Well if middling teams from the Big-12, Texas A&M and Missouri, can join the SEC and turn into top teams I have no doubt tOSU would do just fine.
Looks sweet. Thanks.
Early in the MSU game, they repeatedly failed to convert on 3rd and 1 with Braxton. Hyde falls for 2 yards almost every time he touches the ball. Not to mention not even having Hyde on the field on crucial short yardage downs. Or having him split wide. He was as good a lead blocker as he was a runner, yet he was removed from making an impact. This is where Herm/Meyer outsmarted themselves.
So we should all change our avatars to the Bama A and tweet at recruits in hopes that the NCAA will sanction Bama. Because there's no way the NCAA would be able to prove that it was Auburn's fans that did it.
Welcome to the digital age.
I would prefer they play as tough of a non-conference schedule as possible. Unlike football losing games early isn't going to prevent you from winning the NCAA Tournament. Playing tough teams, especially on the road, however changes everyone's perception about the team and the program. Maybe the Schott would sell out a bit more by playing big name teams instead of the cupcakes.
My worry here is that Fickell becomes the only DC. Yikes.
"If All-American Ryan Shazier is removed from the equation, Ohio State is ordinary at best."
They were ordinary with Shazier. Remove him and they would be bad at best.
Now if only his coaching could inspire me the same way.
High school? Maybe.
That Meyer team that made paste of Tressel's had a defense that stifled one of the best offenses that year.
This year's defense can't stifle a cough.
That said it only has to be good enough. Hyde, Miller, and the O-Line will do the rest.
What's keeping him from playing is that Meyer made the decision to red shirt him.
Meyer said he's being red-shirted.
Let's switch to the Saban scheme. If it plays for the offense, kill it.
3 and out would keep the defense off the field. I'd rather see how many times they accomplished that. The offense would be a lot more prolific if it had more possessions. Bigger leads would allowed for second string guys to get more playing time.
Fickell is a great recruiter by all accounts, but I'm not a fan of his coaching.
Cooper ruined our guts. More profound words have never been spoken.
How Stanford is a top 10 team with 2 losses to unranked opponents is just mind boggling. Sparty should be ranked ahead of them at a minimum. I'd argue the Badgers loss to the Bucks and getting robbed by the refs puts them ahead of the Cardinal as well.
Just saw mostly cloudy, upper 30s, 10% chance of precip. with gusty winds up to 21 mph.
Sounds like Hyde, Hyde, and more Hyde. Bad news for Indiana's defense, and offense for that matter.
What would Urban do in this situation? Would Jameis sit even without formal charges?
Where do you think the majority of voters get their information? ESPN highlights, game day, post game shows, articles, the game announcers. They drive the narrative.
Florida started it and LSU secured it.
I probably already know the answer to this, but why do these teams get a pass for their miserable BCS bowl records? Oklahoma got clowned by Florida in the '08 championship. The so called "bell cows" of the ACC are disgraceful.
Oklahoma 3-5 .375
Florida State 2-5 .286
Virginia Tech 1-5 .167
I get that the O-Line makes this offense go, but Hyde has been stopped for a negative gain just 1 time. He's been hit in the backfield or at the line of scrimmage a lot. For every gaping hole the O-Line has provided there's Hyde punishing and dragging guys for 10 yard rips. Still going with Hyde.
Hyde. Without him, we may have 2 losses.
Is that you Herbie? You're not fooling anyone you know.
The B1G is 12-14 against BCS opponents. The ACC is 3-13.
Somehow the weak ACC argument doesn't apply here.
I forgot about Dunn. He should certainly be in the mix. I think it comes down to Dunn and Elliot.