F*ck omens. We have Bosa.
Another reason ESPN sucks:
I'm not sure if more sports channels will help things. The sheer volume of specialized sports channels is getting out of hand.
I'll be at the bar.
Teo rode that to almost winning the Heisman despite actually not being that great. The USC story didn't even make it 24 hours.
When it comes to pretending you're good despite actually sucking, no one can top Notre Dame.
If Sam did a kiss move every time he made a big play, then it would be fair to taunt him for it.
Since that's not what happened, this is just another example of someone trying to cause a controversy that doesn't exist.
When Urban first got the job, he called out Ryan Shazier for not playing well enough the previous year in the Michigan game. The game where he played with one leg.
Last year Braxton was throwing deep in the Orange Bowl even with a busted shoulder and ribs.
I'm skeptical that he's suddenly going to take things slow with star players.
I think people want Rod Smith to be great, but the evidence just hasn't shown it. Hopefully he can put it together, but even Dunn has shown more, and freshman speed isn't going to stay on the sideline.
Take it slow with the guy who got more carries than Smith last year?
Being a deep threat isn't so bad. Let's hope JT has a nice deep ball. It seems an underrated skill. Krenzel for example was great at it.
For the first time in a few years though, we have a lot of receivers to be excited about. Hopefully defenses won't be able to just key on a few guys.
No, they didn't get better when Braxton got hurt, but they could still be better than anyone they play. Tennessee won a championship when Tee Martin took over for Peyton Manning, and it wasn't because they upgraded at QB.
Then again, I'm old and can remember when the SEC had dominant defenses. For all you whippernsappers out there, it was a thing for a while.
You can't stand ESPN, but that's the only thing you watch?
Change the channel. Read a book. Go outside. Play a video game. Brush up on that grammar. Enjoy life instead of torturing yourself.
Barrettish will be a future poll option.
You're stating that a bit harshly, but I agree with the sentiment.
It's wild speculation to suggest keeping him in there made his shoulder worse, but it was the wrong call to have him throwing down field at the end. Why they kept going away from Hyde in the fourth quarter at crucial times is the greatest mystery of the 2013 season.
For all we know, JT could develop into a better QB than Braxton.
This sucks, no two ways about that, but the cupboard is far from bare. I still wouldn't trade rosters with any other team in the B1G.
Also, any stud QB we face has to deal with the best D Line in the game. All is not lost.
Even with JT as the QB, MSU is still the only game that concerns me.
There is plenty of time for him to learn before that game, or (hopefully) for Braxton to heal.
Yesterday was not a great day for QB's in Ohio.
Was Braxton throwing deep on the final (meaningful) drive against Clemson the worst in-game decision Urban has ever made? Consider the following:
- Braxton clearly had injuries to both his ribs and shoulder
- Kenny Guiton was widely considered the best backup QB in college football
- Carlos Hyde
At any rate, this team will still do damage. E + JT Barrett = O.
I love to revel in how bad they are right now, but I wouldn't judge them all by an internet forum. One of the nicest and most intelligent co-workers I ever had was a "Michigan Man". Great guy - I can forgive him for one mistake.
Remember that VTech has already lost two starting O-lineman for the year, and in recent years they've generally been a disappointment. Kansas State has a good program. I have no issue with them being ranked.
In other news, Notre Dame sucks.
So what you're saying is - the Clemson team that beat us wasn't any good.
Nice analysis. I hope WInston doesn't win the Heisman, but to say he isn't special is denial.
The thing I remember about the Alamo Bowl was how much harder the Bucks were hitting. It seemed like they were playing a high school team.
Unfortunately, OSU needed Troy to play that game, then carry into the next season as the starter. I think 2005 was the best of the Troy Smith teams, and that Texas and PSU would have been wins if he was the starter from day 1.
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The older I get, the more of a snob I am about beer. Craft beers are exploding in popularity for a simple reason - it's actually beer.
When I see people post something like "enjoying a cold one" and it's a pic of Bud Light or something, I can't help thinking "but that's not beer".
Who is in your 2?
Kern and Schlichter are a nice combo. Pryor vs T. Smith seems the better debate.
It's hard to think of many performers with his range, plus it's hard to pick what was best. His stand-up, comedic movie work, improv moments, dramatic acting... everything was top notch. He also looked like the kind of guy that, if push came to shove, could kick your ass. But instead, he was apparently one of the nicest, most giving people you'd ever meet. What an immense loss.