Agreed. They THRIVED off adversity.
Looking back, as stacked as the Bucks were, no team that year, or perhaps ever, was better than the '95 Nebraska squad. Certainly the most dominant college football team these eyes have seen. They won it all the year before too.
I cut the cord, wish I had done it a long time ago
Don't get me wrong, I've always enjoyed a good nooner, but count me as one who would prefer The Game start at 3:30 or later.
Urban Meyer >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Larry Coker
1995 Nebraska is a class of its own. No other team really compares. They DESTROYED teams, with an average margin of victory over 38ppg, including a 31ppg margin of victory over top 10 opponents. They never trailed after the second quarter of any game.
Four victories over top 10 team during the season, as well as four victories over teams that finished the season in the top ten.
They averaged 400ypg. Rushing.
Their closest game was a 14 point win, do to giving up some garbage time points only. Against a top 10 opponent.
Oh, and they prison raped an undefeated SEC team in Steve Spurrier's Florida, 62-24. Nebraska racked up 524 rushing in the "contest," as they cemented their claim as the greatest college football team of all time.
I have used many of Meathead's recipes, including his Big Bad Beef Rub on briskets. While excellent, I prefer a straight Dalmatian rub of 50% kosher salt and 50% course ground black pepper. Sometimes I'll even inject with Butcher's or Kosmo, but for the most part I keep the seasonings pretty vanilla.
For the last several years, I've gotten most of my packers from Costco. The newer Easton location usually carries US Prime grade whole packer briskets, at prices that are simply unbeatable. Starting with a top shelf piece of meat should not be underestimated.
A good whole packer brisket will resemble a meteorite when pulled out of the smoker. You don't usually find whole packer briskets at GE or Kroger. A whole one has two muscles, the flat and the point, which are very different. Most grocery stores only sell the flat portion. The point is more moist and tender, and is what burnt ends are made from.
+1 for chunks.
Also, I used to foil(wrap) pretty much everything. Not any longer. I get better results w/o foiling, but YMMV.
Generally, after every couple of cooks, depends what I'm smoking. There's well over 24hrs of burn time on 1 firebox load of charcoal & wood chunks.(assuming a 225F to 250F cook) Being insulated, it doesn't burn a ton of fuel.
No, mine is not gravity fed.
A controller reads temp info from a thermocouple in the smoking chamber, and turns on/shuts off a fan on the air intake of the charcoal firebox to maintain temp.
Great unit, as well.
I prefer using charcoal myself. An insulated cabinet smoker, with a thermostatic-controlled draft, will hold temp every bit as steady as an electric smoker. A set up like this is truly fire and forget. Of course, its also a heck of a lot more expensive.
You should be excited! Every cooker has its own peculiarities and learning them is part of the fun.
Results like this make all the effort rewarding and then some.
Allow me to echo this sentiment.
I have a insulated charcoal-fueled chest smoker + thermostatic-controlled draft. It can burn over 24hrs unattended while holding a rock solid stable temp + smoke, more accurately than most kitchen ovens. Of course, its a more expensive setup than need be, but this pitmaster sleeps well at night knowing the briskets will turn out perfect w/o any input necessary for me.
Masterbuilt is a great option though, especially with the bang-for-your-buck factor taken into consideration. BBQ is a great hobby, don't be afraid to try different recipes and techniques. Weber's are nice and one can turn out some great Q on them, but with your new rig, your game just got kicked up a notch.
Not that I'd trade Urban for Tress, but Tress was awesome and Buckeye Nation was extremely fortunate to have him. Not only did he turn The Game around, he sucked the soul out of the program we call TTUN. As an OSU student during the Cooper years, seeing Ohio State go 9-1 vs TTUN(while they went into the shitter after 2006), winning a title, playing for two others, BCS bowls galore, including multiple BCS bowl victories, and numerous B1G titles ...... I will forever love The Vest.
His tenure began the Golden Age of Ohio State Football we currently find ourselves in.
'86 version of The Game. The Shoe was LOUD and Hairball kept whining about crowd noise to the officials. Several delay of game penalties were enforced against Ohio State do to crowd noise.
1995 Notre Dame was the loudest I've heard the Shoe.
Got a Carolina Reaper this year growing next to my Ghost on the same planter. So far, the Reaper growing MUCH faster. Its like 3X bigger at this point.
If you aggregate the three, "Ohio State QB" is No. 2 on this list.