Last year CJ had a helluva leg, not sure what happened...
This might not be the perfect highlight, but it's the right play call against a bear blitz
How does Saban beat a blitz? With a delayed pass after the O Line implodes and 7 defenders are in the backfield *behind the receiver*. This is one of his all time favorite plays. Ex:
Apologies to all for showing Bama and LSU, but since our O Line was imploding on its own every play I was calling for this one in the 2nd half... we saw a similar-ish slow sweep / wheel to Dontre but the pass was too high. Why we didn't try it again is beyond me, because Dontre would still be running if the pass had some touch.
That's a shame, but true. Perhaps I'm naive, but I'd like to think not every single OOC game is not about media exposure, recruiting and money. USC and Texas came to Columbus within the last decade, neither motivated by the need to poach Ohio talent. (Each currently has 1 player from Ohio on their roster FWIW.) I suppose I'll just shut my mouth and wish Wisky good luck in their Texas recruit campaign, but it's disappointing that LSU and Bama either weren't asked to or won't consider heading to Madison. If I were a Badger fan, I would be clamoring for reciprocation instead of getting shoddy home games.
True, there's no doubt they hate us. It's going to take some consecutive PAC crushing Rose Bowl wins (?), and probably multiple seasons of .500+ winning against relevant OOC competition, and some playoff wins before anybody suggests that the B1G is worthy and for the ESPN train to have to pause before slamming the B1G week in and week out.
After 2 games I would say this year's defense looks a lot better than the last several years.
Sadly I agree. 0 for 4 in primetime the first 2 weeks leaves little room for debate. There was a perfectly good opportunity to beat an SEC West team, Oregon, an upcoming ACC team and ND. 0 wins.
My one problem with these games is that 3 of them were road games (let's be honest... LSU in Houston?). Will LSU ever agree to play Wisky in Chicago? Hell no. Wisconsin's season opener next year? Bama in Texas. I hate that the B1G has some inferiority complex and (IMO) rarely gets teams to come play in their house. I'm happy to see Oregon going to MSU next year. Sparty needs to get that one.
I always get scared when I see a game start with a Ginn...
Next fall just might be incredible.... but don't shortchange this one after Navy just yet.
Agreed. I think the fundamentals have improved drastically from 9/1/13, but there were still a LOT of yards after contact / whiff to be cleaned up.
I believe Gary got a little misty for Carmen and the Navy song / respect at the end.
Undefeated would be astonishing for Bama in my opinion. I see them losing 3+
I lived in Austin during the Texas series. My girlfriend was in grad school there. My parents got the tickets for the game in Columbus but I went with her to the game in Austin. It was a bit strange because we had UT season tickets and I always rooted for the Horns cordially except for that game. It was really great to see us get the win on the road.
As an aside, I'm really excited to see a solid OOC home & home series like this one again. Cal and Miami were nice but this one seems a bit more interesting. Having Oregon, Oklahoma and Texas in the coming years is a step in the right direction. I would love to see a series with Georgia, Clemson, Stanford, and that caliber continuing into the future.
Gary Anderson has won the Twit of the Year competition and we're not even into September yet.
I personally don't think Bama won today... WVU found a way to lose. Seriously, with the red zone int / failures on 1st and goal, dropped passes, etc. they left 14-17 pts on the field in my opinion. I would not drop us in the polls but I won't be surprised if they move down a couple spots. I would drop FSU and Bama from 1,2. Nobody played lights out today but even against weaker opponents I think Oregon and Oklahoma are more deserving of 1,2. Sparty Georgia and TAMU should be considered for top 5 as well.
We will see how the ACC does during Bowl Season, but very top heavy and mediocre outside of the top two.
I don't disagree at all about that with respect to the ACC, but I would say the same is true for almost all conferences.
I don't think we've played lines as good as LSUs or Bamas, but yeah, if I were Urban I would be seriously drooling over playing those Ds. Our O-Line would hold well and we would put up SEC-esque stats on those guys.
If Bama plays like they did in the first half last night against Auburn or especially FSU, good night Saban.
Gary could not be more relieved. He couldn't stand the thought of witnessing the precious get knocked off the podium.
In other news Wyoming is beating Fresno St. Just goes to show how hard it is to go undefeated?
Way to screw up incredible field position.
Beautifully executed?!?!?! It was an incomplete pass, overthrown by 5 yards.
Why is LSU not passing on every play? Use it til they stop it. A better passing team will pick apart this Bama secondary to death.
This is approaching unlistenable. If I were LSU, Tennessee, et. fans I would hate CBS like I hate ESPN.
This game is a long way from over, but seriously Bama's offense is horribly flat, and their D isn't stopping LSU at all. I feel like LSU is about to open up a can in the 4th.