I completely agree. If you look at the raw statistics, Minnesota has a respectable defense. Ironically, so does Michigan, they just can't score. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a lower scoring game on Saturday.
For all the talk about a young team stepping up yesterday night, you have to tip your hat to an offensive coaching staff that has been criticized for playcalling in the big games. It seemed like Herman took a step forward yesterday night as well.
Pat Narduzzi says "it seemed like they were one step ahead of us all day."— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) November 9, 2014
While they didn't play their best, they did have a few three and outs with some nice broken up passes. That's something we didn't really see last year.
Has anyone else noticed all the recent crystall balls that point Burrell to Penn State?
My point is that we can go on and compete for a national championship even without a top ten class. Alabama doesn't look like a top 10 team this year and they've pretty much had the top recruiting spot the last three or four years. It's not always a direct correlation.
This. Plus VT has had a number of injuries since they played us. I'm pretty sure they were on there 4th string RB yesterday.
They play Navy the week after FSU. That should be fun too.
Getting a top 5 class every year isn't everything, just ask Alabama...
Another week without Marcus Baugh listed as a TE, did I miss something?
It's not like we've played any amazing D's since the disaster with VT and fans have short memories. I'll reserve judgment until after the MSU game.
Exactly. I'm just imagining a scenario, where OSU wins out, and Navy and VT go on to have impressive seasons. A long shot maybe, but not impossible.
I wouldn't disagree about MSU over OSU. I just thought it was helpful to be reminded that one loss shouldn't matter as much in the new system. Imagine if Navy could pull an upset over Notre Dame or VT runs the tables to the ACC championship game. At the end of the season we won't be talking about what teams were ranked or not ranked in September.
You would think that they would have installed some higher percentage plays for man coverage after dealing with MSU last year. Third times a charm I guess.
Actually, it’s a compliment to what we’ve done here in the past in the run game, the way people are lining up against us right now.
I'm not sure it's a complement at this point. Good defenses will load the box against us because we haven't really proven in the UFM era that we can beat anyone through the air. I hope they can think outside the box a little when we face MSU again or the results will be similar to last year.
Sounds like our own version of the triple option.
The only thing that would have made me feel better about that game is if the defense didn't give up 390 yards of total offense.
I'm a little conflicted, I'd think maybe one or two spots. I know Navy is an exception to most offenses, but we did let them put up 390 total yards on us. I guess we won't really know if that's good until they play Notre Dame.
A little more context on the Northwest Ohio water issue. Toledo provides water for over 500,000 people. News of the "Do Not Drink" broke around 3AM on Sat. By 7AM there was no bottled water available anywhere in Toledo. By 10AM, bottle water was gone from cities within a 1 hour radius.
Hold up. Torrance Gibson is thinking about visiting?
You said one of the three characteristics you were looking for in a college program was the opportunity to win a national championship. Do you like Ohio State's chances next year? Any thoughts on the state of the 2015 class towards achieving this goal?
One of the best names ever.
Your commitment broke the "drought" so to speak. Can you talk about any of the conversations you were having with the coaching staff at the time? Did the lack of commitments factor in to your decision to commit when you did?