The pass defense is average...that is the obvious weakness. It seems to me that it is more about the coverage as opposed to the pass rush, our sack percentage is equal with Stanford but we have the same opponents average qb rating as bowling green does. Now over the last 3 games or so we have had a top 10-15 pass defense and the results showed up on the field.
Oregon has the toughest and fsu has the easiest imo.
Not really...Phil Knight and the nike money will never go away. I agree with you that things will tail off but that happens to every single program and even if things do eventually slow down they will still be a great program. Instead of competing for national titles you might see 9-3 or 10-2 seasons. The mass majority of the duck fanbase is largely people who were rooting for them before and they sold out autzen even in the pre Akili Smith days. Florida didn't have tradition, Miami didn't, Fsu pre bowden didn't, Wisconsin before Alvarez. Recruits don't care about tradition, to them tradition is what a team has done in the last couple of years. Do you really think that any college recruits care about what Michigan teams did in the 90's for example? Of course not.
Tradition is fairly overrated in cfb, Oregon's got a world class program.
I would like to see the Holiday Bowl reestablished. It is the only bowl on the list that has at least some significance, don't feel that strongly about it though.
Agreed, he is definitely a solid pickup and depth at receiver is always nice. I hope doesn't transfer if playing time doesn't come right away, like a couple of our florida receiver commits did.
Just my opinion but I think that competition is largely overrated when talking about high school talent. Many players end up being great while playing at largely unproven high school grounds, such as Alabama's big quarterback recruit being from Utah.
Our recruiting has been very regional thus far, what is very interesting is that our rival has been the opposite of us. In the last recruiting cycle it was the very opposite, I very much like this class so far.
First of all, neither of these were either coaches "best team". 2006 wasn't Urban best team nor was it Tressel's. Tressel's best team was 2002 and Urban's best team was either his last Utah team or the Florida team that beat Oklahoma. This at it's simplest is anti-tressel rhetoric, I firmly believe that Tressel would've won another national title and it is completely unfair to judge the two era's when comparing the two coaches. We don't know what Urban is going to do but we know what Tressel did. If at the end of the two coach regime's we decide to compare the two than that is fine but the idea of comparing the two when one just finished his first year is ludicrous. We all assumed that after the Tressel national title that there would be many more, he didn't win anymore.
I don't think that his draft stock would be that high as to warrant going pro. I could see him leaving if we win it all but other than that, I would say no.
I really wanted Harris but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. I do really like the idea of Trout being the "Shane Morris" type figure of the class though, who could potentially be an additional recruiter. It is very early and the class still looks very promising.
Does anyone know where I can see a replay of this?
The 2002 team, I honestly don't think that it is really close. We were severely underrated just because of the close games that we had but I think that team has a lot more talent than most people realize.
Now just don't sell them and we will be fine.
You lose all credibility when you compare rooting for nfl divisions versus a conference in college sports. There are recruits who might or might not want to play in a particular conference because of success, players in pro sports are drafted. I understand why some people might want to not pull for Michigan and I get that but it is much different than pro sports.
I won't be rooting for Michigan tonight but I won't be rooting against them either. I will be an observer watching a basketball game, at least that is how I will go into it. This conference really needs a national title but I can't go all michigan either.
I know but what it reminded me of is when we got a similar call against Iowa State. I am sure that many of these same people that thought that Michigan won because of the refs last night are the same people who were swearing at Charles Barkley for a similar situation.
They owned Syracuse for most of the night, I am not sure what the refs had to do with it.
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Definitely Bo Ryan.
Zone teams are usually destroyed by strong three point shooting teams and teams that like to get out and run. Syracuse is doomed.
It isn't about the standards though, fans can't dictate how good the teams are. It is about reality and comparing the football team to the basketball team is just dumb. Frankly it's unfair to the basketball team to hold them to the same standards as the football team.
We are one of the top athletic programs in the country but not one of the top basketball programs in the country. I could count on my hand how many football schools win basketball national titles.
Do you know why? This isn't a basketball school, it isn't our thing. We aren't a national program but a regional brand. Comparing our football team to our basketball team is lunacy. We don't have 100+ years of football tradition to demand the very best recruits, what Thad Matta does is incredible. Maybe you need to realize that as a brand and a program we aren't Kentucky.
All of those threes were taken when the game was tied. If we miss those shots who says that we don't win the game in ot.
Oh yeah like that big upset loss we had against kansas last year.