It will probably be bitterly disappointing.
If that were my sort of thing, I would put a lot of my money on that very same thing. Ohio State is going to wreck people (again) next year.
In the eternal words of Dr. Pervical Cox. Set to the bells a clock makes when it strikes 12.
No to a 2 QB system. Ohio State does not have a quarterback on its roster that would warrant taking the ball out of JT's hands during meaningful times in a game. Everyone is ga ga over the guys coming in and some on the roster (who haven't thrown a meaningful pass to date) but the Buckeyes go into next year wielding the most important weapon in college football-an experienced QB. Don't mess with a good thing.
Jabril Peppers had as many interceptions in his career as Malik Hooker had touchdown returns called back.
Somewhere in the 3-7 range. Not a ton of losses but the losses are pretty key. Returning starters at WR, QB, and RB will go a long way. OL is virtually intact, DL is solid, LB lost a big one as did the secondary but all in all I like this team next year.
I came here today thinking "I'll check if Curtis has declared yet, surely the dudes at 11W will know. I was expecting this but every day I didn't hear it I got a little more hopeful. Oh well! Go get yours Curtis. THANK YOU for everything.
Any talk of this team being an 8-4 squad is foolishness. This roster will compete for the playoffs again and WHEN Barrett returns to 2014 form, not only will OSU be a Juggernaut, he is going to win the Heisman trophy.
This is a good thing. Welcome back JT. Go get em.
Go get paid Mr. Conley. Best of luck to you!
Not a great portrayal here. I don't doubt the guys coaching prowess and I'm sure his arrival (if it happens) will be lauded because Buckeye fans hate seeing their team lose. I'm on the side that wants to win but doesn't want the old, hardassed 'are you hurt or injured' approach. There is too much information out there now about the dangers football presents and I want nothing to do with the out dated approach Wilson allegedly takes towards the game.
Hard pass on Kevin Wilson. Bad football games make for strange bed fellows but the stuff about him at Indiana and the attitudes he had towards injuries aren't something I'm crazy about being associated with Ohio State.
Man that Urban Meyer sure runs a renegade program. His team is always running their mouths!
I've been back and forth about this game, and I still feel that the winner of THIS game is your national champ. (Too much 06 Buckeyes in this Bama squad). With that said, I think it will be a really, really good one but JT is going to wreck these guys. He isn't perfect but the man just has a way about him.
There were flashes man where he sure looked the part. I'm still partial to Maurice myself but the sample size was just so small.
well for starters, 6'2 230 and 6'3 240 are two different numbers. One of those was Jim Brown. One of those is Eddie George. Eddie was also a better athlete because he received better training-therefore he is quicker, faster, has better endurance, and is less susceptible to injury. That's not Browns fault but it is the exact advantage that makes it literally impossible to compare players across eras....which has been basically my point the entire time.
What part of the word "EXACT" don't you understand?
Khalil Mack had 32 sacks in a simulated season in my Madden Franchise. It was the 2017 season. Sooo hide yo QB's next year.
For a fanbase that loves to boast about its superiority they sure lose a hell of a lot to their rival and if it wasn't for games that predated the sinking of the Titanic, the series would be even more lopsided than its been. Buy hey, OSU spotted them 13 wins so they still 'own' the rivalry. See, this is why I wanted good Michigan. I was nearly tarred and feathered for celebrating the Harbaugh hire because I knew (as did most anyone with a pulse) that he'd get Michigan to prominence, and quickly. Now, when Ohio State beats them they aren't beating a group of guys coached by something called a "RichRod". They are beating a pretty damned good football team. You know what's better than beating a team who has no chance of beating you? Beating a team that thinks they should actually win. You know what's better than that? Nothing. The pain Michigan fans feel over this year's game is EXACTLY the sports high I have been chasing. When their arrogance has the slightest bit of foundation to it, the eventual Ohio State win is that much sweeter. And if you look at Ohio State's roster-its only going to get worse for Michigan.
It just really has to hurt doesn't it? The absolute best chance you had to beat Ohio State and Meyer and you gave it away. Were there calls that didn't go your way? Yep. But much like the PI call against the Hurricanes*, several calls against OSU were missed. Curtis Samuel's escape act and JT's subsequent first down (and it was) are not needed if Michigan gets called for JT getting taken down by his face mask on second down. Has that been mentioned once in all of the complaining?
Side Bar-allow me to explain, Michigan fans. See Ohio State was in a national title game....shoot...allow me to explain Michigan fans. A national title game is a contest between the top 2 teams in the country and the winner of said game is crowned the 'National Champion'. Anyway, that game boiled down to 1 call that everyone remembers but doesn't remember the ton that were missed. Sound familiar?
So let's have some fun here.
1) My claim is hyperbole. But yours is that Hop Cassady-a guy who played 70 freaking years ago compares favorably to the player that put up historic numbers (when healthy). That is what? Of course McCaffery is 2 inches taller, 17 pounds heavier, and worlds faster. We have no way of knowing how today's technology would affect yesterday's players.
2) Eddie George was bigger, stronger, and faster than Jim Brown. With that said, it does get back to my original point in that football is impossible to compare across eras because if we look at it in a vacuum and the ONLY thing that changes is 1995 Eddie (as he was built then) playing in Brown's era would be criminal. He would have been the fastest and biggest guy on the field. There weren't linemen that were that big, so who, pray tell, would have stopped Eddie from scoring on every play? I'd say the same about Maurice Clarrett, Zeke, or Mike Webber. With that said, its impossible to know what Jim Brown in today's game could do because we can't extrapolate the non-measurable things (improvements to training, fields, nutrition, medicine, etc) to Brown and extrapolate that to Eddie's game-where everyone was bigger and faster than everyone JB played against. I'm comfortable making the jump that Brown, given the luxuries Eddie had access too would have been great also.
Regarding the person who said I've never seen players of old. That's also a fine assumption but its false. Grant it, I'm 33 so my football life is shorter than some but I'm approaching this logically. Today's athletes are better athletes for a lot of reasons. What we can measure-past players size and speed-is easier to analyze than what we can't-effects of today's advances on yesterday's players.
Finally, yes, running backs are getting shorter. They are also getting heavier and faster. So your point there is what?
"Jim Brown" and "Earl Campbell" are weird ways of spelling "Walter Payton"
Ah yes the "Basketball was more physical and today's players couldn't hack it" fallacy rears its ugly head and its even bleeding into football.
1) From 1980-1999, the Lakers, Rockets, Bulls, Celtics, Sixers, and Spurs won 18 of the 20 possible titles. NONE of those teams were 'rugged' or played the way the team that won the other 2 titles (Pistons) did. For an era 'dominated' by physical play, it was controlled by those that weren't. LeBron, KG, Westbrook, Curry, Cousins, etc would dominate the era just like they dominate theirs because they are transcendent players.
2) Football is utterly impossible to compare eras. If 1995 Eddie George played in Archie's era, he would run for 4000 yards a year. Eddie ran larger than most of Archie's linemen and would have been the fastest guy on the field to boot. As such, 1942 Hop Cassady would die on his first carry in today's game. Its impossible and a fools errand to compare football.
In short, new is better because old is dumb.
I've been calling him "Sean Effing Taylor" all year given that he's a little bit better than Reed and hits a little better but if Schiano says it, its good enough for me.
Malik Hooker is really good guys. Like REALLY good.
But Howard is a Bear....
THIS IS HARD!!!!