Loved the tribute to Deion as he high-stepped into the endzone.
Don't get caught drinking the Kool-Aid. Let's see these guys play a few snaps before we hail them as saviors.
Ideally this would be great, but there is too much money behind the pro football style of the SEC
Oh but to answer your question (sorry!) I agree that it will probably end up being a 3:30 kick.
Even though I groaned the loudest when the Big 10 announced the addition of Maryland, I have become a bigger and bigger fan of the move the more I've learned about the program. The whole "Oregon of the East" thing that Kevin Plank has going over there is great for the university, especially with Baltimore being a much better location than Eugene. I'm really looking forward to this one.
You are absolutely right and the other power conferences definitely have an uphill battle to fight here, however some conference-wide adjustments could be made to help dull the clear advantage the SEC has. One great policy would be to allow oversigning. Yes, I do believe the policy is stupid and shouldn't be allowed, but I think the same thing about nuclear weapons. If someone else does it, the B1G/ACC/Big 12 have to do it just to keep up. I'm not going to condone bagmen because of the NCAA but I'm sure other universities (USC) have set up similar situations. This article already addressed the money issue, and ESPN will swing to where the money is. It might take 10 years, but if these policies are implemented in the next couple of years there could potentially be a light at the end of the tunnel.
I know Urban choked with the playcalling last week, but he definitely made up for it today. Granted, we were playing Kent State, but when Kent State opened in that Bear Defense all I saw us run were flare screens, quick outs, quick ins, and options. We essentially dink and dunked them out of it. Good adjustments by the coaching staff.
Well with that outlook the B1G can only impress
Kent State honestly looked like a high school team against South Alabama.
I think even Purdue could cover that line on them.
On the contrary, Virginia Tech's schedule is even easier than ours. There toughest remaining games are at UNC and vs Miami. They easily could run the table and contend for the ACC title.
True. But it happens in college football and it happened here.
I still have faith in Urban. He choked against VT, but he will make the adjustments necessary to make up for the loss of Braxton Miller and the lack of an offensive line. It also helps that the Big Ten just straight up sucks this year.
Maybe running a couple flare screens could give our tailbacks some opportunities to make people miss in the open field AND relieve some of that pressure.
I still think we definitely have a shot at the East if Urban makes some changes with the playcalling (fingers crossed). The talent is there, the coaching is lagging behind. On Saturday, I saw maybe one attempted screen and zero Heuerman-over-the-middle passes that would have at least given us a shot of slowing down the VT pressure.
Of course, I have to stick with my original pick of Minnesota winning the B1G so...
I mean, to be fair, this is probably Rutgers and Maryland's best opportunity to win the B1G. Of course, when they do so, the entire world will say "look at how these outsiders dominated the B1G, further proof of its weakness" when aTm and Mizzou did the exact same thing in the SEC 2 years ago.
Of course, after this past weekend I don't think any of that matters anymore...
Them running the table can only make us look better, right?
Yeah JT has no athleticism, but it wasn't his fault that the playcalling forced him to face constant pressure the entire game. That being said, I would've loved to see Cardale come in and chuck one up to Heuerman on a seam route since VT had no safeties but oh well...
I thought Barrett made the best of what was abysmal play calling. Obviously he has no arm strength (even the first half bombs were underthrown) and his INTs were absolute ducks. However, there were multiple plays where he made something out of nothing with his legs and I appreciate the fact that he tried to make a play on those stupid seven step drop plays with tons of pressure and no O-line even if they ended up as interceptions.
Barrett's ceiling is low due to his limited athletic ability, but he can develop into a great AJ McCarron type if he could get some help from his receivers and playcaller. Thats my $.02 at least.
I dislike our alternate uniforms, so many other schools have so much cooler looking ones.
That being said, I'm all for it if it helps w/ recruiting
While reading this article I truly thought this was the mentality of the Ohio State fanbase and was starting to get really annoyed/depressed. I'm glad to see that the author is in the minority (no offense DJ) and the majority still love to cheer on their team.
I still get goosebumps watching that blocked field goal. It really was one of the greatest upsets in college football history.
^this legit made me spit up my water. Props
Thad definitely wins the sweat battle. He and Kevin Garnett look like they've taken showers before the game has even started.