Eastern teams traveling to the west coast usually account for something like a +7 or so. Still a bit high IMO. I would've guessed a -9.5 or -10.5 opening line for Oregon. Still don't know much about either team, we know they'll both be good, but the "how good?" hasn't been answered by playing South Dakota and Jacksonville State. I still like Oregon in this game and am picking them in my CFB Pick'em contest. Mariota is the real deal.
I said Lee reminded me of Shazier a little bit during the game. He was a missile all over the field coming in and helping tackle on pretty much every play. He's got a nice combination of speed, size, and intensity. As long as he continues to learn to not to over-pursue and get beat when being too aggressive, I think we could have the next great OSU linebacker on our hands.
I would guess Herbie and Fowler. It's the only big game on ESPN networks that night. Oregon MSU is on Fox.
Love it. Do it justice, Jeff.
Cool idea. I'm digging their new helmet. Love the matte finish.
This is such a great comment. You deserves more than a few upvotes.
Ay yo listen here Navy, come at the king, you best not miss.
This is one of the better Navy teams in recent memory. That option attack can be a hassle that could easily make a better team slip up.
With that said, I just can't see it staying close for 4 quarters. Our running backs are bigger than most Navy LBers. Joey Bosa has 2 inches and 5-10 lbs on just about the entire OL for Navy. Let alone the depth difference.
His point is completely valid. But a money making sign is nowhere near as offensive as a poke at someone's sexuality. Trash talking is usually lighter in tone (a mom or sister joke is light IMO, it's just to get in their head), an "attack" on sexuality, race, etc is a step too far.
If it happens in a game and caught on camera, the media will destroy the offender. LGBT rights groups will bury the player and the player will eventually have to make a public apology. Not siding one way or another, it's just the way the media/social issues work in this age.
Does anyone remember the Charlie Villanueva and Kevin Garnett backlash after KG made a cancer remark to CV during a game? That got quite a bit of media play.
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What a terrible post, on many levels.
Corey Smith does cool things with the ball in his hand. Kid was untouchable in high school and I think some of that can translate in his (likely) two seasons at OSU.
Mariota is an awesome player, he played on a partially torn MCL in that poor game of his. I like Braxton a lot, but Mariota is the better all around QB and future pro.
I believe you can pay an extra fee and "unlock" student tickets so they become usable by anyone, without an ID. Maybe someone can confirm, it was on this website that I had heard about it, but this was a couple years ago.
Ole Miss is most definitely not mediocre. Return a lot of starters and key players. Veteran QB. Laquon Treadwell. Some all-American caliber defenders. Are they going to win the SEC? No, but they are still a solid team that should continue to improve with experience. I was very impressed with how Freeze has turned the program around from where they were a few seasons ago.
I'm glad this game is in Columbus. VT is always dangerous, although inconsistent at times. Their defense was pretty solid last year, front line especially. They held the Alabama offense to 14 points (punt return, kick return, INT return). Should be a good early test for the Buckeyes.
Then again, this is the same VT that lost to Boston College and Maryland.
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This is one of my favorites, and I love the name too.
Didn't think I would see this reference when I opened this post.
Based on the accusations I hear about SEC schools and their shady behavior from OSU posters here and elsewhere, yes, I'm sure there are those who think differently.
Fat Head's Headhunter is fantastic. As is Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster. Double IPAs are the best.
You can't boil the water and make it safe either, it actually makes it worse.