Clemson v Louisville is the bigger game. It will determine who is in the driver's seat in the ACC Atlantic. Loser of UW-UM still controls it's own destiny to win B1G.
Disagree. OSU is the biggest beneficiary of adding Rutgers and Maryland - it's helped our recruiting on the East coast a great deal.
Can't agree. Pre and early season rankings are too much fun and they don't harm anything. Don't mean anything either, but that's not the point.
Buckfutter nailed it. I'm rooting for Ohio State which means I root for whatever improves our odds of making the playoff...which means rooting for Wisconsin in this one.
From what I've heard Peterson didn't want to do the alumni dinner/ speaking engagement circuit, but Sark was all to eager.
If Minny goes 1-2 against Iowa, Neb, UW - they are right in the hunt.
I think you can make a strong argument for the B1G being the best conference right now...and with most of our OOC games done, this will keep the B1G near the top until bowl season.
Real Time RPI has an excellent conference ranking page. It shows the B1G has the best record but still ranks the B1G just behind the SEC due to our weaker SOS. In case you think this is biased it's not...its a computer formula established before the season. It could be wrong but it's not biased. A computer conference ranking will consider the #9 team in a conference just as much as it considers the #3 team in a conference. I don't think any one would argue that the SEC is stronger than any other conference in the mid to lower portion. The B1G's top 6 teams can compete with the SEC's top 6.
You can't stop Cam, you can only hope to contain him.
That's already factored into the line. We would have been a 3.5 point favorite, but since OU will have the underdog motivation edge (which we all know is worth .5 points), the line moves down to 3. ;)
Thanks for posting the highlights - really enjoyed seeing what Tate can do. This was a fun thread to read. Even though I started after the game was over, I could follow along for each score without knowing the final result.
OK nobody wants to discuss the elephant in the room...both QBs looked horrible their first series in the game.
As Brutus said they will be open before 9 am and you can count on a dozen Buckeye fans to be there. Tons of big screen TVs, great place to watch games when there are several good games going on at once. I'll most likely be there on the 3rd.
Separate but related issue to the thread topic: Will OSU have enough scholarships for all the early enrollies? DO the early enrollies immediately count against the 85 scholarship limit? I remember USC having an issue with this a few years ago.
Could not agree more. Baylor should be hit hard with penalties and they should actually enforce them this time.
PSU's original sentence was light in comparison to the crime. That the sentence was commuted was a great injustice.
This is one area where I disagree with Urban. The NCAA needs to go much further with deregulating recruiting. Why the hell is there a "impermissible recruiting decoration" rule? Probably teams with no trophies thought it was an unfair advantage.
Are we suppose to start the rumors about what Brim does next in this thread or start a new one?
OK just read an article on ESPN that says it's a total of 11 scholarships over a four-year period from 2015-18 including 3 for each of the next 3 seasons. I know a thing or two about 3+3+3 and from what I understand it doesn't add up to 11. Were they only at 83 players last year and decided to retroactively consider that as 2 of the reduced scholarships? With the recruiting class of 2016 signed do they just tell 3 redshirt senior they aren't coming back or do 3 freshmen greyshirt?
And just so it's clear, none of this includes the Tunsil allegations.
I would have appreciated it if the most important details had been included in the document, "a double‐digit reduction of scholarships in the football program". OK great, how many exactly? how many are enforced in 2016? 2017? 2018?
My guess on Malcolm Pridgeon is that he does not start. Just a guess, but I think Urban looked at his tackles and saw 2 strong players. What if one of them gets injured? Big drop off...well before Pridgeon gets here there would be a big drop off, but now we have depth.
Count me as a huge fan of daylight savings time exactly as it is now. I don't want it dark all morning long in the winter and love trading that hour of sunlight while I am trying to sleep for an hour of sunlight while I can be outside.
Not sure how much this really helps, the scouts will just add 0.15 to everyone's time to compare to pro day times. Certainly doesn't hurt though.
Great advice in this thread. Put most of your money in low cost mutual funds. Precious medals may be a hedge against short term inflation or market downturns but certainly not against a calamity. A small amount of your investments in medals is OK, another poster mentioned gold ETFs, I'd also add you can buy precious medal mutual funds. The downside of actually having possession of a precious medal is that it has negative cash flow...you either need to insure it, pay to keep it in a safety deposit box, buy a safe, or risk having it get stolen. No such issues with owning a precious medals fund which invests in the stock of companies that do gold/silver, and industrial precious medal mining.
Bench is deemed an important measure for DTs and Guards/Centers. Less so for Tackles & other positions.
The 2 Bama back are putting up impressive numbers. Zeke ran a good 40, but wasn't quite as impressive in the other events. Still the most complete RB in the class.