That was like watching the last year of your friend's failed marriage. Everything just so inevitable, yet unavoidable.
Helluva talent, but Gordon seems like a "pulled my hamstring" guy. Not a knock as it's a brutal game, but there's a toughness that's just not there.
Wow. I can't believe they're keeping McEvoy in there.
Mine is called the Arby's Mega Meat Stack... oh shit, here comes my wife. Nevermind.
Fournette looks like Derrick Green South
Is that what you call it?
Stave will come in next, regardless of the score.
How did Joe Bauserman get on the field to throw that ball?
Signs of life...
Wisky collapsing like an aged IKEA armoir.
Is it me, or was there a notable dearth of bullshit bravado/taunting/gamesmanship to this whole game? I have to figure that the Buckeye staff coached the kids to downplay the extracurricular stuff and Navy just does that, 'cause, well, they're Navy.
Whatever, if this is what it can look like, sign me up to watch.
How did our D from last year get on the field to not tackle that LSU player?
Ummm.... Jennings sucks.
I would love to see Andersen put Stave in and disrupt the LSU D rhythm. They seem to have figured out McEvoy.
Both teams look offensively challenged in major ways.
Not sure about us, but I don't think Bama will be there at the end, based on today (which, I know, is way, way too early). I haven't seen a team yet, including A&M (sorry, Kevin Sumlin has never won an important game) who looks like a lock for the Final Four.
FSU looks bored, even at 37-31. Not a good look for a defending champ. I'm not sure how good Okie State is, but I suspect 9-4, 8-5.
Playcalling. We need to call plays for a JT Barrett offense, not a Braxton Miller offense that JT is running. We looked much, much better in the second half when we mixed it up and threw on unconventional downs.
I hope that 11W fans follow Navy at least a little for the rest of the year and see how they can hang 35 points and run for 400+ yards pretty consistently. They really test DEs and LBs and putting Kwon out there, talented though he may be, could have been rough to watch.
UCLA struggled against a UVA team that was 2-10 last year. Bama is not exactly manhandling WVU right now (where the D in Dana Holgorsen is silent), Va Tech is only up on William & Freaking Mary 7-3 right now, and on and on. The first week can be a bitch.
Also, keep in mind that, though many will note that we struggled for a while today, many will just see the final score. We'll be fine.
Three biggest plays:
1. Lee scoops fumble (off great Bosa play) for TD.
2. Barrett bomb to Devin Smith.
3. Lee planting Reynolds. The Navy QB wasn't the same after that.
And actually talk to people, you know, besides people on TV.
Looked like a redshirt freshman on that play. Overall, though, I found a lot to like about the pace of our passing plays. There was a rhythm to the plays that isn't always there with Braxton.
Spot on. The cannibalism that is the SEC regular season schedule started last night and having two top-15 SEC teams at 0-1 after the first week would be pretty devastating for them and pretty magical for the B1G.
Amen. It's well-known how disruptive playing Navy mid-season can be to coaching staffs, who have to learn to defend that option in between pro-set and spread attacks. Those are the games that Navy runs for 350-400 yards.
Here's my two cents:
It's actually more difficult for guys like Devin Smith when the QB is not finding guys in the flank and for the intermediate gains. Witness the B1G championship game. When Brax when down field to Philly, Smith, and Spencer, it seemed like Sparty was completely ready for the deep pass. Blame that on Herman, Brax, or whoever, but consistent distribution and commitment to a diverse playbook (with our embarrassment of riches of playmakers) should do more for getting Devin open than his "shiftiness" and should keep alive his big-play ability.