I don't think any intelligent observer thinks that there is a 31-0 gulf between OSU's program and Clemson's. On the contrary, Urb is recruiting at a higher level than Dabo. So nobody takes the final score as meaning OSU is not a serious NC contender. It's just one game.
What the hell is the "Big Lead"?
ESPN, trolling us again... does M. May have a vote in their poll... skews their poll.
He had a good year this year, especially toward the end.
I had to watch a 15 second ad to see a 38 second video of a guy running two yards?
The conclusion I reach is that there is a failure of game planning an opponent's defense since Herman left. Meyer needs to clean house, if he can find another Herman out there. Meyer needs to confront his offensive "gurus" and if he doesn't get answers and improvements, then he needs a few new coaches.
Do they really need a ROUND table when it's just the two of them. Wouldn't a coffee table work just as well?
"Clark turned, cut up field then dove for 12 yards " ... that's sick... think what a head start he'd have on Michael Phelps.
Their outside LB's are big but are they fast enough to keep up with Samuel when he catches a pass on the edge?
Who said that Walter White is dead? Ambiguous.
Wizard, I would like more specifics, please. Specific as to players and some examples of what you're seeing with individual plays. Also, I would like to know your reference points: are you looking at your DVR and if so, are you going frame by frame? And can you see the QB AND the receivers in the same screen shot?
They did this last year too.
They put the WRs on the line because it is quicker to get to the DBs to block them. But I agree that it is a giveaway that a run play is coming since the inside receiver is covered and therefore ineligible.
I guess the thinking is that the defense doesn't have the visual perspective to know that the inside receiver is on the line so it will not be a "tell". BUT, how difficult would it be for a coach on the sideline to notice it and yell to his players "Run, Run, Run" or another signal. If they are expecting the coach's signal, it would be a huge advantage. The modest advantage of having your inside receiver getting to the DB's quicker to block is totally trumped by this "tell".
Ann Landers... .er, and Landers.
Oh, and keeping the clock moving after a short gain was good for us.
Worst call against OSU: I think it was around 1994 at home against Illinois... they blocked a FG in the 4th quarter and started running with it to the endzone... as the Illinois player was falling he lateralled it... his knees were clearly on the ground before he tossed it and he lateralled it forward almost five yards... two egregious misses by a number of referees... The seven points that they didn't deserve wound up costing OSU the game.
IMHO, not a fumble... ball squirts out when he hits the ground.
Regarding the DB's, I think in about three years, Bell will still be there but not the others... the crew they're bringing in... SWEET!
All of this technology exists because coaches value one commodity nearly as much as information: time."
"Ask me for anything but time." -- Napoleon Bonaparte
Pridgeon will be battling with Prince.
Isn't that Jerry Sandusky?
What about Occam's razor?
The offense will be centered around JT. He needs to have WR's really step up their game. He can't win a Heisman just incessantly running the zone read no matter how good he is at it. I don't want him running it more than 5 times a game, please.
Just cut and paste the comments from the "OSU Finishes 4th in AP Poll" here.
I can't believe that premeditated "jumping" didn't get more play, especially nationally. Replay it slowly. Rather than leave the field, they circled Wilson and provoked him. Stay classy, Michigan