There was never a doubt that OSU was in, but I think it is absolutely hilarious that the committee swapped Clemson and OSU based on Clemson squeaking by a very average VaTech team. But whatever, same game, it only changes who wears light or dark uniforms. I think OSU wins and covers whatever the spread is - looks like it opened at 3.5 and I think we settle in as a 3 to 5 point favorite. Go Bucks!
Regarding the Navy situation, they chose to play a game after the season has been completed. The bowl people should just slot them as if that game is not going to take place, or just assume they will not win it. It's ridiculous to allow this to impact other teams' preparation just because Navy wants to play Army after the season is over. Navy should be the one who is left out in the cold.
This sounds to me like the AD just wanted to make a change to a guy he liked better. Clearly no on field performance issues, no NCAA violations, and no medical protocol issues, just a "leadership direction" difference. And he basically gave a positive reference for Wilson for future employers. The AD had better hope this works out otherwise he is going to be under fire. Or not, it's still just IU football lol.
Absolutely they need to get rid of the stupid divisions. The only reason they were created was to have the CCG. Now that divisions are no longer a requirement for a CCG all conferences should do away with them. You could very easily set up a rotation where each team has 2 or even 3 annual rivals and still play every other team in the conference at least once every 3 years. I still think CCGs are dumb and pointless, but if this were the set up for this year then OSU would be playing PSU Saturday since we would be tied at the top with 1 conference loss each. That is also pointless since the 2 teams already played once this year.
My plan - get rid of divisions, start the season 1 week later, play all the rivalry games this weekend. You wanna bet that a game like OSU vs Michigan would weigh more than a game like, oh Clemson vs VT or Washington vs Colorado? Absolutely.
Hell, they don't even show up the HOME games. I went to the OSU game @Erector Set Stadium and there were easily 20,000 empty seats. If you can't fill your stadium when #2 OSU, whom you view as your "rival" you probably can't get more than 5k to go to Indy.
He clearly made it, and actually got an unfavorable spot. The entire top half of his body was beyond the 15, and only the nose of the ball needed to touch the 15. There is no controversy.
It's funny, but over the years this is remember as a much better "classic" game that it really was - the truth is that OSU dominated this game. Michigan was never in this game after halftime; they never possessed the ball in a position to tie or take the lead (i.e. they were always 2 scores behind when they had the ball) and their last score came on a VERY controversial PI call on 4th down. So they were down 12, had lost possession, and OSU was prepared to run out the clock. The fact that they scored a garbage TD on a bogus call has made the 1v2 game a bigger legend, but the reality was that OSU controlled this game for 75% of it and Michigan never had a legit chance at victory.
The crystal football still exists, and we have one from 2014 as well - it is the trophy for the coaches' poll title. I don't think it's sponsored anymore, and certainly not by Circuit City (which was so far superior to Best Buy and I wish they had been the one to survive that battle).
Of course they claim this, they want OSU to waste time practicing for a guy who is in a full body cast. I suspect this will have zero impact on OSU's preparation for the game. In other words "Nothing to see here!"
Lovie was a huge hire for Illinois, but it is going to take more than 1 (or 2) years for him to get things going over there. I don't think he will get them a B1G title, but he certainly can get them in contention for the B1G West in the next 3-4 years
Today was a total disaster for OSU but they somehow got the W. So this extends the streak to 12 seasons since OSU has lost consecutive games to a B1G team. And for all intents and purposes, extends it for 3 years since there is no way in hell PSU is going to win in Columbus next year.
Of course he went for 2. Today was their entire season. If they win, they make their season. It was the right call and if he hadn't gone for 2 he should have been questioned. Today's game was a complete and total disaster for OSU and he could have wrecked the entire season. They had 0% chance in OT so this was their only shot. It will hurt OSU in the polls this week, but next week will rectify that. Go Bucks!
I dunno. Remember the Tulsa game where it was sunny until right before halftime then armageddon weather came in? It wasn't until it started raining sideways with thunder and lightning that we scored a TD.
This feels kind of like the Minnesota game from a few years ago where we went up there and had to play in the coldest game in OSU history. I was VERY worried about those conditions, but the team found a way to win that one. They will find a way to get it done today too.
If KBD's injury is just a thigh bruise that would be a great outcome from what looked really bad.
Really? Loving was the planned option there? wtf?
I think we got a make up call there.
They lost most of their production from last year and they have a pretty tough schedule. They may sneak into the NIT, but this is pretty much the equivalent of a Penn State type team.
Parking is what pissed me off in the first place. I used to park in a C lot about a half mile away for free and walk. Once OSU sold the parking they charge 24x7 in every lot. Then they change lots over to $10 or $15 lots with no notice for some games. What a scam.
Nope. Providence is going to end the season sub .500. This is not a good showing at all for OSU.
I know, that's why I stopped. If I want to go to a B1G game I can buy a day of game ticket for $10. Makes no sense to spend $350 for the season when most games aren't going to be worth going to.
This is just maddening. Finally got he lead back up to 10 then we piss it away AGAIN!. At home. Pathetic. I am so glad I didn't renew my season tickets. I would go crazy having to sit this in the arena.
And again we go lazy. Give up a 3 and then 2 straight turnovers. That is not putting the game away, fellas. Stay aggressive. Passive play will not win.
Aggressive play is the key to winning games. I just don't understand why we have so many lapses, then all of a sudden remember "oh yeah we do better when we dictate the tempo". Now step on the gas and put this one away.
That's more like it!
Half of a Killa Kam back to back 3 square.
That was a great block by TT