I agree with you, and the OU win was definitely impressive. However, I'm pretty sure they gave up 800+ yards to Texas Tech, 700 of which were PASSING yards, so I'd caution using that sole performance as the barometer as to how we'll play in the playoff.
I get that successful assistants will always be in demand, but I wish we could be more like Alabama with the retention of our assistants. I believe their coaching continuity is a big reason for their sustained success. This getting a new DC/OC every couple of years is already getting old.
Normally I'd say hell yes, but weren't his defenses at Texas ABYSMAL?
My first though was "Oh no, SI curse"! But upon reflection, there are far more positive omens this season than negatives. To wit:
- Urban Meyer's 3 titles have all come in evenly-numbered years: 2006, 2008, 2014.
- The 2014 team had a ton of young, unknown starters that no one knew anything about, much like this year. The 2014 team also had two road wins against ranked teams in MSU and Minnesota, whereas 2016 has two road wins against ranked Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
- The 2014 team played the three Heisman finalists, including the winner, in its final three games of the season. The 2016 teams has already played three of this year's finalists and will actually play a fourth, Deshaun Watson, in the Fiesta Bowl.
I don't know about you guys, but I really like our chances...
I can only fantasize what it must be like to have that many elite WRs on an offense. Of course, we're not a "sling it all across the field" type of offense, so I realize the difference. But still, I wish we had a couple more guys who could reliably post 5-6 catches a game besides Curtis Samuel. We saw against Michigan that a good defense can scheme him out of a game for awhile, but against Clemson, we won't have the luxury of only putting up 17 points in regulation.
If we don't slide a TE or RB over there on most passing plays, I might scream.
What are Penn State's odds? They did win the B1G and ARE the better team, after all...
- Every PSU fan, ever