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Comment 23 hours ago

The B1G title game was played in a dome.  That controlled the elements and let our players make plays.  We are a fast team who out in the elements can't let all the speed show sometimes.  Minny/MSU/Michigan were all cold days with winds etc.

The Sugar is in a dome

I think that makes a difference

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Being in the chase for a Natty is just impossibly a fun ride.  

We all think the future is bright, but no one knows what 2015 on could hold.  Let's go out there and win the thing now.  You never know when the next chance may come.  We all thought Pryor would get us a title in his time here, and that ended in an absolute disaster.  Time to get it done.  The Chase is not over 

Comment 15 Dec 2014

The best thing I can recommend, as of now, is to stay in Biloxi MS for the night before.  It is only a 90 minute drive from N.O. All the hotels in NO are obscenely expensive.  Biloxi is cheap and I know a lot of Bama fans are doing that to avoid the NO expenses.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

I only see a couple of weaknesses left in Bosa's game:

1.  He has been known to be caught in overpursuit in his hopes of getting to the QB on every play, letting RBs etc just run right by him

2.  He is turning into the Shugarts of the D a little bit, having an offsides penalty in basically every game down the stretch

Comment 11 Dec 2014

That has been Bama's MO as a team for a long time.  Bring unusual blitz schemes.  If they don't bring pressure I feel certain Jones will eat them alive.  OSU's athletes against Bama's LBers has to scare the living crap out of Saban and Smart

Comment 08 Dec 2014

Our non conference schedule was like 46th.  Don't need it to be any higher than that honestly 

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I think Bama is much more like MSU from this year on steroids.  

Cooper/Lippett, Yeldon/Henry/Langord and Sims/Cook.  I think Cook is as good as Sims

Basically, we need to play better than we did against MSU this year.  We can do that in a dome with no wind/rain/cold etc

Comment 08 Dec 2014


I'm trying to be as homeristic as possible, but I can't buy that QB or RB are a tie.  Sims has more game experience so if you're just talking physically I guess I can buy it. RB, they have horses much like OSU, but their 1/2 punch IMO is a bit better than ours.  

LBer I'm giving to Bama.

DL I'm giving to OSU

S I'm giving to Bama

I'll give 4 units to Bama (QB (slight) /RB (slight) /LB (moderate) /S (moderate) ).    OSU I give (CB (moderate) , DL  (moderate) ) as positional units and a huge advantage in STs

Coaches tie for me of course.  

Intangibles I'm giving to OSU.  This team had their best performance last, and is clicking as a total team. They are hungry as hell to show the world.  They can look at Wisky and say 1. We can stop anyones running game and 2. We are good enough to beat anyone

Take that, let Meyer rip into them about how good Bama is, and you have the recipe

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I'm still shocked about what Coombs said in the offseason about the Secondary not meeting together all the time.  I mean if your safeties and CBs aren't on the same page, there is no way the back 7 can be anywhere near on the same page, no matter how good the individual unit coaching is.  You can have great Safety play that looks awful if LBers and CBs aren't buying in and vice versa

This D unit has shown inklings throughout the year.  Early on a few teams beat us deep, later a few teams were popping a huge run here and there.  Michigan gave this team some worries, but I give Gardner a lot of props for how he always plays against OSU. 

However, it was only happening 1 or 2 times a game, inflating stats and such.  Indiana and Minny's RBs respectively had a couple pops each where the D's overall performance took huge hits.  I enjoyed the way the D was gang tackling,  Even when a guy would miss a tackle against Gordon, 2 or 3 would be in the area to make Gordon dance a bit

Comment 08 Dec 2014

I actually feel great about the matchups.

We will matchup Grant against Cooper.  Cooper is the best WR in the country, but Grant is no scrub

Our DL can play with anyone, and if they rotate like they did against Wisky look out, they will be fresh late. 

You have to be able to exploit Bama's LBers and OSU can do just that.  Our TEs can exploit them, and when we get Marshall/Wilson into space against a backer...look out.

Bama's CBs have had problems against the deep ball?  Hello Smith

This team is nowhere near ready today, but they have 3 weeks to figure out weaknesses and find new strengths.

Comment 01 Dec 2014

I think most everyone would agree that this year in CFB has no dominant teams, and with JT I think we all agree we could play with anyone.  Why the hell not us though?  Bama gave up 630 yards and 44 points (can you imagine the #firefickell threads if that happened since they are happening when we only gave up 28 (really 21) points to a highly motivated Michigan team), FSU has been above average all year, and Oregon has always run up the score until someone punches the team in the mouth.

I don't feel as confident as I did going into the weekend of course, but I feel like 15 practices could do wonders to figure out a gameplan/attack any teams weaknesses.  Meyer is great at playing the underdog role as we know

Comment 01 Dec 2014

I would love for this defensive staff to have another year together.  

We can say this coach or this coach, but we have the players now, and those players have made some mistakes in games.  I mean Vonn Bell looked lost on Michigan's first TD, but had an excellent game otherwise.  If Bosa isn't offsides by about half a step, the much hated (for whatever reason) Curtis Grant recovers a huge fumble.  

We are not a great rush D, that is absolutely true.  But we play the pass so much better this year that you had to know there was going to be a loss somewhere else.  I don't know how quickly you can fix problems on a D, but I feel like sealing edges is easier than other issues, and that seems to be the problem so far this year.  A few runs up the middle, but it seems we get sealed inside too often and don't get out to the edges

Also, it seems that when Bennett lays into the D, they play much better.  Maybe Bennett should just do it a lot earlier?

Comment 30 Nov 2014

I don't know why, but i think you people don't see the improvement.  We are a top 20 unit in advanced metrics. We make some of the best second half adjustments I've ever seen on D.  

The problem seems to be no one wants to admit that other teams have good players.  Are we an amazing D? No but going into the year if I told you how good we'd be most would take it.  The running games in the B1G are seriously talented but don't let facts stop your hatred for Fickell

Edit: Oh and we are doing this without perhaps our most talented D-lineman, and his backup who transferred....but we don't like facts here

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Aside from 2002, my freshman year, I went to Ann Arbor in 2007 for The Game.  Second half starts and my friend is still in the pisser.  About a minute in Beanie gets the ball and just smokes like 4 Wolverinies on his way to the house, for the last score of the game to put OSU up 14-3.  I also remember from that game all the guys so happy to be going to the Rose Bowl, dancing around with roses in their mouths.  Little did anyone know, this team was not Rose Bowl bound, as every team in front of them would lose once more, causing them to be catapulted into the NCG

Comment 23 Nov 2014

Agreed for sure

Can't excuse the bad angles but we just need to get better.  It isn't like IU was running for 7 yards a pop inside.  If we can learn to seal the edges better we can be good on run D