@cantguardmike is gonna say something similar to "move bitch get out the way" (but whatever the cool kids are actually saying these days, obviously) and stomp on their grave in the end zone. If I may make a request, I'd like to see Dale throw an 80 yarder to Braxton off his back foot to just tell the punchbowl turds in blue to STFU one last time.
Believe it was Todd Blackledge a few games back that said Beck still didn't know all of our terminology and was just starting to feel comfortable with the offense
What?! I guess I didn't hear that. That's the most glaring example that the guy in the driver's seat doesn't have a clue how to get the Ferrari into 4th gear. Let's hope he doesn't have to beyond 6 weeks from now.
I'm not saying this would be a solid strategy, but would anyone blame JT for prepping the O Line on Thursday for a lot of audibles away from the obvious garbage Beck calls, if that's what we get another dose of on Saturday?
This game plan is deserving of the damning Dr Saturday article that vehemently declared death to Tressel's horrific offensive schemes, which, ironically won the day last night. Took me a little while to find it -
I remember reading this in disbelief that someone with an apparent unbiased viewpoint would so strongly call out a coaching staff and basically say, "I can't believe how terrible you are at your job."
:looks at Tim Beck
It's the Citrus for you, good sir, against Florida!
After losing a game to Walrusball leading to UFM likely getting called to play the Gators in their back yard, I have died of irony.
to hell with sparty
Seriously. How the hell does a team lead for literally 0 seconds of game clock against their primary rivals... and win both games.
That's a tough call. WP/Mary Jane is my go to from Boulder. You can't beat the trees and bumps. For a longer trip, wherever the snow is deepest. I take a weekend trip to Steamboat every year; love skiing the aspens. Crested Butte has amazing terrain, and Silverton is by far the most epic when you hit it right. Honestly though, the only one I wouldn't strongly root for is Ski Cooper outside Leadville - it's a nice locals place but just too small and flat to be viable from here.
I personally recommend something outside. For me it's skiing, given the time of year. I also have hiking, trail running, climbing, cycling, whatever else outside as a backup, but skiing fixes everything for me. Mountains never let me down and always right my head. Find your skiing.
Call me crazy, as this would be an extreme rabbit out of the hat if it worked, but what about Joe Craddock, OC for SMU? He has southern ties, a history with the state of SC (Clemson), TX and AL and could be doing a lot more with better talent.
Stats would disagree if you go by 1st quarter points output. Last year we were 4th in the nation... this year 98th. 10 teams in the B1G average more 1st quarter points than us this year. No team in all of FBS dropped like we have this year, from averaging 12.1 pts/ 1st qtr last year to 4.7 this year. Only Georgia comes remotely close to that drop off.
We really drain the play clock.
Fact. An embarrassing portion of our timeouts this season have been to prevent delay of game penalties
Sigh, what does that say about us then... Based on this logic I guess I'm glad we won't get called on to play Iowa. I think they're motivated enough to trounce both.
The defense, for their mistakes, held MSU to 17 points
Not to mention gift wrapped 7 for the offense. Despite several very costly penalties, the D did their job only asking for 2 scores out of the offense to get the W
Can't win games on talent alone.
Amen. Last year's Kentucky bball team also comes to mind. I have never seen a deeper and more talented bball team. They drank all the kool aid, got outcoached, and lost too.
I disagree. Well, I agree that the athletes underperformed yesterday (and all season), but not necessarily that it is their fault for doing so. I'm sorry for basically double posting a portion of this but it's nearly the same question as here. Their coaches didn't prepare them because they were on a book tour, or trying to figure out how to play calls and build offensive game plans rather than being focused on coaching QBs or OLs. The coaches apparently spent more time building Drive A to feature Superstar X, Drive B to feature Superstar Y, etc. instead of exploiting an opponent's weakness to get the team the win. The players were average because the coaches allowed them to be. At the end of the day, they're kids, and if the coaches are complacent and content, tell them they're good enough and ready to go, etc. most kids are probably going to accept that, take the praise and believe they're ready to play.
Yes, they were unprepared, but because the coaches allowed it. Up until now average had been good enough. This season's staff isn't growing, watering, nurturing and harvesting greatness. They're not weeding average. That hasn't happened all season long. It has been apparent in the inability to improve week after week, to pick a QB, to keep the athletes focused, and to prevent them from accepting average. "Why be average?" Average became acceptable this season.
Well last night seemed to borrow heavily from an old Taylor Martinez shitshow Nebraska playbook if you ask me
No need to cry and complain about the play-calling. No need to bitch about the coaching. No need to question book tours or Taylor Swift and Ronda Rousey.
I'm sorry but I disagree strongly. They did lose because of the distractions of a book tour. They did lose because of the distractions of the NFL draft. Instead of preparing well and accounting for being undersized or outmatched physically (if that is in fact true) they were focused on millions of dollars, the nerves and emotions from playing a final game at home, the pressure of repeating, national attention, etc. Their coaches allowed them to be distracted and were distracted themselves. It is understandable for kids to get distracted but it's the coaches responsibility to fix that, to focus, and create opportunities for success despite being physically outmatched or whatever the obstacle.
This season's staff isn't growing, watering, nurturing and harvesting greatness. They're not weeding average. That hasn't happened all season long. It has been apparent in the inability to improve week after week, to pick a QB, to keep the athletes focused, and to prevent them from accepting average. "Why be average?" Average became acceptable this season.
Zeke said he didn't think Sparty was the better team. One of the only other times I have heard that is when Matt Lienhart said that after losing to Texas. Sounds real butthurt and sore loserish to me.
Time for Urban to earn his paycheck and lead
Note the difference in response to coaching (JT compared to Zeke):
Beck was hired because he had Ohio roots, he knew Warinner and he could ostensibly recruit Texas.
His QB "development" at Nebraska has played out in front of our eyes again in Columbus. I agree this loss not entirely his responsibility, but I agree completely he needs to be shown out.
Meyer always says a QB is a product of those around him, and I believe the same applies to a HC being a product of his ACs. This HC looks bad when companied with Beck as an AC.
Beck seems only interested in running the QB.
While I wouldn't say this is entirely true, it does seem like he has been shimming the Taylor Martinez playbook into this offense all season long. If that is true, however, it's a shame he didn't just start Braxton from the start
Pride comes before the fall, then catharsis sets in shortly after. At least it wasn't Bama murderball in a rematch.