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Comment 4 hours ago

The Wildcats have to be looking at this as a golden opportunity-a win that would look huge due to beating a big name on the road. Certainly a game the Bucks could and should win, but if we have learned anything about this particular iteration of OSU hipsters it is that we cannot predict what they will do. Still taking OSU, but not minus the points. 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Hazell may not be the next Woody, but he is seriously behind the 8-ball with the administration in West Lafayette. The AD only cares about the bottom line, and the president could not care less about sports. That can be said about the past 3 presidents of the university. They care about academics, and sports are there as a diversion and to occasionally make some money. Until that culture changes, nothing as far as football will change. 

Purdue got lucky to catch lightning in a bottle by finding Joe Tiller, who helped to drag Big Ten offenses into the new millennium. That was a one-off it seems, as now everyone runs the same type of offenses (except for Wisky of course, because Wisky). So what can the Purdue staff do to change this? Not much at the moment. 

Also, pretty sure that Purdue was in the Final Four in 2000 when they lost to Wisconsin. That may have been Elite Eight to get to the Final Four, but to suggest the basketball team has not mattered since 1980 as was posited above I think is a bit shortsighted. Boilers do have the most Big Ten championships in basketball, and they have been relevant more often than not. 

All that said, when you regularly lose to MAC teams at home, maybe it its time to look another direction. And lastly, if anyone should be kicked out of the conference, it is Penn State, and we all know why. 

Comment 11 Jan 2016

Great analogy. I have been waiting for Samuel to get a larger chunk of the offense his way since he has arrived. He may not be a 25 carry a game pounder, but a la Faulk he can be involved in 25-35 touches combined with carries, screens, routes from the slot, and the return game. Will/would be great to see what he can do with such opportunities. Weber can get plenty of carries, and Dunn a few as well. This would help,keep,some wear and tear off of JT also. 

Comment 04 Jan 2016

Worst being subjective of course. Who among us does not love a little Disco Duck? I have not listened to "top 40" since I was in high school, but it is still interesting to see what is considered "popular" at times. Nice post-props for the info. 

Comment 24 Dec 2015

If he would simply get angry, that is one thing. But that purple anger is seemingly always directed at someone specific-often one of his 19-20 year old players or a referee doing his job. Neither of those things is ok. Be angry at a situation, but it is not ok to take this out on kids entrusted to your care. I really have a hard time understanding what parents look at this guy and his methods and think "wow, this seems like a perfect person to coach and help to raise my child". 

The Cooper comparison above in another post is a pretty good one as well. Kelly wins, but has not been able to get over the jump when it really matters. I would never let him near my child, and I hope that this string of big-bowl futility continues in a major way come Jan 1. 

Comment 10 Dec 2015

Absolutely agree with this one. Not a terrible team obviously, but two losses should have automatically dropped them from contention and yet the Cardinal continued to get love. They lost what, 5 games last year and even that was basically ignored. No way this team should be ahead of OSU, and on a neutral field the Bucks would be favored without question. 

Comment 06 Dec 2015

I would imagine that the line for this game will continue to rise, until late money comes in on the Irish to drop it back to around 7-8 by kickoff. ND had a solid season, but Kizer will have to come up against the best defense he will have ever seen and that should be enough for the Bucks. 

Comment 17 Sep 2015

Golladay is faster than he may look in clips. I watched the UNLV game on TV and attended last week's drubbing of Murray State in person, and while Golladay is no 4.3 he is plenty quick enough with his size. 

He he is the top threat, but Hare and especially Bouagnon can do some damage on the ground if given the chance. The Huskies throw it quite often and efficiently, but they can and will run it as well. 

Comment 16 Sep 2015

This is exactly what Carey should say. This is the best team he has seen other than FSU. What he does not ,mention is that NIU had the ball in FSU territory late in the third only down 7 before Jordan Lynch threw an interception and the Huskies defense wore down in the fourth. 

I am not saying this game will follow suit to that being in Ohio Stadium and all, but NIU has been the class of the MAC for years now and has beaten their share of B1G teams of late. I expect a battle for a decent portion of this game and for Drew Hare to have some pretty good overall stats passing and running. The size and depth of the Buckeyes should prevail of course, but this is not Eastern Michigan or Youngstown State visiting Columbus. 

I look forward to sitting in C Deck and watching some entertaining football on Saturday. 

Comment 14 Sep 2015

The Huskies have the ability to hang in there, at least for awhile. Drew Hare the qb can run a bit and throw it better than that. Joel Bouagnon at rb can bust one if given the opportunity. The biggest weapon will be Kelly Golladay at wr. He is big and fast, and any secondary will have a tough time with him if Hare is given enough time to get the ball out to him. Defensively is where the Huskies will struggle mightily to stay in the game. 

I am an NIU alum who is lucky enough to have access to OSU season tickets, and as such I have attended no fewer than 3-4 games for each team each season, including last week's NIU trouncing of Murray State. This is about 1000 steps up in class and while I would like to see my alma mater keep it respectable, I am not so sure how long that will occur. 

Comment 14 Sep 2015

The Huskies have the ability to hang in there, at least for awhile. Drew Hare the qb can run a bit and throw it better than that. Joel Bouagnon at rb can bust one if given the opportunity. The biggest weapon will be Kelly Golladay at wr. He is big and fast, and any secondary will have a tough time with him if Hare is given enough time to get the ball out to him. Defensively is where the Huskies will struggle mightily to stay in the game. 

I am an NIU alum who is lucky enough to have access to OSU season tickets, and as such I have attended no fewer than 3-4 games for each team each season, including last week's NIU trouncing of Murray State. This is about 1000 steps up in class and while I would like to see my alma mater keep it respectable, I am not so sure how long that will occur.