didn't see this one coming. Losing to a James Franklin coached team and PSU, under any terms, is hard to stomach.
Hopefully the Buckeyes can rebound and out this one behind them quickly just as the 2014 team did after losing to VT. Go Bucks!
Kelly and ND deserve each other. Go 'Canes! Go Bucks!
In my lifetime as an Ohio State fan, this was one of the great wins I've witnessed by our Buckeyes. With so much youth, playing against a good team, in their house, coming off a bye, and having to fight like crazy to get back in the game, was really impressive to me. Judos to the staff for the culture they have created in that locker room and for the incredible work they continue to do. Go Bucks!
I-O! You implied that Noah Brown can only catch passes against small, inexperienced DB's. Laugh or not, that statement is an opinion, not fact-based. Go Bucks!
Brown caught two passes within the first half of the first quarter. You are trying to tell me that vaunted Indiana defense prevented him from catching another ball? That's laughable. Go Bucks!
I'm not sure I get the semantics game but should have used the phrase 'barely targeted' rather than 'barely touched' the ball early. Noah Brown caught both his balls in the first half of the first quarter. Indiana isn't so good on defense they could prevent another pass from heading his way. Go Bucks!
That's my point. Noah seems to win every ball throw his way that is catchable. He needs opportunities to make plays and I'd imagine the staff wants him to be targeted much more than he has been in the last two weeks. Go Bucks!
Harbaugh is an asshole. That's why he went for 2 against a defenseless opponent. Go Bucks! Screw Blue!
While it is baffling that Curtis Samuel barely touched the ball early today, it is at least equally baffling that Noah Brown, who caught 4 TD passes 2 weeks ago against Oklahoma, has barely been targeted once each of the last 2 games. I hope going forward that both are much more involved in our offense they than they were today. Go Bucks!
Paging Noah Brown! Good grief, after the Oklahoma game you'd have thought that Noah Brown would be seeing more balls thrown his way. It's hard to imagine he isn't being targeted early and often but today only got 2 passes thrown his way. We'll need Noah Brown down the stretch to continue winning against the back end of the schedule. Go Bucks!
Being older than most here, I am no fan of the lyrics in this song at all or anything that makes drugs, guns, or killing out to be cool. The video clips are great. My compliments to those behind the scenes making them happen. Go Bucks!
I'm not sure that Charlie Strong has ever been accepted at Texas or had much of a chance to succeed. There have been rumblings ever since he got there that some of the boosters weren't fans and that Strong wouldn't last long. That makes recruiting top-flight talent more difficult regardless of how fertile the state of Texas is for recruiting.
By all accounts, Charlie Strong is a good man and has proven that he can coach. There are very few home-run type hires and if Texas fires Strong may find themselves in worse shape than now.
I'm not a fan of running coaches out mid-year. It's unfair to the players, coaching staff, the head coach, and is a bad PR move for the institution IMO. We Buckeye fans have been blessed with great leadership for years. I hope we never lose sight of that. Go Bucks!
It looked bad Saturday when Grant Newsome went down so I'm not too surprised as to the severity of the injury. Best wishes to Grant as he works through surgery and begins the long road to recovery.
Yes indeed, what an awesome story this dude will have to tell for the ages! hahaha The Jack Nicklaus video clip of the 102' putt he made after Johnny Miller said it could not be putted is a classic, too.
I've always thought that Franklin was way over-rated as a coach and is especially when it comes to making in-game adjustments. Your numbers prove that. Go Bucks! Screw PSU!