I sincerely feel for you. I had to go deeeeeep deeeeep Bama earlier this year, and I gotta tell you, YOU are the real MVP. I also have family in that state up north and I have to say, more recently, its worse being a Buckeye fan in $ec country than it is going tsun. I couldn't agree with you more.
Joe Flacco also said when you really listen to him he doesn't really make any sense, but everyone gets fired up because of his passion. Got a good chuckle out of that one.
yes, obviously that part of my comment was in jest.
Thanks for sharing this article. It is fun to always see the "other side" and how they break down your team. Their comparison of Vonn against Watkins and using it to talk about Cooper is perfect. I would like to think the Bama coaches take that approach too and disregard all the progress and growing up since that game a year ago. Im looking for Vonn to snag 2 Ints in this one, and one goes for a pick 6, busting the game wide open in favor of the good guys.
I agree in a less colorful manner, but your sentiment is not lost on me. Your conference doesn't make you a better or worse team. The product on the field is a result of recruiting and coaching, and as long as we are recruiting and coaching at a high level, it doesn't matter who we play. This conference fandom is ridiculous and boring. Look at how terrible the B1G is right now, and did it hurt us this year getting into the playoff? You don't need to be in the $ec to compete with the $ec. Urban does that in the recruiting trail and how he coaches his kids, and the product on the field right now is undeniable. I could care less if Iowa, Nebraska, ttun or any other schools win the majority of their games.
Are you kidding me? I've watched 6 Bama games this year. I live in $ec country, and I know how beatable they are. I wonder if you just buy hook line and sinker into the ESPIN narrative? I watched Clint Trickett put up 365 on this Bama D. Let me ask you, is our OL worse than WVUs, MSU's, Auburn or Mizzou's? I watched Dak Prescott put up 290, Nick Marshall 456, Maty Mauk 272 and he is a pile of trash at the qb position.
Am I confident in Ohio State? Urban Meyer? Ed Warinner? Absolutely. You have to be kidding me with this "i hope we can just make a game of it" line of thinking.
Oakland, Miami, and most likely Chicago will be having vacancies this off season. He's probably pulling a Les Miles and just seeing how much they offer him so he can walk into one of those cities getting paid as much or more.
And in all reality, the longer this plays out? Some say its a better indication for ttun, but I gotta think its a better indication for the shield. They have a whopping 6 recruits in tow right now. Even at this point, it would extremely tough for him to get half of a class in the next 6 weeks.
Simply talking positional counterparts here. EZE showed up Gordon by going 220yds and 2tds. Devin is going to show up Cooper in this game.
Just like #15 for the Buckeyes stole the show when we faced the nation's #1RB...#9 for the Buckeyes is going to steal the show down in the Big Easy. Go Bucks!!!
With the coaching openings coming up in the NFL this off season I would be surprised if he didn't take another job in the shield.
Statistically one of the best college qbs of all time and he did do this at one point in his pro life. And not really defending him, but you shouldn't judge a coach by his playing career. Otherwise Urban being drafted by the Braves instead of the NFL maybe an indicator of his playing prowess. And in no way do I think Tebow will ever coach at TOSU.
Yep. Those who can't do teach!
Oh absolutely. And to give some continuity to the progress of the DL heading into next year while mentoring some of these younger guys coming in. There is huge potential IF he stays; which I sincerely hope he does. Hoping ALL of our juniors stay this off season to keep building the dynasty!!
Think this applies.
Reminds me of a bit by Sebastian Maniscalco talking about why people think their kids are so good these days. Back when he was a kid playing basketball his dad came out of the stands and yanked him out of the game and told him to go to the truck because he sucked, but only after apologizing to his coach. About fell out of my chair laughing so hard.
I guess maybe the life lesson the girl will learn when she is an adult, and the company she works for has a rough year and she is passed over for a bonus she will run out of the meeting with her manager crying and have her mother come in and say they didn't do a great job of consoling her and expect to get that bonus anyway. Good parenting. Good job. Good effort.
Excellent write up and analogy. Thank you for the thorough explanation and analysis!
Ah, remember in September when an "NFL personnel exec" said we had no NFL talent on our DL? Those were the days...
Hopefully he's talking about his degree, otherwise his other "business" will be very unfulfilling.
I volunteer Indiana/Illinois/Purdue (any combo of those two) for the big 12. Not only will that help the B1G not be so watered down...but also give the big 12 a championship game so they don't have to be a bunch of cry babies come playoff committee decision time.
Immediate hire is needed here.
I don't think there is any scenario in which it would be OK losing after beating Bama. Losing to FSU would be about the most insufferable thing I could imagine after beating a team like Bama in which I could only assume we didn't show up to play. Oregon, I would also not be OK losing to. If we beat Bama, we should without a doubt win it all.