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Comment 14 Jan 2015

"Misconception and trickery"  Its a hell of gambit and they do it very well.  They recognize they can't play based on fundamentals, so they don't try.  Its exciting to watch when it works, but its hardly robust so when they face a power team, based on fundamental football - LIKE THE BUCKEYES - it collapses in spectacular fashion.

Since their defeat at the hands of Tress, they've made a great effort to get bigger on both sides of the line.  They did a better job of being stubborn on the run than I thought, at least at the start, but its not just size they are still a D that needs a lead. Put them down 14, or 17 if their QB is really special, give them bad field position, take plenty of time and watch them burn!

Comment 14 Jan 2015

I tried to make this point over at Addicted to Quack before the game, but they would not hear it.  It became false equivocation.  They felt we were the same team as them as far as speed and set.  My point was always the Buckeyes did not get any smaller, and still play up the gut big ten ball, but somehow Urban made them fast as hell.  He did not give up any of power when retooling the team.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

I think this Oregon team is better than people give them credit for.  Still I think the Bucks will win, and exploit the weaknesses we all see.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Not only would I'd take the starting back at Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota over any of the backs in the Pac 12 this year, but I live on the west coast too!

Comment 09 Jan 2015

As a Big Ten bigot, I don't think we'll see the same rotation between those three backs you mention they way Oregon has done until now.  I think they are going to find one who works through trial and error.  Maybe I'll be proven wrong on Monday, but depth at running back from the Pac 12 is not something that ever concerns me outside of USC.  

Comment 08 Jan 2015

I've made this comment before in different ways but let me say it again:

If Oregon is still defending the run in the 4th quarter, their D will be broken; it will be totally new ground for them as unit. Maybe Mariotta is enough to compensate for this, maybe not. Thats their gambit.