Whatever that play was for the D line needs to be called at least once a game. If you watch it a few times, it's pretty clear that Hackenberg was getting sacked even if Lynch had somehow managed to get Bosa off track. Bennett was on his way to getting there, but stopped when he realized Bosa already had, and Steve Miller had a shot too.
I'm pretty sure that block actually made the cheesy bomb explosion sound from old Looney tunes.
That Iowa game was fantastic. That was the last game my freshman year, and I had fantastic seats in 11A and got to rush the field.
I've secretly been thinking there was a chance Patient 0 (which is a fantastic nickname) would be back next year for a while now, without a good reason. I'm sure there is still a decent chance he will go pro, but maybe he is enjoying college hoops and wants to stick around for another year. I don't have a problem with guys going early or staying longer than they need to, regardless of the sport.
Even I'm surprised that they're going backwards in recruiting even a month after the JH hire.
Dude. Barrett made some ridiculous throws this year. To see them all together is thoroughly impressive.
...and boom goes the dynamite.
I think it probably went a bit too far if they asked him to leave. I don't have a problem with a bit of subtle trolling, but if you're openly spitting in people's faces, it doesn't come off as particularly classy.
Yep. I parked on Patterson and Maynard for the one semester I commuted. Sometimes took a lap to find a spot, but it's free and not a terrible walk.
Good point about the start time, I hadn't considered that. I feel like even a Friday night at 8:30 would have better viewership than Monday for a championship football game though, just because you know it's going to last four hours. I could certainly be wrong, but it made for a rough rest of the week having the game on Monday.
I don't think I've ever watched a Buckeye loss twice.
I agree. I don't know why anyone thought it was a great idea to move the championship game to Monday, especially at 8:30. How could they not get better ratings on a Friday night at 7:30 or 8 than on Monday night? I'm glad I watched it, but I paid for it the whole week, and if it's on Monday night again and the Buckeyes aren't in it, I have no plans to watch it.
I do agree it was pretty close, although I hadn't heard the explanation about the pump fake before. I think the next play was clean even if McMillan hit harder, just because the timing was closer.
I agree with Fuzz here. If you watch the second angle, McMillan definitely let up and the QB just fell backwards, making it look like he hit harder. I think they would have been looking for teeth in the turf if he had totally laid him out.
I think all of them will at least see some attention/make a camp, but I think there will be a couple that don't make a roster. Not sure who though.
Agreed. Plus their defense went from very good last year to very average this year. Last year they allowed more than 17 points once, while scoring less than 40 only once, excluding the championship game. This year, they allowed at least 17 points in every game but two, and scored more than 40 three times all season. Clearly, they lost enough talent that they just weren't as great this year. That is an enormous difference going from every game being a blowout to every game being a squeaker.
I think what Johnny was talking about was how the defense was relied on more in the Tressel days than the offense was, and in those days, allowing more than 14 points was a bad outing. I think great defense has been redefined now to being dominant when it really matters and keeping these insane offenses in check. We all saw what happened when a really old school offense (Wisconsin) ran into our defense, so I think this defense would have been at least an average Tressel defense.
I agree. Plus, Elliott had his best games against some very highly ranked run defenses.
I'm not sure any conference with a championship game can get two in unless two other conferences are just useless. Maybe if they played each other in the champ game and it was a tight, overtime game between two very evenly matched teams. That said, it would be nice if we could get two in however it happens.
While that's true, I think Perry's position is just one that gets an opportunity to make more tackles. Last year, Shazier had a crapload of tackles from the same spot.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Devin Smith is going to be the steal of the 2015 draft. He just makes defenders look slow and clumsy, regardless of what sort of route it is. Plus, he can catch TDs even if he is being severely interfered with.
The fact that this team had every excuse to lay down and lose a few more games and just be average this year, but chose to be great instead makes it that much sweeter to win the natty.
Seriously, does Devin Smith do anything other than embarrass DBs and catch impressive TDs?
I agree. TCU should have been #4 that week, not #3.
I don't know how Baylor wins the Sugar Bowl if they got in. Sure they passed all over Michigan State, but went backwards on the ground and lost. Alabama would have probably had more sacks and pushed them back even further in the run game and beat them worse. I don't want to hear it about them playing poorly since they didn't get in the playoff and were moping about that. TCU didn't do that, and they were the only team that I believe had an actual reason to whine. Great teams don't whine and make excuses because they didn't get the game they wanted. They play the team in front of them and win.