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Comment 16 Oct 2016

I agree that this is a must win for the following reasons:

  1. They are in our division 
  2. A lost to a bad team basically puts us out of the Playoffs. 
  3. ttun could conceivable lose to Indiana and we could lose to ttun, but we would own the tiebreaker. 
Comment 12 Oct 2016

A few things:

Noah Brown is not the fastest WR- we all know that. So Noah has to learn to be precise with his routes and be physical to gain separation. Noah is a threat in the red-zone so hopefully the coaches use him in a way that he can dominate

Our defense is simple and I agree UM has a more complex defense. A more complex defense doesn't mean a more dominate or successful defense and a simple defense doesn't mean that an Offense can put up easy yards and touchdowns. For example, it's been well documented that the Seattle Seahawks have a very simple defense. Here is a quote from the Eagles OC Shurmur from last 2014

Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was asked earlier this week whether the Seahawks did anything to surprise his team.

"They did less on defense than we expected," Shurmur said. "They played single-safety middle like we expected. They played a combination of man and zone, and on third down it was very similar until we got in third-and-long and you saw split safeties. They did less on defense than what we had planned for."

The Eagles called 25 pass plays last week. And on 22 of them, the Seahawks essentially used one of two coverages: Cover 1 or Cover 3.

For the fans that were "complaining" that we have a "basic defense" are fans that probably don't know the details of how football works. It's more important to be disciplined and sound and know your assignment. Simple defense= playing faster, smarter and efficient. How can you not want that type of defense??

Ohio State has "proven" that their basic defense works. Do you know who else has "proven" it works? USC from the Pete Carroll days.

Comment 08 Oct 2016

JT is not above reproach. 

The wind seems to only impact our passing game

Urban wants balance as well. I'm positive that Urban is concerned about a lack of balance 

we beat a decent team, they aren't solid. 

Today the offense took a step back. Not sure how you can think otherwise

Comment 20 Sep 2016

I think Peppers is a very good athlete. Any person that can play linebacker, safety, CB, kick returner and a flanker has some serious talent.

I may not like who he plays for, but I am not going to deny his talent level.

Having said that...being a great athlete doesn't equate to being a master of a specific trade. I think he is average to decent at all of the above positions and not all Big 10 or an All American at one specific position. It's cool that he can play at these positions, but he isn't
"great" at just one.

I think he has some young Shazier in him. Way too aggressive and relies on talent and not technique. Against a well coached team like a TOSU, Alabama, Stanford where technique trumps talent, he will get exposed. I would put him next to Hooker as a starter because I'm not "sold" on Webb yet.

Comment 09 Sep 2016

This happens every time some Ohio recruit commits to MSU. Some how it will impact us down the road.

It doesn't matter at the end of the day because we have to beat who is in front of us- regardless of where they came from.

Comment 08 Sep 2016

That UCF vs *ichigan is an interesting game. UM is favored by 38 I think, but UCF returned a lot of starters. I don't think they are as bad as their record last year. Frost will have them ready and I wouldn't be shocked that it's a close game.

Comment 03 Sep 2016

Alabama doesn't look like the #1 team. If they played a team with any offensive identity and a quality defense, they would be getting embarrassed