This made me sick because it's so spot on.
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT QBR MINNESOTA VS MICHIGAN
Mitch Leidner 16/33 317 9.6 1 0 78.5
This should be all the inspiration anyone needs.
This one was especially tough, this might be the most talented team ever at OSU coached by one of the top 3 head coaches in the country and they are not even going to win the conference. They should have mowed through this schedule.
I'm really hoping PSU can somehow beat Sparty, as much as I dislike michigan, the Cooper years are behind me, the team that I hate, the team that brings bile up is Sparty. I'm tired of handing them the B1G on a platter, to lose to Sparty is to be outcoached and that stings.
I remember that time well, thank God Fickell's defense got shelved and Urban hired Chris Ash. We need a offensive coordinator hire that has that same kind of impact and we are all set.
Apple is a beast? Apple needs to spend more time in the weight room, more time in the film room and more time on tackling fundamentals. I'm not hating on the kid but he is far from an NFL corner, the potential is there but he needs more coaching and experience. Conley is more NFL ready IMO.
I hope Urban can man up and admit that he didn't make the right decision promoting Ed Warriner. Ed is a fabulous offensive line coach but he is a coach that likes to coach from the sidelines and the offensive line has suffered without his full time coaching.Beck is only in the pressbox because Warriner needs to be able to coach the line. Much like Fickell/Withers was a disaster on defense, Meyer was lucky in that James Madison took Withers off our hands willingly and Fickell can always conveniently be called the co-defensive coordinator while Chris Ash calls the plays running his scheme. With Beck and Warriner someone is going to have to be demoted or fired. When Herman left I was really hoping Doug Meachum would be considered. Now I really, really wish Doug Meachum would be considered. Here is some info on Doug. Personally I have a feeling that Warriner/Beck will be back next year to everyone's chagrin. Meyer really has not done a good job this year from the get go.
They were too tired from playing the entire second half.
Meyer had a horrible year this season, he made way too many mistakes.
The only quarterback controversy was Urban thinking that he could bend the offense around Cardale, and with the running of Zeke and the strength of the defense, we would pick up where we left off after the playoffs, Barrett would be available for a change of pace if necessar,y and Cardale would go to the NFL and JT is sittin pretty with 2 years left. If you believe for 1 second that Jones beat out Barrett for the job feel free to come ride my pegasus. Like many decisions that Meyer made coming into this season, this was pretty much a disastrous decision and when it was painfully obvious to the whole world that Cardale was a round peg in a square hole, Meyer had to go back to JT. If Herman had never left, JT would have started and we would have mowed through the schedule like we were supposed to.Remember Meyer quipping early in the season about how the QB run is not a big part of our offense anymore? He really was trying to build our offense around Cardale.
17 points should allow us to beat MSU 10 times in a row,
It's amazing how far our offense has regressed. We came out last year and completely attacked this defense which was a much better defense than we faced today. As magical as last season was, this season has just been perplexing; from Urban's failed attempt to build an offense around Cardale, and the defense being leaky most of the season, to everything seeming to come together then laying a complete egg on Senior day. We have been lucky to have an amazing win streak and National Championship.. Hopefully this game was a much needed wake up and hopefully it will lead to some changes being made with our offensive coordinator position as it has clearly been our achilles heel all year. This can go one of 2 ways, we can lose to michigan and lose a bowl game and get murdered at Oklahoma next year or we can do what MSU did after their loss and come back fighting and not hamming it up on Mike and Mike and Colllege Gameday. It will be interesting to see what happens. Kudos to Sparty, they wanted it more. I hope we get our offense figured out, this was an amazing group of athletes that we never got to see play to their potential.