I certainly trust Urban's eye for coaching talent. To me, Nebraska's Offense was never their biggest problem. What Beck can do with the talent we recruit here should definitely be a step up. Somebody already mentioned how some Arkansas fans weren't happy with Ash. I still remember that some Iowa State fans weren't happy with Herman. I'd say both of those hires worked out well for us...
And now we're going to hear all about Oregon's speed and how we can't keep up...
Yeah, the second guy was in denial big time. I'm not sure he can go on...
I bet Uncle Keyshawn is very proud.
To compare a couple other Defensive categories:
2014: 9th in Sacks with 40; 4th in Interceptions with 21
2013: 3rd in Sacks with 42; 30th in Interceptions with 16
I will say, as a whole, the Defense has definitely improved this year, and they can still prove themselves further with two great games this bowl season. Here are some stat comparisons between 2014 and 2013:
2014: 15th in Total Defense with 328 YPG, 17th in Pass Defense with 188.2 YPG, 33rd in Rush Defense with 139.8 YPG, 23rd in Scoring Defense with 21.2 PPG
2013: 47th in Total Defense with 377 YPG, 114th in Pass Defense with 268 YPG, 9th in Rush Defense with 109.4 YPG, 28th in Scoring Defense with 22.6 PPG
I'm just impressed that he actually cares about Minnesota football games.
As a fan and graduate of THE Ohio State University, I will not apologize for having high expectations of this team. As Krenzel has said, once we stop having those expectations, we become Wisconsin.
In the end, nothing would surprise me in these playoffs. While I can see how Oregon might be a bit overrated, I'm not really convinced FSU is all that great either.
Agreed not only about Darron, but the LBs have progressed nicely as a unit. I think Darron and Raekwon will be outstanding assuming they keep progressing.
Hey, did everybody hear the news?
I can see Oregon going up early, and this would be one team FSU can't rally against.
Yes, it was clearly biomedical engineering. LOL. Well done.
Kansas already hired David Beaty from Texas A&M.
Excellent. Enjoy the game, and Go Bucks! I know you can agree with that. :-)
While I think Curtis looked great, I still have to vote for Zeke. Let's not forget how much the OL struggled in the first half, and that affected the RB too. Then there was the poor decision by J.T. to pitch it to Zeke when he shouldn't have. I'm not ready to crown any other RB better than Zeke just yet.
Rod Smith played a little bit, but I'm not sure where Dunn was.
Jalin looked great. It's nice to know both Dontre and Jalin can play and be very effective and dangerous for the opposing Defense.
I didn't notice the defender being blocked, but it was bothering that nobody seemed to be covering the pitch man for a large part of the game. Thanks for that explanation. As for the player assigned to the QB, I felt that player generally succeeded on his assignment. Still, the Defense still showed some poor tackling and allowed far too many big plays. In the end, I still think they gave up too many rushing yards for me to feel comfortable.
The Offense clearly played better in the second half, and let's hope it only continues as the inexperienced OL gets better as the season progresses. J.T. clearly made some redshirt freshman mistakes as well, but I'd like to think he'll learn from those mistakes and not make them again. I love the number of Offensive threats we have, although there was the one big missed pass that I think Dontre should have caught. Regardless, it was the first game, and I'd like to think some of the bad things that happened are now out of their system.
We'll see how the Passing Defense does next week. Here's hoping for a great game.
My DirecTV plan does not include CBSSN, although they are giving a free preview of the package that DOES include CBSSN through this weekend, so I could watch the game from home if I hadn't already planned to watch at a bar with friends.
Most of the "or" designations weren't surprising, but nice to see some young talent on the two deep. Those young guys could definitely see some time in the first few games if things get a little out of hand. Cannot wait until Saturday...
Good question that I also don't know the answer to. Another interesting battle. I would guess both Vonn Bell and Cam Burrows will play.
And now my schedule is full...
So friggin' ready for Saturday...