Still struggling to wrap my mind around Palmer's last quote of the night, "Jameis Winston is the best big game quarterback I've ever seen."
So fantastic...thanks for sharing! This was one of my favorites:
One poster: Does this increase our chances of beating them ?
A follow-up poster: Absolutely! .001 to .002. We are coming for you Buckeyes! We will have the greatest week of practice ever that week just you wait and see.
Learned cynicism at its finest!
One more reason for Fox Sports One and other sports networks to exist in this world. It's time ESPN's monopolistic reign ends.
Birm, does this mean the staff is no longer holding a spot for Sweat (ie. not anticipating he will commit to OSU, so they're moving on)?
Could not have said it any better. Lots of football left to be played. If this weekend proves anything, it's don't assume anything! Let's play each game for what it is and let the chips fall where they may. Awards and accolades are given after the games are done. Let's just enjoy the games until then. Go Bucks!!
Sweet! So you're saying there's a chance!!!
Now if only we can get the Defense to look that intimidating!
Birm, I know it's super early in his process, but does Slade like us? Any chance he would make a visit with Matt Burrell?
Perfectly said. This is exactly why you do with threats when they happen and don't wait for someone else to deal with it. Many bad events in history may have been able to be prevented with similar thinking.
Having just watched that replay, that looks more like an ankle injury than a concussion. To M Man's point, if not a concussion, Hoke's true "nail in the coffin" offense was not being able articulate the concussion protocol post game and not demonstrating a sense of control of the program.
Those comments are all one needs to reinforce the notion that Brady Hoke is not in control of the program any longer. He's letting the players run the team and it is backfiring in his face. It's time they find a real coach and get back to being competitive.
Well said, and probably all that needs to be said about Hoke in this situation. I doubt he intentionally and knowingly sent a concussed Morris back in. I just think he's not very sharp / dumb / dense and out of touch as his comments and unwillingness to wear a headset consistently proves. Time for their program to move on and find a top 5 talent to hire in a coach so the rivalry and tradition can be restored.
Going up against one of the best passing teams they'll face all year in just the 4th game, it worries me.
True, but isn't that what we want as a premier team--to take everyone's best shot and face the best competition? Look at South Carolina for instance. They had to start the season with Texas A&M and their ridiculous passing attack and just 2 weeks later turn around and play Georgia with their impressive stable of running backs. I sympathize with your comment, but I think if we want to be great, we need to face great teams or components of teams on a regular basis if we want to be champs in the end.
I thought the same. Really sad these comments / mindsets represent our conference. I guess that is why the B1G is in such a sorry state right now. Really frustrating to think we are one of the wealthiest conferences in football and yet these comments / mindsets are representative.
Does that guarantee losses on the road or just establish a need for a road QB?
With the imminent demise/disappearance of the NCAA, I'm curious to know if conferences as we know them will even exist in the bold, new world. Sure, we have a Power 5 setup now, but for how long when bottom feeding teams simply catch a free financial ride from winning teams year after year? What's to stop the long-standing winning programs from each conference from simply forming their own legitimate conference/union/fiefdom and controlling the whole kit and kaboodle. I'm not sure I would be against OSU joining forces with premier schools to have a high quality league together (at least in football). At minimum, it would help ensure that legitimate performers are rewarded year in and year out while longstanding losers are not a drag on resources (and our time).
Couldn't have said it any better. Busy poor technique and a lack of concentration. JT has been putting it in the money today.
M Man - Yes, it's a strange phenomenon for sure. Being from Toledo, I always found the negativity strange as it always seems endemic to the general area. My dad actually cancelled our Toledo Blade subscription a number of times through my childhood out of sheer frustration for the general negativity and trolling the paper seemed to do about any productive/worthwhile topic, including at times our beloved Buckeyes. It took me moving to Columbus for school to learn what the term "homer" truly meant when referring to media outlets because the greater Toledo/Detroit media outlets seemed to offer quite the opposite. Wish I could put my finger on the origin for the phenomenon and how to change it because some positivity could go a long way up there!
Sweet, will do! :)
And thanks for the color on the seats. We sat in 10B last year and liked the angle, but not the occasional pole-blocking view of action at the south end zone. I figured 12C would still provide a nice angle and a good view given we are only 7 rows up. Having sat all the way up top once last season at a different game, I'm looking to stay closer to the field when possible. Hoping the fans in C deck will act like A-deckers given its a night game!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting! This is why I love 11W so much--great community and insights! My wife and I were planning to go and likely to scalp tickets for up to $500 for the pair. We just picked up face value tickets in 12C, row 7--not the best, but not bad--for a total of $238 for the pair. There are some additional ones out there as well for those still looking. Go Bucks!
Thanks for posting a link to Craig's statement. Always good to hear the other side of the story.
As a personal friend of Craig's since our college days, I can personally attest to him being a man of high character and extremely devoted to family. I am not aware of what took place at the practice in question, but I can assure you, he's a great man. While any of us are capable of losing our cool at any point in time, it would be surprising if the accuser here is being 100% truthful. Craig is consistently even tempered and cool under pressure (as plenty of footage from '02 would attest).
Couldn't agree more, but both were also seniors. Never underestimate the importance of senior leadership.