I live in Columbia, MO. Missouri's pass rush is ridiculous and their return game is good. That's where it begins and ends with this team. They struggle moving the chains and putting points on the board. Minnesota is just the right team to play Mizzou. They will run all over the Tigers and should be able to shut down their anemic offense.
+1 forever with that one.
The PAC 12 has six teams ranked.
Yeah, Samuel was the one who took his place on a kickoff late in the game. I remember assuming it was because of the fumbles. Funny thing is that Samuel's return was so much more decisive than Wilson's.
You had to suspect they were setting something up when they came out throwing all those short passes. Then, the running game started to come together and Thomas' big play... You could see the seams on Spartie's defense come undone. Great analysis. Man, that was fun.
I have a ton of anxiety leading up to this game, especially because I have a nine-hour drive ahead of me tomorrow to attend the game. This only intensifies it. I wish I were playing (and about 30 pounds of muscle bigger with a half-second subtracted from my 40 time and 20 years younger).
I'm going to the game as well. We booked a room in Marshall and plan on hitting Darkhorse brewpub before driving the final 45 minutes up to East Lansing. My wife's cousin went to MSU and suggested the following...
Hopcat is right up your alley-like 120 beers on tap-food is bar food but tasty, beggars banquet has tasty food and drinks and wine, peanut barrel has bomb long islands, and the strip mall on hagadorn has good pizza at pizza house, good sushi at sansu and good Indian at sindu... Depends on where you are staying. There's likely free parking nearby. You can leave a car and get around without one easily. Most cabs are $3 and will take you anywhere in the city limits for that rate. And the CATA bus system is cheap. Have fun watching your team get smashed in the mouth again
LULZ on that last comment.
How is Michigan State above Oregon? Oregon did beat them handily, correct?
Devin Smith 150 yds.
I get the argument that Waters is a bit of scapegoat, but this certainly clears up why the university needed a scapegoat.
Title IX is a necessary evil in leveling the playing field. It has opened a lot of doors for gender equality. We might not all agree with how it's being enforced in this instance, but Title IX does more good than harm.
Great analysis but even better reaction from 11W readers. Some of the stuff I've seen people post is pretty laughable. "Yes, you, you sitting on the couch in the #5 jersey could coach this team better than a two-time national champion." I so much prefer dialogue where we aren't bashing coaches and players blindly. Yes, Saturday sucked, but it doesn't mean you blow up the coaching staff and bench all the starters. Thanks, all and go Bucks!
Yeah, I think that's the biggest problem. A few programs will overcome this (Ohio State, Penn State), but not many have the atmosphere or the history of placing players in the NFL to attract talent that otherwise heads south. Does anyone really believe that Illinois or Purdue might haul in a top-20 class ever?
Yeah, 2006 was the beginning of the end for this conference. Sure, OSU/TTUN met as 1 and 2, but it's been all downhill from there.
I don't know. I do remember a time in high school when I missed a tackle (kinda like a drop, but on defense). Our senior captain told me he would rip my heart out of my chest if I missed another tackle. I didn't for the rest of the season.
Yeah, I'm excited to see where this team goes. It reminds me of 2004 when they broke in a ton of new starters and expectations had to be adjusted after a few setbacks. I don't know where this season will find them, but I like the outlook for next year with all this young talent getting experience.
Eh, it's different this time around. Those losses last year was due to a completely inept defense. Saturday's game saw the offense fail miserably, but they don't have experience right now in the right places. It will get better.
We just need to adjust our expectations a little. Sure, I was as frustrated as any other Buckeye fan, but they are breaking in a lot of new starters. This is a season to build toward next season. With Braxton out, it looks more like 2004 than 2006. They will get better.
That said, VT might not win the ACC, but they are a quality team. Even then, OSU could have won Saturday night.
JT - 100
I'm predicting 63-6 every week for the Buckeyes.
Desmond lost his status as an Ohian the day he signed with Michigan. He lost the chance to earn it back with "the pose." The man is dead to me.