Holy crap, I never even considered Penn State playing in the Big Ten Championship. If that happens, I think I will take a hiatus from college football. There is no way James Franklin can steer his team through 6 straight wins though
A one loss big ten champ is getting in almost no matter what. Especially with our strength of schedule and we would still have 3-4 top 15 wins. MU losing to MSU would dent our possible resume, but not break it
I assume you mean on punt returns? Wilson has been pretty reliable as a wide receiver. But I agree he is becoming scary back there at PR
Sports fans (especially Ohio State) are the most easily influenced group of people out there. If it were up to some people on here, Joe Burrow would be starting versus Northwestern handing the ball off to Demario McCall and throwing to Austin Mack and Benjamin Victor.
My point was that just because the team doesn't look great right now, doesn't mean they won't be a completely different team by the end of the year. Your memory of Zeke/Smith/Thomas seems a skewed because it took them awhile to grow into their roles. Through 7 games Zeke had 640 yards rushing (Weber has 683), Smith had 13 catches for 353 and 7 touchdowns (Brown has 19 for 258 and 6 TD's) and Mike Thomas had 22 catches for 380 yards (Dontre has 18 for 248). You could be right, but I would bet on this team being much better by the end of the year
The great thing about Urban Meyer teams is that they always get better throughout the year. 2014 was not a good regular season and I remember thinking "This isn't a top 10 team", but the team came together when it counted the most and dealt with the same problems we are seeing this year (offensive line issues/wide receiver production). I think this team has all the pieces to be great, they just have to learn how to put it all together
I don't have as big of an issue with the play calling this year as I have in the years past. To me, this year seems more of bad execution of the plays being called rather than bad play calls. I'm sure it makes it difficult to get in a flow with play calling when your offensive line doesn't block anybody and your receivers can't get open. There have been several great play calls so far this year that our wide receivers just can't finish the play. (I think even without that PI on James Clark, the ball would have still hit him in the facemask)
I found an AM station last week, but I can't remember what it was. I had to search through dozens of fuzzy NPR to find it
This Blue jays team is extremely unlikeable, so it would be great to see them get shut down after saying how they were so intimidating. It's also fun seeing Bautista go up to the plate every time and shake his head at the ump after every at bat. Someone needs to make a GIF of him slamming into the wall the other night lol
He is a RS sophomore
I agree with Jose Ramirez for season MVP. He seemed to always be there when they needed a big hit
I can totally understand this. When I am used to watching the game with people that have a certain level of knowledge about Ohio State or sports in general, it makes it very hard to enjoy watching it with someone that doesn't really know or care much about it. You either have to be the guy screaming at the tv while the rest of the family stares at you, or hide your usual emotions so you don't look crazy lol
Worley on Barkley - "I haven't really watched much film on him."
Tim May's follow up question - "What makes him so special of a running back?"
Why would you ask a follow up question when he just said he hasn't watched much film on him lol
Im pretty sure Dabo has an entire book full of quotes and phrases he saves for when the camera is on him. He is like a baseball announcer that has obviously been waiting to use a certain line for the biggest moment and it just sounds cheesy and staged
I was also thinking this. Assuming both teams are undefeated, the loser of the game would only have 1 loss to a top 3 opponent which if you look back the previous two years, no team has even been close to being left out with that kind of record. It would all depend on the competiveness of the game because obviously if one team wins by 30, the other team isn't getting in, but I think if it's a good game like we are expecting, both teams should have a decent shot. It would be interesting to see how the committee would handle this because they wouldn't be a conference champ, but both teams have a top 5 strength of schedule so it wouldn't really make sense to leave one out.
Tom in Napoleon: Is there ever a time where you would ever envision all college football games being played at night?
Such an odd question. Not only would it be impossible, but why would anybody want this?
Bowling Green - Offense 101st - Defense 125th
Tulsa - Offense 30 - Defense 57th
Okalahoma - Offense 11th - Defense 89th
Rutgers - Offense 128th (Last) Defense 104th
Indiana - Offense 39th - Defense 49th
Ranked offenses Wisconsin has faced so far this year:
LSU - 79th
Akron - 68th
Georgia State - 124th
Michigan State - 102nd
Mighigan - 35th
I just saw that Wisconsin's offense is ranked 106th in the nation, right behind freaking Connecticut. They have played some good teams and they are never really known for being explosive, but that seemed surprisingly low. They have almost 200 yards per game less than Ohio state
To even further your analogy: Instead of trying to invent a new version of the sledgehammer, we just make sure that our sledge is made from the finest hickory and solid Valyrian steel paired with an impeccable swinging technique. Therefore our high quality, simple sledgehammer gets the job done better than the opponents cheaply made sledgehammer with bells and whistles and valves and turbo boosters
I understand what you're saying, but its hard to complain with a national championship in your pocket and a 30-2 record within those two years. I would actually take it as a compliment if a coach says my offense is simple after we are beating teams by 50+ points
He also said it so casually that I believe he was talking about Corey Brown instead of Noah. Beau isn't someone that is going to drop a rumor like that to act like he has an inside scoop that he can't share. I think it was just a commentary mistake
Even though I think that some of these quotes are taken out of context, I think it's incredibly stupid for them to say anything close to this. As much as people want to downplay the "Basic" comments before the Oklahoma game, you could tell that it added motivation to the defense from the way the acted after the game. I'll be looking forward to seeing Noah Brown snag a few touchdowns over this guy.